Tailor Made Tour  - Classical Greece

Tailor Made Tour  - Classical Greece

Prices from £1,560 per person

   

Classical Greece and Special Tailor Made Tour - private for your party (or couples).  

DAY 1 :  Arrival

  Arrival at Athens International Airport, meet and transfer privately to your hotel for check in. Remaining of your day at leisure for a first taste of Athens. Discover yourself  Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district a visitor may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago or enjoy your shopping at Kolonaki or Ermou and Voukourestiou streets. Stay overnight at your hotel in Athens.

DAY 2  : Athens sightseeing Tour:  

Breakfast in hotel. Morning city tour of Athens with sightseeing and visit of Acropolis and its museum,  including a panoramic tour of the city and a visit to Acropolis Archeological site. Our expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament (ex. Royal Palace), the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House, the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University and the National library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul s Church, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and will have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

On the Acropolis visit, you will explore the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind” and the famous Parthenon.

Return to your hotel and remaining of your day at leisure. In the evening participation in Athens By Night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center and at the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photo of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow streets of Plaka, the old city, finally will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Overnight at your hotel in Athens 
 

DAY 3  :  Epidaurus – Mycenae – Olympia

After breakfast depart from Athens and start your 4-day classical tour. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics.  Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop) and through the plain of Argos arrive to Myceane and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon (optional stop for souvenirs) depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. 
 

DAY 4 : Olympia - Delphi 

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.  Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia, short stop in Patras town and afterwards cross the magnificent bridge of Corinthian Bay driving from Rion to Antirion.  Pass by the picturesque town of Nafpactos, along the coastal road arrive in Delphi- known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight stay in Delphi.

DAY 5   : Delphi – Kalambaka

After breakfast visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi, one of the most important museums in Greece. Depart for Kalambaka via Central Greece (short stop by Lamia). Kalambaka is a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic grey rocks crowned by the Meteora Monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka.

DAY 6 :   Meteora Monasteries – Athens

Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Return to Athens via towns of Trikala and Lamia and passing the heroic monument of Leonidas of Sparta at Thermopylae. Arrive in Athens early in the evening and overnight.

 

DAY 7   :  One Day Cruise to Saronic Islands

Our first stop is the picturesque island of Hydra. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim. Embarkation and sail for Poros, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros town. The lunch will be served during the voyage. Time will flow quickly… And after a 2 hour trip we shall arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aigina. Optional excursion to the fine preserved Temple of Aphaia Athena. Overnight at hotel in Athens.

DAY 8 :  Return journey

After breakfast, depart at indicated time for Athens International Airport for your return flight.

Athens 

Athens is quite simply one of those cities which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an iconic world city at the heart of Western civilisation.

Athens features in many of our cruise and tailor-made programmes on the preceding pages. It can also be visited as a stand-alone city break. Remember the holidays and prices in this website are given for guidance only. If you don’t see the holiday of your choice, we will be happy to provide you with a personalised quotation.

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Delphi

Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It's the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found among the ruins.
 

Mycenae and Epidaurus

Mycenae is the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer.
Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage-listed ancient theater and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios.

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Classical Greece Private Tour£1,560£1,612£1,560

Price Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in Athens with private facilities on BB basis
  • 4 days/3 nights tour to Classical Greece on HB basis. The tour is on regular basis and bilingual English, including all entrance fees. 
  • Arrival and departure transfers by private car.
  • Athens city tour, visiting Acropolis and the Acropolis museum including entrance fees to Acropolis site and the museum. The city tour is on regular basis (SIC) and bilingual English.
  • One day cruise to Saronic Islands, visiting Hydra, Poros and Aegina including lunch on board.
  • Athens By Night with dinner in a local tavern

Flights info: 
Flights are included in above prices, however price subject to change depending on flight departure airports and flight timings. We can book any flight from any airport on request. Once you book flights with us, we will issue ATOL certificate for all packages including flights and you will be protected financially for any airline failures.  

 

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