Aspects of Greece
7 Days

ITINERARY

7 Days: Athens, Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi,Aegina, Poros, Hydra

Tour Overview:

This tour starts in Athens with a panoramic tour of the historic landmarks of the city.Next, a guided visit to the Acropolis to see the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and more. Stops will be made in Peloponneseto see the Corinth canal, Nafplion, and Mycenae. Experience the wonders of the Ancient Olympia Complex, where the original Olympic Games were held. Delphi is up next for a day full of admiring the amazing sights and learn the history. For the last full day, the tour will transfer to the port of Trokadero for a day cruise to the islands of the Saronic gulf – a day full of adventures that are one of a kind!


Day 01 – Arrival / Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


Day 02 – City tour / Athens. (B)

The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.


Day 03 – Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia. (B,D)

After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.


Day 04 – Olympia / Delphi. (B,D)

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.


Day 05 – Delphi / Athens. (B,D)

Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will take the road back to Athens. Overnight in Athens.


Day 06 – Day cruise to Aegina, Poros & Hydra / Athens. (B,L)

Early breakfast this morning and we transfer to the port of Trokadero for a day cruise to the islands of the Saronic gulf. Our first port of call will be Hydra. A picturesque little “vehicle free” island, well-known to the international jet-set. Take a donkey ride, explore the little cobble-stoned streets and visit the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, we will be visiting the island of Poros with it clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last will be a visit to Aegina, a weekend retreat island for many Athenians. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or take an optional visit to the temple of Afea. Before leaving make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. During cruising, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances! Return transfer to our hotel.


Day 07 – Departure. (B)

Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Daily Departure Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Trp Occ
Jan 03 - Jan 09 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Jan 10 - Jan 16 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Jan 17 - Jan 23 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Jan 24 - Jan 30 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Jan 31 - Feb 06 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Feb 07 - Feb 13 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Feb 14 - Feb 20 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Feb 21 - Feb 27 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Feb 28 - Mar 05 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Mar 06 -Mar 12 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Mar 13 - Mar 19 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Mar 20 - Mar 26 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Mar 27 - Apr 02 CAD 2,790 CAD 1,890 CAD 1,700
Apr 03 - Apr 09 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Apr 10 - Apr 16 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Apr 17 - Apr 23 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Apr 24 - Apr 30 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
May 01 - May 07 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
May 08 - May 14 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
May 15 - May 21 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
May 22 - May 28 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
May 29 - Jun 04 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jun 05 - Jun 11 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jun 12- Jun 18 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jun 19 - Jun 25 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jun 26 - Jul 02 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jul 03 - Jul 09 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jul 10 - Jul 16 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Jul 17 - Jul 23 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Jul 24 - Jul 30 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Jul 31 - Aug 06 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Aug 07 - Aug 13 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Aug 14 - Aug 20 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Aug 21 - Aug 27 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Aug 28 - Sep 03 CAD 3,190 CAD 2,155 CAD 1,975
Sep 04 - Sep 10 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Sep 11 - Sep 17 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Sep 18 - Sep 24 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Sep 25 - Oct 01 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Oct 02 - Oct 08 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Oct 09 - Oct 15 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Oct 16 - Oct 22 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Oct 23 - Oct 29 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
Oct 30 - Nov 05 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,215 CAD 2,025
November and March: Every Saturday and Sunday. Tour will not be operated on 23/12, 24/12, 30/12, 23/03.Additional departures on
27/12, 01/01, 02/01, 25/03, 26/03.
April to October: Daily except Tuesday until 29/10. Tour will not be operated on 01/04. 08/04, 26/04, 27/04, 28/04, 29/04,
01/05, 02/05, & 28/10.
Accommodations:
Athens
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Olympia
Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa Or Similar
Delphi
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia Or Similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights:

  • Accommodation on BB, 4 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 3-day classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • The day cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra, including transfers and lunch on board.
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, the day of arrival by an English speaking representative

Exclusions:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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