Classical Greece
6 Days

ITINERARY

6 Days: Athens, Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi

Tour Overview:

Starting and ending in Athens, you will visit Classic Greece in 6 days. In Athens, visit the Acropolis and relax in the picturesque Plaka area. The tour travels towards Peloponnese with visits to Epidaurus and Mycenae. Visit the home of the original Olympic Games in Olympia and then continue to what was at one time, the most sacred spot in the world, Delphi.


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)

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 be take the road back to Athens.


Day 06 – 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 08 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Jan 10 - Jan 15 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Jan 17 - Jan 22 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Jan 24 - Jan 29 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Jan 31 - Feb 05 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Feb 07 - Feb 12 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Feb 14 - Feb 19 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Feb 21 - Feb 26 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Feb 28 - Mar 04 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Mar 06 - Mar 11 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Mar 13 - Mar 18 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Mar 20 - Mar 25 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Mar 27 - Apr 01 CAD 2,290 CAD 1,505 CAD 1,350
Apr 03 - Apr 08 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Apr 10 - Apr 15 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Apr 17 - Apr 22 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Apr 24 - Apr 29 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
May 01 - May 06 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
May 08 - May 13 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
May 15 -May 20 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
May 22 - May 27 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
May 29 - Jun 03 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jun 05 - Jun 10 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jun 12 - Jun 17 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jun 19 - Jun 24 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jun 26 - Jul 01 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jul 03 - Jul 08 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jul 10 - Jul 15 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Jul 17 - Jul 22 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Jul 24 - Jul 29 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Jul 31 - Aug 05 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Aug 07 - Aug 12 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Aug 14 - Aug 19 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Aug 21 - Aug 26 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Aug 28 - Sep 02 CAD 2,620 CAD 1,740 CAD 1,590
Sep 04 - Sep 09 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Sep 11 - Sep 16 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Sep 18 - Sep 23 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Sep 25 - Sep 30 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Oct 02 - Oct 07 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Oct 09 - Oct 14 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Oct 16 - Oct 21 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Oct 23 - Oct 28 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
Oct 30 - Nov 04 CAD 2,705 CAD 1,775 CAD 1,625
November to March: Every Saturday and Sunday. Tour will not be operated on 23/12, 24/12, 30/12, 31/12, 23/03, & 24/03.
Additional departures on 01/01 & 25/03.
April to October: Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday until 27/10. Tour will not be operated on 01/04, 08/04, 13/04, 27/04,
28/04, 29/04, 03/05, 04/05, & 05/05.
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:

  • Accommodation on BB, 3 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)
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services

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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