Classical Greece

 

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Athens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delphi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meteora

 

 
   

Classical Greece

 

Classical Greece

 

9 Days /8 Nights
1 night Transatlantic Flight,

4 nights Athens, 1 night Olympia, 1 night Delphi, 1 Night Meteora
8 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners

 

Day 1: DEPARTURE CITY - ATHENS

Overnight flight to Athens.
 

Day 2: ATHENS

Upon arrival at Athens airport we transfer to our centrally located Hotel. Due to the long and tiring Transatlantic flight, spend the rest of the day to rest. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel

 

Day 3: ATHENS

After breakfast we will meet our tour guide and we will embark on a half-day walking tour of Athens. You will see the House of the Greek parliament then, walking through the Syntagma Square to a Byzantine church with a short visit (either Sotira of Lycodimos or the Kottakis Church) Walking through Plaka, the old town of Athens, you will visit Lysicrates monument and Hadrian's Arch. Afterwards, a ten-minute walk up the beautiful pedestrian walkway will bring you to the Acropolis with its spectacular views over the city below. Your guide will give a detailed explanation of the history of the glorious monuments of Acropolis its surrounding monuments and sites. Take a deserved rest and in the afternoon join your tour director on a visit through Athens. See three impressive Neo-Greek buildings; the Library, Academia and the University, as well as Cathedral of St. Denis, the main Catholic Church of Athens as well as the Henry Schliemann house and the newly discovered tombs in Syntagma Square. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 4: ATHENS - MYCENAE - EPIDAURUS - OLYMPIA

After breakfast we will drive to the Corinth Canal for a short stop. Continue onwards to Epidaurus for a visit to the theatre and archaeological site and then to Nafplion. After a brief stop we will drive to Mycenae to visit the archaeological site and then depart for Olympia, passing through the central Peloponnese cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Evening arrival in Olympia. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 5: OLYMPIA - NAFPAKTOS - DELPHI

Breakfast. In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. We drive via Patras to Rion where we will cross the newly built cable bridge to Antirion on the mainland of Greece. We continue through Nafpaktos to Delphi. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 6: DELPHI - KALAMBAKA (METEORA)

After breakfast we will visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Later on we depart for Kalambaka, driving through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Afternoon arrival in Kalambaka. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 7: KALAMBAKA (METEORA) - THERMOPYLAE- ATHENS

Breakfast. Today we visit the breathtaking Meteora. In the early afternoon we will drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae and Kamena Vourla. Early evening arrival in Athens. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 8: ATHENS

Breakfast. Enjoy a full-day Saronic Gulf Cruise, where you will visit the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina. A late afternoon return to Athens for some late shopping on Monastiraki or Plaka. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 9: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

   

   

 

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare

  • 7 nights in centrally located hotels

  • 7 European buffet breakfasts

  • 7 dinners (3 courses / 2 choices)

  • 1 Cruise of Saronic Gulf

  • Tours of Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

  • Entrances to: according to itinerary

  • All transfers and transportation as per program

  • Tuscany Academy Tour Director

Tour Does Not Include

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Gratuities and Tips

  • Items of personal natures, phone calls, laundry

  • Anything that is not mentioned in "Tour Includes"

 

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