7D/6N CLASSICAL GREECE
From SGD 1258
Your Greece Tour will give you the essence of everything Greek! You start your journey in Athens and your itinerary will cover some of the most iconic spots in Greece. In Athens you will be transported back in history by 5th-century BC landmarks like Acropolis. Before we move to the next leg of your tour in Olympia, we will visit the ancient theatre of Epidavrus and the tomb of Agnemammon. After a fulfilling city tour of Olympia, we spend the night at Delphi. Your journey will also have you exploring Delphi and Kalambaka before exploring the monasteries of Meteora! These monasteries are some of the most breathtaking sites of Greece atop hills and will leave you amazed at their beauty! Your classic Greece journey ends with some shopping at Athens before you depart.
Day 01: Arrival in Athens
Welcome to Greece! Our driver will be waiting for you to greed you at the airport of Athens at your arrival. You will be driven to the hotel in Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the Modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
Rest of the day at leisure to check in and relax. Overnight at hotel in Athens
Day 02: Athens City Tour
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. Today, pick up for the Organized Athens Sightseeing. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. In the afternoon, pick up for your tour to Sounion. Depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, exporing Attica beyond Athens.
Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kms) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Keal and the Peloponesse on a clear day.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens (B)
Day 03: Athens – Olympia
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. Depart for the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidavrus and visit the ancient theatre. Proceed to Nafplia (short stop) and through the plain of Argos arrive to Mycenae. Visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon depart for Olympia and overnight. (B/D)
Day 04: Olympia – Delphi
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Olympia. Visit the archaeological site of Olympia with the Temple of Zeus, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the Museum. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel on the “state of the art” new suspended bridge (short stop). In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight in Delphi. (B/D)
Day 05: Delphi – Kalambaka
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Delphi. Visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka via Central Greece and overnight. (B/D)
Day 06: Kalambaka – Athens
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Kalambaka. Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora to visit Monasteries built on top of rock towers and providing fantastic views over the plain. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece, and one of the country’s most unique attractions. By your return, you may visit optional a factory of Byzantine style icons. Return to Athens with stopping at the heroic monument of Leonidas, King of Sparta in Thermopylae. Overnight in Athens. (B)
Day 07: Departure
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens (B).
Pick up for transfer to the airport of Athens to reach your flight home.
- 3 Nights Accommodation at a hotel in Athens in a standard room with breakfast
- All transfers in Athens by private vehicle
- Organized 4 Days/3 Nights Classical tour with Meteora with breakfast and dinner (SIC) – Every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
- Organized Half Day Athens City tour with the New Acropolis Museum (SIC)
- Organized Cape Sounion tour in the afternoon on complimentary basis (SIC)
- Entrance fees
- All taxes and service
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- All prices are per person on sharing basis
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions