4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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Step back in time on this 4-day Classical Greece tour from Athens, seeing all the top attractions that date back to this fascinating era. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – four of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora.
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  • Min price: $598.93
  • Departure Point: Selected Athens centrally located hotels or meeting point near Syntagma Square

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  • 4-Day trip to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora with accommodation in a first class hotel
$598.93 Book now
  • 4-Day trip to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora with accommodation in a tourist class hotel
$598.93 Book now
  • Good for:
    • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
    • Multi-Day Trip
    • All-inclusive tour
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Operates: April to OctoberMonday, Tuesday, Saturday and selected ThursdaysNovember to MarchMonday Special departure: December 27, 2011
  • Itinerary: Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nauplia/Olympia (D)Leave Athens behind and head west to the Corinth Canal - your first stop of the day! Linking the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, the canal is very narrow, and the ancient ships that once passed through it have been replaced by bungee jumpers. After exploring, continue to Mycenae for a guided walking tour. Learn about the development of classical Greek culture as you walk through this fascinating archaeological site.After lunch (own expense) in Mycenae, travel to Epidaurus for a tour of its archaeological site and visit its famous natural theater famous for its acoustics. Continue to the pretty seaport town of Nauplia or Olympia (depending on travel dates) to spend the night in a hotel.Overnight: Amalia (4-star hotel) in Nauplia or OlympiaDay 2: Nauplia - Olympia - Antiron - Delphi (B, D)After breakfast, set off with your guide by luxury coach, and visit the archaeological Site of Olympia. Home to the Atlis (Sanctuary of the Gods), the site was a mecca for ancient Greeks who came here to worship Zeus. See incredible ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where the first ancient Olympic Games were held.In the afternoon, board your coach for a scenic drive to Antirion, passing the town of Patras. Cross over the Rion-Antirion Bridge, considered a landmark of 21st-century Greece. Finish your day with a relaxing meal at your hotel in Delphi.Overnight: Parnassos or Hermes (3-star), or Amalia (4-star) in DelphiDay 3: Delphi - Kalambakka (B, D)Rise early and meet your guide to explore Delphi - one of the most important archaeological treasures in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena.Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. After spending most of your day in Delphi, head to Kalambakka by coach, traveling through the eye-catching towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and then relax at leisure.Overnight: 4-star or 3-star hotel in central KalambakkaDay 4: Kalambakka - Meteora - Athens (B)Leave your hotel to visit the rock towers of Meteora - incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries. With your guide, make your way up the walking trails to visit these monasteries, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views from the top.After spending the morning exploring Meteora, head back to Athens by coach. Arrive back in Athens at approximately 7pm.
  • Inclusions:
    • Entrance fees
    • Professional guide
    • Local taxes
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • 3 nights of accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Wi-Fi in the Amalia hotels
    • Map of Greece
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Lunch
    • Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Every effort is made to use superior class hotels, as classified by the Greek Government. In smaller towns where no first class hotels are available, the best hotels existing is used. All the hotels used on this tour have private facilities.
    • Note that overnight on Day 1 may sometimes be in Olympia instead of Nauplia.
    • 3-star hotels are subject to change.
    • A maximum of 3 people per booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with mobility problems
    • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:00pm on Day 4
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • 5
    - 23 January 2018 -

    A great way of seeing some hard to get to sites. I enjoyed the tour and learned a lot.

  • 5
    - 18 January 2018 -

    All locations covered were with historical value, Meteora was amazing. Joy, our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Fully recommend

  • 4
    - 01 January 2018 -

    Fantastic tour definitely recommend the 4 day to see meteora. Guide was organised and very informative. Amalia hotels are not all equal though and some rate from lovely 4star to 2star. Bus driver was great and always took us to the door and helped us off the bus. Visited some great sites :)

  • 5
    - 25 December 2017 -

    Great itinerary, hotels were very comfiortable, buffet breakfast and buffet dinners were excellent. Tour leader was entertaining and insightful with his history knowledge of Greece.

  • 5
    - 11 December 2017 -

    Absolutely loved this tour, our guide Stathis was brilliant and made the tour a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5
    - 09 December 2017 -

    Great tour. Well organized. Good information. Would only change lunch restaurants, not the best Greek food in those places. Great and very knowledgeable guide.

  • 5
    - 02 December 2017 -

    Amazing tour and best way to see the different parts of Greece. A must do as you get to stop for lunch for the best meatballs ever.

  • 5
    - 30 November 2017 -

    This was an outstanding experience. Having spent a week in Athens absorbing the classical history I was thirsty for more. This trip nailed it. You have to be prepared for significant stints on the coach but it is worth it. From the bronze age days of Mycannae and King Agamemnon, through ancient Olympia and the once great Temple of Zeus and then to Delphi - the centre point of the tour. What an experience. Our guide, Stathis, brought the site to life as mythology somehow melded into history. You must hike to the top to see the stadium - it will give you a sense of what Olympia must have been like. The guided tours of the museums at both Olympia and Delphi really added substance to the tour and I got as much out of these as I did touring the ruins. Meteora was a different but still magical experience but you have to jump forward a millennia or two. Spectacular views and scenery and for pilgrims would be a moving experience. I can't rate our guide highly enough. He was experienced, passionate, informed, educated and engaging. If you have the time, and you would love to learn more about Ancient Greece, this is the tour to do. I loved it.

  • 2
    - 30 November 2017 -

    The minibus had 20 seats shoehorned in when it should have had 16 and wasn't cleaned once during the tour. The guide turned up late and was less than impressive and the lunch stops are poor. Ps. I work in the travel industry as a tour driver....this trip was badly run. But the hotels where good.

  • 5
    - 29 November 2017 -

    Amazing! This was the highlight of our trip to Greece. Our tour guide Stathis was incredible. I think he was half the reason I enjoyed this tour so much. His knowledge was superior to any other tour guide we encountered in Greece. He provided us with the perfect level of history and facts with a dose of fantastic humor. We also had plenty of time to look around on our own. i would have liked more time in Napflio. The accommodations were all the Amalia Hotels. They were nice enough. We went in the low season so it is hard to say how it would have been in the busy season. The staff were all friendly. The food was pretty good. You do get a lot of food at each meal. Dinner and breakfast were provided. The wifi was pretty slow in the hotels. The lunch places were pretty good. Just know you have to pay for our own lunches, but the prices are reasonable. If you are on the fence about the 3 day or the 4 tour day, I highly recommend the 4 day. Meteora was spectacular.

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