Best Of Greece

Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidarius, Nafplion, Olympia, Patras, Delphi, Thermopylae, Kalambaka, Meteora

Walk in the very place western civilization was born as your travels reveal all the best of Greece highlights. From the other-wordly clifftop Meteora monasteries to walking the Sacred Way as the ancients once did in Delphi, this journey back in time will bring centuries of history to life.

Our prices start from

$ 1,850 LAND ONLY

8 Days • GUIDED • 12 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Services of a well-bring director
  • Services of a travel director
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Welcome to Athens

Divani Palace Acropolis

Dinner Included

Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.

Day 2 - Explore Amazing Athens

Divani Palace Acropolis

Breakfast Included

Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilization'. Along our journey into antiquity, we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. Dive Into Culture and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki - the choice is yours.

Day 3 - Journey to Corinth, Mycenae and Nafplion

Visit the ancient city of Corinth and the ancient theater, plus view the Beehive Tombs, Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your local guide.

Amalia Nafplio

Breakfast, Dinner Included

We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient Theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.

Day 4 - Continue to Ancient Olympia

This evening enjoy dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.

Amalia Olympa

Breakfast, Dinner Included

We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening, we Connect With Locals joining the Karambellas family for dinner on their olive and wine farm at a Be My Guest experience featuring traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.

Day 5 - Onwards to Patras and Delphi

Meet your guide and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera; the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology.

Amalia Delphi

Breakfast Included

We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for the night.

Day 6 - Off to Thermopylae and Kalambaka

Amalia Kalambaka

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immortalizing the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games, held in honor of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece', then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

Day 7 - Admire Meteora and Return to Athens

Divani Palace Acropolis

Breakfast, Dinner Included

The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.

Day 8 - Farewell Athens,,Greece

Breakfast Included

We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.

2021 Tour Dates

May
17, 21, 24, 28, 31
|
$2,095
June
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
|
$2,095
July
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
|
$2,095
August
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
|
$2,095
September
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
|
$2,095
October
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29
|
$2,095
November
5, 12, 19, 26
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$2,095
December
3, 10, 16, 23, 30
|
$2,095

2022 Tour Dates

January
7
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$2,095
February
4, 11, 18, 25
|
$2,095
March
4, 11, 18, 25, 28
|
$2,095
April
1, 4, 8, 11, 18, 22, 25
|
$2,095
May
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
|
$2,095
June
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
|
$2,095
July
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
|
$2,095
August
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
|
$2,095
September
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
|
$2,095
October
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 28
|
$2,095

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on April 2, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.

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