Classical Greece

Athens, Thermopylae, Kalambaka, Meteora, Arachova, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Nafplio

Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This comprehensive journey explores Greece's most important ancient monuments, like the famed Temple of Zeus, the archaeological site of Olympia, and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens on a comprehensive tour of the incredible Acropolis. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Metéora, Delphi, and Olympia. This well-paced journey balances expeditions to Greece's important historic sites with ample time to explore on your own.

Our prices start from

$ 1,999 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 15 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to sedan airport service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 6 dinners

Itinerary

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

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Discover the beauty and timeless wonder found only in Greece. This fascinating tour of Greece begins with an overnight flight.

Day 2 - Athens, Greece - Tour Begins

Crowne Plaza City Center, Athens or Athenaeum Grand Hotel, Athens

Dinner Included

Arrive in Athens, cradle of Democracy and capital city of Greece. This evening, celebrate the beginning of your Greek experience with a delightful welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3 - Athens

Join a local expert to explore Athens and its famed sites.

Crowne Plaza City Center, Athens or Athenaeum Grand Hotel, Athens

Breakfast Included

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the highlights in Athens showcasing the city's ancient and glorious monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus, the Parliament, and the Olympic Stadium. Next, ascend the steep hill of the Acropolis. Greek for "highest city," the Acropolis was the religious center of ancient Athens and is crowned by the Parthenon, considered the pinnacle of classical Greek architecture. This evening, perhaps you'll choose to join an optional local food tour of Athens. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4 - Athens - Thermopylae - Kalambaka

Come to know two breathtaking Byzantine monasteries in Metéora, built over 600 years ago.

Grand Hotel Meteora, Kalambaka

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas who died defending Greece against the Persians. This afternoon, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. End your day at a family-owned taverna and savor a delicious meal with recipes passed down from generations. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5 - Kalambaka - Metéora - Arachova

Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort, Arachova or Nafsika Palace Hotel, Itea, Arachova

Breakfast, Dinner Included

This morning, visit Metéora and enjoy guided tours of two remote monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock "towers" that extend nearly 900 feet into the air. Over 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort town with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6 - Arachova - Delphi - Olympia

Experience the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts.

Europa Hotel, Olympia or Amalia Hotel, Olympia

Breakfast, Dinner Included

This morning tour the ancient city of Delphi, one of Greece's most important religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, the ancient theatre, and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts. It was here that the famous Oracle was consulted to foretell the destiny of mankind. Then travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Visit a local farm in the countryside and meet with the owners to learn about everyday life. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of local wines, olive oil, homemade jams, marmalades and sweets. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7 - Olympia

Partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch.

Europa Hotel, Olympia

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Your guided visit to ancient Olympia includes a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. – and the museum. Next, learn how to cook some of the region's best dishes as you partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch. This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances at a delightful Greek dance class. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8 - Olympia - Mycenae - Nafplio

Amphitryon Hotel, Nafplio or Nafplia Hotel Palace & Villas, Nafplio or King Minos Hotel, Tolo

Breakfast Included

Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the ancient city of Mycenae for a guided visit of the excavations featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Your day ends in the picturesque seaside resort of Nafplio.* Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9 - Nafplio - Athens

Crowne Plaza City Center, Athens or Holiday Inn Attica, Athens

Breakfast, Dinner Included

This morning, enjoy free time to further explore Nafplio before heading back to Athens. Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece by gathering with the rest of your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10 - Athens

Breakfast Included

Your tour ends today

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on February 22, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 – April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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