Classical Tour Greece Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

Classical Tour Greece
Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

  • 5 Days
  • From : Athens
  • To : Athens
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 18 Years Old

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Explore the rich history of Classical Greece on a memorable five-day round trip from and to fascinating Athens. Stroll the beautifully arranged streets of this mesmerising ancient city, indulge in the relaxed atmosphere, enjoy the friendliness of the locals, and let the world-famous Acropolis amaze your eyes. Learn about Greece’s rich history from an expert guide, see UNESCO-listed sites such as the beautiful Sanctuary of Asclepius and discover the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Join this interesting tour to have an unforgettable holiday in Greece. 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

Epidaurus: Epidaurus is one of the most important archaeological findings reflecting the splendour of Greek culture through its imposing beauty. Visit the birthplace of Apollo’s son as well as an ancient place of healing.

Mycenae: Visit charming Mycenae and see the impressive ancient Greek remains and the tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae.

Olimpia: Visit the birthplace of the famous  Olympic Games.

Delphi: At the foot of Mount Parnassos, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which was the most famous Oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-most important archaeological site in Greece, after the Acropolis in Athens.

Acropolis: Let the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens amaze you. Wander around the ruins and admire the beautiful views if the city.

Acropolis Museum: Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with qualified local English speaking guide on day 1 for the half day Sounio excursion, day 2, 3 and 4 and day 5 for the half day Athens sightseeing tour. 

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in your selected hotel category

MEALS: 

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners 

TRANSPORT: 

  • Air-conditioned shared transportation throughout the tour. 
  • Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens International airport) or Piraeus port (in case you arrive by ferry) 

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: 

  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary: the Acropolis, the Acroplis Museum, Cape Sounio, Delphi Site and Museum, Olympia Site and Museum Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia 

OTHER: 

  • Meet & Greet upon arrival 

Exclusions

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Flight tickets or visa fees
  • Travel insurance is not included nor mandatory
  • Airport taxes for domestic and international flights
  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Optional tours
  • Overnight city tax for the hotel overnights effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.

Please note

  • Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum, the order of the program can be changed
  • Day 1: recommended morning arrival in Athens, as Cape Sounio tour starts in the afternoon, approx 3 PM. 
  • Day 5: In the afternoon transfer to Athens airport / Piraeus port for your onward arrangement. The estimated arrival time at the airport is 16:00 hrs. so, please book the departing flight accordingly (or book an additional night in Athens)
  • Please note that the inbound airport Athens – City hotel transfers are included only as part of the package and if pre and post-night stay is booked as an extra. Additional transfers should be purchased separately otherwise.   
  • Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice. 

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Greece. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1,4 Athens:        

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Day 2 Olympia:      

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Olympic Village or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Europa or similar 4*

Day 3 Delphi:          

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Hermes or similar 3* 
  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Amalia or similar 4* 

OPTIONAL EXTRA: 

Pre – Night in Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL ATHENS – CAPE SOUNIO – ATHENS (140km–4 hrs)

On your arrival at Athens airport, a representative will greet you and transfer you to the selected hotel, in a comfortable air-conditioned luxury car (we highly recommend to book your inbound flight arriving before 01:00 pm, as the first excursion of this day starts approx. at 03:00 pm ). Athens has an array of amazing hotels, and this package has the cream of the crop. In the afternoon drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounio, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounio, before returning to your hotel. In the evening you have the opportunity to book an optional Night out in Athens tour. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center, and on the slopes of the sacred hill, you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 :  ATHENS – CANAL OF CORINTH – EPIDAURUS – NAUPLION – MYCENAE – OLYMPIA (390 km – 5.5 hrs)

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel before taking the coastal road to the Corinth Canal. Stop for a few moments and then drive towards the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Afterwards, proceed to the town of Nauplion and stop to take some stunning photos. Continue driving towards Mycenae to visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. 

Overnight  in Olympia Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3 :  OLYMPIA – DELPHI (250 km – 4 hrs)

Begin your day with a mouthwatering breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, and arrive in Delphi where a comfortable hotel room and a delicious dinner are waiting for you. 

Overnight in Delphi  Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4 :  DELPHI – ATHENS (190 km– 2.5 hrs)

Have breakfast at the hotel and, early in the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Enjoy a few hours of free time in Delphi before departing towards the village of Arachova, renowned for its colourful rugs and carpets. Return to Athens via Levadia and Thebes, arriving early in the evening. And in case you missed this on your first day, you have again the chance to enjoy an optional night out in Athens. 

Overnight in Athens.

Day 5 :  DEPARTURE ATHENS

After breakfast and check out, leave your luggage at the reception and begin a memorable tour exploring 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. Continue strolling and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence-the ex Royal Palace, guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, see 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 an order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Afterwards, admire the wonders of the classical era at  The New Acropolis Museum. In the afternoon transfer to Athens airport and continue with your travelling arrangements. 

Breakfast included.