Winter in Greece – Classical Greece

Winter in Greece - Classical Tour
Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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

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Join this interesting five-day tour and get closer to Greece’s beautiful history and mythology, while exploring its most beautiful cities. Explore the charming capital of Greece and admire the imposing Acropolis, visit the world-famous Meteora monasteries, see ancient Greek remains and catch sight of the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Indulge in delicious food, admire stunning landscapes, get in touch with culture, and befriend the happy locals while enjoying this memorable cultural trip 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 and an ancient place of healing.

Mycenae: See ancient Greek remains and the tomb of Agamemnon in fascinating Mycenae.

Olympia: Cath a glimpse of the birthplace of the 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.

Meteora: In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these ‘columns of the sky’ from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremitic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting. Meteora is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Athens: Explore the Capital of Greece on your own, visiting the spectacular Acropolis and enjoying plenty of time for shopping.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE: 

  • Operated with local English speaking guide during the sightseeing tour to Corinth Canal, Nauplion, Mycenae and Olympia on the day 2; excursion in Olympia and Delphi on the day 3 and 2 Monasteries of Meteora, Olympia site and Museum on the day 5  

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 4 Nights’ accommodation 

MEALS: 

  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners (on day 2,3,4)

TRANSPORT:

  • Air-conditioned shared transportation for tours on day 2, 3 and 5  
  • Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens International airport) or from/to Piraeus port (in case you are arriving by ferry)

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: 

  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary: sightseeing tour to Corinth Canal, Nauplion, Mycenae and Olympia on the day 2; excursion in Olympia and Delphi on the day 3; 2 Monasteries of Meteora, Olympia site and Museum on the day 5 

OTHER: 

  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Exclusions

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Flight tickets or visa fees
  • Airport taxes for domestic and international flights
  • Travel Insurance is not included and not mandatory. Organizing travel insurance with your preferred insurance company is at discretion. 
  • 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

  • Day 5: Late drop off at the airport. The estimated arrival time at the airport is 20:00 hrs, so please book the departing flight accordingly (or book an additional night in Athens)
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice 
  • Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
  • The distances and travel times described in the itinerary may vary. 
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed
  • Please note the clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Athens:  

  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Day 2 Olympia:      

  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Europa or similar 4*

Day 3 Delphi:   

  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Amalia or similar 4* 

Day 4 Kalambaka:        

  • Superior Hotel Category  = Hotel Grand Meteora or similar 4* 

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Pre and post-night stay in Athens:

  • 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

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. Athens has an array of amazing hotels, and this package has the cream of the crop and we know you will thoroughly enjoy your one night stay in Athens.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 :  ATHENS – CANAL OF CORINTH – EPIDAURUS –NAUPLION – MYCENAE – OLYMPIA (390 km – 6 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.

Day 3 :  OLYMPIA – DELPHI (250 km – 3.5 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, arriving in Delphi, where a comfortable room and a delicious dinner are waiting for you. 

Overnight in Delphi.

Day 4 :  DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (310 km – 4 hrs)

Have a tasty breakfast at the hotel and in the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora.

Overnight  in Kalambaka.

Day 5 :  KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (355 km – 4.5 hrs)

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Then, visit the mesmerising Meteora.  Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae, enjoying a short stop to see the Leonida’s Monument across the road. Arrive in Athens and transfer to the airport (after 20.00 pm) to continue with your travel arrangements. 

Breakfast included.