Wonders of Ancient Greece

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Wonders of Ancient Greece

A wonderful tour taking in the best of Greece, from stunning Delphi to ancient Sparta and the glories of Athens.

10 days from

£1152

per person*

(based on 25/07/2015 departure date from London Heathrow Apt)

* Price is based on 2 people travelling.

  • Peloponnese
  • Delphi
  • Agia Triada Monastery, Meteora
  • The Parthenon, The Acropolis, Athens
  • Acropolis Athens
  • Delphi
  • The Rion-Antirion Bridge
  • Amphitheatre, Epidaurus
  • Archaeological site, Mystra
  • Parthenon, Athens
  • Tholos tomb of Clytemnestra, Mycenae
  • Mycenae Lion Gate

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Athens.

Fly to Athens where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

DAY 2 : Athens.

Enjoy a day at leisure in Athens today. Alternatively, why not join the optional three-island cruise on the Saronic Gulf to view Aegina, Poros and Hydra? This evening, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the old Plaka District at leisure and stroll its narrow streets, awash with the sounds of bouzouki music and the lively bustle of local tavernas. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Athens - Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nauplia.

Explore the highlights of this ancient capital on an included Athens sightseeing tour, which includes the impressive Acropolis, before heading to the Corinth Canal to marvel at this incredible feat of engineering. Later, continue to Argolis, a hilly countryside region dotted with pine trees and oleanders, for a visit to the spectacular amphitheatre of Epidaurus. Admire the open-air theatre, a magnificent setting that can still seat 14,000 spectators before journeying along the coast to Nauplia for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Nauplia - Mycenae - Sparta.

This morning, enjoy an included excursion to the ruins of Mycenae, an impressive ancient city once dubbed the 'city rich in gold' by Homer. During excavation, the Golden Mask of Agamemnon was unearthed here as well as other priceless treasures that exactly match Homer's descriptions in the Iliad. This afternoon, drive through the beautiful Peloponnese region to Sparta for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Sparta - Mystra - Olympia.

This morning's highlight is a visit to the ruined Byzantine citadel of Mystra, once known as the 'Wonder of Morea'. Nestled on a forested hillside in the lush Peloponnese region, Mystra's crescent shaped city was famed as a centre of culture and art and still contains distinctive churches and monasteries with elaborate frescoes as well as a palace and hilltop fortress. Later, continue to Olympia for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Olympia - Delphi.

Visit Olympia to learn more about the history of the Olympic games on an optional sightseeing tour. This afternoon, cross the spectacular modern cable-stayed bridge between Rion and Antirion and stop to admire this wonder of contemporary architecture, widely considered to be an engineering masterpiece. Later, journey through picturesque villages to magnificent Delphi, for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Delphi - Kalambaka.

Spend the morning at leisure in Delphi or join the optional sightseeing tour of Delphi archaeological site. Once called 'The Navel of the Earth', Delphi was considered the greatest Oracle of the ancient world and people journeyed from all over the globe to seek advice here. Today it is still one of the grandest sights in Greece, with its theatre and Temple of Apollo still standing in their lovely natural surrounds. This afternoon, drive via Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 : Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens.

Today's included trip is sure to be a highlight. Head to the heart of Meteora, where a cluster of monastic buildings sit perched atop natural pillar-like rock formations, hundreds of metres above the valley floor. Their spectacular and seemingly inaccessible position provided an ideal retreat for the hermit monks who lived here and today, the unusual monastery-topped rock spires provide an unforgettable sight. Later drive to Athens for an overnight stay. This evening, why not join our optional dinner at a typical Greek restaurant? Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Athens.

A full day at leisure to make the most of this fascinating ancient city. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10 : Athens - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your holiday with a Greek Islands & Turkey cruise. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Olympia:Olympion Asty (A category)
  • Delphi:Apollonia (A category)
  • Kalambaka:Antoniadis (A category)
  • Athens:Golden Age (A category)
  • Nauplia:Rex (B category) or similar
  • Sparta:Maniatis (B category)

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 9 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual Audio System (on tour only). You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option on tour only - see page 13

Holiday Highlights

  • Athens City sightseeing
  • Corinth Canal
  • Epidaurus Visit amphitheatre
  • Mycenae Archaeological site with local guide and museum visit
  • Peloponnese Scenic drive
  • Mystra Archaeological site visit
  • Meteora Monasteries visit

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • Greater flexibility, with tailor made options
  • Expert staff both at home and overseas
  • UK Call Centre

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (8 reviews)

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15-Oct-2014

Athens was great, hotel was excellent, sadly that all we did before flying back home urgently.

30-Sep-2014

good hotels and a varied itinery also good food,this holiday was very good value for money compared with the Spanish Panorama holiday we took last year.

30-Sep-2014

I especially enjoyed how our guide led us to delightful local restaurants for our lunches on a tour that took us to some of the best sites in Greece.

25-Sep-2014

Well organised, a tour manager who was knowledgeable about the sites and local customs, good local guides. Some good and some not so good hotels. The pace was punishing, and with the extreme heat, I came home exhausted. I now need a holiday!

19-Aug-2014

Excellent escort & driver. Good itinerary. Optional tours in Olympus & Delphi being included would have made it excellent.

13-Aug-2014

Flights, transfers & hotels all very good. More detailed information in writing of daily tour itinerary prior to travelling would have been even better.

27-May-2014

No one to pick us up at airport. Same happened in Seattle on a previous hol. Some hotels on this trip need inspected as barely adequate in comfort (bathrooms particularly). Need to get your act together re. Transfers 2 of the tours should be included...

14-May-2014

I hadn't received my ticket&holiday itinery sent by post

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Wonders of Ancient Greece

Eileen and John Birkett 24/10/2013

My husband and I recently had a holiday in Greece. We found the holiday a bit more strenuous than we anticipated, but thanks to the tour rep, Karen Penny, and the driver, Nestor, this did not become a problem. They were fantastic, friendly, cheerful and polite. If they thought we were having any problems, they were always there to help us.

I cannot praise them enough. They helped to make our holiday memorable. Of all the tours we have been on, we been on, we never encountered two such helpful and friendly people.
 
Eileen and John Birkett
 

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