Wonders of Ancient Greece
A wonderful tour taking in the best of Greece, from stunning Delphi to ancient Sparta and the glories of Athens.
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per person, for 2 people
Based on departing 08/10/2016 from London Heathrow AirportView Dates
Fly to Athens where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.
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
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
This morning, enjoy an included guided 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. You will also be at leisure to visit the museum, included, at your own pace. This afternoon, drive through the beautiful Peloponnese region to Sparta for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
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
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
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
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
A full day at leisure to make the most of this fascinating ancient city. Includes Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your holiday with a Greek Islands & Turkey cruise. Includes Breakfast
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A very well organised tour, with a balanced mix of classical sites and other places of interest. Our tour guide Marieke was first class, keeping us well informed about arrangements and entertaining us with just the right amount of background history...
A very well organised tour, with a balanced mix of classical sites and other places of interest. Our tour guide Marieke was first class, keeping us well informed about arrangements and entertaining us with just the right amount of background history and insights into Greek life, well interspersed with amusing anecdotes. Her care for one of our group who had a bad fall was outstanding. We enjoyed the wonderful sights but also the cosmopolitan mix of people on the tour. The hotel in Kalambaka was disappointing with poor air conditioning. Staff at the Golden Age Hotel in Athens were most helpful and attentive. We booked all the add-on trips and meals out and enjoyed every one. Would recommend this holiday and company to others.
The Wonders of Ancient Greece was an eye opener for me.I saw so many ancient sites it was truly unbelievable.
Tour was Spanish Fiesta and this was excellent. Hotels good but food left much to be desired as did the courier. Everything seemed too much trouble for him. Opinion forms handed out without an envelope for privacy so he was able to read what was said...
Tour was Spanish Fiesta and this was excellent. Hotels good but food left much to be desired as did the courier. Everything seemed too much trouble for him. Opinion forms handed out without an envelope for privacy so he was able to read what was said. Very bad policy.
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