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 glorious Athens.

10 days from

£1,095

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 22/04/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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

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 - 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 guided excursion to the ancient 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. Tour the museum at your own pace. 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 sits 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 at Leisure.

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

  • Delphi:Apollonia (4*)
  • Kalambaka:Antoniades (4*)
  • Athens:Golden Age (4*)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Athens:Golden Age (4*)
  • Nauplia:Victoria (3*)
  • Sparta:Maniatis (3*)
  • Olympia:Olympia Palace (4*)

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, including port taxes
  • Single share option - see page 8

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?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (10 reviews)

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16-Oct-2016

Overall we were very pleased with the tour and would consider Archers again for a holiday. There was a lovely mix of travellers from different countries which made it really interesting and the group interacted very well.The majority of the hotels w...

13-Oct-2016

Superb tour - couple of poor hotels and disappointing meals, especially lunchtime stops.

07-Oct-2016

The pace is just about right.

06-Oct-2016

A fabulous tour of many of the wonders of Ancient Greece, with a wonderful Greek Tour Director who made sure everyone's needs were met. She always made sure that restaurant staff were aware that there were three vegetarians in the group, and that o...

06-Oct-2016

Our Tour Director Margarita Dimou was very professional, approachable and had a way of making the whole group gel. The driver Nesteros was superb we all felt very safe.

29-Sep-2016

The only issues were that the time allowed for excursions were all 15-30mins to short for the distances to be covered: where a one-way route was used, it was in a number of cases physically impossible not to be late!

16-Sep-2016

Some lovely hotels -notably at Olympia which was exceptional.The three star hotels not so good and hotel at Kalambaka very poor - both the food and general condition of place. It would be good if a more consistent level of accomodation and food coul...

15-Sep-2016

Another great tour. Marieke our tour guide was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. She had all the timings down to a tee so we got to places like Delphi etc before all the crowds arrived. Kiriakos our driver was very good we felt very safe drivi...

04-Jul-2016

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...

30-Jun-2016

The Wonders of Ancient Greece was an eye opener for me.I saw so many ancient sites it was truly unbelievable.

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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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