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.

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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 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 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

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 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 (A category)
  • Kalambaka:Antoniadis (A category)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Athens:Golden Age (A category)
  • Nauplia:Rex (B category)
  • Sparta:Maniatis (B category)
  • Olympia:Olympion Asty (A 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, including port taxes
  • 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?

  • Over 400 holidays available worldwide
  • Greater flexibility, with tailor made options
  • Your holiday & money are protected
  • As much as possible included in the price
  • Expert staff both at home and overseas
  • Airport hotels & car parking for less
  • More choice for single travellers
  • Choose from up to 24 UK regional departure airports
  • UK Call Centre
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. 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

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 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?

  • Over 400 holidays available worldwide
  • Greater flexibility, with tailor made options
  • Your holiday & money are protected
  • As much as possible included in the price
  • Expert staff both at home and overseas
  • Airport hotels & car parking for less
  • More choice for single travellers
  • Choose from up to 24 UK regional departure airports
  • UK Call Centre

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (6 reviews)

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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.

22-Oct-2015

tour guidepoor

13-Oct-2015

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...

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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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