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Best of Greece

Offer

Price per person
from £1,264

Price based on
London Gatwick
11th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays.

More details
  • 10 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites. Your tour starts and ends in Athens, with overnight stops along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.

Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. At the Mycenae archaeological site, learn about this civilization as you enjoy guided sightseeing of the monuments erected here between 1350 and 1200 BC. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also, visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese to the Greek mainland. 

From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travellers.

You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

At a glance

  • Athens Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
  • Corinth Canal
  • Epidaurus Visit the open-air theatre
  • Mycenae Guided visit of the archaeological site
  • Sparta Visit
  • Mystra Visit the Byzantine citadel of Mystra and olive oil museum
  • Rion-Antirion Bridge
  • Delphi Visit
  • Meteora See the Monastic buildings

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

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20th September 2018
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Great itinerary, with so many highlights. Loved the 2 full,...

19th September 2018
Mr Stephen Goodair

Great itinerary, with so many highlights. Loved the 2 full, free days in Athens too. Marieke, our tour director, was so knowledgeable and efficient, and had endless energy and enthusiasm. We were often the first group into sites. Hotels were all clean and had hot water. Some hotels were tired and food bland, but their location was always spot on.

The places we visited was well planned although some of...

7th June 2018
Mrs Lachmi Bose

The places we visited was well planned although some of the journeys were very laborious.

Trips were excellent and in great places...

24th May 2018
Mr Frank Porter

Trips were excellent and in great places

The tour visited all the key ancient sites. Tours were good,...

17th November 2017
Miss Jacqueline Stacey

The tour visited all the key ancient sites. Tours were good, but hotels (especially the food) varied in quality.

These were essential if you have an interest in classical...

21st September 2017
Trusted Customer

These were essential if you have an interest in classical Greece. Generally good value although these were so important that they should have ben included in the itinerary in the first place

Excellent tour manager who was very attentive to the needs...

14th September 2017
Mrs Diane Elizabeth Hammal

Excellent tour manager who was very attentive to the needs of all the travellers. She was knowledgable and ,msde the long journeys less monotonous by relating local traditions and culture. The sites Visited were stunning and the guides were very good. There were only two comments about extra excursions. The day boat tour was too big, without any ambience and the time it took to disembark people made it unviable. The hotel in Kalambakac, was not up to standard.

Delphi night out a 5. Nafpoli evenging out a 1....

15th June 2017
Mr Peter Clarke

Delphi night out a 5. Nafpoli evenging out a 1. Scrap the boat trip naff, restaurant average. Delphi restaurant first class great wine Include the site visits in the tour. Who goes on a ancient greece tour and does not go to the delphi and olympia sites. Annoying they were extras!!!!

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15th June 2017
Trusted Customer

We had not visited Greece and it took in all...

1st June 2017
Mr Philip Bowen

We had not visited Greece and it took in all virtually all of the mainland sites we wanted to see.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites. Your tour starts and ends in Athens, with overnight stops along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.

Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. At the Mycenae archaeological site, learn about this civilization as you enjoy guided sightseeing of the monuments erected here between 1350 and 1200 BC. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also, visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese to the Greek mainland. 

From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travellers.

You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Athens, Greece

Day
1

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

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital. Later, meet your Tour Director.

Athens

Day
2

A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or an opportunity to see island life from a small cruise ship on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Athens - Corinth - Nauplia

Day
3

Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the ACROPOLIS. Next, cross the CORINTH CANAL and head for the coast to Nauplia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nauplia - Epidaurus - Mycenau - Sparta

Day
4

This morning, journey into the Argolis to stop in EPIDAURUS, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient OPEN-AIR THEATRE that can still seat 14,000 spectators. Later enjoy the included excursion to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE and the MUSEUM OF MYCENAE, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel deep into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sparta - Mystra - Olympia

Day
5

Enjoy the included visit of the medieval BYZANTINE CITADEL OF MYSTRA, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Before arriving in Olympia, visit an OLIVE OIL MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Olympia - Patras - Delphi

Day
6

Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend some free time or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Then, via the spectacular RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delphi - Kalambaka

Day
7

Join optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the “Navel of the Earth,” Delphi was the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it’s one of the grandest sites in Greece. On to Kalambaka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

Day
8

A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian-Orthodox MONASTIC BUILDINGS perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks. Later, drive south to Athens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Athens

Day
9

A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe join the optional Greek dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Athens - UK

Day
10

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or extend your holiday with a Greek Islands and Turkey cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Athens Golden Age or Acropolis Select
  • Nauplia Victoria or Rex
  • Sparta Maniatis
  • Olympia Plympia Palace
  • Delphi Apollonia
  • Kalambaka Famissi Eden

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