Kalambaka Monastery
Kalambaka Monastery
Exploring Greece
Exploring Greece
Holy Trinity Monastry in Meteora, Odean Theater in the Acropolis, Athens
Holy Trinity Monastry in Meteora, Odean Theater in the Acropolis, Athens
Beekeeping experience at Moka Honey
Beekeeping experience at Moka Honey
The Porch of the Caryatids, Hadrian's Library and Acropolis, Athens
The Porch of the Caryatids, Hadrian's Library and Acropolis, Athens
Exploring Athens and the Corinth Canal, Peloponnese
Exploring Athens and the Corinth Canal, Peloponnese

Best of Greece - Escorted Tour

7 nights from £1,899 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through lands of gods and goddesses and the cradle of Western civilization. Greece, with its rich history and stunning landscapes, offers a plethora of enchanting locations that capture the essence of ancient and modern times. (TT)


Highlights:

Athens  -  Corinth  -  Mycenae  -  Nafplion  -  Ancient Olympia  -  Patras  -  Delphi  -  Thermopylae  -  Kalambaka  -  Meteora

 

2024 definite departure dates:

March: 22
April:   26
May: 3, 6, 13, 20, 24, 27, 31
June:  3, 7,14,17,28.
July: 1,5 8,12,19,26
August:  2, 9, 16,19,23,26 30
September:  2,6, 9,13, 23, 27
October:  4, 11, 14, 18,25
November: 8,22

 

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1   Athens

Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after arriving at your hotel.  This evening you’ll join your Travel Director and travel companions for a light meal.

Hotel:  Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel or smiliar
Dinner included.
 

Day 2   Athens

Today you will join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. Along our journey into antiquity, you'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures and admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. Dive Into Culture and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours.

Hotel:  Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel or smiliar
Breakfast included.


Day 3   Corinth, Mycenae and Nafplion

Departing Athens in the morning, you'll cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, you'll join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries.  Continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, where you'll see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, you'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the Venetian town of Nafplion later, you'll dine in our hotel this evening.

Hotel:  Amalia Hotel Nafplio or similar
Breakfast and Dinner included
 

Day 4   Ancient Olympia

Traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening, you'll Connect With Locals joining the Karambellas family for dinner on their olive and wine farm at a Be My Guest experience featuring traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.

Hotel:  Amalia Hotel Olympia or similar
Breakfast and Dinner included


Day 5   Patras and Delphi

You'll join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. You'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia and skirting the coastline north to Patras, you'll cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, where you may wish to try your hand at preparing some local dishes during an interactive cooking lesson.

Hotel:  Amalia Hotel Delphi or similar
Breakfast included


Day 6   Thermopylae and Kalambaka

Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games, held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. Continue on to a family-ran honey farm for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Taste the rich thyme honey freshly collected from the hive and come up close to the unique biodiversity of the area. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. You'll cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'breadbasket of Greece', then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

Hotel:  Amalia Hotel Kalambaka or similar
Breakfast and Dinner included


Day 7   Meteora and Athens

The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are your first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, where you'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.

Hotel:  Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel or similar
Breakfast and Dinner included


Day 8   Athens

We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey.

Breakfast included

 

  • Return flights
  • Internal travel: luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board restroom and extended leg room
  • Hotels as described or similar (7 nights)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Most excursions (please enquire into additional excursions should you wish to add these on)
  • Professional Tour Director throughout plus local guides

Not included: (please ask your sales agent for further details)

  • Transfers to your UK airport - these are available at an additional cost
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Gratuities may be pre-paid at the time of booking.

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