Considered the birthplace of western
civilisation, Greece’s influence still
resonates today in the fields of
architecture, science, engineering and
philosophy. Incorporating the classical
sites of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae
and Epidaurus, this tour also explores
Greece’s magnificent scenery and the
man-made marvels of the Corinth Canal.
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Morning flight from London to Athens with
Aegean Airlines. Transfer to the Electra Hotel (or
similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Athens, viewing Syntagma
Square, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus, the
Presidential Palace and the Panathenaic Stadium,
where the first Olympic Games of the modern
era were held. Continue to the Acropolis to view
the Parthenon and visit the Acropolis museum.
Afternoon at leisure to visit the National Historical
Museum or optional tour to Cape Sounion to view
the Temple of Poseidon. (B)
Morning drive to the ancient theatre at
Epidaurus, via the Corinth Canal. Continue
to Nafplio, where you will view the Palamidi
fortress, and on to Mycenae, the seat of King
Agamemnon who led the Greek armies against
Troy. Explore the ruined city, considered one of
the finest archaeological sites in Greece. Visits
are included to Lion’s Gate, the city walls and
the royal tomb. Continue to the Best Western
Hotel Europa, Olympia, where you will stay for
1 night. (B, D)
Morning tour of Olympia, the birthplace of the
Olympic Games. Visit the temples dedicated to
Zeus and Hera, the first Olympic stadium and
the archaeological museum. Continue to Delphi
and stay 1 night at the Amalia Hotel. (B, D)
Morning tour of the Unesco world heritage site of Delphi. Visit the Temple of Apollo and
the museum, home to an impressive collection
of ancient Greek sculptures and friezes. In the
afternoon, drive north to Kalambaka. Overnight
at the Divani Meteora Hotel. (B, D)
Morning tour of Meteora, visiting two of the
seven striking monasteries built upon the rock
formations here. Dating from the 14th to
16th centuries, they contain fine examples of
Byzantine frescoes. Afternoon drive to
Athens, via Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans
fought against the Persian empire of King
Xerxes. Stay 1 night at the Electra Hotel
(or similar). (B)
Morning at leisure to visit the Benaki Museum or
the Museum of Cycladic Art. Afternoon transfer
to the airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in
Athens and include 2 nights’ accommodation
with arrival or departure transfers.
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Athens.
Based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
If you would prefer to fly
direct from an alternative UK airport, please
contact Cox & Kings for details about the
options and a price quote.
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6785
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Divani Meteora hotel offers an envious location and spectacular views of the Meteora rocks. The hotel's 165 rooms are stylishly decorated with oak-wood furnishings and facilities include an outdoor pool and a SPA with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and exercise room. It also has a bar and a restaurant, which serves a variety of local and international...
The 4-star Electra Hotel is located in the heart of Athens at the start of the main shopping boulevard, the Ermou, and just off Syntagma Square. It is also within walking distance of the Acropolis and other historical sites. The hotel features 106 elegantly furnished rooms and three junior suites. All rooms have a marble bathroom, air conditioning, flatscreen television, wireless internet access, safe and minibar. The restaurant serves an American buffet breakfast and offers a Mediterranean a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The lobby cafe serves a selection of drinks, coffees and light snacks. Guests staying at the Electra Hotel are able to use the public facilities of the 5-star Electra Palace Hotel, located just 5 minutes' walk from the hotel. The facilities here include an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, which has excellent views of the Pantheon, and a spa with extensive...
The 4-star hotel Amalia is located within walking distance of the famous attractions of Delphi. The 185 rooms all have air-conditioning, television and en suite bathrooms. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and swimming...
Built on top of the Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, the 4-star Best Western Hotel Europa has a great location for exploring the sights of Olympia. The 80 rooms each have air-conditioning, a minibar, a television and a safe. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This extension travels to Macedonian Greece
and visits two of the best archaeological sites
in the country; the imperial palace of Vergina
and the archaeological site of Philippi.
After your tour of
the Meteora monasteries, drive north to
visit Vergina, the imperial residence of the Macedonian kings. Continue to Thessaloniki
and stay 2 nights at the Holiday Inn. (B)
Full-day tour of
Philippi and Kavala viewing the Roman forum
and the ancient Greek theatre. (B)
Morning at leisure. Transfer
to the airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
GRE2016: 6 Nights
There were many highlights on this tour but the tour of Delphi was excellent. With the back drop of the mountains, it was very peaceful and idyllic. The extension in Hydra was brilliant. It was a very relaxing and peaceful island and was ideal way to unwind before the main tour.Miss Kerri Thomas
I had a wonderful time in August on your Classical Greece Tour. It exceeded all my expectations. The itinerary was well thought out and included the most important classical sites of mainland Greece. The hotels were comfortable and in excellent positions for exploring the sites and museums. Our tour guide, Marina, was amazing. Her personality was delightful. She was entertaining and her knowledge of the history and mythology of ancient Greece was truly remarkable; her passion for the places we visited brought them to life. On this tour we were physically transported in comfort and mentally transported to the splendid ancient civilisations of Greece. It was a truly unforgettable experience. I had the best time ever! Thank you Cox & Kings. Mrs Jan Enwright