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 (regional connections available) to Athens with Aegean Airlines. Transfer to the Electra Hotel for 2 nights. Welcome drink. (N)
Morning tour of Athens, including 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 or optional tour to Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. (B)
Morning drive via the Corinth Canal to the ancient town of Corinth, where St Paul lived and preached for two years. Continue to the ancient theatre at Epidaurus, renowned for its exceptional acoustics, before proceeding to Nafplio. Overnight at the Nafplia Palace. (B, D)
Morning tour of 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 to the Lion’s Gate, the city walls and the royal tomb are included. Continue to the hill fort of Tiryns, renowned for its cyclopean walls. Drive to Olympia for an overnight stay at the Best Western Hotel Europa. (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 overnight 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 to Athens for a 1-night stay at the Electra Hotel. (B)
Transfer to Athens airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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GRE2018: 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