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.
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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...
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the 5-star boutique Hotel Nafplia Palace is located high upon the Bronze Age acropolis of Akronafplia and commands impressive views of the Bay of Argolis and Nauplion below. Each of the 51 rooms and 33 individual villas has contemporary décor and amenities including air-conditioning, minibar, bathrobes and a hairdryer. The hotel restaurant Amymoni offers a range of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, while the Veranda Bar features live piano music and views of the sea. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming...
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GRR2018: 6 Nights