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Highlights of Greece

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £1095 Current prices from: £1095
This self-drive itinerary visits some of the most remarkable cultural attractions on mainland Greece. Begin in Athens and continue to visit the archaeological sites of Epidaurus, Delphi and Olympia before continuing to the Meteora monasteries of Kalambaka, perched on immense monolithic pillars.

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Athens

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1050 1151 1254 1661 2169 2577 2882 2882 2476 1967 1560 1254
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 40 40 20 20 10 10 10 10 50 60 60
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Chalkis

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1559 2068 2577 3086 3290 3188 2882 2272 1864 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 643 846 1254 1763 1966 1966 1661 1254 948 643
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 612 552 301 231 151 80 131 231 602 612 863
Rainy Days 11 10 8 8 7 5 5 4 4 7 9 11
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1559 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2170 1864 1661

Heraklion (Crete)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1456 1762 2068 2475 2679 2678 2374 2068 1762 1457
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 70 50 30 20 0 0 0 20 60 70 90
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Kalamos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1355 1763 2272 2679 2984 2984 2679 2068 1559 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 439 745 1152 1457 1661 1661 1457 1050 745 439
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 9 11 13 12 9 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1365 1235 914 693 482 251 171 201 452 1185 1656 1787
Rainy Days 13 12 11 11 8 4 3 3 4 9 13 14
Humidity N N N N N M H H L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2272 2475 2679 2475 2272 1966 1763

Kos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 2068 2475 2984 3290 3290 2882 2475 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 745 948 1254 1559 1966 2272 2170 1966 1559 1254 948
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 13 11 8 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1697 1155 763 351 211 80 20 50 171 592 914 1646
Rainy Days 14 12 9 7 4 3 6 6 5 5 8 14
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966 2272 2373 2577 2475 2373 2068 1966

Megalochori

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 1966 2272 2679 2882 2781 2577 2272 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1254 1559 1966 2272 2272 2068 1661 1355 1152
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 13 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1144 813 663 281 141 40 10 10 131 612 693 1024
Rainy Days 11 10 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 8 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763

Oia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 1966 2272 2679 2882 2781 2577 2272 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1254 1559 1966 2272 2272 2068 1661 1355 1152
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 13 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1144 813 663 281 141 40 10 10 131 612 693 1024
Rainy Days 11 10 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 8 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763

Paros

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1864 2272 2679 2781 2781 2577 2170 1864 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1254 1559 1966 2272 2170 1966 1661 1355 1050
Sunshine hours 4 5 7 8 10 13 14 13 11 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 944 663 582 251 141 40 20 20 110 502 632 924
Rainy Days 10 9 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 8 11
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2272 2373 2475 2373 2170 1864 1763

Platis Gialos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1864 2272 2679 2781 2781 2577 2170 1864 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 948 1254 1559 1966 2170 2170 1966 1661 1254 1050
Sunshine hours 4 5 7 8 10 13 14 13 11 7 6 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 994 703 592 261 151 40 20 20 120 452 632 994
Rainy Days 11 10 8 6 3 1 2 2 2 4 8 11
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2170 2373 2373 2373 2170 1864 1661

Rethymno

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1661 2068 2475 2882 3086 2984 2781 2373 1864 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 948 1152 1559 1966 2170 2170 1966 1559 1050 1050
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 12 12 12 10 6 6 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1426 1124 813 321 141 40 10 10 191 843 1034 1004
Rainy Days 12 11 8 5 3 1 0 0 1 5 8 13
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1966 2272 2577 2679 2577 2373 1966 1864

Samos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1559 1966 2475 2984 3188 3188 2882 2272 1864 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 541 541 745 1050 1355 1763 2068 2068 1763 1355 1050 745
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 13 11 8 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1596 1084 883 422 281 60 30 30 181 422 1034 1677
Rainy Days 12 10 9 7 5 3 5 4 4 5 8 13
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1661 1966 2272 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Athens

Fly to Athens and transfer to the Amalia Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. (N)

Day 2: Epidaurus • Mycenae • Nafplio

Collect your hire car (based on group B car rental). Morning drive to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which is renowned for its exceptional acoustics, via the Corinth Canal. Continue to Mycenae, the seat of King Agamemnon. Explore the ruined city and its excellent museum. Stay overnight at the Amalia Nafplio (or similar). (B)

Day 3: Olympia

Today, depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, through the beautiful scenery of Peloponnese. Visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 4: Delphi

Drive through the plains of Ilia and Achaia towards Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, which houses valuable pieces of art such as the renowned bronze statue of a charioteer. Stay for 1 night at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 5: Kalambaka

Drive to Kalambaka, passing through picturesque the villages and towns of central Greece. Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora, perched on huge granite rocks. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 6: Thermopylae • Athens

Drive to Athens via Thermopylae to view the monument to Leonidas and the bravery of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 7: Fly home

Morning at leisure. Transfer to Athens airport and return your car hire in time for your flight home. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Standard tour

This tour is based in 3-star accommodation.
There is the option to upgrade to 4-star accommodation from £1,265pp.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Hotel Amalia
    Hotel Amalia

    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 pool.

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  • Amalia Hotel Olympia
    Amalia Hotel Olympia

    With an ideal location to explore the nearby historic site of Olympia, the Amalia Hotel Olympia is a 4-star hotel set within peaceful Mediterranean gardens. The hotel combines contemporary and classical styles with guestrooms spread over three wings, offering either ground-floor terraces or rooms with balconies. Features: 147 rooms, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, outdoor swimming pool. Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning.

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  • Amalia Hotel Nauplion
    Amalia Hotel Nauplion

    Located 1km from the historical city centre, the Amalia Hotel Nauplion is a neoclassical-style hotel, set in a picturesque garden. All of the guest rooms, offer verandas with garden access or balconies with fortress of sea views and are styled in modern furniture coupled with locally produced handicrafts.Features: 172 rooms, 1 restaurant, 3 bars, outdoor swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.

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  • Amalia Hotel Athens
    Amalia Hotel Athens

    The Amalia Hotel Athens has an enviable location in the heart of Athens. It is set just off Syntagma Square, 10 minutes' walk to the Plaka quarter, which has many restaurants, shops and bars, as well as the Unesco world heritage site of the Acropolis and its museum. The hotel is part of the Amalia hotel chain. Features: 98 rooms, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.

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  • Amalia Hotel
    Amalia Hotel

    Part of the Amalia hotel chain, the hotel has 171 guestrooms and has an ideal location in which to explore the nearby monasteries. Housed in a neoclassical building set in 6 hectares of gardens with the centre point a large outdoor swimming pool, the Amalia Hotel was built from traditional materials to match its surroundings. Guests may dine at either the cafe, the Theopetra restaurant, which offers Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and is the hotel's main restaurant, or at the more intimate Polythea restaurant.

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Dates & prices

HGG2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1095 per person

High season from £1295 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Athens

    While the Parthenon represents the 'golden age' of Athens urban planning, the...

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  • Nafplio

    Also known as Nafplion, the small harbour town of Nafplio is considered by...

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  • Olympia

    The birthplace of the Olympic Games in the classical times, Olympia today is...

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  • Delphi

    Located on a plateau on the slope of Mount Parnassus, the ancient town of...

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