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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 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.
Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in
Athens and include 2 nights’ accommodation
with arrival or departure transfers.
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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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GRE2019: 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
Located on a plateau on the slope of Mount Parnassus, the ancient town of...
Also known as Nafplion, the small harbour town of Nafplio is considered by...