ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum
EPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater
OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; learn how [LF] to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer
DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; learn [LF] to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo
ARACHOVA Visit the picturesque mountain town
ATHENS Zafolia or similar
NAUPLIA Amalia Nauplia or similar
OLYMPIA Europa or similar
DELPHI Amalia Delphi or similar
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
DAY 2 ATHENS
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora, where Socrates taught, with the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare.
DAY 3 ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA
Stop at the spectacular Corinth Canal to take a photo. Highlights today include MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace; and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum before continuing to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Stay overnight in nearby Nauplia.
DAY 4 NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA
Take in the spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.
DAY 5 OLYMPIA–DELPHI
Journey to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary
of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the
Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL
MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue. A highlight
this evening is a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous
in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo.
DAY 6 DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS
Leave fascinating Delphi behind you this morning and head back to Athens stopping en-route in
the pretty town of Arachova located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, boasting panoramic
views. Stroll around the town and admire the picturesque architecture before arriving in Athens
with time to do some last-minute exploring on your own. Tonight is your chance to savor more
Greek delicacies with an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 7 ATHENS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- Daily buffet breakfast; 3 three-course dinners with drinks, including a welcome drink in Athens
- Sightseeing as mentioned on the itinerary
- Transportation by Motor coach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motor coach and in most hotel lobbies
- Tour Director
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Fixed Departure Dates: November 2019 until March 2020.
Terms and conditions apply.