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8 Days / 7 Nights: Athens (2 nights), plus City Tour - 4-Day Classical Tour of Mainland Greece (3 nights) - Athens (2 nights)

8 Days / 7 Nights: Athens (2 nights), plus City Tour - 4-Day Classical Tour of Mainland Greece (3 nights) - Athens (2 nights)

Meteora: Varlaam Monastery in the morning mist
Classical Greece in a week! For any lover of history, this tour offers one of the best in-depth looks at the oldest European civilization. Combining the most impressive and awesome sites of Athens with the richness of Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi; and passing through historic and beautiful landscape on the mainland and in the Peloponnese, this adventure does more than merely satisfy your historical interest. It is truly “a feast for the spirit and for the soul!”

Day 1

Athens International Airport, Athens City

Athens Streets
Athens Streets

Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel. The remainder of the day at leisure. We suggest you visit the Old Part of town, Plaka, and eat at the traditional tavernas. If you arrive before noon, you have the chance of visiting the National Archaeological Museum with its unique Pre-historic Collection. Overnight Athens.

Day 2

Athens City

Athens Zappion Conference Center
Athens Zappion Conference Center

After breakfast, depart for your sightseeing tour of Athens. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square, the Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Thesseum, The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Flea Market of Monastiraki, The Academy and, last but not least, the Acropolis and the magnificent New Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel. Overnight Athens.

Day 3

Athens City, Corinth City, Nafplion Town, Tripoli City, Olympia Town

Corinthos Canal
Corinthos Canal

After breakfast, begin your Classical Tour of Greece. We'll travel by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal, where we'll make a short stop. We continue the drive and will next visit the Theater of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then we proceed to the Town of Nauplion, where we'll have a short stop, before continuing on to Mycenae to visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Afterward, we depart for Olympia, traveling through the Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. We'll have dinner at Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games, and spend an overnight here.

Day 4

Olympia Town, Ahaia (Prefecture), Rio Village, Antirion Town, Nafpaktos City, Itea Town, Delphi Town

Delphi Atheneans Treasure
Delphi Atheneans Treasure

In the morning, we begin with a visit of the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. We will then continue our drive, traveling through the plains of Elia (Ilia) and Achaia until we reach the magnificent new bridge crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Passing by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, we arrive in Delphi. Here we'll have dinner and an overnight.

Day 5

Delphi Town, Kalambaka Town

Delphi Temple of Apollon
Delphi Temple of Apollon

In the morning, we'll visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi. Later, we depart for the town of Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, not far from its gigantic rocks. We'll have dinner here and an overnight.

Day 6

Kalambaka Town, Trikala City, Lamia City, Thermopylae Village, Athens City

Athens Acropolis: The Erechtheion Karyatides
Athens Acropolis: The Erechtheion Karyatides

Today we have our long-awaited visit of the Meteora Monasteries, situated amid striking scenery, with the ageless monasteries perched on top of the huge rocks. Seemingly suspended between heaven and earth, and between time and space, the monsteries are the keepers of exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. We return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, and Thermopylae, where we'll stop to visit the Leonidas Monument. Our arrival in Athens will be early in the evening. Overnight Athens.

Day 7

Athens City

Athens Herodeon (Herod Atticus) Theater and Parthenon in the Background
Athens Herodeon (Herod Atticus) Theater and Parthenon in the Background

Today is your day at leisure. If you haven't visited the National Archaeological Museum, you'll have the full day to explore its magnificent collections. Or, if you prefer a day of shopping, we suggest that you visit the modern market of Athens on Ermou Street, or wander through Monastiraki or Kolonaki Squares, and have an outdoor coffee at the numerous coffee shops situated throughout Central Athens. Overnight Athens.

Day 8

Athens City, Athens International Airport

Athens Academy Frontal View of Main Building
Athens Academy Frontal View of Main Building

After breakfast, meet our representative and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

For prices please contact our Agency using our Request Form. All prices will be given in Euros, per person in double occupancy, and will include:

  • 4 Nights in Athens at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 4-Day Classical Tour on Halfboard basis
  • Athens City Tour
  • English-Speaking Guide & Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches
  • Entrance fees to all places visited on Athens Tour and 4-Day Classical Tour
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charges 

Supplement for single occupancy: +50%

* All Tours are operated by a Tour Organizing Company.

Special Note: If you prefer Classical Greece at your own speed, please refer to our itinerary for "Thalia," which provides for a rental car.

If you don't find an itinerary that is exactly what you need and have in mind (both in terms of length and of destinations included), then choose the one(s) that are closest to your wishes and contact us by email. The itinerary that you choose will form the basis of our email correspondence. Any change or substitution is possible, and our aim is always to best fit your needs!