Classical Greece

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What will you need to pack for this enlightening tour of Classical Greece? A sun hat, your thinking cap, and your competitive spirit for starters. Thought-provoking scenery and stories await in the land of powerful Sun Gods, ancient philosophers, and legendary Olympians. From the world-famous Acropolis in Athens to the sacred Temples of Olympia, and the mount...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Athens : Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
    • Corinth : Guided visit
    • 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 to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer
    • Delphi : Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo
    • Meteora area : Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries
    • Thermopylae : Guided visit
    • You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person
    • You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the remains in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC

What's this trip about?

    What will you need to pack for this enlightening tour of Classical Greece? A sun hat, your thinking cap, and your competitive spirit for starters. Thought-provoking scenery and stories await in the land of powerful Sun Gods, ancient philosophers, and legendary Olympians. From the world-famous Acropolis in Athens to the sacred Temples of Olympia, and the mountainside excavations of Delphi to the monastery-topped rock formations of Meteora, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Greece’s most renowned and mystical figures—and dance in them, too. A glass of traditional ouzo will loosen your joints to learn the lively steps of the sirtaki, made famous in the classic movie Zorba the Greek. A toe-tapping, hands-on adventure, you’ll also learn the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine and how to make traditional tzatziki cucumber dip. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, too!

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City
End CityATHENS

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Corinth
  • Delphi
  • Epidaurus
  • Mycenae
  • Olympia

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN

ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2: ATHENS

Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire wh...

Day 3: ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA

Greek History & Heroes CORINTH Cross the canal and visit ancient Corinth. MYCENAE Free time for lunch. Guided visit of the excavations and museum. EPIDAURUS Guided visit to the 2,300-year-old open-air auditorium before continuing to Nauplia. (Breakfast,Dinner) 1...

Day 4: NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA

Ruins & Recipes Take a scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains. OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. [LF] Attend a cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. (Breakfast,Dinner) 112 mi...

Day 5: OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI

Digs & Dances Drive by the busy seaport of Patras. DELPHI Join a guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki while sipping a glass of ouzo. (Breakfast,Dinner) 149 mi / 239 km

LOCAL FAVORITE C...

Day 6: DELPHI–METEORA AREA

Monasteries in Magical Greece Drive past Lamia and Trikala en route to Kalambaka. METEORA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries. (Breakfast,Dinner) 155 mi / 249 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT SACRED SITES Perched atop soaring huge cliffs are the monast...

Day 7: METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS

Grecian Battles & Beauty THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site. ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening. (Breakfast) 236 mi / 380 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LIVES The story of the Battle of Thermopylae is hard to beat for drama. You may recognize this ...

Day 8: ATHENS

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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