Classical Greece Plus Island Hopper

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Some things are just better together—ouzo and ice, tzatziki and pita bread, Sun Gods, and pure sunshine. We combined our enlightening tour of Classical Greece with our rejuvenating Island Hopper vacation to create the ultimate Greek getaway. History and harbors, ruins and resorts, and wisdom and waves come together as you trace the steps of ancient philosophe...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 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 visitATHENS-MYKONOS
    • Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!History comes alive on your guided tour of Greece's ancient sights
    • Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the Beehive Tomb and Lion Gate in Mycenae; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more

What's this trip about?

    Some things are just better together—ouzo and ice, tzatziki and pita bread, Sun Gods, and pure sunshine. We combined our enlightening tour of Classical Greece with our rejuvenating Island Hopper vacation to create the ultimate Greek getaway. History and harbors, ruins and resorts, and wisdom and waves come together as you trace the steps of ancient philosophers and athletes in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and more before digging your toes in the sand at two of the most glamorous islands in the Aegean. Magnificent Mykonos, with its iconic 16th-century windmills, and serene Santorini, with its picture-perfect whitewashed villages, warmly welcome guests to experience the vibrant cuisine, fiery sunsets, calm waters, and pulsating nightlife. Pack your swim cap and your thinking hat for this tour of Classical Greece where cities and seas collide.

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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
  • Mykonos
  • Olympia
  • Piraeus
  • Santorini

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

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–PIRAEUS/RAFINA–MYKONOS

Sweet Luck PIRAEUS Take a scenic ferry crossing to Mykonos. MYKONOS Walking tour includes the Church of Agia Kiriaki and [LF] Amygdalota (traditional Greek almond cookie) tasting. Dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

LOCAL ...

Day 9: MYKONOS

Mediterranean Magic MYKONOS Enjoy a day at leisure. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE with an optional excursion from Mykonos to discover the ancient treasures of the nearby island of Delos. Known as the birthplace of the immortals in Greek mythology,...

Day 10: MYKONOS

Aegean Gem MYKONOS Spend a free day exploring Mykonos. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Your dreams of the Greek Islands come true with free time in Mykonos. This Aegean paradise of pristine waters and beaches, mixed with a lively nightlife scene is only made brighter by the iconic 16th-century windmills that dot the hillside above.

Day 11: MYKONOS–SANTORINI

Sun, Sand & Sea MYKONOS High-speed express ferry to Santorini. SANTORINI Free time to explore. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Hop on a ferry and cross the sparkling blue waters to the iconic island of Santorini. After a dinner of traditional specialties head to one of the island’s viewpoints to catch the breathtaking beauty of a Santorini sunset.

Day 12: SANTORINI

Sights & Sips SANTORINI Walking tour includes a picture stop at the cathedral and a [LF] glass of Ouzo. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

LOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES Ouzo and Greek culture are perhaps linked more closely than any other beve...

Day 13: SANTORINI

Bright & Beautiful SANTORINI Enjoy a free day in Santorini. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT There are lots of ways to spend your day in Santorini. Explore the Bronze Age. settlement of Akrotiri, meander the charming streets browsing the shops or laze on one of the island’s idyllic beaches. All of this and much more awaits you on the spectacular island of Santorini.

Day 14: SANTORINI–ATHENS

Aloft to Athens SANTORINI Fly to Athens. ATHENS Enjoy free time in Athens this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE with countless ways to enjoy free time in the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and the philosophy of western...

Day 15: ATHENS

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

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ZafoliaAttractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.AthensGreece87-89 Alexandras AvenueStanley HotelLocated in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. AthensGreece1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki SquareAmalia NaupliaNeoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center.NaupliaGreeceNational Road ArgosAmalia OlympiaThis 147 room hotel is set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape filled with olive trees. The spacious white marbled lobby affords endless views of the surrounding green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café. Amenities include a restaurant, large outdoor seasonal swimming pool, spacious lounges and a lobby bar with fireplace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. OlympiaGreecePyrgou-Olympias Main RdEuropaHotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games.OlympiaGreeceArchaia Olympia - DrouvaAmalia DelphiAt the foot of Mount Parnassus overlooking olive groves and the Ionian Sea, and just minutes away from the archaeological site and museum, the temple of Apollo, and Castalia spring. The modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and minifridges. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge bar with a fireplace, where guests can relax and take in the breath taking Delphian scenery.DelphiGreece1 Apollonos StreetAmalia KalambakaAmalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings.KalambakaGreeceNational RoadSan Antonio Summerland HotelThis charming Cycladic-style 50-room hotel overlooks the new port of Mykonos and the beautiful Aegean sea. All air-conditioned guestrooms feature a luxurious stylish décor and have private balconies, satellite LCD TV, coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. There is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with bar service, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a gym. The Mykonos Archeological Museum is within walking distance and the stunningly picturesque town center is just a 10-minute drive away from the hotel. MykonosGreece Mykonos IslandEl Greco Resort & SpaA gorgeous property with traditional architecture boasting four swimming pools, a spa with fitness center, a cafe and elegant restaurant with beautiful outdoor veranda. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.SantoriniGreeceFira SantoriniCrowne Plaza Athens City CentreThe Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre is a modern 193 room property, in the heart of Athens' commercial district offering Free Wi-Fi access. The hotel has a choice of dining options including the roof garden restaurant where during summer months, guests can dine under starry skies whilst enjoying a spectacular view of Lycabettus hill. The perfect place to unwind is at the roof-top bar where snacks and drinks can be taken al-fresco in the summer by the refreshing outdoor dipping pool. The lively lobby bar serves drinks and fruity cocktails year round and other leisure facilities include a gym and sauna.AthensGreeceMichalacopoulou Street 50,

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