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Wonders of Ancient Greece - 7 Days

Wonders of Ancient Greece
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Wonders of Ancient Greece

Follow in the footsteps of Plato and Socrates

Step back in time on this 6-night adventure through Greece. Spend two nights in Athens, considered Europe’s oldest capital, then explore the wonders of Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.

Unique Explorations

  • Take a stroll through Plaka, the only district where visitors can see Athens as it was 100 years ago.
  • Explore the ruins of Athens at the Acropolis Museum; discover artifacts from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
  • Enjoy a tour of Delphi, former home of the legendary Oracle.
  • Discover the secrets of the monasteries hidden away on Meteroa mountain.
  • Indulge in the flavors of Greece: sample the many locally-produced cheeses, eat freshly-baked pita dipped in olive oil, and wash it all down with a glass of Greece’s specialty white wine: Retsina.

Ancient Greece’s influence can still be felt today, from the Olympics to comedies to western philosophy. Follow the footsteps of history as you make your way from historical cities to famous ruins!

Your adventure starts in the capital city of Athens, where you’ll explore at your leisure, as well as enjoy a tour of some of the must-see sites, from the Acropolis to the Pantheon. After two nights enjoying at your own pace, embark on a 4-day escorted tour to some of Greece’s most iconic destinations; visit the former home of Delphi’s famous oracle to the breathtaking monasteries at Meteora, which sit perched on huge granite rocks. You’ll even visit the site of the ancient Olympic games on this gold medal-worthy getaway.

PRICES FROM: $2310*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Athens!

Arrive at Athens Airport and enjoy a transfer to your accommodation. Why not celebrate your first night in Greece by sampling all the local flavors?

Indulge in a platter of cheese from each island and region, or treat yourself to some freshly-baked pita bread with a selection of locally-produced olive oil. Don't forget to wash it down with a glass of Retsina, Greece's specialty white wine,

Transfer to Athens hotel

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Amalia Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the historic beauty of Athens at the luxurious, eco-friendly Hotel Amalia Athens. As soon as you step inside, take in the hotel's elegant decor, as it boasts modern furnishings and plenty of natural light.

Titania

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to the National Historical Museum, Hellenic Parliament, and Syntagma Square, Titania is a modern 4-star hotel offering guests comfortable accommodations in Athens.

Royal Olympic Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

The Royal Olympic Hotel is a family-run 5-star property in the center of Athens, just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. The hotel is underneath the Acropolis and only a 2-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum.After a comp... read more

The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, where style and comfort meet. At Athenian Callirhoe hotel, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design.

Athens Avenue Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Athens Avenue Hotel wraps you in understated luxury and elegant aesthetics. With seamless access to the city, you'll be able to enjoy everything from sightseeing to relaxing at the property without worrying about complicated transit.

Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to top attractions in the city such as the Onassis Cultural Centre and Filopappos Hill, Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites is an ideal base to visit Athens.

Athens Marriott

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Step into a relaxing retreat of contemporary style, luxurious comfort, and endless services and amenities. Check-in to your inviting room, which boasts plush beds, crisp air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and much more.

Hotel Divani Caravel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Divani Caravel offers luxury and style in the heart of Athens. Each of the hotel's 471 deluxe guestrooms provides a harmonious blend of modern convenience with classical Greek charm.

Electra Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Experience warm, heartfelt Greek hospitality at the elegant Electra Hotel, nestled right near Athens' main shopping area. Settle into your spacious room and admire its rich, contemporary decor. Sprawl out on your large, comfortable bed, then plan your day using the hotel's complimentary WiFi. After a quick nap, get exploring! Take a short walk and find yourself at Plaka, Monastiraki, and the Acropolis in just minutes.

Freshen up in your luxurious marble bathroom, then head down to the sophisticated, yet cozy Terra Cafe & Wine Bar. Indulge in mouthwatering local favorites and say "cheers" to an amazing vacation. After a good night's rest, start your morning with an energizing breakfast at the on-site Emporiko Restaurant.

Day 2
Athens

Embark on your sightseeing tour of the ancient city!

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Take a stroll through the Plaka district, located under the Acropolis. Here, you can see the Greek capital as it was over 100 years ago!

Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

Discover the secrets of Athens, including its famous Acropolis on your sightseeing tour! Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.

On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Here, you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.

Day 3
Athens - Olympia

Your 4-day escorted tour of classical Greece begins today! Leave Athens by the scenic coastal road, then make a short photo stop at the Corinth Canal, one of the 19th Century world’s engineering masterpieces; the canal's history dates as far back as 602 B.C.!

Continue to Epidaurus, home to the famous 4th century B.C. theater with its astonishing acoustics. Up next you'll explore the town of Nafplion, a modern seaside resort with an old town dominated by the mighty Palamidi Fortress.

The last stop of the day is Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. You'll see the famous Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese, Tripoli, and Megalopoli.

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Europa Hotel

OLYMPIA, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Standing on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia is the Europa Hotel. The humble hill has been a privileged spectator of the events that took place between the beautiful and idyllic rivers, Alfeios and Kladeo.

Arty Grand Hotel

OLYMPIA, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the bright colors and playful design of Arty Grand Hotel. Perched high above Ancient Olympia, the hotel showcases good taste and high aesthetics in every attribute of its property.

Hotel Amalia Olympia

OLYMPIA, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Discover Ancient Olympia from this centrally located hotel set in a beautiful Meditteranean landscape with olive trees. You'll be less than a mile from the town center and only 1,650 feet from the archaeological site, the stadium and the rest of the sacred temples. Each of the 147 large, comfortable guestrooms are spread over three wings and three levels and face serene gardens. From every corner of the marbled lobby, enjoy the endless greenery on the open air terrace of the lounge café. Enjoy a relaxing meal at Artemis Restaurant, take a refreshing dip in the large swimming pool and end the night with a cocktail in the chic lobby bar with fireplace.

Day 4
Olympia - Delphi

Indulge during breakfast today, because you're visiting the site of the ancient Olympic games: Olympia! See an ancient sanctuary at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which hosts important treasures such as the famous statue of Praxiteles, Hermes.

Continue through Achaia and Rio - Antirio towards Delphi, passing through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea.

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Domotel Anemolia

DELPHI, GREECE 3 out of 5 stars

Perfectly nestled on the edge of historic Arachova Village, this cozy yet elegant hotel offers breathtaking views across the Delphi Valley and the Parnassos mountain range.

Amalia Hotel Delphi

DELPHI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Set on the slope of Mount Parnassus at the exit of Delphi town, Amalia Hotel Delphi offers a unparalleled view of the green valley that reaches all the way to the sea, Itea and Galaxidi. With an outdoor pool, an inviting lounge with fireplace, free WiFi, and a delectable restaurant, the Amalia offers the best of modern conveniences to admire the impressive Delphian scenery and lovely hotel gardens. Start the day with a rich American buffet breakfast before taking a mere minutes trip to the archaeological site of Delphi, the museum, and the temple of Apollo and Castalia Spring. A short way away is Arachova, which is renowned for its traditional woolen weavings and fantastic food. For those willing to travel just a bit further, the enchanting port towns of Itea and Galaxidi are also nearby.

The hotel accomodates guests with lavish lodgings, all equipped with the capacity for rollaway beds, room service and natural lighting from large windows and balconies for every room, giving all access to the beautiful view down the valley where they can spend their days adventuring, or relaxing poolside.

Day 5
Delphi - Kalambaka

Enjoy your breakfast and depart for your tour to Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus and once believed as the center of the earth!

Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, once home to a legendary oracle who was under the influence of the ancient god Apollo. Then, explore the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, where you stare into the eyes of the famous bronze charioteer, among other works.

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Divani Meteora Hotel

KALAMBAKA, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

The Meteora of the Divani Collection of luxury hotels in Greece offers guests the opportunity to enjoy traditional Greek hospitality in a contemporary setting.

Hotel Amalia Kalambaka

KALAMBAKA, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

This scenic hotel is housed on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings. This beautiful scenery is completed with running waters, extensive gardens, a large swimming pool and views to the Meteora rocks. From the wooden and iron details to the fireplaces of the café and the piano bar, each detail has been intricately picked out to make your stay more memorable and comfortable.

The café overlooking the swimming pool is the perfect place to wind down after a day of exploring. The piano bar on the lobby level , is the perfect place for lounging in the evening. Theopetra and Polythea restaurants are on the ground level and extend views to the internal garden with its running waters.The Hotel offers 170 comfortable guestrooms and 2 suites, with views to the gardens or the Meteora and Theopetra rocks.

Day 6
Kalambaka - Athens

After breakfast embark on an adventure to monastaries hidden away in the mountains of Meteora. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to suspend between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view.

Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures, from painted wonders to sacred sculptures. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant in Kalambaka (not included), before returning to Athens bypassing Trikala, Lamia, and Thermopylae.

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Amalia Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the historic beauty of Athens at the luxurious, eco-friendly Hotel Amalia Athens. As soon as you step inside, take in the hotel's elegant decor, as it boasts modern furnishings and plenty of natural light.

Titania

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to the National Historical Museum, Hellenic Parliament, and Syntagma Square, Titania is a modern 4-star hotel offering guests comfortable accommodations in Athens.

Royal Olympic Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

The Royal Olympic Hotel is a family-run 5-star property in the center of Athens, just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. The hotel is underneath the Acropolis and only a 2-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum.After a comp... read more

The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, where style and comfort meet. At Athenian Callirhoe hotel, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design.

Athens Avenue Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Athens Avenue Hotel wraps you in understated luxury and elegant aesthetics. With seamless access to the city, you'll be able to enjoy everything from sightseeing to relaxing at the property without worrying about complicated transit.

Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to top attractions in the city such as the Onassis Cultural Centre and Filopappos Hill, Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites is an ideal base to visit Athens.

Athens Marriott

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Step into a relaxing retreat of contemporary style, luxurious comfort, and endless services and amenities. Check-in to your inviting room, which boasts plush beds, crisp air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and much more.

Hotel Divani Caravel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Divani Caravel offers luxury and style in the heart of Athens. Each of the hotel's 471 deluxe guestrooms provides a harmonious blend of modern convenience with classical Greek charm.

Electra Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Experience warm, heartfelt Greek hospitality at the elegant Electra Hotel, nestled right near Athens' main shopping area. Settle into your spacious room and admire its rich, contemporary decor. Sprawl out on your large, comfortable bed, then plan your day using the hotel's complimentary WiFi. After a quick nap, get exploring! Take a short walk and find yourself at Plaka, Monastiraki, and the Acropolis in just minutes.

Freshen up in your luxurious marble bathroom, then head down to the sophisticated, yet cozy Terra Cafe & Wine Bar. Indulge in mouthwatering local favorites and say "cheers" to an amazing vacation. After a good night's rest, start your morning with an energizing breakfast at the on-site Emporiko Restaurant.

Day 7
Depart Greece

After breakfast, enjoy one final transfer to Athens Airport for your flight home.

Transfer to Athens airport (ATH)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
  • Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Site & Museum entrance
  • 4-Day Classical Greece Escorted Tour including the following accommodation, or similar:
  • 1 night in Olympia at the Hotel Amalia Olympia
  • 1 night in Delphi at the Hotel Amalia Delphi
  • 1 night in Kalambaka at the Hotel Amalia Kalambaka
  • 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
  • 3 dinners (while on escorted tour)
  • Breakfast daily

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