11 Day Secrets of Greece including Corfu

Trafalgar Hidden Journey starting in Athens and finishing in Athens

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 11 Day Secrets of Greece including Corfu. The sound of cicadas and warmth of the Greek countryside are your companions as you travel through rolling hills of olive groves to the vineyards of Nemea, and cross country to the island of Corfu with its cobbled alleys, arcades...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Hidden Journey (Premium)
Style: Hidden Journeys
Max Group Size: 26
Duration: 11 Days
From: Athens to Athens
Tour Code: GSML
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Greece
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$ 3,795
Per Person ($AU)
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1
Arrive Athens
Venture back to a time when great philosophers roamed the halls of the Agora and gods competed for mythical supremacy. Your Hidden Journey delving into the treasures of Greece begins in its vibrant capital, Athens, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. Kick off your in-depth discovery of what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation this evening, when you'll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Radisson Blu Park / Crowne Plaza
2
Athens - Epidaurus - Nafplion (2 Nights)
We journey to a land of legends this morning. Our leisurely drive takes us to the scenic northeast Peloponnese and past the impressive Corinth Canal that straddles two gulfs. Our first stop is the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Take to the stage and hear first-hand the magnificent acoustics that would entertain over 14,000 spectators, then spend the rest of the day exploring the Venetian-inspired seaport of Nafplion. Amble past its neoclassical mansions or enjoy a traditional meal against the scenic backdrop of the bay. (BB) Stay: Amphytrion / Ippoliti / Grande Bretagne
3
Nafplion - Excursion To Mycenae
Meandering inland, we visit Mycenae - its ruins remain as a testament of what was once an important palacial centre of the late Bronze Age in Greece. Stroll through the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Royal Palace, before seeing the tomb of this fearless Greek leader who commanded the Greeks in their battles against Trojan forces. This afternoon we sample delicious local vintages during a Cultural Insight into wine production in the Nemea region, followed by some time at your leisure to stroll through the quaint seaside retreat of Nafplio with a delicious Greek ice cream in hand. Buffet Breakfast
4
Nafplion - Olympia
Crossing the Peloponnese, we head towards the famous village of Olympia where sacrifices were once made to the gods, and athletes competed for supremacy in the ancient Olympic Games. Visit the ruins of temples, the museum and the stadium imagining agile runners racing in honour of Zeus. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for traditional Be My Guest experience including dinner and dancing. (BB/BMGD) Stay: Amalia / Europa / Olympic Village
5
Olympia - Amphilochia - Preveza - Nikopolis - Igoumenitsa - Corfu (2 Nights)
We leave the Peninsula and return to mainland Greece, meandering north past the picturesque village of Amphilochia and Preveza before arriving in Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Boarding a ferry, we cross to the beautiful island of Corfu where we have some time at leisure to admire its splendid architecture and arcades, ambling through its cobbled alleys en route to the Spianada, one of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece. Buffet Breakfast Stay: Cavalieri / Bella Venezia / Corfu Holiday Palace
6
Corfu Sightseeing
Begin your day with an orientation tour of the island, followed by a visit to the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa to meet the friendly Orthodox Monks who share their day-to-day life with visitors. Later, we stop at the Phaeacian-styled Achilleion Palace, built by Elizabeth "Sissi" Empress of Austria and Hungary, who so admired Greece and its culture that she decided to build an enchanting summer retreat here. Stroll through its Imperial Gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the lush valley and glistening Ionian Sea beyond before returning to your hotel for an evening on your own terms. (BB)
7
Corfu - Ioannina
We bid farewell to island living on Corfu and sail back to the mainland, continuing to the lively lakeside city of Ioannina where we spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stroll along the tranquil lakeshore and meander through the Old Town to admire its Ottoman and Byzantine treasures, including the imposing castle that overlooks Lake Pamvotis. (BB) Stay: Du Lac / Grand Serai / Frontzou Politia
8
Ioannina - Metsovo - Meteora - Portaria (Mount Pelion)
The delicious flavours of Metsovone cheese and wine provide a fitting start to our day as we arrive in the picturesque mountain town of Metsovo. We continue to Kalambaka and admire the famous Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora that stand almost impossibly perched atop colossal boulders. Our final stop before arriving in Portaria, situated on the magnificent Mount Pelion range, is the seaside town of Volos. (BB) Stay: Despotiko / Xenia / Pelion Resort
9
Portaria - Thermopylae - Delphi - Galaxidi
Traversing the peaks of Parnassos and Giona, we stop in Thermopylae, the mythical entrance to Hades and the site where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought bravely against the invading Persians. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit to Delphi, the seat of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and ramble through what remains of this ancient sanctuary which was once the site of the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. The picturesque seaside village of Galaxidi, our home for the night, emerges as our reward for crossing the craggy hinterland to the coast. (BB) Stay: Nostos / Epavlis / Ganimede
10
Galaxidi - Athens
We return to cosmopolitan Athens for a day of delving into antiquity, coming face-to-face with the treasures of Ancient Greece. We ascend to the Acropolis and join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with magnificent views of Athena's Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and view the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. On our final evening together, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the millennia and miles explored together on this epic voyage of discovery. (BB/FD) Stay: Radisson Blu Park / Crowne Plaza
11
Depart Athens
We bid farewell to Athens and newfound friends as we prepare to depart Greece. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm. This package ends at Athens Airport - should you wish to return to the city of Athens additional transfer charges will apply. Buffet Breakfast
1
Arrive Athens
Venture back to a time when great philosophers roamed the halls of the Agora and gods competed for mythical supremacy. Your Hidden Journey delving into the treasures of Greece begins in its vibrant capital, Athens, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. Kick off your in-depth discovery of what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation this evening, when you'll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Radisson Blu Park / Crowne Plaza
2
Athens - Epidaurus - Nafplion (2 Nights)
We journey to a land of legends this morning. Our leisurely drive takes us to the scenic northeast Peloponnese and past the impressive Corinth Canal that straddles two gulfs. Our first stop is the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Take to the stage and hear first-hand the magnificent acoustics that would entertain over 14,000 spectators, then spend the rest of the day exploring the Venetian-inspired seaport of Nafplion. Amble past its neoclassical mansions or enjoy a traditional meal against the scenic backdrop of the bay. (BB) Stay: Amphytrion / Ippoliti / Grande Bretagne
3
Nafplion - Excursion To Mycenae
Meandering inland, we visit Mycenae - its ruins remain as a testament of what was once an important palacial centre of the late Bronze Age in Greece. Stroll through the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Royal Palace, before seeing the tomb of this fearless Greek leader who commanded the Greeks in their battles against Trojan forces. This afternoon we sample delicious local vintages during a Cultural Insight into wine production in the Nemea region, followed by some time at your leisure to stroll through the quaint seaside retreat of Nafplio with a delicious Greek ice cream in hand. Buffet Breakfast
4
Nafplion - Olympia
Crossing the Peloponnese, we head towards the famous village of Olympia where sacrifices were once made to the gods, and athletes competed for supremacy in the ancient Olympic Games. Visit the ruins of temples, the museum and the stadium imagining agile runners racing in honour of Zeus. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for traditional Be My Guest experience including dinner and dancing. (BB/BMGD) Stay: Amalia / Europa / Olympic Village
5
Olympia - Amphilochia - Preveza - Nikopolis - Igoumenitsa - Corfu (2 Nights)
We leave the Peninsula and return to mainland Greece, meandering north past the picturesque village of Amphilochia and Preveza before arriving in Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Boarding a ferry, we cross to the beautiful island of Corfu where we have some time at leisure to admire its splendid architecture and arcades, ambling through its cobbled alleys en route to the Spianada, one of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece. Buffet Breakfast Stay: Cavalieri / Bella Venezia / Corfu Holiday Palace
6
Corfu Sightseeing
Begin your day with an orientation tour of the island, followed by a visit to the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa to meet the friendly Orthodox Monks who share their day-to-day life with visitors. Later, we stop at the Phaeacian-styled Achilleion Palace, built by Elizabeth "Sissi" Empress of Austria and Hungary, who so admired Greece and its culture that she decided to build an enchanting summer retreat here. Stroll through its Imperial Gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the lush valley and glistening Ionian Sea beyond before returning to your hotel for an evening on your own terms. (BB)
7
Corfu - Ioannina
We bid farewell to island living on Corfu and sail back to the mainland, continuing to the lively lakeside city of Ioannina where we spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stroll along the tranquil lakeshore and meander through the Old Town to admire its Ottoman and Byzantine treasures, including the imposing castle that overlooks Lake Pamvotis. (BB) Stay: Du Lac / Grand Serai / Frontzou Politia
8
Ioannina - Metsovo - Meteora - Portaria (Mount Pelion)
The delicious flavours of Metsovone cheese and wine provide a fitting start to our day as we arrive in the picturesque mountain town of Metsovo. We continue to Kalambaka and admire the famous Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora that stand almost impossibly perched atop colossal boulders. Our final stop before arriving in Portaria, situated on the magnificent Mount Pelion range, is the seaside town of Volos. (BB) Stay: Despotiko / Xenia / Pelion Resort
9
Portaria - Thermopylae - Delphi - Galaxidi
Traversing the peaks of Parnassos and Giona, we stop in Thermopylae, the mythical entrance to Hades and the site where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought bravely against the invading Persians. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit to Delphi, the seat of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and ramble through what remains of this ancient sanctuary which was once the site of the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. The picturesque seaside village of Galaxidi, our home for the night, emerges as our reward for crossing the craggy hinterland to the coast. (BB) Stay: Nostos / Epavlis / Ganimede
10
Galaxidi - Athens
We return to cosmopolitan Athens for a day of delving into antiquity, coming face-to-face with the treasures of Ancient Greece. We ascend to the Acropolis and join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with magnificent views of Athena's Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and view the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. On our final evening together, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the millennia and miles explored together on this epic voyage of discovery. (BB/FD) Stay: Radisson Blu Park / Crowne Plaza
11
Depart Athens
We bid farewell to Athens and newfound friends as we prepare to depart Greece. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm. This package ends at Athens Airport - should you wish to return to the city of Athens additional transfer charges will apply. Buffet Breakfast
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Journey Highlights
  • Be My Guest Say 'opa!' to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing
  • Cultural Insight Learn about the red wine making tradition of the Nemea region and enjoy a local wine tasting
  • Local Specialist For all included sightseeing
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • City tour in Nafplio, Olympia, Meteora, Delphi and Athens
  • Orientation of Amphilochia, Preveza, Corfu, Metsovo, Meteora and Galaxidi
  • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens
  • Visit the Amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the island of Corfu and it's Venetian Castle, monastery of Palaiokastritsa and Achilleon Palace, the picturesque towns of Ioannina and Metsovo, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, Mount Pelion region, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the port town of Galaxidi and the Acropolis in Athens
Included Meals
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry to Corfu
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation: Guests may be accommodated in alternative hotels in certain locations. The hotels in Galaxidi and Portaria are small capacity hotels. All hotels will be of the same or higher standard.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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Journey Highlights
  • Be My Guest Say 'opa!' to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing
  • Cultural Insight Learn about the red wine making tradition of the Nemea region and enjoy a local wine tasting
  • Local Specialist For all included sightseeing
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • City tour in Nafplio, Olympia, Meteora, Delphi and Athens
  • Orientation of Amphilochia, Preveza, Corfu, Metsovo, Meteora and Galaxidi
  • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens
  • Visit the Amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the island of Corfu and it's Venetian Castle, monastery of Palaiokastritsa and Achilleon Palace, the picturesque towns of Ioannina and Metsovo, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, Mount Pelion region, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the port town of Galaxidi and the Acropolis in Athens
Included Meals
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry to Corfu
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation: Guests may be accommodated in alternative hotels in certain locations. The hotels in Galaxidi and Portaria are small capacity hotels. All hotels will be of the same or higher standard.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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