Best of Greece (Nov-Mar)

8 Day Winter Tour from Athens to Athens with Trafalgar

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 8 Day Best of Greece (Nov-Mar). Journey to Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera to the Parthenon and Delphi. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympi...read more

     
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Winter Tour Starts In
Starts In
Athens
Winter Tour Ends In
Ends In
Athens
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Greece
Trip Operated By:
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
783 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
3 Reviews
Trip Code:
WGBOA

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Athens
Put the'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Stay Two Nights: Divani Palace Acropolis
2 Athens Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation. Along our journey into antiquity, we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato.'Dive Into Culture' and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki - the choice is yours. (B)
3 Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion
We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs, (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening. (B/D) Stay: Amalia Nafplio
4 Nafplion – Olympia
We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening, we'Connect With Locals' joining the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm for a Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia. (B/BMG) Stay: Arty Grand
5 Olympia – Patras – Delphi
We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for the night. (B) Stay Two Nights: Amalia
6 Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka
Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games, held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the'bread basket of Greece', the travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (B/D)
7 Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens
The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece. (B/FD) Stay: Divani Palace Acropolis
8 Depart Athens
We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (B)

Trafalgar Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
  • VISIT the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Ancient theatre in Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora
  • VIEW the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae
  • SEE the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
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)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (3)

8 Day Best of Greece (Nov-Mar) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Fantastic Greece”
- NSW, Australia Dec 2018 1 Helpful Vote

The tour was wonderful. We saw all the ancient sites. I know when people think of Greece these days they think of the islands, beaches, cruises and blue and white buildings but our tour concentrated on the past. We saw just about everything from The Acropolis, Olympia and Delphi and more. We loved every minute. ...read more

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“Best of Greece”
- NSW, Australia Nov 2017 View Photo

Weather was terrible the first day of our tour when we took on the Acropolis. As a measure--sixteen people were killed outside Athens from flash flooding the day before. Water got into my camera and it was eventually ruined. Thankfully the weather turned good thereafter. ...read more

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“Recommend this tour to anyone wanting a hassle-free tour ”
- WA, Australia Jan 2015

An ideal way to see the main sites of Ancient Greece without the crowds. As one of the few tours operating in Greece over winter, we rarely had to share entire sites with anyone. The pace was great, allowing us time to properly explore the museums and sites we visited and not feel as though we were just glimpsing them as we drove by in the coach. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a hassle-free and enjoyable tour around the main sites of Ancient Greece.

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