Greek Escape

7 Day Winter Escape from Athens to Athens with Globus

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus 7 Day Greek Escape. 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 on this escorted Greek holiday. You’ve watched the Olympics on TV - now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia,...read more

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Winter Escape Starts In
Starts In
Athens
Winter Escape Ends In
Ends In
Athens
Accommodation
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Countries Explored:
Greece
Trip Operated By:
Globus
Globus
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Arrive In Athens, Greece
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
2 Athens
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world - famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora, where Socrates taught, with the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare. (B)
3 Athens - Corinth Canal - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nauplia
Stop at the spectacular Corinth Canal to take a photo. Highlights today include MYCENAE, where 19th - century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe's oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace; and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the MUSEUM before continuing to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well - preserved 2,300 - year - old OPEN - AIR - THEATER. Stay overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B/D)
4 Nauplia - Olympia
Take in the spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive ruins of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM displaying Praxiteles' magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B/D)
5 Olympia - Delphi
Journey to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th - century - BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is a DANCE LESSON, where you'll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B/D)
6 Delphi - Arachova - Athens
Leave fascinating Delphi behind you this morning and head back to Athens stopping en - route in the pretty town of Arachova located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Enjoy panoramic views and stroll around the town to admire the picturesque architecture before arriving in Athens with time to do some last - minute exploring on your own. Tonight is your chance to savor more Greek delicacies with an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
7 Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Globus Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
  • INSIDE VISITS: as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
Included Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Sightseeing & VIP Access
Sightseeing & VIP Access
Don't waste your precious time qeuing up, skip the lines with special VIP access at the must-see sites. Read more
Expert Local Guides
Expert Local Guides
Travel with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides who share their vast knowledge of the destination. Read more
Culture Through Cuisine
Culture Through Cuisine
Globus has the recipe for a great holiday. Savour the flavours of Europe through its regional cuisine. Read more
Superior Hotels
Superior Hotels
Globus picks hotels picked on their centralised location, so you'll stay right in the heart of the destination. Read more
Travel in Style
Travel in Style
Globus' coaches offer one of the most comfortable, stress-free and eco-friendly ways to travel. Read more
Local Favourites
Local Favourites
Do as the locals do and enjoy unique experiences that you wouldn't find touring on your own. Read more

Prices & Dates

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Trip Notes
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