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Classical Tour of Greece

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OFFER ENDS 19 JUN

Discover the cities, temples, museums, theatres and ‘marbles’ of classical Greece from Athens to Delphi & Olympia, the rock monasteries of Meteora and the dramatic Peloponnese scenery

This classical tour of mainland Greece begins in the capital, Athens, littered with ancient relics in unexpected places, from tiny backstreets to traffic roundabouts; and studded with famous landmarks from the unmissable, iconic Acropolis to the Roman theatre and Arch of Hadrian, Byzantine churches, and Lykabettos Hill. The tour heads north from here to the modern town of Kalambaka, the gateway to majestic Meteora, where soaring rock pillars are topped by improbably perched, medieval monasteries; then travels down to Delphi, the sanctuary of Apollo and site of the enigmatic Oracle, seen in its heyday as ‘the centre of the world’. On the western side of the Peloponnese, visit ancient Olympia, never a town but a sanctuary, its buildings all related to the Gods and the Games, its many remarkable relics exhibited in two museums. Across the peninsula, picturesque Nafplion is guarded by a trio of forts and was, for a few short years, the first capital of independent Greece; Mycenae’s mountain-ravine setting forms a natural fortress described by Homer as a “nook of Argos”; and in the 4thcentury BC Epidaurus amphitheatre, amazing acoustics make a whisper audible across the auditorium of the UNESCO site.

Overview

  • Athens  - 3 nights
  • Kalambaka  - 1 night
  • Delphi  - 1 night
  • Olympia  - 1 night
  • Nafplion  - 2 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent ancient Acropolis of Athens
  • Marvel at the mystical monasteries of Meteora
  • At the foot of Mount Parnassos, uncover the site of Delphi
  • Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • Wander through the colourful & charming town of Nafplion
  • Enjoy scenic journeys through mainland Greece

Accommodation

Hotel Divani Acropolis - Athens

This 5-star hotel is ideally situated just a short walk from the Acropolis. Facilities include restaurant, bar, WiFi (chargeable) and 250 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Hotel Divani Meteora - Kalambaka

A 4-star hotel built on the highest point of Kastraki area with views of the rocks of Meteora. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym and WiFi (chargeable). 63 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Hotel Amalia - Delphi

Amalia Hotel is a 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. Restaurants, bar, café, pool and WiFi (free). 172 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Hotel Europa - Olympia

Located at the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia at the foot of which there is the Sacred Alti with monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 80 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, satellite TV and balcony.

Hotel Amalia - Nafplion

A charming 4-star hotel surrounded by beautiful extensive gardens and a short drive away from the old town of Nafplion. Restaurant, bars, pool and WiFi (free). 171 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.
Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally, approximately between €7-10 per room per night.

On occasion, alternative hotels may be used, the final hotel will be confirmed prior to departure.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

September
September 10 (Tuesday)
  • Offer Ends 19 June

Was £2475

£ 2095

October
October 1 (Tuesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally, approximately between €7-10 per room per night.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep, Oct
  • £685
  • 2025: May, Sep, Oct
  • £765
Flight Options
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Arrival transfer
  • £58 (2025 £64)
  • Departure transfer
  • with group included

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