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7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 01 - Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 02 - City tour / Athens (B)
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.

Day 03 - Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia (B,D)
After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.

Day 04 - Olympia / Delphi (B,D)
Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Day 05 - Delphi / Kalambaka (B,D)
Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 06 - Meteora / Athens (B)
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.

Day 07 - Departure (B)
Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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2017        
Departure dates:        
November to March: Every Saturday and Sunday.        
April to October: Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday.        
       
Standard        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
01 Nov'16 - 04 Mar'17 $1,240 $1,750 $1,160        
05 Mar - 29 Mar $1,260 $1,780 $1,175        
30 Mar - 08 Apr $1,215 $1,705 $1,125        
09 Apr - 15 Oct $1,230 $1,730 $1,140        
16 Oct - 31 Oct $1,215 $1,705 $1,125        
       
First Class        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
01 Nov'16 - 31 Mar'17 $1,340 $1,965 $1,245        
01 Apr - 29 Apr $1,470 $2,150 $1,355        
30 Apr - 29 Jun $1,495 $2,200 $1,375        
30 Jun - 28 Aug $1,430 $2,070 $1,330        
29 Aug - 31 Oct $1,495 $2,200 $1,375        
       
Deluxe        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
01 Nov'16 - 30 Mar'17 $1,480 $2,215 $1,345        
31 Mar - 29 Apr $1,575 $2,330 $1,435        
30 Apr - 29 Jun $1,640 $2,465 $1,485        
30 Jun - 28 Aug $1,585 $2,345 $1,440        
29 Aug - 31 Oct $1,495 $2,200 $1,375        
       
Notes:        
The order of excursions/visits may change depending on the departure date.        
       
Accommodations:        
       
Athens        
Hotel Crystal City, Hotel Oscar, Hotel Best Western Museum, Hotel Best Western Pythagorion, Hotel Best Western Candia or similar (S)
Hotel Titania Hotel Parthenon Hotel Zafolia Hotel Golden Age Hotel Alexandros(F)        
Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Divani Caravel, Hotel Metropolitan, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand (D)        
       
Olympia        
Hotel Antonios or Similar (S)        
Hotel Arty Grand, Hotel Europa or similar(F, D)        
       
Delphi        
Hotel Hermes, Hotel Olympic or Similar(S)        
Hotel Amalia or Hotel Apollonia(F, D)        
       
Kalambaka        
  Hotel Orfea or Hotel Antoniadis(S)              
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani (F, D)              
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 4-day classical Greece & Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
Exclusions:
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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