Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier's Tomb, the Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.
Leave Athens early in the morning heading towards the Corinth Canal where is the first stop. Next stop to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus world known for its acoustics. Quick visit to Nafplion town and then off to the archeological site of Mycenae and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure to Olympia, the place where the Olympic Games were born, passing by Tripolis and Megalopolis towns. Dinner & overnight in Olympia.
In the morning you will visit the Archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then you will be driven by the plains of Heliad and Achaia till you reach the impressive bridge which connects Rion to Antirion. On the way you will have the opportunity to take a glimpse of the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea. Arrival in Delphi. Dinner & overnight.
Visit the archaeological site of Delphi known in antiquity as the center of the world, the Museum with the famous statue representing "The Bronze Charioteer". Departure to Kalambaka, a small town built at the foothill of Meteora. Dinner & overnight.
Visit to Meteora where dozens of monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures are built on huge rocks with a magnificent view. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae with a short stop at Leonida's statue and then again to Kammena Vourla area. Arrival in Athens in the evening.
Morning transfer to Piraeus port. Departure to Santorini, arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Free day in Santorini.
Day at leisure at the most beautiful Cycladic island. Do not leave the island without visiting its capital city, Fira town, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that cling on the steep cliff. To the South, visit Akrotiri with its recent excavations which prove the theories that Santorini might be the lost continent of the Atlantis right.
Transfer to the port and departure to Piraeus. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel in Athens.
According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Athens airport.
Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You only need 10 days to visit this fantastic region of Greece.
4 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis
4-day Classical Tour including a visit to Meteora on a half board basis
Ferry tickets Piraeus-Santorini-Piraeus
Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
All transfers as mentioned
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Greece has always been and will be one of the most popular destinations for tourism. It is not hard to see why. The country and surrounding islands, have a colourful historical timeline filled with stories of the ancient gods, and philosophers like Aristotle. It also has superb coastlines filled with beautiful beaches and swimming spots. Throw in the welcoming and interesting cultural aspects like food and cuisine and everything combines to form a holiday hotspot where people truly can enjoy themselves.
Such is the demand for tourism, every type of hotel accommodation is available from the budget hostels for backpackers to 5 star plus spa centres for honeymooning couples. If you book one of our tours, we arrange accommodation for you.
When to Go
From July to August, soaring temperatures are guaranteed. While this is ideal for sunbathers, anyone who wants to explore cultural or historical sites should confine their walks to morning or evening and avoid the peak of temperatures from 12 noon to 3pm.
Aside from these months, January to June and September to November are ideal, although evening temperatures require a light cardigan or jacket. December to March is the coldest months but destinations like Athens are still popular for all year round city breaks.
Currency and Spending
Greece used to be a cheap country until the introduction of the Euro. It is still possible to travel on a budget but travellers should look out for the small establishments serving cheap food and avoid centres where prices of drinks etc are more expensive. An average budget per day is 90 euros including accommodation, food and transport. This can increase with fees to museums and historical sites. Our Greece tours range from budget to luxury and you can see the full range here.
Where to Go
There is huge amount of potential destinations, depending on what you look for in a travel experience. The diversity of regions will ensure that everyone is accommodated for. Many of our tours visit more than one destination so you can see the best of what Greece has to offer, all in one trip. You can see the tours here but the main five highlights of Greece are…
The capital and largest city in Greece, is home to some of the world’s most prolific ancient sites which is not a surprise considering that throughout history, it has always been a centre of learning, art and philosophy. Sites to see include including Acropolis, ancient agora, the 19th century neighbourhood of Anafiotika, the unknown soldiers tomb and Hadrian’s arch
This is a destination that has something for everyone because Thessaloniki has an abundance of Byzantine historical sites, museums, cultural activities, sports and art festivals. Hotels and restaurants are in abundance and the diversity means you are sure to find what you seek.
This island is well-known for white sugar cube houses covered with pink bougainvillea, and the emphasis while here is to relax and admire the beauty. Sunsets are adorable and the urban landscape provides many picture postcards scenes. Also try the local wine and cuisine.
This Greek island is famous for its beaches and nightlife. Landmarks to visit include the windmills; the Municipal library based in an 18th century mansion and Petros the pelican that is the mascot for the island.
One of the most famous and top visited Greek islands, Rhodes includes the historical old part of the town within the old city walls. It is also well known for its shopping opportunities and local taverns serving delicious Greek cuisine.
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