View through trees of the temples on top of Acropolis Hill at midday | Athens, Greece

Discovering Ancient Greek Cities Tour: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka

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Countries Visited

Greece

Places Visited

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Your 8-day historical tour of Greece highlights the splendor of the ancient world and the lively rhythm of contemporary life. Your specialized guides will take you on customizable tours that reveal majestic myths and ancient kings, Olympic games and the Aegean Sea’s cobalt waters. Search for the Oracle at Delphi, witness Athens’s iconic Parthenon, and climb to the top of Meteora’s hanging monasteries for a unique and fascinating Greek discovery.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the wonders of Ancient Athens on a private guided tour of the city, and witness the treasures set atop Acropolis Hill
  • Enjoy the vibrant culture and stunning panorama of the Saronic Gulf on the Island of Hydra
  • Witness the splendor of the ancient city of Olympia, home of the first Olympic games  
  • Traverse the remaining temples and walkways on a private guided tour of Delphi, home of the famous and infamous Oracle
  • Travel to the top of a collection of cliffs nearly 1,000 feet high to visit the exceptional hilltop monasteries of Meteora
  • Explore the historic port town of Nafplio, said to be the harbor from which the boats of Greece first departed for Troy during the Trojan War
  • Visit the legendary Bronze Age city of Mycenae where King Agamemnon reigned

Detailed Description

The birth of Western Civilization begins in Greece, cradling modern thought, and ingenuity. Mountains rise out of verdant prairies and fade into the Andaman Sea. Your 8-day tour of Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka highlights the myths and legends of the nation’s history that have inspired the Western World.

Your vacation to Greece begins with your arrival in Athens. Your private transfer will be waiting at the airport. You settle into your hotel located in the heart of the city at Syntagma Square. Your guide takes you on an encompassing tour of Athens’s history, working from contemporary times backward, beginning with the Parliament building.

The brilliance of the city stems from its connection to its preserved ruins, allowing you to visit the Acropolis, followed by your visit to the southern point of Attica, known as Cape Sounion, to see the Temple of Poseidon. Spend a day on the Island of Hydra, taking the ferry to the island’s charming port. You can take a guide or indulge in the quiet and antique lifestyle of the landscape, on which the locals do not allow cars or scooters. Travel northbound to Olympia.

En route to Olympia, you visit the stunning coastal town of Nafplio to see the Venetian fortress. You also explore the ruins of Mycenae, home of the once mighty king Agamemnon, noted in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad. Olympia has an enchanting atmosphere emanating from the ruins immersed in mythology, along with the understanding that the Olympic games began thousands of years ago. You travel across the Corinthian Bay to arrive in Delphi. Your guide leads you on a private tour of the ancient city, taking in the captivating view and the legendary prophecies of the Oracle, who made kings and brought down kingdoms.

The monasteries of Meteora ascend over the town of Kalambaka. The architectural and engineering feat of erecting the buildings atop the monoliths is astounding. The décor inside the monasteries is historic and stunning. You return to Athens with the evening at your leisure to enjoy the chic streets of the capital city. On your last day, your private transfer escorts you from your centrally located hotel to Athens International Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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