The legends of oracles and warriors continue to sweep through the mountains while the marble columns of ancient temples offer insight into contemporary life during your custom-tailored tour of Greece. The country remains a rich well of layered histories from the rise of the Mycenaeans to the fall of the Byzantine Empire. Classical sculptures adorn museum galleries and reflect a marvelous eye for humanistic detail as dramatic stone structures crown steep cliffs as a sign of devotion to the divine....
Athens – Welcome to Athens with the Remaining Day at Leisure
The city of Athens is the center of Western Civilization, with a history of more than 3,000 years still visible on the street of the city. The streets continue to bustle with a modern ambiance as the capital of Greece combines classical history with a touch of edgy modernity surrounding the ancient Acropolis. Your flight will land at Athens International Airport, and your private transfer will greet you upon arrival. Musicians play welcoming music in cozy cafes, and street art adds bursts of color to sporadic alleyways and avenues as you arrive to your accommodation.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the beauty of Athens at your preferred pace for an immersive time among the distinctive neighborhoods and history. The narrow, cobbled lanes of the Psiri Neighborhood lead to popular tavernas and charming cafes, while restaurants all around fill with the familiar sounds of Greek music. Enjoy your introductory tour, and then settle into your accommodations after your first Greek dinner.
Kalambaka – Visit Ancient Thermopylae and Medieval Meteora
Delphi – Travel Central Greece to Discover Fascinating Delphi
Olympia – Transfer to the Peloponnese to Explore Ancient Olympia
Athens – Gorgeous Nafplio, Ancient Epidaurus, and Corinth Canal
Athens – The Embodiment of Ancient Greece with a Tour of Athens
Athens – Depart for Home
- Navigate the ancient history of Athens from atop the Acropolis where the famous Parthenon stands over the city
- Venture to the top of the soaring mountain columns to discover the captivating medieval monasteries of Meteora
- Listen to the perfect acoustics that demands the attention of spectators at the ancient theater of Epidaurus
- Embrace the mixture of mythology and history at Delphi when circling the ancient city, the Sacred Way, and the Temple of Apollo in search of the Oracle
- Follow in the footsteps of the Ancient athletes at Olympia to reveal the treasures that remain of the original sacred games
- Indulge in the vibrant and beautiful ambiance of Nafplio, the original capital of Greece that is adorned with both Venetian and neoclassical buildings along the coast
- Retell the story of the Leonidas and the brave 300 when standing inside the fascinating interactive museum of Thermopylae
- Enjoy uncovering the ancient walls erected during the Mycenaean and Hellenistic periods when stopping in the town of Lamia
Your epic 7-day Greek tour will be an odyssey fit for royalty as the wealth of history is unveiled as culture spans thousands of years. From hanging monasteries radiant with golden mosaics to visions of the dramatic original Olympic games, the marvels of the country emanate from the landscape and along the shoreline. Greek theaters, Venetian charm, and classical sophistication highlight the ways contemporary life fills the niches of the past taking you on a fantastical adventure from Athens to Meteora, Delphi to Nafplio celebrating the diversity of welcoming towns, marbled ruins, and fascinating battlegrounds.
Your grand journey through Greece will take you across the undulating landscape that connects the past to the present. Celebrate the points at which history becomes legend in Thermopylae as the brave 300 defended Greece from invading Persians, and then stroll along the floating monasteries of Meteora where Byzantine mosaics tower over the contemporary town below. Embrace the mythological messages of the Oracle at Delphi inside the remains of the Temple of Apollo and discover the talent of dedicated athletes who performed in during the Olympics in the ancient city of Olympia.
Traveling through the Peloponnese brings to life the majesty of Nafplio, Greece’s original capital, with Venetian architecture nearby. Follow the length of the Corinth Canal for a view of the humanmade cliffs connecting the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf, and then enjoy the majesty of Athens with an immersive exploration of the ancient and contemporary history. Learn about the reunification of Greece, the Roman occupation of Athens, and the spectacular religious center of the Acropolis for an insightful and enchanting view of the classical period.
$2,270 per person (excluding international flights)
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