Become totally immersed in Greek history and legend on a 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other top sights, such as the Corinth Canal. Including a trip to medieval Meteora, this unique ancient Greece tour is great for all history buffs. Read the details.
1. 4-day Greece tour of Classical Greece attractions
2. See four UNESCO World Heritage Sites with an expert guide
3. Explore important archeological sites at Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi
4. Stroll through the Delphi Archeological Museum and see relics like the Sphinx of Naxos
5. Visit monasteries at the rock towers of Meteora
6. Overnight accommodation in centrally located in 3- or 4-star hotels
You'll have ample free time at world-renowned archaeological sites. Explore four of Greece’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient and medieval treasures on this 4-day tour from Athens, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned coach in central Athens, and travel first to the Corinth Canal before visiting the classical sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus in the northern Peloponnese. Then, spend the next three days exploring three more of Greece's historical highlights: Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.
Leave Athens behind and head west to the Corinth Canal, your first stop of the day! Linking the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, the canal is very narrow, and the ancient ships that once passed through it have been replaced by bungee jumpers. After exploring, continue to Mycenae for a guided walking tour. Learn about the development of classical Greek culture as you walk through this fascinating archaeological site. After lunch in Mycenae, travel to Epidaurus for a tour of its archaeological site and visit its famous natural theater famous for its acoustics. Continue to the pretty seaport town of Nafplio or Olympia to spend the night in a hotel.
After breakfast, set off with your guide by luxury coach, and visit the archaeological Site of Olympia. Home to the Atlas or Sanctuary of the Gods, the site was a mecca for ancient Greeks who came here to worship Zeus. See incredible ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where the first ancient Olympic Games were held. In the afternoon, board your coach for a scenic drive to Antirion, passing the town of Patras. Cross over the Rion-Antirion Bridge, considered a landmark of 21st-century Greece. Finish your day with a relaxing meal at your hotel in Delphi.
Rise early and meet your guide to explore Delphi , one of the most important archaeological treasures in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena. Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. After spending most of your day in Delphi, head to Kalambaka by coach, traveling through the eye-catching towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and then relax at leisure.
Leave your hotel to visit the rock towers of Meteora , incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries. With your guide, make your way up the walking trails to visit these monasteries, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views from the top. After spending the morning exploring Meteora, head back to Athens by coach. Arrive back in Athens at approximately 7pm.
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