3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi
Book and travel by October 31, 2014 and you will enjoy 4 Star Accommodation for the price of 3 Star Accommodation
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Multi-Day Trip
- All-inclusive tour
- Led by a local guide
Set off from Athens in the morning and head along the mainland coast to Corinth Canal by coach. Linking the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth, the canal is steep-sided and narrow, making it a favorite spot for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. After stopping to see this impressive canal, your tour continues to the seaside town of Nauplia for a walk, and then continue by coach to Mycenae for a walking tour of its archaeological site. Learn about the Classical Greece era from your guide, hearing tales of the period’s strong influence on the Roman Empire. Here, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the archaeological site of Epidaurus. Enjoy a guided tour around its evocative ruins, and see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Enjoy your evening in Nauplia at leisure after dinner in your hotel.
Overnight: Amalia (4-star hotel) in Nauplia
Day 2: Nauplia – Olympia – Antirion – Delphi (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then meet your guide for a morning tour of Olympia’s archaeological site. In the times of Classical Greece, the site attracted pilgrims who gathered around the Atlis (Sanctuary of the Gods) to worship the Greek god Zeus. See fascinating ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where Greece’s ancient Olympic Games took place.
After spending your morning in Olympia, and perhaps taking lunch at leisure, hop back on board your coach for the drive to Antirion, passing Patras on the way. Cross over the incredible Rion-Antirion Bridge – considered an architectural icon of 21st-century Greece – and then relax at leisure in Antirion and the nearby town of Nafpaktos. Your day of exploring finishes with a relaxing meal in your Delphi hotel.
Overnight: Parnassos or Hermes (3-star), or Amalia (4-star) in Delphi
Day 3: Delphi -- Athens (B, D)
Set off early with your friendly guide to explore Delphi’s archaeological site – one of the most important in Europe. As you walk around this intriguing UNESCO World Heritage site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena and the Temple of Apollo.
In the late morning visit Delphi Archaeological Museum to see countless numbers of artifacts and relics – many of them dating back to 15th-century BC. As you walk ‘round at leisure, look out for must-see pieces including the Charioteer of Delphi, the Sphinx of Naxos and the marble statue of Antonius (a beloved friend of Emperor Hadrian).
After enjoying lunch at leisure in Delphi, you’ll return to Athens by coach, arriving in the early evening.
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First Class Accommodation
3-Day Trip to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Delphi with accommodation in a first class hotel
Tourist Class Accommodation
3-Day Trip to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Delphi with accommodation in a tourist class hotel
Theatre at Epidaurus, Greece
- 2 nights accommodation (First Class: AMALIA hotels, Tourist Class: ILLIS hotels)
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Entrance fees for museums and archaeological sites
- Professional guide
- Local taxes
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Every effort is made to use superior class hotels, as classified by the Greek Government. In smaller towns where no first class hotels are available, the best hotels existing is used. All the hotels used on this tour have private facilities.
- Note that overnight on Day 1 may sometimes be in Olympia instead of Nauplia.
- 3-start hotels are subject to change.
- Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag.
- Not recommended for travelers with mobility problems
Reviewed by: Susan L, September 2014
Our tour guide, Joy, was amazing. She was professional, patient and had an amazing depth and breath of knowledge about Greek history and culture and the sites we visited. She made the tour a very rich and pleasurable experience.
The accommodations were good and the lunch venues offered a variety of dishes which were well prepared and delicious.
Reviewed by: Phil F, August 2014
I would highly recommend this tour.Everything was properly organised and the hotel accommodation was first class. Special mention must be made of the tour guide who was excellent . His encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject and ability to convey this made for a truly memorable experience.