Grand Tour of Greece

10 Days

A complete visit to all the important monuments and sites of mainland Greece. The ancient capital of Athens, the magnificent Argolis with Mycenae and Epidaurus, the sacred Olympia, the mystic Delphi, the monastic Meteora and Byzantine Thessaloniki await you to wander in their endless history, along with a visit to Pella, Vergina and Edessa.

Departure
Departure Hotel Double Bed Price Per Person Meals Single Bed Price Per Person
2 May 2023
Athens 4* 1479$ Breakfast included 1979$
16 May 2023 Athens 4* 1479$ Breakfast included 1979$
6 Jun 2023 Athens 4* 1979$ Breakfast included 1979$
20 Jun 2023 Athens 4* 1979$ Breakfast included 1979$

Itinerary

Arrival at Athens International Airport. Our Escort will meet you and arrange transfer to the Hotel.Check in.Rest of the afternoon free at leisure. We do recommend a stroll, to get the first feeling of the Greek Metropolis. Overnight in Athens.

Our Guide will meet you in the Lobby and you will start your Panoramic tour. Passing by the old Palace which is now the Presidential Manor, The Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896, Hadrian´s gate, Constitution Square, The Parliament, The Memorial to the Unknown Soldier guarded by the Evzones (the special Guard), Panepistimiou Avenue, the Old University of Athens, National Library. Then on to Acropolis of Athens visiting Parthenon and Erechtheion. After the tour we recommend a walk in Plaka the old Athenian quartier, enjoy a cup of coffee or a nice Greek meal in one of the local Taverns. Overnight in Athens

Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion (short stop) drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Arrive at Olympia, cradle of the ancient Olympic Games. (Dinner and overnight).

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Town of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. (Dinner and overnight).

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of the Meteora, those gigantic rocks that rise steep from the plain of Thessaly. (Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka).

Visit Meteora. Perched on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, and admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympos, the highest mountain in Greece and home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology. Arrival at Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece. (Dinner and overnight).

In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the "co-reigning" city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe's Museum Prize for the year 2005. Rest of the day free, to enjoy time in the lively center of the city. (Dinner and overnight).

Depart in the morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia. First stop at picturesque Edessa where we see the town's famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa, to a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle's School, the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught ‘the doctrines of morals and politics' to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Then drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai), to live the experience of a visit to the unique Museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. In only a few miles away is Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colourful market area. A walk in a city where past is present and around. Return to Thessaloniki. (Dinner and overnight)

Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas, in situ as well as in the new Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of mountain Olympos). After the visit we shall start driving south and through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas' Monument) and Thebes, arrive in Athens late in the afternoon. Overnight in Athens.

Depending on your flight time you will transferred to Athens airport for your returning flight

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Athens
  • 9 nights accomodation in 4* hotels with breakfast (3 in Athens, 1 in Olympia, 1 in Delphi, 1 in Kalabaka, 3 in Thessaloniki)
  • 6 meals during the tour outside of Athens
  • Excursions mentioned in the program with Deluxe bus, (Athens City tour, 6 day Grand tour of Greece)

Cost Excludes

  • City tax
  • Personal expenses (extra meals, drinks, tips)
  • Optional excursions and visits
  • Entrances
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the included section

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Grand Tour of Greece
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Trip Facts

  • 011
  • Leisure Travel
  • Athens
  • Thessaloniki
  • at 02,16 May- 06,20 June - 4 of July - 12,19, 26 September
  • Min 2
  • 4*
  • Yes - for included sightseeing
  • Breakfast: 9
  • Athens - Delphi - Olympia - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Meteora- Vergina -Pella -Thessaloniki
  • Greece
  • 12
  • 75

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