Eastern Mediterranean 2018: Best of Greece Summer 2018

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2018

Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
  • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae
  • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora
Dining Highlights
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Details

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AthensArrive Athens (2 Nights): Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.Welcome Reception
Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza
Day 2AthensAthens Sightseeing: Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape below. Along our journey into antiquity we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We'll see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki - the choice is yours. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3NafplionAthens - Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nafplion: We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Agamemmon/Ippoliti
Day 4OlympiaNafplion - Olympia: We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace
Day 5DelphiOlympia - Patras - Delphi: We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight.Buffet Breakfast
Nafsika Palace/Aegli/Amalia
Day 6KalambakaDelphi - Thermopylae - Kalambaka: Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece', and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Dellas Boutique
Day 7AthensKalambaka - Meteora - Athens: The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza
Day 8Depart AthensDepart Athens: We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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March 26, 2018$1,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
March 30, 2018$1,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
April 02, 2018$2,325.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 09, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 13, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
April 16, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 20, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 23, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
April 27, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 30, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 04, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 07, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 11, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 14, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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July 09, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 13, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 16, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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July 23, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 27, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 30, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 03, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 06, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 10, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 13, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 17, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 20, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 24, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 27, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 31, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 03, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 07, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 10, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 14, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 17, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 21, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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September 28, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 01, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 05, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 08, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 12, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 15, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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October 22, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 26, 2018$2,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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