Classical Greece Sightseeing Tour
Athens, capital of Greece, is the birthplace of modern democracy, and home to many archeological sites dating to 5th century BC.
ABT will partner with Collette Tours for the Classical Greece land tour.
On this 11 days, nights nights tour of Classical Greece, we will uncover country's rich cultural history exploring the following sites.
Depart on overnight transatlantic flight to Athens, Greece
Arrive in Athens, Greece Welcome dinner Athens half-day city tour by coach and on foot to explore the Acropolis to see sites associated with the golden age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion, Partheneon, new Acropolis museum, Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. Dinner (at leisure)
Day 3: Athens
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the highlights in Athens showcasing the city's ancient and glorious monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus, the Parliament, and the Olympic Stadium.
Next, ascend the steep hill of the Acropolis. Greek for “highest city,” the Acropolis was the religious center of ancient Athens and is crowned by the Parthenon, considered the pinnacle of classical Greek architecture. This evening, perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional local food tour of Athens.
Day 4: Athens Thermopylae Kalambaka
Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas who died defending Greece against the Persians.
This afternoon, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. End your day at a family owned taverna and savor a delicious meal with recipes passed down from generations. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Kalambaka Metéora Arachova
This morning, visit Metéora and enjoy guided tours of two remote monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock “towers” that extend nearly 900 feet into the air.
More than 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched at atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort with break taking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Arachova Delphi Olympia
This morning tour the ancient city of Delphi, one of Greece’s mostimportant religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, the ancient theatre, and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collections of ancient artifacts.
It was here that the famous Oracle was consulted to foretell the destiny of mankind. Then travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization.
Visit a local farm in the countryside and meet the owners to learn about everyday life. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of local wines, olive oil, homemade jams, marmalades and sweets. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7: Olympia
This morning, enjoy a guided visit to ancient Olympia, including a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. – and the museum.
Next, learn how to cook some of the region’s best dishes as you partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch.
This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances at a delightful Greek dance class. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Olympia Nafplio
Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the picturesque seaside resort of Nafplio.
En route, stop at a familyowned ouzo distillery producing Greece’s signature anise-flavored apertif since 1869. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 9: Nafplio
Today, it’s your choice! Journey to ancient Mycenae, once ruled by mythological King Agamemnon, commander in chief of the Greeks during the Trojan War.
Explore the excavations during a guided visit featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Or Linger in Nafplio and join a walking tour of Greece's first capital city. Nafplio's mix of Venetian and Neo-classical architectural influences make it Greece's most elegant city.
Today breakfast is included
Day 10: Nafplio Athens
This morning, stop for a view of the Corinth Canal en route to Athens. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Greece’s capital. Perhaps you’ll browse the myriad shops of the Plaka, Athens’ historic district nestled at the foot of the Acropolis.
Or visit one of the city's world-class museums such as the National Archeological Museum with its majestic bronze statue of Poseidon or Benaki Museum, which houses Greek works of art from pre-historic to modern times.
Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece gathering with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 11: Athens
Your tour ends today. Today breakfast will be included.
Land tour price are listed below
Double occupancy- $2,599
Triple occupancy -- $2,599 per person
Single occupancy - $3,199
Classical Athens Greece travel package includes the following elements.
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