The Best of Greece 2021 - 10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
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The Best of Greece 2021

10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

Starting at $1,439


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, and now is your chance to explore the Greek mainland and the Peloponnese peninsula on your affordable tour of Greece. Your tour starts and ends in Athens and overnights along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.

Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. Enjoy a guided sightseeing of the Mycenae archaeological site and learn about its history and legends. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. You’ll also visit the fantastic mountain landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese peninsula to the Greek mainland.

From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travelers. You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

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Destination & Sightseeing

Headsets throughout the tour.
Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

MEALS

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. Later, meet your Tour Director

Day 2
A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or the opportunity to see island life from a small cruise ship on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra
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Day 3
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the Acropolis. Next, cross the Corinth canal and head for the coast to Nauplia. Today’s Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
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Day 4
This morning, journey into the Argolis to stop in Epidaurus, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient open-air theater that can still seat 14,000 spectators. Enjoy the included excursion to the archaeological site and the museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel deep into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend. Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km
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Day 5
Enjoy the included visit of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Before arriving in Olympia, visit an olive oil museum. Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
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Day 6
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend some free time or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Continue via the spectacular Rion-Antirion bridge through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to legendary Delphi. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
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Day 7
Join the optional morning sightseeing tour of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the “Navel of the Earth”, Delphi was home to the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it’s one of the grandest sites in Greece. On to Kalambaka. Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
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Day 8
A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian-Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks. Later, drive south to Athens. Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km
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Day 9
A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe join the optional Greek dinner
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Day 10
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 11
ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Day 12
ATHENS

Day 13
ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA

Day 14
NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA

Day 15
SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA

Day 16
OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI

Day 17
DELPHI–KALAMBAKA

Day 18
KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS

Day 19
ATHENS

Day 20
ATHENS

Day 21
Breakfast

Day 22
Breakfast

Day 23
BreakfastDinner

Day 24
BreakfastDinner

Day 25
Breakfast

Day 26
BreakfastDinner

Day 27
Breakfast

Day 28
Breakfast

Day 29
Breakfast

Day 30 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. Later, meet your Tour Director

Day 31 ATHENS.
A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or the opportunity to see island life from a small cruise ship on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra
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Day 32 ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA.
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the Acropolis. Next, cross the Corinth canal and head for the coast to Nauplia. Today’s Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 33 NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA.
This morning, journey into the Argolis to stop in Epidaurus, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient open-air theater that can still seat 14,000 spectators. Enjoy the included excursion to the archaeological site and the museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel deep into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend. Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 34 SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA.
Enjoy the included visit of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Before arriving in Olympia, visit an olive oil museum. Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 35 OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI.
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend some free time or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Continue via the spectacular Rion-Antirion bridge through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to legendary Delphi. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 36 DELPHI–KALAMBAKA.
Join the optional morning sightseeing tour of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the “Navel of the Earth”, Delphi was home to the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it’s one of the grandest sites in Greece. On to Kalambaka. Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 37 KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS.
A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian-Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks. Later, drive south to Athens. Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km
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Day 38 ATHENS.
A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe join the optional Greek dinner
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Day 39 ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

AthensNaupliaSpartaOlympiaDelphiKalambaka
Golden Age
Superior Tourist-Class

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