Classical Greece and Santorini – 11 days / 10 nights
DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 2: ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum (closed on Monday’s), a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Balance of day at leisure
DAY 3: ATHENS / OLYMPIA
This morning we depart for Corinth to start our 4-day Classical Tour. Stop at the Corinth Canal. Drive to Epidarus to visit its theater, known for its remarkable acoustics and then on to Nauplia (short stop). Continue on to Mycenae to visit the beehive tombs and the citadel. Then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese area, passing the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: OLYMPIA / DELPHI
In the morning visit the ancient home of the Olympic Games and the fascinating Museum. Then drive via Patras and Rion, take the new bridge to Antirion to continue to Delphi through Nafpaktos. Arrive in Delphi in early evening. Dinner, overnight.
DAY 5: DELPHI / METEORA
This morning visit the Archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Walk the Sacred Way, visit the temple of Apollo, the theater and the stadium on the mount Parnassos and then on to the Museum housing some masterpieces of the Greek sculpture such as the famous bronze statue of the “Charioteer”. Depart for Meteora. Drive through Lamia, Trikala and arrive in Kalambaka in early evening. Dinner, overnight.
DAY 6: METEORA / ATHENS
In the morning, visit the breathtaking site of Meteora. Visit of two Monasteries. After lunch drive to Athens via Thermopylae (short stop). Arrive in Athens in early evening. Overnight Athens.
DAY 7: ATHENS / SANTORINI
Early morning transfer to the port for ferry trip to Santorini. Arrival & transfer to your hotel.
DAY 8 & 9: SANTORINI
Days at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world.
DAY 10: SANTORINI / ATHENS
Transfer to the port for your ferry trip to Athens. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Athens.
DAY 11: ATHENS / AIRPORT
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
•4 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
•3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
•Half day Athens sightseeing tour
•4 day / 3 night Classical Greece coach tour (Olympia, Delphi, Meteora)
•Ferry tickets Athens – Santorini – Athens
•All transfers as mentioned
•3 dinners (Olympia, Delphi & Meteora)
•24 hour assistance phone number