The 7 Day "Grand Tour" of Greece

Visiting Corinth Canal; the Ancient Theatre at Epidavros; Nafplion; Mycenae, home of the Lions Gate; Olympia,
birth place of the Olympics; Delfi, "the Navel of the Earth"; the Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora;
the sacred Macedonian town of Dion; the museum in Thessaloniki;
Pella; the tomb of the King Phillip; "Vergina Treasures"

DAY 1

The Ancient Epidaurus Theater Departure from your hotel and heading for the Canal of Corinth, with the chance for a quick coffee or a picture of the famous canal (78-meters high, 24-meters wide, 6,343-meters long and 12 meters deep). Our next stop will be at Epidaurus, visiting the Ancient Theatre with its The Lion Gate at Mycenae outstanding acoustics, then, passing by the Bay of Nafplion, we will have a short stop in picturesque town of Nafplion. Continuing through the plain of Argos we arrive at Mycenae, legendary home of the Lions Gate and the Tomb of King Agamemnon. We end day 1 with a drive through the Central Peloponnese, passing the towns of Tripoli and Megalopolis, arriving in Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games.

Dinner & overnight stay.

DAY 2

The beautiful site of Olympia In the morning, you'll visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia you will have the opportunity to see with our guide the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Stadium, the altar of the Olympic flame and the archaeological museum. Departure for Delphi will then be through Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese, crossing on the new bridge from Rio to Antirion and passing by Nafpaktos (Lepanto), and taking the coastal road to Delphi.

Dinner & overnight stay in Delphi.

DAY 3

One of the Kouros statues in Delphi Delfi, "the Navel of the Earth", you will visit the Delphi Museum with the famous bronze Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, and the athlete Aghias. As well as the Delphi museum, you'll also visit the ancient Delfi sanctuary with all its renowned ruins of the "Omphalos" (Navel) of the Ancient world. You will feel the mystery in the "Temple of Apollo" where Pythia was seated giving out her predictions of the future. See the "Castalia Spring" with the two monumental fountains receiving water from the spring for the last 3000 years. You are then free to spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring Delphi at your own leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay in Delphi.

DAY 4

Distant view of Meteora In the morning we start with a drive through central Greece, passing the towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before arriving in Kalambaka. In the afternoon you will then visit the well-known Meteora with its awe inspiring Byzantine Monasteries constructed on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air.

Dinner & overnight stay in Kalambaka.

DAY 5

We start the day with a drive past Trikala and Larissa in order to visit the sacred Macedonian town of Dion, which lies at the foot of Mount Olympus. Continuing, we then head for Thessaloniki, the largest town in Northern Greece. Visit the most interesting museum of Thessaloniki with a sightseeing trip of the city.

Dinner & overnight stay.

DAY 6

Ancient wall painting at Pella In the morning, you'll drive to and visit Pella, which at the end of 5th century B.C was the capital of Alexander the Great's Macedonian kingdom. You'll then continue to Vergina to visit the tomb of the King Phillip (father of Alexander the Great) and the famous "Vergina Treasures". Then on to Lefkadia where you'll visit the excavations. Ending the day with a return to Thessaloniki via Veria.

Dinner and stay overnight.

DAY 7

Monument of Leonidas and his troops at Thermopylae
Start the return drive to Athens through the Tempi Valley, Larisa, Lamia, and visit Thermopylae and the Leonida Monument, famous for the ancient battle that took place there in 480 B.C.

Finally passing Kamena Vourla and arriving in Athens at 19:00.

Prices 2017
A' Class Hotel
Price per Adult: 1023 Euro
Single Supplement: 210 Euro
Price per Child*: 512 Euro
*For Children 4-12 years old
One child sharing a triple room with two adults is FREE
Tourist Class Hotel
NOT AVAILABLE
Departure dates & Languages
April 20
May 11
May 25
June 08
June 22
July 20
August 03
September 14
September 21
September 28
Tour is conducted in Only

Price Includes:
Pick-up service from/near your hotel. Guided Tour & Entrance fee.
Dinner on 1st to 6th day. Breakfast on 2nd to 7th day.