Spotlight on Greece | 2025

Spotlight on Greece | 2025

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Spotlight on Greece | 2025

4 Days Starting and ending in Athens

Visiting: Athens, Corinth Canal, Archaeological site of Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

BBSGP20

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 26

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Please Advise Request

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Step back in time and marvel at the remnants of Ancient History with 4 days of extensive exploring in Greece. Athens, Olympia and Delphi will be uncovered through the wisdom of a Greek trip guide, giving a depth of knowledge not found traipsing around on your lonesome. Comfortable hotels and 2 dinners top off the Spotlight on Greece just perfectly.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient city of Athens, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis

  • Visit the Corinth Canal, a man-made marvel squeezing ships through its cliffs

  • Uncover the 4,000-year history of Mycenae and Agamemnon’s Palace

  • Stroll through Nafplio, the first capital of Greece

  • Discover Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and a UNESCO World Heritage site

  • Experience the Temple of Hera and the ruins of Zeus' temple in Olympia

  • Explore the sacred lands and ruins of Delphi, once a monumental religious site

Itinerary

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Day 1: Start Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Arion Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Arion Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: None

Welcome to Athens, Greek adventurers! The clock starts now on uncovering this ancient country and all its quirks. We're calling it now, that this trip is THE ancient history lovers dream. Settle in to your hotel before catching up with the crew and get right into the Greek way of life.

Day 2: Athens To Olympia

Location: Athens, Corinth Canal, Archaeological site of Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia

Accommodation: Amalia Hotel Olympia (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Olympia (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Not a second of today will go to waste. Europe’s oldest city will unfold itself this morning as we take to the Parthenon and the Acropolis with the knowledge of a local, then explore the first modern Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Games. That's some really old Olympic vibes right there.


Rugged mountains, cypress trees and citrus groves will pepper our pretty tour from Athens to Corinth, where we will stop to get a look at a man-made canal that squeezes ships through its tight cliffs in what seems like an impossible feat.


What was once a military hotspot is now a jaw-dropping archaeological site amidst the mountain ranges of Greece. Our Trip Manager will uncover the 4,000 year history of Mycenae and Agamemnon’s Palace in a tale of heroics, myths and curses.


We make a short stop at the cute coastal town of Nafplio i.e the first capital of Greece. Let's grab some lunch (gyros, anyone?) and take a stroll through the ancient city. Next up - the wispy mountains of Arcadia to Olympia. Save some room on your camera roll for this one...


And so the historical uncoverings continue as we land in Olympia, the place where the Olympic Games were birthed, and what is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 3: Olympia To Delphi

Location: Olympia, Delphi

Accommodation: Amalia Hotel Delphi (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Delphi (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Fun fact: the first Olympic Games was held in 776BC, let's just let that number sink in for a moment...Wow. Today our Local Guide will show us all the important sites of those games, giving you the chance to sit in the 45,000 seat stadium where it actually first took place. If that's not a spine-tingling moment, we don't know what is. We'll wrap it up at the Temple of Hera (Queen of the Greek Gods), and place where the Olympic flame is lit every four years. We'll also visit the ruins of Zeus' temple before we head off on our journey, where you'll be sure to feel the vibes of one of the most well known Greek gods.


The sacred lands of Delphi will be ours this afternoon, again allowing us the chance to uncover world history right here in Greece. Despite being a place of monumental importance, it happens to have a cute little bar scene, and is a great place to sample the national drink of ouzo.

Day 4: Delphi To Athens

Location: Delphi, Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast

After sweeping in the history of Delphi one last time, we'll return to Athens where our trip ends in the afternoon. Four days deep, you may even be speaking a little Greek by this point.

What's Included

  • Accommodations

    Stay in comfortable hotels throughout the tour, including options like Arion Hotel in Athens and Amalia Hotel in Olympia and Delphi or similar.

  • Expert Guides

    Explore with knowledgeable local guides who will provide insights into the ancient history and archaeological sites of Greece.

  • Transportation

    All tour transportation is provided, including travel between cities and to all tour highlights.

  • Some Meals Included

    Enjoy breakfasts and dinners at your accommodations, offering a taste of local Greek cuisine.

  • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees

    Admission fees to all attractions and historical sites as per the itinerary are included.

What's Not Included

  • International Flights

    International airfare to and from Greece is not included, allowing travelers flexibility in choosing their flights.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included but is highly recommended for all participants to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

  • Personal Expenses

    Expenses for personal nature such as souvenirs, laundry, and drinks outside of meals are not covered.

  • Optional Activities

    Any optional activities outside the itinerary, such as additional tours or experiences, are not included.

  • Lunches

    Lunches are not included, giving you the freedom to explore and choose from local eateries.

Check out our Q&As

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include exploring the ancient city of Athens, visiting the Corinth Canal, uncovering the history of Mycenae and Agamemnon's Palace, strolling through Nafplio, discovering Olympia, experiencing the Temple of Hera and the ruins of Zeus' temple in Olympia, and exploring the sacred lands and ruins of Delphi.

  • What is not included in the tour package?

    The tour package does not include international flights, travel insurance, personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and drinks outside of meals, optional activities outside the itinerary, and lunches.

  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in Athens.

  • What countries does the Spotlight on Greece tour visit?

    The Spotlight on Greece tour visits Greece.

  • What is included in the tour package?

    The tour package includes accommodations in comfortable hotels, expert guides, transportation between cities and to all tour highlights, some meals including breakfasts and dinners at accommodations, and sightseeing and entrance fees to attractions as per the itinerary.

  • What type of tour is Spotlight on Greece?

    Spotlight on Greece is categorized under Adventure Tours, Coach tours (worldwide), History, Ruins-Archaeology, Sightseeing, and Walking.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

Reviews of this operator

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Northern Choice plus Kaikoura

16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Sophie  

Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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Trusted Customer  

First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Trusted Customer  

Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of contiki charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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