Best of Greece with One-Day 3-Island Cruise

Best of Greece with One-Day 3-Island Cruise

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Best of Greece with One-Day 3-Island Cruise

9 Days Starting and ending in Athens, Greece

Visiting: Athens, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Aegean Sea

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Interests:

History, Island Hopping

From: $2425 $2252 Operator discount: -$100 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$73

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Greece with the "Best of Greece with One-Day 3-Island Cruise" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the ancient wonders and modern marvels of this enchanting country. From the historic ruins of Athens, including the majestic Acropolis and its museum, to the legendary sites of Olympia and Delphi, your days will be filled with awe-inspiring discoveries. Experience the warmth of Greek hospitality with a traditional dinner and dancing at an olive and wine farm in Olympia, and delve into the rich history of Corinth, Mycenae, and the Meteora monasteries with local specialists. The tour culminates in a breathtaking one-day cruise, gliding past the picturesque islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. With luxury accommodations, expert guidance, and a blend of included meals and leisure time, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Greece's timeless beauty.

Highlights

  • View the Parthenon, Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae

  • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae

  • Explore: Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Corinth, ancient Ephesus with a Local Specialist

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Meals Included: Dinner

Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a light meal.

Day 2: Explore Amazing Athens Dive Into Culture

Location: Athens

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. Along our journey into antiquity, we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures and admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. Dive Into Culture and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours.

Day 3: Journey To Corinth, Mycenae And Nafplion

Location: Nafplion

Accommodation: Amalia Nafplio

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Nafplio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.

Day 4 : Continue To Ancient Olympia

Location: Olympia

Accommodation: Amalia Olympia

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Olympia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening, we Connect With Locals joining the Karambellas family for dinner on their olive and wine farm at a Be My Guest experience featuring traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.

Day 5: Onwards To Patras And Delphi

Location: Delphi

Accommodation: Amalia Delphi

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Delphi

Meals Included: Breakfast

We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, where you may wish to try your hand at preparing some local dishes during an interactive cooking lesson.

Day 6: Off To Thermopylae And Kalambaka

Location: Delphi

Accommodation: Amalia Kalambaka

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Kalambaka

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games, held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'breadbasket of Greece', then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

Day 7: Admire Meteora And Return To Athens

Location: Meteora

Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.

Day 8 : Discover 3 Greek Islands

Location: Aegean Sea

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre/Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Set sail on shimmering Aegean waters, past Hydra, Poros and Aegina - enjoy a day spent gliding past hidden coves, lush pine-clad slopes and labyrinthine cobbled streets that reveal all the charm you've come to expect from the Greek isles. Enjoy lunch on board before returning to your hotel after a full day on the water.

Day 9 : Journey Home

Location: Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast

We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

What's Not Included

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

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Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

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14-Jan-2023

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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