Secrets of Greece including Corfu

Secrets of Greece including Corfu

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Secrets of Greece including Corfu

11 Days Starting and ending in Athens

Visiting: Athens, Nafplion, Archaeological site of Mycenae, Olympia, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Ioannina, Metsovo, Kalabaka, Portaria, Thermopylae, Delphi, Galaxidi

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

GSMLMZN20

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

An in-depth Greece trip for history buffs and lovers of Greek food and culture. You’ll enjoy traditional dinner and dancing on an olive farm, travel to the enchanting island of Corfu and explore ancient sights like Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi you’ve read about in history books.

Highlights

  • 3 Dinner (D)

  • 10 Breakfast (B)

  • Olympia: Say opa! to an Olympic Be My Guest experience with the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional dinner and dancing.

  • Ancient Theatre of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus: Visit the Theater of Epidaurus and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius during a stop in the Peloponnesus.

  • Nemea: Learn about the winemaking tradition of the Nemea region and enjoy a local wine tasting.

  • Archaeological Site of Mycenae: Walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Specialist.

  • Archaeological Site of Olympia: Join a Local Specialist to view the stadium of Olympia which hosted the ancient Olympic Games and Heraia, the women's games in honor of Hera. See the Temple of Zeus, athlete's gymnasium and the stone marker where the sprint began.

  • Corfu: Enjoy time at leisure to explore Corfu's Old Town narrow streets and arcaded squares.

  • Corfu: Visit the Achilleion Palace, former summer home of Elizabeth 'Sissi' Empress of Austria nad Hungary.

  • Meteora: With a Local Specialist, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Athens
Location: Athens
Accommodation: Divani Caravel, Radisson Blu Park, Crowne Plaza Athens
Meals Included: Dinner

Venture back to a time when great philosophers roamed the halls of the Agora and gods competed for mythical supremacy. Your journey delving into the treasures of Greece begins in its vibrant capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. Kick off your in-depth discovery of what was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilization' this evening, when you meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Light Meal.

Day 2: Journey To Epidaurus And Nafplion
Location: Athens, Nafplion
Accommodation: Amalia Nafplio
Meals Included: Breakfast

We journey to a land of legends this morning. Our leisurely drive takes us to the scenic northeast Peloponnese and past the impressive Corinth Canal, which straddles two gulfs. Our first stop is the ancient theater of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Take to the stage and hear first-hand the magnificent acoustics that would entertain over 14,000 spectators, then spend the rest of the day exploring the Venetian-inspired seaport of Nafplion. Amble past its Neoclassical mansions or enjoy a traditional meal against the scenic backdrop of the bay.

Day 3: A Day Exploring Mycenae Dive Into Culture
Location: Nafplion, Archaeological site of Mycenae, Nafplion
Accommodation: Amalia Nafplio
Meals Included: Breakfast

We continue our journey inland and join a Local Specialist for a guided visit of Mycenae, its ruins remain as a testament of what was once an important palatial center of the late Bronze Age in Greece. Stroll through the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Royal Palace, before seeing the tomb of this fearless Greek leader who commanded the Greeks in their battles against Trojan forces. This afternoon, we Dive Into Culture and sample delicious local vintages, gaining insights into wine production in the Nemea region. We'll have free time to stroll through the seaside retreat of Nafplion, perhaps with a delicious Greek ice cream in hand.

Day 4: Onwards To Ancient Olympia Connect With Locals
Location: Nafplion, Olympia
Accommodation: Olympic Village
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Crossing the Peloponnese, we head towards the famous village of Olympia, where sacrifices were once made to the gods, and athletes competed for supremacy in the ancient Olympic Games. Visit the ruins of temples, the museum and the stadium, with our Local Specialist, imagining agile runners racing in honor of Zeus. This evening, we Connect With Locals joining the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm for a traditional Be My Guest experience including dinner and dancing.

Day 5: Off To Nikopolis And Sail To Corfu
Location: Olympia, Igoumenitsa, Corfu
Accommodation: Cavalieri
Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave the Peninsula and return to mainland Greece, continuing north past Amphilochia and Preveza, before arriving in Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Boarding a ferry, we cross to the beautiful island of Corfu where we have some time at leisure to admire its splendid architecture, arcades and Spianada, one of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece.

Day 6: A Day To Discover Amazing Corfu
Location: Corfu
Accommodation: Cavalieri
Meals Included: Breakfast

Begin your day with an orientation tour of the island, followed by a visit to the Venetian Castle and the Monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later, we stop at the Phaeacian-styled Achilleion Palace, built by Elizabeth 'Sissi' Empress of Austria and Hungary, who so admired Greece and its culture that she decided to build an enchanting summer retreat here. Stroll through its Imperial Gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the lush valley and glistening Ionian Sea beyond before returning to your hotel for an evening on your own terms.

Day 7: Continue On To Lakeside Ioannina
Location: Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Ioannina
Accommodation: Du Lac
Meals Included: Breakfast

We bid farewell to island living on Corfu and sail back to the mainland, continuing to the lively lakeside city of Ioannina, where we spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stroll along the tranquil lakeshore and through the Old Town to admire its Ottoman and Byzantine treasures, including the imposing castle that overlooks Lake Pamvotis.

Day 8: Journey To Meteora And Mount Pelion
Location: Ioannina, Metsovo, Kalabaka, Portaria
Accommodation: Despotiko
Meals Included: Breakfast

The delicious flavors of Metsovone cheese provide a fitting start to our day. We continue to Kalambaka where a Local Specialist will reveal the famous Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora that stand almost impossibly perched atop colossal boulders. Pass the seaside town of Volos before arriving into Portaria.

Day 9: Admire Thermopylae, Delphi And On To Galaxidi
Location: Portaria, Thermopylae, Delphi, Galaxidi
Accommodation: Nostos
Meals Included: Breakfast

Traversing the peaks of Parnassos and Giona, we stop in Thermopylae, the mythical entrance to Hades and the site where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought bravely against the invading Persians. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit to Delphi, the seat of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo and ramble through what remains of this ancient sanctuary, once the site of the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. Continue on to a family-ran honey farm for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Taste the rich thyme honey freshly collected from the hive and come up close to the unique biodiversity of the area. The seaside village of Galaxidi is our final stop for the day.

Day 10: Return To Athens
Location: Galaxidi, Athens
Accommodation: Divani Caravel, Radisson Blu Park, Crowne Plaza Athens
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We return to cosmopolitan Athens for a day of delving into antiquity, coming face-to-face with the treasures of Ancient Greece. We ascend to the Acropolis and join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with magnificent views of Athena's Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and view the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. On our final evening together, we join our fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the millennia and miles explored together on this epic voyage of discovery.

Day 11: Farewell Athens
Location: Athens
Meals Included: Breakfast

We bid farewell to Athens and newfound friends as we prepare to depart Greece.

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)

  • Return ferry to Corfu

  • Optional Experiences and free time

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  • 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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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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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

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

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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  

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09-Nov-2021

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