Classical Athens & Mainland Greece

6
NIGHTS
TRAVEL YEAR ROUND

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodation at Your Choice of Hotel in Athens
  • 1 Night Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Nafplio
  • 1 Night Luxury Accommodation at Your Choice of Hotel in Arachova
  • 1 Night Luxury Accommodation at Your Choice of Hotel in Meteora
  • 1 Night Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Athens
  • Private Tour of the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
  • Private 4-Day Tour of Mainland Greece with a Driver and guide
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Domestic Travel
  • Breakfast Daily
  • All Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
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ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 1

Athens


Welcome to Athens, the cradle of Western civilization. Athens is a vibrant city that’s at once ancient and modern, classic, and constantly evolving. From its rich historical heritage along with the landmark Acropolis to hip and trendy bars to high-end boutiques and multicultural cuisine, Athens has it all. You will be picked up from Athens International Airport by your private driver and transferred to your luxury hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the historic neighborhood of Plaka or enjoying a stroll along Dionysiou Aeropagitou, a pedestrianized street that is the longest walkway in Athens and is akin to walking along a living open-air museum. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for recommendations of their favorite restaurants, cafes, and entertainment.

DAY 2

Private Tour of the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum


Meet your licensed English-speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel to begin your tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Head to the top of the Acropolis via the gates of Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis and an iconic example of classical antiquity, and admire one of the world’s most important architectural structures, the Parthenon along with the ancient temples of Parthenon, Erechteion and Athena Nike which are considered the most important monuments in Western civilization. Your guide will help you discover more about the site’s significance, as well as the bountiful heritage and cultural achievements of the Greek civilization during the Golden Age. From there, you will continue your tour by heading to the world-renowned Acropolis Museum, where nearly 4,000 artifacts are on display providing a detailed insight into the everyday life of Ancient Greece.

DAY 3

Athens to Nafplio with a Tour of Mycenae and Epidaurus along the way


After breakfast, your private driver will pick you up from your hotel to begin your 4-day tour of the Peloponnese and Mainland Greece. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf towards your first stop, the Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is a famous narrow waterway that separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese and will provide you with the first of many perfect photo opportunities of the day. Crossing into the Peloponnese you enter Argolida, the land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae and home to King Agamemnon. Your tour of this stunning UNESCO Site commences by entering through the Lion's Gate, erected during the 13th century BC and the only remaining monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture. Explore the awe-inspiring examples of Cyclopean masonry found in the walls of Mycenae and continue with a visit to the Royal Tombs of King Agamemnon and his wife Clytemnestra along with the Treasury of Areus. From there, visit the Great Theater of Epidaurus, known for its perfect acoustics. Built in 340 BC, this Theater is so well-preserved that it is still used today for dramatic theatrical performances and concerts. Finally, head to Nafplio for your overnight stay. Nafplio is a charming seaside town that was Greece’s first capital, and which has a very scenic old town and the impressive island fort of Bourtzi off the coast of Nafplio as well as the imposing fortress of Palamidi overlooking Nafplio.

DAY 4

Nafplio to Arachova with a Tour of Olympia along the way


Head from Nafplio to Arachova with a stop along the way to discover Ancient Olympia, which was home to the first Olympic Games. Many impressive buildings and monuments stand on the site of this ancient sanctuary, including the Temples of Hera and Zeus, the Echo Stoa, (a covered walkway), the Philippeion, (one of the numerous memorials), and the ancient stadium, where games were held between 776 BC and 393 AD, and from where the Olympic torch is still lit before it leaves for the country hosting today's modern Olympic Games. You will also visit the Archaeological Museum, one of the most important museums in Greece and home to relics from excavations dating from prehistoric times. The impressive building boasts 12 exhibition rooms displaying priceless exhibits, including the marble statues of the temples of Zeus and Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculpture Praxiteles, ancient helmets, such as the one worn by Miltiades in the battle of Marathon, and the bronze battering-ram, the only surviving one of its kind in antiquity. After your tour, continue onwards to Arachova for your overnight stay.

DAY 5

Delphi to Meteora with a Tour of Delphi along the way


Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of the Center of the Ancient world as you explore Dephi. This UNESCO site was one of the most important religious and political sites in the times of Ancient Greece. Explore the Temple of Apollo, the site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle, and the ancient theater on the slopes of the mountain. Continue into the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, home to impressive votive offerings to Apollo, such as the magnificent bronze statue of the Charioteer of Delphi and the sculpture of Agias, an Ancient Greek Athlete. After your tour, you will continue onwards to Meteora for your overnight stay.

DAY 6

The Majestic Monasteries of Meteora


Discover Meteora, a monument characterized as one of the “Treasures of the World” by UNESCO, and a breathtaking ongoing geological phenomenon, whose majestic rocks date back 60 million years ago. A visit to this vast complex of giant rock pillars with the monasteries offers one a truly unique experience, where nature’s grandeur in tandem with history and architecture has resulted in a truly surreal landscape like no other. You will visit two important and well-preserved monasteries and learn about the history of the first monks who inhabited them and see exquisite frescoes, icons, and religious treasures dating back to Byzantine times. After your tour, you will head back to Athens.

DAY 7

Day of Departure


Your private driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to Athens International Airport for your flight back home.

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Since 1874, Hotel Grande Bretagne, has been recognized as the “Royal Box” of Athens, an exclusive luxury hotel, which flawlessly serves the most noble of society with grace and style. Occupying a prestigious block of the city’s center, under the Parliament, and offering views of the Acropolis, Hotel Grande Bretagne is ideally located within walking distance of exclusive shopping, restaurants, open-air cafes, museums, and the business district, serving as our traveler’s top pick.

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Surrounded by the azure embrace of the Aegean Sea, lush forest reserves, and picture-perfect beaches, One&Only Aesthesis stands as a Greek sanctuary, deeply immersed in captivating beauty. Despite being just a short drive from the vibrant heart of Athens, this oasis is mere steps from the ocean. Offering elevated beach bungalows, stylish residences, and exquisite villas, One&Only Aesthesis exudes the timeless allure of mid-century glamour. Taking cues from the iconic beach bungalows and suites of the Athenian Riviera during the 1960s, these remarkable spaces brim with the nostalgia and ambiance of bygone summer holidays.

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In the very heart of Athens, next to all the important sites and landmarks as well as the best restaurants and bars in town, the Dolli at Acropolis is housed in a beautiful, historic 1925 mansion. Designed by the famous Greek architect Andreas Kriezis the hotel has now been renovated into a contemporary, luxury hotel while still maintaining its original elegance. The rooms and suites are spacious and bright, with neural colors and wooden floors, while some room types come with beautiful views and balconies.

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King George Palace was created for people who recognize quality and demand excellence in all they do. It combines the grace and stature of a historic landmark with ultra-modern amenities and personal service that puts guests’ comfort above all. A total renovation has recently restored the King George to its original glamour, while the experienced hotel personnel offer discreet and competent service around the clock, making it one of the best luxury hotels in Athens.

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Located in the heart of Athens on Syntagma Square next to the Parliament, Athens Capital is the perfect choice for an eco-urban break to discover the city vibes. The hotel boasts 177 guestrooms, including 18 suites and one impressive Presidential Suite, which will provide an unparalleled experience of hospitality. Each room has its own aesthetic design, celebrating the sheer elegance of pure lines and noble materials with designs that subtly integrate Greek symbols and patterns. The hotel has distinct cuisine and great service, offering guests an experience that’s both memorable and refined, and allowing them to form a genuine connection with the city.

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Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, the Electra Metropolis, located in the heart of the city has been welcoming guests since 2016. Situated at the beginning of Mitropoleos Street next to Syntagma Square, the most famous square in Greece, this lifestyle hotel is just a stone throw away from many attractions and must-see sights in Athens. Its contemporary design with a few classical twists throughout all rooms and public areas ensures both style and comfort. Relax in the unique sky-light Atrium or the exquisite Roof Garden and bask in the modern approach to Greek Hospitality.

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Centrally located in Athens, Xenodocheio Milos is a 5* hotel established in 1880. The building accommodates the architectural thinking of the time when it featured a shop on the ground floor and residences on the upper floors. The building was proclaimed a “designated landmark building” In 1979 by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The hotel is well-known for its renowned restaurant, with the executive chef & founder Costas Spiliadis serving the most pristine Mediterranean seafood for his guests. The rooms harmoniously blend contemporary design, minimalistic art, and sophisticated décor.

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Just a short walk from the landmark Parthenon and Acropolis Museum, Elia Ermou Athens is situated on the most famous shopping street in the city, conveniently set in the heart of Athens. This 4* hotel features a restaurant with a stunning view of the Acropolis, plenty of natural light in all of its common areas, and a wellness club with facilities including a cryosauna, fitness center, and hair salon. The hotel provides high-quality services and a memorable stay in spacious and contemporary rooms and suites.

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Located on one of Athens’ most iconic pedestrian streets, A77 Suites in Plaka welcomes you to a newly constructed urban oasis blends a complex sense of antiquity with the nonchalance of contemporary sophistication. A 19th century, neoclassical, listed building has been restored to its former glory and transformed into a state-of-the-art collection of A77 Suites that boast minimalist design and exquisite materials. Marble, wood, brass touches and gypsum ceilings with cornice detailing as well as an array of modern artworks create an environment of overwhelming elegance and understated luxury. Twelve exceptional suites await to become your haven in the beating heart of the historical Athens center.

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The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in the heart of Athens, making it an ideal destination for an exclusive and unforgettable stay. This luxurious establishment was designed by the Brazilian Campana brothers, mixing ancient Athens charm with modern amenities, making it perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Enjoy your stay in this 79-room art installation hotel, located a few blocks away from the Constitution Square, Plaka and Acropolis.

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The Margi luxury hotel, in Athens, is a luminous haven away from home. Perfectly balancing discreet luxury with a cozy Mediterranean ambience, this unique design hotel is exceptionally nestled between the sea and pine forest, promising moments of absolute pleasure in the Athenian Coast. This fresh and charming boutique hotel is also a few steps away from a yacht marina, an array of water sports, and Athens’ most popular clubs and restaurants.

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In the heart of the historic seaside town of Nafplio, the 3sixty Boutique Hotel is housed in a refurbished neoclassical house. Known for its exceptional architecture, the exterior of the building has been greatly preserved and the interior design is a combination of classical elegance with modern minimalism. From the impressive crystal chandeliers at the reception to the majestic staircase, the hotel provides its guests with a unique experience of refined luxury. Housed in the same building guests can also find 3Sixty restaurant, one of the most famous café-restaurants in Nafplio.

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Housed in a 19th-century neo-classical mansion, Ippoliti Luxury Hotel has been thoroughly renovated in order to combine the traditional architecture of the region with the finest amenities. Its décor incorporates elegance and simplicity, with spacious rooms and suites, luxury details, and authentic Tuscan furniture. Earthy colors, leather, and wooden details perfectly blend to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.

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Dexamenes Seaside Hotel is a fully renovated luxury hotel located in the quaint village of Kalambaka, surrounded by the magnificent rock formations of Meteora and its amazing dramatic landscapes. All guestrooms and suites offer a blend of tranquility and elegance with a tasteful décor of muted shades against a cream background. The palatial hotel also boasts picturesque gardens, a swimming pool, spa, fully-equipped fitness center and a first-class restaurant serving an excellent cuisine of local and international dishes.

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Hotel Europa is a fully renovated luxury hotel located in the quaint village of Kalambaka, surrounded by the magnificent rock formations of Meteora and its amazing dramatic landscapes. All guestrooms and suites offer a blend of tranquility and elegance with a tasteful décor of muted shades against a cream background. The palatial hotel also boasts picturesque gardens, a swimming pool, spa, fully-equipped fitness center and a first-class restaurant serving an excellent cuisine of local and international dishes.

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Idyllically located on the outskirts of the historic Arachova village, Domotel Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort offers unique views across the Delphi Valley and the Parnassos mountain range. The ideal base for exploring the nearby Delphi Archaeological site and the picturesque Galaxidi fishing village. The stone-built Arachova village is a leisurely walk away from the Resort. You will find elegant and spacious rooms and luxury suites with exceptional views, while the staff prides itself on personalized service, creating a warm and welcoming feeling from the moment you arrive until you check out.

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Divani Meteora Hotel is a fully renovated luxury hotel located in the quaint village of Kalambaka, surrounded by the magnificent rock formations of Meteora and its amazing dramatic landscapes. All guestrooms and suites offer a blend of tranquility and elegance with a tasteful décor of muted shades against a cream background. The palatial hotel also boasts picturesque gardens, a swimming pool, spa, fully-equipped fitness center and a first-class restaurant serving an excellent cuisine of local and international dishes.

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3 Nights Rome Extension

Journey to Rome, the Eternal City, with its enchanting history that spans nearly three millennia. Stay three nights at one of our hand-selected luxury hotels as you experience Imperial Rome on your half-day tour of the city, including the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Capitol Hill, and more. Spend your last day of leisure enjoying Italian food and wine or take an optional tour of Vatican City. Your three nights/four-day extension in Rome includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Rome, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

3 Nights Istanbul Extension

Travel to Istanbul, the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Spend three nights at one of our top selected luxury hotels, with spectacular views. Explore the Ottoman and Byzantine Relics of the city on a full-day tour, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace. Enjoy a day of leisure where you can experience the local culture or take a trip up the Bosphorous. Your three nights/four-day extension in Istanbul includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Istanbul, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

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Laura & Alan, USA

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All the hotels we stayed at were stunning. Excellent accommodations and first rate staff with impeccable service. Our favorite was the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.

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