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Description

"Treasures of Greece" is a Classical Escorted Tour that invites you to explore firsthand the birthplace of western civilization and a vibrant culture that captivates at every turn. The adventure commences in Athens with time at leisure to explore this old world meets modern metropolis. As the new day beckons so do the country’s ancient archeological wonders, warm and welcoming locals, flavorful food, chic and lively nightlife, plus so much more! Embark on an insightful half-day professionally guided tour to delve into some of Athens’ most significant archeological treasures. Taking a leap back in time, you will visit the imposing Acropolis and Parthenon perched atop the city, and the New Acropolis Museum - featuring more than 3,000 artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis, including the famous Caryatid sculptures. The excitement continues in Mycenae with the opportunity to see the Lion’s Gate and Tomb of Agamemnon. Then it's on to Epidaurus and its famed Theatre before heading to Olympia, site of the first Olympic Games. Delphi, from where the prophetic oracle that so influenced classical Greece hailed, welcomes you as the next stop on this captivating journey. Next it’s on to Kalambaka, the gateway to Meteora – known for its famous rock formations topped with the world's 2nd largest complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries that are seemingly suspended in air. On this splendid “Treasures of Greece” travel program with Central Holidays, you will not only visit the most famous sights you’ve longed to see, but you’ll also discover hidden treasures, such as restaurants housed in centuries-old structures that serve the best local delicacies or popular tavernas echoing “Opa” to the liveliest of beats. Come enjoy the "Treasures of Greece" today!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Athens, the dynamic capital of Greece and home of Western styled democracy
  • Walk under the Lion’s Gate, to the Tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae. Sit in at Epidaurus’ famous amphitheater, where Classic Greek plays are still regularly performed
  • Pretend to be part of the first Olympic Games and run or walk the Olympic Stadium at Olympia. Offer to Zeus at his Sanctuary.
  • Consult the Delphi oracle, treasury and theater and see the Charioteer, one of Classic Greece’s most famous statues
  • Visit and attend mass at ageless monasteries, suspended mid-air on the Meteora, soaring stone formations


Itinerary

Day 1 - SAT - ATHENS

Arrival into Athens. Balance of the day is at leisure for you to get acquainted with Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece.

Day 2 - SUN - ATHENS

Half day morning city tour includes highlights of Athens and the Acropolis plus the new Acropolis Museum. Afternoon and balance of day is at leisure. (B)

Day 3 - MON - MYCENAE I EPIDAURUS - OLYMPIA OR PATRAS

Morning departure for Olympia. Travel to the Argolis region, crossing the Corinth Canal, to Mycenae, to see the Lion’s Gate and Tomb of Agamemnon. Proceed to Epidaurus and the famous Theatre. Drive to Olympia or Patras for dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 4 - TUE - OLYMPIA OR PATRAS - DELPHI

escorted tourMorning visit of Olympia, site of the first Olympic Games. Visit the Stadium, the Sanctuary of Zeus and the Museum. Head to the mainland and arrive in Delphi for dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 5 - WED - DELPHI - KALAMBAKA

Visit the site of the Oracle, Treasury, Theater and Stadium plus the Museum and the famed bronze statue of the “Charioteer”. Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 - THU - METEORA - ATHENS

 escorted toursMorning visit of Meteora where, perched atop soaring stone formations, seemingly suspended in mid-air, are ageless monasteries. View the priceless, exquisite Byzantine icons and treasures. Return to Athens via Thermopylae (see Leonidas’ monument). Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 7 - FRI - ATHENS - USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Disembark in Athens this morning and say “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay with a 3 or 7 night cruise (*). (B)

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Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 9 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 3 dinners at hotels
  • Assistance of a professional Tour Director from day 3 to day 6
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows:
    - Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
    - Visit of Mycenae
    - Visit of Theater in Epidaurus
    - Visit of ancient Olympia and Museum
    - Visit of Delphi and Museum
    - Visit of Monasteries at Meteora
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy.
    Program operates every Saturday from Athens, starting April 7, ending October 27, 2018.

    A selection of different hotels and additional nights are available upon request.
    Program validity and/or some included features may vary

Departures & Rates

Program operates every Saturday from Athens, starting April 7, ending October 27, 2018.

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