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8-Day Mainland and Greek Islands Discovery Tour with Lunch

Our small-group Luxury Tour of Greece visits the best of the Mainland sites before island hopping to explore Andros and Tinos, two of the most beautiful Greek Islands Islands.

Without rushing through a schedule of tick boxes, our well-paced tour strikes a balance between sightseeing, together with time to enjoy the amazing landscapes, beautiful villages and culture of Greece.

Luxury class travel, hotels, lunch and professional local experts, along with small-scale personalized service are key ingredients.

per adult from

$2,874

NZD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • First-class transport. Mew Mercedes luxury sprinter. Chilled bottled water available in vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • All Ferry tickets (based in deck seating)
    • 4-Star Hotels or Boutique Style Guesthouse with Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
    • Additional admission tickets unless specified. We estimate the value at under 50 dollars.
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum

  • Day 1: ANCIENT ARGOLIS

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    After leaving Athens we travel to the Peloponnese for our first main stop to explore the beautifully preserved remains of Ancient Corinth, one of Greece’s most powerful and influential city-states of Antiquity. You will have time to stroll through the streets, temples, markets, and fountains in the footsteps of the Classical Greeks, Ancient Romans & St. Paul before you. Our expert Licenced Archaeological Guide will be on hand inside to take you through all the sites of the day & refreshments & rest stops are available as required.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    After a short onward drive we come to the imposing remains of Ancient Mycenae, one of the most important sites in the development of Ancient Greece. Home to the citadel of the legendary Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War. The ‘Mycenaean period,’ from 1600 to 1100 BC, references this ancient city, indicating its importance in Greek civilization. Pass through the 20-foot-wide city walls, enter the Lion’s Gate to Agamemnon’s throne room, and explore the very buildings of his palace. We will also have a short stop nearby for the awe-inspiring treasury of Atreus and ample time to visit the modern on-site museum housing the many precious artifacts uncovered from the site.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    EPIDURUS & THE SANCTUARY OF ASKLEPIOS. Our next stop is at the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, the first healing center of the Ancient World. You will also see the impressive Great Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece. The temple and theatre date from the 4th century and feature masterpieces of classical Greek architecture. Join the other visitors who test its world-famous acoustics with a poem or a song in the center circle!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    After the sites of the morning, we enjoy lunch in the beautiful medieval & historical port city of Nafplio by the sea with views of the Venetian castle of Bourtzi in the bay.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Nafplion or Tolo - 4-star or Boutique-Style centrally located Hotel

    Day 2: ANCIENT OLYMPIA

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    Our morning is dedicated to Ancient Olympia, and one of the most magical locations in Greece. After transfer to the site, you will meet our expert Licenced Guide who will take you through all the history as high points along with the stories & mythology of the pieces in the museum. Famous for its Olympic Games of antiquity you will see the places where the original athletes trained, taught, and go through the tunnel to emerge in the stadium in which they competed. The site is still home to the Temple of Zeus and Hera where the Olympic Flame is lit, and the workshop of Phidias.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Archaia Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
    Not to be missed is the local museum housing many of the masterpieces uncovered from the Archaeological site from the very drinking cup of Phidaus to the sculptures that adorned the Pediment of the Temple of Zeus.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Olympia - 4-star or Boutique-Style centrally located Hotel

    Day 3: DELPHI

    Stop At: Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Gefira Charilaos Trikoupis, Antirrio Greece
    After Olympia we head to the west coast to find one of the longest suspension bridges in the world & a great fete of engineering as we travel over this impressive landmark connecting the Peloponnese back to the Greek mainland on your way to Delphi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus 30300 Greece
    Stunningly beautiful picture-postcard Venetian port & a perfect stop to enjoy a short break. Nafpaktos is a village you will never forget. A small amphitheatric port with cafes & restaurants at the waterfront, there is an old lighthouse and Fehiye Tzmi Mosque of 1499. The spot of a famous sea battle in 1571, next to the cannons targeting the sea, there are statues of the legendary captain Giorgos Anemogiannis and Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. Enjoy a coffee or wander through some of the beautiful narrow streets with their historic Neoclassical mansions.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
    Delphi sits above the deep Olive filled Plestos valley & Aegean sea from where Ancient visitors came to pay tribute to the Greek God Apollo. This UNESCO site is one of the most important ancient sites in Greece. Delphi was designated the center of the world in Greek Mythology and Unlike Ancient Olympia which was known for its Games, the importance and influence of Delphi extended much further as home to the Oracle, the Pythian athletic games, and many ‘treasuries‘ which stored the rich offerings to the Gods
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    A real highlight of the site is the modern Archaeological Museum displaying the finds which adorned the temples & streets of the ancient city. It has outstanding pieces such as the Naxos Sphynx, the twin Kouroi, and the famous Bronze Charioteer.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Galaxithi - 4-star or Boutique-Style centrally located Hotel

    Day 4: ANDROS ISLAND

    Stop At: Andros, Andros, Cyclades, South Aegean
    ANDROS FERRY. Today we return towards Athens for several hours before boarding our ferry to Andros Island. This is an enjoyable short crossing of 1 hour 10 minutes and the ships are large with facilities such as shops, bars, and restaurants, and you can also enjoy the sea views before disembarkation to join your Tour leader & driver again for the tip to your Hotel in Athens Chora.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Andros Chora - 4-star or Boutique-Style centrally located Hotel

    Day 5: TOURING ANDROS

    Stop At: Andros, Andros, Cyclades, South Aegean
    Today you can choose to be dropped off at one of the best local beaches (with a return pick up later in the day), or continue for a tour of the island. Among the Islands highlights you can are the caves of Aladino of 4.5 million years old, the Venetian Castle of 1207, Ancient Zagora one of the best-preserved cities of the geometric period in Greece, the Ancient city of Ipsili, 8th BC, the white sand beaches like Chrysi Ammos and Ag. Petros, Monasteries of Panachrantou, built by Emperor Nikephoros Fokas in 963-969 and the Archaeological, Art & Olive Oil Museums along with Andros town.
    Duration: 6 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Andros Chora - 4-star or Boutique-Style centrally located Hotel

    Day 6: TINOS ISLAND

    Stop At: Tinos, Tinos, Cyclades, South Aegean
    After breakfast, we continue to our Ferry to Tinos and a similarly short 1.5-hour crossing, after which we are based in one of the best hotels in the central Town.
    Duration: 8 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Tinos - 4-star or Boutique-Style centrally located Hotel

    Day 7: TOURING TINOS

    Stop At: Tinos, Tinos, Cyclades, South Aegean
    Similarly, with Andros, you will have the choice of simply relaxing on one of the best beaches or continuing with a tour of the Islands Highlights. Among the highlights, you can see the main Town of Tinos, the 11th Century Kechrovouni Monastery with its panoramic views, some of its most picturesque villages such as Kardiani and Isternia as well as its most beautiful beaches like Agios Fokas.
    Duration: 6 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: ATHENS

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica
    A lazy breakfast & time in Tinos Town for any last souvenir shopping before your lunchtime ferry & return to Athens (approximate 3-hour ferry crossing). Your driver will return you to any central Athens address or Hotel as convenient.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A 3-course lunch is provided in one of the top local traditional restaurants.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Syntagma Square, Plateia Syntagmatos, Athina, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is normally from the central Syntagma Square. We will confirm after booking.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/13/2021 - 10/24/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 07:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by WARMPENGUIN

Activity ID: V-10172P117

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