The Best Of Greece 2019

The Best Of Greece 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Greece

Tour Itinerary

On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, and now is your chance to explore the Greek Isles on your affordable tour of Greece. Your tour starts and ends in Athens and overnights along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. At the Mycenae archaeological site, learn about this civilization as you enjoy guided sightseeing of the monuments erected here between 1350 and 1200 BC. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese to the Greek mainland. From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travelers. You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. Later, meet your Tour Director.

Day 2: ATHENS.
A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or an opportunity to see island life from a small cruise ship on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. (B)

Day 3: ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA.
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the ACROPOLIS. Next, cross the CORINTH CANAL and head for the coast to Nauplia. (B)

Day 4: NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA.
This morning, journey into the Argolis to stop in EPIDAURUS, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient OPEN-AIR THEATER that can still seat 14,000 spectators. Later enjoy the included excursion to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE and the MUSEUM OF MYCENAE, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel deep into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend. (B,D)

Day 5: SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA.
Enjoy the included visit of the medieval BYZANTINE CITADEL OF MYSTRA, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Before arriving in Olympia, visit an OLIVE OIL MUSEUM. (B,D)

Day 6: OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI.
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend some free time or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Then, via the spectacular RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi. (B)

Day 7: DELPHI–KALAMBAKA.
Join optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the “Navel of the Earth,” Delphi was the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it’s one of the grandest sites in Greece. On to Kalambaka. (B,D)

Day 8: KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS.
A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian-Orthodox MONASTIC BUILDINGS perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks. Later, drive south to Athens. (B)

Day 9: ATHENS.
A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe join the optional Greek dinner. (B)

Day 10: ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ATHENS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH CANAL

EPIDAURUS
Visit the open-air theater

MYCENAE
Guided visit of the archaeological site

SPARTA
Visit

MYSTRA
Visit the Byzantine citadel of Mystra and olive oil museum

RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE

DELPHI
Visit

METEORA
See the Monastic buildingsTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$420

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Athens:

in single room $158, in twin $90, in triple $73

Athens: Acropolis Select
Athens: Golden Age
Nauplia: Victoria
Nauplia: Rex
Sparta: Maniatis
Olympia: Olympia Palace
Delphi: Apollonia
Kalambaka: Famissi Eden Resort Hotel

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many people in a group. What hotels are we going to stay in. Do I have to fly back on Sept.16 (trip Sept. 7-16) or will I be penalized If wanted to stay another 5 or 7 days?

Max group size range from 44-50. Avg size is usually 30. We can definitely help you with your post nights after the tour ends.

Question: Is this double or triple in price if I travel by myself?

Solo travelers will be assessed a single supplement. Cosmos also has a room share option where you can choose to room with another guest of the same gender in order to waive the single supplement.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Cosmos. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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