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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. All this and more awaits you on this Greek Escape.History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people journeyed to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets. Continue your Greek Escape with two fantastic nights in Crete with guided sightseeing in Heraklion as well as the free time to discover on your own or with an optional excursion. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, this Greek Escape has it all!

Countries Visited

Greece

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE
    Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

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  2. Day 2
    ATHENS
    Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire where 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, never fail to amaze! See the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the venues of the first modern Olympic Games.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA
    Greek History & Heroes CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.
    MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
    EPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theatre before continuing to Nauplia. (B,D) 132mi/212km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEM The outdoor auditorium of Epidaurus combines perfect mathematic proportion with excellent acoustics. This fascinating archaeological treasure was used for the healing of patients from all over Greece and was dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA
    Ruins & Recipes Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
    OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. Attend a [LF] cooking demonstration this evening and learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 112 mi / 181 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Dip into the delicious tradition of Greek tzatziki – a mix of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, and thyme. Learn how to make this quintessential recipe loved the world over.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    OLYMPIA–DELPHI
    Digs & Dances DELPHI Join a guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 149mi/239km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURE & TRADITION Dance in the steps of Zorba the Greek to learn the sirtaki. This passionate and dramatic dance goes very well with a glass of ouzo, the anice-infused drink the locals love.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE
    Mountains & Islands ARACHOVA Visit the picturesque mountain town.
    ATHENS Fly to Heraklion. (B) 118 mi / 190 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS The largest island in Greece, Crete captures all the wonder you have imagined a Greek island to be – a brilliant landscape of ancient ruins, lively sidewalks, and stunning beaches.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    HERAKLION
    Cultural capital HERAKLION Guided walking tour includes sights of the Venetian Walls, St. Minas Cathedral, and the Church of St. Titus. [LF] Taste a Greek Koulouri. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    SIGHTS & BITES The bustling capital of Crete boasts over 3000 years of history and multi-cultural influences. While walking along its narrow streets see the most famous historic and cultural sites. Join the locals and taste a Koulouri one of the most popular Greek street foods.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    HERAKLION–ATHENS, GREECE
    Myths & Legends HERAKLION Free day.
    Return flight to Athens. (B)

    FREE TIME TIPS
    EXPLORE MORE of Heraklion, a place of myths and legends; known as the birthplace of Zeus and epitomised by the legends of Daedalus and Icarus, the Minotaur, and the labyrinth at the incredible Minoan Palace of Knossos.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    ATHENS
    Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Services of the Tour Director end on day 6. Heraklion portion includes services of a local expert.

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Accommodations

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Athens: Zafolia
Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.
Address:
87-89 Alexandras Avenue
Athens , Greece
Nauplia: Amalia Nauplia
Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center.
Address:
National Road Argos
Nauplia , Greece
Olympia: Europa
Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games.
Address:
Archaia Olympia - Drouva
Olympia , Greece
Delphi: Amalia Delphi
At the foot of Mount Parnassus overlooking olive groves and the Ionian Sea, and just minutes away from the archaeological site and museum, the temple of Apollo, and Castalia spring. The modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and minifridges. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge bar with a fireplace, where guests can relax and take in the breath taking Delphian scenery.
Address:
1 Apollonos Street
Delphi , Greece
Heraklion: Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
This Hotel is centrally located in an upscale and convenient area of Heraklion. The 127 contemporary and elegant guest rooms are equipped with anatomic mattresses, espresso machines, USB sockets, flat screen TV and complimentary bathroom amenities. Two restaurants, a cafè and a lounge bar are at Guest's disposal. A gym, hammam and seasonal outdoor swimming pool are available free of charge, there are power banks in the public areas and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Address:
75 Dimokratias
Heraklion , Greece

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Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

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We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

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