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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

What will you need to pack for this enlightening tour of Classical Greece? A sun hat, your thinking cap, and your competitive spirit for starters. Thought-provoking scenery and stories await in the land of powerful Sun Gods, ancient philosophers, and legendary Olympians. From the world-famous Acropolis in Athens to the sacred Temples of Olympia, and the mountainside excavations of Delphi to the monastery-topped rock formations of Meteora, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Greece’s most renowned and mystical figures—and dance in them, too. A glass of traditional ouzo will loosen your joints to learn the lively steps of the sirtaki, made famous in the classic movie Zorba the Greek. A toe-tapping, hands-on adventure, you’ll also learn the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine and how to make traditional tzatziki cucumber dip. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, too!

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 SPOTS 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 Cross the canal and visit ancient Corinth.
    MYCENAE Free time for lunch. Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
    EPIDAURUS Guided visit to the 2,300-year-old open-air auditorium before continuing to Nauplia. (B,D)
    132 mi / 212 km

    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 Take a scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
    OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. [LF] Attend a cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. (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–PATRAS–DELPHI
    Digs & Dances Drive by the busy seaport of Patras.
    DELPHI Join a guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki while sipping a glass of ouzo. (B,D)
    149 mi / 239 km

    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 are so fond of.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    DELPHI–METEORA AREA
    Monasteries in Magical Greece Drive past Lamia and Trikala en route to Kalambaka.
    METEORA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries. (B,D)
    155 mi / 249 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    SACRED SITES Perched atop soaring huge cliffs are the monasteries of Meteora, of which six are still active. Visit the beautiful monasteries of Varlaam and St. Stephen’s to marvel at this serenely mystical landscape with breathtaking views from above. Long revered for the perfect monastic retreat from the world outside, Meteora’s spectacular array of massive sandstone cliffs create a surreal setting unlike any other.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS
    Grecian Battles & Beauty THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site.
    ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)
    236 mi / 380 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDARY LIVES The story of the Battle of Thermopylae is hard to beat for drama. You may recognize this tale of the heroic, yet doomed Spartans of 480 BC fighting against the Persian army, which is dramatized in the film “300.” Their brave battle endures as a valiant symbol of bravery and sacrifice for a patriotic cause.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    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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Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Meals:
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

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Accommodations

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
Athens: Stanley Hotel
Located in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Address:
1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki Square
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: Amalia Olympia
This 147 room hotel is set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape filled with olive trees. The spacious white marbled lobby affords endless views of the surrounding green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café. Amenities include a restaurant, large outdoor seasonal swimming pool, spacious lounges and a lobby bar with fireplace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Address:
Pyrgou-Olympias Main Rd
Olympia , 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
Meteora Area: Amalia Kalambaka
Amalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings.
Address:
National Road
Kalambaka , Greece

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.4
Accommodations
3
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
3
Repeat with Operator
3
Value for Money
3

Ratings based off 1 reviews - currently showing 16 reviews with comments only

Our tour director was very knowledgeable and managed the tour very well.

This particular trip was everything I had hoped for. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, professional and helpful.

I was not happy with the driver. He was very picky to give water bottle of the day. Even hot days ,we got only one water bottle and he gave it at the end of the day. Very sad.

Last day of tour is a non event day, visit to Sales studio and stop at roadside monument (5 minutes)

a wonderful trip, thorough and well guided; saw everything and more.

Hotel in Athens not centerally located. Sunday tour cut short at 1 . Could have filled day with another site.

Loved it. But next time I do not want to take 3 flights to get there or back.

Excellent guided tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with a well-informed guide and a nicely paced and interesting itinerary. Relatively rigorous with climbing amongst ruins to see several sites.

Every aspect of the tour was wonderful. The guide, hotels, meals and fellow travelers couldn't have been nicer. Our tour guide gave an exceptionally beautiful experience. Her great love for her country shine. I hope other people will have the good fortune to meet her.

Globus was great as I knew it would be based on my prior experience in Spain.

Globus performed adequately. Some of the hotels were a bit basic, or their features a bit basic, but they were the nicest hotels available in the areas, so I think this is just a factor of how Greece is. In Athens, I think the hotel could have been nicer. I Also think the day in Athens (day 2) could have been a bit more than just dropping people off. A guided tour of mor than the Parthanon would have been a good option, as that only took until 1pm. Understand that everyone wants to see different things, but open itinerary from 1pm - whenever was a bit of a low-guided day.

This was by far my WORSE tour EVER!!!!

Everything was excellent. Travel agent was very helpful. All connections were on time with no major delays. Experience in Greece was fantastic. Tour guide was fabulous in Greece!!!!

It has been positive experience for me to take Globus tours for the last 4 trips.

The Classic Greece Tour, May 10-18 was terrific. The size of the group was just right, our tour director was very informative and pleasant ande our driver was magnificent. The Amalia hotels were much better than I expected and, even though you don\'t control the weather, it was beautiful.

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