4-Day Classic Greece Private Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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Day 1: Peloponnese Adventure

Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
Our first stop is at the impressive Corinth canal as your driver describes its many interesting ill-fated and varied History’s from Ancient times to the present.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Corinth, Argous 105, Archea Korinthos 200 07, Greece
After a short drive further into the Peloponnese we stop to explore the beautifully preserved remains of Ancient Corinth, one of...
Itinerary

Day 1: Peloponnese Adventure

Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
Our first stop is at the impressive Corinth canal as your driver describes its many interesting ill-fated and varied History’s from Ancient times to the present.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Corinth, Argous 105, Archea Korinthos 200 07, Greece
After a short drive further into the Peloponnese we stop to explore the beautifully preserved remains of Ancient Corinth, one of Greece’s most powerful and influential city states of Antiquity. Stroll through the streets, temples, markets, and fountains in the footsteps of the Classical Greeks, Ancient Romans & St. Paul before you. Refreshments & rest stops are also on hand at the local Cafes at its entrance if needed.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
Next 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 (6-meter) city walls, enter the Lion’s Gate to Agamemnon’s throne room, and explore the very buildings of his palace and enter into the awe inspiring treasury of Atreus, You will also have the time to visit the modern on-site museum housing the many precious artefacts 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
After a short drive through olive fields & small countryside roads our next stop is at the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, first healing centre of the Ancient World. You will also see the impressive 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
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
After the many sites of the morning we enjoy lunch in the beautiful medieval & historical port city of Nafplio by the sea with views to the Venetian castle of Bourtzi in the bay. This city has a definite artistic feel so take time for a stroll and explore the many local craft shops & boutiques of the charming old city before your evenings onward travel to your hotel in Olympia and the comfort of your specially selected Boutique or 4-Star Hotel
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 4-Star or Boutique Hotel with breakfast included. Normally Arty Grand Hotel or Europa Hotel depending on availability.

Day 2: Discover 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. Famous for its Olympic Games of antiquity you will see the places where the original athletes trained, learned 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, workshop of Phidias, and extensive Museum containing significant masterpieces from the site.
Duration: 3 hours

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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus 30300 Greece
Stunningly beautiful picture postcard Venetian port & perfect lunch stop. Nafpaktos it a little known village you will never forget.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Galaxidi, Greece
Lying by the sea near the ancient port of Delphi, this beautiful village is an ideal location to spend your evening wondering through the pretty streets, cafes & restaurants with sea views away from the more mass touristic feel of Delphi. A warm welcome awaits you as well as amazing local and authentic cuisine.
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Either small boutique hotel in Galaxithi (eg. Ganimede Hotel) or Hotel in Delphi (example: Amalia Hotel)

Day 3: Delphi. Center of the Ancient World

Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
Inset on wide terraces along the hillside we are fortunate that the landslides of previous centuries preserved much of the ancient remains for us to witness including the 4th century BC temple of Apollo from where the Oracle spoke her prophesies along with the Castilian spring of Mythology, theatre, treasury buildings, temples of Athena and Gymnasium where athletes gathered before the Pythian games to bath in the sacred waters. During your visit to Delphi, see the physical structures associated with this incredibly long history, and learn about their rich mythology. A beautiful addition to the site is the modern museum dedicated to the finds which stretch back in time to at least 1500 BC, as well as those notably which adorned the temples & streets of the ancient city at its peak around the 4th century BC with outstanding pieces such as the Naxos Sphynx, the twin Kouroi and famous Bronze Charioteer among others.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Distomo 32005 Greece
Set in beautiful countryside on the slopes of Mt Parnassos we next visit one of the most important and well preserved Byzantine Monasteries & which is UNESCO listed. Explore its 1100 year old Architecture along with its unique & impressive fresco's. An optional visit you can choose to omit this site if you wish.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
Lunch Stop. Spend time enjoying the local craft shops and wonderful views over the olive filled Pleistos river valley over lunch before continuing to Kalambaka in the shadow of Meteora
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 4-Star or boutique hotel in Kalambaka (eg. Iridanos or Amalia Hotel)

Day 4: Meteora. The rock forest & its Monasteries

Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly
After breakfast we ascend towards the monasteries above. Built on a natural formation of sandstone rock pillars up to 1,312 feet high, the six remaining monasteries date from the 14th century and form a remarkable and awe-inspiring combination of nature and spiritual significance. We visit at least two of the most outstanding monasteries, normally the Grand Meteora Monastery, Varlaam or Agiou Stefanou, and learn about their long history and the hermits and monks that lived there alongside the majestic landscape views.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
Pause for a traditional lunch in one of the towns main squares to refresh yourself before continuing.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Thermopylae 350 09, Greece
After our visit to the Monastaries we return south towards Athens for approximately 90 minutes to the site of Thermopylae, stopping to see the monument and enter the newly built Visitor’s Center which recreates the ancient battle where King Leonidas led the 300 Spartans in 480 BC. After pausing for lunch or a break by the sea in one of the many local villages we finally continue to your onward destination with the memories and images from these wonderful experiences.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes EClass or AudiA6; 4 to 7 with Mercedes Minivan; 8 to 14 Mercedes Sprinter
  • Wi-Fi & bottled water available in vehicles during travel
  • 4-Star or Boutique style Hotels including breakfast
  • Flexible start time on request
  • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Tour 100% exclusive to your group
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Hosios Loukas
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth
  • Licensed guide for guiding in archeological sites. Available on request
  • Gratuities
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with extra cost
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
  • Food & Drinks unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
o Pick up time flexible on request. We suggest 07:30 but if a later time is preferred we will start according to your needs

o For Airport pickup and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.

o For Airbnb's please provide the exact address

o If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehicle

Airports

  • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


Ports

  • Athens Cruise Port
  • Piraeus Port
  • Nafplio


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Sunscreen and hats are recommended for visits during the summer months
  • LUNCH OPTION: If choosing this option, please inform us of any allergies or related conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 1 review

Reviewed: April 4, 2018

DANIEL S

This was truly the most amazing tour we have ever been on 19 countries and counting. Yes, it is pricey, but it is worth every single penny. Our tour guide, Notis, was kind, generous, attentive, flexible, intelligent, well-spoken, and educated. He was professional and caring. He treated our children as if they were his own and my girls cried at the end of the trip when he had to leave us.

We saw the most beautiful sites and Notis added in a few things sunset over Meteora, ice cream rolls from a local shop, etc. that made the trip even better. He was knowledgable about local restaurants in every town and knew where to take us to eat wonderful Greek food. If you take this tour, you should ask for him if you can get him. His full name is Anagnostis Tsipros.

We saw Olympia, Corinth, Meteora, Nafplio, Epidavros, Delphi, and Mycenae. The hotels were charming be warned that the Meteoritis Hotel in Meteora does NOT have an elevator, nor a bellman to help haul the luggage up the stairs - but the view was SO worth it! and the experience is altogether a phenomenal one. Be prepared to lay out money for tips and meals, as they are not included in the price. The ride we had a VW Passat was comfortable and we stopped as often as we needed or wanted to.

We stayed at the Nidimos Hotel in Delphi my favorite town. If you stay in the front rooms, you will have a spectacular view, but you may have some street noise very small street, at any rate. The back rooms overlook an attractive courtyard with wall art - very quiet.
In Olympia, we stayed at the Arty Grand Hotel. We had high hopes for this one, as it was the only one that had an indoor pool, but the pool was closed. There was no explanation as to why. The rest of the hotel was fine, though. Hotels vary on this tour - you may not get the same ones we got, but we sure did like them all.

The only drawback we had was that Notis could not enter the historical sites with us - you have to arrange for different site guide for each area, which we did not do. Apparently, one has to be licensed to give a tour of historical sites and the drivers are not. This being said, Notis knew enough about each site that he told us about them, and any tips he had to offer, beforehand. Given the plethora of signage, we did not really need tour guides for the sites, but it would have been nice to know that beforehand.

Bring your walking shoes - there is a LOT of walking and much of it is uphill. Greece is a mountainous country and many sites are at the top of mountains. We averaged between 10,000 and 11,000 steps per day.

Pros:
excellent tour guide
nice hotels
wonderful sites
low stress

cons:
tour driver cannot enter sites