CLASSICAL GREECE – 8 DAY TOUR FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS
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 secret flavors of Mediterranean cuisine and how to make traditional tzatziki cucumber dip. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, too!
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience – delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you’ll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.
For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party – from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.
Contact us for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Private Touring.
*Starting at $1880 Per Person
*The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus). RG
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening.
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 theater before continuing to Nauplia.
132 mi / 212 km
Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. Cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.
112 mi / 181 km
Drive by the busy seaport of Patras.
DELPHI Guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening learn how to dance the sirtaki while sipping a glass of ouzo. 149 mi / 239 km
Drive past Lamia and Trikala en route to Kalambaka.
METEORA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries.
155 mi / 249 km
THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site.
ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening.
236 mi / 380 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a traditional Greek dinner by the sea.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.