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Ancient Greece holds the key to so much of our modern European culture - so don’t you think it’s time to check out the famous sites, legends and heroes for yourself?

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Why Go?

  • Put faces to famous ancient Greek names
  • Marvel at the other worldly Meteora
  • See temples, tombs and theatres
  • Option to visit the site of the original Olympics
  • See mosaic filled Byzantine churches
  • Enjoy the wonderful cuisine of Greece

 

Itinerary

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Arrive and transfer to our hotel where we enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. Overnight in Athens

  • Accommodation Hotel Stanley
  • MEALS Dinner included

We’ll enjoy a tour of contrasts in Athens, taking in the ancient in the shape of the Acropolis with its Parthenon and Athena Nike Temple, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. There’s also modern Athens to explore including the Panathenaic Stadium, Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with its colourful changing of the guard. This afternoon we travel on to Kalambaka stopping at Thermopyles (known as the Hot Gates) or the cavernous entrances to Hades in Greek mythology

  • Accommodation Hotel Famissi Eden
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Meteora is unique - a collection of 6 14th-16th century monasteries perched on the summits of volcanic rock pinnacles. No words can really describe this beautiful and bizarre sight so grab your camera, and an empty memory card, as we visit 2 of the best of these wonders on our tour here before travelling south on to Delphi.

  • Accommodation Hotel Europa Beach
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

We visit the classic sites of Delphi at the foot of Mount Parnassos with its archaeological site and museum, this was once regarded as the centre of the world. It’s then deeper into the Peloponnese and the village of Tolo.

  • Accommodation Hotel Tolo
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Take the day off to relax or explore the archaeological importance of Olympia. It is here where the first ancient Olympic Games took place and were held to honour the god Zeus. Be sure to see the Ancient Stadium, the temples of Zeus and Hera and the workshop of Phedias.

  • Accommodation Hotel Tolo
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Another day at leisure or we can visit the wonderful deserted Byzantine city of Mystras with its many fine churches. Located just 6km North West of Sparta, we can view the grandeur of this once ancient castle city.

  • Accommodation Hotel Tolo
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

We end our tour with the incredible amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the tomb of Agamemnon at Mycenae. Your head will be buzzing with iconic ancient names and classic Greek myths before we head back to Athens.

  • Accommodation Hotel Stanley
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included
  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included
TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C,
Apr 14°C, May 19°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

4 hours 

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Athens with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided sightseeing in Athens, Delphi, Epidaurus, Nauplion & Mycenae
  • Visit 2 monasteries at Meteora
  • All entrance fees to included sites
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Half Board:

  • Breakfast & dinner daily

What’s Extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Accommodation tax between €1.50 - €3.00 per night, payable locally

Optional excursions*:

  • Excursion to Olympia – currently £112
  • Excursion to Mystras – currently £107
  • *Must be pre-booked 3 weeks prior to departure

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online;  The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport.  
  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

Useful Information

Transfer Time

The transfer time from Athens airport to your the Hotel Stanley is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

More to Explore

You will have the opportunity of visiting different sights and attractions during the course of your tour. Further details will be advised at the welcome meeting. Prices may vary, depending on numbers etc and should be used as a guideline only and can be paid for in local currency only. Your Tour Leader will help organise these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Gratuities

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

 

Dress Code

The emphasis is on smart casual clothes for the evenings and comfortable casual clothes for daytime wear. Appropriate comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Dressing in layers to allow for changes in temperature is recommended, while if you intend to swim, please don’t forget to bring the correct kit with you!

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Athens with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided sightseeing in Athens, Delphi, Epidaurus, Nauplion & Mycenae
  • Visit 2 monasteries at Meteora
  • All entrance fees to included sites
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Half Board:

  • Breakfast & dinner daily

What’s Extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Accommodation tax between €1.50 - €3.00 per night, payable locally

Optional excursions*:

  • Excursion to Olympia – currently £112
  • Excursion to Mystras – currently £107
  • *Must be pre-booked 3 weeks prior to departure

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online;  The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport.  
  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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