Athens, Olympia and the Corinth Coast

Classic Touring

8 Days from $2,649

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures



 

 

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • 11 Included meals : 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch , 3 dinners
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Local Flavours : A Greek Taverna dinner in the Plaka district of Athens
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure, plus other transportation & porterage

Included excursions

  • Explore the Greek capital, Athens
  • Visit Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio
  • Explore Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games
  • Visit the Monastery in the mountain village of Trikorfo & cruise to Trizonia island
  • Visit the sacred site of Delphi & the village of Arachova

Itinerary

Make your own way to Athens where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink tonight.​

We’ll take in the main highlights of Athens today, including the site of the first modern Olympics, the Panathenaic Stadium. The Old Parliament building, originally built as a royal palace, now houses the National Historical Museum, while the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies in the square in front of the building. We’ll see both before we visit the city’s crowning glory, the Acropolis.The magnificent citadel is surrounded by important monuments including the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, and we’ll also view archaeological findings from the site at the Acropolis Museum. This afternoon, there’s time to explore at your leisure. Alternatively, why not visit Cape Sounion on an optional excursion. Here we’ll see the Temple of Poseidon, perched on a headland offering beautiful views over the Aegean Sea.​

This morning we drive to the Peloponnese to explore the Argolic plain. Our journey takes us across the bridge that spans the famous Corinth Canal and we then continue to the ancient city of Epidaurus. Here we’ll see the wonderfully preserved Theatre of Epidaurus. Next stop is Nafplio, a pretty seaport town dominated by the Castle of Palamidi. Take a stroll through the medieval Old Town and maybe stop for lunch before we head to the ruins of Mycenae. This fortified palace complex was discovered in 1874, and on our tour we’ll see the magnificent Lion Gate, the royal cemetery known as Grave Circle A, the Royal Palace, located at the acropolis summit, and the Secret Stairway. This flight of 99 steps drops to a cistern deep beneath the citadel. We’ll also visit the Treasury of Atreus. En route to our next base, Nafpaktos, we’ll cross the Rio-Antirio Bridge – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge – as we traverse the northern coast of the Peloponnese. ​

Today, we’ll head to the mountain village of Trikorfo, where we’ll visit a relatively new monastery, built in 1991 and home to 16 nuns. We’ll also head to the small seaside village of Glifada, where we’ll board a traditional boat for a short cruise to Trizonia, the only inhabited island of the Corinthian Gulf. This pretty fishing village is a great place to enjoy a late lunch in a taverna.​

There’s a great morning ahead as an included tour takes us to Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games in 776 bc. Set on the banks of the River Alfios, this ancient city is ours to explore as we take in the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, where Greek athletes practised wrestling, and the workshop of Phidias, a Greek sculptor, painter and architect. The Olympia Archaeological Museum is also well worth a visit, and we’ll do just that before we head back to the hotel.​​

You can spend today at leisure, or join an optional excursion which takes you on a journey on the Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway. As we ride on a traditional cog train, we’ll take in stunning views. We’ll have time to explore Kalavryta, a lovely town on the bank of the river Vouraikos, before we drive to the monastery of Mega Spileo, which boasts wonderful mosaic floors. ​

This morning, we’ll journey by road to Delphi. One of the most sacred sites in Greece, this was an important religious sanctuary. We’ll admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, where pilgrims would come to leave offerings to the gods, and the Treasury of the Athenians. We’ll also visit the museum of Delphi.This evening, we’ll take the metro to Plaka, the city’s Old Town, for a farewell dinner in a restaurant. ​

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers.

Accommodation

The Athens Tiare Hotel is a stylish property, that also has an array of great facilities and services on offer. There is an in-house restaurant that serves Greek cuisine, a bar area for guests to enjoy, and a fitness centre. Each room features modern décor as well private facilities and a safe. It should also be noted that complimentary WIFI is available throughout the Athens Tiare hotel, and it is located very close to public transport links.
Just a short walk from the harbour and beach your will stay at the 3-star Hotel Nafpaktos. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms feature en suite facilities, TV hair-dryer and air-conditioning.
The Athens Tiare Hotel is a stylish property, that also has an array of great facilities and services on offer. There is an in-house restaurant that serves Greek cuisine, a bar area for guests to enjoy, and a fitness centre. Each room features modern décor as well private facilities and a safe. It should also be noted that complimentary WIFI is available throughout the Athens Tiare hotel, and it is located very close to public transport links.

Athens Tiare Hotel

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Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 18 May 2020

8 Days

$2,649

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 15 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,749

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 14 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,799

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795