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Best of Greece 2014

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AcropolisThe Lion Gate at Mycenae, GreeceTemple of Zeus in Olympia, GreeceThe Oldest Olympic Stadium
Acropolis
The Lion Gate at Mycenae, Greece
Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece
The Oldest Olympic Stadium
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Classical culture meets modern metropolis in this exploration of mainland Greece, where ancient cliff-top monasteries and Spartan history mingle with the temples of Olympic gods. It's Insider moments like… the aniseed bite of a welcome ouzo shot, warming a trail to your stomach, at the olive groves and vineyard of the Karambelas family in Olympia. Touring the grounds, you see traditional olive harvesting techniques – and, during dinner, you discover the vibrant rich tastes that make these methods worthwhile, as their tangy oil and ripe olives complement other fresh local produce. Accompanied by wines selected straight from the barrel, you finish in classical Greek style with music and dancing.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • ATHENS

    • + Cape Sounion Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temples sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the worlds first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

    • + Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere, entertained through dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, guests are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (N.B.:Casual dress)

    • + Walking Tour And Dinner In Psiri This is an evening excursion including a stroll around the Acropolis on the finest pedestrian street in Athens centre and a memorable dinner in a restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is meze style, giving you the opportunity to taste many modern Greek dishes. Psiri is within walking distance from the Plaka area.

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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