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Secrets of Greece including Corfu

11 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Bask in the sunshine of the serene seasides of Greece, as you voyage across olive groves to Nemea, and wind your way through the quaint, cobbled corners of Corfu.

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    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
    • Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Accommodation: Guests may be accommodated in alternative hotels in certain locations. The hotels in Galaxidi and Portaria are small capacity hotels. All hotels will be of the same or higher standard.
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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Accommodation: Guests may be accommodated in alternative hotels in certain locations. The hotels in Galaxidi and Portaria are small capacity hotels. All hotels will be of the same or higher standard.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      The sound of cicadas and warmth of the Greek countryside are your companions along this Hidden Journey as you travel through rolling hills of olive groves to the vineyards of Nemea, and cross country to the island of Corfu with its cobbled alleys, arcades and the elegant Esplanade. Visit the bougainvillea-clad Achilleion Palace, the dramatic cliff-top byzantine monasteries of Meteora and Delphi's Sacred Way.


      Trip type: Hidden Journey

      Trip code: GSML

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 10 buffet breakfasts

      • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Nafplio, Olympia, Meteora, Delphi and Athens

        • Orientation of Amphilochia, Preveza, Corfu, Metsovo, Meteora and Galaxidi

        • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae

        • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens

        • Visit the Amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the island of Corfu and it's Venetian Castle, monastery of Palaiokastritsa and Achilleon Palace, the picturesque towns of Ioannina and Metsovo, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, Mount Pelion region, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the port town of Galaxidi and the Acropolis in Athens


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Return ferry to Corfu

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Athens, Greece

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      Arrive Athens

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      Athens – Epidaurus – Nafplion (2 Nights)

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      Nafplion – Excursion to Mycenae

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      Nafplion – Olympia

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      Olympia – Amphilochia – Preveza – Nikopolis – Igoumenitsa – Corfu (2 Nights)

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      Corfu Sightseeing

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      Corfu – Ioannina

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      Day 8

      Ioannina – Metsovo – Meteora – Portaria (Mount Pelion)

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      Day 9

      Portaria – Thermopylae – Delphi – Galaxidi

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      Galaxidi – Athens

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      Depart Athens

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens Day 1 - Arrive Athens

      Venture back to a time when great philosophers roamed the halls of the Agora and gods competed for mythical supremacy. Your Hidden Journey delving into the treasures of Greece begins in its vibrant capital, Athens, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. Kick off your in-depth discovery of what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation this evening, when you'll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Athens – Epidaurus – Nafplion (2 Nights) Day 2 - Athens – Epidaurus – Nafplion (2 Nights)

      We journey to a land of legends this morning. Our leisurely drive takes us to the scenic northeast Peloponnese and past the impressive Corinth Canal that straddles two gulfs. Our first stop is the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Take to the stage and hear first-hand the magnificent acoustics that would entertain over 14,000 spectators, then spend the rest of the day exploring the Venetian-inspired seaport of Nafplion. Amble past its neoclassical mansions or enjoy a traditional meal against the scenic backdrop of the bay.

      Hotel

      Amphytrion/Ippoliti/Grande Bretagne

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Amphytrion/Ippoliti/Grande Bretagne

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Nafplion – Excursion to Mycenae Day 3 - Nafplion – Excursion to Mycenae

      Meandering inland, we visit Mycenae - its ruins remain as a testament of what was once an important palacial centre of the late Bronze Age in Greece. Stroll through the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Royal Palace, before seeing the tomb of this fearless Greek leader who commanded the Greeks in their battles against Trojan forces. This afternoon we sample delicious local vintages during a Cultural Insight into wine production in the Nemea region, followed by some time at your leisure to stroll through the quaint seaside retreat of Nafplio with a delicious Greek ice cream in hand. 

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia Day 4 - Nafplion – Olympia

      Crossing the Peloponnese, we head towards the famous village of Olympia where sacrifices were once made to the gods, and athletes competed for supremacy in the ancient Olympic Games. Visit the ruins of temples, the museum and the stadium imagining agile runners racing in honour of Zeus. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for traditional Be My Guest experience including dinner and dancing. 

      Hotel

      Amalia/Europa/Olympic Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Amalia/Europa/Olympic Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Olympia – Amphilochia – Preveza – Nikopolis – Igoumenitsa – Corfu (2 Nights) Day 5 - Olympia – Amphilochia – Preveza – Nikopolis – Igoumenitsa – Corfu (2 Nights)

      We leave the Peninsula and return to mainland Greece, meandering north past the picturesque village of Amphilochia and Preveza before arriving in Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Boarding a ferry, we cross to the beautiful island of Corfu where we have some time at leisure to admire its splendid architecture and arcades, ambling through its cobbled alleys en route to the Spianada, one of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece. 

      Hotel

      Cavalieri/Bella Venezia/Corfu Holiday Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Cavalieri/Bella Venezia/Corfu Holiday Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 6

      Corfu Sightseeing Day 6 - Corfu Sightseeing

      Begin your day with an orientation tour of the island, followed by a visit to the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa to meet the friendly Orthodox Monks who share their day-to-day life with visitors. Later, we stop at the Phaeacian-styled Achilleion Palace, built by Elizabeth "Sissi" Empress of Austria and Hungary, who so admired Greece and its culture that she decided to build an enchanting summer retreat here. Stroll through its Imperial Gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the lush valley and glistening Ionian Sea beyond before returning to your hotel for an evening on your own terms.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Corfu – Ioannina Day 7 - Corfu – Ioannina

      We bid farewell to island living on Corfu and sail back to the mainland, continuing to the lively lakeside city of Ioannina where we spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stroll along the tranquil lakeshore and meander through the Old Town to admire its Ottoman and Byzantine treasures, including the imposing castle that overlooks Lake Pamvotis.

      Hotel

      Du Lac/Grand Serai/Frontzou Politia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Du Lac/Grand Serai/Frontzou Politia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Ioannina – Metsovo – Meteora – Portaria (Mount Pelion) Day 8 - Ioannina – Metsovo – Meteora – Portaria (Mount Pelion)

      The delicious flavours of Metsovone cheese and wine provide a fitting start to our day as we arrive in the picturesque mountain town of Metsovo. We continue to Kalambaka and admire the famous Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora that stand almost impossibly perched atop colossal boulders. Our final stop before arriving in Portaria, situated on the magnificent Mount Pelion range, is the seaside town of Volos.

      Hotel

      Despotiko/Xenia/Pelion Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Despotiko/Xenia/Pelion Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Portaria – Thermopylae – Delphi – Galaxidi Day 9 - Portaria – Thermopylae – Delphi – Galaxidi

      Traversing the peaks of Parnassos and Giona, we stop in Thermopylae, the mythical entrance to Hades and the site where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought bravely against the invading Persians. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit to Delphi, the seat of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and ramble through what remains of this ancient sanctuary which was once the site of the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. The picturesque seaside village of Galaxidi, our home for the night, emerges as our reward for crossing the craggy hinterland to the coast.

      Hotel

      Nostos/Epavlis/Ganimede

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Nostos/Epavlis/Ganimede

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Galaxidi – Athens Day 10 - Galaxidi – Athens

      We return to cosmopolitan Athens for a day of delving into antiquity, coming face-to-face with the treasures of Ancient Greece. We ascend to the Acropolis and join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with magnificent views of Athena's Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and view the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. On our final evening together, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the millennia and miles explored together on this epic voyage of discovery.

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 11

      Depart Athens Day 11 - Depart Athens

      We bid farewell to Athens and newfound friends as we prepare to depart Greece. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm. This package ends at Athens Airport – should you wish to return to the city of Athens additional transfer charges will apply. 

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Be My Guest
        Say opa! to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing

      • Cultural Insights
        Learn about the red wine making tradition of the Nemea region and enjoy a local wine tasting

      • Hidden Treasures
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      • Local Specialists
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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Nafplio, Olympia, Meteora, Delphi and Athens

        • Orientation of Amphilochia, Preveza, Corfu, Metsovo, Meteora and Galaxidi

        • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae

        • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens

        • Visit the Amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the island of Corfu and it's Venetian Castle, monastery of Palaiokastritsa and Achilleon Palace, the picturesque towns of Ioannina and Metsovo, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, Mount Pelion region, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the port town of Galaxidi and the Acropolis in Athens


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      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Return ferry to Corfu

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : The tour director was excellent, very knowledgeable and organized. Driver was also excellent.Product : The tour covered most of the major sites or attractions around the country. Would have been perfect if northern part was also covered. Corfu was very good,

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        Service rating : Our travel director was excellent he was polite knowledgeable and humourous, and very helpful, a pleasure as company,, love to have him again. Our driver wow! traveling around greece through small towns going up mountains on extremely winding narrow roads he was amazing and so

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        Service rating : I cannot praise Nikos, our tour guide, enough. He was so informative, not only about Greece, but also current affairs. He had a great sense of humour and had the bus, including me in fits of laughter often. I have made 12 tours with Trafalgar and I rate him as the best guide I

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        We loved the tour guide, Szmaro, and we loved the group we were with. Our tour guide impressed us all with her depth of knowledge and her relationship with the group.

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        Service rating : My wife and I have been on four (4) Trafalgar tours in the past several years. They are always well organised and executed. I must single out this one however for two main reasons. First, we really enjoyed the smaller group we were a part of this time around (24), as opposed to

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