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Best of Greece with One Day 3 Island Cruise

9 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

Greece's classical culture meets modern metropolis as you pass through Athens, Olympia, Mycenae and more.

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Best of Greece with One Day 3 Island Cruise

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      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
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      About this trip

      Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.


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      Trip code: WCGBO

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Athens, Greece
        • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

        • 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, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae

        • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 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)

        • 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


       

      Best of Greece with One Day 3 Island Cruise

      Your Itinerary

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      Athens, Greece

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Athens, Greece

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

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      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia

      Delphi, Greece

      Day 5

      Olympia – Patras – Delphi

      Kalambaka, Greece

      Day 6

      Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

      Athens, Greece

      Day 7

      Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      Athens, Greece

      Day 8

      Athens – Transfer to Port – 3 Greek Island Cruise – Transfer to Hotel

      Athens, Greece

      Day 9

      Depart Athens

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape below. Along our journey into antiquity we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We'll see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki - the choice is yours.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Cape Sounion

      Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple’s 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 world’s 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.

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      Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

      Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

      Adult Price: €50.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion Day 3 - Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

      We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Agamemnon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Agamemnon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia Day 4 - Nafplion – Olympia

      We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Olympia Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Amalia/Olympia Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Olympia – Patras – Delphi Day 5 - Olympia – Patras – Delphi

      We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Aegli

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Amalia/Aegli

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka Day 6 - Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

      Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece', and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Divani

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Divani

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens Day 7 - Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Athens – Transfer to Port – 3 Greek Island Cruise – Transfer to Hotel Day 8 - Athens – Transfer to Port – 3 Greek Island Cruise – Transfer to Hotel

      Set sail on shimmering Aegean waters, past Poros, Hydra and Aegina - enjoy a day spent gliding past hidden coves, lush pine-clad slopes and labyrinthine cobbled streets that reveal all the charm you've come to expect from the Greek isles. Enjoy lunch on board before returning to your hotel after a full day on the water.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Athens Day 9 - Depart Athens

      Farewell Greece. Transfers to the airport are available for all guests who have provided Trafalgar with flight details.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-eu/tours/best-of-greece-with-one-day-3-island-cruise?tripcode=wcgbo for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • 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
        Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Athens, Greece
        • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

        • 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, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae

        • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 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)

        • 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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