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Best of Greece Reverse with 6-Day Mykonos Extension

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Best of Greece Reverse with 6-Day Mykonos Extension

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      • Please Note: The Mykonos Island Extension can only be booked in conjunction with either the Best of Greece or Best of Italy and Greece trips.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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

      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: AGMY6R

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth

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

        • VIEW the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the battle site at Thermopylae, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners


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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 a professional driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights

        • Return High-speed ferry between Athens (Piraeus) and Mykonos.

        • All Athens/Mykonos transfers. Outbound transfers to Athens airport available.

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      Best of Greece Reverse with 6-Day Mykonos Extension

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Athens. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink with your travelling companions and your Travel Director.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Divani Palace Acropolis/Radisson Blu Park

      2. Athens Sightseeing

      Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world's oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of your day at leisure and discover Athens. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka district, the old quarter of the city.

      Meal(s)
      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

      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

      3. Athens – Meteora – Kalambaka

      Say goodbye to Athens, and enjoy a scenic drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. En route we have the chance to pay our respects to the heroic King Leonidas and his brave Spartans who stood their ground against the invading Persians. Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the "bread basket of Greece" Later dine at your hotel in Kalambaka.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Amalia/Della Boutique /Meteora

      4. Kalambaka – Thermopylae – Delphi

      This morning visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass and the Bralos mountain range to arrive at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Amalia/Nafsika Palace/Aegli

      5. Delphi – Patras – Olympia

      This morning, tour the breathtaking Delphi with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 5th century. Cross the Gulf of Corinth and head south to the Peloponnese before continuing to Olympia. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace

      6. Olympia – Nafplion

      Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Amalia/Ippoliti/Nafplia Palace

      7. Nafplion – Epidarus – Mycenae – Corinth – Athens

      Visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal en route to Athens. This evening enjoy a wonderful Farewell Dinner with you travelling companions.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Divani Palace Acropolis/Radisson Blu Park

      8. Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights)

      Extend your 'Best of Greece' or 'Best of Italy and Greece' holiday, with a visit to Mykonos. Take your transfer to the port where you'll board your ferry bound for sunny Mykonos. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Pelican Bay/Kamari

      9. Mykonos Orientation and Free Time

      Savour some free time to explore Mykonos on your own before your Trafalgar representative leads an orientation tour through the cobbled streets of Chora. You'll see the five churches of Paraportiani and the Folklore Museum, which was once a captain's mansion. Continue past the old port towards Little Venice, admiring its 18th-century whitewashed fishing houses with cerulean blue balconies that look out over the bay. Then head up the hill and see the Windmills of Kato Mili that have stood as a Mykonos landmark since the 16th-century. Keen shoppers will adore a visit to Matogianni, the main shopping street in Chora, which we'll visit before passing the Three Wells. Stop for a quick drink of its magical waters to secure your stay on the island, then enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. As the sun sets over Mykonos, there's no better place for sunsets paired with cocktails than the Peningrakis Castle's 180 Degrees Sunset Bar. Claim your front-row seat and watch Mother Nature at its best before joining your fellow travellers for dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Regional Meal

      10. Mykonos Sightseeing and Free Time

      Embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of the island with your fellow guests. Explore Ano Mera village and visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, which was originally founded in 1580 and dedicated to the protectress of Mykonos. Continue to the water sports hub of Kalaftis beach, consistently awarded Blue Flag status, then the quieter Agioa Ionnis beach just across the mystical island of Delos. Spend the rest of your day relaxing or delve into local culture and history with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, Aegean Maritime Museum and Lena's House Folk Museum. For a final unforgettable sunset, head back to Little Venice for an evening cocktail at a local taverna.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      11. Mykonos Free Day

      Kick back and enjoy another day in beautiful surrounds. Today is yours to relax and take in this delightful island. There is an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine, including delightful Greek specialities.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      12. Mykonos – Athens

      Your island encounter has come to an end. Rise early and head to the Old Port to watch the local fishermen begin their day in their colourful boats. Later, you'll board your return ferry to Athens, where you'll transfer to your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Divani Palace Acropolis/Marriott

      13. Depart Athens

      We bid farewell to Greece and our island encounter. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-nz/tours/best-of-greece-reverse-with-6day-mykonos-extension?tripcode=agmy6r for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        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. (Day 5)

      • Dive into Culture
        Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago. (Day 2)

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

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth

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

        • VIEW the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the battle site at Thermopylae, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners


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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 a professional driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights

        • Return High-speed ferry between Athens (Piraeus) and Mykonos.

        • All Athens/Mykonos transfers. Outbound transfers to Athens airport available.

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights


        Airport Transfers

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


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