Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Athens - Mycenae - Olympia
Depart Athens at 8.45am and take the coastal road to the Corinth Canal. After a short stop, continue to the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, built in 300 BC and renowned for its incredible acoustics. Afterwards you arrive at Mycenae, one of the earliest Greek civilisations, where you will visit an impressive archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Drive through the Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Magalopolis to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, where you will have dinner and overnight.

Stay at: Hotel Europa (4 star), Hotel Amalia (4 star), Olympic Village (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Olympia - Delphi
After breakfast, join a morning tour of Olympia during which you will visit the first Olympic stadium, Temple of Zeus and Olympia Museum. In the afternoon you will drive through the plains of Iliad and Achaia and cross the magnificent bridge over the Corinthian Bay. After passing the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, you arrive at Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Stay at: Hotel Amalia (4 star), Hotel Apollonia (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Delphi - Kalambaka
Delphi hosted the most important oracle in the classical world and was the major site for the worship of Apollo. Explore the archaelogical site which has the Temple of Apollo, Amphitheatre, stadium and Museum of Delphi. Then depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated close to the astonishing gigantic rocks of Meteora.

Stay at Hotel Divani (4 star), Grand Meteora (4 star), Amalia (4 star), Kosta Famissi (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Kalambaka - Thessaloniki
Today you will tour the monasteries of Meteora, perched atop sandstone rock pillars and representing fine examples of Byzantine art. As you depart Kalambaka, drive through the Thessaly Plains and the Valley of Tempi. Continue your tour pass Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and home to the twelve gods of Greek mythology, and further to vibrant Thessaloniki. Enjoy dinner and a 3 night stay at in Greece’s second largest city.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Palace (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Thessaloniki

This morning you will discover Thessaloniki, second only to Constantinople (Istanbul) during the days of the Byzantine Empire. Experience the city’s glorious past in some of the world’s oldest churches and at the Museum of Byzantine Culture. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the lively city centre, followed by an evening dinner.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Palace (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 Thessaloniki - Macedonia - Thessaloniki
After breakfast, discover the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia. First visit the picturesque town of Edessa with its famous Waterfalls, before continuing to Naoussa, a site of exceptional beauty and importance where Aristotle taught his doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great. Then proceed to Vergina to see the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II before a short drive to Veria to visit the memorial to St. Paul, and take a stroll through the old Jewish district and visit its colourful market. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Palace (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 Thessaloniki - Athens
Return to Athens via Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C villas. Then visit the Archaeological Park of Dion before continuing south through several Greek towns, including Thessaly, Lamia and Thermopylae where you will see Leonidas' Monument, before arriving in Athens in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • Touring by modern air conditioned coach
  • Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Exclusions: Greece Room Tax of approx. EUR3-10 per room/per night, to be paid locally and gratuities.

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing & Entrances:
    Theatre of Epidaurus
    Mycenae Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon
    Archaeological Site of Olympia with the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum
    Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi
    Museum of Byzantine Culture
    Aristotle’s School in Naoussa
    Vergina (ancient Aigai) Museum with tombs
    Veria’s Saint Paul’s Bema
    Old Jewish neighborhood and market area
    Pella floor mosaics in situ and new Museum
    Archaeological Park of Dion