Explore the ancient cities of Greece, see the incredible Acropolis, plus the famous sites of Delphi, Olympia and Epidaurus, and enjoy time on the crystal blue coast for which Greece is famous. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.
15th September 2017 - This departure will operate in a slightly different order. You will stay for two nights at the Hotel Stanley, or similar, in Athens; One night at the Hotel Neda, or similar, in Olympia; Four nights at the Hotel Nafpaktos, or similar, in Nafpaktos, and two nights at the Hotel Stanley, or similar, in Athens. On day 2 and day 6, we will now include lunch rather than dinner. Evening meals are only included on days 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.
We include a panoramic tour of Athens. Later, we will arrive under the sacred rock of Acropolis where you visit the ruins of Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Propylaea with a guided tour of the Acropolis. We continue on foot to Plaka, the old part of Athens, where we include lunch at a typical restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon, we offer an optional excursion along the coastal road of Attica to Cape Sounion where you can visit the Temple of Poseidon and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
This morning, we head to the Peloponnese to explore the Argolic Plain. Crossing the incredible Corinth Canal, with a short stop for photos, we will arrive in Mycenae, a fortified Palace Complex uncovered in 1874. We will also visit the Treasury of Atreus, the most outstanding of the Tholos tombs. We continue to Epidaurus where we will visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, the most famous and best-preserved of all the ancient theatres in Greece. Our day continues to Nafplio, with great views of Bourtzi, a small fortified island at the entrance of its port. You will have free time to explore the winding narrow streets. Later, we arrive at the little town of Olympia for one night.
We spend the morning exploring ancient Olympia. Enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex and visit the Olympia Archaeological Museum, one of the richest museums in Greece. In the afternoon, we travel to the picturesque town of Nafpaktos where we stay for four nights.
We explore Nafpaktos, with its tiny fortified port. A short drive will bring us to the castle of Nafpaktos, which dominates the little town, with amazing views over the Gulf of Corinth and the unique bridge of Rio-Antirio. Later, we head for the mountains and to the village of Ano Chora. Experience the unspoilt way of life, as we enjoy a cookery lesson and lunch.
Join our truly fascinating optional excursion to the village of Diakofto at the northern side of the Peloponnese. From here we will pick up the historical rack and pinion train for an unforgettable ride to Kalavrita. We will have some free time to explore before we meet with our coach again for a short drive to the monastery of Mega Spileo, built inside a cave.
This morning, we drive via Itea to Delphi. In antiquity, Delphi was considered the ‘omphalos’ (navel) of the earth, and the place where people from around the world would visit in order to receive an ‘oracle’ from ‘Pythia’. Admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and also visit the Museum of Delphi. We continue to the nearby picturesque village of Arachova for a short stop before taking the road back to Athens for our final night in Greece.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
You will stay in 3-star and 4-star hotels throughout your tour. You will stay for four nights at the Hotel Stanley, or similar, in Athens, one night at the Hotel Neda, or similar in Olympia, and four nights at the Hotel Nafpaktos, or similar, in Nafpaktos.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Flights to/from Athens are available from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted. All prices and airports are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. Please call for more details. This holiday is operated by Leger Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.
We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.
If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you shortly to discuss.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, you don’t even have to think
about getting to your local joining point. If you live
within 20 miles of one of our free joining points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just
£30 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.
Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service.
Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage.
Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
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The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call.
On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.