Treasures of Greece

  • 10 Day Tour
  • 15 Sights Visited

16th September 2016 - 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.

Day 1

Fly to Athens where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay. This evening we will take a walking tour of the Plaka area and dine in one of the local tavernas.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Athens

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Athens

Acropolis

Day 3 - Athens

Day at leisure for you to explore more of Athens. Alternatively, you may wish to join our optional day cruise, taking in the islands of the Saronic Gulf, Aegina, Poros and Hydra.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Aegina

Poros

Hydra

Athens

Day 4 - Mycenae to Epidaurus to Nafplio

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mycenae

Epidaurus

Nafplio

Day 5 - Olympia

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Olympia Archaeological Museum

Day 6 - Trizonia

Join our optional full-day excursion to the island of Trizonia, the only inhabited island of the Corinthian Gulf, which is free of cars and motorcycles.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Galaxidi

Nafpaktos

Day 7 - Nafpaktos to Galaxidi

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Corinthian Gulf

Day 8 - Diakofto

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Kalavrita

Day 9 - Delphi

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Delphi

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

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.

Day 1

Fly to Athens where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay. This evening we will take a walking tour of the Plaka area and dine in one of the local tavernas.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Athens

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Athens

Acropolis

Day 3 - Athens

Day at leisure for you to explore more of Athens. Alternatively, you may wish to join our optional day cruise, taking in the islands of the Saronic Gulf, Aegina, Poros and Hydra.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Aegina

Poros

Hydra

Athens

Day 4 - Mycenae to Epidaurus to Nafplio

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mycenae

Epidaurus

Nafplio

Day 5 - Olympia

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Olympia Archaeological Museum

Day 6 - Trizonia

Join our optional full-day excursion to the island of Trizonia, the only inhabited island of the Corinthian Gulf, which is free of cars and motorcycles.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Galaxidi

Nafpaktos

Day 7 - Nafpaktos

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Corinthian Gulf

Day 8 - Diakofto

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Kalavrita

Day 9 - Delphi

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Delphi

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £219; travel insurance from £47.95; flight supplements where applicable.



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.