Treasures of Greece by Air

10 days from £1,049 pp.


Athens

Visit: Athens, Greece

About the Tour

Fly into Athens, Greece and discover its great history, as we take you on an escorted tour of some of the country’s archaeological treasures, whilst exploring beautiful sun-drenched islands. Explore the rich historical architecture, as we visit sites such as Delphi, ‘the naval of earth’, Epidaurus with its magnificent amphitheatre, Mycenae and the famous Lion’s Gate, Nafplion and the ancient site of Olympia, home of the first ever Olympic games. We also spend time in Athens, where you can enjoy a guided tour of the city’s many sites, including the ancient Acropolis. We see the town of Nafpaktos, with its spectacular castle and amazing views over the Gulf of Corinth. With the opportunity to also visit the island of Trizonia and the village of Diakofto, you're in for an unforgettable holiday. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 lunches & 6 evening meals
  • Return flights to Athens
  • Airport transfers in Greece
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    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 included on days 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

    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
    Athens

    Athens

    This morning is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens, as we include a panoramic tour of the city. We see the House of Parliament, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Palace and the Panathinaikon Stadium. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the impressive Acropolis. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore further or alternatively why not join our optional excursion along the coastal road of Attica to Cape Sounion. Here stands the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea, where we have an included guided visit. In ancient times, mariners would see the brilliant white marbled temple and know they were close to home. Today’s temple was built in 444 BCE on the site of the older temple.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Athens

    Athens

    Today is at leisure for you to explore Athens further at your own pace. Alternatively, why not join our optional day cruise to the nearby islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. Each of the islands are beautiful but they all have their own characters. Aegina is known for its great production of pistachios, Poros is known for its wonderful landscapes and Hydra is highly cosmopolitan. Late this afternoon we arrive back at the port ready for the transfer to the hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Mycenae

    Mycenae

    We leave our hotel and head to the Peloponnese to explore the Argolic Plain. We cross the famous Corinth Canal where we have a brief photo stop. We 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 visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, the most famous and best-preserved of all the ancient theatres in Greece. Our day continues to Nafplion, 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 with the beautiful neoclassical buildings, and to take a walk on the sea-front promenade. Later, we arrive at the little town of Olympia for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Olympia Archaeological Museum

    Olympia Archaeological Museum

    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
    Galaxidi

    Galaxidi

    Enjoy the beach of Nafpaktos or explore more of the town on your own. Alternatively you can join our optional excursion to the island of Trizonia. Trizonia is the only inhabited island of the Corinthian Gulf, which is free of cars and motorcycles.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Corinthian Gulf

    Corinthian Gulf

    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
    Kalavrita

    Kalavrita

    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

    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

    Transfer to Athens airport for your return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Athens
    • Corinth Canal
    • Olympia
    • Mycenae
    • Epidaurus
    • Nafplion
    • Nafpaktos & Ano Chora
    • Delphi

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
    • Saronic Islands Gulf Cruise
    • Trizonia
    • Diakofto

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (10 days). Single Room Supplement from £269.00 (10 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    You will stay in 3-star and 4-star hotels throughout your tour. You will stay for four nights in total 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.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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.

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    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    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. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    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.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    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.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    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.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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