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Magical Greece | 8 days / 7 nights

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Explore the magical breathtaking Greek sights in 8 days.  

Tailor made program. It is possible to amend days/nights and add local tour or cruises upon request.
Please note, that all program changes must take place before any bookings.

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Short Description / Services included in the published prices

Day 1 | Arrival to Athens – Transfer to your hotel – Free Day
Day 2 | Athens sightseeing
Day 3 | Athens – Corinth Canal – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae – Olympia
Day 4 | Olympia – Delphi
Day 5 | Delphi – Kalampaka
Day 6 | Kalampaka – Meteora – Athens
Day 7 | Athens – One Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros & Hydra
Day 8 | Athens – Transfer to the port or the airport
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Transfers: All transfers are private with a taxi or a minivan with English speaking driver
Ferries: Regular or Speed ferries on economy class depending on the seasonality. If you wish to travel on Business or VIP class, please let us know.
Hotels: On chosen category (Tourist Class, First Class or Superior Class) on BB basis.
Local tours or cruises are served in group basis
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Itinerary

Day 01. Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 02. City tour / Athens.
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens.

We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next, we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world.

Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.
Day 03. Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia.
After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.
Day 04. Olympia / Delphi.
Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.
Day 05. Delphi / Kalambaka.
Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.
Day 06. Meteora / Athens.
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.
Day 07. Day cruise to Aegina, Poros & Hydra / Athens.
Early breakfast this morning and we transfer to the port for a day cruise to the islands of the Saronic gulf. Our first port of call will be Hydra. A picturesque little “vehicle free” island, well-known to the international jet-set. Take a donkey ride, explore the little cobble-stoned streets and visit the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, we will be visiting the island of Poros with it clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last will be a visit to Aegina, a weekend retreat island for many Athenians. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or take an optional visit to the temple of Afea. Before leaving make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. During cruising, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances! Return transfer to our hotel.
Day 08. Departure.
Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport or to the port. Apart from the transfer to the port or the airport, no other service is included in the final day of the trip. This is the end of our trip. Kindly, let us know if you need any extra travel services to arrange your return to your home country or, in order to continue your trip to any other destination.

Schedule

  • From 01/04/2023 to 29/10/2023
    Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday
    Tour will not be operated on 03/04, 13/04, 24/04, and 26/10.
  • From 01/11/2023 to 31/03/2024
    Every Saturday and Sunday
    Tour will not be operated on 24/12.
    Additional departures on 26/12 and 27/12.
  • For departures within Christmas Week, New Years’ week, and Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries may not be available or maybe altered.
    Please contact us for the dates of departure and availability

Prices

All Prices are per person in Euro

Tourist Class
Arrival Dates Single Double/ Twin Triple Child
01/04 – 20/10 € 1485 € 1098 € 990 € 722
 21/10 – 28/10  € 1466 € 1088 € 995 € 762

 

First Class
Arrival Dates Single Double/ Twin Triple Child
01/04 – 25/04 € 1700 € 1182 € 1118 € 633
 26/04 – 29/06  € 1752 € 1258 € 1139 € 633
 30/06 – 26/08  € 1769 € 1264 € 1160 € 667
 27/08 – 28/10   € 1752 € 1208 €1139 € 633

 

Superior Class
Arrival Dates Single Double/ Twin Triple Child
01/04 – 24/04 € 1969 € 1376 € 1190 € 702
26/04 – 30/06 € 2056 € 1420 € 1220 € 765
01/07 – 31/07 € 2086 € 1410 € 1213 € 782
 01/08 – 25/08  € 2099 € 1492 € 1252 € 802
26/08 – 28/10 € 2056 € 1420 € 12020 € 765

Please note that Tourist class hotels apply only for Athens during winter (November and March). The 4-day SIC Classical Greece tour is operated in First Class hotels only during winter (November and March). For all other months, Tourist class hotels apply for all hotels.

Included

  • Accommodation on BB, 4 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 4-day classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • The day cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra, including transfers and lunch on board.
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services

Not Included

  • An “overnight stay” tax is applicable to all accommodations in Greece. This tax, is charged on a per room per night basis and amounts to € 0,50 for 1*-2* hotels, € 1,50 for 3* hotels, € 3,00 for 4* hotels, and € 4,00 for 5* hotels. This tax is NOT included in our rates and should be paid locally on the spot by the clients.
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • All personal expenses
  • Everything that is not specifically mentioned in the "Included" section

Hotel Class Options | Please consult our hotel list to see the hotels that are included in each class

TOURIST CLASS hotels are mostly 3* hotels. Occasionally there may be a superior 2* which however would be a carefully selected hotel that has either made a very recent renovation or is of a standard equal to a 3* hotel.

FIRST CLASS hotels are mostly standard 4* hotels. Occasionally there may be a superior 3* hotel which however would be a carefully selected hotel that has either made a very recent renovation or is of a standard equal to 4*

SUPERIOR CLASS hotels are either superior 4* hotels or 5* hotels. For the superior 4* hotels, the rooms our prices are based on, are usually the superior ones (not the standard ones). For the 5* hotels the rooms will be the standard ones.

Any special request for an upgrade is accepted upon hotel availability or with extra cost. 

Notes

  • Entrance/admission fees to various sites and museums are set by the Greek government, and in case of change, prices will be adjusted accordingly. Currently included entrance fees are based on rates valid as of November 1st, 2019.
  • Above rates include VAT (13% for transportation & meals, and 24% for all other services). In case of a change in VAT, prices will be adjusted accordingly.
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