Ancient Greece holds the key to so much of our modern European culture - so don’t you think it’s time to check out the famous sites, legends and heroes for yourself?
Arrive and transfer to our hotel where we enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. Overnight in Athens
We’ll enjoy a tour of contrasts in Athens, taking in the ancient in the shape of the Acropolis with its Parthenon and Athena Nike Temple, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. There’s also modern Athens to explore including the Panathenaic Stadium, Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with its colourful changing of the guard. This afternoon we travel on to Kalambaka stopping at Thermopyles (known as the Hot Gates) or the cavernous entrances to Hades in Greek mythology
Meteora is unique - a collection of 6 14th-16th century monasteries perched on the summits of volcanic rock pinnacles. No words can really describe this beautiful and bizarre sight so grab your camera, and an empty memory card, as we visit 2 of the best of these wonders on our tour here before travelling south on to Delphi.
We visit the classic sites of Delphi at the foot of Mount Parnassos with its archaeological site and museum, this was once regarded as the centre of the world. It’s then deeper into the Peloponnese and the village of Tolo.
Take the day off to relax or explore the archaeological importance of Olympia. It is here where the first ancient Olympic Games took place and were held to honour the god Zeus. Be sure to see the Ancient Stadium, the temples of Zeus and Hera and the workshop of Phedias.
Another day at leisure or we can visit the wonderful deserted Byzantine city of Mystras with its many fine churches. Located just 6km North West of Sparta, we can view the grandeur of this once ancient castle city.
We end our tour with the incredible amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the tomb of Agamemnon at Mycenae. Your head will be buzzing with iconic ancient names and classic Greek myths before we head back to Athens.
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