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7 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
 

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. All this and more await you on this Greek Escape.
 

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience enjoy a Sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, the Greek Escape has it all!
 

Pricing starts at $799 per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.
 

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.
 

2018 Available Departure Dates: December 9*, December 16*
 

2019 Available Departure Dates: February 3*, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3**, March 4, March 10, March 11**, March 17**, March 18**, March 24, March 25, November 3, November 10, November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15
 

*Starting at $719 per person
**Departure Filling Up

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens, Greece
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
 

Day 2: Athens 
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous Acropolis, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora, where Socrates taught, with the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare. 
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 3: Athens–Corinth–Mycenae–Epidaurus–Nauplia
Stop at the spectacular Corinth Canal to take a photo. Highlights today include Mycenae, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum before a short drive to Epidarus for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Stay overnight in nearby Nauplia. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Day 4: Nauplia–Olympia
Take in the spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the museum that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, enjoy Globus Local Favorite a cooking demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Day 5: Olympia–Patras–Delphi
Journey to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the excavations. End the day with a visit to the archaeological museum to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is Globus Local Favorite a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Day 6: Delphi–Arachova–Athens
Leave fascinating Delphi behind you this morning and head back to Athens stopping en-route in the pretty town of Arachova located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, boasting panoramic views. Stroll around the town and admire the picturesque architecture before arriving in Athens with time to do some last-minute exploring on your own. Tonight is your chance to savor more Greek delicacies with an optional dinner at a local restaurant. 
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 7: Athens 
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. 
Meals: Breakfast




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