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As a former competitive swimmer it’s not surprising that I have an affinity for the Greek Islands. I love creating unique itineraries which combine food, wine, culture and really immersive experiences which I’m passionate about.
- from $1,295 PP
- 3 Nights
- Apr - Oct
- 11hrs from NYC/ 4hrs from London
If you have any interest in ancient Greek history and culture, this private tour is a must. Customized just for you, start from your hotel in Athens, or our driver/guide can pick you up at Athens International Airport. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a private, chauffeured tour without having to worry about getting behind the wheel, complete with expert local insight. You’ll discover some of the country’s top ancient sites, including the remarkable town of Mycenae where the Mycenaeans thrived from 1650 through 1200 BC, the site of the very first Olympic Games, the oracle of Delphi, stunning Meteora, and much more.
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Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure
We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.
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At a Glance
- Set off from Athens with our private guide and discover Epidaurus, Nafplio, and ancient Mycenae
- Today you are off for an expert led tour of ancient Olympia
- Visit the ancient site of Delphi and its famous oracle
- Enjoy an early start and see the sunrise over Meteora with a guided tour. Transfer to Athens afterwards
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Athens to Olympia, via Mycenae & Nafplio
Our driver will meet you at Athens International Airport or your Athens hotel, with your first stop bringing a spectacular view from the famous canals that links the Corinthian to the Saronic gulf. You’ll explore the 4th-century BC theater in Epidaurus and then head to the country’s first capital, Nafplio where you can climb the 999 steps of Palamidi Castle or hop on a small boat to visit Bourtzi which floats in the bay. There will be time for an optional lunch followed by a visit to ancient Mycenae and its archaeological site which includes the tomb of Agamemnon, before arriving at Olympia.
Day 2 Private tour of Olympia, then continue to Delphi
Step out of your hotel this morning and straight into Olympia: birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, and one of the most celebrated sanctuaries of ancient Greece. The ancient Games were held here every four years across a span of at least a millennium, eventually abolished in AD 393 under the rule of Emporer Theodosius. Walk through the staggering ruins, taking in former training and event areas, and well-preserved monuments such as the temple of Zeus, the Hermes of Praxiteles, and the statue of Nike of Paionios. You’ll then depart the Peloponnese peninsula and return to mainland Greece, heading towards Delphi. Your drive will take you across the impressive Rio-Antirrio Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in the world – and through the picturesque medieval town of Nafpaktos. Overnight in Delphi.
Day 3 Private tour of Delphi, then continue to Thermopylae & Meteora
Begin your day with another memorable archeological tour. Once believed to be the center of the world, and site of Apollo’s teachings via his Oracle, Delphi is one of the most important sites in all of Greece. It is rightly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, taking into account the sheer significance of the ruins, and their incredible setting backed by steep valleys and with distant views of the Gulf of Corinth. You’ll then journey across the Greek mainland to Meteora, along the way make a stop at Thermopylae – literally translated as the ‘hot gates’ – a thin coastal passage known for its sulfurous springs, and as the site of a historically significant battle during the second Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. Arrive in Meteora late afternoon and overnight in the nearby town of Kalambaka, itself a fine historic town with an attractive Byzantine church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Day 4 Private tour of Meteora & return to Athens
You’ll have the full morning to explore Meteora, visiting its two striking monasteries, incredibly situated atop a pair of near-sheer vertical peaks. Your tour will take you back to the Dark Ages, imagining the lives of the hermits and monks who built out these isolated retreats across several centuries. Choose between a tour by car, or an invigorating hike, either way taking in some of Meteora’s best viewpoints. After lunch you’ll return to Athens, a drive of around 4-5 hours, arriving late afternoon.
Want to extend your trip?
If you are looking to extend your stay in greece or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the tour
- 3 nights of accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- Privately guided tours with entrance fees to sites
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip with us
- Full financial trip protection is included
- Assistance with pre-departure PCR testing if required
Speak to experienced Destinations Experts about designing this itinerary around your budget and trip preferences
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