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From Athens: Explore Ancient Greece 4-Day Tour

Product ID: 8147
Escape the modern world and take a 4-day exploration into the realms of ancient Greece. Travel to the centre of the earth, climb the mountains to the Gods and roam through the palaces of the great emperors. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
About this activity
Duration: 4 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Pickup included

A free pickup service is available from the majority of centrally located hotels in Athens. Please note that you should contact Key Tours for the exact pickup points and time.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Test out your vocals at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, renowned for its exceptional acoustics.
  • Pay homage to the emperors of classical greece in the magnificant ruins of Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi.
  • Take a moment or a million to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Greek landscape
  • Imagine what it was like to be an original Olympian athlete and hold that flame high
  • Bow to the Gods at the Meteora Monasteries
  • Experience traditional Greek cuisine in all its glory along the way
Full description
Take a step back from the present day and delve into the wonders of ancient Greece over the course of 4 unforgettable days.

Jump aboard the luxury bus, sit back and enjoy a journey through the archeological sanctuaries of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplio, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. With stunning scenery along the way, incredible architecture and a place to rest your head at night, this tour has everything you could want and more.

Day 1: Visit Epdiaurus, Nafpila and Mycenae
The Day starts with a drive along the Corinth Canal to Epidaurus, the reputed birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius, and a visit to the ancient theatre, renowned for its symmetry and exceptional acoustics. From here you will proceed on to the seaport town Nafplio for a short stop then on through the plain of Argos arriving at Mycenae. This archeological site was once a major centre to Greek civilisation and is home to the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon you will depart for Olympia, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Discover Olympia and Delphi
There is much to be explored at the home of the Olympic Games. Stride among the gods at the temples of Hera and Zeus, cower at the alter of the Olympic Flame, where the sacrifices were made, and buff up on your history at the site's museum. The journey will continue on via Patras to Rio, across the state-of-the-art Rio-Antirrio bridge, past the city of Nafpaktos and along the beautiful coastal road to Delphi. Thought of by the Greeks as the middle of the entire earth, Delphi came to be known as the navel of the world. In the afternoon you will take a trip to the picturesque mountain village of Arachova then back to Delphi for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Explore Delphi and Ovenight stay in Kalambaka
Spend a relaxed and possibly spiritual morning in Delphi taking in the atmosphere of this centre of Greek worship, the place where heaven and earth meet. In the afternoon you will depart for Kalambaka. Overlooked by the Meteora Monasteries, this will be your resting place for the night.

Day 4: The Meteora Monasteries and return to Athens
Travel the heights to Meteora, where you can visit the most important complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Built high on 6 sandstone pillars overlooking Kalambaka, you will experience breathtaking views carved by the elements of nature. Your return trip will offer an optional trip to a factory of Byzantine style icons, then continue past the monument of Leonidas (King of Sparta), and finishing up your monumental tour back in Athens in the late afternoon.
Includes
  • Overnight in 3 star or 4 star hotels (depending on the selected option)
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional english speaking guide
  • Transfer with luxury A/C bus
  • Breakfast and dinner
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Optional gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel tax
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
Know before you go
• To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. No short skirts may be worn and long-sleeved tops are requested for female visitors.
• Please note that a hotel accommodation tax will be applied. The tax will be paid directly to the hotel and the cost is as follows: 5 star hotels - €4 per room/per night, 4 star hotels - €3 per room/per night, 3 star hotels - €1.50 per room/per night
• Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Alternatively, you can meet at the tour supplier's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The best way to get to know Greece

My experience with this spectacular faith tour. The times very well calculated, the guide very friendly and with much knowledge of everything we saw. The schedules were fulfilled perfectly and, although one does not pay much attention when looking for a tour, the stops to the bathroom were very recurrent (we never spent more than two hours without stopping) and the hotels in which we stayed also very good. It seems to me that it is an excellent way to get to know classical Greece in an entertaining and dynamic way, it is well known in 4 days with this excursion. Just do not forget to bring water, sunscreen and men, pants to enter the monasteries. I really enjoyed the trip and I totally recommend it.

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August 28, 2019

Very good guide and the best driver ever!!

Very nice tour, we had plenty of good explanations from the guide whose knowledge was amazing!! The driver was very good, he drove not too fast, not too slow, and very carefully :) which is not always easy depending on the roads! The hotels were fine, mostly with a very nice view!

April 22, 2016

From the sights to Anna the tour guide it was incredible!

October 25, 2018

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Product ID: 8147