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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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4 Day Classical Greece Tour Epidaurus Mycenae Olympia Delphi Meteora

From $574.08

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 days
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other top sights, such as the Corinth Canal. Overnight accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfasts, dinners, and coach transport are included. Including a trip to medieval Meteora, this unique ancient Greece tour is great for all history buffs.
  • 4-day Greece tour of Classical Greece attractions
  • See four UNESCO World Heritage sites with an expert guide
  • Explore important archeological sites at Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi
  • Stroll through the Delphi Archaeological Museum and see relics like the Sphinx of Naxos
  • Visit monasteries atop the rock towers of Meteora
  • Overnight accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • entrance tickets in Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, 2 Meteora Monasteries
  • Dinner (3)
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Lunch meals and drinks
  • Surcharge: Environmental fee 7€ per room per night from 1/1/2024 will be paid directly to the hotel
  • Pick up from airport and ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina
  • Pick up from airbnb, apartments and private residence

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

    Corner Amalias & Xenofondos str

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.

What To Expect

After pickup from your selected hotel, get set for an action-packed day, as your guide introduces the Corinth Canal, the Theatre of Epidaurus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Mycenae, the UNESCO-listed city where Homer’s Agamemnon once ruled. Dinner at your hotel is included, but lunch is at your own expense.

After breakfast, day two brings you to ancient Olympia, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the home of the original Olympic Games. Marvel at the sculptures in its archaeological museum and grab a bite to eat (own expense) before you cross a spectacular sea bridge to dine at your hotel.

Breakfast is at your hotel, and day three centers on Delphi, one of the ancient world’s greatest centers of prophecy. Explore the mountainside site with your guide, admire the museum, and take a break for lunch (own expense). Dinner is at your hotel.

Once you’ve eaten breakfast, take in your fifth and final UNESCO World Heritage Site: the pinnacle-perched monasteries of Meteora. Follow the scenic route back to Athens with a stop at the Leonidas Monument in Thermopylae, where Spartan warriors held off a Persian force many times their number. Drop-off is at the same hotel as pickup.
Day 1

Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nauplia

4 Stops

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Archaeological Site Mycenae

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Epidaurus Archaeological Museum

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Corinth Canal

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: overnight 4 star hotel

Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Olympia

3 Stops

Archaeological Site of Olympia

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Rion-Antirion Bridge

Accommodation: overnight 4 star hotel

Meals: BreakfastDinner

Day 3

Delphi

3 Stops

Temple of Apollo

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Delphi Archaeological Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Tholos of Athena Pronaia

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: overnight 4 star hotel

Meals: BreakfastDinner

Day 4

Meteora - Kalambaka

2 Stops

Meteora

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Leonidas Monument

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Note that overnight on Day 1 may sometimes be in Olympia instead of Nauplia.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday Apr 1,8-May 13-June 10,17,24- July 1,8,22-August 5,12,19,26-September 2,9,16-October 14,21,28. During winter season ONLY Englsh speaking available
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port , airport or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • During winter season all tours run English only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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It is worst when there are large crowds - perhaps it would be beneficial to invest in some audio equipment.
It is the best way to visit all these site by joining this tour.
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A worthwhile excursion to better experience Greece.
jchinwm, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Joy brought these ancient places to life with her knowledge of history and story telling. Worthwhile excursion when in Greece which is so much more than just the islands. The journey through the Pellopenes, winding climb up to Delphi and passing the central spine to Kalambaka was spectacular. No complaints on food and accommodation throughout.
Great trip
AngelaM_D, Feb 2024
Very good guide, nice hotels, wonderful experience visiting places whit deep historical and cultural importance. Nice group. Great memories.
The best of Greece!
Gabriela_R, Jan 2024
This is a must do trip if you visit Greece. The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture of this beautiful country. Every single place we visit was amazing and so full of history, Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae but the highlight of the trip was Meteora/Kalambaka. Those monasteries at the top of those marvelous rocks are out this World.
This was a nice 4 day...
Vivek_G, Jan 2024
This was a nice 4 day tour with one of the best guides with us Joy. I was expecting a smaller group but we were 40 of us in a large bus and self admiringly, our guide told us she has never seen this tour with such a large group. I guess thats the magic of holidays. If you have time, I would recommend this tour, but in retrospect, I'd probably suggest taking the tours of Meteoras and Delphi since they offer the most. Mycenae and Olympia, of course have great history and valueable context, but if you are struggling for time, do a 2 day tour of Delphi and Meteora which will still be a great context. I hindsight I would have done that. And this has nothing to do with the quality of this tour. This is just my preference. The tour itself was organized and carried perfectly with our driver Nicos and guide Joy. The hotels were nice but I was a little bored by almost the same menu everyday for breakfast and dinner.
Happy motoring through Greek history
Kathryn_C, Dec 2023
Our guide, Joy, was excellent. She wove ancient myths and historical events into a tapestry binding our explorations together. Each site was better than the last. We’re so glad we chose this tour instead of one of the shorter versions. Our driver, Nikolas, was experienced and calm. We knew we were in good hands navigating the narrow mountainous roads. It’s a lot of bus time, but necessary to see such scattered sites. It would have been nice to have chargers on the bus and better WiFi, and a bathroom on board might have eliminated the need for so many lengthy bio breaks. Overall, we’d highly recommend this trip. We booked for our family of five adults after our cruise was canceled, and everyone loved the experience.
Long trip but definitely well worth every Pennie’s!
Angie_W, Dec 2023
The tour lady name Joyce so full of knowledge giving us in details during each stop! Everyone in the bus so appreciated her endless energy that make our 4 days tour quite eventful! Also a big kudos to the bus driver, Nicolos for his skills on the roads making everyone relaxing and the journey so enjoyable! Definitely will recommend this trip!
Amazing way to see a lot of mainland Greece
Katherine_N, Nov 2023
This tour was amazing. As a single female, visiting Greece for the 1st time I was concerned about driving and safety. This tour allowed me to sit back and enjoy the scenery and I felt safe the entire time. The tour guide was super knowledgable. She gave the history and combined the mythology tales with each place. The tour group became a mini family. I will never forget the amazing memories and people that I met. I highly recommend this tour. The highlights for me were Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. The only recommendation is that the tour company should let females know about the Monastery rules. Women's shoulders need to be covered and they must wear a long skirt or dress. Luckily, I had read reviews and came prepared.
Every turn in the...
Traci_J, Nov 2023
Every turn in the archeological sites is another picture moment and there is much beauty to be seen in and out of the monasteries. The guide, Helen, was knowledgeable and answered our questions enthusiastically. I strongly recommend this tour.
Great
anthony_b, Nov 2023
Seeing important sites and wonderful tour guide and bus driver great hotels and meals liked detailed explanations of sites
Fascinating tour
Christine_L, Oct 2023
There were too many extraordinary places to choose only one. Olympia was fantastic. So was Mycenae and Epidaurus. Meteora was, literally, breathtaking
Wonderful tour - highly recommended!
SE_M, Oct 2023
This is a must do tour for Greek history enthusiasts. We were really lucky to have an amazing tour guide (Dimitra from Chat Tours) who was extremely knowledgeable and also a great communicator. We enjoyed every moment, the archaeological sites, the many stories an myths and also we were mesmerised by the beautiful landscape. Thoroughly recommended!
Great tour of archeological highlights of Greece outside of Athens
Hal_G, Oct 2023
Covered the points of interest well. Tour guide, Zeta, was very knowledgeable and friendly with good jokes. She brought the archaeological sites to life. We were well satisfied with the tour.
Great way to see Greece. A really good value for sure.
Candice_M, Oct 2023
Great way to see many of the sites in Greece. The first day was busy and we visited several sites that were beautiful. Olympus was a treat Delphi an amazing hike and ending in Meteora was just lovely.
I am Glad I Did it!
Gina_C, Oct 2023
I got to see some areas of Greece that I probably would not have seen had I not done this excursion. Along with the memorable sites, the tour guide Xenia and bus drivers made the trip enjoyable. The hotels we stayed out were acceptable, nothing fancy. the food served at the hotels was expected. During the travels we experienced a few times of downpour rain, but the tour continued on. The bus driver and tour guide did an excellent job at staying on schedule and keeping us all safe. Even when we had to take a detour due to flooding and road damage. If you want to experience Greece in an informative way, I highly recommend this excursion.
A whirlwind of extraordinary experiences
HEATHER_L, Oct 2023
The depth and the drama of Greek history is nearly unfathomable, and we saw a lot of it in person in just a few days. All hotels were lovely, and food was excellent and plentiful. The guide and the bus driver were both highly competent.
Our guide JOY was...
Andrew_M, Oct 2023
Our guide JOY was outstanding and made this trip so pleasurable. The sights were amazing in my view. I had no idea Greece was so mountainous. My wife booked this trip and I had no idea what we were going on. However this was a highlight not to be missed.
Great!
Jim_K, Sep 2023
Was surprised at how high end the hotels were. Fast paced tour. Definitely got $ worth. First time on 5his kind of tour was hap0y
We loved it!
Mary_W, Sep 2023
This is a great overview of some of the really ancient history of civilization. Evie , our guide , was great with her knowledge of history, mythology, and society Prepare yourself for a lot of walking , climbing - bring water and sturdy shoes Totally worth it!
Amazing
Julius_Z, Sep 2023
The City of Nafpilo was an amazing surprise with Venetian walls on the cliffs overlooking the city, and a fortress island in the harbor.
Ancient Greek History in 4 days!
Bill_G, Sep 2023
Hearing about al the Legends and Myths associated with Greek History was an incredible experience! Joy, our Guide, had a story to tell for everything we saw and every question asked! She made the History come alive with her knowledge and sense of humor. Te difference between having read about the places we visited and then actually having seen them is something that i will treasure forever! ZEUS and Apollo were "Tom Cats"....
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