What more can one say about ancient Greece, other than that you must go at some point in your life?!
Greece regularly polls as one of the top destinations for North American travellers, and this trip — an ideal introduction to both its modern and historic culture — will show you why.
You will take in the almost incomparable Athens, see the Parthenon, and enjoy sweeping views of the city from the Acropolis. Cross the Corinth Canal to Olympia, stopping at Mycenae and Nafplio along the way. And tour the birthplace of the Olympics, then continue on to Delphi, where you’ll visit the Temple of Athena, before returning to Athens. All this to say nothing of the oodles of baklava and coffee, plus lessons in Greek history and mythology.
- See the home of mythical Agamemnon, the Lions gate, royal tombs, and the Cyclopean walls at the UNESCO Heritage site of Mycenae.
- Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia to learn about the Olympic games, the Temple of Zeus and Hera, the Stadium, the altar of the Olympic flame, and the museum which hosts and impressive statue of Hermes of Praxiteles.
- Take in the Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delphi and the Castalian Spring, all before exploring the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, home to some of ancient Greece’s best remaining masterpieces.
Classic Greece Tour | ENCOUNTERS TRAVEL
Length/Departs: 7 days, typically year-round (but must verify with operator).
Accommodation/Transportation: Hotels, car, minibus.
Group size: min. 4; max. 20. Here’s how Encounters describes it: “This is a small-group tour that runs all year-round, staying in comfortable hotels at around the 4-star level. We can also arrange the tour privately if you would prefer not to join a group.”
Price: must ask operator for current pricing.
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