Upon arrival at Athens Airport you'll be met by one of our transfer drivers and taken directly to your hotel in the centre of Athens.
The rest of the day will be at leisure.
Our most popular holiday by far. Visit the classical sites of the Greek mainland and enjoy a leisurely four days in its capital to explore or relax.
START / FINISH - Athens
Activity code: GR-TREASURES
Duration: 8 Days
This wonderful holiday is part city break and part guided tour with a choice of hotels in each. The itinerary includes famous locations in the Peloponnese and mainland as listed above. Overall it is a perfect introduction to the best Greece has to offer away from its fabulous beaches. If you or your family have any interest in Classical and ancient Greece then you will not be disappointed by this package.
This recommended and very popular holiday includes a city break in Athens together with the "Classical Tour" - a group cultural tour with qualified English-speaking guide; however if you are looking for a more independent holiday then we can also offer a completely tailor made itinerary.
In Athens, visit the sights but also soak up the atmosphere of Plaka with its busy winding streets and great food. Marvel at the Corinth Canal and try the acoustics at the famous theatre at Epidavros, whilst at Nafplion enjoy the views over the bay and the Mycenae Plain. This tour packs a lot in and you will also enjoy the serene beauty of ancient Olympia, surrounded by wild olive and plane trees as well as the magnificent site of Delphi, situated under the mighty Mount Parnassos, and the unique monasteries at Meteora, perched high upon their 400m granite boulders.
Overnight Stay Tax - In January 2018 Greece introduced an Overnight Stay Tax of 0.50 to 4 Euros per room or apartment per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (e.g. most self catering and 1-2 star hotels = 0.50 Euros, 5 star hotels = 4 Euros).
Why not extend your stay with a relaxing few days (or longer) on one or more of Greece's beautiful islands - please ask us for further information or suggestions!
S Smart, UK, April 2023