Greece Tour From Athens
Make a Perfect Greece visit and enjoy your Greece Island Tours from Athens visiting the most fabulous cities in the world: Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Meteora and embark on a one day Cruise.
- Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English-speaking representative.
- All transfers as mentioned in the program.
- Accommodation 4 Nights based on breakfast in Athens.
- Accommodation 1 Night based on dinner & breakfast in Olypmia.
- Accommodation 1 Night based on dinner & breakfast in Delphi.
- Accommodation 1 Night based on dinner & breakfast in Kalambaka.
- Half-day city tour with an official English- speaking guide.
- Acropolis Museum tour with an official English- speaking guide.
- Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
- Day-cruise to the Saronic Gulf islands with lunch.
- Entrance fees and tickets as per the itinerary
- International Airfare
- Greece entry visa.
- Hotels Tax.
- Any optional tours, Tipping, or not mentioned in the itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, transfer to the hotel. Our representative will meet you at your hotel, help you with the check-in, inform you of all the details of your trip.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 2: Athens - Olympia
Today you will head towards the Corinth Canal, where you will stop briefly to take some photos and marvel at this famous channel that connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth. With this impressive engineering feat, ships do not have to circumnavigate the Peloponnese peninsula for more than 400 km in order to reach the Ionian Sea.
You will continue your journey until you reach the Theater of Epidaurus, worldwide famous for its acoustics and still in use today for a number of performances, especially in the summer. You will also spend time at the Museum of Asclepius, the father of modern medicine, and then travel to the city of Nafplio, the first capital of the modern Greek state. The journey will also take you to Mycenae, where you will visit the Prehistoric Acropolis, the Lions Gate, and the tomb of "Agamemnon".
In the afternoon you will travel across central Peloponnese and arrive in the city of Olympia in the early evening, where you will check in at your hotel, have dinner, and rest.
Overnight in Olympia.
Day 3: Olympia - Delphi
In the morning you will visit the site of the ancient Olympic Stadium, where the first games were held at around 776 BC. The importance of these games was widely accepted, given the extensive participation of the Greek cities, which suspended hostilities throughout the celebrations. The Olympiad was recognized as the only chronological event all over Greece and, basically, represented the period of four years between two consecutive events.
Olympia was also the most important sanctuary of Ancient Greece, a place to worship Zeus, the first among the gods. The gigantic gold and ivory sculpture crafted by Phidias was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
After your visit to the Museum of Olympia, you will continue your journey, across the suspension bridge of Rio - Antirion, a modern engineering wonder, until you reach your destination. Upon your arrival at Delphi, you will have dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Overnight in Delphi
Day 4: Delphi - Kalambaka
In the morning, and after your breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the center or 'navel' of the ancient world. It was here where the renowned Oracle of Delphi, a counselor of kings and pilgrims, was to be found. Make sure you visit the Museum, which houses the "Bronze Charioteer", a masterpiece of Greek sculpture.
At the end of your Delphi tour, you will descend the slopes of Mount Parnassus and head towards the plains of Thessaly, where the city of Kalambaka is located.
You will arrive in the town of Kalambaka, have dinner and enjoy a good rest.
Overnight in Kalambaka.
Day 5: Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens
Early in the morning you will visit Meteora, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. In this mysterious landscape, the natural beauty is combined with the compelling presence of the eternal monasteries suspended or "Meteora" on top of the huge rocks. Currently, there are only six in use, five for the male and one for the female monastic community.
On the way back to Athens, you will briefly stop at Thermopylae, where you can see the statue of the Spartan King Leonidas, famous for leading the battle against the Persians in 480 BC. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Athens, where we will drop you off at your hotel.
Dress code to the Monasteries: Sleeveless clothing and shorts above the knee are not allowed. Skirts, shawls, and trousers are available at the entrance of the Monasteries in case visitors do not have such clothing to cover themselves with.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 6: Athens City Tour
After your breakfast, and at the appointed time, you will commence the panoramic tour of the Athenian Neoclassical Center: The Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, and National Academy, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great cultural importance. You will learn all there is to know about their history and background from the licensed English-speaking Tour Guide accompanying you on this tour.
Your next stop will be the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included.
At the end of the visit, you can either choose to return to your hotel or set out on your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 7: One Day Cruise to 3 Islands with Lunch on Board
Early in the morning, our coordinator will pick you up on an air-conditioned luxury bus to take you to the port.
You will first sail to the island of Poros, which is approximately two hours away. During the short crossing, the guide will provide you with information about the islands. When you arrive at Poros, the smallest of the three islands, you will have an hour's free time to become acquainted with this enchanting island. We recommend a visit to Trinzia, the Russian shipyard, where you can learn more about the cooperation between the Greek and Russian armies during the 18th and 19th centuries. You may also like to walk through Lemonodassos, a dense forest of lemon and orange trees, surrounded by windmills and waterfalls.
Back on the cruise ship and on the way to Hydra, you will enjoy lunch with the majestic views of the Mediterranean Sea for approximately an hour.
You will dock at the port of Hydra, whose horseshoe harbor once served as a safe shelter to pirates roaming the Saronic Gulf. Located near the island of Spetses, Hydra was once known for its colorful small capital with picturesque narrow alleys, charming mansions, and traditional stone houses that have silently withstood a long and turbulent history. The guide will advise you on the best stores and coffee shops, and then you will have the opportunity to explore the place on your own for approximately two hours. Back onboard the ship, the table will be ready for a second-shift lunch.
After lunch, you may relax on deck and enjoy the warm breeze as you sail towards your last stop, the more oversized island of Aegina. There, you will be able to walk freely around the town at your own pace. At the busy port of the island, you may enjoy a taste of ouzo in one of the popular ouzo bars combining it with some seafood.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 8: Athens - Final Departure
Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to Athens airport for your international return flight home. Hope to see you again.
This was an unforgettable tour. Excellent tour guide and amazing service.
We enjoyed the cultural part of the trip alongside with the islands part. The tour was very well organized.
Greece is very historical. Our guide has extensive knowledge of the history and culture. It was very enjoyable.
Memphis Tours is very good in planning and organizing.
This trip is recommended. The service was great.