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Classical Greece 4-day tour

Duration 4 days
Private Tour & Shore Excursion
Price from € 345

** Price is per person for a group of 3 passengers. Prices vary greatly depending on the number of people and type of vehicle. The final price will be calculated online using our booking engine.

Discover Classical Greece’s Grandeur – 4-Day Exclusive Private Tour

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in ancient Greece’s splendor on our exclusive 4-day private tour. Marvel at iconic archaeological sites and museums as you explore renowned destinations like Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora. Unparalleled sightseeing awaits, offering an opportunity to unravel the rich history and cultural heritage of classical Greece firsthand. Don’t miss this chance to create lasting memories on an unforgettable journey.

Highlights of Classical Greece 4-day tour

  • Immersive 4-day journey through the heart of classical Greece
  • Marvel at the engineering marvel, the Rio-Antirrio Bridge
  • Cruise through breathtaking idyllic Greek countryside
  • Explore iconic sites: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Delphi, and Olympia – the birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • Feast your eyes on Europe’s grandest bridge at Rio-Antirrio
  • Convenient hotel/cruise port pick-up and drop-off in Athens/Piraeus
  • Enjoy a safe and enriching experience with an English-speaking tour driver

Embark on this comprehensive private tour and unveil the grandeur of ancient Greece, from its architectural marvels to its stunning natural landscapes, all while indulging in the comfort and personalized service of your own dedicated driver-guide.

Tour Description | Itinerary

Corinth Canal
  • carDeparture from Athens – Visit Corinth Canal

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of ancient Greece with our Classical Greece tour, commencing early from Athens or the Port of Piraeus. The drive along the coast offers breathtaking views at the convergence of the Aegean and Ionian Seas.

Our first destination is Corinth, highlighted by a visit to the Corinth Canal. This engineering marvel, completed in 1894, connects the Saronic Gulf with the Corinthian Sea, cleaving the Peloponnese Peninsula from the mainland. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the canal from a pedestrian bridge, engage in bungee jumping on select days, and capture striking photographs of the scenery.

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  • archaeological siteEpidaurus Ancient Theater

The tour continues to Epidaurus, famous for its ancient theater. Known for its superb acoustics and preservation, the theater remains a prime location for experiencing Greece’s vibrant cultural scene, hosting theatrical and musical performances throughout the summer.

nafplion, islet with mpourtzi fortress
  • cameraNafplion Exploration

In Nafplion, once the capital of Greece, guests will enjoy lunch and explore the town’s picturesque streets, boutique shops, and waterfront promenade. Views from the Acronafplia fortress reveal the splendid Mpourtzi fortress and the expanse of the Argolic Gulf, offering unparalleled photographic opportunities.

  • archaeological siteMycenae’s Archeological Site

The journey proceeds to Mycenae, a testament to ancient power and culture. Visitors can explore significant historical sites including the Royal Tombs, Cyclopean Walls, and the Lion’s Gate. The Museum of Mycenae presents artifacts that illuminate the Mycenaean Civilization, inviting guests to immerse in the historical richness of the area.

  • hotelOvernight in Olympia

The day concludes with a journey to Olympia, where guests can relax and stay overnight at their chosen accommodation, enjoying the local ambiance at leisure.

ceremony in ancient olympia
  • archaeological siteAncient Olympia

Visiting the ancient temple site in Olympia, Greece is a rare opportunity. This was the location of the grandest celebration in ancient Greece and still hosts the world’s most prestigious sporting event. Exploring the archaeological site, we’ll marvel at the sanctuary of Zeus and the original stadiums used for the Olympic Games.

For the adventurous, there’s even a chance to test your skills on the original running track. We’ll also dive into the past at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

rio-antirrio bridge
  • cameraThe world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge

As you journey progresses towards the Rio-Antirio bridge, an exemplar of modern engineering, the route quickly takes you from the Peloponnese Peninsula to Central Greece across the Gulf of Corinth.

This passage not only offers a distinct view of the splendid landscapes of both regions but also features the crossing of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge. With its expansive continuous deck spanning 2,250 meters, it affords unmatched vistas and stands as a monument to contemporary architectural prowess.

Arachova, greece
  • cameraDelphi and Arachova

Your captivating odyssey leads you to Delphi, an ancient city revered as the center of the known world in its heyday. Upon arrival, the remainder of the day is yours to savor at your leisure.

Should you desire, embark on an enchanting excursion to the picturesque town of Arachova, renowned for its delectable mountain cuisine and charming ambiance. Indulge in the local flavors and immerse yourself in the authentic Greek experience.

As the day winds down, return to your overnight accommodations in Delphi, nestled amidst the rich historical tapestry of this legendary destination.

  • archaeological siteThe Oracle of Delphi

We’ll begin our third day with an exciting stop at the fascinating archaeological site of Delphi. This renowned sanctuary, dedicated to the god Apollo, is where divine oracles were given, influencing all who sought guidance. As we explore the site, we’ll have plenty of time to visit the impressive Delphi Museum, home to some of Greece’s most remarkable statues, like the Naxian Sphinx and the bronze Charioteer.

Continuing our journey, we’ll also take in the breathtaking Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena Pronaia in the Gymnasium – a true highlight of Delphi.

the town of kalambaka and the meteora rocks
  • hotelOvernight in Kalambaka

Our journey takes us to the charming town of Kalambaka, nestled at the foot of the awe-inspiring Meteora Rocks. After checking into our accommodations for the night, you’ll have a chance to explore this quaint locale and soak in the incredible scenery. The following day, we’ll venture up to the remarkable Byzantine monasteries of Meteora, perched atop towering rock pillars.

meteora monasteries
  • religious siteMeteora Monasteries

On the fourth day, we’ll visit the impressive monasteries of Meteora. Situated atop towering rocks, these ancient sanctuaries offer a rich history and breathtaking views. After exploring the byzantine monasteries, we’ll stop for lunch in Kalambaka before returning to Athens.

statue of king leonidas at thermopylae greece
  • archaeological siteThermopylae

As we pass by Thermopylae, also known as the Hot Gates, we’ll be transported back to 480 BC, when the famous battle between the Spartans and the Persians took place. This legendary clash has become a symbol of bravery, sacrifice, and the indomitable human spirit. Take a moment to reflect on the significance of this battle and its enduring legacy on Western civilization.

  • suitcaseFarewell to Classical Greece

As the sun sets, our enchanting journey through Classical Greece comes to an end. Upon our return to Athens in the late afternoon, you can choose to be dropped off at your hotel or another preferred location. As you bid farewell to your fellow travelers and guides, reflect on the cherished memories and ancient wisdom you’ve encountered during this extraordinary odyssey.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost.

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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