3-Day Classical Greece Private Tour With Flexible Options - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o Pick up time flexible on request
    o Airport pickup and/or return is free if the arrival/departure dates coincide with your tour
    o For Airbnb's please provide the e.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Return to pick-up point (flexible on request)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Our Private tour Journeys to some of the most impressive remains of Ancient, Classical & Byzantine Greece including 5 UNESCO world heritage sites, spanning over five thousand years in the development of one of the world's great civilizations.

From the first healing center at Epidaurus to the tombs of Mycenae, to breathtaking Olympia and the center of the ancient world at Delphi, as well as the impressive Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, and Medieval Nafplio. No less impressive is the natural beauty of the accompanying locations as you sit back & relax along the way in full leather comfort in one of our new Mercedes E-Class Sedans or Luxury Class Minivans with WiFi and chilled bottled water.

In addition to our basic High Standard (Gold Package), choose the hassle-free option to add a 3-course Traditional Greek Lunch in one of the best local restaurants (Platinum Package), or further tailor your tour to include an Expert Archaeological Guide at one or more of the sites (on request).

Highlights

  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Family friendly
  • Editor's Pick

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Day1. After pickup at your Hotel, cruise ship or Airport by your private & informative tour driver, sit back & relax in one of our new Black Mercedes E Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minibus models with full leather & Wifi to your first stop, the impressive Corinth canal. off from Athens towards the olive groves & Peloponnese sea views we come to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and the Theater of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece. After exploring the ruins we visit the UNESCO site of Mycenae where you will enter through its gigantic cyclopedian walls towards the palace of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans, view the famous Beehive tombs & its wonderful modern museum before our final stop at the village of Olympia & settle into your Hotel.

Day2. The day starts exploring magical Olympia with plenty of time to enjoy its extensive site. Famous for its Olympic Games of antiquity you will see the places where the original athletes trained and learned, and go through the tunnel (now arch) to emerge in the stadium in which they competed. You will also see the Temple of Zeus which held one of the ancient wonders of the world, and Temple of Hera where the Olympic Flame is lit, visit the workshop of Phidias, and the wonderful Archaeological Museum. In the afternoon we head along the Peloponnese coastline and over the stunning Rio-Antirio suspension bridge to the village of Delphi and slopes of mt Parnassus where you will spend the night in comfort at our 4 star Hotel

Day3. A day dedicated to exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Delphi. Rich in Mythology & history and center of the ancient Greek world as designated by Zeus, Delphi was also famed through its Oracle, home to the god and Temple of apollo, and through its Pythian games, a forerunner of the modern Olympics. The importance of the site extended both long before the classic Greece period & also past it when Roman emperors protected the site and continued to send delegations to seek the oracle's advice until the third century AD. During your visit you will see the physical structures remaining with this incredibly long history, and learn about their rich mythology. You will also have plenty of time to visit the impressive museum to see its many artifacts from as far back as the 15th century BC. Highlights include the Naxian Sphinx, statue of Antinoos, and the bronze sculpture of a charioteer.

A private and flexible tour exclusive to your group alone your experienced English-speaking tour driver provides all the historical, mythological, ancient and modern context along the way to help you make the most of the places you will see. For those wanting accompanied expert licensed guiding inside any of the sites visited, we arrange this on request

Inclusions

Accommodation included: 2 nights

GOLD PACKAGE: Luxury Mercedes; Minimum 4-Star or Boutique style Hotels

PLATINUM PACKAGE: Luxury Mercedes; Minimum 4-Star or Boutique style Hotels; 3-Course Lunch

Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day

Exclusions

Entrance Fees

Expert Licensed Archaeological Guides. Available on request at one or more sites

Pickup from Airport & areas outside Athens on request. May require a supplement.

Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae

Entry/Admission - Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia

Entry/Admission - Delphi

Entry/Admission - Monastery of Hosios Loukas

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

FAMILY FRIENDLY. For family groups our tours are specially tuned for the needs of young group members, with more Mythological commentary & a book presentation to keep

LUNCH OPTION: You may add this later on request or choose the booking option including lunch. Includes your choice of traditional menu each day in one of the best local restaurants. Vegetarian dishes available. Please inform us of any allergies

GUIDING/LICENSED GUIDES: Please note your knowledgeable tour driver can inform you en-route but can not enter Archaeological sites. You may add a guide for one or more sites on request.

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Jul-2022

    We were very impressed with WarmPenguin and our driver Elias and recommend this tour as the best way to see the most UNESCO sites and still survive the heat. Elias was so accommodating and professional in getting us to each place, staying as long as we wanted, and being ready with cold drinks and an air-conditioned vehicle when we were ready to move along. He has the giving heart of many in Greece, always hoping to make our vacation perfect. We appreciated his attitude of "Yes, of course, let's go..." and his knowledge of historical Greece. Due to a scheduling difficulty on our end (and flexibility by David and WarmPenguin), we ended up taking the 3-day tour in two segments. The Delphi and Meteora overnight trip is a must-do and we liked the Amalia Hotel. We had to miss the Olympia portion, but here are our thoughts on the Peloponnese sites, all superb: first stop, Corinth Canal is an overlook with a very interesting history with nearby food and bathroom options; second stop, Ancient Corinth is a medium-sized archaeological site with a well-thought-out museum. The Apollo monument is worth the stop. Third site, Epidaurus, is one of those places that is good to experience. Be sure to find the center block in the theatre and try projecting your voice. We ate at a wonderful and breezy seaside restaurant with traditional Greek food, stopped only briefly in Nafplio at our request so we could see the fortress above the city. What a view! Nafplio and that area is the kind of place to book a return vacation. Finally, Mycenae, which like the other sites is still half-buried but beautiful nonetheless. My kids list this as one of their favorite places of our entire trip. It's that feeling you get when you know the history and mythology, stand at the actual site, and then realize how truly old it is. In fact it was centuries old when the Parthenon was built. We found the tour descriptions, photos, and time estimates on TripAdvisor to be completely accurate, although we changed up the order. It's a trustworthy tour company and a full three days of exploring some of the best Greece has to offer.

  • 15-Jul-2022

    Excellent, professional, flexible - all around perfect - highly recommend! Fantastic driver and knowledgeable tour guides at the sites.

  • 09-Jun-2022

    From the time our driver picked us up at our hotel to the time he dropped us off 3 days later we could not have been taken better care of. The sights were amazing the food was great and the Amalia hotels we were wonderful. Our guide Tolis was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour and company

  • 07-Apr-2022

    We had a fantastic time and will defo recommend Warmpenguin. We felt very much looked after from start to finish. David was very flexible and knowledgeable My daughter is very much interested on Classical Civilization and Mythology and she loved this tour. The level os expertize was fantastic. Also our amazing driver (Yannis) was very professional and we truly enjoyed his company.

  • 07-Mar-2022

    From the planning stages David demonstrated a high degree of local knowledge and flexibility. The tour itself was flawless, with our driver Yiannis being perfectly congenial and insightful, providing helpful suggestions along the way for fine-tuning our experience. The local guide at Delphi was intelligent, funny and wonderful to be with. Overall a near flawless experience handled with the utmost professionalism and flexibility.

  • 29-Nov-2021

    You know when you go to the shops to buy a pint of milk and come back with 3 bags of shopping? That's pretty much what happened when I started customising this tour 😂 Think it was 9 days in the end 🙄 WarmPenguin did a great job of pulling everything together with very little notice. The tour packed a lot in, and that's exactly what we were looking for. It covers all the major sites without any wasted days. We also added a day in the middle for a break, and some days either end for exploring Athens and the Saronic islands. For getting to know Athens, we had a great e-bike tour with Dimitris of Athens by Bike - but I'll write a separate review for that... We also recommend Lake Vouliagmeni (you need an hour or two at least) and Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounio(n) - get there for sunset if possible. Anyway, back to the tour... The hotels were nice, the tour was great, the car was immaculate every morning - but the real star of the show was Yannis our driver 🤗 He was extremely knowledgeable about the local history, he gave us plenty of background and insight without wasting any of our valuable sightseeing time. He was always there when we needed him, always on time, courteous and eager to help in any way he could. Three months on, and we are still chatting with him via WhatsApp and hope to see him again some day.

  • 26-Jul-2021

    Without exaggerating this 3-day private tour was the highlight of our trip in Greece. This tour included visits to some of Greece's most important sights as well as visits to some of Greece's most picturesque little towns. The whole trip was perfectly planned and made the whole experience completely stress-free. When scheduling our trip, David, who was our contact with the tour company went above and beyond to make sure that the trip was tailored the way we exactly wanted it. Even though we were trying to schedule this trip from the US and there is a significant time difference with Greece, David's responsiveness was remarkable (we would get responses to our queries in the wee hours of the morning in Greece) which made planning a breeze. Our driver, Apostolis ("Tolis") picked us up from our hotel right on time and made the experience a memorable one. We immediately hit it off and he went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time possible. We shared a lot of laughs and he is the best representation of Greek hospitality. We have taken private tours abroad and it makes a huge difference when your driver/guide is good. Tolis was just fantastic - with his positive energy and knowledge for the sights we were visiting he definitely kept us going! He was so eager to make sure we had the best time possible that he would even offer to take us places even after we reached our overnight destination for the day - thankfully so, as the 999 steps to go up the Palamidi in Nafplion would not have been fun to climb on foot... As part of this tour we had also arranged for tour guides to walk us around the ancient sights. This was a fantastic choice as it made the experience even more memorable. All of the tour guides (that David booked for us) were fantastic. They had great energy and were really invested in keeping our interest and showing us the must-see highlights of each sight. The lunch stops at each location were fantastic as well. These were not stops at your typical tourist-trap-restaurants. The food was exceptional and the views even more so. The highlight as far as restaurants were concerned for us must have been taverna "Vakhos" in Delphi; the food was out of this world. We had the opportunity to eat on the restaurant's terrace overlooking a cliff with a view of the entire valley filled with olive trees - it was like starring in a sea of green. Truly a remarkable view! The hotel selections for our trip were also great. This included a bigger conference-style hotel in Nafplion (with all the amenities one would expect) to the more B&B style hotel in Galaxidi with a beautiful picture-worthy garden where you could enjoy your breakfast and coffee. Breakfast was included for both hotels. Overall, I cannot stress how pleased we were with this trip. This was an exceptionally organized trip that with Tolis' amazing company during the trip we will look back on for years to come. We are already looking to schedule our next trip with the same company next time we are in Greece (we just hope Tolis will be available to be our driver!). Book this trip and you will not regret it!

  • 05-Feb-2021

    It was a great tour to the classical hotsots of Greece. Due to Corona on all visited sites were only a few tourists what I never had before. The hotels were at nice places in walking distance to the city center, so that we could enjoy Greece evening life easily. Our driver did a great job and had always interesting stories about ancient history and modern Greece to tell during our journey - thank you for this experience Yanis!

  • 08-Jan-2020

    My fiancé and I booked the three-day classical Greece private tour and it was hands down one of the greatest travel experiences we've ever had! Our driver, Vasilis, was all around incredible, very knowledgeable of Greek history, and super fun to talk to. He is a very safe driver (with superb coffee recommendations) and always made sure to give us extra information before arriving at an archeological site. The hotels booked for us were absolutely beautiful and in lovely areas. Overall, this experience was unforgettable and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Greece.

  • 04-Jun-2019

    A very well planned tour, comfortable vehicle and an outstanding driver - Panos. We were not only treated to some of the greatest historical sites in Greece, Panos made sure we had dining and housing experiences which were very unique. This was a great way to travel and would highly recommend it.

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