7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    pick up service from city center hotels starts one hour prior tour departure
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a seven-day tour of the essential sites of classical Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki and Lefkadia. You'll visit famous archaeological sites and museums, and experience the glory that was classical Greece.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Corinth canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus , Nauplia

Stop At: Corinth canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, Peloponnese
the bridge at the Canal connecting Attica with Peloponesse
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
Lions gate, part of Cyclopean walls, ruins from Agamemnon Palace, tumb of Agamemnon
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Epidavros, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
famous ancient theater for harmonius acoustics
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
Stop at picturesque Naufplion and admire the Castle of Palamidi on the top of the city

Meals included:
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in 4 stars Hotel

Day 2: Olympia

Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece
the stadium of the ancient Olympics
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece
visit of museum in Olympia
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in 4 stars Hotel

Day 3: Delphi

Stop At: Tholos, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
we will explore Athena's temple
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of apollo, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
we will visit the arch. site of Delphi
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
we will admire the bronze statue of Iniochos
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in 4 stars Hotel

Day 4: Kalambaka

Stop At: Great Meteoron Monastery, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
we will visit two Meteora monasteries
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
Meteora monasteries
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotel

Day 5: Thessaloniki

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central Macedonia
explore the second big city of Greece
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotel

Day 6: Edessa, Naoussa, Vergina

Stop At: Edessa Waterfalls, Edessa, Pella Region, Central Macedonia
short stop
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central Macedonia
tombs of Macedonian Royal family
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotel

Day 7: Pella, Dion

Stop At: Dion Archaeological Park, Dion, Pieria Region, Central Macedonia
sacred Macedonian town of Dion
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Pella, Pella, Pella Region, Central Macedonia
Pella Alexander the Greats capital
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia (D)
Your first stop is at Corinth Canal. Drive to Epidaurus for a visit of the archaeological site and the theater famous for its remarkable acoustics, and then on to Nauplia for a short stop. Drive to Mycenae where you visit the archaeological site, then depart for Olympia, through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis.

Day 2: Olympia - Nafpaktos - Delphi (B, D)
In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the "state of the art" new suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi for the evening.

Day 3: Delphi (B, D)
In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Kalambaka - Meteora (B, D)
In the morning, start the drive by the central Greece towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka. Afternoon visit of the breathtaking Meteora. Dinner and your overnight accommodation is in Kalambaka.

Day 5: Dion - Thessaloniki (B, D)
Drive by Trikala and Larissa to the famous, sacred Macedonian town of Dion. Then, continue to Thessaloniki, the largest town in Northern Greece. Visit the most interesting museum of Thessaloniki and sightseeing of the city.

Day 6: Pella - Vergina - Lefkadia (B, D)
Morning drive to Pella, Alexander the Great's capital. Continue to Vergina to visit the Tomb of the King Philip and the famous "Vergina Treasures". Then on to Lefkadia where you visit the excavations. Return to Thessaloniki via Veria.

Day 7: Tempi Valley - Thermoplyae - Athens (B)
Start the return drive to Athens, through the Tempi Valley, Larissa, Lamia, Thermoplyae famous for the ancient battle that took place there and Kamena Vourla.

Inclusions

6x Breakfast

6x Dinner

Accommodation included: 6 nights

6 nights accommodation

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Professional guide

Local taxes

Air-conditioned vehicle

Free Wifi in the Amalia hotels

Map of Greece

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae

Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo

Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum

Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery

Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Entry/Admission - Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Entry/Admission - Dion Archaeological Park

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Pella

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Lunch

Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Port or private apartment pickup are not available

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Jul-2017

    We booked a seven-day Greek tour with Viator. As with most tours with Viator, they sub-contract with a local operator. In this case, they hired Chat tours. When we joined the tour, we were notified that we were going to be transferred to another bus half-way through. It was not only a different bus but another tour operator altogether. We were not aware of this arrangement, however expected a seamless transition. We were transferred during our lunch break and the two companies had different schedules. Chat Tours told us we had 30 minutes for lunch, and G.O Tours informed us we were leaving in 15 minutes. After haggling with G.O Tours the guide gave us 30 minutes for lunch. Viator charges very handsomely for this tour and I expected these transitions to be 100 seamless and not to create unnecessary stress.

    Up until the last day of the tour With Chat Tours I would have said the tour was nice, and the guide, Xenia, was professional even though she repeats herself a lot, talks too much, and gave us hardly anytime to explore the sites on our own. The last day of the tour though totally changed my opinion of your company based on Xenia's behavior. Xenia had a total emotional meltdown over a misunderstanding that arose regarding our luggage as we were being transferred to another company. She spoke rudely to us, and later attempted to involved the driver in the discussion to prove her point. The interaction between them was in Greek so I don't know what was said, but at the end of their conversation she ended up covering her face and crying. This happened right in the middle of the plaza as others tourists observed what was going on, and as we stood next to her feeling confused not knowing what exactly was going on. In my opinion Xenia is not fit to be a guide since she is so emotionally fragile and obviously unable to handle stressful situations. We had a very bad experience with your company given the way we were treated by your guide. I would not recommend Chat Tours.

    In regards to hotel accommodations, the tour itinerary calls for first-class hotels. We stayed mostly in Amalia Hotels, some worse than others, stained carpets, bad buffet food, no water in the room and for the most part, no places nearby to buy incidentals, such as water, etc. I think it would have been nice for the guide to stop at a supermarket before getting to the hotel, so we could buy water for less money instead of paying hotel prices.

    Ruben and Vilma

  • 02-Jun-2017

    Amazing tour very well organised. Our guide Effie was incredibly knowledgeable being an archaeologist. Also our bus driver was very good and skilled going around tight corners. She made to tour so very interesting. The days were long, but well worth the trip. The hotels on the tour were good, especially in Thessaloniki where we stayed in 5 star accommodation. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 28-Jul-2016

    The guides, drivers and hotels were exceptional. I can recommend this tour. We did the seven day Grand Tour which took us through spectacular countryside and ancient sites. We really felt very well looked after and considered it good value for money. The breakfasts were generous and we were shown an assortment of country restaurants which we very much enjoyed. Katherine Kalaf

  • 05-Dec-2015

    The two guides had are very good. They did very good jobs. The hotels are also good. We enjoyed our trip very much.

  • 18-Jul-2014

    The tour exceeded our expectations - quality of accommodation was outstanding, included meals were plentiful and of a high quality, tour guide was wonderful, and a decent amount of time was spent at all the important sights. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to see many of the major highlights in Greece in a short time frame.

  • 26-Oct-2013

    This was a wonderful tour with two great guides. Really got a good introduction to classical Greece. Hotels, locations, food were great. Would recommend it.

  • 19-Oct-2013

    The guides were excellent, the hotels really great, really enhanced my total experience of Greece.

  • 21-Jun-2013

    It was simply amazing!!! There are no words to express how much I enjoyed this trip!!!!
    Firstly, the tour guides were so professional, knowledgable, friendly.......one of them is actually an archeologist, wow!!!
    Learned so much from both of them.......
    Hotels were excellent, very comfortable, convenient and the food (buffet), introduced me to the local Greek cousin. Highly recommended!
    I will truly rate this tour with 5 stars as it covers very important sites of Greece......and this company, not only offers the usual sites, but includes Macedonia, the birthplace of Alexander the Great! Not many companies goes all the way to Thessaloniki.....that's why this tour is not to be missed!
    Thank you all for making my trip a memorable one!!! Katherina, Dimitra....thank you!

  • 21-Jun-2013

    Slightly confusing because of the unexpected change of tour companies and guides mid-stream. Last three days rushed. George, guide for first few days was excellent-professional, friendly and considerate.

  • 01-Jul-2008

    The sights covered by this trip were fantastic! Most of the days were jam packed and worth it. The breakfast and dinner meals were plentiful, and the hotels were good. I only have a few negative comments, though. The guides were very knowledgeable, but they were at times sensitive and even unfriendly. The free time in Delphi could have been better spent somewhere else, since there was absolutely nothing to do or see there outside of the temples. The hotel in Meteora was too far away from the town for us to be able to enjoy its nightlife. There wasn't much sightseeing included in Thessaloniki, so I just did that on my own after reaching the hotel. On the last day it was mostly just riding back to Athens except for brief stops at the river and the Leonidas monument. But all in all, I did enjoy my trip and would absolutely recommend it.

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