Classical Greece 3-Day Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia And Delphi From Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the major attractionsof ancient Greece in just three days with thisclassical tour departing from Athens. Thistour offers everything you need to experience the must-see sites in the Peloponeese and Delphi.

Highlights

  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Day 1: Athens - Corinth canal - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia (D)
Depart from a terminal in Athens on your 3-day trip. Travel via the coastal National Highway to the Corinth canal, and after a short stop here, drive to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theater, world-famous for its outstanding acoustics.

Then, head into the Argolis region, the land of Homers Golden Mycenae, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold that dominated much of southern Greece. See the Cyclopean walls, Lion Gate, and Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's, and view the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century BC structure.

In the afternoon, after an optional stop for souvenir-shopping, depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, traveling through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia at your choice of a centrally located 3- or 4-star Hotel in the town.

Overnight: 3-star Antonios Hotel or 4-star Arty Grand Hotel

Day 2: Olympia - Delphi (B, D)
Visit the Olympia archaeological site and view the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. Then, after a short stop in Patras, depart for Rion, crossing the Gulf of Corinth by the new RioAntirrio bridge to Antirion.

Pass the city of Nafpaktos and from there, follow the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon, visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova before an overnight stay in Delphi at your choice of a centrally located 3- or 4-star hotel in the town.

Overnight: 3-star Delphi Palace or 4-star Apollonia Hotel

Day 3: Delphi - Athens (B)
Pass the Castalia Spring and visit the Delphi archaeological site. View the monument of the Argive kings, Temple of Pronaia, Athenian Treasury, Stoa of the Athenians, Polygonal wall, the monument of Platea, and the Temple of apollo, famous for its oracle.

Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to see its spectacular exhibits, including the frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, the Naxian Sphinx, Statue of Antinous, the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artefacts.

In the afternoon, after an optional lunch (own expense), return to Athens.

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

2x Dinner

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Hotel accommodation (A class / T class)

Professional guide with many 5* reviews on Trip Advisor

Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels)

Free Wi-Fi at hotels and coaches

Entrance fees

Entry/Admission - The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia

Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo

Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum

Exclusions

Lunch

Drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Hotel accommodation tax

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that from 1/1/2018, a new hotel accommodation tax has been applied and should be paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-May-2022

    Our trip with Sophia was very good. She was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Would have been helpful to have maps of the larger areas we visited to navigate quickly, though. The tourist class hotels were just ok. Wouldn’t attempt this itinerary on our own. Overall, glad we chose this tour. Our group was husband, wife and 23 year-old daughter. To see everything, you should be in good physical condition. But if not, you can see most areas. May was excellent time of year temperature-wise, but ran into a lot of local school groups.

  • 15-May-2022

    Lugares increíbles. Buen hotel 4* en Olimpia. Cena pésima en hotel 4* de Delphos, hotel Apolonio. Sin opciones de menú, arroz con pollo únicamente, entrada y plato principal los sirvieron en el mismo plato. Cuando me quejé en el hotel me dijeron que le reclame a Viator. El tercer día del tour es un desastre. Cómo combinan excursiones, tuvimos que cambiar de colectivo y esperar 3 horas en un restaurante en el medio de la nada. Solo se podía esperar ahí. Al regreso, Me dejaron con mi mujer que no puede caminar mucho y 2 valijas grandes a 8 cuadras del hotel. Se suponía que era en la puerta. Muy mala atención de la guia Mariana, que cuando reclamé no me dió respuestas. Nunca recibí una pedido de disculpas. Viator debe revisar lo que hace el operador de Atenas, porque los hace quedar mal. La calidad de un servicio mejora cuando se controla.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Anna our guide was very knowledgeable and a great teacher! The journey took us through beautiful countryside, villages and attractions. The classical sites are well worth the guided tour to get full benefit. Start with the meuseum of archeology to get the background. Food at taverns and hotels were great. Glad i did the tour.

  • 17-Jun-2019

    I would highly recommend this tour. The organisation was excellent and our guide Marainna Tsigaridou made this tour extra special with her wonderful commentary, knowledge of ancient Greek history and culture and language. We learned so much, it was so interesting. The choice of famous sites to visit was excellent such as Delphi Myceane and Olympia. It was unforgettable and with some great scenery for photo shoots. I was really impressed with Marianna's English and French language skills and what was fascinating was how she explained the influence of Greek language and philosophy on our modern European languages. It was great, like watching the best historucal documentary film on Greece. I'm so glad we went, there is no way we would have ever had such a great experience trying to do this alone without a guide, she brings to life what may just look like a pile of old stones, shows pictures of how it was before, how people lived, myths, legends and real personal stories. Absolutely wonderful!

  • 13-Jun-2019

    I really enjoyed this tour of Classical Greece. I learn so much about Ancient Greek history from our amazing guide Marianna Tsigaridou. She was so full of knowledge and made the tour so interesting. Thank you to Marianna!😊😊😊😊😊😊

  • 11-Apr-2019

    Ga naar het Acropolis museum. Zeg dat je 3 dagen verblijft in Athene, met je gezin. 2 volwassenen en 2 studenten. Zij geven jou de juiste informatie om de 7 belangrijkste monumenten te bezichtigen. En hoe te reserveren.

  • 05-Apr-2019

    My group of four, aged 63-70, thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Marianna, was very knowledgeable and organized. There were areas where walking was more challenging for anyone with knee or back pain but overall very doable. We chose the 3-star hotel package. Our first night at Hotel Asty was so nice but night 2 at Delphi Palace was disappointing and didn't deserve the third star.

  • 24-Mar-2019

    Travelling to Greece for the first time, struggled to figure out the best way to see some of the key sights. Found this tour and was thoroughly impressed by it. Our tour was in English and Italian and the guide was amazing. He went through all the sights in so much detail for us and was a true fountain of knowledge, able to answer everyone's questions. We were also given ample time to explore each site before loading the bus and travelling to the next stop. Having the entry to the sites included in the price really helped, as it was on less thing to worry about. The tour group wasn't overly large, which was nice, as you were able to ask questions and actually hear the guide. It is suitable for all ages, and would work quite well if travelling alone. Dinner and breakfast was included and were often provided by the hotels we stayed at. They were lovely and was traditional Greek food. Lunch was not included with the trip but was the most disappointing meal, as we were taken to specific places and were not given the option of where to eat and the food in these places was not the nicest. The only downside was when travelling back to Athens from Delphi, our original tour continued on and we joined with a day tour heading back to Athens. Our tour was ahead in time to the day trip and so we were left waiting for almost 2 hours for the day trip to finish and be ready to head back to Athens. Slightly annoying, more so because we were unaware of this prior. Overall an amazing and informative trip that would be highly recommended for those wanting a quick trip around Greece to see key sights and the beautiful countryside along the way.

  • 06-Oct-2018

    Our tour guide was Marianna and she was very knowledgeable and articulate about art history, archeology, and history. She was able to convey the significance of the historical sights in ways that were meaningful to us in the 21st Century. Hotels and bus transport were just fine and comfortable. Seeing the Greek countryside was an unanticipated treat.

  • 24-Aug-2018

    Travelling alone and pressed for some time this tour was a great way to see some key sights! Hotels were all lovely including the food and views! Guide was good fun and informative. Very mixed group of people on the tour but suitable for everyone really. Small size which is nice!