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Classical Greece

A comprehensive tour of the main sites of antiquity in Athens,  Delphi and the Peloponnese

Here are more details of an example tour itinerary as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Fly to Athens

    You fly to Athens where you are met on arrival by your tour manager and private transport before travelling into Athens and to your hotel accommodation. After check in and time for lunch you can climb the Lycabettus Hill for a spectacular view of Athens. Dinner this evening is at your hotel or city restaurant.

  • Day 2

    Athens - Acropolis & Agora

    This morning you begin with a visit to the Acropolis, the most famous of the Greek archaeological sites. Your visit will include all the main sites of the Acropolis including the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the site, the Temple of Athena Nike and of course the Parthenon itself. You also visit the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysos where plays by Sophocles were first performed. You have time to visit the Acropolis Museum before lunch. In the afternoon you continue to the Agora, the ancient heart of Athens and the focus of political, social and economic life. Here you can explore the remnants of the most significant buildings including the Temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved ancient temple in Greece. In the evening, you will visit the lively Plaka area to enjoy a dinner with music and a folk-dance show.

  • Day 3

    Delphi

    Today you travel by coach outside of Athens and visit Delphi. The Sanctuary of Apollo was the seat of the oracle which was consulted on important decisions and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient classical world. There is also a well-preserved theatre situated a little further up the hill from the temple which provides the seated audience with a spectacular view of the entire sanctuary below and the valley beyond. It was built in the fourth century BC and can accommodate around five thousand spectators who in ancient times would have enjoyed plays, poetry readings and musical events during the various festivals that took place periodically at Delphi. In the afternoon, you return to Athens.

  • Day 4

    Corinth, Epidaurus & Nafplio

    This morning you depart from Athens and head to the Peloponnese peninsular. Your first stop is at the famous Corinth Canal. In the afternoon, you visit Epidaurus, famous for having the best-preserved of all Greek theatres. The site itself was named after the god of medicine, Asklepios, and pilgrims came from all over the Mediterranean seeking healing for their ailments. You also have an excursion to the town of Nafplio where you can explore the picturesque old town with its cobblestone alleys and well-preserved neo-classical mansions. In the evening you transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Tolo.

  • Day 5

    Mycenae

    Today you visit Mycenae , the great city which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th centuries BC and which played a major role in the development of classical Greek culture. You discover the ancient civilization of Mycenae, reputedly Agamemnon’s capital and recounted in Homer’s tales. Its finest features are the Treasury of Atreus and the Lion Gate. You then transfer back to Athens with free time before your homeward flight.

Prices start from

£595 for a 5 day tour

Half board basis based on flights with Easyjet.  We include local English speaking guides and all admissions

includes flights

Flights are available with Easyjet, British Airways and others. Your precise itinerary on the arrival and departure day will depend on flight schedules

  • Hotel Polis Grand

    4 star hotel with a stunning rooftop view of the Acropolis

    The Hotel Polis Grand is our favourite property in Athens.  Rooms are well appointed and the roof top view is one of the best in the city.

  • Hotel Apollon

    Excellent hotel with pool located near the beach

    The Hotel Apollon is located just 50 metres from Tolo’s pleasant, sandy beach and just a short walk from the town centre with its shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

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