Here's What's On Deck:
Arrive at your airport and register for your flight to Athens, Greece!
Arrive at the Athens airport, meet your tour leader, and hop on your locally-chartered motorcoach to Loutraki.
Quick stop at the Corinthian Canal, which unites the Aegean sea with the Ionian. This 23 metre-long corridor was built in 1893. Don’t forget to grab some lunch (individual expense).
Spend the early afternoon settling in to your hotel before enjoying some free time along the beautiful beaches.
Return to your hotel for dinner, free time, and a much-deserved night’s rest.
After a nourishing breakfast, enjoy a guided outing to Argolis.
Head towards Mycenae, where orange trees flourish and the tales of Homer’s epics come to life.
Enjoy lunch in a restaurant near Mycenae (individual expense).
Next stop is Nafplio, a charming small city which was the first capital of Greece. Here, you will discover Palamidi, a fortress built by the Venetians during the XVII century.
Explore the Epidaurus, the birthplace of the Greek Tragedy and famous for its acoustics.
Return to Loutraki for a delicious supper and much-deserved night`s rest at the hotel.
After a nourishing breakfast, it’s time to head out to the ancient site of Corinthian.
Spend some time exploring Corinthian’s museum, host to some very interesting ancient ceramic pieces and oriental décor.
Free time for lunch before heading out to Olympia via Patras (individual expense).
Stop at the majestic bridge that unites the Peloponnese to the continent (which you will see in better detail tomorrow!).
Spend some time visiting the Achaïa Klauss caves, where you can sample a local wine called Mavrodaphne.
End the day with a local meal, followed by a good night`s rest.
Following breakfast with your tour leader, make your way to Olympia’s archeological museum, one of the most important historical archives in Greece and home to the most important bronze collection in the world!
Guided tour of the site dedicated to Zeus, the ancient location of the Olympic Games. Grab lunch along the way (individual expense).
Next stop: Delphes. You’ll cross the Gulf of Corinthe on the newly built bridge that unites Rio to Andirio and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Peloponnese Mountains.
Venture into Arahova, famous location for winter sports. Spend some time exploring the many quaint boutiques that line the river that runs through the village.
Return to your hotel for dinner, free time, and a well-deserved night’s rest.
After breakfast with your tour leader, enjoy a guided visit of Delphes. Your guide will recount the story of the Appolo’s temple and of the sacred track, which is surrounded by 3 000 statues.
Free time to explore and grab lunch (individual expense).
Next, you will head towards the Meteores via Lamia and Thermopyles.
Settle in to your hotel in Kalambaka, the regional capital.
Enjoy a nice dinner, followed by a good night’s rest at your hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided visit of two Meteor Monasteries, built between the 14th and 16th Century. The view from up top is absolutely breathtaking.
Enjoy free time for lunch in Kalambaka (individual expense).
All aboard! Next stop: Athens
Settle into your hotel located at the edge of the ocean in the historical city of Marathon.
Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant, before free time around the hotel and a well-deserved night’s rest.
After breakfast with your tour leader, make way to Piraeus to board your cruise.
Embark on a fun one-day cruise to the Argo-Saronic islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra.
Enjoy lunch and a show aboard the ship between Poros and Hydra.
Land ho! Make way back to your hotel in Marathon.
Enjoy free time to get dinner at a local restaurant before a well-deserved night’s rest (dinner is at individual expense).
After breakfast, follow your guide on a panoramic walking tour, including Acropolis and its museum where you’ll admire the many famous Caryatide statues.
Visit Agora, the ancient heart of the financial and political events that took place in ancient Greece. Grab lunch along the way (individual expense).
Free time in Plaka, an ancient neighbourhood known for its sinuous street and boutiques. Make your way to the Monastiraki flea market before visiting Syntagma, where you can watch the Evzone guards in front of the Vouli Palace. Continue on to the ginormous marble Kallimarmaro Stadium.
Finish the day off with dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night at your hotel before settling down for a well-deserved night’s rest.
Breakfast and check-out from your hotel before heading out to Athens airport.
Hugs and handshakes as you register for your flight home.