Athens, Olympia and the Corinth Coast

Classic Touring

8 Days from £1,649

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

Begin your discoveries of the history of Ancient Greece in capital city Athens. A tour here includes the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the iconic Acropolis, which looms overhead. After crossing the famous Corinth Canal you'll journey back in time in the ancient city of Epidaurus and as you explore the fascinating ruins of Mycenae. Then it's on to Olympia, to set foot on the site of the original Olympic Games, held in 776 BC. Finally, a visit to Delphi, one of the most sacred sites in the whole of Greece, gives you the chance to admire the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Treasury of the Athenians.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Explore the Greek capital, Athens
  • Visit Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio
  • Explore Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games​
  • Visit the Monastery in the mountain village of Trikorfo & cruise to Trizonia island​
  • Visit the sacred site of Delphi & the village of Arachova​

Optional excursions

  • Cape Sounion & the Temple of Poseidon visit​
  • The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway​

Your itinerary

You'll fly to Athens today, and on arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel. After time to settle in, get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

The Greek capital, Athens, is a totally unique city packed full of unforgettable sights. We'll take in all the main highlights today, including the site of the first modern Olympics, the Panathenaic Stadium, which was reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium. The Old Parliament building, originally built as a royal palace for King Otto, now houses the National Historical Museum, while the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies in the square in front of the building. We'll see both before we visit the city's crowning glory, the Acropolis, which stands high on a rocky outcrop.
The magnificent citadel is surrounded by important monuments including the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, and we'll also view archaeological findings from the site at the Acropolis Museum.
This afternoon, there's time to explore at your leisure. Alternatively, why not visit Cape Sounion on an optional excursion. Here we'll see the Temple of Poseidon, a beautiful ruin which was built in the style of the Parthenon. Perched on a headland, it offers beautiful views over the Aegean Sea.

We hit the road this morning as we drive to the Peloponnese to explore the Argolic plain. Our journey takes us across the bridge that spans the famous Corinth Canal. We'll stop here to take in the views of this narrow, steep-sided passage which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.
Our journey then continues to the ancient city of Epidaurus. Once a celebrated healing centre dedicated to the god Asklepios, here we'll see the immense Theatre of Epidaurus, the best-preserved in Greece, which could accommodate up to 14,000 spectators in its day.
Next stop is Nafplio, a pretty seaport town dominated by the Castle of Palamidi. During free time here take a stroll through the medieval Old Town to see well-preserved neoclassical mansions, or walk along the seafront promenade. There's time for a spot of lunch too if you wish, before we head to the ruins of Mycenae, a kingdom that was the most powerful in Greece for 400 years. This fortified palace complex was discovered in 1874, and on our tour we'll see the magnificent Lion Gate, the royal cemetery known as Grave Circle A, the Royal Palace, which is located at the acropolis summit, and the Secret Stairway. This flight of 99 steps drops to a cistern deep beneath the citadel. We'll also visit the Treasury of Atreus, the most outstanding of the tholos, or beehive, tombs.
En route to our next base, Nafpaktos, we'll cross the impressive Rio-Antirio Bridge – the world's longest cable-stayed bridge – as we drive along the northern coast of the Peloponnese.

Today we'll visit the mountain village of Trikorfo, where we'll visit a relatively new monastery, built in 1991 and home to 16 nuns. We'll also head to the small seaside village of Glifada, where we'll board a traditional boat for a short cruise to Trizonia, the only inhabited island of the Corinthian Gulf. With no cars and many peaceful beaches, this pretty fishing village is a great place to enjoy a late lunch in one of the local tavernas.

There's a great morning ahead as an included tour takes us to Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games in 776 BC. Set on the banks of the River Alfios, this ancient city is ours to explore as we take in the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, where Greek athletes practised wrestling, and the workshop of Phidias, a Greek sculptor, painter and architect. The Olympia Archaeological Museum is also well worth a visit, and we'll do just that before we head back to the hotel.

You can spend today at leisure, or join an optional excursion which takes you on a journey on the Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway. As we ride on a traditional cog train, we'll take in stunning views of towering mountains, flowing water and the surrounding countryside as we pass through a gorge and several natural tunnels. We'll have time to explore Kalavryta, a lovely town on the bank of the river Vouraikos, before we drive to the monastery of Mega Spileo. Built on the steep slopes of a rocky hill, we'll step inside to admire wonderful frescoes and mosaic floors.

This morning, we'll leave Nafpaktos behind and journey by road to Delphi. One of the most sacred sites in Greece, this was an important religious sanctuary and said to be the place where heaven and earth meet. We will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, where pilgrims would come to leave offerings to the gods, and the Treasury of the Athenians, where the offerings were stored. We'll also visit the museum of Delphi.
As we drive back to Athens we'll stop to stretch our legs in the picturesque village of Arachova, which nestles at the foot of Mount Parnassos.
This evening, after we've checked into our hotel in Athens, we'll gather together and take the metro to Plaka, the city's Old Town, for a farewell dinner in a restaurant here.

​Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Greece - Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon

Greece - Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon

from £58

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A chance for you to visit one of the worlds most breathtaking views. Take a drive along the coastal road of Attica where you can witness the Temple of Poseidon. Dating back to the 5th century, the dazzling white columns of the temple have been a vital landmark to passing ships for centuries.

Half day - Moderate Walking - Not to be missed!

Greece - The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway

Greece - The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway

from £67

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The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway uses a traditional ‘cog’ train. Why not join our optional excursion today and step aboard for a truly unique experience. During our ride, we’ll take in stunning views of towering mountains, flowing water and the surrounding countryside as we pass through a gorge and several natural tunnels. We’ll have time to explore Kalavryta, a lovely town on the bank of the river Vouraikos, before we drive to the monastery of Mega Spileo, which was built inside a cave.

Full Day – Moderate Walking – Unique Experience

Accommodation

Located at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens, the recently renovated TITANIA Hotel creates its own "page" in the history of Hospitality.

The TITANIA Athens hotel is surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library. It is located within short distance to theaters, modern commercial shops and city malls, offering its guests a wide variety of sightseeing and entertainment choices.

The impressive lobby area, decorated with the famous "Pentelikon" marble and exquisite inlaid mosaics with themes from the Ancient Greek history, the impressive "La Brasserie" restaurant, as well as the Hotel''s Awarded Gourmet Roof Garden Restaurant "Olive Garden", constitute Titania a unique Athens Hotel which guarantees its guests an unforgettable stay.

All rooms have sound-isolation and offer an up-to-date integrated communication and entertainment system with high-speed Internet access and a wide variety of digital movies and music, instant PC connection, fax modems and Satellite TV. Each room has its own private safe deposit box with a personal security password, a fully-stocked mini bar, and an independent cool/heating system.
Just a short walk from the harbour and beach your will stay at the 3-star Hotel Nafpaktos. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms feature en suite facilities, TV hair-dryer and air-conditioning.
Located at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens, the recently renovated TITANIA Hotel creates its own "page" in the history of Hospitality.

The TITANIA Athens hotel is surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library. It is located within short distance to theaters, modern commercial shops and city malls, offering its guests a wide variety of sightseeing and entertainment choices.

The impressive lobby area, decorated with the famous "Pentelikon" marble and exquisite inlaid mosaics with themes from the Ancient Greek history, the impressive "La Brasserie" restaurant, as well as the Hotel''s Awarded Gourmet Roof Garden Restaurant "Olive Garden", constitute Titania a unique Athens Hotel which guarantees its guests an unforgettable stay.

All rooms have sound-isolation and offer an up-to-date integrated communication and entertainment system with high-speed Internet access and a wide variety of digital movies and music, instant PC connection, fax modems and Satellite TV. Each room has its own private safe deposit box with a personal security password, a fully-stocked mini bar, and an independent cool/heating system.

Titania Hotel

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8 days

Monday 03 June 2019

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£1,344

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8 days

Monday 02 September 2019

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£1,364

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DEPARTING FROM

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 03 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,649

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Outbound
British Airways

Monday 03 June 2019

Departs

08:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:40 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 10 June 2019

Departs

13:30 Athens (E Venizelos)

Arrives

15:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 02 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,669

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 02 September 2019

Departs

08:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:40 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 09 September 2019

Departs

13:30 Athens (E Venizelos)

Arrives

15:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

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