Greece 2020

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Length

10 days

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Dates

February 28 – March 8

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Destinations

Athens, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Delphi, Sounion

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 9 Nights of Accommodation – Twin Rooms
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 3 Traditional Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure – Friday, February 28th

  • Depart Home for Athens, Greece

Day 2 – Athens – Saturday, February 29th

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check-in at Place of Accommodation
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Athens – Sunday, March 1st

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Athens Walking Tour (Syntagma Square,
  • Parliament and the National Archaeological Museum) – The largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value.
  • Lunch Time
  • Hadrian’s Arch and Ancient Agora
  • Free Evening and Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Athens – Monday, March 2nd Breakfast & Day Briefing

  • Acropolis Hills and Museum, Dionysus Theatre – The Acropolis Museum is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world. Devoted to the Parthenon and its surrounding temples, it is cleverly perched above Athens like a luminous box.
  • Lunch Time
  • National Gardens & Temple of Zeus – The temple was one of the largest in the ancient world. At 17 metres high, it originally had 104 columns but only 16 have survived with one fallen after a storm in 1852.
  • Dinner in Plaka (included)

Day 5 – Olympia – Tuesday, March 3rd

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Olympia
  • Museum of Olympia
  • Lunch Time
  • Visit Olympic Village
  • Transfer to Nafplio (First capital of Greece)

Day 6 – Epidaurus – Wednesday, March 4th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Private Transfer to Epidaurus
  • Visit Epidaurus – Located on the fertile Argolid plain of the east Peloponnese in Greece and blessed with a mild climate and natural springs, the sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus was an important sacred centre in both ancient Greek and Roman times. The site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
  • Lunch Time
  • Return to Nafplio
    Beach Time
    Free Evening and Cultural Immersion

Day 7 – Mycenae – Thursday, March 5th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Mycenae
  • Visit the site (Lion’s Gate, Tomb of Agamemnon) – Mycenae is the largest and most important center of the civilization that was named “Mycenaean” after this very citadel. Mycenaean is the culture that dominated mainland Greece, the Aegean islands, and the shores of Asia Minor during the late Bronze Age era (circa 1600-1100 BCE). The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.
  • Return to Athens
  • Coffee break in Corinth Canal
  • Visit Ancient Corinth

Day 8 – Delphi – Friday, March 6th

  • Takeaway Breakfast
  • Private Minibus Transfer to Delphi
  • Visit Hosios Loukas Monastery
  • Arrival in Delphi
  • Visit to Museum, Temple of Apollo and Ancient Theatre – The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the ‘navel of the world’. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.
  • Lunch Time
  • Arachova Village
  • Free Evening and Cultural Immersion

Day 9 – Sounion – Saturday, March 7th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Private Transfer to Sounion
  • Visit Poseidon’s Temple
  • Lunch Time
  • Afternoon at the beach
  • Return to Athens
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 10 – Athens – Sunday, March 8th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Athens, Greece for Home

All of our programs are 100% customizable

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Program Itinerary

All of our programs are 100% customizable.

Is there an experience you would like to provide that isn’t included in our itineraries? Let’s add it!
Are there sites that better fit your subject than the ones provided? Let’s swap them!
Contact us to get started building a fully-customized itinerary. Tell us your dream program and we’ll make it a reality!