Greek Escape plus 3 nights in Crete (KGO)

9 days from Athens to Athens

2023 Tour Details

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. All this and more awaits you on this Greek Escape.

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people journeyed to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.

Continue your Greek Escape with three fantastic nights in Crete with guided sightseeing in Heraklion as well as the free time to discover on your own or with an optional excursion. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, this Greek Escape has it all!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

9 days from Athens to Athens

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You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. All this and more awaits you on this Greek Escape.

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people journeyed to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.

Continue your Greek Escape with three fantastic nights in Crete with guided sightseeing in Heraklion as well as the free time to discover on your own or with an optional excursion. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, this Greek Escape has it all!

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

ATHENS ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.
MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
EPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theatre, then on to Nauplia.
Breakfast Breakfast
132mi/212km

Day 4

NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. This evening take part to a LF cooking demonstration and learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
112 mi / 181 km

Day 5

OLYMPIA–DELPHI DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening LF learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo.
149mi/239km

Day 6

DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE ARACHOVA Visit the picturesque mountain town.
ATHENS Fly to Heraklion.
Breakfast Breakfast 118 mi / 190 km

Day 7

HERAKLION HERAKLION Guided walking tour includes sights of the Venetian Walls, St. Minas Cathedral, and the Church of St. Titus. LF Taste a Greek Koulouri.
Breakfast Breakfast.

Day 8

HERAKLION HERAKLION Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Heraklion with a visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Day 9

HERAKLION–ATHENS, GREECE HERAKLION Your vacation ends with a flight back to Athens. Return flights from Athens airport should not depart before 12 pm.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

ATHENS

ZAFOLIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NAUPLIA

AMALIA NAUPLIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OLYMPIA

EUROPA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

DELPHI

AMALIA DELPHI

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

HERAKLION

ASTORIA CAPSIS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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