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Classical Greece 3-Day Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi from Athens

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    Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    Depart from our terminal in Athens on your 3-day trip. Travel via the coastal National Highway to the Corinth Canal (short stop)
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    Continue to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theater, world-famous for its outstanding acoustics.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    Then, head into the Argolis region, the land of Homer’s ‘Golden Mycenae,’ and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold that dominated much of southern Greece. See the Cyclopean walls, Lion Gate, and Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's, and view the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century BC structure.
    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    In the afternoon, after an optional stop for souvenir-shopping, depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, traveling through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia at your choice of a centrally located 3 or 4 star hotel in the town.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* or 4* hotel

    Day 2: Olympia - Delphi

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    Visit the Olympia archaeological site and view the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: Rion-Antirion Bridge, Gefira Charilaos Trikoupis, Greece
    Then, after a short stop in Patras, depart for Rion, crossing the Gulf of Corinth by the new Rio–Antirrio bridge to Antirion. Pass the city of Nafpaktos and from there, follow the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the ‘navel of the world.’ In the afternoon, visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova before an overnight stay in Delphi at your choice of a centrally located 3- or 4-star hotel in the town.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* or 4* hotel

    Day 3: Delphi - Athens

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece
    Pass the Castalia Spring and visit the Delphi archaeological site. View the monument of the Argive kings, Temple of Pronaia, Athenian Treasury, Stoa of the Athenians, Polygonal wall, the monument of Platea, and the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to see its spectacular exhibits, including the frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, the Naxian Sphinx, Statue of Antinous, the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artefacts. In the afternoon, after an optional lunch (own expense), return to Athens.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Hotel accommodation (A class / T class)
    • Professional guide with many 5* reviews on Trip Advisor
    • Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels)
    • Free Wi-Fi at hotels and coaches
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel accommodation tax
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that from 1/1/2018, a new hotel accommodation tax has been applied and should be paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

    I would highly recommend this tour. The organisation was excellent and our guide Marainna Tsigaridou made this tour extra special with her wonderful commentary, knowledge of ancient Greek history and culture and language. We learned so much, it was so interesting. The choice of famous...More

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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2019

    Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your precious time to give us your fabulous review about our 3 day Classical Tours with us. We also appreciate your mention regarding our excellent organization and our carefully selected guide Marianna that made your whole tour brilliant and...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

    I really enjoyed this tour of Classical Greece. I learn so much about Ancient Greek history from our amazing guide Marianna Tsigaridou. She was so full of knowledge and made the tour so interesting. Thank you to Marianna!😊😊😊😊😊😊More

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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

    Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your precious time to send us your fabulous review and for ranking our Classical Greece 3-Day Tour from Athens with 5 stars. I am so happy to hear that one of our carefully selected guides, Marianna was amazing to...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

    My group of four, aged 63-70, thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Marianna, was very knowledgeable and organized. There were areas where walking was more challenging for anyone with knee or back pain but overall very doable. We chose the 3-star hotel package. Our first...More

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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for ranking our 3 day Classical Greece Tour with 4 stars. I am so glad to hear that you appreciated one of our best guides, Marianna, who is indeed extremely knowledgeable and very organized and also that your overall...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2019

    Travelling to Greece for the first time, struggled to figure out the best way to see some of the key sights. Found this tour and was thoroughly impressed by it. Our tour was in English and Italian and the guide was amazing. He went through...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable time to give us your detailed review and for finding your overall experience to our Classical Greece: 3-Day Tour from Athens as amazing and informative and highly recommended for those who want a quick trip around...More

    Reviewed 6 October 2018

    Our tour guide was Marianna and she was very knowledgeable and articulate about art history, archeology, and history. She was able to convey the significance of the historical sights in ways that were meaningful to us in the 21st Century. Hotels and bus transport were...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Adventurer590210
    vik12, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to write out leave this great comment for us. I am delighted to know that you appreciated Marianna, one of our best associates as knowledgeable and articulate about art history, archeology, and history and her ability to convey...More

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