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Classical Greece with Meteora

Duration: 9 DAYS

Classical Greece: Athens, Argolis, Delphi and Meteora, 9 days


Embark on a captivating odyssey through Greece, a land steeped in mythology and history. Begin your journey in Athens, the cradle of Western civilization, where the majestic Acropolis stands as a testament to the city’s ancient glory. Explore the winding streets of Plaka, savoring the fusion of modern life with classical charm.

Venture to Argolis, where the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus transport you to a bygone era. Mycenae, with its Lion Gate and Treasury of Atreus, echoes tales of the legendary Agamemnon. Epidaurus unveils a perfectly preserved ancient theater, a testament to Greek architectural brilliance.

Delve into the mystique of Delphi, once considered the center of the world. The Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Oracle hold secrets from the classical age. As you ascend Mount Parnassus, the panoramic views add to the ethereal experience.

The journey culminates in Meteora, a geological marvel adorned with monasteries perched atop towering rock pillars. Traverse the winding paths and marvel at the frescoes within these sanctuaries, while the breathtaking landscape below unfolds like a painting.

This tour seamlessly weaves together the ancient and the modern, offering a profound exploration of Greece’s cultural tapestry. From the bustling streets of Athens to the serene heights of Meteora, each destination unfolds a unique chapter in the epic story of Greek civilization.


Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thissio, historical centre)

Olympia (Ancient stadium, Temple of Zeus, Archaeological Museum)

Epidaurus (Ancient Theatre, Asklipiio)

Mycenae (Palace, Door of Lions, Cyclopean Walls)

Delphi (Oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum)

Meteora (Monasteries, cave of Theopetra)


Arrive in Athens, the capital of Greece and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Enjoy a welcome dinner and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.

Embark on the exploration of Athens with a comprehensive drive through the city center. Witness the Panathenaic Stadium, the remnants of the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch, constructed to commemorate the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Proceed to explore the Acropolis, an ancient architectural marvel from the Golden Age of Athens. Visit the modern Acropolis Museum, an impressive contemporary structure situated at the monument’s base, showcasing many original statues from the Acropolis. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Take a stroll to Constitution Square, where you may catch sight of the vibrantly attired Evzone guards in traditional Greek attire. Consider an evening walk through the lively Plaka area, Athens’ oldest section, boasting charming restaurants, shops, and sidewalk cafes. Conclude the day with a panoramic tour of Athens By Night. Overnight in Athens awaits.

Savor your day by leisurely strolling through the quaint and narrow streets adorned with traditional restaurants. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Greek cuisine, sampling typical dishes and the renowned drink “ouzo” while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of this lively neighborhood.

Opt for a one-day cruise (optional) with an early departure from the hotel in the morning, accompanied by an English-speaking assistant heading to the port of Piraeus. The ship sets sail at 08:00 am, destined for the enchanting islands of the Saronic Gulf—Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. Indulge in an unforgettable experience aboard, accompanied by music and a delectable Lunch Buffet. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Athens.

After breakfast, you can enjoy the beauties of Athens.

Embark on a journey from Athens, following the picturesque coastal road towards the impressive Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Proceed through Nauplion to Mycenae, the epicenter of Greek mythology. Explore the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, constructed around 1250 B.C. Subsequently, traverse the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, once home to significant cities like Corinth and Sparta in classical times. Continue your expedition to Olympia, the historic birthplace of the inaugural Olympic Games. Conclude the day with dinner, marking an overnight stay in Olympia.

Begin your day with a morning exploration of the archaeological site of Olympia, encompassing the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the ancient stadium, where the inaugural Olympic Games unfolded in 776 B.C. Delight in a visit to a local store, providing an opportunity to sample regional olive oil and spices. Proceed to Olympia’s Archaeological Museum, housing significant exhibits from the ancient world and artwork spanning millennia. Subsequently, journey northward through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, traversing the Corinth Strait via a cable bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass through the town of Nafpaktos on the way to Delphi, renowned for the ruins of the Tholos Temple. Arrive at the hotel for an overnight stay in Delphi.

Explore the unearthed Delphi site and its archaeological Museum, situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassos and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Revered as one of Greece’s paramount historical locations, its breathtaking surroundings and ancient remnants offer profound inspiration. Stroll along the Sacred Way to reach the majestic 4th century B.C. Temple of Apollo, once hosting the paramount oracle in the classical world.

Subsequently, journey across the Pournaraki Pass en route to the quaint town of Kalambaka, nestled amid smooth sandstone cliffs at the foothills of Meteora. Spend the night in Kalambaka, surrounded by this unique and captivating landscape.

Explore Meteora, a term signifying “suspended in the air,” where mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries are remarkably perched precariously close to the edges of peculiar rock formations. Marvel at the splendid examples of Byzantine art and the sweeping panoramas overlooking the Peneios Valley. Pause at a workshop specializing in Byzantine icons and souvenirs, where you can peruse a extensive collection of icons crafted using traditional methods. Following this, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast, passing by Thermopylae. Reach Athens in the early evening for an overnight stay, concluding this captivating journey.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your departure flight.

The price includes

  •  Arrival and departure transfers with an Italian-speaking assistance
  •  Accommodation in a double room in 4*hotel with Bed and Breakfast for 8 nights
  •  3 Meals out of Athens
  •  Excursions mentioned in the program with Deluxe bus.
  •  English-speaking guide and entrance fees in the sites and museums.


The price does not include:

  •  Personal expenses 
  • Gratuities  
  • Full board 
  • Drinks
  •  Optional excursions 
  • Anything not mentioned in «The Price Includes».
  • City tax
  • Tips

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