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Cox & Kings Classical Greece
from £1295 pp
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  • Location
    Greece, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Holiday Type
    All Inclusive Holidays
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Greece is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe and is widely considered to be the birthplace of modern democracy. Cox and Kings take you on a fabulous journey around Greece where you will visit Olympia, Mycenå and Dephi. You will also be able to soak up the sun and watch the sunset from the Corinth Canal.
 

What's Included
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International flights (and domestic flights if applicable) 
UK departure and overseas airport taxes
Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described 
Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Tour Highlights
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Stay in 4- and 5-star characterful hotels
A comprehensive programme of tours to classical sites, including Delphi, Mycenae and Olympia
Included visits to the Unesco site of Tiryns and Corinth
Listen to the magnificent acoustics of the Epidaurus theatre
Entrance fees included
Small group size - maximum 26 people

Itinerary
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Day 1 – To Athens

Morning flight from London Heathrow to Athens with Aegean Airlines. Transfer to the Titania Hotel or similar for 2 nights.

Day 2 – Athens

Morning tour of Athens, including Constitution Square, Hadrian's Arch, the Presidential Palace and the Panathenaic stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Continue to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon and visit the Acropolis museum. Afternoon at leisure or optional tour to Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. Meals Included: Breakfast. 

Day 3 – To Olympia

Morning drive to the ancient theatre at Epidaurus, via a stop at the Corinth Canal. Continue to Mycenå, the seat of King Agamemnon who led the Greek armies against Troy. Considered one of the best archÅological sites in Greece, explore the ruined city, including visits to Lion's Gate, the city walls and the royal tombs. Afternoon drive to Olympia, via Nauplion, to view the Palamidi Fortress. Stay 1 night at Best Western Hotel Europa. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 4 – To Arachova

Morning tour of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit the temples dedicated to Zeus and Hera, the first Olympic stadium and the archÅological museum. Continue to Arachova and stay 1 night at the Amalia Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 5 – To Kalambaka

Morning tour of the Escorted Group Tour or Private Journey • 7 Days / 6 Nights from £995 superior tour Classical Greece Greece tour Unesco world heritage site of Delphi. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the treasure of the Athenians and the museum, home to an impressive collection of ancient Greek sculptures. In the afternoon, drive to Kalambaka. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 6 – To Athens

Morning tour of Meteora and the six striking monasteries built on rock formations. Dating from the 14th century, they are a fine example of Byzantine construction. Visit two monasteries: the Big Meteoro and its museum, and Agios Stephanos. Afternoon drive to Athens, via ThermopylÅ, where the 300 Spartans fought against the Persian empire of King Xerxes. Stay 1 night at the Titania Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast. 

Day 7 – To London

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. Meals Included: Breakfast. 

Accommodation
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Electra Hotel, Athens

Hotel Amalia, Delphi

Hotel Europa, Olympia

Hotel Nafplia Palace, Nafplio

Extensions
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Athens
2 Nights from £235
This extension provides a chance to stay in Athens and explore at a leisurely pace.

Day 7: Athens
Stay an extra 2 nights at the Electra Hotel. (B)
Day 8: Athens
Day at leisure. (B)
Day 9: To London
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Athens airport and fly to London Heathrow with Aegean Airlines. (B)

Hydra
3 Nights from £465
Renowned in the 1960s as a cosmopolitan destination for film stars and the European elite, the pretty Aegean island of Hydra provides a peaceful and tranquil environment thanks to the exclusion of all motor vehicles.

Day 7: To Hydra:
Morning at leisure. Afternoon ferry journey to Hydra. Stay at the Leto Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (B)
Days 8-9: Hydra
Days at leisure. (B)
Day 10: To Athens
Morning ferry journey to Athens, transfer to the airport and fly to London 


Poros
3 Nights from £265
The small island of Poros lies in close proximity to the Peloponnesian coast, separated by a narrow channel. Seen by visitors as picturesque island, the old port town is a must for the many tourists which stay on the island.

Day 7: To Poros
Morning at leisure. Afternoon ferry journey to Poros. Stay at the Xenia Poros Image (or similar) for 3 nights. (B)
Days 8-9: Poros
Days at leisure. (B)
Day 10: To Athens
Morning ferry journey to Athens, transfer to the airport and fly to London Heathrow with Aegean Airlines. (B)

Vouliagmeni
2 Nights from £370
A popular weekend destination for Athenians, the town of Vouliagmeni is located 21km south of Athens. The town is easily accessed from the centre of Athens by the Vouliagmenis Avenue, which travels the length of the journey to the heart of this coastal resort. With pristine sandy beaches, this is a perfect destination for peace and relaxation.

Day 7: To Vouliagmeni
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Vouliagmeni. Stay at the Divani Apollon Place & Thalasso (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Day 8: Vouliagmeni
Day at leisure. (B)
Day 9: To London
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Athens airport and fly to London Heathrow with Aegean Airlines. (B)

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