Multi-Day Tours: Classical Greece
Sometimes there’s just too much to see and do in one day! With us, that won’t be a problem. With this pre-arranged road trip, the stress is taken all out of your hands as visits to the sites at Mycenae, Epidavros, Olympia, and Delphi are all pre-arranged with our driver, as are accommodations on this 3 day, 2 night adventure.
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Imagine a road trip, but without all the stress of planning, navigating, finding a place to stay, or deciding on where to go and what to see. Our multi-day adventures get all of that wrangling out of your hair. The Classical Greece Tour runs for a length of 3 days and 2 nights. Your first day takes you to the Argolid Peninsula, including trips to the ancient sites at Mycenae and Epidavros, followed by overnight accommodations in Nafplion. The next day starts with a scenic drive across the Peloponnese to Olympia, an all-day excursion with loads to see and do. Before the night is over, you will be driven back to your lodging near the site at Delphi, where you will spend your third day exploring the sizable site before finally returning to Athens.
- Private driver and insured vehicle, all taxes, tolls, fuel
- Accommodation in Olympia & Delphi
- Daily breakfast
- Chilled refreshing water along your journey
- Round trip transfers from the airport, port or your Athens accommodations
- Admission fees to sites (if necessary)
- Cost of food
Your driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodations in Athens at the appropriate time.
Day 1: Mycenae
A Roaring Start
The first stop on your road trip takes you to Ancient Mycenae, on the Argoloid Peninsula. Fans of Homer and Greek mythology probably know Mycenae from its place in ancient lore as the home of King Agamemnon, important leader in the Trojan War. In real-life, Mycenae was one of the first powerful cities of the ancient Greek world. The “Lion Gate” entrance to Mycenae is one of the world’s oldest continuously standing pieces of art, and the rest of the site is a treasure trove of ancient architecture and mythology, with other attractions including its still-standing “cyclopean” walls (so named because of the belief that only the mythical Cyclops had the strength to move its boulders), and the Treasury of Atreus, which was for a thousand years the largest man-made dome in the world.’
Day 1: Epidavros
Theater of the Ancients
The next stop on this tour will send you to Epidavros, birthplace of the hospital! While a visit here will surely take you through and ancient Asklepeion, a temple dedicated to healing, the real attraction of Epidavros is its ancient theater, dating to the 4th Century BCE. The theater, which could hold up to 14,000 people at peak capacity, is so well preserved that it is still used for performances today! There is no feeling quite like hearing your voice boom and echo out into the distance from the same stage as the contemporaries of Sophocles and Aristophanes, the most legendary figures of Greek theater.
Night 1: Nafplion
The first night of this trip is spent in the fishing down of Nafplion, where the dinners and sunsets cannot be beat. Further information about lodging upon request.
Day 2: Olympia
Let the Games Begin!
Birthplace of the Olympics! These games, though, were slightly different than the elaborate spectacles of today, and this site has much more to offer than the original “Olympic Stadium” The Olympic Games of ancient times were a significant religious event, and the temple of Zeus at Olympia was at the time the largest ever built, and once housed a supposedly forty foot golden statue of Zeus, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Between its temples, monuments, and public buildings, Olympia is one of the most complete and well-rounded sites in the entire country. Walking through the complex, one can almost picture an ancient athlete carrying the torch, set to begin the celebration!
Night 2: Delphi
After a long, tiresome day exploring the huge archaeological complex at Olympia, your driver will take you to Delphi, where you will stay overnight before diving into the Great Oracle in the morning. Further information about lodging upon request.
Day 3: A Visit to the Oracle
The Greek Fortune Teller
The final day of your trip consists of a full exploration of all there is to see at Delphi. The sanctuary at Delphi is one of the most famous historical sites in all of Greece, and was one of the most important locations in the entire ancient world. Located on the slopes of Mt. Parnassos (legendary home of the nine muses), the temple and sanctuary to Apollo is just one part of this huge site. Here, one might also walk through the Tholos, dedicated to Athena, and possibly one of the most beautiful temple sites in all of Greece. Other points of interest might be the Treasury of Athens, built to commemorate the famous Greek victory at Marathon over Darius I’s Persian Empire, a classical gymnasium, a well-preserved 5,000 seat theater, and the Delphi Archaeological Museum, one of the finest collections of art, monuments, and relics in the entire country.
Leave with Memories
After your time at Delphi, your driver will take you directly back to your original place of accommodation in Athens.
Have you already booked accommodations for your time in Athens? If not, let us take care of everything, and stay hassle-free! Our Greek apartments are centrally located, impeccably maintained, and include the possibilities to accommodate anywhere from 2 to 20 guests. All of our apartments come with luxury Posturpedic mattresses imported from the US, kitchens with fully loaded appliances, and, a rarity in central Athens, washing machines and dryers. Several have balconies or verandas, and nearly all have grand views of the city and its landmarks. For more details, see the Accommodations drop down menu above, and go check out our primary booking website at www.greekvacationrentals.com. In the meantime, feel free to browse your options here:
- 2 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), 1.5 Bathrooms
- 1 block away from Acropolis & Ancient Agora
- Private courtyard & garden
- Perfect for families
- 4 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), 4 Bathrooms
- All bedrooms include en-suite bathroom
- Veranda and rooftop terrace with unobstructed Acropolis view
- Fully stocked luxury kitchen
- Option for private chef and maid services
- 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), 3 Bathrooms
- Landscaped outdoor terrace (shared with our neighboring Acropolis View Beta apartment)
- Extensive common area/living space, perfect for large groups
- Recently rehabbed/renovated with brand-new kitchen, appliances, & plumbing
- 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 Bathrooms
- Landscaped outdoor terrace (shared with Acropolis View AlphaPlus)
- 3 Museums within 1 mile; Acropolis & Old City within 2 miles
- Bedrooms are perfect for families with children
- Created especially for large travel groups: combines Acropolis View AlphaPlus & Beta to form 6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom megasuite that sleeps up to 24 guests.
- 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 9), 2 Bathrooms
- Multi-level apartment, perfect for couples and families travelling together
- Two private verandas, plus roof terrace overlooking Acropolis
- Indoor parking included
- Fully stocked luxury kitchen
- 2.5 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 Bathrooms
- Downtown location, walking distance to Acropolis
- Two private verandas perfectly overlooking Mt. Lykavittos
- Two farmers markets nearby – perfect for those who love home cooking!