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Athens, Olympia And The Corinth Coast

Europe
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSEGRA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • 3 star hotel
  • Excursions: 6

​This tour begins in Greece's capital, Athens, over which the mighty Acropolis looms. Move on to Olympia, where the Olympic Games were first played in 776 BC, and explore ancient Delphi for a further fascinating glimpse into the past.

​This tour begins in Greece's capital, Athens, over which the mighty Acropolis looms. Move on to Olympia, where the Olympic Games were first played in 776 BC, and explore ancient Delphi for a further fascinating glimpse into the past.

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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Aegean Airlines
  • 9 nights half-board in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Dinner in a traditional taverna
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide



 

  • Athens
  • Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio
  • Olympia
  • Ano Chora - Greek cooking lesson & lunch
  • Itea, Delphi & Arachova

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Athens
  • Join your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner at your hotel in Athens.​
  • DAY 2 Athens
  • ​The Greek capital, Athens, is a totally unique city packed full of unforgettable sights. We'll take in all the main highlights today, including the site of the first modern Olympics, the Panathenaic Stadium, which was reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium. The Old Parliament building, originally built as a royal palace for King Otto, now houses the National Historical Museum, while the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies in the square in front of the building. 

    Towering over the city from a rocky outcrop, the Acropolis is the city's crowning glory. The magnificent citadel is surrounded by important monuments including the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. We'll also discover archaeological findings from the site at the Acropolis Museum. This afternoon, there's time to explore at your leisure. Alternatively, why not visit Cape Sounion, where we'll see the Temple of Poseidon and enjoy a beautiful views over the Aegean Sea.​

  • DAY 3 Athens
  • ​The Saronic Gulf hosts an array of inviting islands steeped in ancient mythology. We'll take in some of them on today's optional cruise. Aegina, the closest island to Athens, boasts several gems including the famous Aphea Temple, which forms an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon – the 'holy triangle' of the antiquity. Poros is known for its lovely beaches, crystal-clear waters and vibrant waterfront, while Hydra promises cobbled streets, peaceful squares and a traditional atmosphere. Cars are banned here, with donkeys used as a popular means of transport.​
  • DAY 4 Olympia
  • ​Mycenae is an archaeological site in the Peloponnese. Once one of the major centres of Greek civilisation, this fortified palace complex is truly fascinating, with highlights including the 13th century BC Lion Gate, the Royal Palace and the Secret Stairway. We'll cross the Corinth Canal to visit the site today, also taking in the Treasury of Atreus.

    Dedicated to the God of healing, Epidaurus is another fascinating old city that had an important role in Ancient Greece. In the classical world, the city was a celebrated healing centre where sick people would come with the hope of being cured. We'll head here next, visiting the huge Theatre of Epidaurus, known for its incredible acoustics.

    Our final stop before we head to Olympia for the night is Nafplio, a pretty seaport town boasting an impressive castle and fantastic views across to Bourtzi, a fortified island at the entrance of the port.​

  • DAY 5 Olympia
  • ​On the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is the site of the original Olympic Games, which began in 776 BC. We'll explore the ancient city today, taking in the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, where Greek athletes practised wrestling, and the workshop of Phidias, a Greek sculptor, painter and architect. The Olympia Archaeological Museum is well worth a visit, and we'll do just that this morning. We'll travel over the impressive RioAntirrio bridge, the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge, as we head to picturesque Nafpaktos.​
  • DAY 6 Nafpaktos
  • ​The mountain village of Trikorfo is home to an intriguing monastery. Why not join today's optional excursion, which takes us here. Later, we head to the small seaside village of Glyfada, where we'll board a traditional boat for a short sail to Trizonia, the only inhabited island of the Corinthian Gulf. With no cars and peaceful beaches, this pretty fishing village is a great place to enjoy a late lunch in one of the local tavernas.​
  • DAY 7 Ano Chora
  • ​Nafpaktos is a picturesque fortified port with spectacular views over the sea. We'll get to know the town better today with a visit to the impressive Castle of Nafpaktos, followed by a walking tour. The Venetian-style Tower of Botsaris, which consists of two impressive towers, is a particular highlight. Ano Chora is the largest of the mountain villages in the area, offering an authentic glimpse into Greek mountain life. We'll have time to explore and enjoy a walk in the mountains before gathering at a local guest house. Here we'll enjoy a demonstration of how traditional pies, bread and other local delicacies are cooked, before being served lunch.​
  • DAY 8 The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway
  • ​The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway uses a traditional 'cog' train. Why not join our optional excursion today and step aboard for a truly unique experience. During our ride, we'll take in stunning views of towering mountains, flowing water and the surrounding countryside as we pass through a gorge and several natural tunnels. We'll have time to explore Kalavryta, a lovely town on the bank of the river Vouraikos, before we drive to the monastery of Mega Spileo, which was built inside a cave​.
  • DAY 9 Delphi
  • ​Delphi was known as the navel of the Earth by the ancient Greeks, a place that people would visit to receive an 'oracle'. The Sanctuary of Apollo was the most important site in Greece, and we'll get to see this sacred landmark today. We'll also take in the Treasury of the Athenians and the fascinating Museum of Delphi. A final stop is made at the picturesque village of Arachova before our final night in Athens. Enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the local tavernas in the historical neighbourhood of Plaka.​
  • DAY 10 Departure Day
  • Your Just You vacation comes to an end today.
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Accommodation

    • Titania Hotel
    • Located at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens, the recently renovated TITANIA Hotel creates its own "page" in the history of Hospitality.

      The TITANIA Athens hotel is surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library. It is located within short distance to theaters, modern commercial shops and city malls, offering its guests a wide variety of sightseeing and entertainment choices.

      The impressive lobby area, decorated with the famous "Pentelikon" marble and exquisite inlaid mosaics with themes from the Ancient Greek history, the impressive "La Brasserie" restaurant, as well as the Hotel''s Awarded Gourmet Roof Garden Restaurant "Olive Garden", constitute Titania a unique Athens Hotel which guarantees its guests an unforgettable stay.

      All rooms have sound-isolation and offer an up-to-date integrated communication and entertainment system with high-speed Internet access and a wide variety of digital movies and music, instant PC connection, fax modems and Satellite TV. Each room has its own private safe deposit box with a personal security password, a fully-stocked mini bar, and an independent cool/heating system.
    • Neda Hotel
    • Situated in ancient Olympia you will stay at the 3-star Neda Hotel. Amenities at this hotel include a restaurant, bar and pool. The bedrooms all have private facilities, TV, hair-dryer and air-conditioning.
    • Hotel Nafpaktos
    • Just a short walk from the harbour and beach your will stay at the 3-star Hotel Nafpaktos. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms feature en suite facilities, TV hair-dryer and air-conditioning.
    • Titania Hotel
    • Located at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens, the recently renovated TITANIA Hotel creates its own "page" in the history of Hospitality.

      The TITANIA Athens hotel is surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library. It is located within short distance to theaters, modern commercial shops and city malls, offering its guests a wide variety of sightseeing and entertainment choices.

      The impressive lobby area, decorated with the famous "Pentelikon" marble and exquisite inlaid mosaics with themes from the Ancient Greek history, the impressive "La Brasserie" restaurant, as well as the Hotel''s Awarded Gourmet Roof Garden Restaurant "Olive Garden", constitute Titania a unique Athens Hotel which guarantees its guests an unforgettable stay.

      All rooms have sound-isolation and offer an up-to-date integrated communication and entertainment system with high-speed Internet access and a wide variety of digital movies and music, instant PC connection, fax modems and Satellite TV. Each room has its own private safe deposit box with a personal security password, a fully-stocked mini bar, and an independent cool/heating system.
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Optional Excursions

  • Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon visit
  • The islands of the Saronic gulf cruise
  • Trikorfo Monastery and Trizonia Island
  • The Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway
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Further Information

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