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Classical Greece Plus Island Hopper

Some things are just better together—ouzo and ice, tzatziki and pita bread, Sun Gods, and pure sunshine. We combined our enlightening tour of Classical Greece with our rejuvenating Island Hopper vacation to create the ultimate Greek getaway. History and harbors, ruins and resorts, and wisdom and waves come together as you trace the steps of ancient philosophers and athletes in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and more before digging your toes in the sand at two of the most glamorous islands in the Aegean. Magnificent Mykonos, with its iconic 16th-century windmills, and serene Santorini, with its picture-perfect whitewashed villages, warmly welcome guests to experience the vibrant cuisine, fiery sunsets, calm waters, and pulsating nightlife. Pack your swim cap and your thinking hat for this tour of Classical Greece where cities and seas collide.

Highlights of Classical Greece Plus Island Hopper

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Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,322*
18 guests in a party: $302*

Related Option Title

With Island Hopper

Product Group

Classical Greece

UNESCO Sites

Acropolis Athens|Archeological Site of Delphi|Archeological Site of Olympia|Meteora

Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

ATHENS Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire where 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, never fail to amaze! See the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the venues of the first modern Olympic Games.

Day 3

ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA Greek History & Heroes CORINTH Cross the canal and visit ancient Corinth.
MYCENAE Free time for lunch. Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
EPIDAURUS Guided visit to the 2,300-year-old open-air auditorium before continuing to Nauplia. (B,D)
132 mi / 212 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM The outdoor auditorium of Epidaurus combines perfect mathematic proportion with excellent acoustics. This fascinating archaeological treasure was used for the healing of patients from all over Greece and was dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing.

Day 4

NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA Ruins & Recipes Take a scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. [LF] Attend a cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. (B,D)
112 mi / 181 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Dip into the delicious tradition of Greek tzatziki – a mix of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, and thyme. Learn how to make this quintessential recipe loved the world over.

Day 5

OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI Digs & Dances Drive by the busy seaport of Patras.
DELPHI Join a guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki while sipping a glass of ouzo. (B,D)
149 mi / 239 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Dance in the steps of Zorba the Greek to learn the sirtaki. This passionate and dramatic dance goes very well with a glass of ouzo, the anice-infused drink the locals are so fond of.

Day 6

DELPHI–METEORA AREA Monasteries in Magical Greece Drive past Lamia and Trikala en route to Kalambaka.
METEORA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries. (B,D)
155 mi / 249 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SACRED SITES Perched atop soaring huge cliffs are the monasteries of Meteora, of which six are still active. Visit the beautiful monasteries of Varlaam and St. Stephen’s to marvel at this serenely mystical landscape with breathtaking views from above. Long revered for the perfect monastic retreat from the world outside, Meteora’s spectacular array of massive sandstone cliffs create a surreal setting unlike any other.

Day 7

METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS Grecian Battles & Beauty THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site.
ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)
236 mi / 380 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES The story of the Battle of Thermopylae is hard to beat for drama. You may recognize this tale of the heroic, yet doomed Spartans of 480 BC fighting against the Persian army, which is dramatized in the film “300.” Their brave battle endures as a valiant symbol of bravery and sacrifice for a patriotic cause.

Day 8

ATHENS–PIRAEUS/RAFINA–MYKONOS Sweet Luck PIRAEUS Take a scenic ferry crossing to Mykonos.
MYKONOS Walking tour includes the Church of Agia Kiriaki and [LF] Amygdalota (traditional Greek almond cookie) tasting. Dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Traditional Greek Amygdalota cookies are often served at weddings as a gesture of new beginnings, prosperity, and good luck. It’s our good fortune and happiness to share this delicious sweet almond confection with you on the magical island of Mykonos.

Day 9

MYKONOS Mediterranean Magic MYKONOS Enjoy a day at leisure. (B)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE with an optional excursion from Mykonos to discover the ancient treasures of the nearby island of Delos. Knowns as the birthplace of the immortals in Greek mythology, this island is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis– rendering it sacred- no mortal is permitted to be born, live, or die here, the island and its magnificent archaeological site may only be visited.

Day 10

MYKONOS Aegean Gem MYKONOS Spend a free day exploring Mykonos. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Your dreams of the Greek Islands come true with free time in Mykonos. This Aegean paradise of pristine waters and beaches, mixed with a lively nightlife scene is only made brighter by the iconic 16th-century windmills that dot the hillside above.

Day 11

MYKONOS–SANTORINI Sun, Sand & Sea MYKONOS High-speed express ferry to Santorini.
SANTORINI Free time to explore. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Hop on a ferry and cross the sparkling blue waters to the iconic island of Santorini. After a dinner of traditional specialties head to one of the island’s viewpoints to catch the breathtaking beauty of a Santorini sunset.

Day 12

SANTORINI Sights & Sips SANTORINI Walking tour includes a picture stop at the cathedral and a [LF] glass of Ouzo. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Ouzo and Greek culture are perhaps linked more closely than any other beverage on the islands. The signature liquorice taste of this iconic aperitif is actually derived from anise herbs and remnants of winemaking grapes. It’s wise to sip slowly when visiting any of the many ouzeries (ouzo bars) in Greece!

Day 13

SANTORINI Bright & Beautiful SANTORINI Enjoy a free day in Santorini. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT There are lots of ways to spend your day in Santorini. Explore the Bronze Age. settlement of Akrotiri, meander the charming streets browsing the shops or laze on one of the island’s idyllic beaches. All of this and much more awaits you on the spectacular island of Santorini.

Day 14

SANTORINI–ATHENS Aloft to Athens SANTORINI Fly to Athens.
ATHENS Enjoy free time in Athens this afternoon and evening.

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE with countless ways to enjoy free time in the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and the philosophy of western civilization! Explore the urban landscapes and lively restaurants in this historic capital and enjoy the sunny slopes of this iconic city. Stroll in the shadow of the Acropolis in the village atmosphere of Plaka. Walk along the narrow cobblestone streets to browse jewelry stores and ceramics shops, then linger in a sidewalk café or taverna to celebrate your Greek adventure.

Day 15

ATHENS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

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1 2023-04-23 2023-04-24 2023-05-08 $3844 $0 $4029 RGM30424 Not Available
2 2023-04-27 2023-04-28 2023-05-12 $3964 $0 $4149 RGM30428 Available
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8 2023-05-25 2023-05-26 2023-06-09 $4154 $0 $4339 RGM30526 Available
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12 2023-06-15 2023-06-16 2023-06-30 $4154 $0 $4339 RGM30616 Available
13 2023-06-18 2023-06-19 2023-07-03 $4204 $0 $4389 RGM30619 Available
14 2023-06-22 2023-06-23 2023-07-07 $4314 $0 $4499 RGM30623 Available
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17 2023-07-06 2023-07-07 2023-07-21 $4394 $0 $4579 RGM30707 Available
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21 2023-08-17 2023-08-18 2023-09-01 $4314 $0 $4499 RGM30818 Available
22 2023-08-20 2023-08-21 2023-09-04 $4264 $0 $4449 RGM30821 Available
23 2023-08-24 2023-08-25 2023-09-08 $4264 $0 $4449 RGM30825 Available
24 2023-08-31 2023-09-01 2023-09-15 $4264 $0 $4449 RGM30901 Available
25 2023-09-03 2023-09-04 2023-09-18 $4264 $0 $4449 RGM30904 Available
26 2023-09-07 2023-09-08 2023-09-22 $4264 $0 $4449 RGM30908 Available
27 2023-09-14 2023-09-15 2023-09-29 $4034 $0 $4219 RGM30915 Not Available
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29 2023-09-21 2023-09-22 2023-10-06 $3964 $0 $4149 RGM30922 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Zafolia Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport. Athens 87-89 Alexandras Avenue First-Class
2 Stanley Hotel Located in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Athens 1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki Square Superior First-Class
3 Amalia Nauplia Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center. Nauplia National Road Argos First-Class
4 Europa Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games. Olympia Archaia Olympia - Drouva First-Class
5 Amalia Olympia This 147 room hotel is set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape filled with olive trees. The spacious white marbled lobby affords endless views of the surrounding green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café. Amenities include a restaurant, large outdoor seasonal swimming pool, spacious lounges and a lobby bar with fireplace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. Olympia Pyrgou-Olympias Main Rd First-Class
6 Amalia Delphi At the foot of Mount Parnassus overlooking olive groves and the Ionian Sea, and just minutes away from the archaeological site and museum, the temple of Apollo, and Castalia spring. The modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and minifridges. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge bar with a fireplace, where guests can relax and take in the breath taking Delphian scenery. Delphi 1 Apollonos Street First-Class
7 Amalia Kalambaka Amalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings. Kalambaka National Road First-Class
8 San Antonio Summerland Hotel This charming Cycladic-style 50-room hotel overlooks the new port of Mykonos and the beautiful Aegean sea. All air-conditioned guestrooms feature a luxurious stylish décor and have private balconies, satellite LCD TV, coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. There is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with bar service, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a gym. The Mykonos Archeological Museum is within walking distance and the stunningly picturesque town center is just a 10-minute drive away from the hotel. Mykonos Mykonos Island Superior First-Class
9 El Greco Hotel Apartments A gorgeous property with traditional architecture boasting four swimming pools, a spa with fitness center, a cafe and elegant restaurant with beautiful outdoor veranda. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Santorini First-Class
10 Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre The Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre is a modern 193 room property, in the heart of Athens' commercial district offering Free Wi-Fi access. The hotel has a choice of dining options including the roof garden restaurant where during summer months, guests can dine under starry skies whilst enjoying a spectacular view of Lycabettus hill. The perfect place to unwind is at the roof-top bar where snacks and drinks can be taken al-fresco in the summer by the refreshing outdoor dipping pool. The lively lobby bar serves drinks and fruity cocktails year round and other leisure facilities include a gym and sauna. Athens Michalacopoulou Street 50 Superior First-Class
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