Greek Escape plus 3 nights in Crete
You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. All this and more awaits you on this Greek Escape.History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people journeyed to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets. Continue your Greek Escape with three fantastic nights in Crete with guided sightseeing in Heraklion as well as the free time to discover on your own or with an optional excursion. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, this Greek Escape has it all!
Highlights of Greek Escape plus 3 nights in Crete
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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.Services of the Tour Director end on day 6. Heraklion portion includes services of a local expert.
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
ATHENS ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA CORINTH CANAL CORINTH CANAL Photo stop. MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum.EPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theatre, then on to Nauplia. (B,D) 132mi/212km
NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. This evening, take part to a [LF] cooking demonstration and learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 112 mi / 181 km
OLYMPIA–DELPHI DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D)149mi/239km
DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE ARACHOVAVisit the picturesque mountain town. ATHENS Fly to Heraklion. (B)118 mi / 190 km
HERAKLION HERAKLION Guided walking tour includes sights of the Venetian Walls, St. Minas Cathedral, and the Church of St. Titus. [LF] Taste a Greek Koulouri. (B).
HERAKLION HERAKLION Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Heraklion with a visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.
HERAKLION–ATHENS, GREECE HERAKLION Your vacation ends with a flight back to Athens. Return flights from Athens airport should not depart before 12 pm. (B)
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|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||Amalia Nauplia||Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center.||Nauplia||National Road Argos||First-Class|
|3||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|
|4||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|
|5||Astoria Capsis||Located in the historic center of Crete¿s capital city and right next to the Archaeological Museum, Capsis Astoria Hotel offers upgraded and sophisticated services including an elegant fine dining restaurant serving local and international cuisine, a bistro bar with snacks, a rooftop bar with breath-taking views over the harbor and its Venetian Fortress, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool. High speed Wi-Fi Internet access is available in all hotel areas, venues and rooms. The 131 stylish and modern guest rooms are equipped with self-regulated climate control, flat screen TV with international channels, safe deposit box and coffee making facilities. The main landmarks, many restaurants, shops and bars are within walking distance.||Heraklion-Crete||Eleftherias Sq.||First-Class|