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Mythical Greece - Athens, Delphi & Mycenae

8 Days from £1,079

Immerse yourself in the myth and legends of Ancient Greece as you visit a host of historical sites accompanied by a special Tour Lecturer.

Departure from: Jun 2019 - Oct 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Gatwick with easyJet
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Lecturer
  • Overseas transfers and local transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
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ALL BREAKFASTS
MAX 35 GROUP SIZE

Included holiday highlights

  • ​Welcome dinner in a taverna
  • Tour of Athens
  • Cross the Corinth Canal
  • Visit the Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Nafplion and the Palace Complex of Mycenae
  • Picturesque Nafpaktos
  • Explore Delphi
  • Greek farewell dinner

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Athens

After flying to Athens we'll transfer you to your hotel. Get your holiday started right away with an evening walking tour of Plaka, the city's Old Town, which sits at the foot of the Acropolis. Its two main streets are lined with cafés, shops and interesting old buildings. There are also plenty of restaurants, and we've selected a great one for tonight's welcome dinner.

DAY 2 Athens & Cape Sounion

There's so much to discover in Athens, and today's tour packs plenty in. First, you'll see the Panathenaic Stadium, which has hosted sporting events for centuries, including the first modern-day Olympics in 1896. You’ll pass the Parliament building, and right in front of it, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by members of the presidential guard in traditional dress. You’ll see Hadrian's Arch, said to have been built to celebrate the arrival of Hadrian to the city, before arrival at the iconic Acropolis. This hilltop citadel is home to several ancient ruins, including the Parthenon, which you’ll have time to admire. Its imposing columns are unmistakable and although it has suffered much damage over the years, the basic structure remains intact. You’ll also have the chance to view the fascinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum.
Set your own pace with free time in the city this afternoon, or perhaps join an optional excursion to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

DAY 3 Islands Cruise

You've a full day left in Athens, so there's time to see more of this incredible city if you wish.
If you'd rather spend your time cruising the Greek islands that lie just off the mainland, join our optional excursion. Lunch and traditional entertainment are also included, so relax and enjoy!

DAY 4 Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion & Mycenae

You can brush up on your Greek mythology on today's excursion to the Peloponnese region. This is the legendary stomping ground of the gods and from where the Argonauts set off in search of the Golden Fleece. Even your journey here is exciting as you cross the narrow, steep-sided Corinth Canal.
Visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, a fine example of classical architecture, which was not modernised during the Roman era. Its approximately 14,000 seats have hosted numerous and varied events and the acoustics are impressive even by today's standards. You'll then head to the first capital of modern Greece, Nafplion, founded according to mythology by the son of Poseidon, Nafplios. There's time here to stretch your legs and enjoy lunch if you wish before we set our sights on the Palace complex of Mycenae. We'll discover its highlights with your Tour Lecturer and end our day at the Treasury of Atreus, an impressive royal tomb.
Our overnight hotel is in Nafpaktos, and we'll head there now.

DAY 5 Nafpaktos & Delphi

The pretty port city of Nafpaktos is a delight to explore on foot. As you do this with your Tour Lecturer this morning you'll see that all roads lead to the sea. After this you can rest your legs as we head up to the Castle of Nafpaktos by coach. It's wonderfully preserved, and from its hilltop position you'll get fantastic views.

We'll take to the road once again, and this time our sights are set on one of the most sacred sites in Greece, Delphi. Said to be the place where heaven and earth meet, this was an important religious sanctuary. Your sightseeing includes the Sanctuary of Apollo, where pilgrims would come to leave offerings to the gods, and the Treasury of Athenians, where the offerings were stored. You'll be able to learn more about this fascinating site at the Delphi Museum.
Our final journey of the day takes us to our hotel in Volos.

DAY 6 Meteora Monasteries

You can spend the day just as you wish, whether that's relaxing at your hotel, exploring Volos at your own pace, or joining an optional excursion. This time you'll visit the famous Meteora Monasteries, perched atop towering pillars of rock. It seems inconceivable that anyone could even climb up here, let alone build 24 monasteries. But back in the 11th century, in seemingly impossible conditions, that's exactly what happened. Just six remain today and you'll visit two if you join today's trip.

DAY 7 Mount Pelion & steam train

You're going to take a memorable journey through stunning scenery today on our optional excursion aboard the legendary Pelion steam train. It will take you to some of the picturesque villages around Mount Pelion, as you sit back, relax and take in lovely views of the Aegean Sea. We'll disembark first at the beautiful village of Milies, where we can stretch our legs, then it's on to Portaria, located at the foot of a mountain. Our final stop will be at Makrinitsa, which is popular with artists and has a number of art galleries for you to peruse.
This evening you're invited to a Greek evening back at Volos, with traditional dishes on the menu alongside the anise-flavoured aperitifs tsipouro and ouzo.

DAY 8 Thessaloniki/UK

​Today you'll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 3 :

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.

Day 4 :

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.

Day 5 - 7 :

Hotel Volos Palace
Volos Palace was built in 2004 and faces the Pagasetic Gulf, inspired by classic and contemporary comforts. Volos Palace is set in the centre of Volos, opposite the Municpal Theatre and close to Town Hall. The hotel is next to the beach, close to many tavernas with local music and coffee shops. The hotel is designed to offer high quality services and facilities to guests. There is an onsite restaurant and coffee shop. All bedrooms are spacious and elegant, equipped with; balcony, internet access, air conditioning, hairdryer and private facilities.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
TOUR DURATION
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8 days

Sunday 09 June 2019

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£959

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8 days

Sunday 06 October 2019

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£989

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8 days

Sunday 10 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,009

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8 days

Sunday 07 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,059

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8 days

Sunday 06 September 2020

£1,009

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8 days

Sunday 04 October 2020

£889

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8 days

Sunday 08 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,109

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SUN 09 JUN 19

London (Gatwick)

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£1,349

£1,149

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 09 June 2019

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:20 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

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Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 16 June 2019

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:20 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

SUN 06 OCT 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,179

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 06 October 2019

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:20 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 13 October 2019

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:20 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

SUN 10 MAY 20

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,299

£1,199

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 10 May 2020

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:25 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 17 May 2020

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

SUN 07 JUN 20

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,349

£1,249

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 07 June 2020

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:25 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 14 June 2020

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

SUN 06 SEP 20

London (Gatwick)

£1,299

£1,199

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 06 September 2020

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:25 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 13 September 2020

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

SUN 04 OCT 20

London (Gatwick)

£1,179

£1,079

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 04 October 2020

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:25 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 11 October 2020

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:15 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

SUN 08 SEP 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,299

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Sunday 08 September 2019

Departs

05:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:20 Athens (E Venizelos)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Sunday 15 September 2019

Departs

11:50 Thessaloniki (Macedonia)

Arrives

13:20 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Greece - Temple of Poseidon

FROM £40

A chance for you to visit one of the worlds most breathtaking views. Take a drive along the coastal road of Attica where you can witness the Temple of Poseidon. Dating back to the 5th century, the dazzling white columns of the temple have been a vital landmark to passing ships for centuries.

Half day - Moderate Walking - Not to be missed!

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Greece - Greek Islands Cruise

FROM £90

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.

Full Day – Moderate Walking – Cultural

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Greece - Meteora and its Monasteries

FROM £65

Join us on a fascinating journey to Meteora. Byzantine monasteries perched high on top of gigantic rocks, stand ageless among striking scenery. We will visit at least two of the monasteries and have some free time for lunch (at your own expense) in the nearby town of Kalambaka.

Full Day – Moderate Walking – Breathtaking Experience

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Greece - Mount Pelion and Steam Train

FROM £59

You're going to take a memorable journey through stunning scenery today aboard the legendary Pelion steam train. It will take you to some of the picturesque villages around Mount Pelion, as you sit back, relax and take in lovely views of the Aegean Sea. We'll disembark first at the beautiful village of Milies, where we can stretch our legs, then it's on to Portaria, located at the foot of a mountain. Our final stop will be at Makrinitsa, which is popular with artists and has a number of art galleries for you to peruse.

Please note: This optional is subject to numbers and should be booked 30 days prior to departure to avoid disappointment.

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Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Favourite Moments

A quite magical setting and stunning Greek architecture- it is hard to beat the spectacularly located site of ancient Delphi.