Spotlight on Greece

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You will visit: Greece, including Athens, Mycenae, Olympia & Delphi

Discover Athens, Olympia and Delphi in more depth with this 4 day Spotlight on Greece tour. Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia and the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with your local Greek guide. A great add-on to the beginning or end of your Contiki adventure.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive Athens

Check-in to your hotel and spend the afternoon getting a sneak peak at mythical Athens, a city crammed with ancient wonders and busy with modern, urban soul.

Later, meet up with your fellow travellers and Tour Rep back at the hotel.

Wrap up the day on the shady slopes beneath the Acropolis and jump start your trip with an optional dinner in the rustic district of Plaka, where traditional tavernas spill out onto the pavements. Tonight’s festive atmosphere is perfect for getting to know your group and Trip Manager over local wine.

Day 1: Hotel

  • Visit the famous Plaka area
  • A Traditional Athens Affair
    Euro 43.00
2 Athens to Olympia

Step back in time in Europe’s oldest city to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our expert Local Guide, as you wander around the famous columns above the city sprawl. Then we check out the first modern Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Games.

Travelling across the Peloponnese, past rugged mountains, cypress trees and citrus groves, the group drops by the impressive man-made Corinth canal.

Next up is epic Mycenae, a former military stronghold. Unravel 4000 years of history with your Trip Manager and get inside the legend with a visit to Agamemnon’s Palace. You’ll learn about the heroics, myths and curses connected to this site.

Check out the impressive Acronafplion citadel that looms over Greece’s original capital, Nafplio, where we stop by for free time and lunch. Park yourself at a portside café or a grill-house in the narrow streets of the old town and order local specialties, like fried shrimp or koutsomouris (small red mullet).

Tonight, we pull in to the hometown of the Olympic Games and UNESCO World Heritage site, Olympia. Finish up the day with a couple of drinks at the hotel by the pool.

Day 2: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis
  • See the Corinth Canal
  • Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon
  • See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion
3 Olympia to Delphi

This morning our Local Guide shows off the important sites of the first Olympic Games in 776BC and gives you the run down on this sporting sanctuary. Take a seat in the impressive 45 000 seat stadium and get a look into ancient beliefs with a visit to the Temples of Zeus and Hera.

After a lunch stop in a traditional Greek village, watch rural Greece go by from the coach, before crossing the Corinthian Gulf and arriving in Delphi.

Delphi is one of Greece’s most important sacred destinations and a scene stealer.

After dinner round up some friends and discover Delphi’s casual bars, where you can try out the national drink, ouzo.

Day 3: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • Guided tour including Olympic Stadium and Temples of Hera and Zeus
4 Delphi to Athens

With lush valleys and a cliff-side position on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, Delphi is all about spine-tingling views and incredible ruins.

Learn how this spectacular site was the centre of the universe for Ancient Greeks and a place of prophecy, as your Tour Manager leads you through the limestone columns of the Sanctuary of Apollo.

Afterwards we head back to Athens where the tour winds down this afternoon in the heart of the city at Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament. Make the most of a last look at the Parthenon, high up on the hill above the city, before you farewell your new friends.

Day 4: Breakfast

  • Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • “Welcome to Greece” information pack

Team

  • An experienced & professional local guide
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 3 continental breakfasts
  • 2 three-course dinners

Inclusions

  • 4 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Visit the famous Plaka area
  • Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis
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Me Time

  • A Traditional Athens Affair
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$208
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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