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3 nights accommodation
3 nights in Hotel
Sleep twin or triple share in charming hotels set in brilliant locations in the heart of each city we visit. If you prefer to sleep alone (or your snoring demands as much) then you have the option to upgrade to a private room at an additional cost.
5 included Meals
3 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
Wrap your taste buds around the fresh catch of the day, as well as traditional moreish favourites like moussaka and halloumi. We'll cover your breakfast every day, and will also treat you to 2 two dinners.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
You and your new best friends will be zooming around Greece on a luxurious coach. The seats recline to a level that is optimum for afternoon naps - just try not to dribble on your neighbour.
Your group
Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
4 included, 1 optional that you can add
You'll get the best bits of each city included as standard - think taking in towering ruins in Athens, exploring ancient and mythological Olympia and touring the town of Delphi - the most popular archaeological site in the whole country.
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Step back in time and marvel at the remnants of Ancient History with 4-days of extensive exploring in Greece. Athens, Olympia and Delphi will be uncovered through the wisdom of a Greek trip guide, giving a depth of knowledge not found traipsing around on your lonesome. Comfortable hotels and 2 dinners top off the Spotlight on Greece just perfectly. 
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DAY 1 - Arrive Athens
Athens
Welcome to Athens, Greek adventurers! The clock starts now on uncovering this ancient country and all its quirks. We're calling it now, that this trip is THE ancient history lovers dream. Settle in to your hotel before catching up with the crew, where a traditional Athens affair is on the cards for those wanting to get straight down to the business of being cultural. On our optional dinner we'll head to the city's old town and dinner, traditional dancing as you feast your eyes (and stomach) with mouthwatering Greek tastes, under the watchful eye of the Acropolis to complete the scene. We can't think of a better way to get right into the Greek way of life.
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Visit the famous Plaka area
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DAY 2 - Athens to Olympia via Corinth and Mycenae
Athens
Not a second of today will go to waste. Europe’s oldest city will unfold itself this morning as we take to the Parthenon and the Acropolis with the knowledge of a local, then explore the first modern Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Games. That's some really old Olympic vibes right there.
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Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens and visit to the Acropolis
See the Corinth Canal
See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion
Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon
Corinth
Rugged mountains, cypress trees and citrus groves will pepper our pretty tour from Athens to Corinth, where we will stop to get a look at a man-made canal that squeezes ships through its tight cliffs in what seems like an impossible feat.
Mycenae
What was once a military hotspot is now a jaw-dropping archaeological site amidst the mountain ranges of Greece. Our Trip Manager will uncover the 4,000 year history of Mycenae and Agamemnon’s Palace in a tale of heroics, myths and curses.
Olympia
And so the historical uncoverings continue as we land in Olympia, the place where the Olympic Games were birthed, and what is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Amalia Olympia Hotel (or similar)
DAY 3 - Olympia to Delphi
Olympia
Fun fact: the first Olympic Games was held in 776BC, let's just let that number sink in for a moment...Wow. Today our Local Guide will show us all the important sites of those games, giving you the chance to sit in the 45,000 seat stadium where it actually first took place. If that's not a spine-tingling moment, we don't know what is. We'll wrap it up at the Temple of Hera (Queen of the Greek Gods), and place where the Olympic flame is lit every four years. We'll also visit the ruins of Zeus' temple before we head off on our journey, where you'll be sure to feel the vibes of one of the most well known Greek gods.
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Guided tour including Olympic Stadium and Temples of Hera and Zeus
Delphi
The sacred lands of Delphi will be ours this afternoon, again allowing us the chance to uncover world history right here in Greece. Despite being a place of monumental importance, it happens to have a cute little bar scene, and is a great place to sample the national drink of ouzo.
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Amalia Delphi Hotel (or similar)
DAY 4 - Delphi to Athens
Delphi
Through the limestone columns of the Sanctuary of Apollo, we continue tapping into what was once the centre of the universe for Ancient Greeks. The remains of this Doric style building stands tall with it's remaining 6 (out of an original 15) pillars, and is the perfect spot to absorb the last bit of beauty that is the slopes of Mt. Parnassus before we jump on the trail back to Athens.
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Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo
Athens
Well there you have it, the true scope of Greece's magnificence filed neatly into four incredible days. Walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and a new posse of friends, eager to get involved in yet another Contiki adventure.
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Elizabeth De Lapp
Traveled Oct 2018
I had a great time and I'd definitely recommend Contiki
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Zoe Walls
Traveled Oct 2018
Couldn’t have done it better. Had the perfect mix of culture and fun! Experiencing both the archeological sites and learning the history whilst going to the islands and experiencing the modern day culture of bar hopping!
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
Great time! Would do it again!
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
Good value for money. Will travel with contiki again.
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Montana Hoggins
Traveled Sep 2018
Great value for money, the hotels were really nice
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Nicholas Cooper
Traveled Aug 2018
Trip manager was worth his weight in gold, Smoothest trip I’ve ever done.
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Rose Wilson
Traveled Aug 2018
Very well organized Our trip manager Morgan Wilson was the absolute BEST! SO much fun, amazing country, fantastic tours
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Nicole Coon
Traveled Aug 2018
Worth it for what you get! On land are some amazing historical sites and great stops on the way :) The cruise was the best part with unlimited free alcohol (not top shelf) and we saw some wonderful islands. The cruise itself was the most relaxing part of the trip and the unlimited alcohol and food contributed as well as getting to relax in the pool or sun while cruising.
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Giovanna Ruggiero
Traveled Jul 2018
I loved it! I would have liked more time on Mykonos and Santorini and less time seeing the other islands.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Not enough included in the island hopper to justify the price but still a good tour
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Fantastic places to visit!
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Although it seems expensive for the week I think it’s totally worth the money, just for the ease and stress-free experience
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Divya Sharma
Traveled Jul 2018
The cruise and trip manager were awesome! But false advertising on part of Contiki for going to Ios when we were never destined to go there. This is misrepresentation and I want compensation as I would have never booked this particular cruise if I had known it wasn't going to Ios. The Spotlight group was far too big to do tours around the museums and historical sights with.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Both the trip managers were exceptional, they took care of everything and always made sure that everyone was enjoying their trip and getting the most out of it.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
I did the 4 day Spotlight on Greece tour. I like the tour itself. Very informative and you learn a lot about the culture. I specifically chose this tour for the learning experience. It was a bit annoying that it seems this tour is advertise differently in the US and Australia. The Americans went for the learning experience and the Australians went for partying. They needed to be told multiple times to stop talking or stop being rude to our local guides when we were on our tours.
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Zoe Liona Bennett
Traveled Jul 2018
It was really good and fun and the included and optional activities were great
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Stacey Adams
Traveled Jul 2018
It was a great value for money trip
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Joline Cormier
Traveled Jul 2018
I was well worth the money. The experience I had was amazing.
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Tamara Pouliot
Traveled Jul 2018
The cruise made it worth the money.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
It was good fun and I enjoyed it.
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