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Spotlight on Greece

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The one that gives you 4 days to explore 4 world heritage sites in idyllic Greece

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  • Duration

    4 days

  • Places

    6 places

  • Meals

    3 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 26 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team and Local Guides

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio

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About this trip

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.

DAY 2 - Athens to Olympia via Corinth, Mycenae and Nafplio

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.

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.

Nafplio

We make a short stop at the cute coastal town of Nafplio i.e the first capital of Greece. Let's grab some lunch (gyros, anyone?) and take a stroll through the ancient city. Next up - the wispy mountains of Arcadia to Olympia. Save some room on your camera roll for this one...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Want to see more?

Add the Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape for the ultimate Greek Island experience, exploring no two hotter islands. Eight nights of accommodation, including three nights at Mykonos’s Paradise Beach Resort make the perfect recipe for lazy sun-soaked days, discovering ancient sights, and buzzing party nights. High speed ferries whisk you from one idyllic island to the next and giving you what might just be the best week of your life.

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  • 3 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    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.

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