Holiday Itinerary - Best of Greece

Day 1: Arrive in Athens, Greece.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital. Later, meet your Tour Director.

Day 2: Athens.

A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or the opportunity to experience island life on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra in one day. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Athen-Corinth-Nauplia.

Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the Acropolis. Cross the Corinth canal, a project conceived in ancient Greece but only completed in 1893, and head for the coast to Nauplia. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Nauplia-Epidaurus-Mycenae-Sparta.

This morning, journey into the Argolis to stop in Epidaurus, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient open-air theater that can still seat 14,000 spectators. Later, enjoy the included excursion to the archaeological site and the museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Sparta-Mystra-Olympia.

Enjoy the included visit of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Before arriving in Olympia, visit an olive oil museum. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Olympia-Patras-Delphi.

Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend some free time in this pretty town, or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional archaeological site sightseeing tour. Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Continue crossing the spectacular Rion-Antirion bridge through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to legendary Delphi. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Delphi-Kalambaka.

Join optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the “Navel of the Earth,” Delphi was the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it’s one of the grandest sites in Greece. On to Kalambaka. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Kalambaka-Meteora-Athens.

A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian-Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks. Later, drive south to Athens. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Athens.

A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe join the optional Greek dinner. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Athens-UK.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Departure dates 2022 The Best of Greece : 7% discount on all dates.

Prices shown exclude flights, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1199

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1116

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

 

Tour 6670 starts and ends in Athens. Departure dates and prices from.
Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
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April 23 (small group) £1349
£1255
July (small group) £1339
£1246
April 30
£1269
£1181
August 6 £1239
£1283
May 7, 14
£1269
£1181
August 20 (small group) £1339
£1246
May 21 (small group)
£1379
£1283
August 27 £1269
£1181
May 28
£1269
£1181
September 3, 10, 17 £1269
£1181
June 4, 11, 18 £1269
£1181
September 24 (small group) £1379
£1283
 June 25 (small group)
£1379
£1283
October 1 £1239
£1283
July 2, 9
£1239
£1283
October 8 £1199
£1116

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Cosmos Tours
The Best of Greece

7% discount - 10 Days fully escorted touring holiday

2022 discount prices start from only £1116

On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical—as well as modern—Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, and now is your chance to explore the Greek mainland and the Peloponnese peninsula on your affordable tour of Greece. Your tour starts and ends in Athens and overnights along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.

Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. Enjoy a guided sightseeing of the Mycenae archaeological site and learn about its history and legends. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history—but not as far back as Ancient Greece—when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the fantastic mountain landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

On this affordable Greece tour, you’ll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that’s not all…you’ll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese peninsula to the Greek mainland.

From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering —with beautiful landscapes in between—this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travelers. You’ll agree that your affordable Greece tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

This amazing 10 day Best of Greece tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • ATHENS Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
  • CORINTH CANAL
  • EPIDAURUS Visit the open-air theater
  • MYCENAE Guided visit of the archaeological site
  • SPARTA Visit
  • MYSTRA Visit the Byzantine citadel of Mystra and olive oil museum
  • RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE
  • DELPHI Visit
  • METEORA See the mystical rock Monasteries

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.

  • ATHENS Golden Age
  • NAUPLIA Victoria
  • SPARTA Maniatis
  • OLYMPIA Olympia Palace
  • DELPHI Apollonia
  • KALAMBAKA Famissi Eden Resort Hotel

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts 9. Dinners 3

HEADSETS: throughout the tour

Small Group Discovery

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