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7-Day Classic Greece Private Tour

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    Day 1: ATHENS ACROPOLIS & HIGHLIGHTS & THE TEMPLE OF POSEIDON

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece
    Visit the Acropolis & its associated temples including the Parthenon, Temple of Nike and Temple of Erechtheion. Stop at Herodes Atticus Theatre.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece
    Explore the New Acropolis Museum situated adjacent to the Acropolis which houses the many masterpieces from the site.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Syntagma, Syntagma, Athens, Attica
    Main square of Athens housing the Parliament building & focus of much of Athenian life & Politics. At the tomb of the unknown soldier you will see the impressive changing of the guard’s ceremony, with the iconic 'Evzone' guards in their traditional uniform.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece
    Stop at Panepistimiou str, for the Athenian Trilogy – the three elegant buildings: The University, The Academy and The Library.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20 Greece
    Also called 'Kallimarmaro' stadium is one of the highlights of Athens where the classic Marathon ends & the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece
    Colossal temple at the center of Athens dedicated to the God Zeus and once home to one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece
    Classic Triumphal Arch built by the Ancient Athenians for the Roman Emperor Hadrian & seen together with the Temple of Zeus in the same location
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece
    Located 70 meters on a clifftop at the tip of the Athens Peninsula this amazing temple was dedicated to the God Poseidon. It was the last thing Ancient sailors saw on leaving port & the first site on return with many legends to tell. It is especially beautiful at sunset & a perfect final location for your tour
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4-Star or Boutique Hotel with breakfast included

    Day 2: ANCIENT CORINTH - MYCENAE - NAFPLION

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    A brief stop to learn about the history of this impressive work of engineering
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    After leaving Athens our first main stop in the Peloponnese explores the beautifully preserved remains of Ancient Corinth, one of Greece’s most powerful and influential city states of Antiquity. Stroll through the streets, temples, markets, and fountains in the footsteps of the Classical Greeks, Ancient Romans & St. Paul before you. Refreshments & rest stops are also on hand at the local Cafes at its entrance if needed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    Next we come to the imposing remains of Ancient Mycenae, one of the most important sites in the development of Ancient Greece. Home to the citadel of the legendary Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War. The ‘Mycenaean period,’ from 1600 to 1100 BC, references this ancient city, indicating its importance in Greek civilization. Pass through the 20-foot-wide city walls, enter the Lion’s Gate to Agamemnon’s throne room, and explore the very buildings of his palace. You will also have a short sopt nearby for the awe inspiring treasury of Atreus and ample time to visit the modern on-site museum housing the many precious artefacts uncovered from the site.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    After the many sites of the morning we enjoy lunch in the beautiful medieval & historical port city of Nafplio by the sea with views to the Venetian castle of Bourtzi in the bay. This city has a definite artistic feel so take time for a stroll and explore the many local craft shops & boutiques of the charming old city and dont miss out on dining at the sea front in the evening.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4-Star or Boutique Hotel with breakfast included

    Day 3: EPIDAURUS - MYSTRAS - SPARTA

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    Our next stop is at the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, first healing centre of the Ancient World. You will also see the impressive Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece. The temple and theatre date from the 4th century and feature masterpieces of classical Greek architecture. Join the other visitors who test its world famous acoustics with a poem or a song !
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality Greece
    Lying in the southeast Peloponnese we visit the 800 year old ruins of the Medieval city & UNESCO site of Mystras, once seat of Byzantine power in the region & replete with palaces, residences, mansions, churches and monasteries, water & drainage works, commercial workshops, extensive streets & fortifications.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sparta, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, Peloponnese
    We spend time for lunch and to explore this historic town with its ancient ruins, museum & olive oil museum before continuing to Olympia for the evening
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4-Star or Boutique Hotel with breakfast included (eg. Artty Grand Hotel or Europa Hotel) depending on availability.

    Day 4: ANCIENT OLYMPIA - NAFPAKTOS - GALAXITHI

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    Our morning is dedicated to Ancient Olympia, and one of the most magical locations in Greece. Famous for its Olympic Games of antiquity you will see the places where the original athletes trained, learned and go through the tunnel to emerge in the stadium in which they competed. The site is still home to the Temple of Zeus and Hera where the Olympic Flame is lit, workshop of Phidias, and extensive Museum containing significant masterpieces from the site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Gefira Charilaos Trikoupis, Antirrio Greece
    After Olympia we head to the west coast to find one of the longest suspension bridges in the world & a great fete of engineering as we travel over this impressive landmark connecting the Peloponnese back to the Greek mainland on your way to Delphi
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus 30300 Greece
    Stunningly beautiful picture postcard Venetian port & perfect lunch stop. Nafpaktos is a little known village you will never forget.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Galaxidi, Greece
    Lying by the sea near the ancient port of Delphi, this beautiful village is an ideal location to spend your evening wondering through the pretty streets, cafes & restaurants with sea views away from the more mass touristic feel of Delphi. A warm welcome awaits you as well as amazing local and authentic cuisine.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Either small boutique hotel in Galaxithi (eg. Ganimede Hotel) or Hotel in Delphi (eg. Amalia Hotel)

    Day 5: DELPHI - HOSIOS LOUKAS - ARACHOVA

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    Inset on wide terraces along the hillside we are fortunate that the landslides of previous centuries preserved much of the ancient remains for us to witness including the 4th century BC temple of Apollo from where the Oracle spoke her prophesies along with the Castilian spring of Mythology, theatre, treasury buildings, temples of Athena and Gymnasium where athletes gathered before the Pythian games to bath in the sacred waters. During your visit to Delphi, see the physical structures associated with this incredibly long history, and learn about their rich mythology. A beautiful addition to the site is the modern museum dedicated to the finds which stretch back in time to at least 1500 BC, as well as those notably which adorned the temples & streets of the ancient city at its peak around the 4th century BC with outstanding pieces such as the Naxos Sphynx, the twin Kouroi and famous Bronze Charioteer among others.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Distomo 32005 Greece
    We next visit one of the most important and well preserved Byzantine Monasteries & which is UNESCO listed. Explore its 1100 year old Architecture along with its unique & impressive fresco's. An optional visit you can choose to omit this site if you wish.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
    Lunch Stop. Spend time enjoying the local craft shops and wonderful views over the olive filled Pleistos river valley over lunch before continuing to Kalambaka in the shadow of Meteora
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4-Star or Boutique style hotel in Kalambaka (eg. Iridanos or Amalia Hotel)

    Day 6: METEORA - KALAMBAKA

    Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly
    After breakfast we ascend towards the monasteries above. Built on a natural formation of sandstone rock pillars up to 1,312 feet high, the six remaining monasteries date from the 14th century and form a remarkable and awe-inspiring combination of nature and spiritual significance. We visit at least two of the most outstanding monasteries, normally the Grand Meteora Monastery, Varlaam or Agiou Stefanou, and learn about their long history and the hermits and monks that lived there alongside the majestic landscape views.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kalambaka, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly
    Pause for a traditional lunch in one of the towns main squares to refresh yourself before continuing.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4-Star or Boutique style hotel

    Day 7: VIRGINA - THERMOPHYLAE - ATHENS

    Stop At: Veria 591 32, Greece
    We visit Virgina in the morning before turning back southward towards the site of Thermopylae
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central Greece
    Stop to see the monument and enter the newly built Visitor’s Center which recreates the ancient battle where King Leonidas led the 300 Spartans in 480 BC.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kamena Vourla, Kamena Vourla, Phthiotis Region, Central Greece
    For lunch or a break along the sea we can stop at one of the many local villages before finally returning to Athens.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o Pick up time flexible on request. We suggest 07:30 but if a later time is preferred we will start according to your needs

    o For Airport pickup and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.

    o For Airbnb's please provide the exact address

    o If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehicle

    Airports

    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


    Ports

    • Piraeus
    • Nafplio
    Duration
    7 days
    Inclusions
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Tour 100% exclusive to your group
    • Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
    • First class transport: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes EClass or AudiA6; 4 to 7 Minivan; 8 to 14 Sprinter
    • All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water
    • 4-Star or Boutique style Hotels including breakfast
    • Flexible start time on request
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food & Drinks unless specified
    • Licenced guide for guiding in archeological sites
    • Entrance fees
    • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with extra cost
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Mystras
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Hosios Loukas
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Sunscreen and hats are recommended for visits during the summer months
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • LUNCH OPTION: If choosing this option, please inform us of any allergies or related conditions
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We visited Greece on the 7-Day Private Grand Tour of Classic Greece and added on the 3 Day Pelion Tour through Warm Penguin Tours. I would highly recommend both the tour company and both these tours. David arranged everything for us including all the hotels and the guides at
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    I only previously visited Greece or rather Athens some years ago and then with very limited time available as this was a working trip. Was not particularly impressed then so this time round was hoping for a better experience even as had more time and was accompanied by my best
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    Response from david m, Owner at 7-Day Classic Greece Private Tour
    Responded Sep. 22, 2018
    Dear Moses, every one of us said what a wonderful treat it was to spend time with you & your family. It was a privilege to have organised things for you. A heartfelt thank you for your good wishes & such good company along the way, we would love to see you back sometime in the future. Bongu! David, Yiannis & all at WarmPenguin
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    By: Warmpenguin
    203 reviews
    COJOWisconsin
    Germantown, Wisconsin
    512196
    Not the best start....
    We added the private guide for the day but ended up only having her at the Acropolis. We weren’t told this until
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    Cruiser190884
    Kimberly, Alabama
    40
    Wonders of Greece
    Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Could not have asked for a better guide. Anyone who visits
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    SueVP67
    91
    Best way to see all the essentials.
    Having left ourselves only one full day in Athens before boarding a cruise, we researched skip-the-line type tours
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    andrewkR6732RB
    20
    Great day for a history buff
    Wonderful experience for our family. Yannis spent the day entire day with us, and the tour was absolutely as
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    meaganleann10
    Louisville, Kentucky
    32
    A Perfect Three Days!
    My fiancé and I booked the three-day classical Greece private tour and it was hands down one of the greatest
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    elisamP3626AT
    Antwerp, Belgium
    122
    Lovely day
    Tolis came to collect us punctually and brought us to the Corinth Canal, Micene, Epidaurus theater, and Nafplio
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    ajb5454
    61
    GREAT DAY
    Great Driver thoroughly enjoyed day. Had already seen Athens and wanted something different. Private excursion was
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    kimberlywV1477LK
    Havelock, North Carolina
    101
    Vasilias the Great
    Everything about this trip was wonderful! Our driver, Vasilias, was great. He was at the AirBNB early to pick us
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    O6841IAgracet
    10
    Day trip from Athens
    Very fruitful trip with sufficient time to explore the different places. It helps that it’s low peak season hence
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    Yordankaae
    10
    First Day
    Our driver and tour guide was Dimitris. He was very professional, punctual, helpful and kind. Our experience was
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    sanddollarmb
    Mexico Beach, Florida
    217
    A Tour of Athens to Remember
    Our very friendly, smiling, conversant, and well-informed driver drove us around Athens explaining each of the
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    darylosw
    Singapore, Singapore
    405
    Highly recommended & ask for Vasilis
    Having booked many private tours over the last 5 years, we still arent sure what we will get. Many tour operators
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    Ron G
    The Villages, Florida
    81
    George was great!
    Thank you so much for a great tour. We were able to see everything on our "todo" list. We enjoyed seeing the
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    Passport33055223567
    10
    Good & Very supportive team....
    My flight schedule postponed to next day due to technical issues, then I requested Warm penguin. I got the email
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    Lynette S
    10
    Great day trip
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Napflio. Our guide was very friendly,
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