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Jewels of Greece Express - 5 Days map

Discover the highlights of mainland Greece on this 5-day express tour which starts and ends in Athens. Take in the sights of the Greek capital including the legendary Acropolis and marvel at the sacred Delphi Sanctuary. See the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora and the site of King Leonidas' last stand against the Persians at Thermopylae.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Athens - Discover some of the world's most famous architecture, from the Panathenaic Stadium to the legendary Acropolis
Meteora - Marvel at the magical and sacred cliff-top monasteries in one of the most beautiful regions of Greece
Delphi - Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims along the Sacred Way and admire the Temple of Apollo
Thermopylae - Visit the site where King Leonidas made his infamous final stand against the Persians in 480BC

Included

4 breakfasts and 1 dinner
One Airport arrival transfer on Day 1 and one departure transfer on day 5 included per booking
Services of an English-speaking tour guide for all scheduled sightseeing
All transfers and transportation in modern air conditioned vehicles
4 nights 3-4 star hotels
Guided sightseeing in Athens, Delphi and Meteora
Entrance fees for all included sites
Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers who booked through other operators for sightseeing each day, some staying in different hotels, and spend your evenings at leisure. The group can vary in size from 20 - 45 persons. Guiding may be in an additional language to English

Not Included

International flights and visas
A hotel tax of €3.00 in 2023 / €7.00 in 2024 per room per night to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in. See Trip Notes additional info for details
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Athens

Welcome to Greece! On arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is free to head out and explore the city, an incredible contrast of the ancient and the modern.
Overnight: Athens

Day 2

Athens City Tour

Today we embark on a guided coach tour of Athens. We take in important highlights of the city including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Zappeion and the Panathenaic Stadium, which is the only stadium in the world built entirely from marble. We also see the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Later we head to Athens' most iconic attraction - the legendary Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel built atop a rock overlooking the city. As well as the amazing view, we take in the highlights of the site, including the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylae and the most famous of all ancient Greek architecture, the Parthenon. We visit the Acropolis Museum and the afternoon is at leisure to wander the streets of the picturesque Plaka district.

Itinerary Alteration - please note:
All Tuesday departures November to March - This Athens city tour will operate on day 4 and the two day excursion to Delphi and Meteora will commence today.
All Wednesday and Sunday departures April to October - This Athens city tour will operate on day 4 and the two day excursion to Delphi and Meteora will commence today.
Overnight: Athens  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Delphi Sanctuary

Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka. Leaving Athens, we head north towards Delphi, which was once one of the world's most sacred sites and an important pilgrimage destination. We admire the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Apollo and follow the footsteps of ancient Greeks on the Sacred Way. Admire the remains of the Temple of Apollo, home of the legendary Pythian Oracle. After our visit, we cross the mountains of Central Greece to Kalambaka.
Overnight: Kalambaka  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Amazing Meteora

Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens. Today we visit Meteora, where tiny sacred monasteries perch atop incredible towering rock formations. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful regions in the whole of Greece and the view from the cliffs is breathtaking.

After our visit to Meteora, we begin to make our way back to Athens. We stop at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous last stand against the Persians in 480 BC. A statue now stands here in the Spartan king's honour. After a quick photo opportunity, we continue to Athens, and your final night in Greece is at leisure.
Overnight: Athens  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Athens

Today our Greek adventure comes to an end. After breakfast at the hotel, there's an included transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
2023
Twin Share
Single Room
€665
€1,035
€665
€1,035
€665
€1,035
€665
€1,035
€665
€1,035
€665
€1,035
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
08 Jan - 12 Jan 25% off
€885
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€1,039
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Hotels

In Greece a variety of hotels are used in various locations. The ones listed are examples of some commonly used hotels. We reserve the right to substitute these for ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Polis Grand, Athens

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

In the heart of Athens, the Polis Grand is a contemporary hotel with excellent facilities. Guest rooms are well appointed with elegant furniture and all modern conveniences. Some rooms are equipped with a balcony with fantastic views over to the Acropolis. The hotel benefits from a number of eateries which serve up an array of Greek and international cuisine as well as tasty coffee and delicious pies. Definitely head for a cocktail in the evening at the roof garden bar for amazing views across the city.

The Golden Age Hotel of Athens, Athens

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Golden Age Hotel of Athens is a 4 star hotel, located close to the Kolonaki District. A 5 minute walk from the Megaro Mousikis Metro Station, the urban chic property is 2 stops away from the centre of Athens. Each guest room is soundproofed, air conditioned and feature an ensuite bathroom and blackout drapes. Be sure to try the hotel's daily American buffet breakfast, that includes traditional Greek options. There are two restaurants onsite that serve gourmet Meditteranean cuisine.

Titania Hotel, Athens

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Nestled in the historic centre of Athens, the Titiana offers beautiful accommodation all classically designed. The ensuite guest rooms are furnished to a high standard with neutral tones and wooden flooring. Breakfast is served in the impressive rooftop Olive Garden restaurant which affords amazing views across the city including the Acropolis. The hote offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a fitness centre.

Hotel Amalia , Kalambaka

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Amalia is embedded on 14 acres of beautiful greenery. Built from traditional materials to match its surrounds, the hotel features extensive gardens, a large swimming pool and distant views of the Meteora Rocks. Guestrooms are spacious and fully equipped with the latest facilities. In the dining area, a rich American buffet breakfast is served with both local and international cuisine available for lunch and dinner. Relax by the fireplace in the hotel’s cosy lounge bar and listen to piano music as you sip a cocktail.

Hotel Divani Meteora , Kalambaka

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Offering the chance to enjoy traditional Greek hospitality within a contemporary setting is the Hotel Divani Meteora. Surrounded by natural beauty, the hotel is set in front of the World Heritage-listed Meteora sandstone monasteries. The fully renovated hotel has a welcoming decor, with warm shades and a luxury wooden floor. A tranquil restaurant offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine and there is an outdoor and indoor pool. You can also unwind after a day of exploring in the sauna steam bath or bubbling Jacuzzi.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Athens
Ends
Athens
Departs
Weekly
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 45
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes - one transfer per booking
Dep. Transfer
Yes - one transfer per booking
Athens
Athens
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