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Mythological Greece

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    Athens Acropolis - Greece, European Group Travel ©GNTO / photo Y Skoulas
8 day tour
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A group tour to discover the tales and myths of the Peloponnese and Attica Peninsulas

Greece offers you the chance to experience miles of aquamarine coastline, sun-blessed ancient ruins, fascinating heritage sites and more history than possibly any other country in the world. It’s easy to understand how so many Gods originated in this vast and varied landscape, with wide open skies and an ocean speckled with islands complete with white sand and palm beaches.

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Athens and the Attica Peninsula

The capital of Greece has shortage of things to see and is often described as an open-air museum with an abundance of  UNESCO World Heritage Sites, neo-classical and art deco architecture as well as ancient monuments. stroll along the most beautiful street in Athens: Dionysiou Areopagitou. See neo-classical and art deco architecture on one side of the street, as you tick off ancient monuments like the Theatre of Dionysus (the birthplace of Greek drama) and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (still used as a summer venue) on the other. Beyond the centre, lies the Attica Peninsula, home to some incredible beaches. It is clear to see how such beauty can inspire mythology that has stood the test of time. Along this coast, see such monuments as the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Built during 444–440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens.

From Sparta to Olympia, discover the charm of The Peloponnese Peninsula

The term Legend is often overused however, in this sense, cannot be overstated when describing this region. From this peninsula, Jason and the Argonauts set sail in search of the Golden Fleece; Helen, hailed the most beautiful woman in the world, fled for a young prince from Troy; The vicious Lion of the underworld wrecked havoc upon Nemea before being slain by Hercules. These are but some of the tales of this region that have stood the test of time. Discover what provoked such entrancing tales to emerge about this land by passing over Corinth Canal from Attica to Peloponnese and visit Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia to see such highlights as the Tomb of King Agamemmnon, the sanctuary of Asclepeios and the the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

Discover the land that gave birth to such myths that enriched our culture and heritage for thousands of years. See where it all began and if you want to see more of the mainland and northern Greek regions, why not check out our Heart of Greece tour.


Dates

Dates throughout 2021


Suggested itinerary by air

Day 1

Depart the UK.

Fly directly from your chosen airport to Athens where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Tolon.

Depart Athens and travel to the ancient city of Corinth where Paul the Apostle lived and preached and where he also wrote his first and second letters to the Corinthians. Continue to Mycenae where you will see the remains of the prehistoric citadel fortified with Cyclopean walls, the Lionesses Gate, the Mycenaean Palace and the tomb of King Agamemnon. After lunch, we’ll continue to Epidaurus which is famous for its well-preserved amphitheatre. Afterwards, we will have some free time in Nafplion before we travel to Tolon for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3

Tripolis – Megalopolis – Olympia.

We travel through the central Peloponnese to ancient Olympia, which holds the stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 776BC. In the afternoon, we visit the archaeological site and museum. Dinner and overnight stay in Olympia.

Day 4

Patras and Delphi.

In the morning, we’ll travel via Patras to Rion where we cross the new bridge to Antirrion and continue through Nafpaktos to Delphi. We’ll enjoy an included traditional lunch before visiting the archaeological museum of the site of Delphi where the priestess Pythia pronounced her famous oracles in the Temple of Apollo. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

Day 5

Delphi – Athens.

After a leisurely morning in Delphi, we will travel to Athens with a stop for lunch en-route. Arrival into the City of Athens. Evening meal and overnight in Athens.

Day 6

Athens and Sounion.

In the morning, we’ll enjoy a half day tour of the ancient city of Athens and all its archaeological highlights including Acropolis and Areopagus (Mars Hill). After lunch, we’ll continue Sounion where we will visit the Temple of Poseidon. Later, we will return to Athens where we will enjoy a tradition Greek meal complete with folk singers and dancers.

Day 7

Cruise to the Saronic Islands.

Today, we will enjoy a full day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra complete with lunch on board. Our first stop is Aegina, an attractive and tranquil resort. Here we will take an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia; one of the finest and the best preserved Greek Temples. From here we continue our voyage to Poros which offers delightful scenery surrounded by low pine wooded hills. Our last call is Hydra, a fashionable retreat for artists ancient intellectuals as well as a favourite film location. Return to Athens later for dinner and overnight.

Day 8

Departure and inbound flight to the UK.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.


We can provide a wide selection of 3 and 4 star hotels to suit your budget


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8 day tour
2021 dates Prices on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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