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ROME WITH CLASSICAL GREECE

11 Days / 10 Nights
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Rome, Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Meteora & One-Day Cruise to Saronic Gulf

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What is included in this package

  • 3-night accommodation in Rome, according to the desired hotel category.
  • 4-night accommodation in Athens, according to the desired hotel category.
  • Classic tour in Greece, on half board basis, with an official English-speaking guide.
  • 1-night accommodation in Olympia in a 3* or 4* hotel.
  • 1-night accommodation in Delphi in a 3* or 4* hotel.
  • 1-night accommodation in Kalambaka in a 3* or 4* hotel.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Athens with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Visit to the Acropolis Museum with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
  • Tickets and entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Day-cruise to the islands of the Saronic Gulf with lunch.
  • Air tickets Rome-Athens.
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.

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Package Tour Itinerary: Rome With Classical Greece

ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY
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ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY

Upon your arrival at the airport of the 'Eternal City', a member of our team will be waiting for you in one of our private vehicles to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to your hotel.

Rome was called the “Eternal City” by the ancient Romans because they believed that no matter what happened to the rest of the world, the city of Rome would always remain standing. Throughout the centuries the Italian capital reached the pinnacle of the historic, artistic, and cultural expression of the Western world and you will understand why this great city is proudly featured in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1980. 

The rest of the day will be free for you to relax, and if you wish, begin to enjoy Rome at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Remember that the best way to get around the narrow and pedestrian streets of the historic center of Rome is on foot.

DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO
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DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO

After a refreshing breakfast, you will have free time to explore the Eternal City at your own pace. You can choose from thousands of options: walking, visiting monuments, shopping or tasting the local gastronomy and from a wide selection pasta, vegetable, meat and fish dishes. 

Rome is the geographical heart of the Catholic religion and the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural assets in the world. In 1980, together with the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See found in the city and the Saint Paul's Outside the Walls, Rome was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Greca Tip: Optionally, you can choose to visit the Colosseum in the morning or in the afternoon. Select it at Step 1 of your reservation. 

FREE DAY IN ROME, THE ETERNAL CITY
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FREE DAY IN ROME, THE ETERNAL CITY

In the morning you will enjoy a delicious breakfast and then have the rest of the day free to appreciate and delight in the beauty of this wonderful city.

The essential monuments like the Colosseum, the Forum as well as a walk through the center of the squares dominated by the signature fountains are highly recommended. Later in the evening you will enjoy dinner on your own and have a rejuvenating rest at your hotel.

Greca Tip: For your dinner we recommend that you head to one of the trattorias of the Trastevere neighborhood, where you can enjoy a rich Italian fish dish and a glass of the house white wine.

CIAO ITALY! FROM ROME TO ATHENS, THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
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CIAO ITALY! FROM ROME TO ATHENS, THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

After breakfast, and at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Rome airport to board your flight to Greece.

In Athens, the transfer to the hotel will be carried out in one of our private vehicles.  Your English-speaking assistant will be waiting to help you with the hotel check-in and inform you of all the details of your trip.  He will also clear up any doubts, answer your questions as well as give you a brief account of the city and its day to day life.

The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and start enjoying Athens at your own pace.

In the evening you will enjoy a guided walking tour through the most captivating neighborhoods of Athens, such as Anafiotika, Thisseio, Monastiraki, and Plaka.

Greca Tip: You can visit Mount Lycabettus, whose top can be reached by a funicular or on foot, to enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the city.

FROM ATHENS TO OLYMPIA - CRADLE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
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FROM ATHENS TO OLYMPIA - CRADLE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Today you will head towards the Corinth Canal, where you will stop briefly to take some photos and marvel at this famous channel that connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth.  With this impressive engineering feat, ships do not have to circumnavigate the Peloponnese peninsula for more than 400 km in order to reach the Ionian Sea.

You will continue your journey until you reach the Theater of Epidaurus, worldwide famous for its acoustics and still in use today for a number of performances, especially in the summer. You will also spend time at the museum of Asclepius, father of modern medicine, and then travel to the city of Nafplio, the first capital of the modern Greek state.  The journey will also take you to Mycenae, where you will visit the prehistoric Acropolis, the Lions Gate and the tomb of "Agamemnon". In the afternoon you will travel across central Peloponnese and arrive in the city of Olympia in the early evening, where you will check in at your hotel, have dinner and rest.

Greca Tip: Stroll through the Old Town of Nafplio, its narrow cobblestoned alleys with the Bougainvillea trees adorning yards and balconies and choose “komboloyia” (a circular chain with beads made of amber) as a nice gift to yourself or friends.

FROM OLYMPIA TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD - DELPHI
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FROM OLYMPIA TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD - DELPHI

In the morning you will visit the site of the ancient Olympic stadium, where the first games were held at around 776 BC. The importance of these games was widely accepted, given the extensive participation of the Greek cities, which suspended hostilities throughout the celebrations. The Olympiad was recognized as the only chronological event all over Greece and, basically, represented the period of four years between two consecutive events.

Olympia was also the most important sanctuary of Ancient Greece, a place to worship Zeus, the first among the gods. The gigantic gold and ivory sculpture crafted by Phidias was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

After your visit to the Museum of Olympia, you will continue your journey, across the suspension bridge of Rio - Antirion, a modern engineering wonder, until you reach your destination.

Upon your arrival at Delphi you will have dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Greca Tip: In the evening you can go in search of the traditional character of nearby Arachova and enjoy a drink in a stylish café or a local kafeneio (coffee shop).

FROM THE ORACLE TO METEORA, KALAMBAKA
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FROM THE ORACLE TO METEORA, KALAMBAKA

In the morning, and after your breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the center or 'navel' of the ancient world.  It was here where the renowned Oracle of Delphi, a counsellor of kings and pilgrims, was to be found. Make sure you visit the Museum, which houses the "Bronze Charioteer", a masterpiece of Greek sculpture.

At the end of your Delphi tour, you will descend the slopes of Mount Parnassus and head towards the plains of Thessaly, where the city of Kalambaka is located.               

You will arrive in the town of Kalambaka, have dinner and enjoy a good rest.

Greca Tip: You may also use your free time to visit the Temple of Athena Pronaia at Delphi.

FROM KALAMBAKA TO ATTICA - ATHENS
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FROM KALAMBAKA TO ATTICA - ATHENS

Early in the morning you will visit Meteora, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. In this mysterious landscape, the natural beauty is combined with the compelling presence of the eternal monasteries suspended or "meteora" on top of the huge rocks. Currently there are only six in use, five for the male and one for the female monastic community.  

On the way back to Athens, you will briefly stop at Thermopylae, where you can see the statue of the Spartan King Leonidas, famous for leading the battle against the Persians in 480 BC. In the late afternoon you will arrive in Athens, where we will drop you off at your hotel.

Dress code to the Monasteries: Sleeveless clothing and shorts above the knee are not allowed. Skirts, shawls and trousers are available at the entrance of the Monasteries in case visitors do not have such clothing to cover themselves with.

Greca Tip: Take a stroll in Kalambaka's old town and look for handmade wood carved objects and religious icons as well as home-made sausages, honey, fruit sweets and jams, and the regional pudding (“spatoula”) or “halva” for a sweet aftertaste.

ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT
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ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT

After your breakfast and at the agreed time, you will commence the panoramic tour of the Athenian Neoclassical Center: the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, and National Academy, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great interest.  You will learn all there is to know about their history and background from the licensed English-speaking Tour Guide accompanying you on this tour.

Your next stop will be the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included. At the end of the visit, you can either choose to return to your hotel or set out on your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.

In the evening, we have included a guided walking tour that will take you through the prettiest districts of the capital, such as Anafiotika, Thissio, Monastiraki, and Plaka.

Greca Tip: In Plaka look for something alluring, like ceramics, musical instruments, handmade jewelry to specialty food shops stacked high with olives and spices.

DAY CRUISE - NAVIGATING LIKE ODYSSEUS
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DAY CRUISE - NAVIGATING LIKE ODYSSEUS

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the port to commence the Full Day Cruise to three of the most beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Aegina is famous for its variety of pistachios, Poros for its scenic beauty and Hydra, the greenest of these islands, for its elegant stone mansions, serene atmosphere and vehicle free roads. While on board the cruise ship, you will also enjoy lunch in the accompaniment of traditional Greek music and dance. 

At the end of the day you will be comfortably transferred back to your hotel.

Greca Tip: You can look for Aegina's famous pistachio nuts, Poros' high-quality honey and Hydra's almond sweets, amygdalota.

GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!
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GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!

At the appointed time, a member of our staff will drive you to Athens International Airport, where you will have the opportunity to check in your luggage and benefit from the tax return of all the "tax-free" items bought for family and friends.

Undoubtedly, after spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more and extraordinary moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip! or as Greeks say: "Kalo taksidi!"

Greca Tip: As a going away gift you can choose from a wide range of brightly colored flokati rugs, handmade sandals, embroidered covers and Greek honey or olive oil.

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