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Greece – Marvels of God & Nature

Price Starting at $4,995.00

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In this incomparable journey, you’ll truly see some of the marvels of ancient and modern Greece. Starting in Athens, explore the monuments that have stood testament to time, including the crown of Athens’ Golden Age, the Parthenon, and the nearby Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Further afield, head to Delphi where the Oracle of Apollo, the Pythia, delivered the God’s messages in antiquity, and to Meteora to marvel at the mountaintop monasteries that house priceless works of Byzantine art. The Iliad will come alive as you visit King Agamemnon’s Mycenae, while Greek tragedies are still being performed today at the nearby Theater of Epidaurus. Round out your adventure with three days in Santorini, perhaps the most spectacular of the Greek Islands, and if time still allows, explore Crete on an optional extension, the largest Greek Island and one of the most dramatic.

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Fly overnight to Athens, where you are escorted to your luxurious hotel. Your welcome dinner tonight will be at trendy Psiri. Enjoy delicious Greek cuisine, and sample “ouzo,” a Greek aperitif, and regional wines. Next day, explore some of Athens’ most important sites including the Parthenon, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the exciting new Acropolis Museum. Your hotel is a landmark in Greek hospitality with modern amenities and warm service, elegant décor and sublime views. ROYAL OLYMPIC HOTEL.

(Meals Aloft; D; B)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • Apr
    $5,495
  • May-Oct
    $5,695
  • Jan-Mar; Nov-Dec
    $4,995

2020

  • Apr
    $5,795
  • May-Oct
    $5,995
  • Jan-Mar; Nov-Dec
    $5,395

Maximum group size: : Although there’s no minimum, we suggest 35 travelers.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Domestic air transfers (Athens/Santorini/Athens) on the main program.
  • Hydrofoil tickets from Santorini to Heraklion on the Crete post extension.
  • Flight between Chania and Athens on the Crete post extension.
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned motor coach or minibus, depending on size of group.
  • Services of English-speaking cultural guide throughout the tour.
  • Meals included: Welcome dinner, breakfast daily and a farewell dinner; all other meals as specified in the itinerary. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • All admission fees.
  • Wine tasting at a local winery in Santorini.
  • Gratuities for baggage handling, hotel tips and taxes.
  • Complimentary passport wallet and baggage tags.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Greece, specifically, May, June, September and October. Conditions are perfect between Greek Easter and mid-June, when the weather is pleasantly
warm in most places and beaches and ancient sites are relatively uncrowded. Mid-June to the end of August is high season and is very hot – the beaches are crowded and the ancient sites are swarming with tour groups. Conditions are once again ideal in September until the end of October. November to February are the wettest months and it can get surprisingly cold. Snow is common on the mainland and in the mountains, and it occasionally snows in Athens. But there are also plenty of sunny days and it is quiet during this time of year. Our nature of Greece program is only best between May and October.