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Cox and Kings The Heart of Ancient Greece

Cox and Kings The Heart of Ancient Greece

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Considered the birthplace of western civilisation, Greece’s influence still resonates today in the fields of architecture, science, engineering and philosophy. Incorporating the classical sites of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae and Epidaurus, and the extraordinary rock formations of the Meteora region, this tour also explores Greece’s magnificent scenery, ancient ruins, monasteries and the man-made marvels of the Corinth Canal.

  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Direct international flights
  • Flexible – extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size – average 12 people (max 18)
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Wine tasting in Nafplion
  • Visit the little-known medieval town of Movemvasia
  • Olive oil museum & tasting in Mystras
  • Join a truffle hunt in Meteora
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Day 1: Fly to Athens

Morning flight from London (regional connections available) to Athens with Aegean Air. Transfer to the Amalia Hotel Athens (or similar) for 1 night. Welcome drink.
(No meals)

Day 2: Athens • Corinth • Nafplion

Morning tour of Athens, including Syntagma Square, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium. Finish at the Acropolis to view the Parthenon and visit the museum. Leave Athens and visit the Corinth Canal. Continue to Nafplion, with a stop at a local winery for a tasting. Stay at the Hotel Amalia (or similar) for 2 nights.
(Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 3: Nafplion • Mycenae • Epidaurus

Drive to Mycenae, the seat of King Agamemnon, who led the Greek armies against Troy. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. After lunch, depart for Nafplion, a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff. Continue to Epidaurus to visit the fourth-century theatre. Return to Nafplion.

Day 4: Nafplion • Monemvasia

Travel to Monemvasia. En route, visit the olive oil museum and learn about its production in Greece before visiting Sparta. Upon arriving in Monemvasia, take a walking tour of the castle and the town. Stay at Kinsterna Hotel (or similar) for 1 night.
(Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 5: Mystras • Kalamata

Travel to Mystras and visit the remains of the castle and old town. Stay at the Filoxenia Hotel (or similar) in Kalamata for 1 night.
(Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 6: Kalamata • Olympia

Depart for Olympia, visiting an olive oil farm en route. Stay overnight in Olympia at the Europa Hotel (or similar).

Day 7: Olympia • Delphi

Visit the archaeological site of Olympia including the museum, stadium and Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus. Continue to Delphi. Stay 2 nights at the Amalia Hotel (or similar).

Day 8: Delphi

A full day to enjoy the archaeological site and museum at Delphi, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Visit the Athenian Treasury, the Temple of Apollo and the museum containing masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture.

Day 9: Kalambaka

Travel to Kalambaka and visit the Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum. Take part in a demonstration of truffle hunting with dogs, followed by a snack of mushroom and truffle pasta. Stay at the Divani Meteora Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Day 10: Kalambaka

Full-day visit to the remarkable Meteora monasteries, built high on rocky outcrops.
(Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 11: Mount Olympus • Athens

Depart from Kalambaka and transfer to the Archaeological Park of Dion, a sacred city of the Macedonians at the foot of Mount Olympus. The route back to Athens is quite long, but passes through the striking plain of Thessaly and the valley of Tempe. Dinner at a local restaurant in Athens’ ancient Plaka district. Stay at the Electra Hotel (or similar) for 1 night.
(Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 12: Fly to London

Transfer to Athens airport and fly to London.

Amalia Hotel Nauplion, Nafplio

Located 1km from the historical city centre, the Amalia Hotel Nauplion is a neoclassical-style hotel, set in a picturesque garden. All of the guest rooms, offer verandas with garden access or balconies with fortress of sea views and are styled in modern furniture coupled with locally produced handicrafts.

Divani Meteora Hotel, Kalambaka

The Divani Meteora hotel offers an envious location and spectacular views of the Meteora rocks. The hotel’s 165 rooms are stylishly decorated with oak-wood furnishings and facilities include an outdoor pool and a SPA with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and exercise room.

Electra Hotel, Athens

The 4-star Electra Hotel is located in the heart of Athens at the start of the main shopping boulevard, the Ermou, and just off Syntagma Square. It is also within walking distance of the Acropolis and other historical sites. The hotel features 106 elegantly furnished rooms and three junior suites. All rooms have a marble bathroom, air conditioning, flatscreen television, wireless internet access, safe and minibar. The restaurant serves an American buffet breakfast and offers a Mediterranean a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

Filoxenia Hotel, Kalamata

Located two kilometres from the centre of Kalamata and 30 kilometres from the historic ruins at Ancient Messini, the Filoxenia Hotel is a modern villa style property. The hotel has its own private beach, an outdoor pool with sea views and 188 air-conditioned rooms. A restaurant serving local and international cuisine, as well as a bar/lounge and library are also avaialble on-site.

Hotel Amalia, Delphi

The 4-star hotel Amalia is located within walking distance of the famous attractions of Delphi. The 185 rooms all have air-conditioning, television and en suite bathrooms. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

Hotel Europa, Olympia

Built on top of the Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, the 4-star Best Western Hotel Europa has a great location for exploring the sights of Olympia. The 80 rooms each have air-conditioning, a minibar, a television and a safe. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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