13 March 2019

Best of Greece tour: Travelfox

On this Best of Greece tour, discover the best of historic and mythical as well as modern-Greece. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites. Your tour starts and ends in Athens, with overnight stops along the way in Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka.

Step back in time as you visit some of Greece's ancient sites where the Mycenaean civilization thrived in Greece between 1600 and 1200 BC. At the Mycenae archaeological site, learn about this civilization as you enjoy guided sightseeing of the monuments erected here between 1350 and 1200 BC. In Athens, visit the Acropolis, still standing after 2,500 years. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Acropolis sits high on a rocky hill and is a symbol of the wealth and power of Athens at its apex. Visit the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus and marvel at the perfect acoustics. You'll step back in history-but not as far back as Ancient Greece-when you enjoy sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

On this Greece tour, you'll travel to Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, and Delphi, where people visited in ancient Greece to seek the advice of the Oracle. But that's not all ... you'll experience modern Greece as well. Cross over the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge, which links the Peloponnese to the Greek mainland. 

From the ancient ruins to contemporary engineering -with beautiful landscapes in between-this tour through Greece is perfectly designed for value-minded travellers.

Highlights include: Athens Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis; Corinth Canal; Epidaurus - Visit the open-air theatre; Mycenae Guided visit of the archaeological site; Sparta visit; Mystra visit the Byzantine citadel of Mystra ad olive oil museum; Rion-Antirion Bridge; Delphi visit; Meteora - See the Monastic buildings. 

Price: From €1,799 based on 2 sharing. Direct flights from Dublin on outbound and 1 stop on return. Travel 17 August 2019 - 7 nights. Subject to availability. Call 021 4976293 or email res@travelfox.ie

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