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Globus Arrow 2018: Globus Europe Vacations Arrow GLOBUS 2018: Classical Greece (RG)
GLOBUS 2018: Classical Greece (RG)
8 days from Athens to Athens
You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC-now's your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV-now's your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants-now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. All of this and more await you on this Classical Greece guided tour.

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC and the place where St. Paul preached; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described by Homer; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus; and Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC.

In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom from the Oracle. Here, you'll hear about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit its Archaeological Museum. You'll step back in history to visit the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries.

You'll get a true sense of Greek life and culture with a dance lesson to learn the sirtaki. You'll also be escorted by an expert Tour Director who will bring the country to life by sharing its history, stories, and local secrets.

From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sites, this escorted tour of Greece is a vacation of a lifetime!
Call (516) 625-0300 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13595616
Tour OperatorGlobus
OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AthensWelcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Day 2AthensSightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try out local fare. (B)
Day 3NaupliaCross the spectacular Corinth Canal, then visit ANCIENT CORINTH, where St. Paul preached. Two highlights today: MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, Europe's oldest known monument, remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Then, a short drive to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)
Day 4OlympiaSpectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the king of deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles' magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, [LF] enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)
Day 5DelphiVia the busy seaport of Patras, proceed to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is [LF] a DANCE LESSON, where you'll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B,D)
Day 6Delphi-Meteora AreaDrive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its rock-top monasteries. Visit VARLAAM MONASTERY, famous for its frescoes, and ST. STEPHEN'S MONASTERY, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view (ladies should pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries). (B,D)
Day 7AthensToday's highlight is a guided visit to THERMOPYLAE, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas' 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes' huge Persian army. On the way back to Athens, your Tour Director will tell you about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Marathon, where 10,000 Athenians defeated more than twice that number of Persian invaders in 490 BC. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 8AthensYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$338

Triple room reduction per person:
$87

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $126-$135, in twin $71-$76, in triple $59-$62

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