Classic Greece | Greece Tours | Ciconia Travel

Journey into the fabled land of myths and legends via the cultural heartland of Greece in premium comfort.

 

Uncover the beauty of the ‘cradle of Western civilization’ in countless monuments and artefacts across the mainland, perfectly blending in with the modern Greek lifestyle. Sample the fine Greek cuisine while traveling in exquisite style. Discover all the epic sights while forming authentic connections with the local culture, from Athens to Corinth, Nafplion, Olympia, Patras, Delphi and Meteora. Each stop will provide a unique travel experience preserving a stunning cultural heritage.

8 Days
8 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
5 & 4 Star Hotels
Max 20 People
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Welcome to Greece

Meet the unparalleled cultural heritage of ancient Greece on an epic adventure in comfort and style.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the sophisticated and delicious Greek cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Athens Marriott Hotel

Hotel

Wyndham Athens Hotel

Meals

n/a

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Athens City Tour

Journey to the depths of ancient Greece as we embark on a comprehensive city tour of the cradle of western civilization with our expert guide. Soak in unique sights such as the world-famous Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and Agora, and follow the footsteps of Socrates and Plato. Visit historic sites as Hadrian’s Arch and commemorate the first ever modern Olympics of 1896. You will have personal leisure time in the afternoon to continue your in-depth discovery until our exciting dinner plans. Gather for dinner at a local restaurant to experience the authentic Greek cuisine and culture with a folklore show, together with complimentary house wine!

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Athens Marriott Hotel

Hotel

Wyndham Athens Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner with Greek Folklore Show

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Parthenon
Sightseeing of Temple of Zeus and Agora
Acropolis Museum visit
Royal Palace visit
Greek Folklore Show with dinner

Depart for Nafplion

After a delicious Greek breakfast, we depart towards Corinth on a picturesque journey. Upon arrival, join our local expert as we explore an ancient city of immense historical value. Follow your Travel Director through the great Greek kingdom of Mycenae and its many wonders including the Beehive Tombs, the Lion Gate and famous Agamemnon’s Royal Palace. The final highlight of the day will be Epidaurus, home to the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius – whose snake-coiled staff has inspired the symbol of medicine to this day. Continuing on to Nafplion, a charming Venetian town, clear your palates for a wine tasting trip to a local winery in Nemea. Learn about the Greek wine culture while sampling flavoursome regional wines and spirits. Return to Nafplion for dinner and a recharging rest at the hotel.

Hotel

Nafsimedon Hotel

Hotel

Grande Bretagne Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Wine Tasting in Nemea, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Epidaurus
Sightseeing of Lion Gate
Sightseeing of Beehive Tombs

Depart for Olympia

After breakfast, uncover Nafplion on a city tour with your guide. Explore the gorgeous highlights and their history while soaking in the intense medieval atmosphere of the old town. Continue with a drive through the scenic Arcadia Mountains towards ancient Olympia, where the first Olympics ever was held in 8th century BC. In the evening, join a local family at their olive farm and vinyard for a friendly dinner featuring samples of traditional music and dances. Familiarise yourself with philoxenia, the ancient Greek custom of hospitality, while feasting on freshly prepared local recipes.

Hotel

Europa Olympia Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at a Local Family Farm

Sightseeing Activities

Walking tour of Nafplion

Depart for Delphi

Following a delicious Greek breakfast, join our local expert with your Travel Director as we delve into ancient history. Discover the marvellous mythology and incredible sights such as the original Olympic Site, Temple of Hera and Zeus. Drive along the charming coastline towards the vibrant city of Patras, the regional capital of Western Greece. Cross inland to meet the glory and timeless legends of Delphi, where we spend overnight. Feel free to make dinner plans at a local restaurant of your choosing to make the most of Delphi.

Hotel

Kastalia Boutique Hotel

Hotel

Anemolia Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Olympia
Sightseeing of Temple of Hera and Zeus

Depart for Kalambaka

Follow the footsteps of ancient Greeks seeking the great wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi, one of the most important and powerful women of the classical world. Giving advice to whom who seek it, the oracle has served its realm for a thousand years. Continue to discover the impressive ruins of Temple of Apollo, and the statutes of athletes commemorating him with the Pythian Games. Taking a scenic drive to in the afternoon, we arrive to the famous site of Spartan defence spearheaded by King Leonidas to stop Persian invaders. Crossing the green fields of inland Greece through the Pouramaki Pass, we head towards the quaint village of Kalambaka.

Hotel

Divani Meteora Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Temple of Apollo

Depart for Athens

Our first stop will be the other-worldly monasteries of Meteora hanging beside massive boulders of rock as if floating in the air. Discover the impressive UNESCO World Heritage site with an expert local guide, visiting the Eastern Orthodox monasteries. On a long scenic drive across the Greek mainland back to Athens, we check into our hotel to freshen up before an unforgettable farewell dinner. Savour the delicious local cuisine at a traditional Greek taverna with complimentary house wine, and commemorate your favourite moments from an incredible adventure with newly-made friends.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Athens Marriott Hotel

Hotel

Wyndham Athens Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Group Farewell Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Meteora

Goodbye

Our marvellous Greece adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Make sure to bid farewell to newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include top-class accommodation and services, all entrance fees, breakfasts & dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 & 4 Star Characteristic Hotels

Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Luxury Transportation

Deluxe air-conditioned coach.

Exceptional Authentic Dining

7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners. Dinner with Greek folklore show, Traditional Greek taverna with complimentary wine, Wine tasting at a local vinery in Nemea, Dinner at a local family farm with traditional music.

Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Find more details below and in the itinerary.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Athens

Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural center of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a city with a heady mix of history and edginess.

Athens Marriott Hotel

Athens

Located in the heart of Athens, this contemporary hotel combines luxury with comfort. After a busy day discovering the charming city, you can pamper yourself with a signature SPA treatment.

Nafsimedon Hotel

Nafplio

The 19th century neoclassical mansion combines the tradition with comfort and offers an unforgettable stay & serenity. You can end your day with a delice at the on-site restaurant and opt for a walk in the garden covered with palm trees.

Grande Bretagne Hotel

Nafplio

The seafront hotel has everything to make your stay a memorable one with its neo-classical architecture, elegantly decorated rooms & service showing the great Greek hospitality.

Europa Olympia Hotel

Olympia

Located on the top of the Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, this charming hotel will be an escape from the rest of the world. You can take a drink & relax at the pool bar and savour the spectacular view of the Arcadian Mountains.

Kastalia Boutique Hotel

Delphi

Situated in the charming village of Delphi, Kastalia Boutique Hotel offers a comfortable stay to its guests. While taking your coffee at the open-air terrace, you will witness the breath-taking views of the valley.

Divani Meteora Hotel

Meteora

The 5 star hotel offers a luxurious escape in the heart of Kalambaka with great Greek hospitality. The hotel features an outdoor pool from where you will have access to spectacular view the Meteora rocks.

Anemolia Hotel

Delphi

This charming hotel overlooking the Delphi Valley features elegantly designed rooms with private balcony/ veranda and a restaurant where you can savour the great varieties of Greek Cuisine.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
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TWIN ROOM

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$3390

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5764

TWIN ROOM

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$3418

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5811

TWIN ROOM

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$3464

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5889

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$3426

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5825

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$3378

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5743

TWIN ROOM

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$3403

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5786

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3418

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5811

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3418

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5811

TWIN ROOM

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$3351

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5697

TWIN ROOM

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$3393

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$5769

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3418

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5811

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3418

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5811

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3418

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5811

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3743

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6363

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

TWIN ROOM

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$3810

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$6477

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3743

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6363

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3743

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6364

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3743

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6363

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3743

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6363

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3769

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$6408

HIGHLIGHTS

Home to unparalleled cultural heritage, Greece presents stunning monuments and charming villages, legendary mythology and beautiful nature whether discovering the or the islands.
Athens
Athens

You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

Delphi
Delphi

Epidavros
Epidavros

Explore Ancient Epidaurus, an experience through the history of Greece with breaks at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus and museums.

Kalambaka
Kalambaka

Kalambaka is a small town in Greece, built on the feet of the Meteora.

Nafplion
Nafplion

Nafplion is a beauty, maybe the most romantic place in Greece. It was captured by many civilizations. And each of them left a mark from their cultures, Ottoman fountains, Venetian buildings, Ancient walls, medieval castles are now attracting people from all around the world.