Globus - 7 Night Deluxe Tour Package7-Nights Classical Greece

Tours offered from April 18th, 2020 - October 19th, 2020

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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 remains 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 tour.History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sights. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, also visit ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC and the place where St. Paul preached; see the Beehive Tombs and Lion Gate in Mycenae; 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 Delphi hear about the Oracle and how people in ancient Greece would travel there to seek his wisdom. Tour the excavations, and visit its Archaeological Museum. In Meteora step back in history when you visit the fantastic landscape with its 24 rock-top monasteries. In addition to all of these included sights, Globus has arranged some typical experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life; like a sirtaki dance lesson or a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, this Greece tour is a vacation of a lifetime!Included Features:ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTH Guided visitMYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museumEPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theaterOLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizerDELPHI Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of OuzoMETEORA AREA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen's MonasteriesTHERMOPYLAE Guided visit

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Classical Greece

Day 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

Day 2 ATHENS. Sightseeing 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, and the Temple of Athena Nike. 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 Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Dating back to 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, perhaps join an optional dinner outing to sample local fare. (B)

Day 3 ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA. Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal, and 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; the Lion Gate, Europe's oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace; the impressive fortifications of the Citadel and visit the museum. A short drive brings you to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia.
Today's Distance: 132 mi / 212 km (B,D)

Day 4 NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA. Spectacular scenery abounds on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where 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, enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.
Today's Distance: 112 mi / 181 km (B,D)

Day 5 OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI. Pass by 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 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 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 Ouzo.
Today's Distance: 149 mi / 239 km (B,D)


Day 6 DELPHI–METEORA AREA. Drive 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.
Today's Distance: 155 mi / 249 km (B,D)

Day 7 METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS. Today'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, maybe join an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
Today's Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (B)

Day 8 ATHENS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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