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Three Days Classical Tour from Athens: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi
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4.7 out of 5 based on 44 reviews
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08:30
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3 Days
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€301.00
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  • Three days classical Greece tour led by a professional guide
  • Visit Greece's important UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Explore the land of Homer's Golden Mycenae & see the Royal Tombs
  • See the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus, world famous for its acoustics
  • Stroll through Delphi site & museum also known as the 'navel of the world'
  • Visit Olympia mythical site, the birthplace of Olympic games
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Led by a professional and passionate guide, visit Greece's most important UNESCO-listed sites such as the mythical site of Olympia, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi famous for its oracle and Mycenae, home to the kingdom of King Agamemnon. Venture out on daytime adventures to the impressive sites before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, A class or T class accommodations, based on your choice.

1st DAY: After your accurate pick up from your Athens central hotel, depart from our terminal for three day trip via the coastal National highway for the strategically Corinth Canal (short stop). Continue to Epidaurus and visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Then you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon & Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. In the afternoon depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games, through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia.

2nd DAY: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then meet your guide for a tour to Olympia archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Depart via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay by the famous new bridge to Antirion. Pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight stay in Delphi.

3rd DAY: Set off early and visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world remains one of the most important  UNESCO world heritage sites in Europe. Pass by Castalia spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the temple of Pronaia, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it's spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artifacts. After enjoying an optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in Delphi, you’ll return back to Athens, arriving in the early evening.

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  • Transportation by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Hotel accomodation (A class / T class)
  • Breakfasts & dinners
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel accommodation tax
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Gratuites (optional)
  • Lunches
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Prices: All the mentioned prices are per person on twin sharing basis. In case of one traveler the single supplement option has to be chosen.

Hotel accommodation: A class (4*): Arty Grand, Apollonia - T class (3*): Neda, Delphi Palace (or similar)

Hotel accomodation tax: Paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 44 reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

Toll organisiert, der Fahrer war hilfsbereit und hat viel erklärt. Trotz des katastrophalen Wetters war es ein Erlebnis. Gerne wieder.

Christian Germany
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

Great way to see Greece

Travelling to Greece for the first time, struggled to figure out the best way to see some of the key sights. Found this tour and was thoroughly impressed by it. Our tour was in English and Italian and the guide was amazing. He went through all the sights in so much detail for us and was a true fountain of knowledge, able to answer everyone's questions. We were also given ample time to explore each site before loading the bus and travelling to the next stop. Having the entry to the sites included in the price really helped, as it was on less thing to worry about. The tour group wasn't overly large, which was nice, as you were able to ask questions and actually hear the guide. It is suitable for all ages, and would work quite well if travelling alone.

Dinner and breakfast was included and were often provided by the hotels we stayed at. They were lovely and was traditional Greek food. Lunch was not included with the trip but was the most disappointing meal, as we were taken to specific places and were not given the option of where to eat and the food in these places was not the nicest.

The only downside was when travelling back to Athens from Delphi, our original tour continued on and we joined with a day tour heading back to Athens. 

Overall an amazing and informative trip that would be highly recommended for those wanting a quick trip around Greece to see key sights and the beautiful countryside along the way.

James N
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Honestly this was one of the best tours I've ever taken and it was well worth the money spent. George our bus driver deserves an Olympic medal for navigating a bus through the narrow and busy streets and takes the route that gives you the best view. Evangelo was knowledgeable, knew the myths, shared stories of the regions we drove through and highlighted interesting facts. Also, he was fun and funny!!! The hotels I stayed at in the 3 star were comfortable, and the view in Delphi was breathtaking. The coach is comfortable, the drive is beautiful, and the sites are inspiring and wondrous. My favourite place was Delphi and I am so happy they give you a good time to explore and see all its beauty. The only thing I would change is lunch in Argos which was far from the city and would recommend giving us lunch on our own in Nafplio as 15min was not enough for such a beautiful city. Definitely recommend this tour and definitely worth the money spent. Thank you to Key Tours for helping me fulfill my dream of visiting Greece and for showing me the wonderful sites of the ancient world!!!

RyanCanadaToronto
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were fortunate to have an exceptional tour guide, Ms. Yiouli Chryssou, that was outstanding, very knowledgeable and passionate about the ancient sites, archeology, mythology, Greek and Roman sculptures and ancient Greek life. Her passion and enthusiasm made the trip absolutely memorable!

Grace RUnited StatesSan Francisco
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

“worth to go”
Comfortable, thanks

ThomasGermany
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Places you get to see are great. Our guide was fine but sometimes hard to understand and follow if you know nothing about Greek mythology . I did 3 Star hotel package. Hotels were clean and WiFi was in lobby.

Sara NUnited States
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

It appeared that Key Tours was similar to others offered. We took the 3 day classical tour. Our tour guide, Katerina, was energetic, friendly, and kept us entertained with her knowledgeable presentations. We opted for 1st class hotels, and the first hotel near Olympia was fine but not walkable to a town. The room was spacious with a lonely jacuzzi tub. The buffet dinner was serviceable but charged for all libations including tea or coffee. Breakfast was good with many fresh offerings. Second hotel in Itea was in a town, but was not picturesque. All tour participants were at the same hotel with first class being only a better floor and larger room. The luncheon options were not the best. The first lunch was at a remote tourist “ersatz palace” and the mousakka wasn’t fresh. I sent it back and got something else. The second optional lunch was just outside of the Olympia site. I believe that the moussaka there gave me food poisonIng . I suggest that one leave the group and walk around the town of Olympia and meet up with the bus. The third lunch was at a tourist roadside location but the food was good. The initial pick up was a little chaotic but the return drop off was fine. The pacing and schedule was fine, not rushed or too laid back.

CherylUnited States
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