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Acropolis and beyond

Saunter through the dawn of classical civilization — with a goddess’ eye view of modern and electric Athens — amidst the ruins of the awe-inspiring Acropolis. See if you can conjure the Oracle at Delphi before meandering on to the cliffside monasteries of Meteora. Hop a fast ferry to Mykonos, the Ibiza of the Cyclades. Hint: when the iconic Kato Mili windmills greet your vessel, you’re there. 

Location

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka (Meteora) and Mykonos

 

Location:

Athens, Greece (ATH), Olympia, Greece, Delphi, Greece, Kalabaka, Greece, Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece, Greece

12  Days | 10  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Mykonos to Athens 
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens
  • 10 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • 4-day Classical Greece tour
  • 1 More Moments activity included:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

Acropolis and beyond

Day 2

Wlecome to Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to begin exploring the capital of Greece.

Acropolis and beyond

Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Acropolis. Then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering Athens at your own pace. 

More Moments Activity Included

  • The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Follow your expert guides as they take you for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you’ll continue on and pass by the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Next up is a comprehensive visit of the Acropolis to see architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the impressive Parthenon. End the tour with visit of the New Acropolis Museum.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Acropolis and beyond

Day 4

Athens: At Leisure

Take your time getting to know the city. Stroll through the vibrant neighbourhoods of Monastiraki and the Plaka, sample delectable Greek cuisine at one of the countless quaint tavernas and cafés, or hit the shops on Ermou and Kolonaki streets. 

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Acropolis and beyond

Day 5

Athens - Classical Greece Tour: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Mycenae - Olympia (approx. 265 km)

In the morning, embark on your four-day Classical Greece tour. Head out towards Olympia, with a stop at the Corinth Canal, then continue to Epidaurus with its fourth-century-BC theatre. Next up is the modern seaside resort and old town of Nafplio. End the day with a visit to the archeological site of Mycenae, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Continue to Olympia for the night.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Acropolis and beyond

Day 6

Classical Greece Tour: Olympia - Delphi (approx. 240 km)

After breakfast, visit Ancient Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia ($). Continue towards Delphi, passing through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Acropolis and beyond

Day 7

Classical Greece Tour: Delphi - Kalambaka (approx. 228 km)

Enjoy a guided tour of Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is the home of the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum. After your tour, depart for Kalambaka. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Acropolis and beyond

Day 8

Classical Greece Tour: Kalambaka - Meteora Monasteries - Athens (approx. 354 km)

Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to be suspended between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Next, travel towards Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae where a stop will be made to visit the memorial of Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartans. Return to Athens for the night.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Acropolis and beyond

Day 9

Athens - Mykonos

Enjoy your early morning breakfast and, at the indicated time, transfer to the Athens port for your fast ferry to Mykonos. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon discovering the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Acropolis and beyond

Days 10 & 11

Mykonos: At Leisure

Enjoy two full days at leisure on this popular island, known as an international hotspot for jetsetters. 

 

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

From the moment you arrive on Mykonos, you'll feel right at home among the iconic white houses, windmills and chapels, plus spectacular beaches and great shops. Explore the town's winding narrow streets, visit the Church of Panagia Paraportiani or enjoy a drink at Little Venice. In the evening, head out to one of the island's lively bars and clubs.
 

Meal(s): 2 Breakfasts
Acropolis and beyond

Day 12

Mykonos - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the Mykonos airport for your local flight to Athens and board your flight home

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Acropolis and beyond

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Polis Grand Hotel(or similar)
Olympia, Greece
Hotel Olympic Village(or similar)
Delphi, Greece
Hermes Hotel(or similar)
Kalabaka, Greece
Orfeas Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Alkistis Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Titania Hotel(or similar)
Olympia, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalabaka, Greece
Grand Meteora Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Leto Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
NJV Athens Plaza(or similar)
Olympia, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalabaka, Greece
Grand Meteora Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

April 2 to October 15, 2020
Tour operates: Friday. Itinerary is based on Thursday departures.

MORE TO KNOW

This tour does not offer guaranteed accommodations.

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum:

  • Half-day morning tour
  • April to October
  • Daily service
  • English/French Departure at 8:45 am – return at 1:30 pm

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Fast ferry: numbered air seat
Local flights (Mykonos to Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage 23 kg; 1 piece of hand luggage 8 kg

 

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.