OVERVIEW

Explore the wonders of ancient Greece, focusing on the famous mainland’s cities. You will travel from Athens to the monastery community of Meteora and finally Thessaloniki. Get your camera ready for this journey that will take you through the beauty and diversity of mainland Greece.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

DAY 2: PARLIAMENT SQUARE / NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM / MT. LYCABETTUS

  • After meeting your JE Tour Director at the airport you will transfer by coach to your hotel.
  • Parliament Building & Changing of the Guard
  • National Archeological Museum
  • Dinner

DAY 3: AREOPAGUS HILL / ANCIENT AGORA / ACROPOLIS / LOCAL MARKET

  • Breakfast
  • Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill)
  • Ancient Agora
  • Lunch
  • Acropolis: Temple of Athena, Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Shopping at the Monastiraki Flea Market or The Central Market
  • Dinner

Tonight your group may opt to return to the Agora area for a night view of the Acropolis!

DAY 4: ATTEND LOCAL CHURCH / PLAKA DISTRICT / TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS AREA

  • Breakfast
  • Attend a local Church
  • Lunch
  • Arch of Hadrian, the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the site of the first modern Olympic Games.
  • Arch of Hadrian, the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the site of the first modern Olympic Games.
  • Shopping in the Plaka district
  • Dinner

Tonight your group may opt to attend a traditional dance or theater performance – ask for prices!

DAY 5: ANCIENT CORINTH

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Ancient Corinth
  • The Archaeological Museum, the Forum, the Acrocorinth, and the famous Bema.
  • Lunch
  • A quick trip to Cenchreae, the seaport of Corinth on your way to Olympia.*
  • Dinner

*Should weather allow, your group may wish to swim at Loutra Oraias Elenis, a beach named after its most famous visitor, Helen of Troy!

DAY 6: OLYMPIA / DELPHI

  • Breakfast
  • Ancient Excavations of the Olympic Games  and Archeological Museum of Ancient Olympia
  • Depart for Delphi
  • Lunch along the way to Delphi
  • Walk on the Sacred Way, the Athenian Treasury, the Temple of Apollo, and the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Dinner

DAY 7: METEORA / THESSALONIKI

  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Meteora
  • Lunch in Kalabaka
  • View the monasteries of Meteora
  • Depart for Thessaloniki
  • Check into the group’s hotel
  • Dinner

DAY 8: THESSALONIKI

  • Breakfast
  • Tour Thessaloniki: White Tower, the Byzantine walls of the Acropolis, the Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda.
  • Lunch
  • You will also visit two of the city’s oldest and most admired Christian churches, the Hagios Demetrios and Hagios Sophia.
  • Explore the Thessaloniki port area with its many markets, shopping, and great food on your last day.
  • Dinner

DAY 9: TRAVEL DAY

STAY LONGER?

  • Add 1-3 Days and do a Greek Islands Cruise!

MEDIA

WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

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