Explore the places that shaped Western civilization on this immersive tour of mainland Greece. Explore Athens, Europe’s oldest city, from the Acropolis to the Plaka. Travel through history visiting Nauplia, Mystras, Delphi, and Thessaloniki. Reflect on the impact of time and the influence of tradition by exploring the most ancient to the most modern design, including the National Archeological Museum and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center designed by Renzo Piano; the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aigai; and the viticultural innovation in the Naoussa wine region. Learn about the rich history of ancient sites and the creative minds behind the country’s modern buildings on this in-depth tour through Greece.
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An urban resort, the Fresh Hotel in Athens is a stylish hotel with minimal lines, vibrant colors, and an unforgettable feeling of calmness. Spoil yourself in the sauna, enjoy a cocktail at the Air Lounge roof bar or get fit in the well equipped gym.
Situated right at the entrance of Nafplion town, the Amalia Nauplia was built with respect to the town’s culture and architecture, a neoclassical building with 170 luxurious guest rooms. Enjoy the spacious surroundings of beautiful gardens and a lounge with a fireplace.
Ideally located by the city of Patras, the Achaia Beach Bauhaus building in Rio is on the beach-front and offers amazing views of the sea and of the Rion Bridge and mountains.
In the Delphi region, the Amalia Hotel Delphi is at the foot of mount Parnassus and offers panoramic views from the green valley, all the way to the sea, and the beautiful town of Galaxidi. All guest rooms have natural light through windows, terraces, or balconies.
Located at the foot of Meteora, the Grand Hotel is the most impressive accommodation in the area and stands out for its unique architecture and fine aesthetics. Warmly styled rooms feature wood accents, balconies, and rock views.
Located in the new harbor area, the MET Hotel in Thessolinki, is in one of the city’s most lively quarters. This contemporary hotel features a full slate of modern amenities and personalized services. Enjoy the top class spa and the rooftop pool and bar.
What to expect
Airfare and air departure taxes and fees if purchasing a land-only package; baggage fees and excess baggage fees; airport transfer fees (if airfare is not purchased through Go Ahead Tours); passport/visa fees; meals not specified in the itinerary; personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, room service, and meals not specified in the itinerary; gratuities other than specified; travel and trip cancellation insurance; pre or post-tour extensions; other items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or as included.
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