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Classical Greece with Island Hopper

About Greece

From picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic ruins, this vacation is a classic. In Athens, where you will visit the Acropolis; in ancient Corinth, Mycenae, and Epidaurus to Olympia and Delphi, with a special visit to the Archaeological Museum, spectacular ancient history will unfold. Special highlights are a cooking demonstration to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer in Olympia, and a dance lesson in Delphi to learn the steps of the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of traditional Ouzo. Enjoy a whole afternoon in the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit Varlaam Monastery, famous for its frescoes, and St. Stephen’s, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view. Next is Thermopylae, site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. Drive past the ancient sites of Thebes and Marathon on your way back to Athens. Then, enjoy two 3-night stays on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, with special highlights: tastes of the Mykonian dessert Amygdalota and the traditional Ouzo, while enjoying the local atmosphere. Included: high-speed express ferry crossings and flight back to Athens for a final overnight.

City Highlights

ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTH Guided visit of the excavationsMYCENAE 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; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizerDELPHI Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of OuzoMETEORA AREA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s MonasteriesTHERMOPYLAE Guided visitATHENS-MYKONOS By high-speed ferryMYKONOS Visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki; [LF] taste a traditional Mykonian dessert Amygdalota; dinner at a local restaurantMYKONOS-SANTORINI By high-speed ferrySANTORINI Walking tour; [LF] sample a glass of OuzoSANTORINI-ATHENS By airHeadsets throughout the tour

Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine

Notes

NOTES:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Baggage handling not available on high-speed ferries.

Transportation

Motorcoach; two ferries; internal air. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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