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An Introduction to Ancient Greece

A seven night tailor-made holiday

For the perfect introduction to Ancient Greece, our tailor-made itinerary will take you from Athens via the Athenian Riviera at Cape Sounio to Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus, including spectacular ancient theatres, temples and archaeological sites. 

Day 1: Arrival in Athens

Fly into Athens where you will be met by your Kirker driver for the short transfer to the Hotel Grande Bretagne.

Day 2 & 3: Athens and the Acropolis

Explore Athens in the company of an expert local guide including visits to the Acropolis and the iconic Parthenon, the striking modern Acropolis Museum which houses many of the most precious relics from the site itself, the Temples of Hephaistos and the Theatre of Dionysus. 

Day 3: Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon

Escape from the city for a day trip to the Athenian riviera at Cape Sounio, a popular destination for well-heeled locals who come here to enjoy sea views, fresh air and delicious seafood. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Aegean and visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon. 

Day 4: Corinth Canal and Nafplion

Checking out of you hotel, you will be met by your driver for the journey to Nafplion, a fascinating former Venetian town on the Peloponnese coastline, where you will stay at the charming Hotel Amphytrion. On the way you will stop at the ancient city of Corinth to see the famous canal and the archaeological site in the company of an expert local guide. 

Day 5: Nemea

Today you will visit the ancient city of Nemea. Famous for its connection to the legend of Hercules as well as its stadium - the Nemean Games used to be held here (a parallel to the more famous Olympic Games). You will see the Temple to Zeus and visit the Nemea Museum as well as the stadium itself. 

Day 6: Mycanae and Epidaurus

Excursion to the archaeological site of Ancient Mycenae (which dates back to around 1300-1200BC). It was made famous by the epic poems Odyssey and Iliad as King Agamemnon is said to have ruled here. You can visit the beehive tombs of warriers (said to be Agamemnon and his wifr) as well as the fortified citadel. 

In the afternoon continue to Epidaurus, the ruins of an Ancient Greek theatre built in 4th century BC, renowned for exceptional acoustics, and also home to the sanctuary of Asklepios (the Greek god of healing and medicine). 

Day 7

You will be met at the hotel for you private transfer back to Athens airport. 

Price from £2,956 per person for seven nights including flights, transfers, 3 nights' accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, entrace tickets to the Acropolis Museum, 4 nights' accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel Amphytrion and the services of the Kirker Concierge.