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  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Vergina, Pella, Veria, Dion

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Embark on the most comprehensive tour of mainland Greece

  • Visit the magnificent Monasteries of Meteora
  • Explore the sites of Alexander the Great’s Macedonia, and the northern city of Thessaloniki
  • See the picturesque waterfalls of Edessa
  • Visit Aristotle’s School
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion for a short stop. Drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, through central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megolopolis. Overnight Olympia.

Meals Included:
Dinner

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea. Overnight Delphi.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing Meteora Monasteries. Overnight Kalambaka.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Visit Meteora with its striking scenery. Perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air stand ageless Monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the astonishing valley of the longest river in Greece, Haliacmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece. Overnight Thessaloniki.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast see the city that, throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire, was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. See unique sites like the White Tower, Roman Forum, Ottoman Market, St. Demetrius’ Church and the Byzantine Walls. A short walking tour includes the ruins from the Palace and Arch of Galerius, and a visit to the famous Rotunda (built as a temple and transformed into a church, with fine Early-Christian mosaics). Rest of the day is free to explore Thessaloniki’s lively centre. Overnight Thessaloniki.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, depart for historical Macedonia. First stop is at picturesque Edessa to see the town’s famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Proceed to Naoussa, to a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle’s School, the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Drive to Vergina and visit the unique museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander’s father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Travel to Veria to visit Saint Paul’s Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish neighbourhood and the colourful market area. A walk in a city where past is present and around. Return to Thessaloniki. Overnight Thessaloniki.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas. Visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of the Greek Mythology). On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi. Pass by Lamia and Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument from across the road). Arrive into Athens in the evening. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Licensed English speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

6 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary

Passport or visa fees

Drinks with meals

Hotel taxes & service charges

Climate Resilience Levy and/or additional taxes

Tips for baggage handling

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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2025
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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Europa Hotel Olympia
Drouva st. 1, Olympia, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 26240 22650
Rating
4.5
Europa Hotel Olympia
Amalia Hotel Olympia
27065, Olympia, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 26240 22190
Rating
3.5
Amalia Hotel Olympia
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Apollonos Street, Delphi, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 22650 82101
Rating
4
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Amalia Kalambaka Hotel
Theopetra, 42200 Kalambaka, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 24320 72216
Rating
4
Amalia Kalambaka Hotel
Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki
Monastiriou 305, Thessaloniki, 54628
Tel: +30 23105 49000
Rating
4
Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore, coach changes may be required. Sequence of the tour is subject to change. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece are closed Jan 1, Mar 25, Apr 16, May 1, Dec 25 & Dec 26, 2023 and Jan 1, Mar 25, May 1, May 5, Dec 25 & Dec 26, 2024. Additional dates may be added.

Ladies visiting the Monastery are required to wear a skirt whilst gentlemen are required to wear long trousers.

FAQ’s

In some tours we list multiple hotels in the same class and destination. We do so as to display the most common hotels we use on our tour. As always, these hotels are a guide only and subject to change. Where we need to use a different hotel than that which we list, we endeavour to use hotels with a similar class.

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Reviews for Grand Tour of Greece

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Sophia & Anthony Santamaria
Thank you to Jerry

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

My husband and I were booked on a lovely 4 day Classic Tour of Greece through our agent Helloworld. Unfortunately on the 3rd night my husband became seriously ill and required medical attention. Thomas, our guide very kindly took us to the medical clinic in Kalambaka and from there Anthony was transferred by ambulance to the General Hospital in Trikala. The very next morning I had a message from Jerry Theodossis of Sun Island Tours enquiring about my husband's health. Jerry was amazing - he went over and above anything I would have expected - he arranged for transport on a Go Tour bus back to Athens (if needed) and organised retrieval of our bags in the hotel in Athens to the hospital my husband had been transferred to in Larissa. It was 3 weeks before we were able to travel and return to Athens but we were so impressed with Jerry and the assistance and support he gave to us, we visited him in his office in Athens to say THANK YOU personally. Jerry takes great pride in his role of welcoming guests to Athens and environs and ensures it is a positive and memorable experience for all. We highly recommend this tour and hope to be able to complete it one day. Sophia & Anthony Santamaria
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Carol Marchant
My sister and I recently booked a holiday in Greece

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

My sister and I recently booked a holiday in Greece through Clinton Turk at FlightCentre, Toowong, Queensland (Australia). Clinton liaised with your colleague(s) at Sun Island Tours and again with Sunquest Tours in Athens. We would just like to express our gratitude as the two weeks were amazing. Your assistance with the accommodation, transfers, tours etc were excellent. We had chosen to stay at Hotel Adrian in the Plaka, Athens, due to its ratings, reviews and position. The staff were very courteous and the breakfast they offer on the rooftop overlooking the Acropolis with its fresh orange juice and coffee made it perfect. Your assistance made everything work like Clockwork. The same applies to the hotel Tzekos in Santorini, with its view of the Caldora. There were lots of stairs but walking up and down enabled us to justify the cocktails. What an amazing island. We hired a moped and explored the island ourselves. The hotels you chose near Olympia and Delphi were amazing too. We had the best position and View! (Other people on the tour who had obviously booked elsewhere, went to another hotel...but ours was, as I said, the best. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and handled us all well. Delphi is a must see, as is Meterora. Thanks also for the Hydrofoil bookings and transfers.
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Alexandra Toubia
We had an amazing time

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

We had an amazing time on this trip, so affordable and a great way to coordinate accommodation without stress at beautiful hotels.

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Grand Tour of Greece

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From $2,304 AUD $2,426 AUD SAVE $122 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Vergina, Pella, Veria, Dion

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Greece
Speak to our Greece Expert - Katie

Katie is Greece. She’s travelled to over 30 Greek Islands and regions, going back every year to discover new destinations.

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