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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora provided by Chat Tours

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
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Tour snapshot
See five of Greece’s historical highlights in just four days from Athens
Duration:
4 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Greece’s historical highlights span a wide area, making it difficult to cover them on your own. This tour from Athens groups five together, so you cover more ground on your trip. Visit Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Delphi, and Meteora over four days, with guided tours at each so you delve deeper than you might independently. Accommodation, most meals, and comfortable coach transportation are included to make everything seamless.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Travel easily to Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora by coach
  • Guided tours at each site for a fuller picture than when exploring alone
  • All-in-one tour: 4-star hotels, most meals, and entry fees included
What to expect
On Day 1, board your climate-controlled coach in central Athens and, after seeing the Corinth Canal, venture into the Peloponnese to visit the ancient ruins of Mycenae and Epidaurus, including the latter’s well-preserved theater. After a night’s stay in Nauplia or Olympia (depending on tour dates), Day 2 brings a tour of Olympia, where the ancient Olympics were held, followed by a journey north for an overnight Delphi stay. On Day 3, enjoy a guided tour of mountainside ancient Delphi and a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum before traveling through central Greece to Meteora. After an overnight hotel stay in Kalambaka, spend the morning of Day 4 touring two of Meteora’s extraordinary rocktop monasteries with a guide before returning to the Athens’ starting point where your experience ends. Your tour includes guided tours at each site, 4-star hotel accommodation for three nights, plus free time for lunch (own expense) each day and each evening to enjoy as you wish. Three dinners, three breakfasts, and comfortable coach travel, including pickup and drop-off from selected Athens hotels, are all part of the package.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel easily to Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora by coach
  • Guided tours at each site for a fuller picture than when exploring alone
  • All-in-one tour: 4-star hotels, most meals, and entry fees included
What to expect
On Day 1, board your climate-controlled coach in central Athens and, after seeing the Corinth Canal, venture into the Peloponnese to visit the ancient ruins of Mycenae and Epidaurus, including the latter’s well-preserved theater. After a night’s stay in Nauplia or Olympia (depending on tour dates), Day 2 brings a tour of Olympia, where the ancient Olympics were held, followed by a journey north for an overnight Delphi stay. On Day 3, enjoy a guided tour of mountainside ancient Delphi and a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum before traveling through central Greece to Meteora. After an overnight hotel stay in Kalambaka, spend the morning of Day 4 touring two of Meteora’s extraordinary rocktop monasteries with a guide before returning to the Athens’ starting point where your experience ends. Your tour includes guided tours at each site, 4-star hotel accommodation for three nights, plus free time for lunch (own expense) each day and each evening to enjoy as you wish. Three dinners, three breakfasts, and comfortable coach travel, including pickup and drop-off from selected Athens hotels, are all part of the package.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • entrance tickets in Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, 2 Meteora Monasteries
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
  • Entry/Admission - Epidaurus Archaeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
  • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
Exclusions
  • Lunch meals and drinks
  • Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
  • Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece Corner Amalias & Xenofondos str
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note that overnight on Day 1 may sometimes be in Olympia instead of Nauplia.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port , airport or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • entrance tickets in Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, 2 Meteora Monasteries
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
  • Entry/Admission - Epidaurus Archaeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
  • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
Exclusions
  • Lunch meals and drinks
  • Surcharge : Overnight stay tax Euro 3 per room per night (starting from 01/01/18)
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
  • Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece Corner Amalias & Xenofondos str
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note that overnight on Day 1 may sometimes be in Olympia instead of Nauplia.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port , airport or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 11, 2022
A note from 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
Masks required in the bus and closed museums.
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
12 stops
Day 1
Corinth Canal, Mycenae,...
Day 2
Olympia
Day 3
Delphi
Day 4
Meteora - Kalambaka
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Jane P
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand6 contributions
May 2022
The 4-day Classical Tour we took met all our expectations and lived up to the high reviews that were published. Our guide Demetra was truly excellent. She was clear, precise and very knowledgeable. She kept us entertained on the long bus rides by providing lengthy explanations about Greek history, archeology, mythology, and religion. We were impressed by how graciously yet professionally she handled our group. We were fortunate to be with a group of 12 people, who although complete strangers, turned out to be very compatible. Every stage of of the tour ran smoothly and the hotels were comfortable.
Written May 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TJM
Lebanon, IN5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our guide, Stathis Tsantekides, has been guiding people through Greece for 30 years and has much knowledge and many stories. He makes history come alive starting at an early time and working through Greek mythology and history. His tales are well worth the price.

Breakfasts and dinners are included. The breakfasts selections are very plentiful and the food is fresh. Dinners are fixed meals chosen by the hotels and are not as good as the breakfasts.

The sights we were able to see during this time of the year were wonderful as I’m sure they are during the summer. The difference in traveling during winter though is that they are not as crowded as they would be in the summer. Therefore, pictures are less populated with people and you can choose the composition of the photo easier.

This was a wonderful way to travel through the Greek country reliving history.
Written February 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marionthomson7
Johannesburg, South Africa45 contributions
Dec 2019
I booked this tour on the spur of the moment as my goal was to reach Meteora from where I wanted to continue my vacation in Greece. Little did I know that it would be a life changing experience. Not being much into history and even less into Greek mythology, our tour guide Matthew and driver Alexis from Go Tours made this part of my Greece experience unbelievably enjoyable. Matthew (Ματθαίος) is so interesting and shared his love of Greek history in such a way, that you cannot remain interested. I will value this tour for the rest of my life. Argyris Nikou from Greca Travel had all the patience in the world with all my requests and issues to obtain a visa and they were just all absolutely superb.
Written January 18, 2020
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Natalie A
3 contributions
Aug 2021
As someone who loves ancient Greek history, this was the trip of a lifetime. I traveled solo to Greece and it was a tour of 14 people including myself. My tour guide, Stathis, was extremely knowledgeable and made my trip. He explained the history of every site and also told mythological stories on the bus on the way to different destinations so we knew the history and mythology behind every site we went to. The entire time I felt very comfortable and he always gave us enough time at each site to walk around, take pictures and appreciate Greece's beauty. The restaurants we went to also had amazing food, and the hotels were clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this tour!! (August, 2018)
Written August 2, 2021
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Adventurer186452
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
The sites and accommodations were all first rate! The guide was extremely well informed and had a great sense of humor. My one criticism is this. Her explanations were too long and detailed for a person to take at one time while standing in the heat. Some time to walk around the sites would have been welcome. The day of Olympia we arrived back in town absolutely exhausted only to be told we were being dropped off in a little tourist town for one hour at 5:30. You could almost hear an audible sigh of " oh no" at this point. For this reason we skipped the final day of the tour and returned to Athens despite the financial loss.
Written July 1, 2022
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Megan
Jersey City, NJ5 contributions
Apr 2022
The tour was amazing - it 's a great way to see many of the notable sights without the stress of figuring out the logistics (including the driving!). The tour guide, Joy, was fantastic. So much knowledge and very patient with our questions. The chosen hotels and restaurants were great. Yes, you are on a bus a lot, but they do a great job with making stops so it doesn't feel like forever on a bus. There's also more than enough time at all of the stops. We never felt rushed. Totally worth it!
Written May 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TrailBlazer562978
11 contributions
Jan 2020
Several reviews of tours in Greece have reported dangerous driving, uninterested guides and poor accommodation. The 4-day tour I took with Chat Tours had NO such problems. The guide was generous with her knowledge and enthusiastic about her country. Perhaps she over-talked, trying to tell the group too much. Places visited always interesting and time scheduled good. Of course, Greece is mountainous and if you want to see a lot, it entails some hours in a coach.
Written February 1, 2020
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123Kel123
North Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a wonderful time on this tour. We were on the go a lot but it was worth it as we saw and learnt so much. The museums at all the sights were of a very high quality. I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide Dimitria was very professional, knowledgeable, engaging and friendly . She kept up her motivation and energy even though the tour had some long days. The bus driver was very competent and also very professional.
Written March 8, 2020
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Brian C
2 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We booked the 4-day tour with Chat but were sent out on GoTours without explanation.
The tour was bi-lingual in English and Dutch (we were not forewarned about this) which slowed down and reduced the explanations in critical-time places like museums. There were long visits to shops. We were 23 people going up to 55 for Meteora and still with just one guide and a bi-lingual narrative. Disappointing.
Written June 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joy Z
New York City, NY2 contributions
After reading so many positive reviews about Joy online, when we heard that she was our tour guide, we were very excited. Joy does indeed gives great tours, she’s very passionate and knowledgeable about Greek history and mythology and art. She tells you the stories that accompanies the potentially dry historic sites, and really makes the archaeological tours enjoyable.

So my review is not so much on how she gives the tour, but more so about how she treated our group in particular. We were a group of 12 people taking the 4 day classical tour. My mother and I sat at the second row of seats on the right side of the bus, so right behind the tour guide. My main complaint is that we were not paid much attention to or cared for to the extent that other passengers were. When she’d check up on the group, going seat to seat to ask if everything was alright, our row would systematically be skipped.

At first we thought it was because we sat so close to her that she knew we’d be right there if we had any questions, however this behavior was confirmed by the other members of our group, who sat scattered in the back. Whenever Joy would do a check in, she would neglect the members of our group, ie pass over our seats without a word.

Now this is just a smaller gripe, and we could chalk it up to being too sensitive to something small. However, what really made our trip unpleasant was how she handled a particular request of ours.

We had previously talked to another agent of Chatours who picked us up from the airport about doing a 1-day tour in Athens, as after the 4-day tour we had a tight schedule with only one day left in Athens. The agent who picked our group up, Angelica, said that because of our participation in the earlier tour, we could receive some discount for the 1-day flight. So we asked Joy about this option, and she said that she’d call the office, and ask. Joy seemed reluctant to give us a discount but she said she’d discuss it more with the office.

Two days later, my mother checked in and asked Joy about the offer, and how the negotiations were going. Joy was confused she said: “what? You have to give me the information for your hotel!” My mom told her we already did, and then she realized that she had forgotten to follow up, but instead of telling that to my mom, she instead told her: “oh yes, I told your daughter about it when you were not there” when in fact, she didn’t tell me anything.

Knowing that she had messed up, and lied, and that we had probably found out about it, Joy avoided following up with my mother and I, and instead asked another member of our group about our arrangements, and if we would still be interested in the tour. We were not. (Some of the prices were wildly high, we were looking for transportation back to the airport from our hotel which would have cost $38 x 3 = $114 for 3 taxis, because of the flat rate fee, but they were asking us $220 for just transportation arrangements)

Lastly, when it was time to solicit feedback, she started handing out the envelopes at the back of the bus (probably to skip giving us an envelope), and only handed our group one feedback form. Our group has 3 families, with 4 people and we only received one survey. Meanwhile she gave one couple an envelope each. So 2 surveys were given to this group of 2, that thought very favorably of her while 1 survey was given to a larger group of 12 that had mild grievances.

We had such high praises for Joy after the first two days, but by the fourth day some of her actions left us uneasy and with an unsavory impression. If I had been some other white family on the bus I would have been very ecstatic with the tour experience. It’s worth noting however that our entire group was Chinese, and the treatment extended to us, and to some other Asians on board were not as friendly or warm as that given to the other passengers. Although Joy is a very great storyteller and imparted of information, I would not recommend this tour to other Asians who are sensitive to unequal, preferential treatment of some ethnicities over others.
Written January 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your review! We would like to underline that we never categorize our clients by their nationality, interests or cultures. We offer our services to customers from all around the world and we have a great deal of Asians in our groups. Our professional licensed guides with their great studies would have never kept this position against any client. We strongly believe that it was a misunderstanding. As far as the offer is concerned , guide is not responsible for any negotiation with the office. Her job is to guide and take care of the group. We had given you our offers while we were explaining you the standard costs. We hope that everything is clear . We are looking forward to seeing you again in Athens . Always at your disposal, Angelina Skyla.
Written January 23, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Elementary field trip with angry history teacher.
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Delphi Tour
We met at set location with no issues. Bus was clean & comfortable. Tour guide began immediately explaining the iti
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Delphi and its story
Delphi's archeological site and museum were brought to life through our tour guide Avi's storytelling. He also ente
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Day trip.
I enjoyed the tour. I wish there had been more information shared about local history, geology as we traveled to ea
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Great tour with Effie
Effie Perperi gets 5 stars from our group. Ignore the negative review. She gave us a delightful and informative per
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Good guide, boring tour
Knowledgeable guide and easy trip. But be warned it is 1 hour (each way) of just sitting in a bus as they take you
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Great trip!
This an excellent experience. The guide was very informative and nice. They have a pick-up option so they can pick
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Delphi - Exceptional Site worthy of more than big bus tours allow
Delphi is a spectacular site and absolutely worth your time but think about not taking an organized big bus tour. T
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This is a must do trip!
Avi is simply a superb tour guide! As an archeologist, he brings a passion to the stories and history that was comp
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very good organisation
Very well organised tour; very nice hotel at Kalambaka, nice food; especially very good guides Nancy and Eleni, and
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Disappointing - just visit the Acropolis on your own
The meeting point for the tour was very well organized. Unfortunately, things fell apart from there. Only once the
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Awesome!
Fun trip. Great tour guide, fun atmosphere. Would definitely do again. Amazing site with so much history.
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Not worth it unfortunately
Wasnt worth the price paid. We had a 30mins drive around the centre of athens with some commentary and then went to
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Lovely Drive and Visit to the Ruins
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