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Athens & Olympia 5 Nights

A chance to discover the capital city and home of the Olympic Games

This tour gives your students a chance to unearth the ancient city of Athens, Greece’s capital city along with the home of the Olympic games in classical times between the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. 

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This tour gives students a chance to spend time in 2 ancient historic locations with the fascinating country of Greece.

Whilst in Athens, you shall get a chance to visit the alluring Acropolis and its monuments. Under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, the rocky hill was transformed into unique monuments of thoughts and the art.

Travelling out of the city you will get a chance to explore Delphi and its attached museum, which will give students a glimpse into the ancient Greek world and beyond as the sanctuary of Apollo and the shrine of his oracle.

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus dates back to the 4th century BC and renowned for its unparalleled acoustics and elegant aesthetics; a wonderful place to visit.

For those interested or studying archaeology, a stop at Mycenae is a must. A fortified late Bronze Age city and the centre of the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak of power, influence and artistic expression.

The ancient site of Olympia is the site of Olympic Games during classical times and were held in honour of Zeus, king of the Gods. This then inspired the beginning of the Modern Olympic Games as we know it which re-started in 1896 in its original birthplace.

This tour is packed full of wonderful sites, ruins and museums that opens the minds of students of all ages to the wonderful classical world of Greece.

“Charli made the process of arranging this trip so much easier. The attention to detail and understanding of what we required made this a rewarding trip for all who attended”

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A chance to explore 2 historic and ancient locations in one trip.

ITINERARY

  • DAY *1*

    Depart on a flight from the UK and arrive into Athens.
    You will be met by a local representative and be transferred to your accommodation where you will spend the next 3 nights.
    Settle into your hotel and enjoy your first evening meal of the trip.

  • DAY *2*

    Your first full day of the trip will be spent exploring this historic capital city. The morning will be spent on-board a local coach with a professional guide driving around seeing the main sights and landmarks of Athens.

    Your afternoon will be spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Acropolis.
    Your evening will be spent at leisure in your accommodation after your dinner is served.

  • DAY *3*

    Today will be spent visiting Delphi’s site and museum. It’s the site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle and the attached museum is one of the most visited in Greece.
    A guide will join you for the day for you to make the most of these 2 visits.

  • DAY *4*

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart your hotel in Athens and visit both the sights of atmospheric hilltop ruins of Mycenae and the archaeological treasure of Epidaurus.
    A local guide will join for today’s activities before you arrive at your overnight hotel in Olympia.

  • DAY *5*

    After breakfast, along with your local guided, you will travel to Olympia, an ancient Greek site which was the location of the original Olympic Games that were hosted in the 8th century BC.
    Afterwards, you will travel back to Athens for your final night in Greece.

  • DAY *6*

    You will depart your accommodation and be transferred back to Athens airport in time for your return flight back to the UK.

To begin the planning of this wonderful tour then call us today on 01384 398 893.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Return flights from UK to Athens
  • Private coach throughout
  • 5 nights half board
  • Visits as suggested in itinerary
  • Free itinerary booking service
  • 1:10 free places for supervising staff

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

Call us now on
01384 398 888
or email us to discuss your requirements further

WHAT’S EXTRA?

  • Travel insurance (if required)
  • Packed lunches

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