Classical Greece Tour, 4 days private tour in Greece; If you wish to escape everyday life and see the best of Greece, you should not miss the chance for our Classical Greece Tour, which is a 4 days private tour in Greece.
During the Classical Greece tour, you will be visiting famous archaeological sites and museums, experiencing on your own what once was glorious classical Greece. The essential sites of this private sightseeing tour in Greece include, among others, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora.
Itinerary of the 4 days Classical tour in Greece:
Athens – Corinth canal – Epidaurus – Mycenae – Olympia – Patras – Rio Bridge – Nafpaktos – Galaxidi – Itea – Delphi – Kalampaka – Meteora – Athens
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Highlights of the Classical Greece Tour, 4 days private tour in Greece
- The four days tour includes the major archaeological sites of Central Greece and the Peloponnese Peninsula
- You will be driving along the picturesque and beautiful countryside in Greece
- You will get to visit the important sites of Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Delphi, as well as Olympia, the original birthplace of the Olympic Games
- You will see the largest bridge in Europe, in Rio – Antirio
- The private tour will take you from your hotel in Athens or cruise ship in the Port of Piraeus
- Your driver will be an experienced, English-speaking tour driver who will drive you safely during your private 4-day tour
- The Classical Greece tour is fully customizable to meet your specific, personal needs
- As a cruise tour, it is highly recommended for cruise passengers visiting Athens
Description of the 4 days private Classical tour in Greece
Day 1: Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia
The Classical Greece tour starts early in the morning in Athens or the Port of Piraeus. The driver will drive you from the scenic coastal road of Athens towards Corinth so that you can admire the lovely views of the sea where the Aegean and Ionian Seas meet.
After a drive of an hour and a half, you will be reaching the Corinth Canal, which connects two seas and offers breathtaking views.
Soon afterward the private tour will continue towards Epidaurus, where you will see the best-preserved ancient theater in Greece, famous for its acoustics.
The theater of Epidaurus is located amidst lush greenery and is the focal point of the cultural events during summer, with theatrical plays and music concerts.
The private tour will travel you later on towards the picturesque town of Nafplion that used to be the first capital of Greece. There, you will enjoy your lunch and have time to wander around its cobblestone paths that will bring you to small shops or to the spectacular promenade by the sea, that offers you a view of the fortress of Mpourtzi and the nearby towns of Argolis.
You will also visit the fortress of Acronafplia, which over crowns the town, and take amazing pictures of Nafplion, the Palamidi fortress, the fortress of Mpourtzi, and the entire Argolic Gulf.
After Nafplion, you will head towards Mycenae that used to be one of the major state cities in ancient years. At Mycenae, you will see the Royal Tombs of King Agamemnon and his family, the immense Cyclopean Walls and Lion’s Gate, as well as the Museum of Mycenae, located in the archaeological site, with important artifacts from the Mycenaean Civilization.
In the afternoon you will head towards Olympia where you have a free evening and overnight.
Day 2: Olympia, Rio, Antirio, Nafpaktos, Delphi
The second day of the tour starts with a visit to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
You will feel fortunate to see the actual site of the Olympic Games that used to be the greatest festival in ancient Greece and remains till today the most prestigious sports event in the world.
In the archaeological site, you will see the sanctuary of Zeus and the original stadiums of the Games. If you wish so, you can test yourself by running the original running track of Olympia.
You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Museum of the Olympic Games.
The Classic Tour to Greece will then drive you towards Rio and you will cruise (15 minutes) the Corinthian Gulf to Antirio. On the way admire the largest bridge in Europe and the longest cable-supported bridge in the world with a continuous deck of 2,250 meters, that connects the Peloponnese Peninsula with Central Greece. The driver will take you to Delphi (which was believed to be the center of the known world). Free rest of the day. Optional visit to the picturesque village of Arachova, where you can enjoy a typical and tasteful mountain dinner. Overnight at Delphi.
Day 3: Delphi, Kalambaka
The third day of the tour starts with a visit to the archaeological site of Delphi, the famous sanctuary of God Apollo. Here is where God gave his oracles and would influence all the events and lives of people that came to Delphi to ask for advice.
You will have ample time to visit the Museum of Delphi that houses some of the most impressive statues in Greece, such as the Naxian Sphynx and the bronze Charioteer. You will also visit the Temple of Apollo, and the temple of Athens Pronea in Gymnasium, which is one of the highlights of Delphi. The tour then will drive you towards Kalambaka, which is a small town resting at the feet of the Suspended Rocks of Meteora and the Monasteries of Meteora.
You will be reaching Kalambaka late in the afternoon, so you can enjoy your dinner and evening (free). Overnight at Kalambaka or Kastraki village.
Day 4th: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens
The fourth day of the tour will bring you to the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora, built on the top of the huge rocks. This is one of the most imposing sites you have ever seen and breaths history and beauty at the same time.
After the visit to the Monasteries, you will have your lunch at Kalambaka and the tour will start heading back to Athens. On the way back you will pass by Thermopylae, the famous Hot Gates, where the Spartans and Persians met in the famous battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.
The Classical Greece tour ends driving back to Athens. You will be arriving at your hotel or any other place you want in Athens late in the afternoon.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Olive oil tasting fee (olive oil tasting tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverage
- Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of the tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by-state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August, and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed