Classical Greece and Zakynthos Island 4 days tour

Uncover the Wonderful Secrets of Greece: Argolis, Olympia, and Zakynthos Island

Are you in search of a one-of-a-kind travel adventure that will amaze you with its ancient history and stunning natural beauty? Then consider exploring the gorgeous Corinth canal, Epidaurus theater, Olympia, and Zakynthos Island in Greece. These lesser-known treasures provide a wonderful mix of historical significance, cultural richness, and awe-inspiring scenery that will ensure an unforgettable vacation.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Destinations: Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Zakynthos, Athens
Region: Peloponnese, Argolis, Ionian Islands, Attica
Accommodation: Olympia, Zakynthos
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1- to 99-year-old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of the Classical Greece and Zakynthos Island 4-Days Tour

  • Day 1: Athens or Port of Piraeus, Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia
  • Day 2: Olympia, Kyllini Port, Zakynthos Island
  • Day 3: Zakynthos Island
  • Day 4: Zakynthos, Athens
  • Day 5: Optional Customized

  • Experience the wonders of the Peloponnese Peninsula and Zakynthos Island on a four-day tour that includes visits to major archaeological sites.
  • Explore Zakynthos Island, known for its stunning blue skies, beach tavernas, turquoise sea, the enchanting sound of cicadas, and the refreshing scents of pine and herbs.
  • Visit Zakynthos Island with its blue skies, beach tavernas, turquoise sea, the buzz of cicadas, and the scent of pine and herbs.
  • Don’t miss the chance to see the Beach of Shipwreck (Navagio) and the renowned blue caves in Zakynthos.
  • During the tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, and Olympia, the historic birthplace of the Olympic Games, in addition to Zakynthos Island.
  • The private tour will conveniently pick you up from your hotel in Athens or cruise ship at the Port of Piraeus.
  • An experienced English-speaking tour driver guide with a great understanding of Greek history and culture!

Embark on a journey through the antiquities of Classical Greece and uncover the wonders of Zakynthos Island. Dive into the history of this ancient civilization and soak in the breathtaking landscapes of Zakynthos, known for its cliff diving and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this enchanting destination for a truly unforgettable experience. If you wish to 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 including the majestic island of Zakynthos.

Corinth Canal: A Marvel of Engineering
In the beautiful country of Greece, you will find the Corinth Canal, a remarkable example of human creativity and engineering marvel. This narrow channel, which runs through the Isthmus of Corinth, has a fascinating past and still enchants tourists from all corners of the globe.

Exploring the Secrets of Epidaurus Theater
Nestled in the stunning beauty of Greece is a special treasure that has endured for centuries – the Epidaurus Theater. This ancient amphitheater, constructed in the 4th century BC, still mesmerizes spectators with its magnificent design and flawless sound quality.

Uncover the enchanting allure of Nafplion: a well-kept secret in Greece.
Nafplion is a charming town nestled on the east coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, just waiting to be discovered. This hidden treasure boasts stunning beauty, a storied past, and a lively atmosphere, making it a one-of-a-kind destination for adventurous travelers.

Mycenae: Discovering the Secrets of the Ancient City of Mycenae
Are you intrigued by stories of ancient civilizations, epic battles, and grand palaces? If you are, then get ready to explore the captivating world of Mycenae, a renowned city in ancient Greece that has fascinated historians and archaeologists for generations.

Olympia: The Birthplace of the Olympic Games
Nestled in the serene Peloponnese region of Greece, Olympia is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Walk in the footsteps of ancient athletes in the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and the ancient stadium where the first Olympic Games were held. Immerse yourself in the rich history and mythology of this sacred site, and don’t forget to visit the fascinating Archaeological Museum to see artifacts from the ancient games.

Zakynthos Island: Paradise on Earth
Known for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and dramatic cliffs, Zakynthos Island is a paradise for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the iconic Shipwreck Beach, swim in the mesmerizing Blue Caves, and spot loggerhead sea turtles at Laganas Bay. Don’t miss the chance to visit the picturesque mountain villages and taste the delicious local cuisine while enjoying the laid-back island vibes.

Unveiling the Mystical Beauty of Peloponnese: A Hidden Gem in Greece

Corinth Canal Greece
Corinth Canal Greece

The Famous Corinth Canal

Join us bright and early for the start of our adventure, whether you prefer to set off from Athens or the Port of Piraeus.

As we journey along the coast, brace yourself for the stunning vistas where the Aegean and Ionian Seas unite. The merging of these two bodies of water offers a mesmerizing spectacle that will truly take your breath away. Immerse yourself in historical insights as our expert driver shares fascinating facts about Corinth Canal. This knowledge will deepen your appreciation for the historical importance of this famous waterway.

Completed in 1893, the Corinth Canal is a 6.4-kilometer-long and 21.4-meter-wide passage that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.

Epidaurus: A Glimpse into Ancient Greek Architecture

epidaurus theater
The Ancient Theater of Epidaurus

The Architectural Wonder of Epidaurus Theater

During our private tour, we will visit the famous ancient theater of Epidaurus renowned for its outstanding acoustics and impressive preservation.

Built in the 4th century BC, this theater is located in a beautiful area surrounded by lush greenery. In the summer, it becomes a center for cultural events such as plays and concerts.

Join us and witness these marvels in person.

Nafplion: Discover the Enchanting Beauty!

Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion
Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion

Unveiling the Beauty of Nafplion

During your private tour, you will delve into the enchanting town of Nafplion, formerly the prestigious capital of Greece. Enjoy a delicious lunch and explore the charming cobblestone streets lined with quaint shops and a picturesque seaside walkway.

Take in the awe-inspiring sights of the historic fortress of Mpourtzi and the panoramic views of Argolis. Nafplion has a rich history as the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Greece from 1821 to 1834. Additionally, you will ascend to the top of Acronafplia fortress for breathtaking views and photo opportunities of Nafplion.

And that’s not all; your tour will also take you to the top of the town’s crowning jewel, the fortress of Acronafplia, where you can capture stunning photos of Nafplion, the Palamidi fortress, the fortress of Mpourtzi, and the entire splendor of the Argolic Gulf.

Mycenae: Discovering the Enigmas of Perceus Mycenae

The Lion’s Gate At Mycenae
The Lion’s Gate At Mycenae

The Enigmatic History of Mycenae

Are you familiar with Mycenae? This historic dig site is full of secrets and offers a glimpse into the past. Come along as we explore the captivating realm Mycenae and reveal its buried treasures.

After enjoying the beautiful city of Nafplion, your adventure will lead you to the historic city of Mycenae.

Delving into the ancient ruins of Mycenae offers a captivating glimpse into the intriguing history of King Agamemnon and his lineage. The impressive Royal Tombs and massive Cyclopean Walls offer a unique perspective on the grandeur of this ancient society.

The iconic Lion’s Gate serves as a tribute to the architectural brilliance of that era. A visit to the Museum of Mycenae deepens your understanding of the artifacts and treasures discovered at this archaeological site, bringing the past to vibrant life for visitors. As evening approaches, you will journey to Olympia for a relaxing evening and leisurely night’s stay.

Olympia: Discovering the Rich History of Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia
Ancient Olympia

Olympia: Home of Champions

Prepare to be amazed on the second day as you visit the archaeological site of Olympia, where the Olympic Games were born. Witnessing the remains of the original north wall of the stadium where ancient athletes competed will transport you back in time and allow you to appreciate the rich history of the Olympic Games. Dive deeper into this experience by exploring the Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Games Museum, gaining a greater insight into the cultural importance and lasting legacy of this historic sporting event.

Experience the excitement of the first Olympic game, the 200 meters run, where the marble starting blocks are still in place. Get ready to run! Olympia, located near the west coast of the Peloponnese, became the most important religious and athletic center in Greece. After visiting Olympia, we will head to Kyllini Port to board the ferry departing around 03.15 PM to reach Zakynthos Island. We will arrive at the port of Zakynthos around 04.15 PM (approximately after 1 hour). Check-in at your hotel and explore the center of Zakynthos. Enjoy a traditional tavern dinner and spend the night in Zakynthos.

Zakynthos: Discover the Magic of Island

With over 7,000 species of flowers, some of the world’s most stunning sea caves, and the location of some incredible daredevil antics over the years, it’s not hard to understand why many consider Zakynthos one of the top natural wonders of the world. Reach in history and an amazing landscape, great care is taken on the island to protect two endangered animal species, namely the Caretta caretta sea turtle and the monachus-monachus seal.


Zakynthos: Nature’s Gem

In the morning, set off for Zakynthos Marina to board the local traditional cruise ship, a great way to discover the island. The cruise sets sail at 9:00 AM and returns around 5:00 PM. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Ocean under a brilliant blue sky as we make our first stop at the enchanting Blue Caves. These caves exhibit a mesmerizing turquoise hue that transforms into emerald, green when sunlight touches the water, creating a stunning color display. The next highlight of our cruise is the renowned Shipwreck (Navagio), known worldwide for its breathtaking beauty as we enter the cove with its deep, clear blue waters.

Join us for a relaxing 1.5-hour swim during our excursion. We’ll also make a 10-minute photo stop at Porto Vromi before heading to the stunning Agalas Caves and Keri Caves. Take your time to admire the beauty of nature. Our next destination is Turtle Island, where you’ll have a great opportunity to capture the beauty of Laganas and Kalamaki Gulf, home to turtles swimming in the clear waters. These gentle creatures are large but friendly, allowing you to swim alongside them safely. We’ll then anchor at St. Nickolas in Basilikos for about an hour for another fantastic swim experience. Dive right in for a refreshing swim session.

In the afternoon, around 5:00 PM, we will head back to the Marina. After that, we will drive back to your hotel. You will have the evening to yourself to relax. Enjoy your night in Zakynthos.

Travel To Athens

rio-antirio bridge
Rio-Antirio Bridge

Discover the Charm of Picturesque Greece

Greece, a country blessed with stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, is a paradise for travelers seeking beauty and adventure. In this blog post, we will delve into the picturesque beauty of Greece and why it should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

One of the most popular ways to travel from Zakynthos to Kyllini is by ferry. There are several ferry companies operating on this route, offering both conventional and high-speed ferries.

Heading back to Athens: Once we reach Kyllini port on Peloponnese and the day is coming to a close, our exclusive tour of Zakynthos Island wraps up with a journey back to Athens. You can decide whether you would like to be taken to your hotel or another spot in Athens of your choice in the early evening.

Visit Zante (Zakynthos Island) the Fioro di Levante (the flower of the East) as it was called by the Venetians! If you want a personalized experience designed especially for you, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re into architecture, food, public art & murals, sun & beach heritage, or simply history, we have everything you need.

As tour guides, we love the chance to lead private tours and show our new friends around in a relaxed setting. It’s something we truly enjoy. For visitors, it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with a proud local and make special memories. Over the years, families, friends, couples, and solo travelers looking for a more personal travel experience have chosen Athens Tours Greece as their go-to guide and have fallen in love with our country.

Bellow our suggestion! Unique Tailor-Made Tour of Zakynthos Island!

Zakynthos Navagio
Zakynthos Navagio

Customized Tour of Zakynthos Crafted for You!

Breakfast and today you will discover Zakynthos Island in a Custom Road Tour in the Comfort of Your Vehicle! “Discuss with your tour driver to plan and personalize the following recommendations for a memorable experience!” We’ve compiled a list of the most photographed spots on the island of Zakynthos. Here are some Instagram must-see locations!

St. Dionysis Church, Zakynthos Town ‘Dionysis Solomos Square’, Bochali Zakynthos Town, Xigia Sulphur Beach, Northern Viewpoint, Katastari, Makris Gialos Caves, Mikro Nisi, Blue Caves North, Navagio Shipwreck, Exo Olive Tree, Giri Traditional Stone Village, Loucha Village Valley, Korakonisi Island, Lithakia Viewpoint,
Keri Caves & Myzithres Viewpoint, Marathonisi Viewpoint,
Cameo Island.

Swim in the waters of fantastic beaches! Enjoy the beautiful beaches around Laganas and Banana, which offer great tourist amenities. Kalamaki is less developed, while Agios Nikolaos and Agios Sostis are popular with young people and water sports enthusiasts. For a peaceful and untouched beach experience, head to Gerakas for its stunning natural landscape.

Evening at leisure! Overnight in Zakynthos.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • 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 Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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