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Exploring Classical Greece from Athens

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Exploring Classical Greece from Athens
As the cradle of European civilization, Greece is packed with remarkable ancient sights. From open-air theaters where Greek dramas were first performed to majestic temples ruins to the athletic facilities at the site of the first Olympic Games, here are our top picks of ancient sites accessible from Athens, Greece.

Corinth — 52 miles (83 km) from Athens
Though most of Corinth’s ruins date back to the Roman era, the fifth century BC, Temple of Apollo can be traced back to Classical Greece. As well as an archaeological site, Corinth also has an excellent museum. The museum houses lots of significant finds dating from ancient Greece.  

Mycenae — 71 miles (115 km) from Athens
The UNESCO-listed ancient site of Mycenae is spread around the foothills of Mount Agios Ilias and Mount Zara. Between 1600 and 1200 BC, Mycenae was the most powerful kingdom in Greece and was even name-checked by Greek poet Homer, who told of the legend of King Agamemnon of Mycenae leading the Greek forces in the Trojan War.

Epidaurus — 87 miles (140 km) from Athens
The fourth-century BC Epidaurus Theater is the star of the show of this archaeological site in the northern Peloponnese. The 14,000-seater theater has astonishingly good acoustics; even a whisper at stage level can be heard from the seats farthest-up on the hillside. 

Delphi — 110 miles (178 km) from Athens
Set on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, this archaeological complex was said to be home to the legendary Oracle of Delphi, who offered advice to leaders of the classical world from the Sanctuary of Apollo.

Olympia — 193 miles (310 km) from Athens
The site of the world’s first Olympic Games back in 776 BC, this fascinating mountainside complex includes remnants of the old sporting facilities, including a stadium, second-century BC gymnasium, and training hall. It also features structures that predate its time as a sports venue, such as the fifth-century Temple of Zeus. As the ancient Greek sight is a good distance from Athens, it’s best visited as part of a multi-day tour from the capital. 

Lefkadia — 327 miles (527 km) from Athens
One of Greece’s less well-known ancient treasures, the theater of Mieza was discovered in 1922. Though smaller than its Epidaurus counterpart—it would have only hosted an estimated 1,500 audience members—the rock-carved venue is nevertheless fascinating, and has been restored to how it would have appeared back in the third and fourth century BC. It was a key venue in the town of Mieza, the site where Aristotle is said to have taught a young Alexander the Great.
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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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

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Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other top sights, such as the Corinth Canal. Overnight accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfasts, dinners, and coach transport are included. Including a trip to medieval Meteora, this unique ancient Greece tour is great for all history buffs.
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3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

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Explore the rich history of Classical Greece on a 3-day tour departing from Athens. Led by an expert guide, see UNESCO-listed sites such as the Olympia archaeological site and discover the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Venture out on daytime excursions to Olympia, Delphi, and Epidaurus with your historian guide before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, 4-star accommodations.
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  • 3 days
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7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

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Spend seven days in Greece and get an introduction to the country’s classical sites with this grand tour from Athens. Relieve the glory of Ancient Greece with visits to Olympia, Meteora, Delphi, Lefkadia and Thessaloniki. This experience includes round-trip transport, selected meals, the services of a professional guide, six nights of accommodation and entrance fees to all the major museums and archaeological sites.
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  • 7 days
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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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See two of Greece’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites on this 3-day tour of Delphi and Meteora from Athens. First, journey back to ancient Greece on a tour of Delphi, see the magnificent Temple of Apollo and learn about Delphi’s importance as the home of the Pythian Games and the oracle of Apollo. After an overnight in Kalambaka, continue to Meteora to admire the medieval monasteries perched dramatically on the mountaintop. This tour includes accommodation, some meals and round-trip transport from Athens by air-conditioned coach.
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  • 3 days
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$409.33
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

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Combine two popular day tours into one great-value deal with this Athens Super Saver! On your first tour, spend the morning exploring the highlights of Athens including the UNESCO-listed Acropolis and Parthenon, then pay an afternoon visit to the Temple of Poseidon, perched on the sea cliffs of Cape Sounion. The next day, discover more of Greece’s fascinating history with a full-day tour to the ancient city of Mycenae and Epidaurus, home to the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios.
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  • 2 days
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Athens Super Saver: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

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Behold the wonders of classical Greece with this Athens Super Saver, which combines two top-selling tours over two days at one discounted price. Check off Athens’ must-visit ancient sights, from the Acropolis of Athens to the Athena Nike temple, and visit the innovative New Acropolis Museum. Then, travel to the Saronic Gulf coast to visit Mycenae and Epidaurus, two of Ancient Greece’s most spectacular sites, on a day trip. The tours take place across two separate days and can be taken in the order of your choosing.
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  • 2 days
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5-Day Northern Greece Tour: Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Pella, Thermophylae

5-Day Northern Greece Tour: Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Pella, Thermophylae

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Spend five days exploring northern Greece with this comprehensive tour from Athens. Check off the major cities, including Thessaloniki and Delphi, as well as lesser-known towns like Trikala and Amphissa. Visit the UNESCO-listed rock-top monasteries of Meteora, hear about Alexander the Great in Pella, and see the Macedonian tombs of Lefkadia. This experience includes the services of a professional guide as well as transport, selected meals, four nights of accommodation and entrance fees to all the major museums and archaeological sites.
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2-Day Private Trip from Athens to Delphi, Galaxidi and Hosios Loukas Monastery

2-Day Private Trip from Athens to Delphi, Galaxidi and Hosios Loukas Monastery

Behold Delphi, Galaxidi, Hosios Loukas and the wonders of Ancient Greece on this private, 2-day tour from Athens. Stay out of the tourist crush and visit three of Greece’s must-see sights with only your private group and guide in tow. Traverse the timeworn ruins of Delphi and learn about the UNESCO–listed site’s history; wander through the pretty coastal village of Galaxidi; and stand in awe before Hosios Loukas, a stunning monastery of Byzantine construction. Relax with overnight accommodation, transport and select meals included.
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  • 2 days
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$1,530.73
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