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

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

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icon4 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • 4-day Greece tour of Classical Greece attractions
  • See four UNESCO World Heritage sites with an expert guide
  • Explore important archeological sites at Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi
  • Stroll through the Delphi Archaeological Museum and see relics like the Sphinx of Naxos
  • Visit monasteries atop the rock towers of Meteora
  • Overnight accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
3 nights of accommodation
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
entrance tickets in Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
Breakfast (3)
Dinner (3)
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
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10 , Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

Corner Amalias & Xenofondos str

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8:30 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to COVID19 protocols all tourists must have smartphones with headphones and charged batteries to listen their guide in the museums and arch. sites due to the social distancies.
  • Note that overnight on Day 1 may sometimes be in Olympia instead of Nauplia.
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • 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 , students aged 5 to 18 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Port or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CHAT Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora.

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  • "It is worst when there are large crowds - perhaps it would be beneficial to invest in some audio equipment." See review
  • "It is the best way to visit all these site by joining this tour." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Outstanding tour, guide & bus driver
EricaOIrene_W
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Joy was a wealth of information with attention to ancient, legendary & historical details from the moment our bus began its departure from Athens to our return on the 4th day. This trip exceeded my expectations & worth every penny. Niko was an outstanding & skilled bus driver who ensured we traveled safely. Special thanks to Joy & Niko of Chatours for an amazing 4 day tour.
star-5
Very useful journey, I recommend highly!
Dimitar_D
, Sep 2021
Unbelievable clear , emotional, and detailed presentations by the guide Joy! She enriched us with our knowledge about Greek history! Thanks, Joy!
star-5
Wonderful 4 day Classical Greece tour.
LeighAnn_T
, Jul 2021
What a great tour! We learned so much history and Joy was a great tour director. She had a wonderful style that made for a very stress free atmosphere. I would highly recommend this trip for people to learn about the ancient Greeks.
star-5
Excellent 4 day history tour: an in-depth review
Ash_T
, Jul 2021
Greek mythology always fascinated me as a child -and it still does; and when I stumbled upon this excellently-reviewed tour on Viator while planning for my long-awaited, post-Covid-19 vacation, I booked it. With this detailed review, I hope to present my transparent opinion. However, kindly remember that this review is based on my recent experience and different individuals might feel differently. Pick-up from the hotel: I was picked up in a mini-van near my hotel, and was brought to the meeting point after picking-up a few more guests. My big luggage was taken care by the person in-charge and tagged accordingly. From there on, we (all my fellow tour-mates) traveled in a nice tourist bus with our guide. Small feedback for Viator and Chat Tour/tip for future travelers, I contacted Chat Tours for my pick-up location and was promptly replied. I am not sure what would have happened if I didn't do so. So something to keep in mind during your booking. Tourist bus: The bus was not a local transport bus, but rather a tourist, long distance type bus. As a tall person, I welcomed the comfortable leg-room. The air-conditioning was robust and I felt comfortable even while coming back from a 36 degrees Celsius temperature local tour outside. The scenes outside (covered later on) were majestic and the (clean) big windows of the bus allowed to enjoy these views, and to even record videos and take plenty of photographs. Note that in our bus no toilet was there but it was never needed as we made refreshment stops. While the Greek roads were good, the bus still had to climb mountainous roads - while going to Meteora and Delphi, and also had to do long planar stretches of hundreds of kilometers, and no troubles were encountered- the bus was in excellent shape. The scenic route: Remember, this is neither an island hopping tour nor a sight-seeing tour, but rather a tour with its core in history. However, Greece is a very beautiful country and has diverse landscape and flora. I love nature and am a hobby/semi-professional photographer. While traveling, I barely could sleep in the bus as I was constantly in awe looking through the window. Sometimes there was a long coast-line, sometimes there were mountains, most of the times- both. All the tour-sites are located in the remote regions and offer plenty of photo-opportunities. The bus driver: Connected to the previous points, the bus driver was the one who actually made the above points possible. Every day's itinerary required 100 km+ travel on varied terrain and he did it skillfully. Thanks Mikas (sorry for the wrong spelling and pronunciation), you did a nice job. The sites: All sites and museums covered in this 4 day tour are excellently maintained by the Greek government. Since there was a tight schedule, we didn't spend a lot of time on each site and museums, but it was plenty enough. There was sufficient time to stay with the tour guide and learn about the place, chill a bit - like running an Olympics race at the Olympics stadium in Olympia, and take decent amount of photos. To put it simply- enough time as a tourist or hobbyist to know decently about a place, but not enough if you want to learn in-depth for your Masters or PhD (in that case you need plenty of hours and in-fact days). You can read about each site and museum online in-detail. The tour guide: Perhaps the most important here. The tour guide is supposed to play a pivotal role in these types of tours. Before I begin, I must tell you that the Greek government has a very strict policy and examination criteria in officiating tour guides as they present the country's history. This was told to me by a local guide in-progress from another day tour I did in Athens previously. Thus, not anyone can be a official guide, it is a lengthy and tough process. The tour guide on our trip, Joy, is not only an experienced tour guide but also a historian. While visiting the sites, she presented us with the historical facts in chronological orders while keeping them interesting. Since it was a hot summer, on outdoor sites she would move us from tree shade to tree shade while talking about the place. It was simply amazing how she made the mythology and history come alive not only by introducing the facts, but also by giving a glimpse of human psychology, the role of evolving language (and linguistics) played at the time, the role of climate and geography, etc. Since considerable amount of time was spent on the road, she would point out at different sites from the bus and tell us history about it. She is clearly passionate about the history and there were times when I would ask/bombard her with my personal questions about the Greek history and she would answer them patiently, in-depth with equal enthusiasm. Since it was a bilingual tour (English and French), she would switch flawlessly between the two languages. Cheers Joy- you are amazing! The hotels: Since there was an option to select the type of lounging, different people got different options. I can only tell about my lounging. All 3 nights were spent at different Hotel Amalia chain of hotels. The hotels were 4-5 star and well-maintained. My rooms were quite decent. There were 2 occasions when I had troubles and one was sorted out pretty quickly. The hotel staff was very courteous. Every hotel had a pool, and 2 out of 3 nights I enjoyed a good dip after long sightseeing and sitting in bus. The hotels followed a Covid protocol (more about it later), so that was a good thing for me. While the time spent was limited in all hotels due to tight schedule (approximately 12 hours each), it was time well-spent. The food: The hotels we stayed served us breakfasts and dinners. It was always a buffet except one night when it was a 3 course dinner. The serving staff was always polite. The lunches were supposed to be self-purchased at the stops made by the tour. All 4 restaurants on 4 different days were quite decent. The staff there was always hospitable and warm, and served nice, local and decently priced food. In one of the previous reviews here I read that the cooking oil was a problem and I beg to differ as most of the food I ate was cooked in local olive oil (maybe Chat tours changed the restaurant, I don't know). I am a vegan and I don't have an easy time getting food based on my dietary requirements globally. I was pleasantly surprised that the Greek cuisine can be made vegan easily. I had happy shares of food in all places and would tap my tummy after a good meal. However, if I am a bit more critical here and would say that there is a small room of improvement here to be made (compared to the other aspects of this tour). Eating similar food for lunch and dinner could use some creativity. Same things for the restaurants, where 'removing' an item from a cuisine makes it vegan but keeps the price still high as if it was a non-veg item needs some working around. Don't get me wrong here- it is not a problem with this tour (or with Greece), but something I encounter in daily-life while eating outside. During this entire vacation, I carried 2 emergency cans of vegan food with me which were gladly never opened. So good job here as well to both the hotels and the restaurants (with a bit of feedback due to limited menu). A 8 on 10, in point system. The Covid-19 protocol: During the tour, Greece was a green-zone (very low level of risk). Travelers were supposed to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. Most of the fellow travelers were vaccinated so that was encouraging. The face mask was mandatory indoors so we had them on while we were sitting inside the bus, in a restaurant, in museums or shops, and in hotels (except when in open air like around the pool or while eating). The hotels were following quite strict rules. The towels and slippers provided were plastic packed. The TV remotes (never used) were also plastic wrapped. There were hand sanitizers at obvious places. In buffet system, there were plastic shields and the staff served the food one required. I also saw the staff disinfecting surfaces after use in the dining area and the pools. Conclusion, I was quite happy with the protocol followed. Best of luck Greece! I wish that everyone there stay safe and healthy. Value for money: A very subjective point. I will just say that for me this tour was decently priced. While not cheap, the amount of things it offered (all points above) justified the price for me and I wouldn't mind paying similar price for future tours with similar package content. Fellow tour-mates: I was traveling solo, but thanks to my fellow tour-mates, I never felt left out. While most of the travelers were from the US, the group was still heterogeneous and there were people from everywhere of different age groups. Everyone was very friendly and after spending 3-4 fun-filled days together it was tough to say them good-bye. Thanks a lot all of you - you are amazing! I wish you best of luck again for your future. See you! The Greek hospitality: The conclusive point of this long review. This tour was one of my items of my first (geeky) Greek vacation. I genuinely enjoyed the famous Greek hospitality both before and during this tour. I definitely look forward in future to visit Greece again. - Thanks for reading this in-depth review. I wouldn't had have felt justified if I wrote anything less.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pleasant Tour With Some Issues
Brian_B
, Jul 2021
The tour was listed as “maximum 26 travelers”. Our original group was 21 persons but we were “combined” with other tours that were only completing the last 2 days of our tour, which ran us up to more than 40 persons. I felt this was misleading. The tour was enjoyable, the “First Class” hotels were a bit dated but clean. I really enjoyed Delphi, as the scenery there in the mountains is breathtaking. The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant, but the tour was in dual languages (English/French), which meant everything took twice as long to explain. Overall, a good tour with some minor issues.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Brian, We thank you for your nice review ! Unfortunately every Monday is bilingual therefore your guide gave twice all info. As for the number of participation this changed on July 5th were the protocols for guide allow the group to up be up to 40 people. When you booked the tour in May/June the protocols were different. Thanks you once again, Hara Kritikidou/ Customer Service Manager
star-4
Good trip - would recommend.
709AG_MSP
, Dec 2019
Joy did a good job giving us the history of each place we were going to. The tour was busy - not a lot of down time - but we were able to see many of the top sites. Thank you Joy (and our driver was amazing as well).
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic Tour
BNMN36
, Dec 2019
Great way to see many important and interesting places. Tour was well organized and guide was excellent!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your comments . We appreciate your excellent review, as you courage our team to keep on the hard work. We wish you all the best and we are looking forward to see you again in Athens. Kind regards Julia Petridou
star-2
Let down by the guide
benarnol
, Nov 2019
Unfortunately, while the sites were beautiful and fascinating, our guide gave no more information than the little plaques at the sites, and presented in such a boring fashion that by the third day I ended up moving closer to whatever other English tours were nearby. It felt like she didn't want to be there. Very disappointing to spend so much money and time on an experience that wouldn't have been hard to make interesting - Greece is an amazing place!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent way to learn about Greek's hostory
chrispstan
, Nov 2019
On the whole an interesting and great tour - opportunity to view some of the most important historic sites on the Greek mainland. Be prepared for an overdose of facts if you are not a fan of history. Hotels provided are simple but comfortable.
star-4
4 Day Classical Greece Tour
GlobeTrotting99840
, Nov 2019
Had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Effie was very knowledgeable and regaled us with stories of Ancient Greece. Nick our driver was excellent especially on some of the more hazardous road. The only problem we had was the food oils have been better. The tour was amazing.

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