THE MAGIC OF GREECE | 4-5 ★
Toronto to Athens
Your amazing journey starts with two nights exploring Athens with a city tour, then visit the famous Acropolis Museum and discover iconic monuments like the Parthenon and the Acropolis. Continue on to the stunning seaport town of Nauplion and the UNESCO sites of Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games and ancient Delphi and Meteora. Then explore Athens and enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional Greek entertainment. Finally relax at your own pace in the seaside area in Vravrona Bay for 14 nights, in the picturesque town of Brauron on the eastern part of Attica, just 37 km from the centre of Athens with breakfast and dinner daily.
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass†
• Airport transfers in country
• Athens: four nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel with breakfast
• Athens city tour with the new Acropolis Museum
• Farewell dinner at a taverna with Greek entertainment
• Four-night cultural tour including, excursions to Nauplion, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka. Includes breakfast and dinner daily and stays at Hotel Amalia in Nauplion, Hotel Arty Grand in Olympia, and Hotel Amalia in Delphi and Kalambaka
• 14 nights at the Dolce Attica Riviera Hotel with breakfast and dinner daily
• Executive sea view room with balcony, free use of indoor pool, restaurant on-site, and WiFi access
• Walking distance (15min) from the city of Artemida where you will find coffee shops, restaurants, and a supermarket
• Local tourist taxes and gratuities
• Merit Travel tour host**
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Group size: 50 maximum
Mar. 6, 2020
Toronto $5,895* p.p.
Edmonton/Vancouver $6,295* p.p.
Calgary $6,395* p.p.
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Mar. 6, 2020 | DEPART TORONTO - ATHENS
Board your overnight flight to Athens, Greece. KLM flight 692 departs Toronto at 6:05 p.m. Arrives Amterdam at 7:25 a.m. (following day). Then connect with KLM flight 1575 departs Amsterdam at 12:35 p.m. arrives Athens at 16:35 p.m.
Mar. 7, 2020 | ATHENS
Upon arrival, meet your local representative and transfer from the airport to the hotel . Check-in to your hotel and the remainder of your day is at leisure.
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Park (two nights)
Mar. 8, 2020 | ATHENS (B)
Included Athens city tour with New Acropolis Museum:
Depart from the hotel in the morning for a city tour to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.Your expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform. See and explore the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier as well as other key attractions. Around the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, which include the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum and admire the wonders of the Classical Era.
Mar. 9, 2020 | ATHENS - ARGOLIS - NAUPLION (B, D)
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then drive to the stunning seaport town of Nauplion, in the Peloponnese, considered the Venetians’ “Naples of the East” and the first capital of Greece. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
Accommodation: Amalia Hotel (one night)
Mar. 10, 2020 | NAUPLION - OLYMPIA (B, D)
In the morning drive to Kalamata for some sightseeing and afterward depart for Olympia. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games and the first capital of Greece. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
Accommodation: Hotel Arty Grand (one night)
Mar. 11, 2020 | OLYMPIA - DELPHI (B, D)
In the morning visit the Archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.
The drive continues on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until we pass over the magnificent bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay, connecting Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, before arriving in Delphi. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Amalia (one night)
Mar. 12, 2020 | DELPHI - KALAMBAKA (B, D)
In the morning visit the Archaeological site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora with the gigantic rocks. Enjoy dinner at hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Amalia (one night)
Mar. 13, 2020 | KALAMBAKA - METEORA - ATHENS (B)
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Park or similar (two nights)
Mar. 14, 2020 | ATHENS (B, D)
Today your day is at leisure to explore the city of Athens. In the evening transfer to a typical taverna for a farewell dinner with traditional Greek entertainment!
Mar. 15, 2020 | ATHENS – VRAVRONA (B, D)
After breakfast check-out and transfer to Vravrona. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Accommodation: Dolce Attica Riviera Hotel (14 nights)
Days 11 - 23
Mar. 16 - 28, 2020 | VRAVRONA (B, D)
Explore the surrounding area of Vravrona and the town of Brauron with the option to add more excursions when you arrive. Breakfast and dinner are included daily.
Mar. 29, 2020 | DEPART ATHENS - TORONTO (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to the airport for your flight home. KLM flight 1572 departs Athens at 6:00 a.m. arrives Amsterdam at 8:30 a.m. Then connect with KLM flight 691 departs Amsterdam at 9:45 a.m. arrives Toronto at 11:40 a.m.
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