Classical Greece

8 days/7nights

From only £754pp

Greece travel advice

Summary - As of 7 April 2019, the Hellenic Police will begin implementing systematic passport control checks for all European citizens travelling to/from destinations outside the Schengen area (including the UK). This is in line with the 2017 Schengen Borders Code regulation EU 2017/458, which will eventually be applied by all Schengen member states according to the individual timescales. Waiting times at passport control may be affected on departure from and arrival into Greece. You should ensure you arrive at the airport in good time.

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Overview

8 days/7nights From only £754pp

This tour offers the chance to trace the development of Greek civilisation, beginning with the Mycenaean period continuing through the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic. A programme which includes the most important archaeological sites and museums can only help to enhance your students’ appreciation of the Greek contribution in shaping the world around us.

We had an absolutely fantastic time. StudyTrips were all extremely helpful in organising the trip to all our requirements. We had the most fantastic driver whilst travelling to Delphi and Mycenae. The boys are still talking about the trip. Great support in organising and suiting all our requirements. Thank you all so much!

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What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled/‘no frills’ flights
  • Accommodation on a half board basis
  • Max 4 bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Athens. Evening meal in a local taverna at Cape Sounion, overlooking the sea and the beautifully floodlit Temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Athens.

  • Day 2

    Full day in Athens. Morning visits to the Acropolis; the Theatre of Dionysus and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Time for lunch before visiting the spectacular New Acropolis Museum, home to some of the most amazing examples of Archaic and Classical sculpture. Evening meal and overnight in Athens.

  • Day 3

    Morning visit to the National Archaeological Museum and Agora. Afternoon transfer to Delphi, via the Byzantine monastery at Ossos Loukas, to view the remarkable collection of mosaics. Evening meal and overnight in Delphi.

  • Day 4

    Morning visit to Athena Pronaos. Continue to the Castalian Spring, once the sacred source of Delphi and the Temenos of Apollon. Transfer to Olympia via the heritage port of Galaxidi. Evening meal and overnight in Olympia.

  • Day 5

    Morning visit to the site of Olympia and its excellent museums containing a noteworthy collection of sculptures, ceramics and bronzes. In the afternoon continue to the Sanctuary of Bassae, to explore the 5th C Temple of Apollo Epikourous. Located on top of a mountain peak, with breathtaking views, this is one of the most important temples of antiquity. Transfer to Tolo. Evening meal and overnight in Tolo.

  • Day 6

    Full day excursion to Mycenae, Nafplion, Tiryns and Epidavros. At Mycenae explore the Citadel and the Treasury of Atreus, a fine example of a beehive tomb, followed by a visit to Tiryns to see the staggering Cyclopean walls. Afternoon visit to Nafplion, the first capital of Modern Greece and then Epidavros, the ancient medical sanctuary with its impressive theatre. Evening meal and overnight in Tolo.

  • Day 7

    Full day excursion to Nemea, where Herakles slaughtered the lion, to view unique remains including Greek spa baths, temple and separate stadium, complete with propylaea and covered athletes’ tunnel. Time to explore the site of Ancient Corinth, before returning to Tolo. Evening meal and overnight in Tolo.

  • Day 8

    Morning visit to Argos to visit the museum and theatre. If time allows, continue to the site of Eleusis before your transfer to Athens airport and your return flight to the UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Full day cruise to Aegina Museum and Temple of Aphaea: The Archeological Museum of Aegina was founded in 1828 by the first governor of Independent Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias. The museum houses various ancient vessels, ceramics, inscriptions, coins and weapons.Temple of Aphaea: This temple is dedicated to the Greek Goddess Aphaia located on the island of Aigina.
  • Full day trips – Evening in Athens at Hellenic Cosmos Museum- This museum is a modern and cultural centre in Athens. Many cultural events, such as music festivals take place here. Cookery Lessons in Olympia- a hands on culinary experience, where students can learn how to cook classic Greek food, taught by Greek chefs.