IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

Smart Three

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Panoramic view of Kalambaka city from Meteora
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 1017

This package is designed for visitors who wish to sample as much as Greece can offer in a short amount of time. There are three major aspects to your journey, each designed to give you a glimpse of the diversity of the Hellenic experience. Starting your trip in Athens will expose you to the unique combination of two societies that harmoniously co-exist in the same place, even though they took place millennia apart. We have carefully crafted a half-day tour to show you around some of the more historically significant sites of the city during your stay in the capital. Time to heave anchors and explore three quaint islands in the Saronic Gulf that are beloved by locals. In Hydra, Aegina and Poros, you will get a taste of the quiet rhythms of the island life in a mini-cruise that could very well be the highlight of your trip. Last but certainly not least, you will take 4-day tour of the historic Greek mainland. The journey will be just as beautiful as the destination, as you drive through the stunning natural environment of Boetia and Achaia to rich significant monuments in Greece. Immerse yourself in the richness of Greek history by visiting the Theater of Epidaurus, Mycenae and the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus. Finally, you will bear witness to one of the world's most unique geological formations when you visit Meteora, where you can see monasteries hanging on for dear life on the cliff sides raising up from the valley below. Make the smart choice and book now!

Arrival in Athens: Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (April-October)

  • 4 nights accommodation in Athens
  • Athens half day city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • 3 nights / 4 days classical tour of Greece with licensed English speaking guide and A' class accommodation (4-star hotels) with breakfast and dinner included
  • Full day Cruise to the Saronic Gulf islands of Hydra, Poros & Aegina (lunch is included and served on board)
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners (while on the mainland tour) & 1 lunch (during the cruise)
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International and domestic arifare
  • Personal expenses, meals not indicated in the itinerary, beverages etc.
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses (if applicable)
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)

 

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens sightseeing and/or the 4-day classical tour into a private tour and/or your cruise cabin at additional cost.

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Athens
    Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and welcomed to Athens. Your driver will then transfer you to your hotel in the city. Have the rest of the day at leisure to stroll through the Athenian center and experience the city.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Our collaborator will meet with you at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour, a great way to see most of Athens’ main sights, including visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch, and of course the Acropolis and its modern Museum! A quintessential experience for first time visitors and veterans alike!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 – One Day Cruise
    Early in the morning you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, in order to transfer you from Athens centre to the port via motor coach. Embarkation on the cruise ship and departure for a full day cruise to the Saronic Gulf where you will be visiting Hydra, Poros and Aegina, three quaint islands located near Athens. Hydra, belongs to a niche group of islands, where cars are not allowed, so be prepared to do some walking. Aegina offers the opportunity to explore the Ancient Temple of Aphaia and sample its famous pistachios.  Poros is perhaps the most charming of the three, favoured by locals for its quaint feel and picturesque settings. Take advantage of your time in these magnificent islands by exploring either by yourself, or by joining an organised excursion. Once you reach the port in the evening our collaborator will transfer you back to your hotel.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 4 - Arrival in Olympia
    Early in the morning you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby and depart for a 4-day tour of the mainland via motor coach. On your way to your first destination you will visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre with regard to acoustics and aesthetics. Then you will proceed to the beautiful town of Nafplion –the first capital of modern Greece- for a short stop and a quick photo session before reach Mycenae where you will be visiting the Archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. After your visit you reach Ancient Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games and your final destination for the day. Overnight in Olympia.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Day 5 – Visit the sites in Olympia & arrival in Delphi
    In the morning you’ll visit the 3 most prominent sites of the region. First, the sanctuary of Zeus, a temple built in the Doric style, in the 5th century BCE, in honour of the Olympian God. Then it’s on to the Ancient Stadium of Olympia, which housed many of the sporting events at the Olympic Games of antiquity. Finally, inside the Archaeological Museum you will see history unfold before your eyes, as the site houses multiple exhibits found during excavations of the region. Afterwards, you will be driven through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive at Delphi, where you will spend the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Day 6 - Visit the sites in Delphi & arrival in Kalambaka
    The Delphi Archaeological site stands in the place that the Greeks used to call omphalos – the navel of the world. Sitting a great height on Mt. Parnassus, the sanctuary dedicated to Apollo houses a small theatre with a stunning view of the valley below. It was a religious centre and symbol of unity between the Greek city-states in antiquity, because of the famous Oracle. Deep within the Sanctuary, in a separate room in the rear, Pythia would be seated on a tripod and utter prophecies while speaking in tongues. The Athenian Treasury and the Stadium –where the Pythian Games were held- complete the picture of the cultural centre that Delphi was back then. After your visit, you will continue your trip to Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora. It is there where you will rest for the night.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Day 7 - Visit Meteora and Return to Athens
    After breakfast you will depart from the hotel and start your visit to Meteora. A rare geological phenomenon has given rise to rock pillars of Brobdingnagian proportions, rising from a fertile valley below. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Byzantine monasteries. Built to withstand raids from bandits and foreign conquerors, these iconic monasteries have become a testament to engineering ingenuity as well as to unspoiled spirituality. Early in the afternoon you will leave from Meteora and return to Athens for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 – Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will meet our assistant at the lobby of your hotel and have a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 1 – Arrival in Athens
    Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and welcomed to Athens. Your driver will then transfer you to your hotel in the city. Have the rest of the day at leisure to stroll through the Athenian center and experience the city.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Our collaborator will meet with you at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour, a great way to see most of Athens’ main sights, including visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch, and of course the Acropolis and its modern Museum! A quintessential experience for first time visitors and veterans alike!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 – One Day Cruise
    Early in the morning you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, in order to transfer you from Athens centre to the port via motor coach. Embarkation on the cruise ship and departure for a full day cruise to the Saronic Gulf where you will be visiting Hydra, Poros and Aegina, three quaint islands located near Athens. Hydra, belongs to a niche group of islands, where cars are not allowed, so be prepared to do some walking. Aegina offers the opportunity to explore the Ancient Temple of Aphaia and sample its famous pistachios.  Poros is perhaps the most charming of the three, favoured by locals for its quaint feel and picturesque settings. Take advantage of your time in these magnificent islands by exploring either by yourself, or by joining an organised excursion. Once you reach the port in the evening our collaborator will transfer you back to your hotel.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 4 - Arrival in Olympia
    Early in the morning you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby and depart for a 4-day tour of the mainland via motor coach. On your way to your first destination you will visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre with regard to acoustics and aesthetics. Then you will proceed to the beautiful town of Nafplion –the first capital of modern Greece- for a short stop and a quick photo session before reach Mycenae where you will be visiting the Archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. After your visit you reach Ancient Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games and your final destination for the day. Overnight in Olympia.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Day 5 – Visit the sites in Olympia & arrival in Delphi
    In the morning you’ll visit the 3 most prominent sites of the region. First, the sanctuary of Zeus, a temple built in the Doric style, in the 5th century BCE, in honour of the Olympian God. Then it’s on to the Ancient Stadium of Olympia, which housed many of the sporting events at the Olympic Games of antiquity. Finally, inside the Archaeological Museum you will see history unfold before your eyes, as the site houses multiple exhibits found during excavations of the region. Afterwards, you will be driven through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive at Delphi, where you will spend the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Day 6 - Visit the sites in Delphi & arrival in Kalambaka
    The Delphi Archaeological site stands in the place that the Greeks used to call omphalos – the navel of the world. Sitting a great height on Mt. Parnassus, the sanctuary dedicated to Apollo houses a small theatre with a stunning view of the valley below. It was a religious centre and symbol of unity between the Greek city-states in antiquity, because of the famous Oracle. Deep within the Sanctuary, in a separate room in the rear, Pythia would be seated on a tripod and utter prophecies while speaking in tongues. The Athenian Treasury and the Stadium –where the Pythian Games were held- complete the picture of the cultural centre that Delphi was back then. After your visit, you will continue your trip to Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora. It is there where you will rest for the night.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Day 7 - Visit Meteora and Return to Athens
    After breakfast you will depart from the hotel and start your visit to Meteora. A rare geological phenomenon has given rise to rock pillars of Brobdingnagian proportions, rising from a fertile valley below. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Byzantine monasteries. Built to withstand raids from bandits and foreign conquerors, these iconic monasteries have become a testament to engineering ingenuity as well as to unspoiled spirituality. Early in the afternoon you will leave from Meteora and return to Athens for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 – Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will meet our assistant at the lobby of your hotel and have a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Appropriate clothing is required to visit the Monasteries. Long skirts below the knees for the ladies and long trousers for the gentlemen. The monasteries, also, provide long skirts before every entrance. The ladies can choose and wear a long skirt over their clothing, during the tour, and return it, prior to their departure.
  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
  • Optionally, you can upgrade the group tour to a private one, at additional cost.
  • Please note that tour dates are subject to change at any moment, without prior notice. Please consult our agents for further information.
Rates per person in Euros for the package described
Group 1

Athens: 3-star Attalos (standard room with balcony) or similar

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April 01 - Oct 3197310171389
Group 2

Athens: 4-star Athens Gate (superior room) or similar

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April 01 - 30111612401846
May 01 - Oct 31118513372046

Notice: At the Athens Gate Hotel a triple room can accommodate 2 adults & 1 child up to 14 years old. Alternative accommodation will be offered for 3 adults.

Group 3

Athens: 5-star New (superior room) or similar

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April 01 - 30 124213371989
May 01 - Oct 31131614512218