Explore the glory of ancient Greece and delve into its rich history with this three night adventure tour from Athens. Visit numerous UNESCO'S World Heritage sites including the ancient site of Olympia where the first Olympic Games were held and mythical Delphi an archaeological site known as 'the navel of the world'.
Day 1 - ATHENS/ OLYMPIA
Disembark your Silversea cruise, and are met by a local representative to start your tour of Classical Greece. Your first stop is at the Corinth Canal. When the canal was first constructed it was intended for large number of boats to pass through the Isthmus, however the canal's base is a mere 70 ft wide, making it impassable for most modern ships.
Your tour continues with a drive to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre. Test out the near perfect acoustics that can be heard to over 14,000 spectators.
Travel by coach through the plain of Argos and arrive at Mycenae and visit the Tomb of Agamemnon. Constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250BC, historians believe the tombs were actually built before Atreus or Agamemnon ruled, as many stones date back to before their reign.
Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant before ending the day in Olympia, better known as the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
Check-in to the hotel. Guests will have a short time to freshen up before dinner will be served at the hotel.
Overnight at the Arty Grand Olympia - Olympia
Day 2 - OLYMPIA/ DELPHI
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia followed by a visit to the Olympia Archaeological museum. The site was primarily dedicated to Zeus and drew visitors from all over Greece. The Olympic Games were held at this site every four years starting from the 8th century BC and continuing on for decades which helped build and shape Greece into the nation it is today.
Enjoy lunch this afternoon in Olympia at a local restaurant.
The day's tour ends as you check-in to the hotel in Delphi. Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.
Overnight at the Nafsika Palace - Delphi
Day 3 - DELPHI/ ATHENS
Breakfast is provided at the hotel before exploring the ancient archaeological site of Delphi. Occupation of the site can be traced back to the Neolithic period.
Visit the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Athena with some areas at the site dating back to the Neolithic era.
Afterwards take a guided tour of the Delphi Museum before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Return back to Athens where dinner will be provided at the hotel.
Overnight at the Atheneaum Intercontinental Hotel - Athens
Day 4 - ATHENS
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and some leisure time before your Silversea representative coordinates your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
You luggage will remain with you throughout the duration of the program.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Greece. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain the appropriate visas before cruising.
The sights visited on this program include a lot of steps and inclines in addition to long periods of standing, as a result this program is not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests or guests who utilize a wheelchair.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.