Duration
13 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Greece
Stir up the echoes of an empire at its peak on this 13 Day Greece tour. Mediterranean food fuses with dazzling islands, archaeology and local encounters to deliver a unique itinerary perfect for small group travel. Catch a ferry to the olive groves, wild flowers and cypress trees of Corfu, walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo, visit the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, and capture the photo of a lifetime of clifftop Byzantine monasteries at Meteora. And of course there’s no escaping delicious cuisine with tours of Achaia Clauss winery in the Peloponnese, and an intimate cooking demonstration from a Greek chef.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • My Discoveries exclusive discount: Save up to $400pp!
  • Unearth archaeological highlights such as Pella Archaeological Museum, the site of Delphi, the site of Olympia and more
  • Tour the best of Athens, including Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch
  • Make the most of an itinerary unique to small group

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
My Discoveries exclusive discount: Save up to $400pp!
Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
Flights Australia-Thessaloniki, Athens-Australia
11 nights first-class accommodation on Greece tour: 2 nights Thessaloniki, 1 night Kalambaka, 2 nights Corfu, 2 nights Nafpaktos, 1 night Olympia, 1 night Nauplion, 2 nights Athens
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners (including welcome & farewell dinners)
Sightseeing per Greece tour itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
Ferry service between Igoumenitsa-Corfu, Corfu-Igoumenitsa
Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
Hotel taxes, fees, and service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2019: 
  • May: 24, 31
  • Jul: 12
  • Aug: 30
  • Sep: 01, 15, 20
  • Oct: 11, 13, 18, 25
*These departures are subject to availability and prices may vary. Please call for an up to date price on 1300 404 606
**Advertised price based on a 25 Oct 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing. Flights aren’t available for 2020 yet.
Already booked your flights? Call us to book your Land only package at MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606

ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Depart for Greece
  • Day 2: Arrive in Thessaloniki / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 3: Ancient Pella, Edessa Waterfalls / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Thessaloniki Highlights, Ancient Vergina, Travel to Kalambaka / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Meteora’s Monasteries, Ferry to Corfu / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Achilleion Palace, Corfu’s Old Town (Kerkyra) / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7: Ferry to Igoumenitsa, Preveza and Nafpaktos / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 8: Archaeological Site of Delphi / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 9: Achaia Clauss Winery, Chef-led Cooking Demonstration / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: Archaeological Sites of Olympia and Nauplion / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: Boat to Bourtzi, Mythological Mycenae, Arrive in Athens, Evening at Plaka / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12: Athens and the Acropolis / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13: Depart Greece / Meals: Breakfast
For full Greece tour itinerary CLICK HERE
*Itinerary based on a Sunday Departure. Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart

MAP

HOTELS
  • Thessaloniki: Mediterranean Palace
  • Kalambaka: Divani Meteora Hotel
  • Corfu: Hotel Corfu Palace or similar
  • Nafpaktos: Nafs Hotel
  • Olympia: Europa Hotel
  • Nauplion: Amalia Hotel Nauplion or similar
  • Athens: Electra Metropolis

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019
  • Advertised price based on a 25 Oct 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TO BOOK YOUR GREECE TOUR, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for Greece

Depart for Thessaloniki, Greece.

2

Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija

Welcome to glorious Greece! Arrive in the energetic city of Thessaloniki; transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax before tonight’s briefing by your Tour Manager on the wonderful journey in Greece that awaits you. Celebrate your arrival at a Welcome Dinner.
MEALS: Dinner
3

Full Day in Opatija

Begin your day with a visit to Pella, the center of Alexander the Great’s kingdom that became famous when King Archelaos made it the capital. View the site’s excavations revealing the grandeur of the ancient Macedonian dynasty. At the Archaeological Museum, you’ll marvel at the phenomenal mosaics portraying mythological scenes that once adorned the city’s grand mansions. Then, continue to the picturesque town of Edessa, full of little streams and parks and best known for its great waterfalls. Enjoy lunch before returning to Thessaloniki. Leisure time for personal discoveries. Perhaps explore the renowned Archaeological Museum with its impressive Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine treasures. Tonight, dinner together at a popular restaurant in the historic Ladadika district. This landmark area is known for its spirited nightlife and eclectic mix of tavernas, restaurants, and cafes.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4

Zadar City Tour en Route to Split

Your tour of Thessaloniki starts at the Arch of Galerius (Kamara), one of the most distinctive Roman structures in the city, built as a triumphal monument by the Emperor. On to the iconic 15th century White Tower, once used as a fort, garrison, and prison. Because of its fame as a notorious prison, it was also known as the “Tower of Blood.” At the Basilica of St. Demetrios, devoted to the patron saint of the city, you see a superb example of Byzantine religious architecture. Afterward, a closer look at the city’s Byzantine walls and panoramic views of Thessaloniki and the Gulf of Thermaikos before departing to the archaeological Site of Vergina in Central Macedonia. Considered one the most extraordinary finds of the 20th century, Vergina was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia. Visit the Royal Tomb of King Phillip (father of Alexander the Great); view the famous “Vergina Treasures” including gold urns, jeweled wreaths, unique art, ivory, and armor, protected by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Continue to the town of Kalambaka, nestled at the base of inspirational Meteora for dinner at your hotel and some lively Greek Music!
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik

An unforgettable day! Visit spectacular Meteora with its mystical ancient Byzantine Monasteries incredibly perched atop massive pinnacles of rock, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monasteries appear to be suspended in mid-air! These monasteries are indeed an extraordinary achievement and a powerful example of dedication, determination, and courage. Admire exquisite specimens of 16th-century frescoes and the amazing expanse of the Peneios Valley. After a leisurely lunch, ferry from Igoumenitsa to dazzling Corfu, the second largest Ionian island with its dramatic coastlines, cypress trees, olive groves and miles of wildflowers. On your approach by sea, you’ll be welcomed by the majesty of the famous Old Fortress. Dinner tonight at the hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Dubrovnik City Tour

Travel to the luxurious Achilleion Palace in the quaint village of Gastouri, originally built for the Empress of Austria in 1892, widely known as Princess Sisi. The palace, built as a reflection of her love for Greek mythology, was named Achilleion to honor the Greek hero Achilles; view the palace’s frescoes, paintings, and stunning neoclassical architecture. Continue to view Pontikonisi a picturesque islet, home of the Pantokrator monastery. Later in the charming Old Town of Corfu (Kerkyra), a walking tour along the cobbled streets takes you past pastel-hued elegant Venetian mansions, French-style flowered squares, beautiful fortresses, and palaces. Linger on your own in the pleasant town, or sit at one of the cafes of the historic Liston arcade to enjoy a refreshing ginger beer or kumquat liqueur. Tonight, dinner together at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Full Day in Dubrovnik

A morning return by ferry to Igoumenitsa. Then, continue on your route to Preveza, stopping for a refreshing lunch in this town built on the entrance of the Gulf of Amvrakikos. Charming, traditional buildings adorn the port and the historical center while the pedestrian walkways and cobblestone streets with shops and cafés remind you of the islands. In the late afternoon, arrive in the picturesque port town of Nafpaktos. Admire the panoramic views from the 15th century Venetian castle, or explore the scenic harbor with its many restaurants and cafés.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
8

Krka National Park, Vodice

Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Enjoy lunch at a local tavern before heading back to Nafpaktos.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
9

Zagreb City Tour, Arrive in Bled

In this beautiful wine region of the northwest Peloponnese, visit the Achaia Clauss Winery, one of the largest wineries in Greece, founded in 1861. You’ll be charmed by breathtaking views of the gorgeous vineyards, the rugged stone buildings as you sample a few of the local varietals. After lunch at a local farm, visit the Archaeological Museum to view priceless Greek works of art such as the sculpted decoration of the Temple of Zeus, the famous Hermes of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios. Tonight, enjoy a cooking demonstration, led by a professional chef, who shares his secrets of how to prepare Greece’s fabulous Mediterranean cuisine – with tastings, of course! MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10

Tour Ljubljana, Return to Bled

This morning, visit the sacred Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held. Enjoy lunch in Olympia before heading to Nauplion, one of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis, which flourished during the Byzantine era. According to mythology, the town was founded by Náfplios, son of the god Poseidon. The walking tour of Nauplion is highlighted by ancient walls, medieval castles, Ottoman fountains and neoclassical buildings with unique architecture. Dinner tonight at a popular restaurant in the town of Nauplion.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11

Depart Italy

A boat ride takes you across Nauplion Harbor to the island of Bourtzi with its towering Fortress Castle built by the Venetians in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. After a walk on the island, continue to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the archaeological site known as the Treasury of Atreus and the Tomb of Agamemnon. This “golden” city of legendary King Atreus and Agamemnon is surely one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Arrive in Athens. This evening, dine with your traveling companions at a local restaurant with entertainment & the company of local University students. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
12

Depart Italy

Today explore Athens – an astonishing living museum! A panoramic drive takes you past the grand 4th century Panathenian Stadium built as a venue for athletic contests, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch commemorating the Roman Emperor. Stand before the gleaming white marble Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens, crowned by the magnificent Parthenon that rises above the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On to the imposing modernist Acropolis Museum that brings together the surviving treasures of the Acropolis, showcasing layers of history by floating above the ruins with the Acropolis visible above. The rest of the day is yours. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, to catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in traditional Greek style. On the last night of your journey in Greece, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Kaló taxídi! MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
13

Depart Greece

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Greece have a rich and a wonderful historic heritage. Ferry to dazzling Corfu, with its dramatic coastlines, olive groves and miles of wild flowers, walk through luxurious Achilleion Palace built for Princess Sisi, the Empress of Austria or visit the archaeological site of Delphi and the imposing Temple of Apollo.
FLIGHT 
  • Flights Australia-Thessaloniki, Athens-Australia included.
  • Other departure cities available on request. Call us on 1300 404 606!

TRANSFER
  • All transfers are included in the deal!

MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER The climate of Greece is mediterranean with summers that are usually hot and dry, and the winters that can be quiet cold and wet. The upper part of Greece can be very cold during the winter and snow is not uncommon. However, for the south of Greece and the islands, the winters will be milder. During the winter much of Greece may have snow, and much snowfall can be expected in the higher mountains.
VISA A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
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What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
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