The Best of Greece Cosmos

The Best of Greece

Explore Greece in all of its modern, historical and mythical glory on this 10-Day, The Best of Greece tour. Visit some of the most thrilling sites as your vacation takes you from Athens to Nafplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka. Witness such remarkable sites as incredible ruins and iconic landscapes. Taste incredible flavors, meet friendly locals while making memories and friendships to last a lifetime

Greece is a destination steeped in history and mystery with so much to see and understand you'll appreciate the guides accompanying you and providing valuable insights. Meander along the cobblestone streets of Athens' Plaka, shadowed by the Acropolis. Visit the shops, cafes and tavernas where you can try local specialties including Kolokithokeftedes, Moussaka, Galaktoboureko and anise-flavored Ouzo. Tour such incredible sites as the iconic Acropolis and medieval Byzantine CItadel of Mystra. In Mycenae explore both the museum and archaeological site. Discover the home of the first recorded Olympics in Olympia. Visit the incredible monastery cluster, perched high atop rocks, Meteora built by monks. The white-washed houses along flower-lined village streets, fascinating history, colorful lore, breathtaking views and delicious cuisine enjoyed on this vacation will see you leave knowing that you'll return on another Greek vacation.


10 Daysfr. $1,639

  • GUIDED SIGHTSEEING of the Mycenae archaeological site
  • VISIT the Acropolis
  • GUIDED TOUR of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra
  • VISIT Meteora - Christian-Orthodox Monasteries perched atop a rock formation
  • EXPLORE Olympia
  • TOUR Delphi, greatest oracle of the ancient world
  • VISIT multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • STROLL through the Plaka in Athens
  • TOUR an olive oil museum
  • CROSS Rion-Antirion Bridge, one of the world's largest cable bridges
  • GUIDED TOUR Museum of Mycenae
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
  • Illisos Hotel in Athens, Greece (4 nights)
  • Victoria Hotel in Nauplia/Nafplio, Greece (1 night)
  • Maniatis Hotel in Sparta, Greece (1 night)
  • Olympia Palace in Olympia, Greece (1 night)
  • Hotel Apollonia in Delphi, Greece (1 night)
  • Hotel Orfeas in Kalambaka, Greece (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. Later, meet your Tour Director.

Illisos Hotel

ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or purchase the opportunity to see island life from a small cruise ship on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra.

Breakfast

Illisos Hotel

ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA Location Information Description

Nafplion, Greece

Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the Acropolis. Next, cross the Corinth Canal and head for the coast to Nafplia.

Breakfast

Victoria Hotel

NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA Location Information Description

Epidaurus, Greece

This morning, journey into the Argolis to stop in Epidaurus, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient open-air theater that can still seat 14,000 spectators.

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Mycenae, Greece

Later enjoy the included excursion to the archaeological site and the Museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings.

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Sparta, Greece

Travel deep into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend.

Breakfast, Dinner

Maniatis Hotel

SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA Location Information Description

Olympia, Greece

Enjoy the included visit of the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Before arriving in Olympia, visit an Olive Oil Museum.

Breakfast, Dinner

Olympia Palace

OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI Location Information Description

Olympia, Greece

Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend some free time or purchase an opportunity to learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour.

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Patras, Greece

Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port.

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Delphi, Greece

Continue via the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi.

Breakfast

Apollonia Hotel

DELPHI–KALAMBAKA Location Information Description

Delphi, Greece

Join the optional morning sightseeing tour of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the “Navel of the Earth”, Delphi was the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it’s one of the grandest sites in Greece.

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Kalambaka, Greece

Next you'll proceed on to Kalambaka.

Breakfast, Dinner

Orfeas Hotel

KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS Location Information Description

METEORA, Greece

A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian-Orthodox MONASTERIES perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks.

Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Later, drive south to Athens.

Breakfast

Illisos Hotel

ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe join the optional Greek dinner.

Breakfast

Illisos Hotel

ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, May 28, 2022 – Wait-list
$1,729.00
Sat, Jun 04, 2022 – Wait-list
$1,729.00
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
$1,869.00
Sat, Jul 02, 2022
$1,689.00
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
$1,689.00
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
$1,729.00
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
$1,689.00
Sat, Oct 08, 2022
$1,639.00
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
$1,639.00
Sat, Apr 22, 2023
$1,699.00
Sat, Apr 29, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, May 06, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, May 13, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, May 20, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, May 27, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Jun 03, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Jun 24, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Jul 01, 2023
$1,689.00
Sat, Jul 08, 2023
$1,689.00
Sat, Jul 22, 2023
$1,689.00
Sat, Aug 05, 2023
$1,689.00
Sat, Aug 19, 2023
$1,689.00
Sat, Aug 26, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Sep 02, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Sep 09, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Sep 16, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Sep 23, 2023
$1,729.00
Sat, Sep 30, 2023
$1,689.00
Sat, Oct 07, 2023
$1,639.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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