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Athens, Olympia and the Corinth Coast

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Athens, Olympia and the Corinth Coast

Singles Holidays Greece for Solo Travelers & Friends: Begin your discoveries of the history of Ancient Greece in capital city Athens. A tour here includes the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the iconic Acropolis, which looms overhead. After crossing the famous Corinth Canal you’ll journey back in time in the ancient city of Epidaurus and as you explore the fascinating ruins of Mycenae. Then it’s on to Olympia, to set foot on the site of the original Olympic Games, held in 776 BC. Finally, a visit to Delphi, one of the most sacred sites in the whole of Greece, gives you the chance to admire the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Treasury of the Athenians. 

Highlights:

  • Explore the Greek capital, Athens
  • Visit Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio
  • Explore Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games
  • Visit the Monastery in the mountain village of Trikorfo & cruise to Trizonia island
  • Visit the sacred site of Delphi & the village of Arachova
  • A Greek Taverna dinner in the Plaka district of Athens

Duration & Price:

8 Days from about £ 1,849*

Note: This Greece singles tour is mainly suitable for British solo travellers as the operator of this tour usually includes flights from Great Britain by default. If you want to depart from another part of the world, you’ll find many beautiful and for sure unforgettable tours for women only, tours for everyone (i.e. with a colorfully mixed group probably) or tours for young adults – all from internationally very popular and experienced tour operators and without included flights or with international departure airports available. You’ll also find individual day trips, activities & excursions on Solo Travel.

Itinerary*

Day 1 UK – Athens

Today you will fly to Athens, and on arrival we’ll transfer you to your hotel. After time to settle in, get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Athens

The Greek capital, Athens, is a totally unique city packed full of unforgettable sights. We’ll take in all the main highlights today, including the site of the first modern Olympics, the Panathenaic Stadium, which was reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium. The Old Parliament building, originally built as a royal palace for King Otto, now houses the National Historical Museum, while the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies in the square in front of the building. We’ll see both before we visit the city’s crowning glory, the Acropolis, which stands high on a rocky outcrop.
The magnificent citadel is surrounded by important monuments including the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, and we’ll also view archaeological findings from the site at the Acropolis Museum.
This afternoon, there’s time to explore at your leisure. Alternatively, why not visit Cape Sounion on an optional excursion. Here, we’ll see the Temple of Poseidon, a beautiful ruin which was built in the style of the Parthenon. Perched on a headland, it offers beautiful views over the Aegean Sea.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Epidaurus, Nafplio & Mycenae

We hit the road this morning as we drive to the Peloponnese to explore the Argolic plain. Our journey takes us across the bridge that spans the famous Corinth Canal. We’ll stop here to take in the views of this narrow, steep-sided passage which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.
Our journey then continues to the ancient city of Epidaurus. Once a celebrated healing centre dedicated to the god Asklepios, here we’ll see the immense Theatre of Epidaurus, the best-preserved in Greece, which could accommodate up to 14,000 spectators in its day.
The next stop is Nafplio, a pretty seaport town dominated by the Castle of Palamidi. During free time here, take a stroll through the medieval Old Town to see well-preserved neoclassical mansions, or walk along the seafront promenade. There’s time for a spot of lunch too if you wish, before we head to the ruins of Mycenae, a kingdom that was the most powerful in Greece for 400 years. This fortified palace complex was discovered in 1874, and on our tour we’ll see the magnificent Lion Gate, the royal cemetery known as Grave Circle A, the Royal Palace, which is located at the acropolis summit, and the Secret Stairway. This flight of 99 steps drops to a cistern deep beneath the citadel. We’ll also visit the Treasury of Atreus, the most outstanding of the tholos, or beehive, tombs.
En route to our next base, Nafpaktos, we’ll cross the impressive Rio-Antirio Bridge – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge – as we drive along the northern coast of the Peloponnese.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Nafpaktos – at Leisure

You can spend today at leisure, or join an optional excursion which takes you on a journey on the Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway. As we ride on a traditional cog train, we’ll take in stunning views of towering mountains, flowing water and the surrounding countryside as we pass through a gorge and several natural tunnels. We’ll have time to explore Kalavryta, a lovely town on the bank of the river Vouraikos, before we drive to the monastery of Mega Spileo. Built on the steep slopes of a rocky hill, we’ll step inside to admire wonderful frescoes and mosaic floors.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Olympia

There’s a great morning ahead as an included tour takes us to Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games in 776 BC. Set on the banks of the River Alfios, this ancient city is ours to explore as we take in the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, where Greek athletes practised wrestling, and the workshop of Phidias, a Greek sculptor, painter and architect. The Olympia Archaeological Museum is also well worth a visit, and we’ll do just that before we head back to the hotel.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Nafpaktos – at Leisure

You can spend today at leisure in Nafpaktos. Maybe go for a wander along the beachfront and visit a bar or restaurant on the picturesque harbour.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Delphi

This morning, we’ll leave Nafpaktos behind and journey by road to Delphi. One of the most sacred sites in Greece, this was an important religious sanctuary and said to be the place where heaven and earth meet. We will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, where pilgrims would come to leave offerings to the gods, and the Treasury of the Athenians, where the offerings were stored. We’ll also visit the museum of Delphi.
This evening, after we’ve checked into our hotel in Athens, we’ll gather together and take the metro to Plaka, the city’s Old Town, for a farewell dinner in a restaurant here.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Athens – UK

Today we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note – 10 October 2023 departure is a women-only tour

Included*

  • Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 11 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Characteristics of this singles holiday*

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 35
  • Women Only Departure Available

Reasons to trust the UK based provider of this singles tour*


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“All holidays are financially protected via ATOL (flight-inclusive holidays) and financial insurance (non-flight packages). Additionally, all customer money is held in a Trust Fund, governed by independent Trustees. This means your money is 100% protected no matter what. If your travel plans change, you can use your initial deposit against another holiday at a later date.”

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