Greece

Seaside Stay-put Holiday

Tour Highlights

Fall is a perfect time of year to explore Greece.  
The climate is mild and pleasant, ideal for walking and exploring. This economical and lively holiday is ideal for those looking for a relaxing vacation with the opportunity to explore the towns, villages and historic sites.

We stay at the Kinetta Beach Hotel & Spa, located on a pebbly beach by the sea in Corinthos, approximately 50 kms. from Athens and 7 kms. from the village of St. Theodori.  This First Class hotel, which is set on many acres of gardens, has a lounge, bar, gift shop and TV lounge. The restaurant serves all meals buffet style. The cozy guestrooms have two single beds or one double, TV with English channels, an audio channel, climate control and a bathroom with tub/shower and hairdryer. All rooms have a balcony or patio. 

A special feature of the hotel is their spa facilities, including a sauna, gym, heated indoor pool and various spa treatments available at a nominal cost. There is also an outdoor pool surrounded by deck chairs and lounges.

In order to give an overview of life in Greece, and to allow opportunities to meet with the local people, an activity programme will be included in our holiday. Scheduled activities include Greek language and cooking lessons, folkloric shows, movie nights, visits to a monastery and a vineyard, as well as a series of lectures on mythology, ancient history and modern Greece. There will also be a free shuttle into Athens one day for those who wish to explore this fascinating city further. Various optional tours will be offered to places of interest, including the archaeological sites of Nafplion, Mycenae and Epidauras.

***Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.

Tentative Itinerary

City sightseeing includes Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, The Stadium, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the former Royal Palace. A highlight will be the Acropolis and incredible Parthenon. After our included lunch at a restaurant in the city, there will be free time to explore the Plaka.
A one-day cruise to the Saronic Islands, including Aegina which was a busy port in antiquity, now a tranquil resort. We dock at Poros to enjoy a stroll through its enchanting harbour, and then on to another colourful harbour at Hydra. Lunch is aboard.
Our full day tour takes us through the mountains and magnificent scenery to Delphi, once known as the centre of the world. Here we visit the temple of the Greek god Apollo, a beautiful site that evokes the classical past of this area. Those who wish may climb to the top of the theatre for lovely views of the countryside. Lunch today is at a Taverna.
We see the Corinth Canal and surrounding countryside, villages and towns. A winery visit is included.
We drive into Athens this evening to see all the main sights beautifully illumninated. A special dinner with wine and a lively folklore show is included.

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