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  • Trafalgar’s Best of Greece Tour: 2011

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    Trafalgar’s Best of Greece Tour:  2011


    Trafalgar’s Best of Greece tour is one of the company’s most popular tour selections.  The tour’s itinerary includes all of Greece’s most popular destinations including Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, and Olympia.  Gorge yourself with the rich history of Greece on this fascinating tour. Visit the Acropolis surrounded by modern Athens and see the striking Temple of Zeus. Walk Delphi’s Sacred Way, home of the Oracle, and ascend to the mysterious monasteries of Meteora, perched on high pinnacles of rock.

    Once known for smog, traffic and tacky architecture, Athens is a city reformed thanks to fortunes brought by the 2004 Summer Olympics. Spotless parks and streets, an ultra-modern subway, new freeways, an accessible airport and all signs in perfect English make the city easily negotiable. Meriting more than a stopover en route to the islands, sophisticated Athens sites include many pillars of Western history, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum.

    Olympia Greecewas the site of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnisos (Peloponnesus), through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but only a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theaters, statues, and votive offerings of brass and marble. The Altis, or sacred precinct, enclosed a level space about 200 m (about 660 ft) long by nearly 177 m (nearly 580 ft) broad. In this were the chief centers of religious worship, the votive buildings, and buildings associated with the administration of the games.

    Trafalgar offers a number of exciting and picturesque tours to Greece including “Best of Greece,” “Highlights of Greece,” and a number of tours that combine land tour vacations with cruises along the Aegean Sea.  All offer different itineraries and focus on different locales and sights available in the wonderful and picturesque destination of Greece.