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The Midas touch: Four Greece experiences for a gold-standard tour

The man could turn whatever he touched into gold – take a leaf out of his book and make your clients’ Greece experience gold-standard by visiting these four famous sites.

A land of heritage, history, cuisine and culture, Greece is home to some of the world’s most sought after experiences – here are four of Tempo Holidays‘ best to make even Midas green with envy.

Gasp for glory at the Acropolis

Built in adoration of the goddess Athena, patron of Athens, the Acropolis remains the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens.

Acropolis of Athens at sunset with a beautiful dramatic sky
As the seat of Western civilisation, the birthplace of Western thought and romanticism and the gateway to the Aegean, it should come as no surprise that any itinerary has to fill itself with mythological, historical and oceanic Greek island experiences.

Book a tour of historic Athens as part of Tempo Holidays’ seven-day Grand Tour of Greece!

Walk among the pillars of the Parthenon

The Parthenon to this day remains an enigmatic marvel of ancient architecture. The site was originally built at the coming of Christianity to Greece, and serves as a dedication to Parthenos Maria, the Virgin Mary.

Acropolis Hill, Parthenon, Athens, Greece. Odeon Herodes Atticus.
For any authentic trip to Greece, there are some experiences that simply must be ticked-off of any itinerary for a gold-standard tour.

Contemplate the Meteora monasteries

Still in use to this day, the Meteora monasteries are seen as both an icon of landscape and natural appreciation, and as an ark for a Christian Orthodox pilgrimage.

UNESCO World Heritage, Saint-nicolas, clifftop,
A visit to the Meteora monasteries – a gobsmackingly wonderful monument of architecture and natural bliss – is among the best of Greece’s experiences.

Tours of the Meteora monasteries start at $321 per person, on Tempo Holidays’ two-day Meteora Monasteries tour.

The two-day tour also includes a short stop to see the Leonidas monument – a bronze statue erected at Thermopylae in 1955 for Leonidas, the King of Sparta.

Perfect for those with limited time, this tour combines the sensational scenery of central Greece with the monasteries of Meteora.

Admire the ruins of the oracle at Delphi

Regarded as the centre of the world in Ancient Greece, the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi was for many centuries the cultural, religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world.

View of the Tholos at the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Drive through the countryside and spend time at leisure in the village of Delphi to enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the slopes of Mount Parnassus.

Fancy visiting the best of Delphi in style? Take a first class, two-day coach tour of the region for $299 per person. 

For a helping hand in devising your next gold-standard Greek itinerary, check out Tempo Holidays’ travel options for Greece by clicking here.

Church in Oia, Santorini, Greece.
With 6,000 islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the only setback to a tour is a shortage of time and, even more critical, imagination on behalf of the travel agent and the traveller.

 

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