Greece

With an ancient culture that significantly influenced the arts, language and philosophy, there is an abundance of things to see in this intriguing country. Discover the historical sights of Athens, taking in the beautiful, whitewashed buildings of the Cyclades Islands. Sample some delicious souvlaki and ouzo in a village taverna. Wherever you go, expect to be greeted like a long-lost friend. Friendly and passionate, the Greeks are always welcoming, making the country an ever more enjoyable place to holiday.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices
Escorted TourGlories of Greece7From $2,475.00
Escorted TourSecrets of Greece including Corfu11From $3,625.00
Escorted TourTreasures of Greece & The Islands14From $5,150.00

Glories of Greece

Be transported back to the 5C BC, when Athens erected the Parthenon, Delphi was in its heyday and the games at Olympia was the talk of the Mediterranean. This feature packed tour of mainland Greece is well paced and expertly planned. It covers a multitude of noteworthy ancient sites, majestic monuments and mystical monasteries.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Athens

You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where there is time to settle in and relax. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to get to know each other over a delightful evening of dinner and wine.
Hotel: Divani Caravel

Day 2: Athens - Nafplio

Morning sightseeing reveals the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Wingless Victory and Hadrian's Arch. A Local Expert takes you to the Parthenon, built atop the Acropolis. Now follow the shores of the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Next is the ruined city of Mycenae, featured in epics of Homer. With a Local Expert, walk through the Lion Gate, visit the royal ‘beehive' tombs and see the giant Cyclopean stones used to build the city walls. Later, meet the artisans and view beautiful works of art at a family-run pottery studio. Continue to the elegant seaside town of Nafplio.
Hotel: Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas

Day 3: Nafplio - Olympia

Travel into the heart of Argolis and with a Local Expert, visit the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus with its superb 4th century BC theatre. Visit the Asklepieion and discover a fascinating collection of ancient findings at the Archaeological Museum. Then a delightful drive takes you through the mountains of Arkadia to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. This evening, join a local chef for an entertaining cookery demonstration followed by a dinner of authentic Greek flavours.
Hotel: Hotel Antonios

Day 4: Olympia - Delphi

In Olympia, see the city's ancient temples, the Olympic Stadium and the athlete's' gymnasium with a Local Expert and learn about how the original games were first held in 776BC. Then head north to Patras and cross the soaring Rio-Antirrio Bridge to the mainland. Follow the coastal road before climbing up in the foothills of Mount Parnassus and on to your hotel.
Hotel: Amalia Hotel Delphi

Day 5: Delphi - Kalambaka

Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi with a Local Expert, past the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and Polygonal Wall – its interlocking stones still perfectly intact after thousands of years. You'll approach the Temple of Apollo, where for 14 centuries the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic ‘words'. Continue north, stopping at Thermopylae to see the memorial to Leonidas and his courageous Spartans. Then on to your hotel in Kalambaka for dinner.
Hotel: Divani Meteora Hotel

Day 6: Kalambaka - Athens

With a Local Expert, visit one of the amazing monasteries of Meteora, meaning 'in the air'. Incredibly perched on top of pinnacles of rock, see where the early Christians worshipped and enjoy stunning views over the Peneios Valley. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast back to Athens. In the evening, enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel

Day 7: Depart Athens

Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 6 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Secrets of Greece Including Corfu

The sound of cicadas and warmth of the Greek countryside are your companions as you travel through rolling hills of olive groves to the vineyards of Nemea. Cross country to the island of Corfu with its cobbled alleys, arcades and the elegant Esplanade. Visit the bougainvillea-clad Achilleion Palace, the dramatic cliff-top byzantine monasteries of Meteora and Delphi’s Sacred Way.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Athens

Welcome to Athens. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Later meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Day 2: Athens - Epidaurus - Nafplion

This morning enjoy a leisurely drive to the northeast Peloponnese. View the impressive Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea before your visit to the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine. Epidaurus is a marvel of engineering and is famous for its outstanding acoustics which are considered some of the best of any open air theatre. You will have free time to explore or enjoy a meal near the harbour in the beautiful seaport town of Nafplion.
Hotel: Amphytrion Hotel, 2 nights

Day 3: Nafplion - Excursion To Mycenae

Enjoy a visit to Mycenae, the most important palatial centre of the late Bronze Age in Greece. Here you will walk through the Lion Gate and remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, as well as see his tomb. Gain a Cultural Insight into wine production in the Nemea region and sample some of the highly regarded local produce. Return to your hotel in Nafplion and perhaps enjoy a stroll in town or taste some local Greek ice cream.

Day 4: Nafplion - Olympia

Cross the Peloponnese and head west towards the famous village of Olympia. Visit the archaeological site and museum home of the original Olympic Games in antiquity. This evening join us at our wonderful Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive oil farm.
Hotel: Arty Grand Hotel

Day 5: Olympia - Amphilochia - Preveza - Nikopolis - Igoumenitsa - Corfu

See the the quaint town of Amphilochia and the local city of Preveza before arriving to Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Cross by ferry to the island of Corfu. Enjoy free time to stroll in Corfu city with its splendid architecture, cobbled alleys, arcades, and stop in the Spianada (Esplanade), one of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece.
Hotel: Cavalieri Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Corfu

Enjoy an island orientation of Corfu. Visit the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later visit the Achilleion Palace with its beautiful views and bougainvillea, built by Elizabeth "Sissi" Empress of Austria and Hungary. This was once the summer residency of the royal family of Greece and overlooks the famous island of Pontikonisi and the beautiful clear waters of the bay.

Day 7: Corfu - Ioannina

Say goodbye to Corfu and sail back to the mainland to arrive later in the lively city of Ioannina. Enjoy free time to walk around the Old Town or alongside Pamvotis Lake.
Hotel: Mitsis Grand Serai Congress & Spa

Day 8: Ioannina - Metsovo - Meteora - Portaria (Mount Pelion)

Stop in the mountainous picturesque town of Metsovo, famous for Metsovone cheese and local wine. Continue on to Kalambaka, home to the famous byzantine Monasteries of Meteora perched on top of the impossibly tall rocks. The striking, unique geology of the region led to UNESCO declaring it a World Heritage Site. Continue south east towards Mount Pelion, known for its unexpected natural beauty and lush vegetation scarcely found elsewhere on the Greek mainland.
Hotel: Despotiko

Day 9: Portaria - Thermopylae - Delphi - Galaxidi

Today you will enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through the countryside over the famous mountain ranges of Parnassos and Giona. Stop briefly in Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his 300 brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Enjoy a guided visit in Delphi with a Local Specialist. Visit the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. Later arrive in Galaxidi, a picturesque seafaring village situated on a wooded bay with fine views.
Hotel: Ganimede

Day 10: Galaxidi - Athens

On arrival in Athens, visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist continues with views of the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch which was built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. View the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. This evening join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to mark the end of this incredible holiday.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Day 11: Depart Athens

Say goodbye to your fellow travellers at the end of a magical holiday. Airport transfers are available.

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Igoumenitsa - Corfu - Igoumenitsa
Accommodation: 10 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Treasures of Greece & The Islands

This tour should top every traveller’s wish list. Tour the sun-kissed temples and time-worn towns of the mainland and visit two of the most romantic islands on earth, where relaxing on the beach or in local cafes is the order of the day.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Athens

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where there is time to settle in and relax. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel

Day 2: Athens - Nafplio

The morning's sightseeing with a Local Expert reveals the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Wingless Victory and Hadrian's Arch. The highlight is a visit to the Parthenon, built atop the mighty Acropolis. Then follow the shores of the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which divides the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Next is the ruined city of Mycenae, featured in epics of Homer. Walk with a Local Expert through the Lion Gate, visit the royal ‘beehive' tombs and see the giant Cyclopean stones used to build the city walls. Later, meet the artisans and view beautiful works of art at a family-run pottery studio. Continue to the elegant seaside town of Nafplio.
Hotel: Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas

Day 3: Nafplio - Olympia

Travel into the heart of Argolis and with a Local Expert, visit the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus with its superb 4th century BC theatre. Visit the Asklepieion and discover one of the most spectacular collections of ancient findings in Greece at the Archeological Museum. Then a delightful drive takes you through the mountains of Arkadia to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. In the evening, join a local chef for an entertaining cookery demonstration followed by a dinner of authentic Greek flavours.
Hotel: Hotel Antonios

Day 4: Olympia - Deplhi

With a Local Expert, see the Olympic Stadium, where the original games were first held in 776BC, plus the athletes' gymnasium and the city's ancient temples. Then head north to Patras and cross the soaring Rio-Antirrio Bridge to the mainland. Follow the coast road before driving into the foothills of Mount Parnassus and on to your hotel.
Hotel: Amalia Hotel Delphi

Day 5: Deplhi - Kalambaka

Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi with a Local Expert, once lined with offertory temples and statues to the honour of Apollo. Pass the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and superb Polygonal Wall to reach the legendary Temple of Apollo, where the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic ‘words'. Continuing north, stop at the pass at Thermopylae, site of one of history's most famous last stands in 480BC. Pass by the market town of Trikala to Kalambaka.
Hotel: Divani Meteora Hotel

Day 6: Kalambaka - Athens

With a Local Expert, visit one of the amazing Meteora monasteries, incredibly perched on top of pinnacles of rock and enjoy stunning views over the Peneios Valley. Afterwards, cross fertile Thessaly, for a scenic drive along the coast to return to Athens. In the evening, enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel

Day 7: Athens - Mykonos

An early departure takes you to the port of Piraeus where your high-speed ferry awaits to whisk you over to the Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Rhenia Hotel, 3 nights

Day 8 & 9: Mykonos

(Relaxed Start) You have two glorious days at leisure. Explore the town with its winding maze of walkways, white-washed houses, magnificent windmills and uninhibited nightlife. Perhaps watch the sunset at Shirley Valentine Beach or take a short boat ride to Delos?

Day 10: Mykonos - Santorini

Board the high-speed ferry bound for the truly beautiful island of Santorini. You are met at the port and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Majestic Hotel Santorini, 3 nights

Day 11 & 12: Santorini

(Relaxed Start) With two more sun-drenched days on one of the most romantic islands on earth, you won't ever want to leave. Relax in clifftop restaurants, laze on the sun-soaked beaches or observe history unearthed at the site of Akrotiri.

Day 13: Santorini - Athens

In the morning, maybe take one last dip in the pool and grab your final glimpse over the lustrous Aegean and world-famous caldera. You are transferred to the airport for your return flight to Athens.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel

Day 14: Depart Athens

Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry:High Speed Ferry Ticket: Athens - Mykonos - Santorini
Flight:Flight Ticket: Santorini - Athens
Accommodation: 13 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary