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Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Athens!

This Greece trip package begins in Athens. Upon your arrival, the driver will be waiting for you right outside the Arrivals Hall holding a sign with your name to transfer you to your hotel. Our representative will wait for you in the hotel to welcome you and brief you about your trip. Check in and enjoy free time for relaxation or a stroll through the capital of Greece.

Day
2

Panoramic sightseeing in Athens - Group tour

On day 2 of the essential Greece trip package, you will travel through time between the “old” and the “new” Athens. You will marvel at the magnificent ancient ruins of the past and explore the modern architecture of the city. You will have the chance to visit the Acropolis, an exquisite landmark of Athens, exhibiting its glorious history along with the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena, Nike, and the Erechtheion. Other equally impressive and historic sites are the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which is housed with the Parliament House in Syntagma (Constitution) Square. 

Day
3

Group tour of Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon

Starting from Athens, we drive westwards along the scenic coast until we reach the Corinth Canal to take in its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport that serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea ports. You’ll continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Epidaurus. 

Day
4

Group tour of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games

Olympia is the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronos, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic center in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, which was held every four years to honor Zeus. You’ll visit this archaeological site and the museum before driving to Rion,   the channel to Antirrion, onto the new state of the art suspended bridge, considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. You will then arrive in Nafpaktos and continue to Delphi for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day
5

Group tour of Delphi, the navel of the earth

Situated at the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, the home of the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the center of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. 

Day
6

Group tour of the breathtaking Meteora

Today we will see one of the most amazing places in Greece – Meteora. Meaning ‘suspended in air’ the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of the 24 biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece, after those in Mount Athos. Monks descended the mountains in nets or on retractable wooden ladders up to 40m long to the fertile valleys below. Each community developed its own resources and by the end of the 14th century, the Grand Meteoron emerged as the dominant community. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage. After the visit, you’ll begin the drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae for a photo stop. 

Day
7

From Athens to Mykonos by high-speed ferry

The driver will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to Piraeus port. 

Day
8

Group tour of the island of ancient Delos

Voyage to an island where time stands still. A sacred place in Greek mythology, Delos is an archaeological delight waiting to be discovered. Cruise to the island of Delos in the company of an experienced guide to explore the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. An island completely devoted to archaeological remains, history comes alive with every step.

Day
9

From Mykonos to Santorini by high-speed ferry

The driver will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to the port.

Day
10

See Santorini in one day - bus & boat group tour

The complete Santorini experience! This tour program is designed for those who wish to discover the land and the sea of this treasure island! You will travel to your first destination by bus; the 16th-century monastery of Prophet Elias is built on the highest point of the island, 565 meters above the sea level, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole island! After the Prophet Elias Monastery, we will visit the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches, and the Venetian Castle. Situated in one of the highest points of the island, Pyrgos offers an amazing view of the north-west part of Santorini. 

Day
11

Flight from Santorini to Athens. Goodbye Greece!

The driver will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to the airport.

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11 days
Delve deep into the heart and soul of Greece by traversing the mainland before exploring Greece’s most breathtaking islands.
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