The Ultimate Experience

Of Greece

Some travelers won’t settle for just a taste of the Greek experience. We’re here to guide you while you experience everything Greece has to offer. Looking for one of the most comprehensive trips to Greece out there? This package is for you!

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17 Days / 16 Nights
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The moment you reach our beautiful country, you’ll have so many options to choose from. Tour the mainland, explore the islands, or do a little bit of both! Wonderful landscapes, world heritage monuments, religious pilgrimages, vibrant traditional culture, intense social life, important cultural events and all kinds of sports activities are just some of Greece’s unique attractions waiting for you. Whatever you are into, an amazing experience awaits. We’re eagerly waiting to personalize one of the most amazing trips to Greece ever experienced!

Trip Package Includes

Hotel Accomodation
Breakfast at All Locations
Private transfers to and from the airport to the hotel
Domestic air and High-speed ferry tickets

Trip Highlights

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The Parthenon & The Acropolis

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MYCENAE, THE KINGDOM OF MYTHICAL AGAMEMNON

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THE ANCIENT THEATER OF EPIDAURUS

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OLYMPIA, THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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DELPHI, THE NAVEL OF THE EARTH

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METEORA, A UNESCO'S WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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THE COSMOPOLITAN ISLAND OF MYKONOS

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THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS IN SANTORINI

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THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS

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THE 7 VILLAGES OF APOKORONAS

Day One

Welcome to athens!

Private Transfer from Athens International Airport:

Upon your arrival in Athens, 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. Rest up, you have one of the greatest trips to Greece ahead of you!

Day two

Panoramic Sightseeing in Athens - Group Tour

On day 2, 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. 

 

Do not miss the chance to visit the Panathinaiko Stadium (Kallimarmaro), where the first Olympic Games were held in 1896. In Syntagma Square, as well as downtown, you can marvel at state buildings and neoclassical structures of the 19th century like the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy of Athens, and the national library. Last but not least, do not leave Athens without visiting one of the most exceptional contemporary museums worldwide: the New Acropolis Museum, which fully displays the magnitude and glory of Athens and its architectural and cultural style. Not many trips to Greece offer so much history in all at once!

Price includes:

  • Tour Guide (Athens Sightseeing – The Parthenon & The New Acropolis Museum)
  •  Entrance fees (Athens Sightseeing – The Parthenon & The New Acropolis Museum)

Day three

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 eastern Mediterranean and black Sea ports. You’ll continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Epidaurus. 

On the headland called “Nesi” at Palaia Epidaurus you will visit the historic theatre of the ancient city. The theatre is well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating. 

You will then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece in 1829 (Short Stop), then drive to Mycenae. “Mycenae is the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization.” In the afternoon, it’s time to depart for Olympia for dinner and an overnight stay. Trips to Greece just wouldn’t be the same without a night in Olympia.

Price includes:

  •  Dinner
  •  Tour Guide (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)
  •  Entrance fees (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)

Day four

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 Kronios, 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 centre in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, which was held every four years to honor Zeus. You’ll visit this archaeological site & the museum before driving to Rion, across 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, a fan favorite for many during their trips to Greece.

Price includes:

  •  Breakfast
  •  Dinner
  •  Tour Guide (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)
  •  Entrance fees (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)

Day five

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 centre 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. 

The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics. You’ll explore the archaeological site and museum, where you can see the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. Then you will depart for Kalambaka for a short visit of the village upon arrival. Finally, you’ll settle in for dinner and an overnight stay in Kalambaka.

Price includes:

  •  Breakfast
  •  Dinner
  •  Tour Guide (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)
  •  Entrance fees (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)

Day six

Group Tour of The Breathtaking Meteora

Today we will see one of the most amazing places for trips to 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. 

Price includes:

  •  Breakfast
  •  Guide (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)
  •  Entrance fees (4 Days Classical Tour and Meteora)

Day Seven

From Athens to Mykonos by High-speed Ferry

Private Transfer to Piraeus Port:

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

Highspeed-Ferry Trip from Piraeus to Mykonos (07:00 – 09:40):

Duration of the trip is 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Private Transfer from the Port to the Hotel:

The driver will be waiting for you right outside the vessel to transfer you to your hotel.

Day Eight

Group Tour of The Island of Ancient Delos

Tour to Ancient Delos (08:30 – 14:30):

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. During classical times, Delos was the centre of trade, politics and religion but is now completely uninhabited and one of the most important archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean. 

Head into the museum to see the remains of the temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the ancient city, the theatre and stroll through the Avenue of Lions. Enjoy the view of the entire island from the museum café and then head back to Mykonos by boat. Experience a truly fascinating half-day excursion to an island replete with history and legends.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

* Explore the ancient island and its unique mosaics

* Visit the main archaeological points of interest

* Enjoy the short cruise over to Delos Island 

Price includes:

  •  Tour Guide (Tour to Ancient Delos)
  •  Entrance fees (Tour to Ancient Delos)

Day Nine

From Mykonos to Santorini by Highspeed Ferry

Private Transfer from the Hotel to the Port:

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

Highspeed-Ferry Trip from Mykonos to Santorini (09:50 – 11:55):

Duration of the trip is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Private Transfer from the Port to the Hotel:

The driver will be waiting for you right outside the vessel to transfer you to your hotel.

Day Ten

See Santorini in One Day - Bus & Boat Group Tour

Santorini in One Day by Bus and Boat Tour (08:30 – 20:30):

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. 

We will continue the tour to Athinios port and board the boat of King Thiras. We will then sail first to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. In Nea Kameni, we will have the opportunity to approach the crater of the still-active volcano. The trip continues to the second volcanic island, Palea Kameni. King Thiras’ boat makes a stop approximately 50 meters from the Hot Springs, where you can dive into the green sulphur waters or simply relax and enjoy the view. 

The next destination is the island of Thirasia. Thirasia was part of Santorini before a great volcanic explosion. We will stay in Thirasia for two hours, having the chance to go swimming,  have lunch next to the sea, or explore the village of Manolas and its traditional houses. After Thirasia, King Thiras will take us to the port of Ammoudi, underneath Oia village. We will walk up the steps to reach one of the most famous places of the world to see the sunset. When the sun sets into the sea, we will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to take us back to the village you started the excursion.

Program Prophet Elias Monastery – Pyrgos village – Volcano – Hot Springs – Thirassia island & Oia village for sunset 

Price includes:

  •  Tour Guide (Santorini in One Day by Bus and Boat Tour)
  •  Entrance fees (Santorini in One Day by Bus and Boat Tour)

Day Eleven

Free Day in Santorini

Free Day in Santorini:

Enjoy the day at your own leisure! Trips to Greece just aren’t the same without a free day in beautiful Santorini!

Day Twelve

From Santorini to Heraklion by High-speed Ferry

Private Transfer from the Hotel to the Port:

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

Highspeed-Ferry Trip from Santorini to Crete (17:45 – 19:30):

Duration of the trip is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. These ferry rides are a wonderful part of trips to Greece.

The driver will be waiting for you right outside the vessel to transfer you to your hotel.

Day Thirteen

Private Tour of The Palace of Knossos & The City of Heraklion

Explore the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion – Private Tour (10:00 – 15:00):

Discover one of Ancient Greece’s most fascinating treasures, the Palace of Knossos. Dating back to 1900 BC, it was the hub of Crete’s Minoan civilization where the mythical Minotaur was once said to have lurked in a labyrinth. Learn all the legends of this ancient civilization, the oldest in Europe, as you explore the treasures of its most famous palace including the throne room, royal apartments and frescoes. 

Next, proceed to the beautiful old town of Heraklion for a guided tour and the chance to look around the old harbor and browse the market for souvenirs. For culture and history, tours don’t get much better than this!

According to Greek mythology, King Minos dwelt in the Palace of Knossos and constructed a giant labyrinth to contain his son, the ferocious Minotaur. Learn the legend of the Minotaur and how it was finally killed by the Athenian hero Theseus as you walk around the fascinating archeological site. See the throne room where ancient kings once ruled, walk through the royal apartments that housed monarchs and their families thousands of years ago and admire the beautiful frescoes that have been preserved through time. 

Then head down to Heraklion, Crete’s picturesque capital for a mini-guided tour. Take in the city walls and the old harbor, which was dominated by a 16th century Venetian fortress. Explore the city at your own leisure and take the opportunity to peruse the local market stalls and shops or simply relax with a drink in the many pretty waterside cafés. 

Price includes:

  •  Guide (Explore the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion – Private Tour)
  •  Entrance fees (Explore the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion – Private Tour)

Day Fourteen

Free Day in Heraklion

Free Day in Heraklion:

Enjoy the day at your own leisure! Free time is one of the best parts of trips to Greece!

Day Fifteen

Private Transfer from Heraklion to Chania

Private Transfer from Heraklion to Chania By Car:

Duration of the trip is approximately 2 hours.

Day Sixteen

Private Tour of the 7 Villages of Apokoronas

On day 16, you will take a tour of the unique area of Apokoronas, the East part of Chania Region. On the way to Apokoronas, one of the first villages is Aptera. We will visit the ancient city with its Roman theatre and the monastery of Saint John. The water cisterns and the ruins of the market will appear a few meters away. Next you will enjoy the breathtaking view of Souda bay from the Ottoman fortress of Aptera. Stand there and admire the 360-degree view from this high point. You will follow a route through nature and traditional Cretan villages like Stylos and Armenoi until you arrive in Gavalochori village to visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas, 7 rooms of Cretan tradition and unique, handmade knitting artworks. You also will be shown the mind-blowing knitting technique of “Kopaneli”.

We will visit Kalives village move on to the Vrises Village to enjoy a cup of Greek coffee and admire its endless natural beauty. Next is the village of Emprosneros, where the ruins of Alidakis (the Ottoman commander of Apokoronas) Tower stands. We also visit the hidden church of St. Antony.

The experience of Cretan cheese-making process follows. We visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. After that we will visit Vafes, Vatoudiatis or Alikampos (depending on the season).

Next is lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, where you can speak with the locals and learn many things about the countryside way of life. Apokoronas is one of the most historical places in Crete because of its people and culture. After a few moments of talking with them and hearing their stories, this will make a lot more sense. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal its secrets; there is so much splendor to be discovered on trips to Greece!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the ancient knitting way of “Kopaneli” 
  • Visit the ancient city of Aptera and the Ottoman fort
  • Sit by the river and enjoy a cup of coffee
  • Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas
  • Visit the tower of Alidakis
  • Visit a Cheese factory
  • Unique hidden monasteries and churches
  • Walking in the fields and the pure nature
  • Learn about the Cretan way of life – live like a Cretan
  • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” with the locals
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
  • Discover the history and mythology of Crete

Price includes:

  •  Lunch

Day Seventeen

Flight from Chania to Athens - Goodbye Greece!

Private Transfer from the Hotel to Airport:

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

Flight from Chania to Athens:

Duration of the trip is approximately 50 minutes. We hope we will see you again and this is just one of many trips to Greece!

PRICING

$3,690

Per Person in a Double Room

HOTELS

$4,190

Per Person in a Double Room

HOTELS

$4,980

Per Person in a Double Room

HOTELS

Included Services

  • Meet and Greet Service
  • Hotel Accommodation at all locations
  • Private Transfers from and to ports and airports as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Organized Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Air and Ferry Tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Profesional English Speaking Guides on all tours
  • Entrance and admission fees for all tours
  • 24 hour emergency contact number
  • All Local Taxes

Excluded Services

  • International Flights
  • Visa Expenses
  • Stay Over Tax

As of January 1st 2018, a Stayover Tax will be imposed, to all hotels in Greece as follows:

  • 1* Hotels: 0.50 Euros Per Room / Per Night
  • 2* Hotels: 0.50 Euros Per Room / Per Night
  • 3* Hotels: 1.50 Euros Per Room / Per Night
  • 4* Hotels: 3 Euros Per Room / Per Night
  • 5* Hotels: 4 Euros Per Room / Per Night

The Stayover Tax will be paid by the guests locally at the hotel receptions upon checkout. 

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