Ancient Greek Cities & Island Explorer

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This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  From the mythological masterpieces of Athens, Olympia, and Delphi, to the breathtaking bright blue seascapes of Mykonos, experience the highlights that showcase Greece's historical beauty.  Arrive in the extraordi...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

What's this trip about?

    This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  From the mythological masterpieces of Athens, Olympia, and Delphi, to the breathtaking bright blue seascapes of Mykonos, experience the highlights that showcase Greece's historical beauty.  Arrive in the extraordinary city of Athens and dive right into its old-world culture of history, cuisine, and tradition. Stroll through charming, shop-lined Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, and treat yourself to an authentic gyro! Take advantage of your included Athens Sightseeing tour and experience the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and many other iconic architectural wonders of the classic era. Next, embark on an unforgettable 4-day tour of Classical Greece, on which you'll hit Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, and more. Drive along scenic and coastal roads, pass the Corinth Canal, and stand beside the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, Pythia, the monasteries of Meteora, and tons of other sites of classical importance.  At this point, the fun is just beginning! Hop on the high-speed ferry to the magical island of Mykonos. Relax on colorful beaches, get lost in narrow stone streets, and witness unbeatable sunsets over the vast horizon. Admire the white-washed cubic houses, churches, and windmills that line the coast, then unwind with a glass of wine at Little Venice. 

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityAthens
End CityGreece

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Delphi
  • Mykonos
  • Olympia

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
    • All airport, hotel, and ferry transfers
    • 2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
    • Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Site & Museum entrance
    • 4-day Classical Greece Escorted Tour including the following accommodation, or similar: 1 night in Olympia at the Hotel Amalia Olympia
    • 1 night in Delphi at the Hotel Amalia Delphi
    • 1 night in Kalambaka at the Hotel Amalia Kalambaka 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
    • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos
    • 3 nights in Mykonos at the Hotel San Antonio Summerland, or similar
    • One-way, economy class flight from Mykonos to Athens
    • 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Sofitel Athens Airport, or similar
    • 3 dinners (while on escorted tour)
    • Breakfast Daily

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Athens!

Arrive in the history-rich city of Athens, meet your transfer, and enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel. After you settle in, step outside and experience your first taste of Athens. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming old-world district of Plaka, loc...

Day 2 Athens

Enjoy breakfast, then embark on your included Athens Sightseeing Tour! Follow your expert guide and take tons of photos of the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Explore Syntagma Square, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Parthenon, and much more! 

Day 3 Athens - Olympia

Recharge during breakfast, then depart for your 4-day tour of Classical Greece! Drive along scenic coastal roads and over the famous Corinth Canal. Snap photos of the imposing landscape in the Corinth Canal's protected waters, one of the world's engineering mas...

Day 4 Olympia - Delphi

Start the morning off strong with a visit to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the idea and site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Explore the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which hosts the famous statues of Praxiteles, Hermes...

Day 5 Delphi - Kalambaka

After an energizing breakfast, head out on your tour to Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus, Delphi, once believed as the center "Naval" of the Earth, is home to the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. At the oracle of Apollo, Pythia, the high priestess of...

Day 6 Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

Today, visit the majestic monasteries of Meteora! Perched atop huge granite rocks, these breathtaking monasteries seem to suspend between the earth and the sky, providing truly awe-inspiring views.

After sifting through each monastery's priceless histori...

Day 7 Athens - Mykonos

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the Athens port of Piraeus or Rafina and hop on the ferry to Mykonos! Relax on this scenic 2-hour boat ride and take tons of photos as you approach the beautiful island of white and blue. 

Upon arrival on Mykonos,...

Day 8 Mykonos

Wake up and look out your window to whitewashed houses and bright blue skies. Indulge in a pleasant breakfast, then enjoy time at leisure on the beloved island of international "jet-setters." Explore its famous white windmills and chapels, then relax on its san...

Day 9 Mykonos

Start your day with a stroll down picture-perfect Matoryianni Street, where you'll find more amazing souvenirs than you can pack in your luggage! Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing on one of Mykonos' spectacular beaches. Lounge in the warm s...

Day 10 Mykonos - Athens

Wave goodbye to the magical beauty of Mykonos as you're transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens. Settle into your hotel and rest easy, knowing your airport accommodation positions you just steps from your flight in the morning. 

Day 11 Depart Greece

Indulge in one last Greek breakfast, pack your bags, and head for the airport. Board your plane and spend the flight home dreaming about your next adventure. 

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Last Updated: 4/15/2024

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