Treasures of Greece Tour
See the best of Greece on this slow-paced 12-day tour that also includes a visit to Ephesus, the second largest city of the Roman Empire. Explore the old city of Rhodes and see the heart of the Minoan Civilization that is Knossos Palace. See the detailed section for information on other scheduled destinations. Please ask for details and pricing.
Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier's Tomb, the Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.
Leave Athens early in the morning heading towards the Corinth Canal (first stop). Next stop to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus world known for its acoustics. Quick visit to Nafplion town and then off to the archaeological site of Mycenae and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure to Olympia town in the afternoon, the place where the Olympic Games were born, passing by Tripolis and Megalopolis towns. Dinner & overnight in Olympia.
In the morning you will visit the Archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then you will be driven by the plains of Heliad and Achaia till you reach the impressive bridge which connects Rion to Antirion. On the way you will have the opportunity to take a glimpse o fthe picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea. Arrival in Delphi. Dinner & overnight.
Visit the archaeological site of Delphi known in antiquity as the center of the world, the Museum with the famous statue representing "The Bronze Charioteer". Departure to Kalambaka, a small town built at the foothill of Meteora. Dinner & overnight.
Visit to Meteora where dozens of monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures are built on huge rocks with a magnificent view. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae with a short stop at Leonida's statue and then again to Kammena Vourla area. Arrival in Athens in the evening.
Early in the morning you will be transferred to Piraeus port and then you will depart for Mykonos, an island known for its fantastic sandy beaches, its vivid nightlife, Little Venice and famous windmills. Overnight in Mykonos.
Take the chance to explore every path of the island with the all white-washed cubic houses with blue windows, charming narrow streets with pebble-stoned pavements and little white chapels with sky-blue cupolas and the famous Windmills. A walk through Chora, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle would be an amazing experience.
Morning at leisure you can visit the archaeological museum of Mykonos which is located in Mykonos town next to the harbour and is home to marble sculptures, ceramics, jewels and utensils, all findings from the excavations in Delos, Rhinia and Mykonos itself. You can also have a visit to the Paraportiani Church which is one of the most interesting architectural structures in Greece, located near Mykonos harbour entrance. Late afternoon you will embark the ferry for the 4 day cruise.
First stop is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with the option to visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John where he lived and wrote the book of the Revelation.
Early morning arrival in the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes Island is visited by hundreds of tourists every year since it offers a combination of great historical sites, marvelous beaches, a vivid nightlife and great shopping areas. By participating in one of the optional tours, you will be able to visit the medieval city and the famous.
Next port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Knossos Palace, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Departure to Crete and arrival in Santorini Island in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis and the most beautiful sunset in the world.
The cruise ship will arrive at Piraeus port early in the morning. Disembarkation and transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.
Every Sunday from 01 April to 14 October.
CostingThe cost of this tour may change according to your travel dates, accommodation level and number of people traveling. Please send us a quick enquiry through our web site so that we can make our best offer. Given that our reservations office is located in Greece, we have access to best deals possible.
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Michael and Ihsan
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Travel Information and Guide to Greece
Greece has always been and will be one of the most popular destinations for tourism. It is not hard to see why. The country and surrounding islands, have a colourful historical timeline filled with stories of the ancient gods, and philosophers like Aristotle. It also has superb coastlines filled with beautiful beaches and swimming spots. Throw in the welcoming and interesting cultural aspects like food and cuisine and everything combines to form a holiday hotspot where people truly can enjoy themselves.
Such is the demand for tourism, every type of hotel accommodation is available from the budget hostels for backpackers to 5 star plus spa centres for honeymooning couples. If you book one of our tours, we arrange accommodation for you.
When to Go
From July to August, soaring temperatures are guaranteed. While this is ideal for sunbathers, anyone who wants to explore cultural or historical sites should confine their walks to morning or evening and avoid the peak of temperatures from 12 noon to 3pm.
Aside from these months, January to June and September to November are ideal, although evening temperatures require a light cardigan or jacket. December to March is the coldest months but destinations like Athens are still popular for all year round city breaks.
Currency and Spending
Greece used to be a cheap country until the introduction of the Euro. It is still possible to travel on a budget but travellers should look out for the small establishments serving cheap food and avoid centres where prices of drinks etc are more expensive. An average budget per day is 90 euros including accommodation, food and transport. This can increase with fees to museums and historical sites. Our Greece tours range from budget to luxury and you can see the full range here.
Where to Go
There is huge amount of potential destinations, depending on what you look for in a travel experience. The diversity of regions will ensure that everyone is accommodated for. Many of our tours visit more than one destination so you can see the best of what Greece has to offer, all in one trip. You can see the tours here but the main five highlights of Greece are…
The capital and largest city in Greece, is home to some of the world’s most prolific ancient sites which is not a surprise considering that throughout history, it has always been a centre of learning, art and philosophy. Sites to see include including Acropolis, ancient agora, the 19th century neighbourhood of Anafiotika, the unknown soldiers tomb and Hadrian’s arch
This is a destination that has something for everyone because Thessaloniki has an abundance of Byzantine historical sites, museums, cultural activities, sports and art festivals. Hotels and restaurants are in abundance and the diversity means you are sure to find what you seek.
This island is well-known for white sugar cube houses covered with pink bougainvillea, and the emphasis while here is to relax and admire the beauty. Sunsets are adorable and the urban landscape provides many picture postcards scenes. Also try the local wine and cuisine.
This Greek island is famous for its beaches and nightlife. Landmarks to visit include the windmills; the Municipal library based in an 18th century mansion and Petros the pelican that is the mascot for the island.
One of the most famous and top visited Greek islands, Rhodes includes the historical old part of the town within the old city walls. It is also well known for its shopping opportunities and local taverns serving delicious Greek cuisine.
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