Tour description

GREECE & CRETE SMALL GROUP TOUR

Welcome to a magical trip to Greece! We take you by the hand and lead you into the joyful celebration of Greek life through exploring, adventuring, tasting, and sharing the hidden corners of this magnificent place. Uncover the history and culture of ancient Greece and Greek mythology.Thousands of years of history. Greek mythology. Gorgeous islands and beaches. Ancient ruins. Delicious food. Greece has a lot to offer! Experience the Greek lifestyle and tradition with a small group tour limited to 12/14 travelers only! A visit to the land of Homer, Aristotle, and Sophocles is a journey to the dawn of classical civilization, with archaeological splendors from Athens to Crete. The varied landscape appeals to all types of travelers, whether you enjoy mountains or beaches, big cities or small villages. The soaring Mt Olympus inspire awe, while peaceful fishing villages such as Nafplio and Galaxidi invite simple pleasures and a taste of the good life on the Peloponnese land. The Greek countryside presents the perfect coda with idyllic landscapes of cypress groves, vineyards, and olive trees, as well as dramatic coves with sparkling white sand and rugged mountains that plunge into the sea.

On this small group tour journey, you’ll delve into one of the most fascinating and coveted countries in Europe.

We have a real passion for Greece and look forward to sharing it with you !

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS
  • Guaranteed departures group travel: small,friendly group of 12/14 participants only!
  • Guided tour of ATHENS with its historical treasures & popular markets
  • Unique DELPHI-home to the evocative ruins of an ancient religious complex and theater situated on Mount Parnassos.
  • Trace the origins of the athletic games at OLYMPIA
  • Visit a local olive oil producer and learn about the importance of olive oil to the Greeks.
  • Explore well-preserved 19th century architecture in the picturesque town of NAFPLIO
  • Marvel at the imposing walls of Ancient MYCENAE, thought to date from 1200BC
  • Experience extraordinary acoustics at the ancient theater of EPIDAVROS, one of the finest examples of Classical architecture in the world
  • Majestic CORINTH and NEMEA WINE TASTING in local wine estate
  • Experience the stunning TEMPLE OF POSEIDON
  • HANDS-ON-COOKING in NAFPLIO
  • Discover the magic of CRETE ISLAND
  • Popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Experienced Greek Tour guide to accompany you throughout your journey
  • Included entrances to Greek sites
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned luxury 20 seats motorcoach
  • Included hotel city tax
  • No hidden extras
  • Early arrival/Late stay options: Arrive in Athens a day or more prior to tour start.We’ll be happy to make these arrangements for you.
  • Our regional meals:All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 4 lunches (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, local coffee or tea only)
  • Arrival & departure: The tour will begin on Day 1 with morning transfers from Athens airport and end with morning transfers on Day 12 to Thessaloniki airport
  • Activity level:Moderate
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View Here) and FAQ ( View Here)
  • Trip Interruption & Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health insurance is strongly recommended
OUR UNIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO MONUMENTAL ATHENS 

Arrival at Athens international airport and drive to the city center for the first tree nights at the 5stars ”ELECTRA METROPOLIS HOTEL” or similar, a charming boutique hotel which enjoys an excellent location close to the city’s architecturally treasures.This evening we gather for our first group dinner in an elegant restaurant boasting amazing views over the Acropolis.Overnight in ATHENS

DAY 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF ATHENS

Witness the wonders of Ancient Greek architecture with a guided walking tour of ATHENS.Start the day with a visit to the ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, with its amazing glass floor displaying ancient houses, streets and even an olive press below.Exhibits include superb sculptures and an incredible series of carved pediments from the temple of Athena.Continue to the ACROPOLIS – ascending the hill, you’ll soon experience the Parthenon itself – its blindingly white marble columns with their perfect symmetry and balance completely dominate the skyline.After an included street food experience, you’ll end the day with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city,such the Temple of Olympian Zeus, one of the biggest temples ever built in Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium, an ancient stadium originally built in 338 BC, the Presidential Guards on duty in front of the Greek Parliament and the old city of Athens, Plaka, and stroll around its small streets.Dinner is on your own this evening in beautiful Athens. Overnight in ATHENS

DAY 3: ANCIENT DELPHI & THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE OF ARACHOVA

Today’s excursion takes us to explore DELPHI, one of the most beautiful and celebrated ancient sites. Nestled between twin cliffs on a slope of Mount Parnassus and spilling out onto the Sacred Plain, Delphi is where the oracle representing the revered god Apollo presided over the ancient world.We see the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the marble Sacred Way and climb to the 4th-century BCE theater still in use today.We also visit Delphi’s MUSEUM that houses the bronze “Charioteer,”one of antiquity’s greatest statues.Drive to the nearby mountain village of ARACHOVA for sightseeing and time on your own for lunch.Overnight in ATHENS

DAY 4: THE PEARLS OF THE PELOPONNESE,MYCENAE & NEMEA WINERY

After breakfast, we depart for the Peloponnese, the rocky peninsula home to many of Greece’s greatest archaeological sites. The tour begins with a drive along the coastal road for a stop at the impressive CORINTH CANAL, the 6 km long and only 21.4 meters wide canal which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.Drive to Agamemnon’s blood-soaked realm, the mighty fortified palace of MYCENAE, destroyed in 468 BC where you will see the Beehive Tombs,the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace.The NEMEA region is one of Greece’s premier wine-producing areas, famous for its full-bodied reds, many produced from the local AGIORGITIKO grape,a dark, fruity red often referred to as the “blood of Heracles”.Drive to the attractive town of NAFPLION, the first capital city of Greece with its Venetian charm staying at the central “HOTEL & SUITES” or similar.Dinner is on your own this evening in a local restaurant.Overnight stay in NAFPLION

DAY 5: ROMANTIC NAFPLION,BOAT TOUR & HANDS-ON-COOKING CLASS

With its marble pavements,looming castles and remarkably homogeneous architecture, NAFPLION is a stage set of spectacular Venetian fortresses, Greek churches and neoclassical mansions.The first capital of Greece is one of the most elegant and romantic cities, a wealth of narrow alleyways and a lovely seafront promenade but the best is perhaps just watching the sun coloring the bay an ecstatic red.This morning join your local guide for an exploration of this fascinating town followed by

DAY 6: EPIDAURUS THEATER & OLIVE OIL FARM

This morning we reach nearby EPIDAURUS, birthplace of Asclepios – the god of healing, and whose sanctuary here became the greatest center of medicine in the Classical world.The ancient Greeks believed that one should be healthy in both mind and body, so the plays and music performed here in the acoustically perfect theater played an integral part in the therapeutic process.Overnight stay in NAFPLION

DAY 7: OLYMPIA-BIRTHPLACE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

This morning we head west through the beautiful Peloponnese countryside towards the ancient site at OLYMPIA, home to the Temple of Zeus, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.The sanctuary not only lies in a beautiful and peaceful setting but its largely non-reconstructed remains allow a unique opportunity to visualize how this complex would have looked during its heyday. Also within the sanctuary is the ancient Temple of Hera while just outside the precinct are the gymnasium and well-preserved stadium.The archaeological MUSEUM is a treasure trove of artifacts excavated from the sacred precinct including superb architectural sculptures from the Temple of Zeus itself.

DAY 8: WELCOME TO CRETE

DAY 9: WELCOME TO CRETE

DAY 10: WELCOME TO CRETE

DAY 11: WELCOME TO CRETE

DAY 12: GOODBYE BEAUTIFUL CRETE

Morning transfers to

TOUR DATES & PRICING

2025 TOUR PRICE: € 4,800       SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: € 1,000       Currency Converter 

Price is per person based on double room occupancy for 12 days/11 nights

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