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Exploring Greece and Its Islands

featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorini

Summary:

Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece and bask in the brilliance of the Mediterranean. This comprehensive journey explores Greece's most important ancient monuments, including the famed Temple of Zeus, the archaeological site of Olympia and anc...

Duration
16 Days
Cities
7
Next Departure
12-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 4,899.00
Price per day
USD 306.00
Tour Type
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  • Collette
 
Operator
Collette
Tour
Exploring Greece and Its Islands
Sub-Title
featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorini
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Summary

Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece and bask in the brilliance of the Mediterranean. This comprehensive journey explores Greece's most important ancient monuments, including the famed Temple of Zeus, the archaeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens on a comprehensive tour of the incredible Acropolis. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Wander the winding streets, vineyards, marketplaces and beaches of Mykonos and Santorini. Explore the excavations of the ancient city at Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and Olympia. Throughout your journey, experience the iconic sights of Greece's Classical age with ample time to explore on your own.

Map: Exploring Greece and Its Islands (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Athens, Greece - Tour Begins
Day 3
Athens
Day 4
Athens - Thermopylae - Metéora - Kalambaka
Day 5
Kalambaka - Delphi - Arachova
Day 6
Arachova - Olympia
Day 7
Olympia
Day 8
Olympia - Tolo
Day 9
Tolo - Mycenae - Nafplio - Tolo
Day 10
Tolo - Athens - Mykonos - Chora
Day 11
Mykonos
Day 12
Mykonos - Santorini - Oia
Day 13
Santorini - Akrotiri - Wine Tasting
Day 14
Santorini
Day 15
Santorini - Athens
Day 16
Athens - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (7): Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Mykonos, Nafplio, Olympia, Santorini

Highlights

City

  • Athens

Attraction

  • The Acropolis
  • Parthenon

City

  • Metéora
  • Delphi
  • Olympia

Attraction

  • Greek Farm Visit
  • Cooking Class
  • Greek Dance Class

City

  • Mykonos Old Town Visit
  • Santorini
  • Akrotiri

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Taste olive oil and homemade jams at a local farm in the Peloponnese countryside.
  • Partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch.
  • Sample the finest wines in Greece with a winery tour and light lunch in Santorini.

Experience

  • Come to know two breathtaking Byzantine monasteries in Metéora, built over 600 years ago.
  • Experience the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts.
  • Broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek music with a delightful Greek dance class.

Optional, not included

Athens: Athens Local Food Tour

  • Experience Athens as a local! Join a local guide for a walking tour highlighting the cuisine of Athens. You'll make your way through three neighborhoods in the city, full of hidden gems that few travelers ever get to see. Be welcomed into several local restaurants, bakeries and markets to sample some of the area’s best culinary specialties and wine. Your guide will explain the significance each dish serves to the culture and region. You'll learn about common grocery items found in the markets and the importance of spices used in Greek cooking. Along the way, view the traditional architecture and see historic artifacts from ancient Athens that were recently discovered. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    This option does not operate on national and religious holidays when most venues are closed.
    As this is a walking tour, a comfortable pair of shoes is recommended.

Mykonos: Ancient Delos: Apollo’s Sacred Island

  • Take a step into the past with a half-day excursion to the island of Delos, the fabled birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. After a quick 30-minute boat ride, allow your guide to introduce you to this sprawling UNESCO site. See how the Greek myths intertwine with prehistoric ruins, passing through narrow streets from the Hellenistic age. Tour the awe-inspiring House of Dionysus, a relic from the 4th-century BC containing ancient mosaics and preserved columns. Peruse the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Lake, and the guardian Naxian Lions with your guide before enjoying time to explore independently. Take in views of the Sacred Island of Delos as you ferry back to Mykonos. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Duration of guided tour is 90 minutes and is subject to favorable weather conditions. This option needs to be pre-purchased at least 10 days prior to departure. Availability for purchase while on tour is not guaranteed.

Athens: Walking Tour in Megalochori and Santorini

  • Travel to the southern side of Santorini to the small traditional village of Megalochori, one of the most picturesque villages on the island, dating back to the 17th century. Embark on a walking tour through the narrow alleys and peek into the small shops, markets and churches for a taste of the local life. After your walking tour, make your way to a local restaurant. Savor regional cuisine during your delicious 3-course dinner in an open setting with breathtaking views of the rich, blue Aegean waters. Sit back and relax as you toast to your incredible experience. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


    Dinner will take place indoors if inclement weather occurs.

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