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Greece Trip 2022

 

5 Best Places To Visit in Greece

Greece is known for its intriguing mythological stories, archaeological ruins, colorful islands, sunny beaches, charming villages, and exceptional natural beauty. Its most appealing charm can be found in the corners of the Greek islands.

Exploring Greece and Its Islands


May 1-15, 2022 $3799 twin; $4799 single plus airfare


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.


Day 1
Overnight Flight
Discover the beauty and timeless wonder found only in Greece. This fascinating tour of Greece begins with an overnight flight.

Day 2

  •  Dinner
  •  High  74°  Low  60°

 

  •  Crowne Plaza Athens City Center

Athens, Greece - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in the capital city of Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring Greek specialties at a local restaurant in Athens.

Day 3

  •  Breakfast
  •  High  74°  Low  60°

 

  •  Crowne Plaza Athens City Center

Athens
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the highlights in Athens showcasing the city's ancient and glorious monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus, the Parliament, and the Olympic Stadium. Next, ascend the steep hill of the Acropolis. Greek for “highest city,” the Acropolis was the religious center of ancient Athens and is crowned by the Parthenon, considered the pinnacle of classical Greek architecture. This evening, perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional local food tour of Athens.

Day 4

  •  Breakfast & Dinner
  •  High  73°  Low  55°

 

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  •  Grand Hotel Meteora

Athens - Thermopylae - Metéora - Kalambaka
Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas who died defending the city against the Persians. Arrive in Metéora and visit two remote monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock “towers” that extend nearly 900 feet into the air. Over 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. End your day at a family-owned taverna where you will savor a delicious meal with recipes passed down from generations.

Day 5

  •  Breakfast & Dinner
  •  High  77°  Low  59°

 

  •  Domotel Anemolia Resort & Conference

Kalambaka - Delphi - Arachova
This morning, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. Continue to the ancient city of Delphi, one of Greece’s most important religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, the ancient theatre, and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts. It was here that the famous Oracle was consulted to foretell the destiny of Man. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort town with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Day 6

  •  Breakfast & Dinner
  •  High  74°  Low  60°

 

  •  Europa Hotel Olympia

Arachova - Olympia
Travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Visit a local farm in the countryside and meet with the owners to learn about everyday life. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of local wines, olive oil, homemade jams, marmalades and sweets.

Day 7

  •  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  High  74°  Low  60°

 

  •  Europa Hotel Olympia

Olympia
Your guided visit to ancient Olympia includes a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. – and the museum. Next, learn how to cook some of the region’s best dishes as you partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch. This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances with a delightful Greek dance class.

Day 8

  •  Breakfast
  •  Nafplia Luxury Hotels

Olympia - Mycenae - Nafplio
Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the ancient city of Mycenae for a guided visit of the excavations featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Your day ends in the picturesque seaside resort of Nafplio.

Day 9

  •  Breakfast & Dinner
  •  High  74°  Low  62°

 

  •  Petinos Hotel

Nafplio - Athens - Mykonos
Early this morning, transfer to the port of Athens for the high-speed ferry ride to Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you cruise across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise.

Day 10

  •  Breakfast
  •  High  74°  Low  62°

 

  •  Petinos Hotel

Mykonos
Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity. Or join an optional excursion to the nearby island of Delos,* the fabled birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

Day 11

  •  Breakfast & Dinner
  •  High  72°  Low  61°

 

  •  El Greco Hotel

Mykonos - Santorini
Cruise to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini.

Day 12

  •  Breakfast
  •  High  72°  Low  61°

 

  •  El Greco Hotel

Santorini - Oia - Santorini
Begin your day with a visit to the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Known as the "Minoan Pompeii," the flourishing town was at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1450 B.C. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. End your day with a visit to a local winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini.

Day 13

  •  Breakfast
  •  High  72°  Low  61°

 

  •  El Greco Hotel

Santorini
Your day is at leisure to relax or independently explore Santorini, considered one of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Shop in Thira’s charming town center, take in the breathtaking scenery, visit a local museum or simply enjoy the amenities of your hotel.

Day 14

  •  Breakfast & Dinner
  •  High  74°  Low  60°

 

  •  Crowne Plaza Athens City Center

Santorini - Athens
Bid farewell to the Greek Islands and fly back to Athens for your overnight stay. Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece with a delightful farewell dinner.

Day 15

  •  Breakfast

Athens - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today.

 


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