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Experience the best blend of ancient history with scenic mountains and amazing seascapes. And indulge in the rich unforgettable Mediterranean cuisine.

Visit some of the most renowned wonders of the ancient world, including the Acropolis, Macedonia, Pella and Venetian architectures. Enjoy the fabulous scenic views from rugged mountains, forests and lakes. Explore the ancient Minoan civilization on Crete in the blue Aegean Sea. Step back in time and delve into tales of Greek mythology. Taste authentic local Athenian and Cretan cuisine, Greek coffee and Kalamata olives.

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17 Days, 15 Nights: Athens, Kalamata, Rhodes, Volos, Thessaloniki, Crete

Inclusions


TRIP OVERVIEW

  • Temple of Apollon
  • Kalamata City Tour
  • Kardamili Village
  • Caves of Dirou
  • Medieval City of Rhodes*
  • The Palace of the Grand Master*
  • Kallithéa & Roman Baths
  • Acropolis & Village of Líndos
  • Seven Springs
  • Filerimos
  • Thermopylae (Hot Gates)
  • Thermopylae Battle Field
  • Volos City Tour
  • Pelion Villages
  • Meteora Monasteries*
  • Vergina & Royal Tombs*
  • Pella Archaeological Site and the Museum
  • Salonica
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Kastoria Tour
  • Prespa National Park
  • Edessa
  • Crete (Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra)
  • Athens Walking Tour
  • Athens Acropolis*
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Ancient Agora (Market)
  • Stoa of Attalos
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Plaka
  • Monastiraki (the Flea Market)
  • Aegina, Hydra and Poros Cruise 

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

METEORA MONASTERIES

ANCIENT SITES, RUINS AND INTRIGUING MUSEUMS

Greek is a living museum where each town and island tells their own medieval story. Visit Orthodox monasteries on top of rock formations, the medieval town of Rhodes, Royal Tombs and the Palace of the Grand Master. One will never get tired of another Acropolis.

 THE MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE, ISLANDS AND NATURAL BEAUTY

Visit the unique Caves of Dirou, sulfur springs in Thermopylae (Hot Gates), scenic Prespa National Park and relax in the sparkling blue Aegean Sea.

HYDRA ISLAND
SAVOR THE VIEW
Savor the view and enjoy fresh seafood with a healthy dose of Greek sunshine!

AMAZING FOOD AND DRINK

Greek cuisine is the pioneer of the Mediterranean diet that is prepared with fresh produce, seafood and olives and olives oil. Taste traditional Cretan and Kalamata cuisine. Enjoy Greek coffee culture, local wine and ouzo.


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Major N. America Airport – Athens

Depart from your USA or Canadian airport to fly to Athens. Night on board the aircraft.
*If your flight departs in the early morning hours, you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day i.e. early Friday morning means Thursday night!
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Arrive Athens, Greece

Arrive at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free. Dinner at the hotel.
1 night in Athens.
*Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. If your flight arrives in the early morning (e.g. midnight or 7 am) we suggest you add a pre-tour hotel night during booking for a well-deserved rest before starting your tour.
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Apollon Temple & Kalamata City Tour

Check-out and travel to Kalamata. Enroute, visit the famous Temple of Apollon. Lunch in Kalamata and then hotel check in. Afternoon city tour of Kalamata where the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans started.
2 nights in Kalamata.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Kardamili Village & Caves Of Dirou

After breakfast we visit the beautiful village of Kardamili, walk in the picturesque streets, and enjoy Greek coffee like a local. We continue to the unique Caves of Dirou. Traditional local lunch in Aeropolis and then return to our hotel. Afternoon is free to discover the myths and traditions of the city.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

CAVES OF DIROU

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Rhodes City Tour

Early in the morning we depart Kalamata to Athens Airport and fly to Rhodes Island. Arrive at Rhodes and hotel check in. After lunch we discover the old town of Rhodes on a walking tour. The Old Town of Rhodes is the biggest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Built in the 14th century, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out the Palace of the Grand Master that was originally a 7th century A.D. Byzantine fortress. It was converted into the Grand Master’s residence in14th century.
2 nights in Rhodes Island.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

ST NICHOLAS FORT IN OLD MANDRAKI HARBOUR, RHODES

ACROPOLIS IN LINDOS, RHODES

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Rhodes Tour

After breakfast, a full day tour in Rhodes. Viisit Kallithéa, a cosmopolitan holiday resort town. The highlight is its popular long sandy Faliráki Beach and the Roman baths.
We continue to the ancient city-state of Líndos (one of the three major towns of ancient Rhodes). See the remains of the acropolis of Líndos and the village of Líndos with whitewashed houses, mansions, Byzantine churches, and narrow cobbled streets. Lunch at a local restaurant. Our tour continues to Seven Springs, where we will walk in the forest and enjoy the fresh water coming from the springs. We end our tour by visiting Filerimos on a hilltop. Return to our hotel for dinner
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Tour Volos City & Pelion Village

After breakfast we fly to Athens and transfer to Volos by car.
Enroute we visit Thermopylae (Hot Gates) and the hot sulfur springs. We then visit the area of the famous 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae between the Greeks and the Persians, and the marvelous statue of Leonidas, King of Sparta. Followed by Centre of Historical Information of Thermopylae.
After lunch, check in at the hotel in Volos followed by Volos city tour. Volos, on the Pagasetic Gulf, is featured in many tales of Greek mythology. Its beautiful seafront is dotted with picturesque little taverns (tsipouradiko) specializing in tsipouro (a Greek spirit). In the afternoon we visit the Pelion villages on the slopes of Mount Pelion (the home of the Centaur, a mythical half-man half-horse creature)
2 nights in Volvos.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner  
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Meteora Monasteries

After breakfast we drive to Kalambaka for a full day tour of Meteora. We visit the 3 main monasteries of Meteora to discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this area. We go back in time to the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of the monastic community of Meteora.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

METEORA MONASTERIES

CLOSE UP OF METEORA MONASTERIES

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Vergina & Pella Tour

After breakfast, check out and proceed on a magical journey visiting Vergina, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia and Pella. The Royal Tombs is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch we continue to Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. We visit the archaeological site and the museum.
We then transfer to Thessaloniki (Salonica), the pearl of Macedonia and the second largest city in Greece.
3 nights in Thessaloniki.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Salonica City Tour

We take a city tour of the beautiful town of Salonica. We visit the Galerius Arch (Kamara), the Rotunda monument, the Citadel and the City Walls, and a marvelous view of Thessaloniki. We then see the White Tower of Thessaloniki. The walk continues towards the Nea Paralia to see the statue of Alexander the Great and admire the famous umbrellas. Next we see the historic Aristotelous Square followed by the ancient Roman Agora (market place) and Dikasterion Square. We visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki to experience the history of ancient Macedonia.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

ARCH OF GALERIUS, THESSALONIKI

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Kastoria, Prespa National Park, Edessa

After breakfast we have a full day tour, starting with a city tour of Kastoria and its amazing local products which we will see and taste. Later we will continue to Prespa National Park. Followed by a local lunch and return to Thessaloniki. Enroute we visit Edessa, an ancient city with magnificent waterfalls.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Crete & Heraklion Tour

Breakfast at the hotel and early flight from Thessaloniki airport to Heraklion, Crete.
Today we explore the cradle of the Minoan civilization, and the Minoan Palace – labyrinth of legendary King Minos and its mythical Minotaur. Next we head to Heraklion city. We will see unique Venetian monuments: the Venetian fountain of Morosini, the Basilica of St. Marc, the Venetian Loggia, St. Titos church, and the Venetian Port with the Fortress of “Koule''. We enjoy a visit to the town’s open-air market. In the old Venetian port, one can see the vaulted tarsanades where ships were built, while the western side is dominated by the 16th century Koule fortress.
3 nights in Heraklion, Crete.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Rethymno & Chania Old Town

After our breakfast we head west to visit old towns of Rethymno and Chania to see medieval Venetian sites with free time for shopping. We enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch in Chania. Return to Heraklion in the afternoon.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
 

CHANIA OLD TOWN & VENETIAN PORT

16 CENTURY VENETIAN LIGHTHOUSE OF CHANIA

ALLEYWAY IN CHANIA

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Elounda, Agios Nikolaos & Ierapetra

After our breakfast we head east to visit Elounda and Agios Nikolaos. After lunch we visit Ierapetra. We return to Heraklion and embark our ferry to Athens. Dinner onboard the ferry.
Overnight in your cabin on the Heraklion-Athens ferry.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
 

THE ROCK OF SPINALONGA
One of the most striking features of the island are the ancient fortifications.

AGIOS NIKOLAOS, A COASTAL TOWN ON CRETE

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Athens Walking Tour

Breakfast on the ferry. We disembark and start our Athens tour visiting the Acropolis, The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. We then visit the New Acropolis Museum. Free time for lunch and then walk to the ancient Agora (Market). On this magnificent walking tour we will see the Stoa of Attalos, originally erected during the 2nd century BC. Afterwards we see the Temple of Hephaestus. Then we will have free time at Plaka, which is the picturesque oldest quarter of Athens filled with small handicraft stores and Monastiraki (the Flea Market) where you can have a pleasant walk before returning to the Hotel.
2 nights in Athens.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS

ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS, ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS

CARYATID SCULPTURES, ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS

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3 Islands Cruise On Saronic Gulf

Early breakfast at the hotel. Today we explore the famous Greek islands on a Saronic Cruise. We cover three of the most beautiful islands in the Saronic Gulf: Aegina, Hydra and Poros. These islands are small havens near Athens where we will enjoy natural beauty, historical treasures, unique architecture, and a glamorous, yet romantic atmosphere.
On the island of Aegina we visit the famous Aphaea Temple. Second stop is Hydra island with traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestone streets, secluded squares and around 500 donkeys as the means of public transportation. The town of Poros is built in the shape of an amphitheater over two hills. Poros has lush pine trees, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cozy cafes and restaurants, a picturesque capital with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobblestone streets. Enjoy a Mediterranean buffet lunch during the cruise. After the cruise we have dinner.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

HYDRA ISLAND

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Depart Athens – Arrive In N. America

After breakfast, transfer to Athens International Airport (ATH) for your flight home.
*Hotel check-out time is generally around 11 am. If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding a post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  
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Hotels

We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.  
Destination Premium Class 
Athens
Kalamata
Rhodes
Volos
Thessaloniki
Heraklion
* Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour Hotel Add-on and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider a pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.   The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Premium Small Group (Land Only)

Year Tour Dates Start Tuesday-Depart Thursday Premium
2021 Nov 30 – Dec 16 $3,753 $4,170 + Air
2022 Jan 18 – Feb 3 $3,753 $4,170 + Air
2022 Feb 10 – Feb 26 $3,753 $4,170 + Air
2022 Mar 1 – Mar 17 $3,753 $4,170 + Air
2022 Mar 22 – Apr 7 $4,361 $4,845 + Air
2022 May 5 – May 21 $4,361 $4,845 + Air
2022 Jun 14 – Jun 30 $4,361 $4,845 + Air
2022 Jul 5 – Jul 21 $4,820 $5,355 + Air
2022 Aug 2 – Aug 18 $4,820 $5,355 + Air
2022 Aug 30 – Sep 15 $4,361 $4,845 + Air
2022 Sep 20 – Oct 6 $4,361 $4,845 + Air
2022 Oct 11 – Oct 27 $4,361 $4,845 + Air
 
Small Group Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 guests
  • ‣ Tour departure confirmation 70 days prior to departure

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest airport is ATH (Athens International).
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Private Airport Transfers
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  (Except days of arrival & departure)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • ‣ Greece Domestic Air Fare & Ferries

Exclusions

  • ‣ Air Fare
  • ‣ Tourism Fee per room per night paid directly to the hotel
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expense
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expense

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of 30% of the land tour price is due within 5 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 60 days prior to the departure date.
  • ‣ The airfare is due upon flight booking.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • ‣ Pre-tour hotel night
  • ‣ Post-tour hotel night

Suggested Gratuity

  • ‣ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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