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13 Best Greece Itineraries for 2021-2022

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

From Athens to Santorini, Meteora to Crete, your vacation to Greece brings modern luxury alongside ancient history. Island beaches shimmer with white sands, romantic sunsets light the sky, and your days abound with exploration. Find inspiration for your dream trip in this collection of sample itineraries created for 2021 and 2022.

A Perfect Greece Vacation Package: Mykonos, Santorini, and More

Resort pool and buildings bordering the Santorini Caldera

Santorini, Greece

Length: 9 days

Places Visited: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece has a particular charm that can both make you gasp and leave you breathless. A Perfect Greece Vacation Package: Mykonos, Santorini, and More was designed by Vasilis, Greece travel expert, to represent the luxury and comfort of Greece. White sands, azure waters, whitewashed walls, and classic beauty barely scratch the surface of the majesty scattered across the Cyclades and will only lure you into wanting to experience more.

Amazing Mainland to Islands Greece Tour

Traditional white alley with colorful oleander flowers and colored doors found on the Cyclades islands in Greece

Traditional white alley with colorful oleander flowers and colored doors found on the Cyclades islands in Greece

Places Visited: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece travel specialist Panos has crafted the Amazing Mainland to Islands Greece Tour to showcase a mix of island and mainland splendor. You will be immersed in an undeniable archeological treasure-trove as your trip embraces mythology and cuisine, the beaches’ natural beauty, and the impressive views from a volcanic caldera. Travel through and beyond the expected to experience Greece’s wonder at your own pace.

Grandeurs of Greece: Luxurious Honeymoon Vacation

A couple watches the sunset over Santorini, Greece

A couple watches the sunset over Santorini, Greece

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: Santorini, Crete, Heraklion, Athens

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Together, Greece travel specialists Antonis and Dimitrios have crafted the Grandeurs of Greece: Luxurious Honeymoon Vacation to highlight the country’s effortless splendor and ultimate luxuries. Sink into the culture of passion and beauty famous for sun-drenched beaches and ancient culture captured in marble. You can truly indulge in the romance of your honeymoon with experiences like a resort spa treatment and a captivating sunset cruise.

Essential Aegean Gems: Perfect Greece Tour

The beautiful sandy beach of Alyko in the south-west of Naxos, Greece

The beautiful sandy beach of Alyko in the south-west of Naxos, Greece

Length: 12 days

Places Visited: Athens, Santorini, Crete, Naxos

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece’s abundant history and timeless beauty shine during the Essential Aegean Gems: Perfect Greece Tour designed by George, a Greece travel specialist. From the spiced aroma of ouzo to the enticing culture around Athens’s ancient Plaka, the whitewashed architecture of the Cyclades Islands to the mysterious Knossos Palace in Crete, you can enjoy the ultimate adventure across the land and the Aegean Sea.

Gastronomy of Greece Tour: Athens, Santorini, and Crete

Vineyards and farmland in Santorini, Greece

Vineyards and farmland in Santorini, Greece

Length: 8 days

Places Visited: Athens, Santorini, Crete

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Culinary history and heritage come center stage with this exploration of the Gastronomy of Greece Tour: Athens, Santorini, and Crete. Updated by Vasilis, a Greece travel specialist, this sample tour unravels the essential flavors of Greece’s most enticing dishes to immerse you in the authentic history, from the Athens Acropolis to the antique wines of Santorini and the succulent flavors of Crete.

Family Vacation in Athens and Western Greece

Navagio beach with shipwreck and flowers on Zakynthos island, Greece

Navagio beach with shipwreck and flowers on Zakynthos island, Greece

Length: 17 days

Places Visited: Athens, Zakynthos, Olympia, Costa Navarino, Nafplio, Santorini

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Focus on your family and the charms of ancient history during the Family Vacation in Athens and Western Greece tour designed by Anthia, a Greece travel specialist. You can all enjoy the Mediterranean paradise where family comes first and feel the immersive charisma of the coastline to the fabulous ruins. Witness the Parthenon, sample traditional dishes, and paddle on a kayak to medieval castles for an active and exciting family adventure.

Artisanal Delights to Ancient Life: Premier Greece Tour

Venetian harbor of Chania, Greece

Venetian harbor of Chania, Greece

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: Athens, Crete, Chania (Hania), Heraklion, Rethymnon, Knossos, Santorini

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece’s undeniable charisma reaches beyond beaches and captures the rich sense of preserved tradition. Artisanal Delights to Ancient Life: Premier Greece Tour designed by Rebecca, a Greece travel specialist, brings the exceptional heritage of artisan crafts to the forefront in Athens, Crete, and Santorini. Make bread like a local in a Crete village, discover the Ottoman influence in Rethymnon, and uncover the artisan culinary traditions of Santorini for an exclusive artisan exploration.

Unique Peloponnese Itinerary: Self-Driven Tour of Greece

Ruins of the Temple of Delphi in Greece

Ruins of the Temple of Delphi in Greece

Length: 10 days

Places Visited: Athens, Galaxidi, Olympia, Kalamata, Mani, Monemvasia, Nafplio

Why we recommend this itinerary:

A self-driven vacation brings a truly rewarding experience in this Unique Peloponnese Itinerary: Self-Driven Tour of Greece designed by Meijun, a Greece travel specialist. From winelands to coastline, hanging monasteries to elegant Venetian palaces, appreciate the mixture of historical scenery with staggering landscapes. This sample tour embraces Greece in all its beauty with archeological wonder, nuanced cuisine, and enticing mythology.

Luxuries of Greece in Winter

Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on Crete, Greece

Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on Crete, Greece

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: Athens, Crete, Thessaloniki

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece is a quintessential introduction to the Mediterranean’s colorful and dynamic history. Greek Travel Specialist, Antonis, has designed the Luxuries of Greece in Winter tour specifically to highlight the beauty of the country in a season away from the typical crowds. Every minute gives you a new discovery, from guided food and wine tours to visiting artisan workshops, relaxing in thermal baths to uncovering Venetian palaces overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Greece Mainland Discovery Tour

The medieval monasteries of Meteora in Greece

The medieval monasteries of Meteora in Greece

Length: 13 days

Places Visited: Meteora, Delphi, Nafplio, Athens, Zagori, Monemvasia

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece travel specialists and a husband-and-wife team, Vasilis and Seetha crafted this Greece Mainland Discovery Tour as the perfect representation of the mountains and coastline. This tour blends the highlights with villages off the beaten path for a true sense of essential Greek charm. Whether you are interested in Delphi’s ancient ruins, Meteora’s hanging monasteries, Nafplio’s Venetian palaces, or the traditional Zagori mountain villages, you will find that the mainland possesses Greece’s true spirit.

Highlights of Greece in 10 Days: Unforgettable Aegean Journey

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Length: 10 days

Places Visited: Athens, Santorini, Chania (Hania), Crete, Heraklio

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece is renowned for the food of Crete, the history of Athens, and the cliffs of Santorini. Greece travel specialist Cynthia designed the Highlights of Greece in 10 Days: Unforgettable Aegean Journey as the perfect highlights route introducing you to life around the Aegean Sea. From iconic wineries to sensational sunsets, enticing colors, flavorful markets, and captivating ancient murals embellish the effortless elegance spanning the islands and mainland.

Serenity of Mykonos and Santorini Vacation

Little Venice on Mykonos island, Greece

Little Venice on Mykonos island, Greece

Length: 9 days

Places Visited: Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Island life in Greece is at its most powerful when you experience it within the natural grandeur of the Cyclades. George, a Greek travel expert, kept it simple with some of the country’s most famous destinations by designing the Serenity of Mykonos and Santorini Vacation that celebrates the islands' enigmatic pleasures. Gorgeous beaches, the mythology of Delos, the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, or the blissful sunsets over a caldera showcase a small fraction of the islands’ grandeurs.

Ultimate European Explorer Tour: Italy, France, Greece

Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Length: 28 days

Places Visited: Paris, Rome, Athens, Loire Valley, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Ostia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Calcata, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Villa di Poppea, Boscoreale, Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Ischia, Procida, Giverny, Auvers sur Oise

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece is the cornerstone of Western Civilization, and its beauty and culture only underscore its connection between Europe and Asia throughout history. The Ultimate European Explorer Tour: Italy, France, Greece was crafted to connect the many layers of history and culture with extraordinary care for detail. For a real trip of a lifetime, this itinerary has thoughtfully taken you through every highlight with plenty of room for customization.

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The Parthenon, Acropolis and modern Athens with Lykavitos in the background

The Parthenon, Acropolis and modern Athens with Lykavitos in the background

Greece is a destination full of wonderful history and tradition brought into the modern world with a sense of family-focus, romance, and unlimited discovery. For more inspiration on the customizable experiences you could have, visit our Greece page and explore the Greece Travel Guide for more helpful tips on planning your perfect trip. If you are ready to plan, you can speak with a Greece travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or by calling 1-888-265-9707.

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