Set sail for the islands on this perfect Grecian odyssey tailored to take you through the many phases of antiquity. Set within a mix of spectacular ruins, sensational beaches, and filled with the classic must-see wonders of Greece; follow in the footsteps of epic poems and philosophers. Reach into the labyrinth to find the Minotaur in Crete. Stand along the red cliff shores of Santorini. Walk next to the adored pillars of the Parthenon. All of these wonders are possible within the span of your...
Athens - Athenian Beginnings
The odyssey begins with your arrival in Athens. Be picked up with a private transfer into the city and as you pass by the rolling hills of the outlands the pleasant aroma of reaching olive trees blankets the open space. The city center continues to bustle today as it did over 2,500 years ago, filled with people strolling along the Plaka, the pedestrian street filled with shops and restaurants. The buildings that line the narrow walkway have been occupied since Odysseus sailed the seas, filled with generations of family and Athenian history alike. Wander along the cobblestones, listen to the men tout their restaurants to passersby, enjoy a good look at the rising Acropolis and surround yourself with the mouthwatering honey soaked baklava that welcomes you to Greece.
Athens - Presenting Antiquity
Rhodes - The Road to Rhodes
Rhodes - In Step with Odysseus
Symi - Adventure to the Graces
Crete - The Lovely Lives of Cretans
Crete - A Different Labyrinth to Discover
Crete - A Divine Taste of Crete
Santorini - Somewhere across the Sea
Santorini - The Attentive Nature of Island Life
Santorini - An Adventurer’s Respite
Santorini - When Odysseys End
- Step into antiquity by exploring one the most iconic temples in Greece, the Parthenon
- Explore the contemporary history of Athens including the stadium of the first modern Olympic Games in the late 19th century
- Venture within the expansive walls of the Palace of the Grand Master which continues to guard the shores of Rhodes
- Journey to the island of Symi where the picturesque port will charm you
- Revel along the beautiful Venetian streets of Chania
- Experience the sensational ruins of Knossos rumored to be the home of the Minotaur
- Relax along the cliffs of Santorini where the panorama is postcard perfect
Step into your own odyssey on this 13-day tour meant to bring the world of antiquity to you. The history of Greece comes to life the moment you touch its shores, where the Acropolis sits out looking over Athens. The collective sensational sites of Rhodes bring a magical reverie to the island; the legends of Crete whisper adventure; the volcanic beauty of Santorini is remarkable. Journey through the Greek islands like a bard or the protagonist of an epic poem, with adventure at your fingertips while living the life of legends.
Your journey through Greece begins with your arrival in Athens. The Acropolis stares out over the city with an eye looking over the sprawling homes that were once empty hills. Tour through the marble temples and vast pillars before departing for Rhodes. Although the Colossus of Rhodes no longer stands as a guarded symbol of the island’s prosperity the Old City endured centuries of occupation that have shaped the island into its modern form. Stand at the top of the Acropolis of Lindos where over three millennia of temples have decorated the hilltop.
Your adventure continues as you set down in Heraklion, Crete, the largest island within the Greek Isles. Step into the mixture of modern life steeped within the Venetian pathways of the cityscapes, whether the larger capital of Heraklion or the charming Venetian port town of Chania. You can also visit the home of the Minotaur at Knossos Palace, leaving the yarn along your path to help find your way out. When you cruise closer to Santorini you can see the shimmering whitewalls of the classical homes. The island sits at the edge of a caldera where the warm blue waters of the sea crash against the cliffs. Spend the days on the islands at your leisure and enjoy the vast spread of the sunset or the quiet trickle of the infinity pool. Each day along the tour is tailored to your perfection, giving you the trip of a lifetime and an unforgettable Grecian odyssey.
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