Celebrate timeless beauty and tradition during your 14-day cultural tour of Greece that makes Classical history tangible. Customized to your interests, you will explore secluded ancient monasteries and picturesque coastlines. Witness the iconic image of the Parthenon looming above Athens and the remaining mythical ramparts of Mycenae. Whether a connoisseur of antiquity or an enthusiastic art-lover, you will delight in the cultural marvels of Greece.
Athens – An Introduction to Athens with a Classic Heritage Dinner
Athens has become the center of the Ancient Western World attracting visitors from around the globe interested in stepping back in time to experience the layers of history. Remnants of ancient civilization cap the famous Acropolis summit which now overlooks contemporary neighborhoods filled with neoclassical architecture and homes reflective of the Cycladic migrants who moved to the city in the 19th century. Your flight will land at Athens International Airport, and your private transfer will greet you upon arrival. The city shines and shimmers with ancient temples that reflect Greek and Roman history, as well as golden mosaics that reference more than a millennium of religious Byzantine tradition.
After relaxing in the comforts of your luxury accommodation, you will meet your guide in the lobby for an exceptional evening that will blend Greek culture and cuisine. An easy walk to the ancient neighborhood of Plaka will highlight the depth of history hidden in Athens. The antique houses were built over ancient foundations established during the city-state’s Golden Age. You will enter a private home to find a table positioned over a glass floor looking down into an active excavation site, and your dinner will begin with the aroma of kalamaki grilling over an open flame and boiled greens known as horta simmering on the stove with olive oil, lemon, and feta.
Athens – Discover the Ancient Marvels of Athens on a Full Day Tour
Athens – Enjoy a Full Day Immersive Classical Tour to Cape Sounion
Olympia – Visit the Ancient Ruins of Corinth and Unique Mycenae
Delphi – The Remains of Famous Olympia before Reaching Delphi
Thermopylae – Listen for Signs of the Oracle and Find Traces of Persia
Meteora – Full Day Traversing the Hanging Monasteries of Meteora
Volos – Relish the Heart of the Gorgeous Pelion Peninsula
Volos – Venture to the Charming Villages of Pelion at your Leisure
Volos – Embrace the Welcoming Outdoor Activities of the Pelion
Mount Olympus – The Picturesque Beauty off the Pelion Coast
Mount Olympus – Travel Mount Olympus for a Half-Day Excursion
Thessaloniki –Cultural Exploration of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki – Depart for Home
- Enjoy the thrill of ancient history and culture during a full-day tour of Athens that will bring you to the top of the Acropolis and the seat of the Parthenon
- Listen to the epic tales of the Oracle when visiting the ruins of the ancient city and remains of the Temple of Apollo
- Delight in the charming villages of the Pelion Peninsula including the gorgeous island of Skopelos where Mamma Mia was filmed
- View sensational Byzantine mosaics inside 1,000-year-old monasteries in Meteora, each standing atop rock formations soaring above the plains
- Search for traces of Greek gods during a private full-day guided excursion to the summit of Mount Olympus
- Sample the stunning flavors of traditional Greek and Athenian cuisine during a dinner with a view to an active archeological dig
- Discover the wealth of history and depth of culture in Thessaloniki with a private tour of the castles, walls, churches, and coastline
- Immerse yourself in the myths and legends of Greece when visiting Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon where history and mythology meet
- Visit the towering remains of the Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Attica Peninsula at Cape Sounion
Enjoy the Greece tour of your dreams over two weeks spent exploring the culture and uncovering the ancient wonders and natural beauty of the country. Majestic sunsets and exotic beaches, charming villages, and iconic temples all await your arrival. Explore alongside your private guides and enjoy the thrill of discovering enchanting landmarks on your own. Whether you are an amateur archeologist, a part-time historian, a cultural enthusiast, or a traveler simply interested in experiencing the authentic heritage of Greece, the range of Classical marble columns to Byzantine mosaics, Ottoman remains, and the allusion to mythological beings will engage your every sense.
Your cultural and historical immersion begins with three nights spent in Athens, and the capital of Greece will exceed expectations with contemporary comforts and historical marvels beyond the renowned Acropolis. Dine-in view of archeological excavations, wander through the tangible preserved history in ruins and museum artifacts and marvel at the grandeur of Poseidon’s Temple on Cape Sounion. Traveling two nights along the Peloponnese will bring you to Ancient Corinth to see the visible ruins of one of Classical Greece’s most powerful city-states, and the once commanding kingdom of Mycenae, home to infamous King Agamemnon. Visiting Olympia will reveal the beauty and intriguing histories of the original Olympic Games, and strolling through Delphi uncovers the great influence of the famous Oracle of Apollo’s Temple.
Following the threads of heritage in Greece will lead you to one night in Thermopylae to learn more about Sparta’s Brave 300 under the command of King Leonidas, and one night in Meteora spent traversing the steep staircases will bring you to six of the remaining hanging Byzantine monasteries. Three nights spent on the Pelion Peninsula will unveil an undiscovered corner of Greece perfect for relaxing among stunning villages, tranquil mountains, and idyllic waters, including film locations for both Mamma Mia movies set amongst the natural landscape once considered the vacation home for Greek gods. Continue to the base of Mount Olympus for two nights to follow in the footsteps of the mythological gods on a guided tour to the steep summit. Upon reaching Thessaloniki for one night, Greece’s second-largest city avails itself of fantastic museums, spectacular ruins, and a diverse mixture of cultures distinctive to the northern region. Read more here about the other exceptional experiences our travelers have appreciated in their travel reviews of Greece.
$4,545 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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