Find beauty within history and elegance on this vacation that will take you through the wonders of Greece’s antiquity and onto the stunning cliffs of Meteora. Stroll through pillared walkways and stand beside the steps of the Parthenon. Walk among champions in the ruins of Olympia and listen to the predictions of the Oracle at Delphi. Whether within the ancient city of Akrotiri or settling within the picture perfect villages of Santorini, open your eyes and let the beauty of history and modernity...
Athens - Histrionics of History
Your journey begins as the plane soars over the Atlantic en route to the fabulous past and beautiful present of Greece. The legends of ages have been whispered through books, poems, movies, and music that beckons to you. As your flight continues into Europe you can easily imagine the splendor of history being inspired by the Golden Age of Athens, and predictions of the oracle at Delphi, and the pride of the Olympics. The adventure through Grecian wonder has only just begun.
Athens - Athenian Wisdom
Athens - The Beginnings of History
Mycenae - Earlier than History
Olympia - The Beginning Games
Delphi - Whisperings of Antiquity
Meteora - History High in the Sky
Santorini - Crescent Splendor
Santorini - Luxurious Leisure
Santorini - Antiquity Returned
Santorini - Remembering History and Island Beauty
- Witness that grand ruins of the Acropolis including the famous Parthenon
- Travel to consult with the celebrated Oracle of Delphi
- Stand with ancient champions at Olympia
- Rise into the devotion of the sky at the hanging monasteries of Meteora
- Discover the natural majesty of Santorini
- Explore Akrotiri, a city considered to be the Lost City of Atlantis
Experience the historic and the beautiful on this 11-day tour through Greece meant for those who wish to dip their toes into the ancient wonders of history where beauty has spread over the past like satin and has shaped the present. From the marbled pillars that sparkle in the sunlight to whitewashed homes that look like they belong in a postcard, there is no end to the sensations that you will find along your time in Greece. Sit back, relax, and step into the majesty that historic Greece brings you.
Your journey begins as you step onto your flight to Athens. The plane inches you closer to the country’s past, touching you down along the hillsides of the ancient city where you can see the Acropolis standing tall and proud. Tour through the city’s grand ruins and standing history, from King Otto I’s palace to the tremendous columns of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and the Parthenon. On the way to Olympia you will be guided through the ruins of Mycenae where the infamous Agamemnon ruled and was buried. Within the ruins of Olympia you can almost see the ghosts of proud competitors in action, running through the remains of the track. In Delphi the pillars and stones stand atop a plateau and look out over the sweeping mountains that surround Mount Parnassus. Travel into the sky to visit the hanging monasteries of Meteora, situated overlooking the valley and blending into the cliffs.
History is never far behind as you journey from Athens to the luxurious crescent island of Santorini. Settle in along the cliff of the island where the view of the Mediterranean will take your breath away. It is easy to see why there are only spectacular moments waiting for you at your leisure. Whether you choose to explore the villages overlooking the famed caldera or venture to the volcano’s peak on a guided tour through the water, the days are yours to explore and experience. You could also visit the ruins of Akrotiri, said to possibly be the Lost City of Atlantis, covered in ash and ready to be discovered. History and beauty are not mutually exclusive; on this trip you will find that most often they are one and the same.
$3,570 per person (excluding international flights)
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