Traditional houses and church in Santorini, Greece.

Step Back in Time: Athens & Santorini History Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Athens, Santorini

Suggested Duration

7 Days

This historically-based 7-day getaway promises to be the perfect vacation for avid explorers of history or anyone that is interested in the millennia-old. History buffs have been flocking to Greece for years, and it is a well-known fact that this nation is the true cradle of civilization. Steeped in a storied past of political upheaval, fierce struggles of power, and endless myths and legends, Greece practically begs to be explored. Traverse the Acropolis, witness the iconic sites of Athens, and...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in an evening of wining and dining as you gaze upon a 360-degree view of the world-famous Acropolis
  • Witness all of the iconic sights of Athens while being regaled with wondrous backstories that bring them all to life
  • Explore the past while also seeking your future at the world-famous Oracle of Delphi during a private tour
  • Marvel at some of Santorini’s most famous locales while delving into the fascinating history behind each site
  • Bask in an authentic hammam spa experience, where you will learn how ancient Greeks of the Ottoman and Byzantine era found their bliss
  • Escape on a day-trip to explore the idyllic, island haven of Therasia
  • Uncover the history of Corinth and embark on a full-day tour to view its most famous sights, including the Corinth Canal

Detailed Description

Historians with a keen interest in uncovering secret gems and fascinating truths about the world’s past will tell you that exploring Greece is essential. From archaeological remains to mystical tales and legends of ancient mythology, Greece has a little bit of everything to excite and satisfy every history buff’s desires. From the world-famous Acropolis in Athens to the charming and timeless villages of Santorini, this historically-based, 7-day journey will have you knee-deep in history. You will also witness the most riveting and wondrous landmarks of Greece while experiencing new and exciting adventures. You may even learn a thing or two en route.

The first half of your trip will lead you to Athens, where you will settle in the lap of luxury at your hotel. During your first evening, you will feast on a delicious and authentic Mediterranean meal under the stars. Your opulent offerings will be complete with a picturesque locale that will provide you with an unrivaled view of the world-famous Acropolis.

The following day, you will be led on a historical, VIP tour of Athens, where you will explore the city’s iconic sights, such as the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and Parliament. Your guide will time your tour just perfectly so that you will be able to see the famed changing of the guards, which is something that is on almost every tourist’s must-see list for Athens. After hearing about the Ottoman and Byzantine era in ancient Greece and culminating the evening with an authentic hammam experience, you will recognize that you made the correct choice in Greece for your historical tour.

The next day, you will uncover the captivating past of Corinth. While you are here, you will witness majestic sights, such as the Corinth Canal and seemingly endless relics of this once-influential Greek enclave. A full day of discovery at Delphi will follow, which is where you can wander among whispers of the past in addition to seeking your own future fortune from the Oracle of Delphi like so many others before you.

The second half of your historical adventure through Greece will have you sailing to the stunning locale of Santorini. Upon your arrival to this beloved Greek Island, you will have just enough time to check-in to your luxury island accommodation before being whisked away to your first adventure, which will be an island-hopping excursion to nearby Therasia.

This lovely, volcanic island may be small, but it sure packs a punch when it comes to the historical department because this island has been able to maintain its pristine and simple framework from the past. Here, you will immediately fall in love with the charming villages of the island, all of which harken back to olden times. As you wander among the old churches, landscaped gardens, and old cave dwellings, you will be fascinated by the stories that your private guide shares with you about this intriguing and unassuming locale.

A full day of exploring the archaeological gems of Santorini fill your final day in Greece. From seeking insight into the past at the ancient settlement of Akrotiri to perusing the Prophet Elijah’s Monastery, there will be no better way to end your time on this gorgeous Aegean island, except by indulging in an awe-inspiring sunset after strolling through its world-famous streets.

Throughout your entire getaway to Greece, your hotel accommodations will be the epitome of luxury, and you will have every one of your wants and desires accommodated. You will also have a private driver available to you, who will be ready to take you to and from every destination during your stay. Everything about this historically-based tour through Greece is entirely customizable, so you can adjust anything and everything about this itinerary to your moods and desires once you are in Greece.

Starting Price

$2,361 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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