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Greece Vacations & Tours

Embark on your own Greek odyssey to encounter the legends that continue to inspire the imaginations of people around the world. Immerse yourself in Greece’s natural beauty, revered culture, and famous cuisine as you explore its historic relics. Craft your ideal Greek vacation with exclusive access through Zicasso to make your dream a reality.

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Sample Itineraries

You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel.

A Perfect Greece Vacation Package 2020-2021: Mykonos,...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

The relaxing ambiance of Athens and the Greek islands will welcome you during your custom-tailored Greece vacation crafted for 2020-2021. Your luxurious getaway combines magnificent scenery with captivating culture, marvelous history with enticing luxury. You will visit the Acropolis and discover the whitewashed houses of the Cycladic islands, from the sacred archeological sites near Mykonos to the stunning views of Santorini’s caldera, for the perfect Greece vacation.
Best Greece Family Vacation 2020: Athens, Santorini,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

The highlights of Greek mythology, history, and natural grandeur will enchant you during your customizable 10-day Greece family vacation designed for 2020. You will discover Athens, Santorini, and Crete on an exciting adventure through the ancient world that brings lost civilizations to life. Stand in the shadow of the Minotaur and listen for the whispering Oracle as your family makes unparalleled memories as you visit the best of Greece.
Classic Greece Vacation 2020

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

You will experience the awe of Classical civilizations and the marvels of ancient tradition during your 11-day classic Greece vacation designed for 2020. Your customizable tour will highlight the majestic history of the Mediterranean as you uncover the whispers of the Oracle at Delphi and stare into the shimmering caldera of Santorini. From famous beaches to iconic mountains you can enjoy the classical delights for which Greece is known.
Greece Tour for Food Lovers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

Gastronomy embodies culture during your 10-day food tour of Greece. You will uncover historic tastes on the mainland and islands as you witness diverse cities, quiet towns, and epic landscapes. Find Venetian facades and ancient temples, charming vineyards and classical monuments, as local cuisine reveals remarkable depth in traditions spanning the Aegean Sea. Whether Minoan or Ottoman, Cretan or Classical, you will indulge in a diverse history of fascinating flavors.
Delights of Deities: Greece Cultural Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

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.
Romantic Greek Trip: Island-Hopping Getaway

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,595

Beautiful sunsets, captivating landscapes, delicious cuisine, and enchanting panoramas will provide you with endless memories during your 10-day romantic Greece vacation. You will bask in the luxuries of the idyllic Greek islands of Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini where you can embrace ancient history and enjoy local culture. With private sailing excursions, exceptional seaside dining, and luxurious accommodations, your island-hopping gateway will reveal the best of Greece's passionate spirit.
Best Greek Island Hopping Vacation for Travelers Over...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,075

Your relaxing 8-day Greece vacation for travelers over 50 takes you across the luxurious lifestyles and enchanting scenery of the Greek islands. The ancient wonders of Athens will emerge from the Acropolis while divine images continue to decorate the island of Delos. You can swim in hot springs inside Santorini’s caldera and delight in views of the famous windmills on Mykonos as you bask in Greece’s beauty, prestige, and majesty.
Greece Island Explorer: Crete, Naxos, Mykonos &...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Explore and experience iconic beaches and enchanting panoramas during your 14-day Greece island-hopping vacation. You will travel to four islands known for their combination of pink and white beaches, whitewashed villages, and fascinating ancient ruins. Your tour will be custom-tailored to immerse you in Greece’s history and heritage as you traverse the marvels of Crete, Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini for an unforgettable Mediterranean getaway.
Wonders of Athens Tour: Parthenon, Cape Sounion &...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

The mystery and intrigue of Athens will immerse you in millennia of history and heritage during your 11-day custom-tailored Greece tour. You will explore grand temples with specialized guides, relax on the shores of the exclusive Athenian Riviera, and delight in the luxuries of marvelous coastal resorts. Your Athenian escape will offer you a new and exciting perspective in and around Athens, from unique neighborhoods to memorable coastal sunsets.
Romantic Greece Getaway: Athens, Santorini & Crete...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

The sweetness of culture, history, and natural beauty will give you the perfect 10-day romantic Greece tour. You can bask in immaculate sunsets sinking over Santorini’s famous cliffs and delight in charming Venetian marinas decorating Crete’s western coastline. Whether ancient ruins or refreshing beaches, you will bask in passionate myths, opulent streets, and relaxing coastal ambiance for your perfect couple’s getaway in Greece.
Discovering Ancient Greek Cities Tour: Athens, Olympia,...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,995

Your 8-day historical tour of Greece highlights the splendor of the ancient world and the lively rhythm of contemporary life. Your specialized guides will take you on customizable tours that reveal majestic myths and ancient kings, Olympic games and the Aegean Sea’s cobalt waters. Search for the Oracle at Delphi, witness Athens’s iconic Parthenon, and climb to the top of Meteora’s hanging monasteries for a unique and fascinating Greek discovery.
Amazing 12-Day Greece Tour & Cruise: Acropolis...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,995

The depth of Western Civilization will emerge from the mainland and islands during your 12-day Greece highlights tour that revels in beauty, history, and heritage. Your custom-tailored tour provides you with specialized guides and immersive excursions from sailing across the Aegean Sea to the whitewashed villages of the Cycladic islands. Cobblestone medieval lanes on Rhodes, elegant beaches on Mykonos, and hanging monasteries at Meteora introduce you to Greece’s timeless splendor.
Best of Rome, Athens & Santorini Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,615

You will get lost in time and beauty during your 10-day best of Greece culture tour. The scintillating past will reveal superb art and ancient feats of architecture. Your custom-tailored tour will immerse you in luxury while bringing the foundations of Western Civilization to life from the antiquity of Athens to the opulent scenery of Santorini while also including the remarkable ruins of Rome, Italy.
Epic Culinary Tour of Aegean Flavors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Blend the traditions of contemporary culture and ancient heritage during your 14-day Greece food tour. Diverse flavors from around the Mediterranean will influence centuries-old recipes while exclusive wines will showcase the strong roots of viticulture around the Aegean Sea. Ancient ruins and Venetian architecture will decorate charming landscapes as you find wild herbs, sample aromatic liqueur, and uncover secret tastes to find the culinary essence of Greece.
Grandeurs of Greece Vacation: Acropolis, Parthenon,...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,995

Reveal the mystery of antiquity during your 8-day Greece cultural tour. You can hear Homeric poems at the walls of Mycenae and listen for whispers from the Oracle at Delphi. Your Greece getaway will uncover majesty and breathtaking beauty beneath hanging monasteries and timeless Athenian ruins. Your customizable tour will include specialist guides who will lead you to secluded shores and hills known for ancient legends. 
Highlights of Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini Vacation...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,995

Bask in island bliss, picturesque sunsets, and ancient glory during your 8-day Greece highlights tour. Wander down labyrinths of cobbled lanes in whitewashed villages and witness the intricate designs of Athens’s Acropolis temples. Sample wines on charming island vineyards and traverse the birthplace of Apollo. Uncover legends, indulge the lapping waters of pristine beaches, and delight in authentic culture for the perfect Greek experience.
Uncovering the History & Culture of Greece Vacation...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

History and culture of Western Civilization will reveal 4,000 years of tradition on your 14-day historical Greece tour. From the famous images of the Parthenon to gilded Byzantine churches, the dramatic walls of Mycenae to the Venetian streets of charming harbors, you will step into history in a time-honored setting uncovering the often-overlooked treasures of Greece along the mainland, islands, and Peloponnese Peninsula.
Essential Greece Vacation to Athens, Mykonos, Santorini...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

The marbled temples of the Acropolis will glint in the sunlight and the whitewashed walls of Oia will glow at sunset during your 10-day Greece highlights tour. Discover the essential charms of Santorini’s seaside cliffs and colorful beaches. Embrace the maze-like streets and captivating windmills of Mykonos’s largest town. Discover the depth of history brimming from Athens as you experience the enchanting essence of culture and tradition in Greece.
Best of Greece & Cyprus Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

Perfection and luxury will define your custom-tailored 10-day best of Greece and Cypress tour. The grand colors of the Mediterranean Sea will lure you into relaxation. Greek antiquity will whisper of epic legends. You will follow in the footsteps of kings and explorers while indulging in opulent views of Grecian temples and pristine coastline. Whether on marbled streets or sampling fresh seafood, you will embrace Greece and Cyprus’s lavish charms.
Spirit of Greece Tour: History, Grandeur & Romance...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Discover how the culture and spirit of the Mediterranean have withstood the tests of time during your 14-day romantic Greece tour. Inspiring mythology, charming cliff-side vistas, and sensational beaches will dazzle you. Whether indulging in island beauty during a honeymoon or embracing the enchanting ambiance of the ancient world during a couple’s getaway, you will wander in passionate legends and enjoy historic sites that shaped the Western World.
Greece Vacation Package for Families

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

Your custom-tailored 10-day Greece family tour will become a household legend as you experience mythology, discover the inspiring history, and bask on captivating beaches. The wonders of Greece will immerse your family in antiquity and have you wandering through epic natural terrain. From the Golden Age of Athens to the Minoan treasures of Crete, your family vacation will blend education and adventure to give you lasting memories.
The Greece Explorer Vacation: Myths, History &...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,995

Travel to the time of Socrates and Odysseus during your 12-day history and culture tour of Greece. From past wars to contemporary opulence,  you will trace the wonders at the dawn of Western Civilization to view the marvels of antiquity and Greece’s enduring beauty. The magnetic past will meet the alluring present as you visit ruins, enjoy alpine scenery, and find hanging monasteries while exploring, experiencing, and enjoying Greek splendor.
Northern Greece Vacation: Off the Beaten Path to Corfu...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Byzantine treasures and whispering oracles will emanate from the dramatic landscapes and uninhibited history on your 14-day off the beaten path Greece tour focused on exploring Northern Greece. Preserved traditions will meet relaxed ambiance shaped by ancient cultures, Ottoman occupation, and enchanting fairytale villages known as the Zagorohoria. Your custom-tailored tour of Greece will immerse you in adventure and discovery uncovering heritage, wonder, and beauty.
Two-Week Family Vacation: Myths & Wonders of Greece...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Your two-week family Greece tour will bring adventure and timeless memories on an immersive excursion into marvelous history, enchanting scenery, and captivating mythology. Medieval homes and Venetian towers, ancient temples and preserved villages will highlight the wonders of the heritage. Swim in the warm Aegean Sea, follow in the footsteps of Zeus, and enjoy masterful flavors of traditional cuisine for the ultimate family-friendly Greece tour.
Greece Summer Nights: Tsagarada & Volos Vacation

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

Bask in the company of Greek gods as you visit enchanting Greek villages during your customizable best of Greece tour. Idle away the hours in the splendor of cascading rivers and cobbled lanes, lush olive groves and glassy bays turning the mythical beauty of the Pelion Peninsula into reality. A single-gauge railway ambles over classic stone bridges, and 19th-century mansions emerge from the dense forests of chestnut trees. Whether trekking through steep gorges or savoring time on the dreamy beaches, you will find the perfect summer destination in the shade of Mount Pelion encompassing the best of Greece’s illustrious charm.

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8-Day Greece Winter Vacation

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

Greece is a year-round destination with an unmatched array of ancient history, tangible artifacts, and gorgeous scenery to be uncovered during your best-of Greece 8-day winter tour. The marvels of gorgeous islands emanate from the colorful water and fascinating assortment of conquering civilizations. The marble columns and intricate statues adorning the temples on the Acropolis display the devotion of ancient architects to their deities and craft, while the image of Lion Gate in Mycenae blends the idea of history and mythology. Village charm, cultural sophistication, captivating legend, and fascinating panoramas welcome you to Greece’s splendid winter allure.

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Romantic Greece Vacation: Athens & Island Hopping

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

Romance overtakes you and wonders enrapture you on this custom tailored tour that will take you through the fantastic Greek Isles. From the glassy waters of a Mykonos beach to the immaculate whitewashed walls of a Santorini village, the rising pillars of the Parthenon to the birthplace of Apollo, there is no end to the beauty that has captivated the world for thousands of years. Come see the passion. Come see the grandeur. Come see Greece. 

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The Great Aegean Escape: Greece & Turkey Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,565

Escape from the mundane on this 14-day expedition through the Aegean Sea. Don’t wait for a reason to get up and see the splendors of Greece, from the marbled walkways to the glowing white houses, the perseverant pillars to the Moorish designs. If the ruins could, they would speak for themselves, but you won’t know their story if you don’t visit. The beatitudes of the Aegean cannot be viewed from home and only experienced along the land and sea of your wildest dreams. It’s never too late to make those dreams come true. There’s no better time than now to make your escape to Greece.

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Two-Week Greece Tour: Wine, History & Legends

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,495

Beauty becomes grandeur and legend becomes history during your personalized luxury tour of Greece offering an odyssey of adventure. Stunning ruins, bleached mountains, whitewashed homes, and turquoise waters accentuate the iconic charms of the mainland as the Peloponnese and Cycladic islands connect the deep well of antiquity with contemporary comforts. Uncover the path of the Minotaur and listen for whispers of the Oracle at Delphi, and then search for wisdom at the Parthenon dedicated to Athena and watch the sun fade beyond a majestic caldera. Indulge in marbled lanes, dramatic fortresses, and the lush countryside for an epic exploration only Greece could accomplish.

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Greece Island Hopping Tour in 10 Days

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,495

Explore six exquisite islands on this 10-day tour through the Cyclades and beyond. Each island has its own appeal, be it the quiet beaches on Naxos, Santorini’s whitewashed villages, the history of Crete, the waters around Elafonisi, chic Mykonos or the archaeological Delos. Handcrafted to provide the complete island hopping experience for those relatively short on time, these are ten days of endless highlights and impressions. And just like the Aegean Sea, it’s as laid-back as it can be.

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Best of Ancient Greece in a Week Itinerary

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

This is the ultimate one-week historical tour on the Greek mainland and will cover all of the legendary ruins and magnificent sites. Piece together the Greek storyline around Athens and Peloponnese for an incredible week spent through the country’s best ruins and relics. Ruined Corinth, mythical Olympia, Apollo’s sanctuary at Delphi and different acropolises. From ancient civilization to medieval enchantment, you can also discover the Meteora monasteries, coastal Nafplio, and enigmatic Plaka.

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Essential Athens and Greek Islands Vacation: Mykonos & Santorini

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,495

Go beyond the traditional idea of Greece and into the essentials on this custom vacation tailored to show you the life of Athens and the islands. The vibrant blue roofs and whitewashed homes sit along the precipice overlooking a caldera. The lavish pillars of the Parthenon watch over the ancient city of Athens. The crystal waters of Mykonos brush against the shore. Spend your days experiencing the best of Greece, from the perfect views to the fabulous beaches, from the ancient ruins to the modern flavors; see the essentials and beyond.

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Luxury One-Week Greece Vacation

7 Day Custom Tour

From$4,195

The islands of the Western Cyclades will enchant you during your personalized Greece tour that will immerse you in charming villages with whitewashed homes overlooking azure waters. Explore Athens, travel Milos, and uncover the subtle jewels of Sifnos to bring the islands out from the shadows of their more famous neighbors. With a combination of history, relaxation, and culture you will have the grandeur of the Cyclades. Lounge on the beach, wander eclectic churches, take in unique landscapes, and enjoy antiquity at your leisure with the perfect island-hopping experience in Greece.

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Aegean Getaway Vacation to Greek & Turkish Islands

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

Step out of the ordinary and into unparalleled joy on this 9-day tour through Greece meant to make every day a delight. Mingle with the classics of antiquity, stroll along pristine beaches, follow the footsteps of saints, and possibly even find the Lost City of Atlantis. You spend enough time making sure others are taken care of; it’s time to let us take care of you on this tour through Athens and the islands that will prove to be nothing less than a taste of the deserved Grecian delight.

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The Greek Odyssey Tour: Vacation to Greece & Turkey

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,800

Follow the path of Odysseus on this custom tailored tour of Greece and Turkey meant to give you the most amazing adventure through antiquity. From the ancient steps of the Parthenon to the sensational crumbled walls of Troy, you will stand with legends and gods, sailing through the incredible waters of the Mediterranean, and wandering along the path of history. Every adventure starts with that first step; come take it.

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The Ultimate Luxury Greece Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

From$5,995

Experience the quintessential luxuries of Greece on this 10-day tour meant to show you the thrills and frills of antiquity, from the mainland to the islands, where Western Civilization began. Let the wonders of the modern world collide with the sensations of a rich and cultured history reflected in the stellar ruins and opulent beaches, whitewashed houses and stunning panoramas. The extravagance of Greece isn’t just in its grandiose modernity but within the country’s elegant past and lavish nature. Arrive in Greece and enjoy the splendid treasures that keep the world yearning for more.

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Mainland & Island Hopping Greece Adventure Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,495

From the cradle of Western civilization to island hopping across the Aegean, welcome to two weeks of chic cafes, charming villages, lively heritage, and magnificent old ruins. Mix the classical past with the relaxed coastal present, then travel into time-warped settings, where you live out mythical tales. Handcrafted to incorporate a complete variety of Greek highlights, this is the very best of the mainland and island Greece in two weeks.

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Greece Land & Sea Vacation Package: Athens, Mykonos & Cruise

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,995

You have been dreaming about the wonders of Greece for years; now you can stop dreaming and start living through the majesty of the Mediterranean on this custom tailored tour that will bring those dreams to life. From the sensational ancient city of Athens to the wondrous ruins of Ephesus, the Acropolis of Lindos on Rhodes to the whitewashed walls of Santorini, the beauty is never ending, the splendor is everywhere; you just have to let the wonder wash over you.

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Historical Greece and Beautiful Santorini Vacation

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

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 course through you. 

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Amazing Greece Vacation: Antiquity, Greek Islands & Venetian Cities

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

This fairytale 11-day adventure through Greece brings you on the precipice of greatness. The ruins in Athens tower over the city like an old friend reminding you of the Golden Age that inspired many. The beaches of Mykonos invite you onto their pristine shores like friendly neighbors. The portrait of Santorini beckons to you to stop inside and stay awhile. Crete is steeped in the legend of the Minotaur, the ruins of the Knossos Minoan Palace, and the grace of Venetian cities. Open up the book of myths and indulge in its never-ending wonder.

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Majesty of Mykonos Tour: Captivating Culture Throughout Time

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,745

When people mention the cradle of Western Civilization your mind automatically brings you to Greece and for good reason; its as if the streets have been paved with columns and boat sails have been made from past togas, at least in some people’s minds. However, the remains of antiquity have also gathered a collection of cultures from across history and around the globe bringing the wonders of Greece to light. This 7-day tour will have you ready to experience these wonders that shine a spotlight and the sunlight on the majesty of Greece.

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A Custom Greek Island Cruise Vacation in 12 Days

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,995

From the pillars of the Golden Age of Athens to the crystal waters of Mykonos, from the ancient ruins of Ephesus to the rising cliffs of Santorini, this custom tailored tour will take you beyond the dreams of antiquity and into the harmonious wonders of the Mediterranean. You will cruise through Greece where castles sit along the waterfront and myths have inspired Western Civilization for millennia. Let the sirens’ song summon you and the diversity of the islands captivate you. This is your time, your harmony, your Greece.

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Mystical Greece Tour: Personalized Odyssey

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,745

The legends of oracles and warriors continue to sweep through the mountains while the marble columns of ancient temples offer insight into contemporary life during your custom-tailored tour of Greece. The country remains a rich well of layered histories from the rise of the Mycenaeans to the fall of the Byzantine Empire. Classical sculptures adorn museum galleries and reflect a marvelous eye for humanistic detail as dramatic stone structures crown steep cliffs as a sign of devotion to the divine. Whether captivated by mythology or enthusiastic about mosaics, your Greek tour embraces the passion and the inspiration of traditional cultural treasures. 

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Best Greek Islands Vacation in 8 Days

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

This is your custom tailored vacation through the Greek Islands that will bring you to the precipice of grandeur. Look out over the never-ending wonder of Greece, where famous philosophers and humanity thrived, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation designed specifically to highlight the famous Greek islands and Athens. 

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Best of Greece Vacation: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

Get out of bed, open your eyes, and start dreaming as you journey on this unique vacation tailored to bring you through the fantastical wonders of Greece. It’s okay to look out over the uncountable colors of blue along the beaches. You can feel like you’re flying as you relax in an infinity pool over the cliffs of Santorini. Venture into the imaginative world of antiquity at the steps of the Acropolis. Visit the birthplace of gods. Just because you’re eyes aren’t closed doesn’t mean your not dreaming; just because the landscapes are unbelievable doesn’t mean you are dreaming. Come to Greece and see the dream come true.

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Spectacular Highlights of Turkey and Greece Vacation

13 Day Custom Tour

From$3,310

There is magic in every step in Greece and Turkey. You smell the aroma of spices at the spice markets of exotic Istanbul and see it in the daring cliff-side settlements of Santorini. You hear it in the call to prayer echoing from the Blue Mosque, you taste it in Greece’s famous Mediterranean cuisine, you feel it everywhere you turn. This is a place where the past comes alive, where the majesty of nature collides with the might of civilization, and where every day brings something new and unforgettable.

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Romance & Ruins: Greece 8-Day Itinerary

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

Inspiring sunsets, sandy beaches, and ancient love stories will combine for the ultimate romantic tour of Greece with all of the island splendor and legendary luxuries you could wish for. Whether embracing the passion of a spirited getaway or in the wild throes of a honeymoon, your romantic Greece tour will celebrate love and adventure, enchantment and charm in Athens, Hydra, Chios, and Lesbos. The islands of Greece have captured the hearts of travelers for thousands of years inspiring poets and playwrights, as well acting as the mythological homes of heroes and gods. Embrace the notion of romance and intimate with opulent accommodations during your Greek getaway.

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Alluring Family Vacation to Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,495

Vibrant histories and island bliss come together when you enjoy the best of Greece. Imagine dramatic ruins that whisper countless secrets, whitewashed villages of endless charm, quiet beaches with safe, warm waters, and an easy-going atmosphere at every turn. The Greeks love children, and families always get a warm welcome here. This 10-day tour balances traditional highlights with free time along the coast with three nights each in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini.

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Best 7-Day Greece Itinerary: Islands, History & Culture

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,995

Leisurely travel may be par standard in Greece, but that will not prevent you from properly exploring with just one week. This handcrafted tour mixes a little of everything that makes Greece so intoxicating with ruins and archaeological sites traditional fishing villages, sublime coastlines and cruises, colorful neighborhoods and indulgent taverns. Mixing an island vacation with a dose of history is easily done while minimizing travel time, and these seven days are the perfect introduction to Greece with time spent in Athens, Santorini, and Crete.

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Greece

Must-See Destinations in Greece

A custom Zicasso tour allows you to organize your trip however you wish, and each day is tailored to how you like to travel, explore, and discover. We have recommendations for various trip lengths from our Greece travel specialists to give you a framework from which to launch your perfect trip:

7 to 9 Day Trips

If you have a week or so to travel in Greece and are a first-time visitor, we recommend that you visit Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Organizing your days as recommended below will give you time to see the essential highlights.

7 Days

Days 1-2: Athens

Days 3-4: Mykonos

Days 5-7: Santorini

8 Days

Days 1-3: Athens

Days 4-5: Mykonos

Days 6-8: Santorini

9 Days

Days 1-4: Athens

Days 5-6: Mykonos

Days 7-9: Santorini

If you have more time (10-16 Days), we recommend:

If you can spend closer to two weeks in Greece, we suggest dividing your time between Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Monemvasia, Naxos, and Meteora. All Zicasso tours are customized to your preferences, but here is how we recommend you spend your time:

10 Days

Days 1-3: Athens

Days 4-5: Mykonos

Days 6-7: Naxos

Days 8-10: Santorini

12 Days

Days 1-3: Athens

Days 4-5: Mykonos

Days 6-8: Santorini

Days 9-12: Crete

14 Days

Days 1-3: Athens

Days 4-5: Mykonos

Days 6-8: Santorini

Days 9-11: Naxos

Days 12-13: Paros

15 Days

Days 1-3: Athens

Days 4-5: Mykonos

Days 6-8: Santorini

Days 9-10: Naxos

Days 11-12: Paros

Days 13-15: Crete

16 days

Days 1-3: Athens

Days 4-5: Mykonos

Days 6-8: Santorini

Days 9-10: Naxos

Days 11-12: Paros

Days 13-16: Crete

How many days is enough to see Greece?

Two weeks or 14 days is an ideal length for a Greece trip. This will allow you enough time to spend at least seven days exploring the mainland at sites like Athens, Monemvasia, and Meteora while also offering another seven days to explore Greece’s islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete. A 14-day trip brings options for both guided exploration and time on your own to discover the culture, food, and wine at a casual, enjoyable pace.

Essential Experiences for the Best Greece Vacation

Best Way to Experience Athens

During your Greece tour, you can visit many ancient civilizations and be immersed in the preserved culture of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can also discover Byzantine art, classic Mediterannean cuisine, stunning scenery, and unique architecture found in nearly every view.

Athens is a fascinating city with a unique Classical history and heritage that defines Western culture. Lively cafes, museum displays, and private kitchens highlight the preserved traditions. During your Greece tour, the following are essential experiences that you must indulge in when first visiting Athens:

What to See & Do

Tours Covering (2-3 Days depending on pace):

  • Historical Tour: Visit the Acropolis, Olympic Stadium, and the Temple of Hephaestus, which immerse you in the ancient history found across Athens.
  • Food Tour of the City Center: Uncover authentic gourmet pastries and street food, from baklava to loukoumades and from souvlaki to bougatsa.
  • Excursion to Cape Sounion: Witness the massive remains of the Temple of Poseidon, which is perched on cliffs that overlook the Aegean Sea and possesses preserved 5th-century marble pillars that reflect the Mediterranean light.
  • Mythology Tour: Experience the heritage of Athens while actors disguised as mythological figures at historical sites enact the culture, legends, and history of Greece.

Best Way to Experience Mykonos

Mykonos is a captivating island decorated with whitewashed Cycladic buildings and glistening beaches. Any visitor should consider the following essential experiences:

What to See & Do

Tours Covering (2-3 Days depending on pace):

  • Historical Tour: Discover ancient Delos on a full-day tour to find the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
  • Food Tour: Indulge in the flavors of a Mykonos Cooking Class, which reflects the tastes of the island that stem from traditional dishes, such as moussaka and dolmades.
  • Scenic Excursion: Relax on the famous beaches known for their powdery white sands, lazy waves, and golden Mediterranean sunlight.

Best Way to Experience Santorini

Santorini is an island famous for its sunsets that spread across the water and its marvelous panoramic views over the cliffs of the caldera. The island also provides insight into the history of the Mediterranean, the preservation of traditional cuisine, and the romance of an island getaway. We recommend the following experiences when visiting Santorini during your Greece vacation:

What to See & Do

Private Tours Covering (2-3 Days depending on pace):

  • Food Tour: Delight in a wine tasting tour through the historic vines for a flavorful look at the evolution of wine on Santorini and the Cycladic islands.
  • Scenic Excursions: Enjoy a sunset cruise on the beautiful caldera for an unparalleled view of the colorful horizon accompanied by a fresh-cooked meal onboard. Hike from Fira to Oia for stunning views of Santorini’s azure caldera and the rugged cliffs to which the iconic whitewashed buildings cling.
  • Historical Tour: Traverse the Ancient City of Akrotiri to find representations of the once-thriving Minoan port that was preserved in ash after a volcanic eruption.

Special Interests & Activities in Greece

Traveling with Zicasso provides you with exclusive access to many activities, excursions, and tours for a distinctive experience. The following information offers insight into our recommended experiences and can be tailored to focus on your unique interests:

Best Food & Wine Destinations

A food and wine excursion is one of the most essential experiences you can have in a country often considered the birthplace of the popular Mediterranean diet. When you travel with Zicasso, you’ll get personalized recommendations on where to eat, and the following highlight some of Greece’s best regions for world-class food and wine:

Crete: The island of Crete has a long tradition of using local, seasonal ingredients to create customary dishes and wines around the hills and valleys that influence the greater cuisine of Greece. You can find wine, raki, olive oil and olive paste, cheese, and charcuterie.

Santorini: The island of Santorini has a unique history of winemaking and a culinary heritage that turns simple ingredients, such as white eggplants, fáva beans, baby tomatoes, caper greens, cheeses, and sausages, into classic dishes with renowned traditions.

Zicasso’s Exclusive Access to Greece’s Best Wine

Zicasso travel partners can arrange private visits to vineyards not open to the public for exclusive tastings and meetings with the vintners. You can also learn more about Greece’s more-than-350 native grape varietals from a sommelier.

Olive Oil: Tours in Crete and the Peloponnese allow you to pick olives, witness the production, and sample the delicious flavors.

Art & History

Greece is one of the world’s most unique destinations for paintings, architecture, mosaics, and sculptures, making art an essential experience. The art of Greece represents Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods, accounting for many iconic European images.

Must-See Art Museums & Attractions:

  • National Art Gallery of Greece: The Athens museum hosts 17,000 works of art.
  • Acropolis Museum: The new Athens museum exhibits ancient artistic artifacts.

Depending on when you visit, your budget, and a number of other factors, Zicasso’s Greece partners can arrange specialized guides so that you can best appreciate these treasures.

Lesser-Known, Less-Crowded Art Museums & Attraction:

  • Museum of Cycladic Art: Hosts a grand collection of Ancient Greek and Cypriot art.
  • Palace of the Grand Master: The home of a grand Roman and Byzantine collection in Rhodes.

History: Greece is a history-lover’s dream, and its past is indelibly linked to the land and sea. Witnessing the history of the Greek peninsula and its islands is essential, and its storied history is inherent in the ruins, palaces, museums, and architecture, which represent the Hellenistic era and a shift to the Byzantine Empire. The city of Athens, as well as the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, are living museums that represent ancient life and iconic images of the Cyclades. On a customized Zicasso trip, we can arrange private tours with specialized history guides, such as a former archaeologist with a PhD or a history professor. We can also organize history-focused small-group tours with a certified guide.

Active Tours

An active tour offers the splendor of the countryside or the charms of villages and distinctive neighborhoods around the country at your preferred pace and from a unique perspective.

Recommendations for some of the best active tours in Greece:

Hiking

  • Santorini – The coastal trail between Fira and Oia
  • Crete – The Samaria Gorge Trail
  • Mount Olympus

Private Excursions and Special Access

Zicasso’s travel specialist partners have insider access to unique experiences that you cannot get any other way. These experiences, customized to your specific interests, can often be your most memorable, turning your trip into the experience of a lifetime. Here are some examples, but the possibilities are endless:

  • Private sail-boat excursion
  • Sail to a deserted island for a private, romantic dinner
  • Special dining experiences
  • Sunset cruise

How much is a tour of Greece?

The starting price of a custom-tailored Greece trip is approximately $260 per person, per day. For an escorted group tour, the starting price can be approximately $200 per person, per day.

The cost of a Greece vacation is dependent on several factors, such as the:

  • Length of your trip
  • Season (month) of travel
  • Class of hotel
  • Number of locations/cities you visit
  • Number of guided day tours and activities (e.g., cooking class, wine tasting, etc.)
  • How much you spend on meals, shopping, etc.

A vacation such as this is often the biggest purchase of the year. It will also likely be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. To get the most out of your trip, we highly recommend using an expert Greece travel specialist to plan a customized Greece tour that is tailored to your specific interests and budget. You can also join an escorted group tour so that most travel arrangements are pre-planned for you. This way, you can travel hassle-free and relax while a professional tour director and guide takes care of all logistics (including skip-the-line tickets) and any issues that might arise.

The cost of a tailor-made Greece tour typically starts at $2,600 per person for a 10-day trip, i.e., $260 per person, per day during the low or mid-season.

This includes:

  • 3-star hotels (shared twin room)
  • Some guided day tours and activities
  • Transportation in Greece, such as airport transfers and inter-island ferries

A 5-star, tailor-made Greece tour, where most services are upgraded and extra unique experiences are included, typically starts at $6,000 per person for a 10-day trip, or $600 per person, per day.

An escorted Greece group tour with scheduled departure dates delivers excellent value. With comparable inclusions, such as the class of hotel, guided activities, and transportation, a group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent tailor-made tour.

Everyone’s priorities, interests, and preferences are different. Submit a trip request on Zicasso, and we will personally match you with an expert Greece trip planner who will help you customize your dream trip or help you to select the right Greece group tour while also taking your budget into consideration.

Best Time to Visit Greece

Updated: January 29, 2020

The best time to visit Greece is between May and July and September to October. August is often the busiest and hottest month of the year in Greece.

You will have the best time visiting the Greek islands between June and September due to the warm summer temperatures and vibrant lifestyles that take place during these months. Outside of the summer months, hotels and restaurants on the islands often close down for the shoulder and winter seasons.

The best months to visit Greece for cultural experiences include the shoulder seasons between April to May and again in October. Fall from the end of October through November can be rainy but the majority of tourists have left giving you a sense of authentic Greece without the crowds.

When you visit Greece will depend on the goals of your trip but each season offers something unique and exciting. Certain places in Greece have become year-round destinations for travelers, such as the mainland, Santorini, and Crete. Demand remains high outside of peak travel season, but the crowds diminish, and the prices may decrease; however, the shoulder and low-season are not good months for enjoying the beaches and the sea.

How far in advance should I plan a trip to Greece?

You should plan your trip to Greece up to eight months in advance if you wish to visit destinations like Santorini. Due to the high demand of visitors that travel to this beautiful destination and the limited number of hotels, you must reserve ahead of time, depending on the time of year you wish to travel. We recommend planning your Greece tour up to 12 months in advance for the most optimal travel experience.

Modes of Transportation in Greece

If traveling the mainland, the best way to see Greece in 10 days is by car. The train services and public transportation systems are irregular and not yet held to a consistent and quick standard that can transfer you across the country with ease. Driving in Greece is easy as the roads are paved, the highways are well-marked, and the network of roads makes even the most remote corner of mainland Greece reachable.

Domestic flights are possible and convenient when needing to travel long distances or off the mainland peninsula to islands like Santorini, Mykonos, or Crete. Otherwise, ferries offer scenic views and great value when visiting multiple Greek islands.

When island-hopping around Greece, the ferries are the only way to travel between many of the islands and can be delayed due to inclement weather. Still, your Zicasso travel partner ensures that your logistics are as smooth as possible.

Car Rental

Renting a car in Greece is easier than often expected. If you wish to explore the mainland or want to visit villages across the large island of Crete, renting a car offers you the freedom to travel at your own pace with ease. Public transportation does not offer great access to towns, cities, and villages across the country, making a car-hire one of the best methods for traveling long distances.

Zicasso travel specialists will always include private transfers to and from the airport or between destinations for your best stress-free Greece tour, which circumvents possible taxi service charges, toll roads, or miscommunications.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Greece

Travel considerations during your Greece vacation include safety, ease of logistics, and accessibility. The following information offers our recommendations on what to consider:

Is Greece Safe for Travel?

Greece is very safe. During your Greece tour, you will find the people and the country welcoming and eager to share their culture. As anywhere, pickpocketing can be a concern, especially in larger tourist destinations like Athens. Healthwise, there are no concerns regarding the general safety of eating and drinking throughout Greece.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

For Families

Greek culture is family oriented and offers hospitality beyond expectations to families traveling with children of all ages. Having a family-friendly guide can help maximize your time and enhance your experience for every member of the family.

For Seniors

The terrain of Greece has its challenges, making a Zicasso specialist knowledgeable about the accessibility of each destination important to achieving your perfect Greece vacation. Whether minimizing or eliminating challenges completely, having a guide knowledgeable in touring with seniors will offer more accessible tours, activities, and transfers to maximize how much you can see and experience. Arrangements can be made for drivers to carry your luggage to and from check-in if traveling by ferry or domestic flight.

For Couples

Having a guide knowledgeable in romance around Greece will provide unique perspectives, advice, and opportunities to experience true majesty. A knowledgeable Zicasso specialist can immerse you in a romantic dinner on a secluded island or find the perfect private view over the caldera at your resort on Santorini.

For Travelers with Disabilities

Guests with mobility challenges can be well assisted by our Greece travel specialists. Access and alternative arrangements can be made with ease to ensure the enjoyment of certain monuments, historical sites, accommodations, and restaurants.

Best Airports to Fly In & Out of Greece

The best airport to fly in and out of Greece when visiting Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini is Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH). Athens has the largest and busiest airport in Greece, accommodating non-stop flights from the United States. Athens also has the most opportunities for arriving and departing in Greece by plane based on your schedule and preferred travel timeframe; however, other airports can provide equal opportunities and possibilities for flights inside of Greece, depending on your route and schedule.

For most travelers, the most convenient airport is Athens. The second most accessible airport to fly in or out of in Greece is Crete’s Heraklion Airport (HER). The top active airports in Greece are:

  • Athens (ATH)
  • Heraklion (HER)
  • Thessaloniki (SKG)

Find the Best Flight

Athens has the largest and most accessible airport in Greece, resulting in flights from the islands that often stop in Athens before continuing to another destination.

It is more advantageous to fly in and out of Athens because you get better pricing and availability. It is fine to do so because it is easy to get around Greece with domestic flights from specific islands or ferries that connect islands with airports, such as Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete, allowing you to quickly return to Athens.

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights are accessible, frequent, and quick, making it very easy to travel distances across Greece; however, inter-island flights stop in Athens before continuing to other islands.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Recommendations for the Return Traveler

When returning for another Greece tour, you can venture beyond the essential destinations of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini to discover destinations considered more off-the-beaten-path but equally worthy of your consideration. The following list offers our recommendations for where you can visit during your return trip to Greece.

Crete

Crete is a charismatic and majestic island in the Mediterranean, surprising visitors with eclectic towns that boast a preserved culture and captivating ruins steeped in history. The west side of Crete is known for its authentic villages in addition to its variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking the gorges and boat trips. The east side of Crete hosts more cities and offers a different view of the island’s heritage that has been influenced by the traditions of Europe, Africa, and Asia Minor.

Meteora

The collection of rock formations in central Greece boasts remarkable feats of engineering and sustained culture of the Byzantine Empire, which are demonstrated in the six preserved hanging monasteries. The steep, vertical cliffs provide a unique texture to the landscape, highlighting the distinctive lives the monks continue to live in seclusion on the summits that soar above the town of Kalambaka.

Monemvasia

The charming town of Monemvasia whisks visitors back into the medieval wonders of Greece on a small island linked to the mainland by a narrow road. The teal waters of the Aegean shimmer beneath the sheer cliffs that rise hundreds of feet and are decorated with the cobbled roads and dramatic walls of the town and fortress.

Zagori

The Northwestern region of Zagori hosts a series of villages scattered across the steep ridgeline that rise out of gray stone. The unique visions of slate roofs blend with the surrounding terrain-dense forests. Stone paths and hidden staircases connect the different villages, and arched bridges that date back to the 18th century offer a great space to hike, enjoy nature, and experience the authentic culture of Greece.

Andros

Andros is the second-largest Cycladic island and boasts a wild collection of mountains, streams, valleys, and stone mills. The robust, seafaring tradition continues to shape the culture of locals and is noticeable in the elegant enclave of neoclassical mansions that line the streets of Hora and the pristine scenery that glows with wildflowers and archeological ruins.

Tinos

Tinos is an island at the northern edge of the Cyclades that offers an enchanting, untouched beauty and features sandy beaches and traditional Cycladic architecture. Picturesque towns with stone-made homes, small plazas where locals socialize, and delicious cuisine shaped by the available ingredients of island life make Tinos an undiscovered gem perfect for visitors who are returning to Greece and interested in a different experience.

Related Greece Tours by Zicasso

How to Book a Greece Tour

Any vacation to Greece should include both the mainland and the islands. The mainland, with Athens as the highlight, provides rich history and culture. The islands offer spectacular coastal scenery, beaches, and relaxation. Planning the right mix and choice of destinations can be a time-consuming and complex task, but Zicasso is here to help.

There are three ways to plan and book a trip:

  1. Get a customized tour planned and booked by a travel professional. Travel independently on your own schedule.
  2. Book a group tour. Join an escorted group tour with a fixed departure date.
  3. Plan and book a trip yourself.

Zicasso offers the best solution for a customized tour by matching you with top travel specialists who plan and book the trip for you. Our travel agency division, Marageti, specializes in helping you book an escorted group tour. There is no extra cost to you for either service.

Custom Tours

A customized tour is one that is planned by a travel specialist according to your specific interests, preferences, and schedule. Whether you desire a family-friendly adventure or a romantic getaway, each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your preferences. The knowledge and experience of your travel specialist makes a big difference. Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best travel partners. We act as a referral service, matching you with specialists that best meet your goals and priorities.

Escorted Group Tours

A group tour offers the advantage of convenience at a great value. The schedule is fixed, the itinerary is pre-planned, and a dedicated tour director travels with the group throughout the trip. A group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent customized tour. Out of the many hundreds of group tours, how do you select the right one for you? Our travel agency division, Marageti, has sales agents who specialize in helping travelers weigh the pros and cons of each group tour. We give you personalized recommendations to find the best tour for you.

Goals and Priorities

What are your goals and priorities for the trip? These should drive your decision for either a customized tour or a fixed departure group tour. We are here to help you make the right decisions to make your dream trip a reality.

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