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...
Athens – Greece’s Capital with Relaxed Welcome to the Active City
Your private driver will greet you at Athens Airport upon your arrival and escort you into the center of a city layered with remarkable remnants of mythology, drama, and legendary philosophy. Your introduction to Athens begins at your preferred pace allowing you to stroll the streets of the charming Thissio neighborhood or venture deep into the past at the National Archeology Museum. Athens maintains its reputation as the Western World’s ancient capital of culture blending the radiant past with the fast pace of the modern world. The Acropolis now towers above the contemporary streets that overlook the meandering lanes and hidden walkways abounding with 19th-century architectural splendor, ancient Greek homes, and brand-new construction housing tech start-ups and luxury accommodations.
As you arrive, the first afternoon and evening are yours to settle into your accommodations, and your guide can point in the right direction for your first of many amazing Greek meals.
Athens – Explore the Depths of Greek History on a Full Day Tour
Nafplio – Travel to Mycenae and Epidaurus en route to Nafplio
Nafplio – Enjoy the Beauty and Prestige of Nafplio at your Leisure
Corfu – Return to Athens via Corinth for your flight to Corfu
Corfu – Discover Charming Villages and Corfu’s Regional Cuisine
Corfu – The Gorgeous Scenery and Captivating Culture at Leisure
Corfu – Depart for Home
- Visit the holiest ancient site in Athens to explore the legendary Acropolis
- See the magnificent detail, remarkable design, and the fascinating feat of ancient engineering at the Theater of Epidaurus
- Discover where history meets mythology at Mycenae, the infamous kingdom of Agamemnon and Achilles
- Explore the charms of Corfu’s scenery to uncover the incredible food and wine on the idyllic island in the Ionian Sea during a private cooking class
- Visit the Corinth Canal for insight into the historical engineering marvel with roots in ancient history
- Embrace the enchanting ambiance of Nafplio’s cafes, boutique shops, and seaside promenade beneath a towering Venetian fortress
- Uncover the layered history of Athens from inside the modern metro station at Syntagma Square where artifacts from the construction remain on display
This cultural luxury tour will immerse you in the best of Greece from Athens to Corfu to enjoy the remarkable history and the famous beauty of the country. Whether strolling in seasoned neighborhoods or relaxing on long stretches of sand above the colorful waters of the Ionian Sea, the winter season in Greece brings excitement, discovery, and elegance without the crowds of summer. Savor the quiet villages and the fascinating artifacts of ancient civilizations, alongside Greek food that has been passed down through the generations.
Your best of Greece winter tour will begin in Athens as your private transfer meets you upon arrival. Two nights in the capital city will give you a chance to get acquainted with the bustling streets abounding with Byzantine churches, boutique shops, and cafes. Spend time exploring the ancient history at the Acropolis and within the New Acropolis Museum, as well as on your own visiting the National Archeology Museum or strolling through the celebrated neighborhoods connecting in the city center.
Move next to Nafplio, which was once the capital of Greece and retains an ambiance of sophistication within the Venetian architecture and coastal setting. The city’s setting near to Athens makes it a great destination to visit while discovering the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus, known as the seat of power for Agamemnon and the magnificent theater, respectively. Search for remnants of a legendary empire, listen for the echoes of famous Greek playwrights, and trek to the top of a giant fortress before reaching the shores of Corfu.
Your three nights on one of Greece’s largest islands provides a different perspective to the history and scenery of the country in winter including access to sensational villages like Chora and Benitses. Museums, vineyards, and boating excursions are at your fingertips on Corfu, as well as the unique images combining European and Asian artistic aesthetics as displayed in the Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Interested in learning more by seeing some of our travelers’ Greece vacation tour reviews? Click here for more.
$1,995 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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