Breathtaking view of Athens and Parthenon, Greece

Delights of Deities: Greece Cultural Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Greece

Places Visited

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

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.

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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.

Starting Price

$3,495 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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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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