14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece

$3259
Land Only
$3909*
Air & Land
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Featured Hotels

Monday Departure
Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens
Zafolia Hotel Athens
Arty Grand Hotel Olympia
Amalia Hotel Olympia Olympia
Europa Hotel Olympia
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort Arachova
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka
Grand Hotel Meteora Kalambaka
San Antonio Summerland Hotel Mykonos
Rosebay Hotel Santorini
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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$4459* $3789
  $3929* $3259
Mon, Apr 29  (Sold Out) $4529* $3799
  $3999* $3269
Thu, May 02  (Sold Out) $4589* $3849
  $4059* $3319
Mon, May 06  (Sold Out) $4479* $3799
  $3949* $3269
$4609* $3899
  $4079* $3369
$4679* $3849
  $4149* $3319
$5209* $3899
  $4679* $3369
$5149* $3849
  $4619* $3319
$5189* $3899
  $4659* $3369
$5149* $3849
  $4619* $3319
$5209* $3899
  $4679* $3369
$5029* $3849
  $4499* $3319
$5309* $3899
  $4779* $3369
$5159* $3849
  $4629* $3319
$5189* $3899
  $4659* $3369
$5619* $4109
  $5089* $3579
$5349* $4169
  $4819* $3639
Mon, Sep 02  (Sold Out) $4759* $4109
  $4229* $3579
$4729* $4059
  $4199* $3529
$4569* $3849
  $4039* $3319
Thu, Sep 19  (Sold Out) $4549* $3899
  $4019* $3369
$4499* $3849
  $3969* $3319
$4549* $3899
  $4019* $3369
$4439* $3849
  $3909* $3319
$4549* $3899
  $4019* $3369

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include the following group services: transfers for domestic flights and ferries, ferry Athens-Mykonos, ferry Mykonos-Santorini and flight Santorini-Athens.

Passengers returning from Athens on Day 14 should select flights that depart no earlier than 12:00 pm.

Land only passengers must notify our reservations department of your international flight details 65 days prior to your departure. Failure to provide this information may result in a long layover.

Please note that luggage handling services are not provided during embarkation and disembarkation on ferries.

We will provide best ferry available on your travel dates. Reservations will be made for the earliest ferry available. We cannot confirm the exact ferry routing in advance. Local weather and wind factors can cause ferry delays and/or cancelations. When this occurs you will be advised your options locally. As weather conditions are beyond control, any costs incurred for alternate transportation, hotel and/or other out-of-pocket and related expenses will necessarily be borne by the traveler. We suggest you consult your trip insurance policy for covered benefits.


Accommodation Details
The May 6, May 14, and Sep 30 departures will stay in the Amalia Hotel Olympia instead of the Arty Grand Hotel for the overnights in Olympia

The May 6, May 20, and Sep 16 departures will stay in the Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort instead of the Amalia Hotel Delphi for the overnights in Delphi

The May 6, May 13, May 20, and Jun 3 departures will stay in the Grand Hotel Meteora instead of the Amalia Hotel Kalambaka for the overnights in Kalambaka

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active. Walking is done over uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Greece
Depart to Greece

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpactos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most significant places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Then, travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora
Overnight: Kalambaka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and the panoramic vistas over the Peneios Valley. Afterward, a scenic drive takes you along the coast, past Thermopylae. Arrive in Athens in the early evening
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a guided walking tour of Mykonos town and discover its charm and cultural roots. View white-washed churches, picturesque windmills where the grain used to be milled for bread flour, and stroll along narrow winding streets. Visit the island's “Little Venice,” where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. Conclude the tour with a Welcome Drink at a local cafe with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. Tonight, perhaps find a table at a harborside taverna and just savor the bustle of Cycladic island life along with gorgeous views
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Delos Morning Tour
After breakfast, take a ferry to Delos and explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization. This splendid archaeological site was once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the most impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island. Afterward, return to Mykonos and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Mykonos
Today is free to enjoy the energetic ambiance of this chic island with its sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town. Allow time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Ferry to Santorini
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. After approximately 3.5 hours, arrive to the beautiful island with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture, and multicolored cliffs, considered one of the world's most enchanting getaways. In the afternoon, explore the world of Therian volcanic wines. Visit two family-owned estate wineries, hear about their production processes, and follow up with a delicious wine tasting. Conclude the tour with dinner of local specialties in one of the wineries
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Morning Tour of Santorini
Today, explore this Greek paradise. Board the bus and head to the archaeological excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, a former Bronze Age settlement located on the south west of the island. Tour the ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Later, drive to Megalochori, one of the most traditional villages on the island. Stroll through the narrow streets and admire the traditional architecture. Savor a delectable lunch of local specialties, before returning to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure on the picturesque island, and tonight is yours to discover Santorini's delightful restaurants and nightlife
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Saturday - Full Day in Santorini
Spend a full day at leisure in Santorini. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. Perhaps, join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy swimming at the famous Red Beach. Tonight, during your Farewell Dinner, bid goodbye to your Tour Manager and newfound friends
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart Greece
Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens, where you will connect to your international flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Greece
Depart to Greece

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpactos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most significant places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Then, travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora
Overnight: Kalambaka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and the panoramic vistas over the Peneios Valley. Afterward, a scenic drive takes you along the coast, past Thermopylae. Arrive in Athens in the early evening
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a guided walking tour of Mykonos town and discover its charm and cultural roots. View white-washed churches, picturesque windmills where the grain used to be milled for bread flour, and stroll along narrow winding streets. Visit the island's “Little Venice,” where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. Conclude the tour with a Welcome Drink at a local cafe with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. Tonight, perhaps find a table at a harborside taverna and just savor the bustle of Cycladic island life along with gorgeous views
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Delos Morning Tour
After breakfast, take a ferry to Delos and explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization. This splendid archaeological site was once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the most impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island. Afterward, return to Mykonos and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Full Day in Mykonos
Today is free to enjoy the energetic ambiance of this chic island with its sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town. Allow time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Ferry to Santorini
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. After approximately 3.5 hours, arrive to the beautiful island with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture, and multicolored cliffs, considered one of the world's most enchanting getaways. In the afternoon, explore the world of Therian volcanic wines. Visit two family-owned estate wineries, hear about their production processes, and follow up with a delicious wine tasting. Conclude the tour with dinner of local specialties in one of the wineries
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Morning Tour of Santorini
Today, explore this Greek paradise. Board the bus and head to the archaeological excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, a former Bronze Age settlement located on the south west of the island. Tour the ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Later, drive to Megalochori, one of the most traditional villages on the island. Stroll through the narrow streets and admire the traditional architecture. Savor a delectable lunch of local specialties, before returning to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure on the picturesque island, and tonight is yours to discover Santorini's delightful restaurants and nightlife
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Tuesday - Full Day in Santorini
Spend a full day at leisure in Santorini. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. Perhaps, join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy swimming at the famous Red Beach. Tonight, during your Farewell Dinner, bid goodbye to your Tour Manager and newfound friends
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Depart Greece
Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens, where you will connect to your international flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Spend an unforgettable day of relaxation sailing around the blue waters of Santorini. From the beautiful port of Vlychada, cruise to the famous Red Beach for a swimming stop. Continue sailing past the White Beach and the Venetian lighthouse before stopping for a freshly prepared lunch of Greek specialties with wine, beer, and soft drinks. Enjoy one final swimming stop in the hot springs before docking in picturesque Oia.

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #13 20 Apr 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 $118.00
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Spend an unforgettable day of relaxation sailing around the blue waters of Santorini. From the beautiful port of Vlychada, cruise to the famous Red Beach for a swimming stop. Continue sailing past the White Beach and the Venetian lighthouse before stopping for a freshly prepared lunch of Greek specialties with wine, beer, and soft drinks. Enjoy one final swimming stop in the hot springs before docking in picturesque Oia.

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #13 20 Apr 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 $118.00
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