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Cradle of Greece

10 days5 cities
Greece1 country
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Private tour to Greece

Spend 10 days exploring some of the most ancient and significant sites in the world. Besides the Acropolis, Olympia, Meteora Monastery Complex, and the Roman Forum (Agora), the itinerary includes many other Greek sites. 

10 days5 cities
Greece1 country
From
$4,191
Athens, Greece
4
days
Greece

Marvel at the exceptional cultural and architectural heritage, as well as unique landscapes, while strolling around the capital of Greece, Athens.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival

Upon arrival to Athens, you have a  transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. 

2
day
City Tour

Set off on a wonderful half-day walking tour to the picturesque Athens. Explore most iconic sites like Acropolis, Parthenon, Lycabettus Hill, Old Town, and other attractions.

What is more, taking this tour, you can dive deep into Greek culture and learn the essence of marvelous Greek history. Hence, it's a great way to get acquainted with this fascinating country.

After the tour, you are return back to your hotel.

3
day
Tour of Acropolis

Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and start a 4­-hour tour with your private guide. 

Walkthrough Dionisiou Areopagitou street is one of the most impressive streets of Athens, offering an extraordinary view of the southern slope of the Acropolis, where some of the most significant monuments stand. You will enter the archeological area of the Acropolis on the southern slope to avoid the crowds and just to your right is the most ancient theatre of the world, the Theatre of Dionysus. 

Your next stop is the Odeion of Herodes Atticus and before reaching the Acropolis top point, you pass through Beule Gate, part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. See the Temple Of the Athena Victory also known as Temple of Athena Nike, a small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple, built by the architect Callicrates in 426 - ­421 B.C. in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians.

Reach The Propylaea is one of the masterpieces of classical architecture. Left of the Parthenon lies the Temple of Erechtheion built from 420­ - 406BC at the holiest site of the Acropolis, where the goddess Athena planted the olive tree, her sacred symbol.
Climbing down the Acropolis hill you will reach the New Acropolis museum one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. The last level (The Parthenon room) has the dimensions and the direction of the Parthenon and it is been rotated by 23 degrees in relation to the rest of the building so that the visitor would have an immediate view of the monument.

4
day
Leaving Athens & Arriving in Olympia

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Athens.

After an enjoyable 3 hours in a private car, you reach another gorgeous gem of Greece - Olympia.

The rest of the day is free, so settle in your hotel room and begin exploration on your own.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Perianth Hotel

Perianth Hotel offers elegantly decorated rooms and suites with free WiFi that are centrally located in Athens, just a 5-minute walk from Monastiraki Square. 

car
Athens
Olympia
3 h 30 min

Make your way to Western Greece from the capital together with an experienced driver. Along the way to Olympia, you pass numerous Greek towns, villages, and greatviews of the countryside.

Olympia, Greece
1
day
Greece

Visit Olympia, the original site for the Olympic Games, and discover the tradition of honorable competition, as well as Greek heritage on the site.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Tour of Olympia and Departure

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and prepare for a guided tour of Olympia.

Together with a local guide, you explore the stadium where the first Olympic Games were held and learn how this place evolved at different times.

After the tour, you depart from Olympia and after 3 hours you arrive in Delphi.

Your private driver takes you to the hotel where you check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Europa Hotel, Olympia

The hotel is nestled on a hilltop with gardens, 15 minutes from the center and 20 minutes from the train station. The archaeological site of Olympia is less than 2 kilometers from the hotel.

car
Olympia
Delphi
3 h 30 min

Have an enjoyable time traveling with a trusted driver to the city of Delphi. The picturesque route passes many beautiful locations along the way.

Delphi Greece
1
day
Greece

Delve deeper into the unique heritage of ancient Greece as you explore the landmarks in Delphi.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
6
day
City Tour and Departure

Following breakfast in the hotel and check-out, meet your private local guide who takes you through the Museum and Archeological Site.

The archaeological site of Delphi includes two mosques, one dedicated to Apollo and one to Athena.

Today you explore the rich collections exhibited in the museum which is comprised primarily of architectural sculpture, statues, and minor objects donated to the sanctuary.

On the territory of the site along with remains of temples, you see the gymnasium, a sports training area, and a training center, with the palaestra and the bath complex. Pass by Castalia, the sacred fountain of Delphi, and central and most important point of the site the sanctuary of Apollo.

After the tour, you depart from Delphi to Kalambaka together with a private driver.

Once arrived, you have the rest of the evening free to start exploring on your own or relax.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Amalia Hotel Delphi

Off National Road 48, this relaxed hotel is 2 km from the Temple of Apollo and sits at the foot of Mount Parnassus.

car
Delphi
Kalambaka
3 h

Take in the views of the Greek countryside as your experienced driver takes you north to the city of Kalambaka, best known for beautiful Meteora.

Meteora, Greece
2
days
Greece

Famous for being home to Meteora and featuring a maze of narrow streets, squares, lovely little buildings, and a backdrop of imposing mountains, Kalambaka is a must-visit on any Greece tour.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Tour to Monasteries

Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your private guide and driver to explore the amazing Meteora Monastery complex - one of the most spectacular places in Greece. Six beautiful monasteries nestled high on the cliffs represent a perfect combination of history, architecture, and man's everlasting desire to connect with God. 

After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

8
day
Leaving Kalambaka & Arriving in Thessaloniki

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Kalambaka.

After a scenic 3-hour ride, you are taken to the hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day is are your own leisure.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Hotel Meteora

Hotel guests have the advantage of having the best view of the historic Meteora rocks because it is located at the highest point in the village.

car
Kalambaka
Thessaloniki
2 h 30 min

Travel through mainland Greece to the port city of Thessaloniki. The route down the Greek countryside offers landscapes, typical of the region.

Thessaloniki, Greece
2
days
Greece

Thessaloniki in Greece offers not only authentic architecture and plenty of sightseeing opportunities but a bustling cultural scene as well.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
City Tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide and start a 3-hour walking city tour to discover the most important sites of the city. 

Together you see a Roman forum (Agora), monumental constructions with a unique character such as the Rotunda, an arch immortalizing military triumphs, palace ruins, medieval towers, modest Byzantine churches hiding rare treasures, and streets, legendary squares, points and corners associated with major historical events.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

10
day
Departure

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Thessaloniki.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Anatolia Hotel

Both the waterfront Aristotelous Square and the White Tower of Thessaloniki, an Ottoman fortress, are within 2 kilometers of this elegant hotel.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Transfers between cities in a comfortable vehicle;
  • Guided walking tour to the picturesque Athens;
  • Trip to the stadium where the first Olympic Games were held;
  • Exploring the Odeion of Herodes Atticus;
  • Thessaloniki 3-hour walking city tour to discover the most important sites of the city.