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07/18/2021 through 09/07/2023
07/18/2021 through 09/25/2023
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Embark on a 16-day Premium journey exploring very the best of mainland Greece and the Cyclades. Whether it’s tracing a path through ancient ruins in Delphi, visiting secluded monasteries high in the Meteora Valley, or watching as the sun sets over the whitewashed buildings of Santorini, this is a country where the weight of history makes its presence felt. With plenty of opportunities to mingle with the locals, savour traditional Aegean cuisine and visit the acclaimed sites, this is a complete adventure into Greece’s sun-kissed heartland.

Activities

  • Athens – Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Athens – Acropolis Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Athens – Visit to the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Meteora – Hike & Monastery Visits with Local Guide
  • Delphi – Oracle, Temple of Apollo & Sanctuary of Athena
  • Delphi – Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Olympia – Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Itea – Beekeeping Experience & Honey Tasting
  • Central Arcadia – Lousios Valley Hike
  • Central Arcadia – Prodromos Monastery Visit with Coffee & Greek Delight
  • Epidaurus – Guided Tour
  • Nafplion – Ouzo Tasting
  • Athens – Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Paros – Highlights of Paros Half Day Island Tour with Local Guide
  • Naxos – Old Town Walk & Portara Visit
  • Naxos – Vallindras Distillery Visit & Kitron Tasting
  • Naxos – Halki Half Day Trip
  • Naxos – Cooking Class at a Local Home
  • Naxos – Eggares Olive Oil Press
  • Santorini – Caldera Hike
  • Santorini – Winery Excursion & Wine Tasting

Highlights

  • Step back in time as you travel with your local leader to the Athens Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Prodromos monastery, where you’ll enjoy a coffee with a local monk.
  • Be amazed by the magical monasteries and ancient rock pinnacles of Meteora and learn about the natural and cultural history of one of Greece’s most extraordinary sights.
  • Get an insider’s look at Greek produce when you visit a family of beekeepers in Itea, take part in ouzo tasting in Nafplion, a kitron tasting and a hands-on cooking class in Naxos and a wine tour in Santorini.
  • Experience two remarkable feature stays – a gorgeous and traditionally decorated stone mansion in the medieval village of Dimitsana and a fabulous whitewashed hotel on the magical island of Santorini.
  • Learn the secrets of Greek cuisine in Naxos during an in-depth cooking class with a local, using organic ingredients from her garden to create regional specialties which you will then enjoy for lunch.

Itinerary

Day 1 Athens
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Day 2 Athens / Kalambaka
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Day 3 Meteora / Kalambaka
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Day 4 Delphi / Itea
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Day 5 Itea / Olympia / Dimitsana
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Day 6 Central Arcadia / Dimitsana
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Day 7 Nafplion / Epidaurus / Athens
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Day 8 Athens
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Day 9 Paros
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Day 10 Paros
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Day 11 Naxos
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Day 12 Naxos
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Day 13 Naxos
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Day 14 Santorini
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Day 15 Santorini
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Day 16 Santorini
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