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Best of Greece

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Greece

Traverse the highlight attractions of mainland Greece from fabulous Athens, Olympia, and Delphi to the famous rock formations of Meteora and the port town of Thessaloniki. This customizable private program can be tailored around your preferences and includes stays at top location hotels, insightful guided tours, and private airport transfers.

Best of Greece

10 days5 cities
Greece1 country
Private tour to Greece
From
$3,598
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Traverse the highlight attractions of mainland Greece from fabulous Athens, Olympia, and Delphi to the famous rock formations of Meteora and the port town of Thessaloniki. This customizable private program can be tailored around your preferences and includes stays at top location hotels, insightful guided tours, and private airport transfers.

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Athens

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Athens
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Athens, the glorious capital of Greece! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Athens City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet your guide and driver and make your way to Kerameikos, the largest and most prominent necropolis in Athens. Your exploration begins with walls of Athens that were built in the 5th century B.C. by Themistokles, dividing the area into two sections: the Inner Kerameikos (which was the potter's quarter of the city) and the Outer Kerameikos (home to an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road towards Eleusis, leading out of town).

Afterward, you make your way to The Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch (short visit). This colossal ruined temple was dedicated to Zeus, the greatest of all Olympian gods.

You then continue your tour to the Panathenaic Stadium, often referred to as Kallimarmaro (translated as "beautifully marbled"). This ancient stadium was the exact place where the first modern Olympic games were held back in 1896. Then, you make your way to the highest hill of Athens Lycabettus, which appears in various legends.

One more point on your travel agenda today is the Royal Palace and today's Parliament, with the elite unit known as the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms guarding the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier. Continue with a drive along Panepistimiou Avenue to get a glimpse of the beauty of the most famous Athenian Neo­Classical buildings before arriving at the Ancient Agora of Athens which is among the finest examples of classic Greek architecture that has made it to our days practically intact.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the remaining part of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Walking Tour of Acropolis
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

This day is devoted to exploring one of the most iconic places in entire Greece, marvelous Acropolis. After breakfast in the hotel, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start a 4­-hour private walking tour.

You begin with a walk through Dionisiou Areopagitou Street which one of the most impressive streets of Athens, offering a spectacular view of Acropolis's southern slope, where some of the most significant monuments stand. You enter the archeological area of the Acropolis on the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and just to your right is the most ancient theater of the world, the glorious Theater of Dionysus.

Your next stop is the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, and before reaching the highest point in Acropolis, you pass through the unique Beule Gate that's part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. Moreover, you get to see the Temple Of the Athena Victory (often called the Temple of Athena Nike), this small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple was built by the architect Callicrates back in 426­-421 B.C. in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians.

Then you reach the Propylaea - one of the masterpieces of classical architecture. Another highlight of the day is seeing the Temple of Erechtheion, built from 420­-406 B.C. at the holiest site of the Acropolis, where the goddess Athena planted the olive tree, her sacred symbol.

Climbing down the Acropolis hill you reach the New Acropolis Museum which is among the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens (entrance ticket included). 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 visitors would have an immediate view of the monument.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Athens

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

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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

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night at a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Mycenae & Epidaurus Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the Athens hotel and meet your private guide-driver. On your way to Olympia, you get to explore ancient Greek highlights. The first site on your route is Mycenae, the capital of the ancient Mycenaean Civilization. Here you have the chance to visit the Cyclopean walls of the city, see the Lion's Gate, as well as the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon, the Treasury of Atreus, and the entire archaeological site.

Continue towards Epidaurus (or Epidavros in Greek), where you get to admire the famous ancient theater of Epidaurus with impressive acoustics. Interestingly, this is the hub of the summer Greek festival, holding theatrical plays and music concerts all summer.

After the tour, you arrive in the birthplace of the world-renowned Olympic Games - the ancient village of Olympia. After check-in, you have the remaining part of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Tour of Olympia & Departure to Delphi
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check out from your Olympia 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 continue the trip to Delphi. Upon arrival in Delphi, you are taken to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Olympia

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

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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

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Tour of Delphi & Departure to Kalambaka
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the Delphi hotel and meet your private local guide who takes you through the Museum and Archeological Site of Delphi which includes two mosques, one dedicated to Apollo and one to Athena.

Today you explore the rich collections, exhibited in the museum, comprised primarily of architectural sculptures, statues, and minor objects that were donated to the sanctuary. On the territory of the site along with remains of the temples, you get to see the gymnasium, the sports training area, and thea training center, with the palaestra and the bath complex. You also pass by Castalia, the sacred fountain of Delphi and the central and most important point of the site the sanctuary of Apollo.

Following the tour, you have time for lunch and continue your trip to Kalambaka. Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Delphi

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

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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.

Kalambaka

fourth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night at a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Tour of the Meteora Monasteries
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast in the hotel, meet your private guide and driver to explore the amazing Meteora Monastery complex, regarded as 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. During the tour, you get to explore the main landmarks of the area and learn more about the history of Meteora.

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

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Kalambaka

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.

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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

fifth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Transfer to Thessaloniki
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast, you check out from the Kalambaka hotel and meet your driver. Together you make your way to the Greek city of Thessaloniki. This beautiful port town is among the most visited destinations in mainland Greece.

Upon arrival, you are taken to the Thessaloniki hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free to explore the area on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Thessaloniki City Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning, after breakfast, you meet your private guide and start a 3-hour walking city tour to discover the most important sites of Thessaloniki. Together you see the Roman Forum (Agora) as well as monumental constructions with unique character (such as the Rotunda). Next on your list is an arch, immortalizing military triumphs, the palace ruins, and several medieval towers. You also get to see Byzantine churches and other major attractions of Thessaloniki.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

​​Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Greece! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

​​Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Thessaloniki

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

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at a remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, and Thessaloniki;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

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;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Convenient transfers between the destinations throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Comprehensive tours of Athens, the Acropolis, Olympia, Delphi and Thessaloniki;
  • Touring Mycenae & Epidaurus;
  • Exploring the Meteora Monasteries.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Greece
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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