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Greece in a Nutshell

6 days1 city
Greece1 country
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Private tour to Greece

Immerse in the historic legacy of ancient Greece as you begin your private exploration in the capital, Athens. Enjoy guided tours of unique centuries-old places like the Acropolis and the town of Delphi, as well as spend a full day exploring Corinth, Mycenae & Nafplion. Stays at a city-center hotel, private airport transfers, and tours with the best local guides are included in the package.

6 days1 city
Greece1 country
Athens, 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
Day-by-day program
Arrival in Athens

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.

Athens 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.

Walking Tour of Acropolis

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.

Day Trip to Delphi

Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private driver and start a full day trip to Delphi which is among the top places in the country to see the legacy of the ancient Greeks. Upon arrival, you are met by a 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 visit a picturesque village Arachova before heading back to Athens. Charming Arachova is different from the typical panoramas in Greece, and during your time there, you can enjoy the orange-roof hillside panoramas.

Breakfast is included.

Full Day Trip to Corinth, Mycenae & Nafplion

Prepare for an entire day, devoted to the ancient Greek highlights. Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide and driver and embark on a 10-hour day trip to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Nafplion. You drive along the coastal road towards Corinth to the Corinth Canal that connects the Aegean with the Ionian Sea.

Enjoy a short stop for pictures and continue towards the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth where you visit the Temple of Apollo and the fortress of Acrocorinth that offers magnificent views to the plains and the sea.

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.

The next 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 and the entire archaeological site. You have a short stop with free time for lunch here (lunch not included).

The final chord of the tour is the town of Nafplion, the historic first capital of Greece. This lovely small town is nestled at the foot of a hill crowned by the Fortress of Palamidi. Today you stroll its picturesque cobblestone streets and visit local shops with great pieces of art and crafts.

After the tour you are taken back to the hotel in Athens.

Breakfast is included.


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.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

4-star hotel

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.

What's included

  • Accommodation at a remarkable centrally located 4-star hotel in Athens;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to the Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch, Acropolis of Athens, Museum and Archeological Site of Delphi, Temple of Apollo and the fortress of Acrocorinth, the ancient theater of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site of Mycenae;
  • 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 and the Acropolis;
  • Guided day tour to Delphi and a day trip to Corinth, Mycenae & Nafplion.

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