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Greek Mythology Odyssey

11 days4 cities
Greece1 country
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews
Private tour to Greece

The land of ancient gods and epic legends awaits! Open this Greek treasure chest full of exciting experiences: travel from famous Athens all over to the cradle of antique remnants, Thessaloniki. Explore Zeus' very birthplace and climb up to the home of Olympic Gods, Mount Olympus. With one of our tour packages, including top hotels and inspiring sightseeing tours, your personal odyssey will carve out a place in history!   

11 days4 cities
Greece1 country
From
$5,295
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

Welcome to the land of gods and myths! Upon arrival in Athens, you have a transfer to the hotel where you can relax after a long journey and have the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Please note: We recommend to start this tour on Thursday to enjoy all authentic activities.

 

No meals included.

2
day
Tour of Athens

Explore the most outstanding Athens attractions, including Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the National Library, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Visit Acropolis and its museum and the Parthenon - one of the world's greatest cultural monuments that are regarded an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and western civilization.
After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.

3
day
Cape of Legends - Sounion

After breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and start this day with a trip to Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon together with your private guide and driver. Visit the magical cape full of legends about King Menelaus who stopped briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy, or about the unfortunate King Aegeus who drowned himself on that spot and the Aegean Sea got named after him, or about the people who built a temple using local marble to honor the god of the sea and safeguard the profits from the neighboring Lavrio mines.  

4
day
Departure

After breakfast, your private driver takes you to the Port to the famous island of Greek Cyclades, Mykonos.

Your Choice of Hotels

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

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.

ferry
Athens
Mykonos
2 h 20 min

Have an enjoyable time onboard a marvelous ferry, taking you from Athens to the gorgeous Greek island of Mykonos. Along the way, you pass numerous islands and view great Aegean Sea panoramas.

Mykonos, Greece
2
days
Greece

Relax and enjoy the stunning natural landscapes, authentic architecture, and the bustling cultural scene in Mykonos, Greece.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Day Trip to Delos, Birthplace of Artemis and Apollo

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide and embark on a fascinating tour to the archaeological site of Delos. 

After a short boat ride, you arrive in the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. The island's vast expanse of ancient ruins marks the existence of what was once one of the most important spiritual, economic and commercial centers of its time. During the tour you visit the marble remains of the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, walk the celebrated Avenue of Lions and stand at the center of the dramatic amphitheater. Continue to the archaeological museum which houses a collection of Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman and Classical sculptures and mosaics. Beautifully painted pottery and small bronze items that were used in everyday life are also on display. 

Once the tour is finished you are taken back to the hotel.

*Note: The site of Delos is explored on foot, please wear low heeled comfortable shoes, and bring water and a hat.

6
day
Departure to Heraklion, Crete Island

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Mykonos. Your private driver transfers you to Mykonos Seaport for a ferry trip to Crete Island.

Your Choice of Hotels

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

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.

ferry
Mykonos
Crete
5 h

Enjoy your time onboard a comfortable ferry on your way from Mykonos to the famous birthplace of Zeus, Crete Island. During your trip along the great Aegean Sea, you can watch numerous islands and beautiful panoramas.

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
3
days
Greece

Located on the Greek Island of Crete, Heraklion is a bustling city full of wondrous features and sites to discover.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Finding Your Way in Knossos Palace and Archeological Museum of Heraklion

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide and driver for a 5.5-hour tour.

Together you unveil the history of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete, you visit and The Palace of Knossos, which is the most important archeological site on the island. 

Continue to the Heraklion Archeological Museum, the best in the world regarding the Minoan art as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete, like the Bull's head Rhyton, the snake goddess and the disc of Phaistos. The museum displays idols made of terra cotta, marble and alabaster, collections of gold, jewelry, ivory, figurines, sarcophagi and frescoes will give you an insight into this artistic-minded civilization and complement your visit to Knossos.

After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel to rest for a couple of hours.

In the evening get ready to travel in time and become a guest of a traditional Minoan Night full of dances and singing. Buffet Dinner of Greek cuisine is included. Your private driver takes you to the Minoan Theater and after the show back to your hotel in Heraklion.

Please note: Minoan Traditional Show is available only on Thursdays.

8
day
Stepping down into the Cave of Zeus

Meet your private guide in the morning and leave Heraklion for a day trip to Lasithi Plateau. Before you reach the main attraction of this tour, pay a visit to the Monastery of Panagia Kera, where you get to see the finest-preserved Byzantine-era frescoes in Crete. Once you arrive at Lasithi Plateau with fantastic views of this flat land surrounded by mountains, go down to the Cave of Zeus, where according to the Greek Mythology, the god of sky and thunder, king of the gods of Mount Olympus was born. After visiting the cave your guide takes you to the other side of the mountains to visit the beautiful town of Aghios Nikolaos for some spare time and optional lunch. 

Once you are back to Heraklion, you are transferred to your hotel to rest after a day of Greek Mythology. 

Please note that a moderate hike for 20 min is required for the Cave of Zeus. Non-slippery shoes are required.

9
day
Flight to Thessaloniki

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Crete. Your private driver takes you to the local airport for a short flight to Thessaloniki.

Your Choice of Hotels

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

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.

plane
Crete
Thessaloniki
1 h 9 min

The next destination of your journey is a cradle of Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman history remnants, Greek port city Thessaloniki. But before arrival, you have some time to relax and watch the magninficent scenery of Greek islands during your 1-hour flight.

Thessaloniki, Greece
3
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
Arrival in Thessaloniki & City Tour

Upon arrival you are taken to the hotel for check-in.

Later today you 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 at your own leisure.

10
day
Mount Olympus

Take a step back in time and explore the culture and history surrounding Mount Olympus. Explore the ancient sanctuary of Dion, which was once a center of worship of the gods of Olympus, before visiting the medieval Castle of Platamon. Soak in the exceptional view from Platamon Castle that overlooks the Thermaikos Gulf. Continuing the Olympus day trip you’ll have the opportunity to observe the captivating bathtub of Zeus, hidden within the gorge of Enipeas. Finishing off a day of exploring the mythical home of the Greek gods, we will drive you back to Thessaloniki.

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

11
day
Departure

This is the final day of your amazing Greek Mythology tour! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. 

We hope you've enjoyed exploring Greece and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Your Choice of Hotels

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

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 the 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;
  • Entrance Fees according to the itinerary;
  • Business Class ferry seat: Athens - Mykonos, Mykonos - Heraklion Crete;
  • Economy Class flight: Heraklion - Thessaloniki;
  • Traditional Minoan Show in Heraklion, Crete;
  • All equipment for a hiking tour of Mount Olympus;
  • 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

  • Tour of the major sights of the city of wisdom, Athens
  • Exploration of the ancient citadel Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Discovering of the famous island of Greek Cyclades, Mykonos
  • Memorable tour to the Cave of Zeus
  • Admiring a traditional Minoan Night full of dances and singing
  • Exciting climbing to the legendary home of Olympic Gods, Mount Olympus

What To Know

  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion