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Greek Mythology Odyssey

Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 5 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!   

Greek Mythology Odyssey

12 days4 cities
Greece1 country
Private tour to Greece
From
$4,780
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

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!   

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Day-By-Day
Athens, Greece

Athens

first destination

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

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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Day 2
Discovering Athens, the City of Wisdom
City tour
City tour

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, your day will be dedicated to exploring the City of Greek Wisdom, Athens. You meet your guide and driver to make your way to the biggest and most important necropolis in the city, Kerameikos. In ancient times, the age-old walls of Athens, constructed in the 5th century B.C., divided the area into two parts: The Inner Kerameikos (the potters' quarter which formed the English word "ceramic") and the Outer Kerameikos (the site of an important cemetery and many funerary sculptures)

The next point of your journey through the city is the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch (short visit). This colossal ruined temple, dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, was the largest temple in Greece during the Roman period. 104 colossal columns once stood there, forming a mighty structure. 

Then you 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.

Another highlight of your travel 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

Get ready for exploring one of the most iconic places in entire Greece, marvelous Acropolis. In the morning you have breakfast in the hotel, and then you meet your guide in the hotel lobby to start a 4­-hour private walking tour.

The exploration begins 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.

The Odeion of Herodes Atticus is the next travel point, 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.

Next, you go 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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Day 4
Discovering Cape of Legends, Sounion
Day tour
Day tour

Prepare yourself for another day of exploring! Energize with breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and start this day with a trip to Sounion to visit the powerful Temple of Poseidon together with your private guide and driver. Visit the magical cape full of legends: learn about King Menelaus who stopped briefly at Sounion 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.

After the inspiring trip, you are transferred back to the hotel to get some rest and have the evening at your 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.

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

Mykonos

second destination

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

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Ferry to Mykonos, the Land of Myths
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

After having breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Athens. Your private driver takes you to Piraeus Sea Port to board a marvelous ferry to the famous island of Greek Cyclades, Mykonos. Upon arrival in the morning, you have a transfer to the hotel. Have a rest for a couple of hours, and then meet your private guide for an immersive full-day island tour.

You start your immersion with a walking city tour of Mykonos and stroll through the narrow streets and whitewashed buildings of the town which is full of picturesque settings.

As the highlights of the tour, you admire the famous Mykonos Windmills, Little Venice, and the iconic church of Paraportianni. Then continue with a driving tour along the coastline and enjoy local sandy beaches.

The next stop of your adventure is in the quiet inland village called Ano Mera, home for the restored 16th-century cathedral monastery of Panagia Tourliani, which holds holy icons and paintings.

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

Breakfast is included. 

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Day 6
Day Trip to Delos
Boat ride
Boat ride
Day tour
Day tour

Following tasty breakfast in your hotel, you 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 your immersion in the archaeological museum which houses a collection of Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman and Classical sculptures and mosaics. The ancient picture is completed by 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 and have the rest of the day free.

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

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.

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

Heraklion

third destination

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

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Ferry to Heraklion, Crete Island
Transfer
Transfer

Get ready for a voyage to the Mediterranean gem, Crete Island. After breakfast, you check out and depart from Mykonos together with your guide. Your private driver transfers you to Mykonos Seaport for a ferry trip. Upon arrival at Crete, you have a transfer to the hotel for check-in where you can rest after the journey and have the remaining part of the day to explore Crete on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Knossos Palace Tour & Heraklion Archeological Museum
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum

Have a dose of energy with breakfast in the hotel, and meet your private guide and driver for a 5.5-hour tour devoted to the ancient Greek remnants near Heraklion. Together you unveil the history of Minoan civilization and the capital of Minoan Crete and visit The Palace of Knossos which is the most important archeological site on the island.

Continue to the Heraklion Archeological Museum, noted as the best one in the world for Minoan art, containing the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete, such as the Bull's head Rython, 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 that'll 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Stepping down into the Cave of Zeus
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, you 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, experience a descent 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: a moderate hike for 20 min is required for the Cave of Zeus. Non-slippery shoes required.


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.

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

Thessaloniki

fourth destination

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

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Arrival in Thessaloniki & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

After having breakfast in your hotel, you check out and say goodbye to the beautiful Crete. Your private driver takes you to the local airport for a short flight to Thessaloniki, the cradle of Byzantine, Ottoman, and Roman remains. 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 a rest for a couple of hours.

Later today you meet your private guide and start a wonderful 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. Next on your list is an arch, immortalizing military triumphs, the palace ruins, and several medieval towers. You also get to see modest Byzantine churches that hide rare treasures 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 11
Climbing Mount Olympus
Day tour
Day tour

Today is dedicated to conquering the legendary home of gods, the magnificent Mount Olympus! Such ascension requires energy, so after a delightful breakfast, you meet your local professional guide and head to the highest mountain in Greece and, according to Greek Mythology, the residence of Olympic Gods.

First, you follow an ancient tarmac road to the refuge, located at the altitude of 2430 m (7972 ft). This scenic place is a starting point of your memorable 1-hour hike. You start by following the European Trail, traversing the peak of Skolio. After reaching Skala village, you continue this hiking adventure towards the most demanding part of the ascend. Then you follow “Kakoskala”, enjoying a refreshing climb until the peak of Mytikas (2,917 m / 9570 ft) where Zeus used to observe the whole of Greece! The total duration of this thrilling day trip may last between 8-10 hours (including transfers).

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 12
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

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!

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.

What's Included

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
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