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15 days,Athens to Santorini
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Discover Greek history and culture, marvel at classic architecture both ancient and modern, explore old cities and quaint villages, witness a Mediterranean sunset while eating fresh seafood, soak in Cretan culture

When you saddle a trip with a moniker as lofty as 'Best of Greece', you’d better make sure it lives up to the hype. This one does. Compiling the top moments from our best-selling trips in the region, this comprehensive tour through the cradle of Western Civilization brings the distant past and vibrant present into sharp focus. Between the must-see historical sites of Athens and Delphi, the rugged plateaus of the fabled Samariá Gorge, personal encounters in isolated Cretan villages and the breezy sway of Santorini at sundown, you won’t have a moment to waste. Witness Greece—in all her timeless glory—with us.

What's Included

  • Athens orientation walk. Meteora Monastery visit. Guided tour of Ancient Delphi. Samariá Gorge hike. Cooking class and lunch with local village family (Loutro). Knossos visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow EUR380-500 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (13 nts), overnight ferry (1 nt, 4-berth mixed-sex cabins).
  • Ferry, public bus, taxi, private van, train.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Day 1 Athens

Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

Day 2 Athens (B)

Orientation walk in Athens with the rest of the day free to explore. Opt to visit the Acropolis site, the new Acropolis Museum, the Roman agora and the National Archaeological Museum.

Days 3-4 Meteora (2B)

Visit the stunning mountaintop monasteries of Meteora.

Day 5 Delphi (1B)

Visit Ancient Delphi and the Temple of Apollo.

Days 6-7 Nafplio (2B)

Explore the beautiful cobbled streets of Nafplio. Opt to visit to Epidavros, as well as the nearby site of Mycenae. Overnight ferry to Crete.

Day 8 Chania (1B)

Arrive to Crete early by ferry and enjoy the day relaxing at one of the many harbourside cafés. Wander the streets of the old town with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern Turkish and Venetian architecture, reflecting the diverse history of the island.

Day 9 Agia Roumeli (1B)

Hike the famous and rugged Samariá Gorge.

Days 10-11 Loutro (2B, 1L)

Cooking class and lunch with a local family. Opt to rent a kayak and explore secluded beaches and coves, enjoy a swim and tasty seafood meals at secluded restaurants or hike Aradine Gorge.

Day 12 Iraklio (1B)

Enjoy a visit to Knossos, an archaeological site of an ancient city, site of a Minoan palace and residence of King Minos.

Days 13-14 Santorini (2B)

Ferry to Santorini. Enjoy two nights on the island, opt to enjoy a Santorini sunset tour or take a half-day volcano boat tour.

Day 15 Santorini (1B)

Depart at any time.

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