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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

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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.)
  • Ferry, public bus, taxi, private van, train.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (13 nts), overnight ferry (1 nt, 4-berth mixed-sex cabins).

Day 1Athens

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Athens(1B)

Take an 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.

Day 3Athens/Meteora(1B)

Travel to Kalambaka, a good base for visiting the monasteries of Meteora.

Day 4Meteora(1B)

Spend a full day visiting the stunning mountaintop monasteries of Meteora.

Day 5Meteora/Delphi(1B)

Visit Ancient Delphi and the Temple of Apollo.

Day 6Delphi/Náfplio(1B)

Travel to Nafplio and explore the beautiful cobblestoned streets. Opt to climb the Acronafplia to soak in the views.

Day 7Náfplio/Chaniá

Spend a free day enjoying the area. Opt to visit Epidavros, as well as the nearby site of Mycenae before an overnight ferry to Crete.

Day 8Chaniá

Arrive on Crete and enjoy the day relaxing at one of the many harbour-side 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 9Chaniá/Agia Roumeli

Hike the famous and rugged Samariá Gorge.

Day 10Agia Roumeli/Loutro(1L)

Travel by ferry to Loutro. Enjoy a cooking class and lunch with a local family. Opt to rent a kayak and explore secluded beaches and coves.

Day 11Loutro

Spend a free day exploring the area. Enjoy a swim and tasty seafood meals at secluded restaurants or hike Aradine Gorge.

Day 12Loutro/Irákleion

Travel to Irakleion. Enjoy a visit to Knossos, site of a Minoan palace and residence of King Minos.

Day 13Irákleion/Dimos Santorini

Hop a ferry to beautiful Santorini. Enjoy two nights on the island. Opt to enjoy a Santorini sunset tour.

Day 14Dimos Santorini

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a half-day volcano tour, shopping, relaxing on the beach, or make your way to the crater's rim to savour the breathtaking view.

Day 15Dimos Santorini

Depart at any time.

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