Dig beneath the surface of history with this in-depth tour of mainland Greece.
Get lost in colourful cities filled with natural and ancient treasures on this whirlwind tour of mainland Greece. See where democracy began and how life was lived when Zeus called all the shots. Explore ancient ruins and rituals of the past. Unwind in the evening after a big day with a sip of ouzo over a banquet of culinary treats. Yamas!
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Uncover thousands of years of civilisation in Athens with a visit to the world-famous Acropolis and the ancient Agora
Like endless pilgrims before you, visit the home of the Oracle of Delphi in Apollo’s sanctuary, one of Greece's most important archaeological sites
Be mesmerised by the magical monasteries of Meteora, an extraordinary site precariously perched on a series of ancient rock pinnacles
Discover the many flavours of Greek cuisine. There's nothing quite like dining on rich and hearty moussaka or grilled lamb and tzatziki in a traditional taverna as Rembetika music floats around you
Due to the current financial situation, banking services in Greece could potentially become limited at short notice. This includes credit card processing services and servicing of ATMs. When travelling through Greece, please ensure you have more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit cards, credit cards etc.). You'll also need to have sufficient Euros in cash to cover emergencies, unforeseen circumstances and any unexpected delays.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in Greece (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 23 September 2017
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Our Mainland Greece Discovery trips score an average of 4.47 out of 5 based on 15 reviews in the last year.
This trip has everything from ancient ruins in tiny towns to some of Greece's biggest cities filled with gloriously friendly people. Our guide, Dina, shared with us some top local tips and the entire tour (my first!) was one of the BEST holidays I've ever been on. I'd recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the history of Greece, and really getting off the "beaten path" for a country you probably don't know as well as you think!
Review submitted 10 Sep 2017
Everyone should try this type of travelling once and with an open mind. It is the best way to get a feel of the local culture and people. We love walking the streets, eating at local places and taking public transportation!
Review submitted 07 Sep 2017