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!
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.
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A single supplement is available on this trip.
Our Mainland Greece Discovery trips score an average of 4.53 out of 5 based on 17 reviews in the last year.
If you go on an original tour think about your luggage and remember to take luggage that is easy to travel and walk with. I had a bag that can be carried on my back and carried by handle plus wheeled and it worked perfectly. It is very easy to go as a solo traveller. Leave room in bag to buy things (you might say you won't but I always do!)
Review submitted 26 Oct 2017
Greece is incredible! History and culture ooze out of every ruin, steep street and tavern and I loved every minute of this fantastic tour. Our leader and group were awesome and I haven't laughed that hard for that long in years! I have such precious memories and impressions to carry with me for the rest of my life. I will definitely visit Greece again - am thinking of doing the Islands tour next year - was jealous of those that did it following the mainland tour as i really wanted to soak up more sunshine and chill by the sea!
Review submitted 24 Sep 2017