Classic Greece

8 Days | Get a taste of classic Greece, exploring coastal towns and famed archaeological sites

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On this eight-day trip through Greece, you’ll balance must-see tourist hotspots with local secrets. Start and end in ancient Athens, home to many impressive ruins and sites like the Acropolis. Discover archaeological sites that tell the story of human history, creativity and civilisation at Delphi, Mycenae and Epidavros. Stay in small mountainous villages and coastal towns with fresh air, hospitable locals and nature’s best scenery. Hike the Menalon Trail and find waterfalls, sweeping views and old monasteries. Eat your way through the countryside with mezze, salads, seared meats, local bread and freshly caught seafood and wash it down with a wine tasting at a family-owned winery.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Greece including Greece
Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Athens, Greece
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMKE
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike along the scenic Menalon Trail, starting in Lousios Valley and walking among fir forest with views of waterfalls, monasteries, rivers and the villages below.
  • Visit famed archaeological sites like Delphi – home to the Athena temple complex, Epidavros – home to the famed theatre and Mycenae – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – all with local guides who know all the fascinating history.
  • Eat your way through Greece’s picturesque Peloponnese, starting with a mezze welcome dinner. Along the way, try fresh seafood, seared meats and traditional salads, cheeses and breads.
  • Get to know the locals at a family-run winery near Nafplion, where you’ll get to taste their signature dry wines, followed by a lunch of traditional Greek food and local hospitality.
  • Take the scenic railway journey from Diakopto to Kalavryta, passing through the Vouraikos Gorge as well as forests dotted with waterfalls.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Amurtel, who provide a safe space for refugee women and children in Greece. Donations help them provide antenatal and postnatal care programs run by qualified midwives.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Summer temperatures in Greece can reach up to 40°C, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. In April, many businesses may still be closed, and the weather can be unpredictable. However, you may have some of the major sights almost to yourself. Please consider the time of year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Greece including Greece

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Train, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Delphi - Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Diakopto - Diakopto – Kalavryta rack railway
  • Dimitsana - Menalon trail hike
  • Argos - Wine tasting with lunch
  • Mycenae - Guided Tour
  • Epidavros - Guided Tour
Add on activities
  • Athens - Twilight Athens Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - National Archaeological Museum - EUR12
  • Nafpaktos - Venetian Castle - EUR4
  • Kalavryta - Holocaust Museum - EUR4
  • Nafplion - Fortress of Palamidi - EUR8
  • Nafplion - Day cruise from Tolo to Hydra and Spetses - EUR48
  • Nafplion - Cooking class - EUR90
  • Nafplion - Folklore Museum - EUR5
  • Nafplion - Bourtzi Island Fortress by boat - EUR10
  • Athens - Half day trip to Cape Sounio - EUR55
  • Athens - Day trip to the Saronic Islands - EUR140

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Susan · Traveled May 2024
I wanted to get an idea of Greece- geography, history and lifestyle wise. This trip was perfect and well paced. Loved the Ancient History of Delphi, Mycena and Epidavros and the beauty of the Venetian ports of Nafpaktos and Nafplion and the rugged country of the stone village of Dimitsana in the stunning Pellopenese. Great travelling in a small group and Mia was an outstanding guide. Our sort of holiday- informative but fun !
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Joel · Traveled April 2024
Fantastic trip! Very comfortable, with amazing food, beautiful sites and lovely people. Shows you the popular tourist spots, as well as other lesser-known spots that are far more intimate and worthwhile. Definitely recommend.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024

Rebecca · Traveled April 2024
This trip was a fabulous way to get a little off of the beaten path and explore some of the beauty of Greece's mainland. It was a great mix of archeological sites, mountains, and ocean. It made me want to go back and explore more of the mainland. Also, two thumbs way up for tour guide, Ari. He is the best!
Review submitted 24 Apr 2024
Classic Greece
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EUR 2.201 €