Mainland Greece Discovery

8 Days | Dig beneath the surface of history with this in-depth tour of mainland Greece.

4.9 out of 5 based on 85 reviews submitted.
USD $1,768
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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!

Trip overview

Map of Mainland Greece Discovery including Greece
Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 29.18 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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 the Sanctuary of Apollo, 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

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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.
  • Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
  • If you have more time to explore the region you may want to check out our trip ‘Best of Greece’ (trip code ZMSAC). This trip explores the beautiful Cycladic Islands in addition to the Greek mainland. Most departure dates are designed to create this perfect combination trip.


Map of Mainland Greece Discovery including Greece



7 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Train, Public bus, Private vehicle, Taxi


Hotel (7 nights)

  • Athens - Acropolis Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Athens - Acropolis Local Guide
  • Thessaloniki - NAOMI Ecumenical Workshop for Refugees visit
  • Meteora - Monastery Visits
  • Delphi - Archaeological Site & Museum guided tour
  • Delphi - local lunch & olive oil tasting with a view of Delphi Valley
Add on activities
  • Athens - National Archaeological Museum - EUR12
  • Athens - Lycabettus Hill - Free
  • Athens - Dora Stratou - EUR20
  • Athens - Numismatic Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - Day trip to the Saronic Islands - EUR140
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - Half day trip to Cape Sounio - EUR55
  • Thessaloniki - Museum of Byzantine Culture - EUR8
  • Thessaloniki - White tower of Thessaloniki - EUR6
  • Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki water boats to beach - EUR7
  • Thessaloniki - Visit Historical & Cultural Monuments of Thessaloniki with public Bus "Cultural" Route No 50 - EUR2
  • Meteora - Natural history Museum of Meteora - EUR6
  • Meteora - Digital centre of Meteora Projection - EUR3
  • Athens - Twilight Athens Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Athens - Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens Urban Adventure - EUR139
  • Athens - Taste of Athens Urban Adventure - EUR139

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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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4.9 out of 5 based on 85 reviews submitted.
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Flossie · Traveled April 2024
The main reason to give a 10 out of 10 was because of the tour guide Dina. She made the entire group very welcoming and got all of us talking! She was incredibly nice and went out of her way to ensure we had an enriching experience. I wish Dina could be a tour guide for all of Intrepid’s tours!
Review submitted 19 Apr 2024

Siabhaon · Traveled April 2024
This trip was amazing as a solo traveller. Great activities but still enough free time to enjoy privacy and sight see. The food in Greece is amazing too
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

Paul · Traveled April 2024
A very well led trip covering the key historic sights. You need to book extra time in Athens to see the sights/museums. A pacy trip but with pockets of own time too. Amazing mountains and monasteries in Meteora. Not much time Delphi museum but well worth it
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

Elijah · Traveled April 2024
Dina and her tour-guide/restaurant contacts were amazing. This Greek Mainland Tour was mind-blowingly fun and time went past faster then anything. Highly recommend. ☺️
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

Steven · Traveled April 2024
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with intrepid. I have never done a tour like this before, but I will most definitely do one like this again. The tour leader Dina had inside knowledge on all kinds of shortcuts, transport routes, nice restaurants and people and places to go and visit.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024
Mainland Greece Discovery
USD $1,768