Mainland Greece Discovery

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 55 reviews submitted.
USD $2,210
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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 30.43 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 between 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


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
  • Pella - Archaeological Site - EUR8
  • 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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4.8 out of 5 based on 55 reviews submitted.
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Sue · Traveled August 2023
Review submitted 04 Sep 2023

Emma · Traveled August 2023
Highly recommended, a great way to experience the mainland in a short timeframe.
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Maxine · Traveled August 2023
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Matthew · Traveled August 2023
If you want to take in the best of Mainland Greece in a short space of time, with culturally enriching experiences, awe-inspiring sights, amazing food and great company, I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023

Mary · Traveled August 2023
I really enjoyed my trip because our guide Nikos was fantastic. He is passionate about being Greek and is extremely proud of the history and culture of his country. I learnt so much and hope to return. The trip was very well planned with Meteora being an amazing highlight, especially the Sunset tour.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023
Mainland Greece Discovery
USD $2,210