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16 Days | Delight in the best of mainland Greece and the Cycladic Islands

3.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Embark on a 16-day Premium journey exploring very the best of mainland Greece and the Cyclades. Whether it’s tracing a path through ancient ruins in Delphi, visiting secluded monasteries high in the Meteora Valley, or watching as the sun sets over the whitewashed buildings of Santorini, this is a country where the weight of history makes its presence felt. With plenty of opportunities to mingle with the locals, savour traditional Aegean cuisine and visit the acclaimed sites, this is a complete adventure into Greece’s sun-kissed heartland.

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Athens, Greece
Santorini, Greece
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Step back in time as you travel with your local leader to the Athens Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Prodromos monastery, where you’ll enjoy a coffee with a local monk during a Premium Exclusive Experience.
  • Understand the dazzling variety of Greek produce during Exclusive Experiences, including a kitron tasting at a local distillery in Naxos, meeting with a family of beekeepers in Itea and an afternoon of wine tasting in Santorini.
  • Enjoy two remarkable Feature Stays - a gorgeous and traditionally decorated stone mansion in the medieval village of Dimitsana and a fabulous whitewashed hotel on the magical island of Santorini.
  • Be amazed by the magical monasteries and ancient rock pinnacles of Meteora and learn about the natural and cultural history of one of Greece's most extraordinary sights.
  • Learn the secrets of Greek cuisine in Naxos during an in-depth cooking class with a local, using organic ingredients from her garden to create regional specialties which you will then enjoy for lunch.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Pickpocketing can be an issue in Athens, especially on public transport. If you keep your valuables concealed and secure while travelling on the metro or bus, you should have no problems.
  • Summer temperatures in Greece can reach up to 40°C, so you will need to be able to cope with the heat if you're visiting during the warmer months. Please consider the time of year and your suitability to visiting during that season.


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15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners


Private vehicle, Ferry, Taxi


Hotel (11 nights), Feature stay (4 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Athens - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Athens - Acropolis Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Athens - Visit to the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Meteora - Hike & Monastery Visits with Local Guide
  • Delphi - Oracle, Temple of Apollo & Sanctuary of Athena
  • Delphi - Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Olympia - Archaeological Site Visit with Local Guide
  • Itea - Beekeeping Experience & Honey Tasting
  • Central Arcadia - Lousios Valley Hike
  • Central Arcadia - Prodromos Monastery Visit with Coffee & Greek Delight
  • Epidaurus - Guided Tour
  • Nafplion - Ouzo Tasting
  • Paros - Highlights of Paros Half Day Island Tour with Local Guide
  • Naxos - Old Town Walk & Portara Visit
  • Naxos - Cooking Class at a Local Home
  • Naxos - Eggares Olive Oil Press
  • Santorini - Caldera Hike
  • Santorini - Winery Excursion & Wine Tasting
Add on activities
  • Santorini - Thira Prehistoric Museum - EUR6
  • Santorini – Black Sand Beach Umbrella and Sun Bed Rental - EUR75

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. 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. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 

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3.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Jennifer · Traveled August 2023
Intrepid premium- quality hotels with porterage. Small travel group using very comfortable quality tour van. Driver and tour leader outstanding in safety, assistance, local knowledge and support.Was a great trip- highly recommend
Review submitted 08 Sep 2023

Alan · Traveled May 2023
A great trip from the rugged beauty of Meteora and Dimitsana, the pretty little town of Nafplio, the historical sites of Delphi and Olympia and the individual beauty of the islands (particularly Paros). Be mindful that there may be lots of cruise ships in Santorini and hence lots of tourists in the narrow alleys to contend with. There is a pretty light itinerary on the islands which allows for individual exploration using the local buses. The hikes in Dimitsana and Santorini are certainly not for everyone!!! Ross looked after us really well and the local guides were certainly very knowledgeable. Great trip!
Review submitted 22 Jun 2023

Stephen · Traveled May 2023
Our tour guide, Maria, was amazing! She was so knowledgeable, and personable, and helpful, and organized, and fun. She made the trip! Overall the trip was good. It would have been amazing if Intrepid didn't cheap out on a few of the hotels and the ferries.
Review submitted 03 Jul 2023

Larry · Traveled May 2023
We missed half our trip from Covid with absolutely no acknowledgement or information from Intrepid. We were Home for three days before we received any notice from Intrepid.
Review submitted 07 Jun 2023

Katyana · Traveled May 2023
Overall had a great time on this trip and would book again. The hotels at Itea and Kalambaka are of basic standard. If you like archeology you are in for a treat. Bee visit and Dimitsana were a highlight. Definitely had some amazing experiences on this trip. Maria is an excellent guide. The tour leader for the islands rushed the group for seemingly no reason. Don’t let this deter you from booking is still a great trip.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2023
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