4 weeks in Greece

Exploring highlights, essential landmarks, ancient sites, beautiful cities, and islands on this month-long vacation

Covering: 
Athens, Ancient sites of Argos Peninsula, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and Thessaloniki on the mainland.
Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Patmos and Ikaria for the islands

Centrally located hotels
Friendly English speaking personnel
All land, airport, and ferry port transfers are included
Inside visit museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
All the tours mentioned on the itinerary
Small groups, (private options available)

See the price information, dates and further information below the itinerary

     Daily Tour Program

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!
Meet up at the arrivals gate then transfer you to your hotel
After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.
Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up at the lobby ( meeting time to be determined)
Start with a panoramic driving tour of Athens, with your guide and or driver guide, You ll see and learn about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, then s short photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896,
Also on the way to Acropolis,  you will be pointed and learn about the Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, the University and, the Academy of Athens, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church

We will then get off the vehicle, near the entrance of Acropolis then continue on visiting Propylae the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.
The last place of the tour will be the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
After the tour,  we can take you back to your hotel
or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace.
Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning (The guide will inform about the meeting time, a day before)

Depart from Athens on a scenic drive passing by Olympic Stadium and the Corinth Channel, stopping for a small break, and then drive onto Epidaurus and visit the Ancient Theatre, famous for its impressive acoustics.

We will then continue onto Nauplia through the plains of Argos, and on the way, we will stop at the ancient site of Mycenae, where you will also see the Tomb of Famous Agamemnon.

After our visit,  we will continue our drive to Olympia and stop at the ancient sites of Tripolis and Megalopolis on the way.

Evening arrival in Olympia, check-in the hotel, free time to refresh, dinner served at the hotel.

Overnight in Olympia.

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning (The guide will inform about the meeting time)

We will start the day by visiting the Olympia,  archaeological sites such as the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, The Altar of the Olympic Flame, The Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.

After our visit, we will be on our way through more scenic coastal roads towards Delphi,  passing through Patras and Antirion and a small break at the charming mountain village of Arachova.

Arrive in Delphi and check in the hotel, free time, dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Delphi.

Breakfast at the hotel  (The guide will inform about the meeting time)
Start the day by visiting the ancient site of Delphi and the Museum of Delphi.

We will then be on our way up North and halfway to our destination, a short break at the town of Lamia.

Arrive in the picturesque small town of Kalambaka thats built at the foot of the Majestic Grey Rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries overhead.

Check-in to the hotel. Dinner served from 7:00 to 10:00 pm 
Overnight in Meteora.

Breakfast at the hotel  (The guide will inform meeting time)
We will start visiting the famous cliff-top Monasteries of Meteora.  Get inside some of the important monasteries and learn about life and culture.

Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site.  The six monasteries, built on natural sandstone rock pillars
Its geographical beauty and monasteries, built on natural sandstone rock pillars make Meteora one of the most beautiful areas on the mainland of Greece.
Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Meteora

After breakfast, depart from Meteora and enjoy a scenic drive to Thessaloniki.
On the way, we will make a quick stop for you to see Macedonian Royal Tombs at Vergina ( not this is not a tour, the driver will give you free time to see the site and then continue on the drive.
Arrival in Thessaloniki,

PM Meet up with the guide and enjoy a half-day walking tour of Thessaloniki.
During the tour,  you will learn about the Hellenistic, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras of the city, see impressive monuments, churches, and ancient sites,  and learn about the current time and good restaurants.
After the walking tour,  enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city.
Overnight in Thessaloniki.

An early meeting with the tour and drive to Ormos Panagias, situated in NE of the Sithonia peninsula in Chalkidiki.
Upon arrival, we will embark on the boat and sail down to the South of the Athos Peninsula.
Enjoy a 4-hour cruise around the Peninsula, get a good look at this holy site, take lots of stunning photos.
On the way, stop at the charming small village of Quaronopoli,  have free time to walk around enjoy lunch.
We will then continue to sail onto Ormos Panagias, where we will get on the bus and drive back to the city.
Overnight in Thessaloniki.

PM Meet up with the guide and enjoy a half-day walking tour of Thessaloniki.
During the tour,  you will learn about the Hellenistic, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras of the city, see remarkable monuments, churches, and ancient sites,  and learn about the current time and good restaurants.
After the walking tour,  enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city.
Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Breakfast at the hotel
Free day at leisure

Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Breakfast at the hotel
Arrival in Mykonos
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
After checking in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Mykonos.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day at leisure
Optional boat trip to Delos  aka the birthplace famous Apollo and Artemis with its famous terrace of the Lions, enjoy a short and easy hike to Mount Kynthos…….
Available,  contact us if interested

Overnight in Mykonos.

In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.
09:00 am Meeting time to be transferred to Mykonos Harbor.
Ferry Company:  SEA JETS WORLD CHAMPION JET
09:50 AM Departure from Mykonos
On the way quick stop at the IOS Islands
11:45 AM Arrival in Santorini
Transfer to your hotel, after check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. With its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.

Optional Panoramic driving, wine tasting, and Oia Sunset watching tour available ( Contact us if interested)
Overnight in Santorini.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to the Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on a scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance at the active parts, lots of fantastic photo opportunities of the volcano, and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

Will then sail back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

The tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Overnight in Santorini.

Breakfast at the hotel
Free time to explore and enjoy ( noon time check out from the hotel, but you can store your luggage and use hotel facilities until pick up time.

Afternoon meeting at the lobby,  ( Meeting time to be determined) transfer to Santorini Harbor
>>>>>>> FERRY TO CRETE >>>>>
Arrive in Crete, Meet up with the transfer men,  transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & Overnight in Crete  (Heraklion town)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up with the driver guide,
Start the day with a short drive up to the ancient site of Knossos; your driver will give you a brief intro to the sites, hand you the skip-the-line admission tickets and give you free time to explore the ancient site.

Meet up with the driver guide at the exit and depart from Heraklion on a scenic driver towards West.
Halfway to Chania, enjoy a lunch break and free time in the town of Rethymnon.
Late afternoon arrival in Chania, check into your hotel & Overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day at leisure
Optional hiking tour to Samaria Gorge ( 14km)
Optional driving tour to explore the Cretan culture and cuisine, visiting Mountain villages and scenic sites
Contact us if you are interested in any of the optional excursions.
Overnight in Chania town in Crete.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day at leisure
Optional hiking tour to Samaria Gorge ( 14km)
Optional driving tour to explore the Cretan culture and cuisine, visiting Mountain villages and scenic sites
Contact us if you are interested in any of the optional excursions.
Overnight in Chania town in Crete.

Breakfast at the hotel.   Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and transfer to Heraklion Airport.
>>>>>>>> FLIGHT TO  RHODES  >>>>>
Upon arrival meet up with the transfer-men for your transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & Overnight in Rhodes.



09:30 am Meet up,  meet up with your guide and enjoy a 2-hour introductory walking tour of the Island. In ancient times, Rhodes was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Colossus of Rhodes.
Once stood in the harbor, this giant bronze statue was completed in 280 BC, but it was destroyed in 224 BC. No trace of the figure remains today. Before archaeology, myth stood in for blanks in the historical record. In Pindar’s ode, the island was born of the union of Helios, the sun god, and the nymph Rhode, and NAME named the cities for their three sons.
In 1309, the Byzantine era came to an end when forces of the Knights Hospitaller occupied the Island.
Under the rule of the newly named “Knights of Rhodes,” RE rebuilt the city into a model of the medieval European ideal.
After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, experience local culture, dine in local restaurants and visit famous tavernas.
Overnight in Rhodes

Enjoy a full day at leisure.
– Optional boat tour available (contact us if interested)
– Optional tour to Lindos available (contact us if interested)
Overnight in Rhodes.

Enjoy a full day at leisure.
– Optional boat tour available (contact us if interested)
– Optional tour to Lindos available (contact us if interested)
Overnight in Rhodes.

In the morning, meet up with the transfer-men,  transfer to Rhodes Harbor.
Depart on a scenic ferry ride to Patmos Island.
(( A scenic ferry stopping on Doddeconese Islands and that gets you a chance to see Symi, Kos, Leros and Lipsi Islands from the boat ))

Arrive in Patmos,  meet up with the transfer men, transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, swimming, and exploring the island.
Overnight in Patmos.

In the morning, meet up with the transfer-men,  transfer to Rhodes Harbor.
Depart on a scenic ferry ride to Patmos Island.
(( A scenic ferry stopping on Doddeconese Islands and that gets you a chance to see Symi, Kos, Leros and Lipsi Islands from the boat ))

Arrive in Patmos,  meet up with the transfer men, transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, swimming, and exploring the island.
Overnight in Patmos.

Breakfast at the hotel
Departure from Patmos on a 1-hour ferry ride to Ikaria Island.
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Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. 
After check-in,  free time to rest and refresh. 
In the afternoon, Meet up at the hotel,  and drive up to the Mountain Village of Evdilos to Enjoy a winery visit and Ikaria Cooking Lesson. 
Start with visiting vineyards and wineries settled among the beautiful gardens overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Then go to the village house to learn delicious Ikarian food & wine, hospitality.
Learn to cook roasted goat, chickpea, and eggplant salads, “Soufiko,” a vegetable medley, traditional Ikarian mini-pies stuffed with garden herbs, homemade grape wine pudding, and more… 
( Vegetarian and Vegan options are also available)
Of course,  all of this will be accompanied by local organic wine. 
We will then head back to the hotel.
Overnight in Ikaria Island. 

Breakfast at the hotel
A day at leisure
Optional panoramic driving tour of the island with stops available
Optional hiking tours are available.
Contact us if you are interested in any of the optional tours.
Overnight in Ikaria Island. 

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up at the hotel,  transfer to Ikaria Airport,  short flight to Athens. 
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Arrive in Athens, transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay. 

Breakfast at the hotel
Free day at leisure.
Overnight stay. 

Breakfast at the hotel
Meeting time:  To be determined
Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and private transfer to Athens International airport.

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