Greece is said to be the birthplace of philosophy, democracy, drama, mathematics, the Olympic games and so much more. Greece tours cover from the heart of Athens, to the famous Greek Isles of Mykonos, Crete, Patmos and Santorini. Greece tours walk you through every aspect of the fascinating beauty and history of Greece.
Visit just Greece, or combine a trip with Italy or Turkey. Greek island hoping vacations from Athens to Santorini and Mykonos are popular for both honeymooners and families alike. Our favorite months to travel to Greece are May, September and October.
Once of the reasons it is best to take a Greece tour vs. traveling on your own is the unexpected trouble getting from one island to another. At times heavy seas prevent the smaller boats from traveling or they stop at unscheduled islands and make you miss a ferry connection. By having an organized trip with the larger cruise or tour companies you will prevent any of these inconveniences. Not to worry if a group of 40 people does not work for you, there are still organized trips you can take and have lots of free time on your own and not be part of a group but still have your hotel, breakfast and essentials included.
Greece Fun Facts:
With a generally mild climate, Greece is a wonderful destination
year-round. Its climate can be divided into Alpine, Mediterranean and
Temperate. In the summer, mountainous regions have cooler temperatures
while the rest of the country experiences dry, hot days that are cooled
off by the seasonal meltemi breezes. Winters are mild in the lowlands
with a minimal amount of snow while the highlands are colder and
generally covered with snow. The average temperature between July and
August is 90F. The water is comfortable for swimming through
Cuisine: Specialties in Greece include souvlaki, moussaka, gyros, hummus, yemsita, feta cheese and baklava. Sample ouzo, the national drink. Enjoy wines from Crete or Pelopennese.
Ancient Sites: Nemea, Monemvassia & Olympia (Peloponnese,) Delphi in Central Greece, Palace of Knossos in Crete, and Delos in Cyclades.
Shopping: Olives, olive oil, ceramics, honey, wood carvings, jewelry and hand made crafts are all popular items to shop for while in Greece.
On entering Greece’s capital, Athens, you’ll be blown away by the friendly people, masses of historical sites and energetic, sun drenched streets. Having been inhabited for at least 7000 years, Athens was once home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. The ancient and classical heritages of Greece’s history are evident in a number of monuments and artworks, the most famous of which is the Parthenon. Take a morning walking tour of the Acropolis to see this landmark as well as the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the stadium which was built for the first modern Olympics in 1896. Beyond the Acropolis is a vibrant, modern city with exquisite hotels, shops and cafes. If you enjoy shopping make sure and visit the Plaka.
Cross the Corinth Canal and visit the remains of the ancient city of Corinth, en route to Mycenae, where you’ll see the Beehive Tombs and remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace. Escape to Delphi to see the slopes of mighty Mount Parnassus, home of the Oracle. Here you should find time to walk along the Sacred Way to the Sanctuary of Apollo, to really explore this ancient archaeological site. A picturesque morning drive will take you to Thermopylae, which is famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Stories like this soak every site and monument you’ll see in Greece; you’ll never be far from a tale of an all-powerful god or mighty hero.
Travel to Rhodes, often called the Pearl of the Mediterranean. It has archaeological wealth, great beaches and lots of choice for nightlife. Crete offers a look into mythology, tradition and also a modern Greece.
Santorini has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are two cities Fira and Oia built on the top of a volcanic crater known for their quaint cobblestone alleys, white cubic buildings, chic boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants and unforgettable sunsets. If you enjoy hiking, take the 8 miles path from Fira to Oia. There are a few museums, wineries and historic sites that you can visit.
Gateway to Delos, Mykonos has over one million visitors per year. Spend time in Little Venice, visit the island's landmark windmills, visit one of the many churches or take a drive to the town of Ano Mera and spend time in the main square.
Choose from escorted Greece tours, to Greece cruise tours that combine Athens and then cruises to the Greeks Isles and Turkey, or just spend your time island hopping. The choice is yours.