When you saddle a trip with a moniker as lofty as "Best of Greece," you’d better make sure it lives up to the hype. This one does. Compiling the top moments from our best-selling trips in the region, this comprehensive tour through the cradle of Western Civilization brings the distant past and vibrant present into sharp focus. Between the must-see historical sites of Athens and Delphi, the rugged plateaus of the fabled SamariÁ Gorge, personal encounters in isolated Cretan villages and the breezy sway of Santorini at sundown, you won’t have a moment to waste. Witness Greece — in all her timeless glory — with us.
Day 1 Athens
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Athens (1B)
Take an orientation walk in Athens with the rest of the day free to explore. Opt to visit the€ropolis site, the new€ropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum.
Day 3 Athens/Meteora (1B)
Travel to Kalambaka, a good base for visiting the monasteries of Meteora.
Day 4 Meteora (1B)
Spend a full day visiting the stunning mountaintop monasteries of Meteora.
Day 5 Meteora/Delphi (1B)
Visit Ancient Delphi and the Temple of Apollo.
Day 6 Delphi/NÁfplio (1B)
Travel to Nafplio and explore the beautiful cobblestoned streets. Opt to climb the€ronafplia to soak in the views.
Day 7 NÁfplio/ChaniÁ (1B)
Spend a free day enjoying the area. Opt to visit Epidavros, as well as the nearby site of Mycenae before an overnight ferry to Crete.
Day 8 ChaniÁ
Arrive on Crete and enjoy the day relaxing at one of the many harbour-side cafÉs. Wander the streets of the old town with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern Turkish and Venetian architecture, reflecting the diverse history of the island.
Day 9 ChaniÁ/Agia Roumeli (1B)
Hike the famous and rugged SamariÁ Gorge.
Day 10 Agia Roumeli/Loutro (1B, 1L)
Travel by ferry to Loutro. Opt to rent a kayak and explore secluded beaches and coves.
Day 11 Loutro (1B)
Enjoy a cooking class and lunch with a local family. The rest of the day is free for exploring the area. Enjoy a swim and tasty seafood meals at secluded restaurants or hike Aradine Gorge.
Day 12 Loutro/IrÁkleion (1B)
Travel to Iraklio. Enjoy a visit to Knossos, site of a Minoan palace and residence of King Minos.
Day 13 IrÁkleion/Santorini (1B)
Hop a ferry to beautiful Santorini. Enjoy two nights on the island.
Day 14 Santorini (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a half-day volcano tour, shopping, relaxing on the beach, or make your way to the crater’s rim to savour the breathtaking view.
Day 15 Santorini (1B)
Depart at any time.
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