14-Day Greece Highlights Tour

Discover the Highlights of Greece in Two Weeks

What comes to mind when we talk about Greece? The Olympic games, the Acropolis in Athens, stunning Mediterranean landscapes, the azure blue sea, picturesque white and blue villages, delicious food, vibrant culture, and warm, hospitable people.

This 14-day itinerary includes all the elements mentioned above. Featuring ancient history, a lively culture, and island adventures, this Greek vacation is the best choice for first-time visitors to Greece!

This is a private tour and it can be customized just for you. We can add water sports or anything you're interested in, and we will adapt it to your schedule by making it when you want and as long as you want.

Days:

14±

Price:

from US$ 5,179 each(2 per room) *

Best For:

First-time visitors

Best Time:

Apr.-Jul./ Sep.- Oct.

Flights:

Domestic flights included, international on request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

14 Days Greece Tour Map (Suggested Route)

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Best of Greece Private Tour (Suggested Route)

Day Highlights
1-2
Athens
Unveil the enchanting treasures of Athens including the Acropolis
3
Nafplio
Corinth Canal, Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, Ancient Mycenae
4
Olympia
The Archaeological Site of Olympia, taste olive oil and wines at a farm
5
Delphi
Archaeological Site of Delphi, village of Arachova
6-7
Mykonos
Free and leisure
8-10
Santorini
Fira - Oia hiking, and volcano hot spring cruise
11-14
Chania
Chania cooking class, Knossos Palace, Dikteon Cave
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Tour Highlights

Immerse yourself in the local culinary traditions at the Cretan cooking class.
Greek and Cretan salad dakos
Unravel the stories of ancient Greece and marvel at the architectural wonders atop the Acropolis.
Parthenon temple
Unravel the enigmatic wisdom and mystical aura surrounding the Delphi Oracle.
Temple of Athena Pronaia
Delve into the mysterious world of the ancient Mycenae.
lion gate
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the spirit of competition and unity at the historic site of Olympia.
Olympia
Taste excellent extra-virgin olive oil, olives, and wines at source at a local farm.
Meteora
Be enchanted by the vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Mykonos.
Little Venice waterfront houses
Traverse the stunning landscapes of Santorini on the Fira to Oia Hike.
sunset in Oia
Take a plunge into the soothing hot springs of a volcano.
volcano's hot springs
Steep in the mysteries and splendor of the ancient Minoan civilization at the Palace of Knossos.
Knossos

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Greek tour for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Athens
  • Welcome to Greece! Upon arrival at Athens Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Athens.
  • The rest of the day is free for you to gain your first impressions of this romantic city.
Day 2
Athens | Discover the History, Culture, and Architecture of Athens
The famous windmills in MykonosChanging the Guard Ceremony
  • Start your day exploring the city center with a visit to Syntagma Square for an experience of the captivating Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Hellenic Parliament.
  • Before heading to the Acropolis, discover Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the historic Panathenaic Stadium, renowned for hosting the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
  • Explore the majestic Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Athens' iconic landmark, offering stunning views and featuring the perfectly preserved Parthenon.
  • Wrap up the day with a visit to the Museum of the Acropolis to complete today's tour.
Day 3
Athens to Olympia | Asklepios Sanctuary and Ancient Mycenae
The ruins of the Temple of Asclepius The ruins of the Temple of Asclepius
  • In the morning, we will transport you to Peloponnese, with a brief photo stop at the Corinth Canal, offering breathtaking views.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, which houses the historical roots of early European medicine. Don't miss the impressive acoustics of the well-preserved Theatre of Epidaurus from the 4th century BC.
  • Next, you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, ancient Mycenae (dated around 1300 BC), the hometown of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War.
Day 4
Olympia to Delphi | Ancient Olympia
the Temple of HeraThe Temple of Hera
  • Start your morning with a guided tour of Ancient Olympia. Explore the temples of Hera and Zeus, the Olympic flame altar, and the ancient stadium where the first Olympic games were held in 776 BC. Don't miss the archaeological museum, home to renowned works like the statue of Hermes and the infant Dionysus of Praxiteles.
  • Next, experience the authentic flavors of the land of Greece by tasting the extra-virgin olive oil, olives, and wines produced at a local farm.
  • We will continue driving to the west of the peninsula of Peloponnesus, crossing the suspended bridge over Corinth Bay to arrive at Delphi for a night's stay.
Day 5
Delphi to Athens | Archaeological Sites of Delphi
Archaeological Sites of DelphiTemple of Athena Pronoia
  • Delphi city, deemed by ancient Greeks as the center of the world, was a significant religious hub. Our tour of the archaeological sites will encompass the Temple of Apollo, a theater, a market, the renowned Omphalos, and the Delphi Museum showcasing impressive sculptures spanning a thousand-year history.
  • Return to Athens for overnight with a stop at traditional village of Arachova.
Day 6
Ferry from Athens to Mykonos | Free Afternoon
The famous windmills in MykonosThe famous windmills in Mykonos
  • Board the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. Upon arrival at the pier, you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Mykonos is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, featuring an array of bars, clubs, and beach parties that continue until the early morning hours.
Day 7
Mykonos | Free & Leisure
Super Paradise BeachSuper Paradise Beach
  • Mykonos offers myriad options, whether dancing nights or sipping cocktails overlooking the Aegean Sea. During the day, enjoy various beach activities like swimming, sunbathing, and watersports. With its clear turquoise waters and pristine sandy beaches, Mykonos is a paradise for beachgoers.
Day 8
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini | Free Afternoon
Fira townFira town
  • Board the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. Upon arrival at the pier, you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • The rest of the day is open for your choice of unaccompanied sightseeing: enjoy the unique caldera views or take a walk to see the town of Fira with its beautiful whitewashed houses, narrow streets, and open-air cafés that hang on cliffs.
Day 9
Santorini | Fira to Oia Hike (Small Group)
Oia villageOia village
  • After convenient pickup from your hotel, take a relaxing drive with your guide to the beginning of an old mule path that winds through some of Santorini's most picturesque scenery.
  • Pass by Firostefani, the monastery of St. Nicholas, and the charming settlement of Imerovigli.
  • Surrounded by stunning Mediterranean views, you pass by the Prophet Elias chapels where your group enjoys a picnic lunch of fresh fruit, a sesame bar, and a smoothie.
  • Marvel at Thirasia in the distance while Oia emerges. At the hike's final hilltop, savor a breathtaking sunset panorama.
Day 10
Santorini | Sunset Cruise (SIC)
volcanoAmazing evening view of the volcano
  • Upon a brief 10-minute journey, your vessel will reach the active volcano of Santorini. Follow a narrow trail to ascend to the top of the caldera, home to the active craters. Capture photographs, and witness the lingering fragrance of brimstone emanating from the still-smoking rocks.
  • Then, embark towards the isle of Palaia Kameni, forged by volcanic eruptions, boasting renowned hot springs and natural mud baths. Experience a chance for invigorating warm-water swimming amidst this intriguing locale.
Day 11
Take the Ferry from Santorini to Chania| Free afternoon
volcanoVenetian harbor of Chania at night
  • Morning transfer to the port and get your ferry to Chania Crete. Transfer to your hotel.
  • In the evening walk on your own to Castello a mare, Morosini Lions fountain, and the Fortifications.
Day 12
Chania | Discover Rethymno and Heraklion
Venetian FortezzaVenetian Fortezza
  • Departing from Knossos eastward we traverse mountains adorned with olive trees and we arrive at the village of Krasi with the world's oldest plane trees.
  • Venture into the legendary Dikteon Cave, nestled in the heart of Crete's rugged landscape, where myth and history intertwine.
  • Continue to Knossos to the legendary Palace of Minoan. The guide often associates its history with the Greek mythology of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur.
  • Discover the imposing Venetian Fortezza, a historic fortress perched atop the hill of Paleokastro in Rethymno.
Day 13
Chania| Traditional Cretan Cooking(Small Group)
shopping at the marketCrete local store
  • Strolling through the picturesque streets of Archanes Village alongside our expert cook, handpicking fresh fruits, vegetables, deli products, and meat from local stores.
  • Craft delectable dishes under the guidance of our experienced cook, who will lead you through every step of preparation, ensuring that your creations mirror the flavors and aesthetics of a traditional Cretan home.
Day 14
Chania | Departure
Chania AirportChania Airport

We'll provide a transfer to one of the Crete airports for your flight to Athens for your connecting flight to your next destination.

Hand-picked Hotel

Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
 SanSal Boutique Hotel
SanSal Boutique Hotel

Price Includes

*Price US$5,179 P/P

*The price is based on two adults in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season(Apr.-Oct.15 -Nov.10). We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-gr-6)

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Knowledgeable local guides
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Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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