7-Day Ancient Greece Tour

Explore Ancient Greek History, Mythology, and Architecture

Embark on a week-long journey through the mythological landscape of mainland Greece with a carefully-crafted itinerary. Starting and ending in Athens, spend 7 days exploring the historical sites and marvelous castles of the Peloponnese region. This tour is perfect for people who are keen on ancient Greek history, mythology, and architecture.

This tour is private and can be tailored specifically for you. We can include any activities that interest you, adjust the duration of the tour to accommodate your schedule, and much more.

Days:

Price:

from US$3,119 each(2 per room) *

Best For:

History and culture enthusiast

Best Time:

All the year

Flights:

Domestic flights included, international on request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low tourist season: Apr.-Oct.15 -Nov.10

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7 Days Greece Tour Map (Suggested Route)

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Ancient Greece Private Tour (Suggested Route)

Day Highlights
1-2
Athens
Athens highlights with 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
The Archaeological Site of Delphi, Bell-maker visit
6
Meteora
Meteora Hanging Monastery, the Memorial of Leonidas
7
Athens
Departure
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Tour Highlights

Discover the mythology surrounding the Acropolis and explore Athens' top architectural sites.
Acropolis
Explore the rich history and archaeology of ancient Mycenae.
Mycenae lion gate
Appreciate the cultural and athletic achievements of the ancient Olympic Games at Olympia.
archeological site of olympia
Taste excellent extra-virgin olive oil, olives, and wines at source at a local farm.
olive tasting
Stand where the ancients sought guidance and insight from the Delphi Oracle.
sunset in Oia
Marvel at breathtaking monasteries perched atop towering cliffs.
Monastery

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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

Day 1
Arrive in Athens
  • Upon arrival at Athens Airport, you will be met by our local driver representative and transferred to your hotel in Athens.
  • The rest of the day is free for you to begin to explore this romantic city on your own.
Day 2
Athens | Discover the Mythological Side of Athens
Panathenaic StadiumPanathenaic Stadium
  • Start your day by visiting the city center, including a stop at Syntagma Square to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Hellenic Parliament.
  • Then, explore Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Panathenaic Stadium before heading to the Acropolis, famous for hosting the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
  • Discover the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site offering breathtaking views of Athens. The Parthenon, a well-preserved and iconic structure, stands out.
  • Wrap up the day with a visit to the Museum of the Acropolis to complete the 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'll drive you to Peloponnesus with a short photo stop at Corinth canal where there are stunning 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 at 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 Greek by tasting the extra-virgin olive oil, olives, and wines produced at a local farm.
  • We will continue driving on 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 Meteora | 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.
  • Continue to Amfissa, where Greece's last manual bell-maker will show you how livestock bells have been forged by hand for centuries.
  • Then we'll drive through central Greece until we arrive in Kalambaka for an overnight stay.
Day 6
Meteora to Athens | Monasteries Built on Towering Cliffs
meteoraMonasteries at Meteora
  • In the morning, there will be a short drive to Meteora. There, we'll visit two Byzantine Monasteries (there are many steps to climb) standing between the earth and the sky atop huge rocks and containing historical and religious treasures.
  • Before we leave magnificent Meteora behind, we will continue on to visit the Natural History Museum and Meteora Mushroom Museum.
  • On the way to Athens, we could also stop at the Leonidas Monument in Thermopylae, which commemorates the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.
Day 7
Athens | Departure
  • Time to say farewell to Greece past and present. Your private driver will escort you to the airport after breakfast.

Hand-picked Hotel

Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Amalia Hotel Olympia
Amalia Hotel Olympia
Grand Meteora Hotel
Grand Meteora Hotel

Price Includes

*Price from US$3119 per adult

*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-3)

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Knowledgeable local guides
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Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
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Transportation as listed
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