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Greece tours

Whether you dream of exploring ancient ruins and Greek mythology, visiting local farms, lazing on a white-sand beach lapped by turquoise waters, or combining all three, our Greece specialists can help you put together a tailor-made itinerary to ensure you make the most of your time in the country.

Drawing on our in-depth knowledge, we’ve put together a range of trip ideas to show you what’s possible. With options to explore the mainland and the islands, combine Greece with Italy, bring the family for an outdoor adventure, or relax in luxury on honeymoon, we’ll help you explore Greece’s well-known sights in unusual ways and introduce you to little-known gems along the way.

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Our recommended tours in Greece

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Greece, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Local houses, Nafplio

    Athens & Nafplio

    • Soak up the history of ancient Athens and the modern Acropolis Museum on a private tour.

    • Kayak to a deserted beach for a swim and snorkel.

    • Visit the pretty, traffic-free island of Hydra.

    • Explore the ancient ruins and beehive tombs at Mycenae archaeological site.

    • Enjoy the freedom of a rental car to explore the Peloponnese.

    7 days from $2,515pp

  • Nafplio, Nafplio

    Self-drive mainland Greece

    • Soak up the history of ancient Athens and the modern Acropolis Museum on a private tour.

    • Enjoy dinner with a local Athenian, learning about Greek food and culture.

    • Hike above the Meteora monasteries.

    • Explore the ancient ruins at Delphi and Olympia archaeological sites.

    • Stay in a villa in the seaside town of Nafplio.

    12 days from $4,605pp

  • Varlaam Monastery, Meteora

    Family outdoor Greece

    • Explore the Acropolis and Plaka district of Athens on a private walking tour.

    • Zip around the Meteora monasteries on an e-bike tour at sunset.

    • Bump around the Pindus Mountains on a 4x4 adventure visiting some of the mountain villages.

    • Sail and swim in the clear Aegean Sea on a private boat trip at Milos island.

    11 days from $5,355pp

  • Epidavaros Theatre, Greece

    Mainland Greece

    • Eat your way around Athens on a private food walking tour sampling different snacks from local eateries.

    • Explore the stunning Meteora monasteries with your private guide.

    • Learn about the life of bees on an afternoon with a local beekeeper, including honey tasting.

    • Kayak and snorkel around underwater ruins and visit a deserted beach.

    11 days from $6,445pp

  • Streets of Mykonos Town, Mykonos

    Luxury Greek honeymoon

    • Explore the highlights of Mykonos Town on a foodie walking tour with a private guide.

    • Spend a free day relaxing on Mykonos’ sandy beaches.

    • Tour wineries in Santorini and sample the local labels while learning about traditional viniculture practices.

    • Take a private boat out for the day from each island.

    • Tour the archaeological site of Akrotiri and watch the sunset from the lighthouse in the south of the island.

    9 days from $6,790pp

  • Erechtheion, Athens

    Highlights of the Ancient World

    • Explore the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum with a private guide.

    • Visit the site of Delphi, which was home to the oracle, with a private guide.

    • Taste Greek olive oil which is pressed fresh from ancient olive groves.

    • Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum of Antiquities.

    • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    12 days from $9,125pp

  • Fira, Santorini

    Romantic Italy & Greece

    • Watch the sunset over the water from a private catamaran in Santorini.

    • Experience sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast while hiking the Path of the Gods.

    • Sample local wines with views over Santorini’s caldera.

    • Explore the best of Roman culinary traditions on a food-based walking tour of Rome.

    13 days from $11,125pp

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