Here's What's On Deck:
Register for your flight and get ready to depart for Athens, Greece!
Arrive at the Athens airport and meet your tour leader. Hop on your locally chartered motor coach and head towards Loutraki in the Corinth region.
Detour at the Corinth Canal, a 19th Century crossroads between the Égée Sea and the Ionienne Sea.
After lunch (individual expense), spend the afternoon settling in to your hotel and enjoying free time to explore beautiful beaches and charming villages.
Time for dinner, free time around the hotel, and a chance to catch up on your jet lag.
After breakfast and orientation with your tour leader, head out to Acrocorinthus, the largest fortress in the country during the Middle- Ages. Get ready for a stunning panoramic view spanning 60km (38 miles).
Grab some lunch (individual expense) before departing through endless orange and olive plantations towards Mycenae. The architecture, including the ancient Acropolis that includes six royal tombs, will paint a vivid picture of an era made famous by Homer’s epic stories.
Return back to Loutraki for free time on the seaside.
Local dinner with your friends followed by a well-deserved night’s rest.
After breakfast and orientation with your tour leader, it’s time to explore Nafplio, the first capital of Greece. You’ll discover Palamidi, a beautiful Venetian fortress overlooking both the city and Mediterranean.
Nafplio is known for its exclusive beaches: Arvanita and Karathona. What better way to experience them than by going for a swim?!
After lunch (individual expense), you’ll head out to an olive plantation where a local guide with explain the methods used to produce the country’s world-famous olive oil. Don’t forget to try some!
Next stop: Epidaurus! Home the theatre that birthed the Greek tragedy, and famous for its acoustics; this magnificent auditorium seats up to 14 000 spectators.
Return home to Loutraki for a delicious meal and a much-deserved night’s rest.
Early breakfast and orientation with your tour leader, followed by check out.
It’s off to the port of Piraeus in Athens, where you’ll embark on ferry ride to Santorin.
Arrive in Santorin, check into your hotel, and take in beautiful views of this gorgeous island.
Lunch and free time in the capital of Fira (individual expense). You’ll have the option to explore the port of Skala Fira by hitching a donkey ride to navigate a 580-strong staircase.
Time for a lovely local dinner, free time, and a well-deserved night’s rest.
Breakfast and orientation with your tour leader before hopping on a motorcoach to explore Santorin.
Stop at Akrotiri, the best-preserved prehistoric town discovered on the Aegean Sea. Similar to the fabled city of Pompeii, Akrotiri remains intact thanks to a thick layer of volcanic ash dating back to 1500 BC.
Time for lunch and free time in Pirgos, a charming village known for its labyrinths and medieval flair (individual expense).
Stop in Loa to witness a breathtaking sunset before returning to the hotel.
Finish the day with a lovely local meal and free time on the black-sanded Perissa beach.
After breakfast and orientation with your tour leader, it’s time to set sail on your cruise to the volcanic Kaimenes Islands.
After lunch (individual expense), you’ll wander back to your cruise ship and head off to Piraeus.
Following dinner on your cruise, you’ll arrive in Mati, check into your beachside hotel, and settle in for the night.
After breakfast and orientation with your tour leader, enjoy a walking panoramic tour to the sacred Acropole and its museum where you’ll explore the many famous Caryatide statues.
Next up: Agora, the heart of financial and political ancient Greece.
Time for lunch in Athens (individual expense). You’ll have the chance to explore Plaka, a neighbourhood famous for its boutiques and architecture.
A trip to the Monastiraki flea market, where the country’s many wonderful sights, smells, and sounds come to life.
Continue on to Syntagma, a national garden where you’ll observe the Evzone guards on duty in front of the Vouli Palace.
Explore the ginormous Kallimarmaro Stadium, which accommodates up to 60,000 spectators.
Free time close to the hotel. Are you brave enough to jump into the Aegean sea?
Time for a delicious local meal and free time at the hotel, followed by a well-deserved night’s rest.
Breakfast and orientation with your tour leader, following check out from your hotel.
Make your way to Athens airport to register for your flight home.