Athens, Peloponnese & Mainland Tour
In this 7-day Greek tour around Athens, the Peloponnese and the mainland, you’ll get to experience the essence of ancient and spiritual Greece with visits to some of the most significant archaeological sites in the country.
Read our travel teams Blog post and find out more about some of the visited destinations on our Greek Experience itinerary.
Epidavros, Nafplion, Mycenae, Delphi, Olympia, Meteora
Epidavros is home to one of the oldest ancient Greek theatres. It has impeccable acoustics and is well preserved, so if you’re visiting during the summer you can catch some plays at the Epidaurus Festival.
The first capital of modern Greece, Nafplion is a truly mesmerising jigsaw of cobblestone streets and Venetian fortresses, as well as a charming seaside vibe that will have you snapping selfies in no time. Wander around and get a gelato, sip your coffee in one of the grand plazas as you watch the sun set.
In Mycenae you’ll immerse yourself in one of the prime European civilizations, creators of Linear B, and master craftsmen. Gaze at the imposing domed tombs of the Kings, and don’t miss out on the local Archeological Museum where you can learn more about the Mycenean’s fascinating history.
Delphi is one of the sacred places of ancient Greece, as this is where the Oracle delivered her prophecies. The navel of the ancient world is littered with temples dedicated to Apollo and scattered ruins strewn across the hillside.
Olympia will captivate young and old alike, with its tales of Olympic greatness, in what is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. This hallowed ground is home to the gymnasium and several other structures in various states of disrepair, while its aura is intoxicating, so if you’re a sports fan and want to run a victory lap, feel free.
Like a scene out of a sci-fi film, the mysterious Meteora stays with you forever. Walk around and explore the gigantic monoliths with monasteries on top, 6 of which now remain, and feel the religious undertones of the entire place. This is a spiritual pilgrimage to one of the most unique destinations in the world.
Athens is full of historical sights all within walking distance from the city centre, with the Acropolis being the main attraction. There are also many colourful neighbourhoods to explore all with their distinct flavour, such as Plaka and Kolonaki. Venturing south to the coastal part of town and enjoying a swim, stroll or shopping and dining in one of the numerous Michelin-starred restaurants is an Athenian favourite.