Greece: Ancient Ruins & Iconic Islands G Adventures

Greece: Ancient Ruins & Iconic Islands

National Geographic Journeys

Discover wonders as you embark on a Greece: Ancient Ruins & Iconic Islands tour. Delve into world-famous ruins, delicious cuisine, breathtaking views, friendly people and fascinating history on this thrilling vacation. Explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio, Naxos and Santorini on an immersive guided, adventure.

Whether from sea level or high atop a hillside the Greek Islands are an exceptional destination. Join an archaeologist for a tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon. Stop at the ancient site of Epidaurus and the ruins of Corinth, where it is said Christian apostle Paul is said to have been. Visit the site where ancient athletes competed in games honoring Zeus in Olympia. Visit storied Delphi and learn about the seat of the Oracle. Stroll the snaking streets of postcard-lovely Náfplio and enter the citadel through the famous Lion Gate. While meandering through Santorini, take note of the vividly colorful doors marking homes throughout the island. From awe-inspiring panoramic views and cobblestoned streets to mythological sites and rich history this vacation will thrill guests with all types of interests.


12 Daysfr. $2,899

  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Tour of Shedia Home and a Beverage, Athens
  • ORIENTATION walks in Athens, Delphi and Náxos
  • GUIDED VISIT of Acropolis and Parthenon
  • TOUR Delphi Archaeological Museum
  • EXPLORE Olympia Archaeological Site and Museum
  • GUIDED TOUR of Mycenae
  • VISIT Epidaurus and Ancient Corinth Ruins
  • SAILING in Santorini
  • DISCOVER the Mycenae citadel on mythical Peloponnese peninsula
  • LEARN to put together a platter of mezze
  • JUMP in the footsteps of ancient Greek athletes at the birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • SAVOR the delightfully fresh flavors of Greek cuisine
  • EXPLORE Ancient Athens with an Archaeologist
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Ferry, private vehicle, plane, walking
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides
  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+: All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$560-$730 for meals not included
  • Jason Inn Hotel in Athens, Greece (3 nights)
  • Amalia Hotel Delphi in Delphi, Greece (1 night)
  • Arty Grand Hotel in Olympia, Greece (1 night)
  • Amalia Hotel Náfplio in Náfplio, Greece (2 nights)
  • Náxos Palace Hotel in Náxos, Greece (2 nights)
  • Anemomilos Hotel Santorini in Santorini, Greece (2 nights)

ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Arrive at any time. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Jason Inn Hotel

ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Considered the cradle of Western civilization, Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Explore the iconic Acropolis with an archaeologist guide and wander among the columns of the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

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Agora, Greece

Continue to the ancient Agora—where Athenians gathered to discuss the affairs of the day—and listen to our guide bring these timeless ruins to life. Afterwards, be enriched and refreshed with drinks and a tour of local non-profit cafe, Shedia Home.

Breakfast

Jason Inn Hotel

ATHENS/DELPHI Location Information Description

Delphi, Greece

Take free time to explore Athens on your own, or choose to visit the National Garden. Afterward, journey to Delphi, home to the Temple of Apollo—seat of the fabled oracle of Delphi and considered the center of the world by the ancients.

Breakfast

Amalia Hotel Delphi

DELPHI/OLYMPIA Location Information Description

Delphi, Greece

Explore mystical Delphi on a guided tour, then continue discovering the ruins on your own and visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi to admire the many artifacts discovered at the site.

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Olympia, Greece

Travel along the breathtaking Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese via the Rio-Antirrio bridge, an impressively long multi-span cable-stay bridge. Wind your way to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and channel your inner champion as you discover this remarkable site, where ancient Greek athletes would gather every four years to compete in a series of sporting events honoring Zeus.

Breakfast

Arty Grand Hotel

OLYMPIA/NÁFPLIO Location Information Description

Nafplion, Greece

Browse the Olympia Museum this morning, then travel to Náfplio, a charming port town and the first capital of modern Greece. In Náfplio, lose yourself in the winding lanes of the old town, and take in glimpses of the sapphire-hued Aegean Sea from the hilltops.

Breakfast

Amalia Hotel Nafplio

NÁFPLIO Location Information Description

Mycenae, Greece

Embark on an excursion to the Bronze Age city of Mycenae, where the legendary king Agamemnon ruled. Take a guided tour of the ruins, enclosed within Cyclopean walls, and enter the citadel through the famed Lion Gate—one of Europe’s oldest monumental sculptures.

Location Information Description

Nafplion, Greece

Return to Náfplio and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Opt to climb up to the Akronafplia fortress, or hit the beach.

Breakfast

Amalia Hotel Nafplio

ATHENS/NÁXOS Location Information Description

Naxos, Greece

Drive back to Athens, stopping en route at the ancient site of Epidaurus and the ruins of Corinth, where the Christian apostle Paul is said to have visited in the first century A.D. From Athens, board a ferry to the Cyclades islands. Relax on board, enjoying sparkling views of the sea, and disembark at Náxos, the largest island in the archipelago.

Breakfast

Naxos Palace Hotel

NÁXOS Location Information Description

Naxos, Greece

The Cyclades are known around the word for their dazzling white villages and golden beaches. On Naxos, while away your time exploring the storybook old town; opt to walk to the emblematic Temple of Apollo, overlooking the sea; or stretch out on a sandy beach.

Breakfast

Naxos Palace Hotel

SANTORINI Location Information Description

Santorini, Greece

Catch a ferry to postcard-perfect Santorini. Get to know this much-photographed isle at your own pace, discovering candy-colored doorways and sugar-cube buildings; and take in a spectacular sunset from the village of Oía. Savor the taste of local produce—marked by the island’s volcanic soil—or unwind at the beach.

Breakfast

Anemomilos Hotel Santorini

SANTORINI Location Information Description

Santorini, Greece

This morning, sail Santorini’s breathtaking sunken caldera, and learn about the volcanic origins of the surrounding crescent-shaped ring of islands. Later, enjoy free time to explore Santorini.

Breakfast

Anemomilos Hotel Santorini

SANTORINI/ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Fly back to Athens for an adventure in Greek cookery. Go shopping with a local expert at a market and pick out fresh ingredients; then head to a teaching kitchen and learn how to craft mezze, a platter of appetizers commonly served in southeast Europe and the Middle East. Wash down these tasty snacks with a glass of ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, and cheer your journey with your best “opa!”

Breakfast, Dinner

Jason Inn Hotel

ATHENS Location Information Description

Athens, Greece

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
$3,099.00
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
$2,899.00
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
$2,899.00
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
$2,899.00
Sun, Oct 03, 2021
$2,899.00

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