Ultimate Greece

$1439/per person

From Thessaloniki to Athens, embrace the traditions and customs of Greece on this epic 12-Day tour. An abundant of sightseeing and adventure opportunities to be had including visits to amazing landmarks, ancient monasteries and World Heritage Sites plus relaxing, swimming and partying on some of Greece’s most pristine islands. All these qualities combined make this tour a real banquet for all.

Duration
12 Day
Destination(s)
Greece
Starts in / Ends in
Thessaloniki / Athens
Departs on
Thursdays
Hotel Rating
2 & 3 & 4 Star Hotels
15-20 Pax

Sight Visited

  • Athens
    Athens

    You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

  • Delphi
    Delphi

  • Ios
    Ios

    The perfect place for sea, sun & party type of holiday! Don’t forget to visit the tomb of the famous Greek poet, Homer, before you get lost in the night.

  • Kalambaka
    Kalambaka

    Kalambaka is a small town in Greece, built on the feet of the Meteora.

  • Mykonos
    Mykonos

    Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!

  • Santorini
    Santorini

    The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.

  • Thessaloniki
    Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and has a rich history from the Roman period.

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Thessaloniki
Early in the morning we depart for Greece, and arrive in Thessaloniki in the afternoon. We start off with a driving tour around town and see the famous White Tower, and the main landmarks of the city such as the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Old Town (Ano Poli) and the City Walls – with a marvellous view of Thessaloniki. Your guide will provide you with all the information about Thessaloniki’s history, old and new, and give you the directions for all the attractions around town. .
  • Included Activities; Thessaloniki tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
2
Day 2: Thessaloniki, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi
After breakfast, we depart for Kalambaka, the gateway to Meteora, famous for its breath-taking scenery and ageless monasteries, almost suspended between the earth and sky. The town hosts one of the largest and steepest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, literally named as “middle of the sky”. The World Heritage-listed site is out-of-this-world with its unique landscape of immense monolithic pillars and huge rounded boulders, and one of the most visited locations in Greece. Each monastery has a central courtyard surrounded by chapels and living cells of monks, who have inhabited the region since the 11th century – for far less than the first inhabitants from 50,000 years ago. Later in the afternoon, we hop on the bus for Delphi.
  • Included Activities; Meteora tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
3
Day 3: Delphi, Athens
Starting off with a hearty breakfast, we go out to discover Delphi and all its wonders. Built high atop the cliffs with spectacular scenery, the town made its name in ancient Greek mythology. Chosen as the centre of the earth, ancient Greeks built the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi – where the famous Oracles of Delphi resided. The priestesses gave advice to generations for more than a thousand years, and are commonly referred as the most powerful woman of the classical era. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delphi had a tremendous influence in the ancient world, uniting many city-states under the Hellenic spirit, displayed in rich monuments built by many various Greek city-states. Delphi holds a monumental significance in history, and has a place in Hollywood for good reason. In the afternoon, we depart for Athens. As you get your bearings and all the information you need about the capital from your guide, we arrive at our hotel to freshen up before the optional group dinner. We finish it off Greek style, bring in the mezes, it’s time to do some Sirtaki!
  • Included Activities; Delphi tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Athens
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece; it is one of the world’s oldest cities with history spanning back over 3,400 years and is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The cultural and historical heritage is still evident in the city today and represented by all of the ancient monuments and works of art. Our tour will take you to many of these sites, including the National Library, the Academy, The Constitution Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, Parthenon and Acropolis to name a few. The night is yours free to explore more of this incredible city.
  • Included Activities; Athens City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
5
Day 5: Athens, Mykonos
We make an early start as we catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, after meeting with your tour leader and other travellers, you will have an info meeting. Later, there will be a brief orientation walk, where you will be given some tips to explore the rest of the island on your own. It is no coincidence that this is the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.
  • Included Activities; Orientation walk in Mykonos
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
6
Day 6: Mykonos
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with the fishing boats bobbing side by side with the luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore.
  • Optional Activities ; Delos Island Tour
  • Meals ; Breakfast
7
Day 7: Santorini
Departing from Mykonos with a ferry and heading for Santorini, an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch breath-taking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. Being one of the major tourist attractions of Europe with its marvellous climate and perfect observation conditions, Santorini will offer you a wild beauty created from the volcano that lies in the middle of the bay.
  • Included Activities; Orientation walk in Santorini
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Santorini
Today you will have free time to explore the island.
  • Optional Activities ; Volcano Tour, Quad Biking Tour
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
9
Day 9: Ios
Early this morning we take the ferry again and start sailing to Ios, a famous tourist destination. Visitors come here for its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. It is well known as the party island with the lively atmosphere and the endless fun. The capital is built at the point where the ancient city was, where white houses unfold and its windmills and narrow small roads can be seen on the hill tops. A great party night is waiting for us.
  • Included Activities; Orientation walk in Ios
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
10
Day 10: Ios
A lazy day is waiting for us in Ios today. You have a free day. 
  • Meals ; Breakfast
11
Day 11: Ios, Athens
Today we take the ferry and depart for Athens. We arrive to Athens around 23:15pm.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
12
Day 12: Athens
Our trip will end here (11:00am) in Athens. We say goodbye to our new friends.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
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Price ($)
Thu 31 May 2018
$1439
Thu 28 Jun 2018
$1604
Thu 26 Jul 2018
$1649
Thu 23 Aug 2018
$1529
Thu 6 Sep 2018
$1454

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

4-3-2 Star Hotels

Meals

11 breakfasts

Tour Leader

Services of an experienced Travel Talk tour leader.

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Inter island ferries between Greek Islands

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

ARION HOTEL - ATHENS


This contemporary, centrally located hotel is situated 2 minute walk-away from Monastiraki Metro Station. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with minibar, satellite TV and hairdryer.

ALEX HOTEL - MYKONOS


This hotel is located in Tourlos area, very close to central Mykonos, offers an outdoor swimming pool and wi-fi all around the hotel.

NEW HAROULA HOTEL - SANTORINI


New Haroula hotel is located in the centre of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and free access to Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fridge, satellite TV and a balcony overlooking the pool or the bougainvillea garden.

HOMER'S INN HOTEL - IOS


5 minute away from the port of Ios, this modern hotel features an outside swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV.

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