- Go on a guided tour of the Acropolis
- Marvel at the enormous sandstone columns of the Meteora
- Sample Greek wines at a local winery
- Visit the studio of a traditional icon painter and make your own painting
- Tour the ruins of ancient Olympia, the original venue of the Olympic Games
- Enjoy a guided food tour featuring local delicacies
|Arrive in Athens & Tour the Acropolis
|Visit Mycenae & Nafplio
|Tour Olympia & Hike to Waterfalls
|Learn About Ancient Traditions in Delphi & Amfissa
|See the Monasteries of the Meteora
|Explore Mountain Scenery & Sample Local Delicacies
|Depart Athens - End of Trip
Day 1: Arrive in Athens & Tour the AcropolisWelcome to Greece! Your private driver will be waiting at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Athens. After checking in, get ready to start exploring. The afternoon hours — when crowds thin out — are the best time of the day to visit the greatest landmark in Athens, the world-famous Acropolis. Learn about Greek gods and heroes on a guided tour. Then have dinner and get some rest before the tour continues.
Day 2: Visit Mycenae & Nafplio
Day 3: Tour Olympia & Hike to Waterfalls
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Then it’s time for an outdoor adventure and a memorable lunch. After an easy guided walk through a stunning gorge, you'll arrive at a pair of waterfalls. Your lunch will be served picnic-style, right by the river. You’ll have the chance to swim too! After leaving the waterfalls, you’ll travel to one of the most picturesque seaside villages of Greece, Galaxidi, where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Learn About Ancient Traditions in Delphi & Amfissa
Today you'll start the day by exploring Galaxidi, once a thriving port and home to some of the most powerful families of seafaring merchants. Then head to the regional capital of Amfissa, where Greece's last handmade bell-maker will show you how livestock bells have been forged by hand in his family for generations. Afterward, stroll through the cobbled streets of the old leather-tanning district. Here, in one of Europe's last remaining tannery workshops, you’ll see what a tanner’s working life was, almost unchanged from a century ago up to today. Enjoy lunch under the shade of the large tree in the town square, where you will taste local delicacies prepared in the village.After lunch, it’s off to Delphi, where you’ll marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Apollo and the Athenian Treasury. You’ll have plenty of time to soak up the magical scenery before visiting the Delphi Museum, home to some fine examples of ancient Greek art, including the world-famous bronze statue of the Charioteer of Delphi. Head north across the mainland towards the Meteora. A few miles before reaching your destination, you will have dinner in a traditional family-run restaurant in the foothills of Mt. Koziakas. You will spend the night in a charming family-run guest house in the pretty village of Kastraki, right under the towering rocks of Meteora.
Day 5: See the Monasteries of the Meteora
Today's highlight is a visit to the Meteora, a stunning natural phenomenon featuring enormous sandstone columns formed millions of years ago. These remote rock skyscrapers became dwellings for Christian Orthodox monks; by the 14th century, large monastic communities were flourishing on the summits of many of these rocks. Today, six monasteries are still functioning, and you will visit two.
Day 6: Explore Mountain Scenery & Sample Local Delicacies
On the last full day of the trip, start with a swim in the nearby river and a tour of a fascinating small monastery rarely visited by tourists. Then you’ll embark on a food tour to discover the local specialties and flavors of Northern Greece! The tour starts with Greek coffee and traditional pastries at a local home overlooking the valley. Then it's off to a nearby winery to taste the area’s best wines, cheeses, and cold cuts. Have lunch at a local tavern, sampling wild mountain greens, juicy lamb ribs, and other regional specialties. Ride back to Athens, where you'll spend the last night of the itinerary.
Day 7: Depart Athens - End of TripToday the trip comes to an end. Head to the airport to catch a flight out. Safe travels!
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