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Introducing Greece

Greece beckons virtually every type of traveler. From dynamic cities like Athens and Thessaloniki to quaint seaside villages on remote islands, you are certain to find something right for you. Experience the country like a local with the help of kimkim's local specialists, taking in the beauty of today and feeling the weight of past centuries.

When is the best time to visit?
Greece is incredible year-round, but since it is an internationally renowned destination, expect crowds in the premier tourist destinations from late spring through early fall and during holidays. If you have the flexibility, try and visit during the "shoulder seasons" from late April through May and late September through October. Winter is a great time to visit mainland Greece, but many islands virtually shut down during this period. Learn more

Where should I go in Greece?
Athens and Santorini are famous for a reason and shouldn't be missed. But Greece has a virtually endless list of islands and other regions that are lesser-known (and less crowded) but offer an authentic Greek experience, from Naxos to mainland highlights like Nafplio and Meteora. Your local specialist can help you find the perfect destinations for you. Learn more

How many days do I need?
A week is barely enough to scratch the surface of the highlights of Greece, but it is enough to visit Athens and an island or two. Two weeks or more is the ideal amount of time to experience Greece's history, scenic beauty, and culture. And no matter how long you stay, you'll undoubtedly want to return for your next visit. Learn more

Getting around Greece
Ferries are a great option for convenient (and scenic) island-hopping, though it's good to note that routes and schedules can shift throughout the year. Driving is a good bet on the mainland but can be challenging on the islands. If short on time, domestic flights connect Athens to many major points of interest in Greece. Learn more

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Greece Tours & Itineraries

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Little Venice in Mykonos
Map of Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete - 10 Days
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete - 10 Days

Experience some of the greatest aspects of Greece and its islands on this itinerary. You'll start in Athens, traveling back in time with a visit to the Acropolis and other key ancient sites around the city, viewed through the lens of Greek mythology. Then head into the islands, starting with a tour of Mykonos and its neighboring mythological island of Delos. Off to Santorini next for sunsets and sightseeing, followed by the historic sites and traditional villages of Crete before you return to Athens.

White and blue churches over Santorini's caldera
Map of Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days

Delve into Greece's modern culture and ancient history with this exciting itinerary. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology in Athens and Delphi before beginning your island-hopping adventure. Explore the picturesque streets and inviting waters of Mykonos and the volcanic island of Santorini, with a stop at the sacred island of Delos along the way. Then head to Crete for more fascinating archaeological sites, hiking in the mountains, and visiting traditional villages before returning to Athens.

Sunrise over the Parthenon
Map of Highlights of Athens - 5 Days
Highlights of Athens - 5 Days

A perfect fit for first-time visitors, this five-day city tour highlights both Athens' ancient history and modern culture. Visit the sleek Acropolis Museum, tour Athens' tasty food markets, and bask in the Riviera sun at the Temple of Poseidon.

Relax amid Mykonos' whitewashed streets
Map of Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 10 Days
Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 10 Days

Take the coast of the Cyclades from guidebook covers straight to your own social media feed with this laid-back 10-day Greek getaway. These famous islands have captured travelers' imaginations for centuries, and now it's your turn to explore via boat, bike, and more. Along the way, you'll cruise around Santorini by catamaran, cycle between idyllic beaches in Naxos, and sit down to an evening of dinner and stories on a Mykonos farm.

Al fresco dining at its finest
Map of Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 8 Days
Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 8 Days

Escape the troubles of the world with eight days in the Cyclades. You'll arrive in Athens, then head to the islands to explore famous Mykonos and Santorini as well as lesser-known but spectacular Naxos. Enjoy your Greek vacation filled with sun, sailing, and sampling, with cooking classes and traditional dinners accompanying your days of blissful idleness.

Santorini views
Map of Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - 7 Days
Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - 7 Days

See why Santorini and Mykonos are two of the most popular Greek islands on this itinerary. After an introduction to Athens, you'll sail through these Cycladic spots, visiting glittering beaches, Classical sanctuaries, and stunning views.

Make the Most of Your Time in Greece

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Mykonos
How Many Days to Spend in Greece?

Spend at least seven days in Greece, and you'll be able to comfortably explore Athens plus one or two Greek islands—pair Mykonos and Santorini, for example, or stick to the...

7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
Map of 1 Week in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
1 Week in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries

A popular option for a week in Greece is to spend a day in Athens upon arrival and then head out to the Greek islands by ferry or flight. Another recommended option is a road...

Ten days gives you time to explore islands like Santorini alongside the Greek mainland
10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days in Greece, you can choose between an island-hopping adventure, a historical highlights tour, and a fast-paced road trip itinerary. The islands of Santorini, Naxos,...

Sunset over the island of Mykonos
Map of 2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks is a great length for a Greek vacation. You'll have plenty of time to see multiple islands and historic mainland sites, taking part in cultural or outdoor activities...

Greece Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Oia Town in Santorini, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Santorini

Santorini is always a good idea, whether you are visiting in fall or during summer. The spring is perfect for enjoying warm weather, hiking, and exploring the island in a more...

Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Greece

Greece has a Mediterranean climate with four seasons and a long, dry summer. There's never a bad time to visit the country, but depending on how hot you like it, the most...

Mykonos town, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Mykonos

With Mykonos being an all year round destination, you will easily find something to do in every season. Watch beautiful colors take over the island in spring and visit places...

Aerial view of Naxos, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Naxos

Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades, with some of the best beaches and most beautiful scenery. Nature sets the island apart from the others because of the green...

Greece Travel Advice

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Hike through Samaria Gorge
Guide to Hiking Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge cuts through the rugged White Mountains of Crete, running 10 miles in length and ending at the shores of the Mediterranean. Take it all in from the trail,...

Greece
Top 10 Activities in Greece

Whether you’re interested in seeing classical ruins and centuries-old monasteries, scrambling through gorges filled with wildflowers, sailing on the Ionian Sea, or getting...

Greece Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
A rock formation frames the sea on Corfu, Greece
Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Greece

Cyclades, Saronic, Dodecanese, Sporades: to plan an island-hopping trip around Greece, you'll need some background on each of the island groups. Read on to learn what to expect,...

Greece Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
5.0
(10)
· Luxury
This 1959 building built around a 16th-century chapel and on the 2500-year-old ruins of an ancient wall now holds 216 clean and contemporary rooms. Centrally located just a few blocks from Syntagma Square, the Electra Metropolis brings the ancient world to a modern luxury setting that's perfect...
Photo courtesy of Elia Ermou Hotel.
Athens
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
4.7
(35)
· Comfort
Elia Ermou offers bright light, spacious rooms, and a perfect view of the Acropolis from its rooftop (and several guest rooms). Those wanting a more up-close look of the Acropolis can be at the foot of the Parthenon in just 10 minutes. Elia Ermou is in the center of a vibrant pedestrian street...
Photo courtesy of Sweet Home Hotel.
Athens
Sweet Home Hotel
4.7
(46)
· Mid-range
Watching guests stop to hug the hotel owner before they leave tells you all you need to know about the Sweet Home Hotel. Family is present in all aspects of this 17-room hotel, from its position as a family-run business to the owner's vintage family photos that greet you when you walk in. Sweet...

Best Experiences in Greece

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
The Parthenon
Athens
Acropolis & Flavors of Athens
5.0
(30)
5 hours
·
Private
Explore Athens' 'must-see' attraction with a private all-day guided walking tour of the Acropolis, followed by a food walking tour through the city's neighborhoods. As the most iconic landmark in Athens, you'll discover the once-powerful Ancient Greek civilization that flourished here thousands...
Approach to Oia
Santorini
Santorini Highlights with Wine
4.9
(20)
5.5 hours
·
Small group
Discover Santorini's iconic sites and vistas on this half-day driving tour of the island. Along the way, learn all about the fascinating history of Santorini, including its ancient winemaking past.Your guide will collect you from either your hotel or a central point in Fira. Υou’ll stop in...
Photo from Vioma
Naxos
Cooking Class in Naxos Villages
5.0
(10)
3.5 hours
·
Small group
Find out all about the Greek way of life with your taste buds during this half-day hands-on cooking class! There is no better way to immerse yourself in the local traditions and cuisine than through food, as you will find out today when you experience a sensory day-in-the-life of a local family,...

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Set off from Santorini for a week of day sails around the Cyclades on a private yacht
Map of Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 7 Days
Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 7 Days

Escape to the Greek Islands for a week of sun, sand, and sailing in luxurious style. With a private yacht and crew, you'll spend your days cruising the glittering Aegean while nights are spent on land in some of the Cyclades' finest hotels. Start with astonishing sunsets in Santorini and finish in laid-back Paros and cosmopolitan Mykonos—discovering a paradise of secluded islets, tiny villages, and secret coves in between.

Sunset over the Poseidon Temple ruins at Cape Sounio
Map of Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Peloponnese & Santorini - 7 Days
Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Peloponnese & Santorini - 7 Days

Follow in the footsteps of the Gods and delve into ancient Greece as you uncover the best of the mainland's classical sights. With a private driver throughout, you'll tour ancient Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi, bookended with luxurious stays at Athens' top 5-star hotels. Then, spend two nights savoring the sunsets in Santorini while days are spent tasting wine in labyrinthine caves, cruising the Cyclades' best beaches, and savoring the view from your private cliffside plunge pool.

On Mykonos, your base is a luxe retreat carved into the island's cliffs (photo courtesy of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos)
Map of Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - 7 Days
Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - 7 Days

Opulence abounds on this seven-day tour of Greece, where you'll experience 5-star accommodations, private tours, and the finest in Mediterranean cuisine. It starts in Athens, walking the paths of the ancient Greeks at the Acropolis and skirting the coastline of the Athenian Riviera. Continue to Mykonos to sample fresh seafood and relax on a sunset catamaran cruise, then hop over to Santorini for volcanic beaches, clifftop villages, and a wine tasting at one of the island's exclusive vineyards.

Greece Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Map 7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
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Map 2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Map 10 Days in Greece - 6 Family-Friendly Itineraries
10 Days in Greece - 6 Family-Friendly Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Greece
Travel specialist Tasos Mylonas
active 35 mins ago

Tasos Mylonas

Traveling is a very personal matter! Following masses and ticking checklists has never been my cup of tea! As founder & director of travel12, I see every client as a unique personality who is...

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Travel specialist Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
active 7 hours ago

Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti

Hi everyone! I am Angela (or as my Greek friends call me, Aggeliki). Let me introduce myself: I am a travel and adventure lover just like you! I work in the travel industry, for a quiet few years...

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Travel specialist Chris Gravas
active 56 mins ago

Chris Gravas

My name is Chris and I have a passion for authentic experiences, cultural awakenings, and nature explorations. As a partner of a local boutique travel agency, I take every chance to explore Greece...

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Travel specialist Chris Leontopoulos
active 1 min ago

Chris Leontopoulos

Hello, my name is Chris I am Canadian by birth, but my family’s roots can be traced centuries back to two beautiful mountain villages in Greece. One in the shadow of Mount Olympus, and one very...

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Trip Reviews for Greece

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

This is the first time I have ever had someon...
Greece | Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2024

Jennifer
Jennifer C.
Barnstable, MA | Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024
This is the first time I have ever had someone help plan and book a vacation. It was an awesome experience from start time end. Angela listened and planned a vacation that was perfect! All our guides were so knowledgeable and fun, all our transportation organized ahead of time made for a stress free time. I wish I had written down all the names of our guides- they were all fabulous! My favorite was the food tour in Athen for 2 reasons- we had some incredible food but also walked all over the... Read more

This is the first time I have ever had someone help plan and book a vacation. It was an awesome experience from start time end. Angela listened and planned a vacation that was perfect! All our guides were so knowledgeable and fun, all our transportation organized ahead of time made for a stress free time. I wish I had written down all the names of our guides- they were all fabulous! My favorite was the food tour in Athen for 2 reasons- we had some incredible food but also walked all over the city and I saw some areas I probably would have never found on my own. I 1000% would recommend Angela!!

Hotel Reviews
Athens 21
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Theatro hotel Odysseon Meteora
Kalabaka
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Santorini Mansion at Imerovigli
Santorini

Very comfortable with stunning views!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Art Pantheon - Suites & Apartments
Plaka, Athens

Traveled with 3 couples and it was so nice having a private bedroom and bathroom. Great area with lots of restaurants. Easily walkable to entire city.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Discover the imposing Meteora Rocks by hiking
Discover the imposing Meteora Rocks by hiking
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
2 day Athens Escape to Delphi and Meteora (Delphi day)
2 day Athens Escape to Delphi and Meteora (Delphi day)
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
LS Catamaran Cruise MDL
LS Catamaran Cruise MDL
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Winter Panoramic Tour 23-24
Winter Panoramic Tour 23-24
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Delicious Athens Food Tour
The Delicious Athens Food Tour
Greece

This was my favorite tour I did in Athens, great food and was able to walk all over the city and explore areas I would never had seen on my own.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Mar 01, 2024

Yeia sou, Jennifer!
Thank you for your time to leave a review.
I am really happy that you had a great time during your vacation here in Greece with us.
I would love to see you all coming back soon!
Until then take care, have fun, and safe travels!
Angela

Greece in the off season? You bet!
Greece | Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2024

Miriam
Miriam K.
Hanover, MA | Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024
When a group of six of us decided we needed a trip to Greece, we were overwhelmed by all the details, places and logistics associated with planning the trip. I stumbled upon the kimkim site, answered a few questions about how we like to travel and a couple of days later, Angela provided us with a comprehensive plan that included three different locations and everything we needed to travel seamlessly (tours, suggestions for downtime, transfers from every airport and advice on booking our... Read more

When a group of six of us decided we needed a trip to Greece, we were overwhelmed by all the details, places and logistics associated with planning the trip. I stumbled upon the kimkim site, answered a few questions about how we like to travel and a couple of days later, Angela provided us with a comprehensive plan that included three different locations and everything we needed to travel seamlessly (tours, suggestions for downtime, transfers from every airport and advice on booking our flights). We commented on what we liked, what we wanted more or less of and asked questions in a social media-like feed. We iterated with Angela until the trip was just what we wanted and it was SO MUCH EASIER than doing it ourselves.
Fast forward to the trip and everything went perfectly. When we had a question for Angela, she was very quick to respond. Every tour guide she booked us with was knowledgeable and a delight. All of our transfers were there when they were supposed to be. It would be hard to pick a favorite thing we did in a country filled with so much beauty and history, it's truly an incredible place to visit.
We walked over 50 miles in 7 days, met some really welcoming Greek locals and saw the most awe-inspiring vistas. Even in the off season, Greece surpassed all our expectations.
Heartfelt thanks to Angela and the team she brought together to make this vacation the trip of a lifetime!

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Feb 25, 2024

Yeia sou, Miriam!

I am so happy that you had a great time here and really enjoyed your time with us.
Whenever I read the phrase "trip of a lifetime!" I always feel so full of joy!

All the guides and drivers told me about what a fun group of friends you are.

There are so many other things and places that I would love to show you, so I will be looking forward to tailoring your next adventure in Greece - in a better/warmer season this time. 🙂

Until then take care, and have fun. and safe travels!
My best,
Angela and GA Trips team

Awesome trip. We worked with Gustavo at firs...
Greece | Jan 1 - Jan 9, 2024

J
Joseph B.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024
Awesome trip. We worked with Gustavo at first, then with Ioannis.
Guides were fantastic! Hotels were very nice and located near the local attractions. All drivers were on time, accommodating and courteous.
Very minor bumps in the itinerary were addressed quickly by the kimkim team.
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Awesome trip. We worked with Gustavo at first, then with Ioannis.
Guides were fantastic! Hotels were very nice and located near the local attractions. All drivers were on time, accommodating and courteous.
Very minor bumps in the itinerary were addressed quickly by the kimkim team.

Hotel Reviews
Carpe Diem Boutique Hotel
Nafplio

Quiet and comfortable and near anything you would want to be near. Breakfast was good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near anything that you want to be near in Nafplion.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and quiet. We did have 4 adults staying in a "suite." My son's bed/cot was not the most comfortable place to sleep (would work well for pre-teen, but not as well for an adult.)
The Bold Type Hotel
Patra, Greece

Probably the nicest hotel that I have stayed at.

Authenticity & Character
Location
There is not a lot to do in Patras, but this hotel is within walking distance to some of the sites that are available
Staff
One of our crew was not feeling well, and the staff made sure they did what they could to help. For instance, the cook made some broth/soup for her for breakfast and they delayed cleaning the room until she felt good enough to get up an move.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arion Hotel
Athens

Clean. The maids were great! Very nice breakfast. Surprisingly quiet for being so near the Parthenon and touristy area of Athens.

Authenticity & Character
The rooms are not big, but I think that is the norm for Athens. Again very clean and quiet.
Location
Walking distance (about 20 minutes) to the Parthenon. Many local cafes nearby. Neighborhood looks sketchy at first but I felt very safe once I settled in.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Maids were thorough.
Activity Reviews
Half-Day Excursion to Mycenae & Epidaurus
Half-Day Excursion to Mycenae & Epidaurus
Nafplio

Fascinating! Maybe could have used a little more time at Mycenae.

Quality of Experience
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Nafplio Walking Experience with Palamidi Fortress Visit
Nafplio Walking Experience with Palamidi Fortress Visit
Nafplio

Combined this with the food tour.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Uncover Nafplio's Culinary Treasures & Historic Landmarks
Uncover Nafplio's Culinary Treasures & Historic Landmarks
Nafplio

We combined this with the walking tour. Spent about 6 hours with our local expert and about an hour with a guide for the castle. All interesting.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our local expert provided a very nice summary of Greek history covering a couple of thousand years in a broad outline for those of us who don't have great background in history.
Transport
On time, clean vehicle.
Discover Ancient Olympia, the Birthplace of the Olympic Games
Discover Ancient Olympia, the Birthplace of the Olympic Games
Olympia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide, Helena, was excellent and very knowledgable
Transport
Our driver was very nice and was able to pull over when we needed.
Day Trip to Delphi
Day Trip to Delphi
Athens

We had a local specialist (not a guide), Marcos, drive us to Delphi. Marcos was great! It was a self-guided tour at Delphi and the tickets to enter Delphi were also not included. It was not clear if lunch was included in the price of this part of the trip (it was not)--but we worked this out with kimkim later.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
Explore the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
Athens
Quality of Experience
Since our guide had our tickets for the museum, after we parted ways we were unable to access the archaeologic did under the museum.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide, Poppy, was fantastic
Transport
We had to get ourselves to the spot. We just Ubered a taxi.
Local specialist: Gustavo Camperos
Gustavo
Gustavo Camperos
Local specialist in Costa Rica | Replied on Jan 29, 2024

Hi Joseph!

Thank you so much for your review and for being a great traveler. I really hope that the memories made on this trip stay with you for a long time. We will consider all of your feedback and continue making Kimkim better for you and all travelers.

Looking forward to serving you on a future trip!