Greece Experiences

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Uncover Greece with some of kimkim's favorite activities. Try a food and culture tour through the iconic Acropolis, wine tasting while taking in Santorini’s panoramic views, or a hands-on immersion of Naxos’ culinary traditions. You can even kayak above the sunken city of Epidaurus near Nafplio. However you decide to spend your days, don’t miss out on our recommended activities in Athens, Santorini, Naxos, Nafplio, Heraklion, or Mykonos for a truly memorable Greek adventure.

The Parthenon
Athens
Acropolis & Flavors of Athens
5.0
(30)
5 hours
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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
(23)
5.5 hours
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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...
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Naxos
Cooking Class in Naxos Villages
5.0
(10)
3.5 hours
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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,...
Santorini
Santorini Farm Tour: Food & Wine
5.0
(9)
5.5 hours
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Small group
Santorini is highly regarded for many reasons, but today, you will explore with this half-day guided foodie tour, one of those that is perhaps less talked-about:  its cuisine. Thanks to the arid island's waterless (anhydrous) farming, the food has a unique and flavorful taste and today is your...
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Athens
Acropolis & Athens Mythology Tour
4.8
(20)
4 hours
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Small group
Today is your chance to discover more about the titanic history of Athens as you undertake a fascinating half-day mythology-themed walking tour through the heart of the city, visiting the Acropolis as well as many more iconic Athenian landmarks. As you go, your guide will share captivating...
Santorini
Caldera Cruise & Volcano Visit
4.7
(13)
6 hours
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Group tour
Today, join a half-day cruise to enjoy the best of Santorini as you sail around the island's famed caldera, finishing with a traditional Greek-style BBQ dinner to savor as the sun sets over the Aegean Sea. Your adventure starts at the port of Athinios. Here, you'll board an authentic Brigantine,...
Santorini's famous blue and white buildings
Santorini
All Time Classic Santorini
4.6
(15)
8 hours
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Small group
Embark on an all-inclusive journey through time, exploring Santorini's history, natural beauty, and renowned wine on this full-day tour. Start with a guided tour of the prehistoric town of Akrotiri, followed by visits to Red Beach, the Prehistoric Museum of Thera, and wine tasting with lunch....
Vines and olive trees in the hills
Heraklion
Olive Farm Visit & Lunch in Archanes
5.0
(3)
6 hours
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Private
Experience the Cretan's home staple, olive oil, with a half-day private tour and tasting at an organic olive oil mill near Heraklion. Your hosts will greet you as you arrive at the local olive farm and olive oil mill. The tour starts outside in the groves, where you'll learn about harvesting the...
The Archeological Site of Akrotiri
Santorini
Historical Santorini Guided Tour
5.0
(3)
2.5 hours
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Private
Discover one of the Aegean Sea's most significant prehistoric settlements on a 2.5-hour private guided tour to Akrotiri and the Prehistoric Museum of Thera in Fira. This archaeological site features an ancient city preserved by volcanic ash for thousands of years. You'll visit one of the two most...
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Nafplio
Private Bike Tour, Beach & Picnic
5.0
(3)
2.5 hours
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Private
Get active with your family and enjoy a 2.5-hour private guided bike tour through the scenic surroundings of Nafplio. After getting acquainted with your bike, you'll set off on your excursion. Starting at Palamidi Castle, you'll ride downhill through the countryside. Feel free to stop and take...
Delphi
Private Tour of Delphi
4.7
(6)
2 hours
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Private
Journey to the "center of Earth" with this 2-hour private guided tour of fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site Delphi, home to the Pythia, the mythical oracle of Ancient Greece that was consulted in all major decisions regarding the future of the Empire. With the dramatic landscape of Mount...
Chania
Chania
Private Old Town of Chania guided walk
4.8
(4)
2.5 hours
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Private
Stroll through the charming and historic Old Town of Chania with an expert local guide on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. On this tour, you'll meander picturesque alleys and discover the city's famed Venetian Harbor. Along the way, learn about Cretan history, mythology, and traditions while...
Acropolis with Kids-Photo by MAMAKITA
Athens
Private Athens Mythology Family Tour
4.6
(5)
4 hours
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Private
Discover the highlights of Athens' titanic ancient history with this 4-hour private tour geared especially towards families. On this adventure, you will get to see the best of two of the city's finest sights, the famous hilltop Acropolis and the Ancient Agora, finding out all about fascinating...
Syros
Private Walking Tour in Ano Syros
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Discover the winding alleys of the medieval city, Ano Syros with this private walking tour. This historic settlement is strategically set on a hillside with the impressive Agios Georgios Cathedral at its highest point. Your tour will start here so that you can enjoy incredible views and meander...
Sailing Greece
Mykonos
Morning or Sunset Cruise to Delos and Rhenia Islands
5.0
(2)
6 hours
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Group tour
Combine a relaxing day at the sea with historical exploration on this excursion, taking you on a full-day cruise from Mykonos to the mystical island of Delos and the secluded paradise of Rhenia. Relax on the deck and soak up the sun as you sail through the Aegean Sea, or lend a hand with...
Sunset falls on the monsteries of Meteora
Meteora
Private Panoramic Meteora Tour
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Explore the centuries-old monasteries built into massive rocks known as Meteora with this half-day private driving tour together with a local guide. Reaching heights close to 2,000 feet (600 meters), Meteora is one of Greece's most important monastic communities. Your local guide will take you...
Nafplio
Sea Kayak above sunken Epidaurus
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Small group
Discover the sunken city of Epidaurus with this half-day guided kayak excursion. This is a great and active way for anyone, including families, to explore Greece's rich history. After transferring to Palaia Epidavros Beach, you'll get acquainted with your equipment and learn a few basic...
Athens
Private Walk of Acropolis & Food Tour
5.0
(2)
6 hours
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Private
History, mythology, culture, and gastronomy come together in this six-hour, expertly guided tour of Athens' highlights to offer you an immersive and authentic experience. Visit iconic sites including the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, in between which you will sample Greek delicacies...
Rhenia Island
Mykonos
Delos & Rhenia Day Cruise
5.0
(2)
7 hours
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Small group
Explore the historic ruins of Delos island and the pristine beaches of Rhenia island on this half-day cruise. Known as part of the "Cycladic Sisters," which consists of Mykonos, Delos, and Rhenia, these two islands sit just off Mykonos' southwestern coast. Both uninhabited, Delos is home to one...
Caldera trail
Santorini
Hiking From Caldera Fira to Oia
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Small group
Explore the beautiful island of Santorini on foot, taking in some of the most stunning views as you wander from Fira to Oia. The path you'll follow is medium in difficulty due to a few uphills and covers about 6 miles (10 km). This trek takes you along a mix of paved streets and dirt trails,...
Ruins at Pella
Thessaloniki
Pella & Vergina Guided Tour
5.0
(2)
6 hours
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Private
Discover the history and culture of Macedonia's ancient kingdom with a private tour of the Pella and Vergina archaeological sites. Your driver will take you from Thessaloniki west to Vergina. Enjoy the scenic countryside of northern Greece along the way.At Vergina, your private guide will lead...
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Kalamata
Kalamata private Food Tour
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Discover the flavors of Greece with a one-of-a-kind, half-day private food tour in the gastronomy hub of Kalamata. Your host and local expert guide will show you some of the region's most beloved traditional recipes. Along the way, you'll taste more than 20 delicious Messinian homemade...
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Meteora
Meteora Sunset Tour
4.7
(3)
4 hours
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Small group
Discover the incredible scenery of Meteora at sunset and explore the centuries-old monasteries with this half-day guided driving tour. Reaching heights close to 2,000 feet (600 meters), Meteora is one of Greece's most important monastic communities. Your local guide will take you through the...
Flowers bloom in Ancient Olympia
Olympia
Private Guided Tour in Ancient Olympia
4.7
(3)
2.5 hours
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Private
Fitness enthusiasts, sports fans and lovers of ancient history should pay attention: this insightful 2.5-hour private guided tour takes you on a trip into the archaeological ruins of Ancient Olympia, where the Olympics first started in 776 BCE. Your certified guide will lead you through the...
Athens
Saronic Islands Day Cruise
4.7
(3)
11 hours
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Group tour
Leave the bustle of Athens behind and discover the charm of the Saronic Islands with this all-day cruise. Visit three islands in an elegant style: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. A comfortable ship with three decks transports you through the Saronic Gulf as you sunbathe, relax with a drink, or take in...
Explore the streets of Oia
Santorini
Private Oia Walking Tour
5.0
(1)
2 hours
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Private
Explore Oia, Santorini's picture-perfect village, with a private, local guide on this 2-hour walking tour. Dramatically perched atop the cliffs of the caldera, this scenic town contrasts famously against its natural surroundings. Rusty rocks and azure-blue waves complement its pastel cave houses,...
Exarcheia
Athens
Discover the Street Art & Food of Athens
5.0
(1)
3 hours
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Small group
Experience a different side of Athens on this city walk, where you'll discover bold graffiti and tasty street food. Meet your local guide in Gazi, an industrial neighborhood with a thriving street art scene, and then head to Metaxourgeio, home to several prominent art galleries and murals. As you...
Photo Courtesy of Santorini Wine Adventures
Santorini
Santorini Sunset and Wine Tasting
5.0
(1)
4 hours
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Small group
Experience the renowned wines of Santorini and bask in its picturesque scenery as you tour three of the island's most celebrated wineries on a four-hour sunset journey. Discover the history of this region's ancient viticulture, among the first to produce wine in the Mediterranean, and explore the...
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Kalamata
Waterfalls & Archery in Polylimnio
5.0
(1)
4 hours
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Small group
Discover the beauty of the Polylimnio Gorge waterfalls by hiking through the forest, swimming in the cascades, and learning archery skills with this half-day guided tour. Polylimnio means "many lakes," which you'll pass as you make your way from one freshwater pool to another. Enjoy the aqua-blue...
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Corfu
Food Tour in Corfu Old Town
5.0
(1)
3 hours
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Small group
Explore Corfu with your taste buds and learn about the local culture, daily life, and culinary traditions. As you walk around the city, you'll meet various food artisans and traders of Corfiot cuisine. Learn the secrets behind inherited recipes, local spices, and ingredients used to elevate the...

Best Experiences in Greece

Hidden Gems of Santorini
Hidden Gems of Santorini

Romantic and iconic, Santorini is a bucket-list destination for many travelers. But beyond the classic whitewashed villas, there are places where the crowds thin and you can appreciate more facets of this Aegean gem. Watch the sunrise from a secret spot, stay the night in a cave, and more with this list.

A Greek man on Amorgos Island
Best Local and Cultural Experiences in Greece

Greece is warm and welcoming, and getting to know locals in the country's many bakeries and plazas will be a highlight of your trip. Here are more favorite cultural experiences on the mainland and the stunning Aegean and Ionian islands.

The Parthenon of the Acropolis has no straight lines
Best Historical and Mythological Experiences in Greece

While many travelers understandably plan trips to Greece that center around the islands, beaches, and nature, there are incredible ancient sites all throughout the country that offer unforgettable trips to the past. Whether you want to wander the streets where the philosopher, Socrates, walked or enter a Temple of Apollo where a high priestess once spoke prophecies heard throughout the land, these experiences will help you better understand the cradle of Western civilization.

Villages of Santorini
Top Cultural Experiences in Greece

Greece is a country of ancient history, refreshing gastronomy, vivid art, and scenic landscapes. All of these characteristics play an essential role in Greek culture. Explore rural villages and learn how the Greek islands functioned before tourism hit. Discover the secrets behind locally sourced cheeses, olive oil, and liqueur, and learn why marble is such a staple throughout the country. Go beyond the beaten path and delve into Athens' unique neighborhoods, Santorini's authentic villages, and the fascinating history of Naxos.

Villages and Seaside Vistas of the Peloponnese
Best Things to Do in the The Peloponnese

Although not as touristy as the rest of Greece, the Peloponnese region abounds in history, culture, and gastronomy. For over 3,000 years, this jagged peninsula was the heart of Ancient Greece. Visit some of the country's most historic spots, like Ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games started, the impressive theater of Epidavros, and the fortified stone village of Monemvasia. Relax on the scenic Mani Peninsula, explore the popular coastlines, and climb the castle of Nafplio, all while noshing on local cuisine like the country's famed Kalamata olives.

The Enchanting Monasteries of Meteora
Top Active Experiences in Greece

Greece is an outdoor haven perfect for an active trip. With mountains and river gorges in the north and endless coastline in the south, you'll have your pick of sporty excursions. Whether it's hiking to ancient sites, biking along the coast, or kayaking through the sea, active adventures allow you to experience the country from a unique perspective and get up close with the local culture.

Explore Greece's World-Famous Food Culture
Top Culinary Experiences in Greece

Greek gastronomy is known worldwide as one of the freshest and healthiest cuisines, with its signature Mediterranean diet featured in numerous countries. Learn the secrets behind the country's staples with wine and cheese tastings, city food tours, farm visits, and meals with locals. Take a cooking class or visit a winery and learn about Greece's ancient farming and winemaking techniques. There's a reason why the flavors are so pronounced in Greek gastronomy, and tradition has a lot to do with it!

Kids Love Exploring the Beaches of Greece
Best Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Greece

Greece is one of the best family-friendly travel destinations in Europe, offering various activities suited for all ages. With abundant and diverse nature, your family can enjoy hiking, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and much more. Explore the cultural significance of Greek gastronomy (your kids might acquire healthy Greek eating habits!) and wander through the ancient ruins of sites like Acropolis Hill and Delphi. Learn the mythological stories behind the iconic landmarks, and learn new skills like mosaic making, painting, and archeological excavating.

The Colorful Harbor of Chania, Crete
Best Things to Do on Crete

As Greece's southernmost and largest island, Crete puts a twist on the typical Greek island ambiance. With a mix of ancient history, diverse landscapes, and some of the country's best beaches, you'll find many ways to explore the birthplace of Zeus and European civilization. Discover charming villages surrounded by olive groves, hike through scenic gorges, spend a day relaxing in the year-round warm waters, and learn more about the island's ancient civilizations.

Discover Greece's Incredible Scenery by Boat
Top Sailing Excursions in Greece

No trip to Greece is complete without enjoying the open sea! With endless coastline, thousands of islands, and warm waters ideal for swimming, you can craft the perfect sailing itinerary to match your interests. Enjoy the quieter islands of the Ionian Sea, or discover the energy and history of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Or, stay close to the mainland and explore the coast of Nafplio, the Peloponnese Peninsula, and the Saronic Gulf. Whatever you choose, a sailing adventure awaits you in Greece!

Explore Greece's Signature Turquoise Water and Scenic Beaches
Top Beach Excursions in Greece

With over 400 blue-flag beaches and endless stretches of sand, pebbles, and turquoise waters, Greece is the perfect place for a sand-and-sea vacation. Although the Greek Islands offer some of the best beaches, even the mainland has its share of swimming hotspots. From the snorkeling haven of Voidokilia to the famous Balos Bay on Crete, every region of the country has a sandy stretch perfect for swimming, relaxing, or enjoying water sports.

Athens and Acropolis Hill at Sunset
Best Things to Do in Athens

Greece's buzzy capital city is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, acting as an outdoor museum to some of the world's most historic landmarks. Athens encircles its famed Acropolis Hill with the impressive Parthenon at its crown. Walk amongst over 3,000 years of history as you take in ancient monuments and architecture touched by Byzantine, Ottoman, and neoclassical influences. Whether you want to explore archeological sites, relax on the Athenian Riviera, or savor an iconic Greek sunset atop Cape Sounio, Athens has it all.

Beautiful Views on Santorini
Best Things to Do in the Greek Islands

Although most are uninhabited, Greece has over 6,000 islands dotting the waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It's no wonder they attract travelers from all over the world with diverse history, unique culture, sandy beaches, and incredible natural surroundings. The two most popular clusters include the Cyclades Islands in the heart of the Aegean and Greece's southernmost and largest island, Crete. Combining the two constructs an ideal vacation filled with some of the most beautiful coastlines and ancient history in Greece.

Colorful Boats Line Mykonos' Harbor
Best Things to Do on Mykonos

As the most cosmopolitan of Greece's Cycladic Islands, Mykonos has built a reputation for glitz, glamor, and beachside nightlife. Its charming Little Venice neighborhood and iconic windmills tempt jet setters from around the world. Wander its buzzy streets and discover its quieter, more traditional side. Cruise around the island in search of picture-perfect beaches and explore the archeological sites on nearby Delos.

Sunset seen from Oia, Santorini
Best Things To Do in Santorini

Santorini is the most iconic Greek island, full stop. Many, if not all, first-time travelers to Greece have this volcanic marvel on their must-see list, which comes with the usual pros and cons. Yes, it's an amazing place with views you'll never forget. And yes, it'll likely be crowded. That's why we recommend planning carefully so you'll experience the best of Santorini while avoiding the pitfalls that come with any major tourist attraction.

Village views on Naxos
Best Things to Do on Naxos

If you're dreaming of the quintessential Greek island with whitewashed architecture, amazing beaches, incredible food and culture, and rich history, then Naxos is for you. Especially if you want to avoid the crowds seen on some of its neighboring islands. The largest Cycladic island is just a hop, skip, and a jump from hotspots like Santorini and Mykonos, but feels a world apart.