Experience the lesser-known side of the country with this two-week trip across Northern Greece. You'll go from Greece's second city of Thessaloniki to living like the proverbial pasha in lakeside Ioannina, then up to the clifftop monasteries of Meteora. Continue on through the stone Zagori mountain villages to wrap up your journey on the shores of Corfu in the Ionian Sea, where you'll follow in legendary traveler Odysseus's footsteps.
Some highlights include stops at the blue-green waters of Paleokastritsa Bay, one possible location where, in the tale, Odysseus washed up on the shore and was discovered by Princess Nausicaa. Another possible site of this first meeting is the long, crescent-shaped Ermones Beach, perfect for sunbathing. The tour also includes a visit to the Kanoni peninsula area of the main town, which features views of the islet of Pontikonisi and is also heavy on Greek mythology.
Itineraries with Odyssey Tour
Odysseus's journey lasted 10 years as he tried to get home after the Trojan War. Your two-week journey will take a little less time but hopefully feel equally legendary with this itinerary. After a mythology tour in Athens, you'll head to the island of Rhodes to explore in its medieval old town. Proceed to Crete to wander the Palace of Knossos, once home to labyrinth of the Minotaur, then sail to some of the very places Odysseus set foot from Corfu before you return to Athens.