Greece 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 34 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Greece.

Seven days in Greece is enough time to cover a few of the country's highlights, whether you're looking for a relaxing island escape, to explore ancient ruins, or for a taste of the Greek culture and way of life. You can hit the most famous spots like Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini, or have a slower-paced trip and immerse yourself in the local culture of Crete. If you're looking for something more active and off-the-beaten-path, try visiting the Peloponnese or sailing and hiking in the Dodecanese. History buffs can choose a mix of the ancient world and island life, or explore ruins and monasteries on the mainland.

See detailed itineraries below, and for more ideas, see this roundup of 7 Great 7-Day Itineraries.

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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.

Walk any number of streets for a view of the Acropolis
Map of History and Culture in Athens and Santorini - 7 Days
History and Culture in Athens and Santorini - 7 Days

Get to know ancient Athens and get a taste of island life on Santorini with this weeklong itinerary. Sample volcanic wine varietals in centuries-old vineyards, take a mythological tour of the capital, take a cooking class based on ancient Greek culinary methods, and more.

Monastery of Panayia Pantanassa at Mystras
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Mainland Greece Road Trip - 7 Days

Take a week to drive through the mythological territory of mainland Greece with this itinerary. Your seven days will start and end in Athens, covering the historical sites and sprawling castles of the Peloponnese along the way.

Aerial view of Oia on the island of Santorini
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Discover Athens & the Cyclades - 7 Days

Pair historic Athens with the sun-soaked beaches of the Cycladic isles with this weeklong adventure. Begin in the Greek capital with the Acropolis and a local neighborhood tour. From here, ferry to Mykonos for relaxation and nightlife under the island's famous windmills. The grand finale is Santorini—gleaming white cliffs, caldera views, sunset cruising, and wine tasting await.

The ancient theater of Epidaurus
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Best of Athens & Ancient Greece - 7 Days

Long dominated by the omnipresent Parthenon, Athens mingles its classical past with a budding art scene and bustling markets. You'll spend seven days exploring this city's many cultural treasures and cool neighborhoods—along with day trips to archaeological sites in nearby Eleusis, Epidaurus, and Delphi. See why the epicenter of antiquity and philosophy is well worth a trip today.

Kayaking on the deep blue waters of the Aegean
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Mythical Peloponnese Adventure - 7 Days

Discover Greece's hidden treasures on this action-packed adventure. Hike the tallest mountains in the Peloponnese, paddle the beautiful Mani Peninsula, and scale the heights of ancient Sparta's Mount Taygetus. Complete your trip with a swim at the southernmost point of mainland Europe.

The old port of Chania, built by Venetians in the 14th century
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Local Life on Crete - 7 Days

Dive deep into the Cretan lifestyle in the island's far west region of Chania with the 7-day version of this itinerary. You'll experience culture, scenery, and cuisine within the island's historic villages. Enjoy walking tours, cooking lessons, and guided day trips both through the city and surrounding countryside.

Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia in ancient Delphi
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Mainland Greece Adventure - 7 Days

History buffs who prefer to be outdoors can experience the ancient world on this tour of mainland Greece's top classical sites. From Mycenae to Meteora, you'll visit ruins spanning back across the ages: sample the descendants of millennia-old grapevines in Nemea, see where the tale of the Iliad started at Mycenae, and tread on the same ground as the first Olympic athletes. End the trip hiking around Delphi and Meteora's six active clifftop monasteries, surrounded by Mediterranean landscape.

Start the sailing trip in Kos with these magnificent views
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Sail & Hike the Dodecanese - 7 Days

Experience six islands in 7 days with this boat trip around the Dodecanese. You'll sail across the Aegean Sea, stopping to explore, hike, dine, and swim around medieval fortresses, deserted islands, expansive beaches, and seaside tavernas. Wrap it up in the old town of Rhodes, where ancient history is steeped into the architecture and cobblestone streets.

View of Rhodes harbor
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Discover Medieval Rhodes - 7 Days

As the fourth-largest Greek island, Rhodes has plenty to explore over the course of a week with this seven-day itinerary. Whether you're wandering the streets of its medieval Old Town or climbing up to see the Monolithos Castle, which has never been conquered since its construction in 1408, this ancient island has something waiting around every corner.

Zakynthos' coastline from above
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Explore Zakynthos Island - 7 Days

According to some Greek myths, Apollo himself was inspired by the beauty of Zakynthos island. Many years later, the Greek national anthem was also written on the island.  See what you can compose with this week-long itinerary. You'll start and end in Athens, spending four nights on Zakynthos in between to take in the full concert of the island's attractions.

Monastiraki Metro station
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Athens City Break - 7 Days

Thousands of artifacts were discovered when the Athenian subway system was expanded for the Olympics in 2004, proving that this ancient city still has some secrets waiting to be told. See if you can discover some of them for yourself with this weeklong itinerary, spending seven days biking, wandering, eating, and cooking your way through Athens.

Catamaran off the coast of Santorini
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Active Athens & the Cyclades - 7 Days

Hit three major hotspots on this active seven-day tour of some of Greece's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with your first day to experience the Acropolis and buzzing neighborhoods before hopping a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Here you'll explore beaches, boardwalks, and nightlife under the eyes of the island's famous windmills and take a horseback ride to the coast. End the trip in Santorini with its classic white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, hiking, and stunning sunsets to spare.

The port in Naxos
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Active Cyclades: Naxos & Ios - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary through the Cyclades will take you to some of the most beautiful sites on Naxos and Ios. In between wandering the lanes of the charming main towns and lounging on the beaches, you'll trek through the hills to ancient sites and paddle over Aegean waves on a canoe safari. Back in Athens, take to the streets on a bike tour of sights both old and new to wrap up your Greek adventure.

Among the olives on Crete
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Culinary Heritage on Naxos & Crete - 7 Days

Take an agricultural journey with this week-long trip to two of Greece's most dynamic islands. After your first night in Athens, you'll ferry to Naxos for an immersive food tour, then onward to Crete to see working olive groves, the seasonal harvest, and historic villages.

Views from Zagori
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Adventurous Athens, Central Greece, and Corfu - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure trip takes you through some of the highlights of central Greece. Go up to Meteora's monasteries in the sky, then down into the gorges of the Pindos mountain range to explore the stone villages of Zagori. End your trip by kayaking around Corfu's petite Pontikonisi island.

The Venetian port of Old Town, Chania
Map of Discover Athens, Thessaloniki & Crete - 7 Days
Discover Athens, Thessaloniki & Crete - 7 Days

Make the most of your week in Greece with this tour of two of its most fascinating cities and its largest island, Crete. Learn about the ancient Greeks at the Acropolis and discover some of Athens' more modern neighborhoods on a private tour. Discover coastal Thessaloniki and rich Byzantine and Ottoman history. Wander the narrow lanes and harbor promenade of Chania's colorful Old Town on Crete, soaking in the sunshine and lovely views.

Get to the port however you prefer
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Athens and Crete Family Adventure - 7 Days

Spend a week with your family exploring Greece's largest island on this 7-day itinerary. After a start up on the Athens Acropolis, you'll head to Crete to experience the depths of the Samaria Gorge, sunny shores of Chania's beaches, and traditional stone villages of Apokoronas with tales to keep everyone interested.

Sunrise in the village of Vitsa, Zagori
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Enchanting Northern Greece and Corfu - 7 Days

This week-long adventure will take you from the port city of Thessaloniki to the cliffs of Meteora, to the hills of Zagori and the beaches of Corfu. Along the way, you'll see some of Greece's oldest monasteries, hike to Zagori's picturesque stone villages, and follow Homer's Odyssey to Corfu's turquoise shores.

Surveying Santorini
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Family Highlights of Greece: Athens & Santorini - 7 Days

See some of the most popular spots in Greece with this one-week itinerary for the whole family. You'll start in Athens, where you can listen to Classical myths atop the Acropolis, practice your athleticism in the home of the first modern Olympics, and learn to cook Mediterranean-style. Then jet off to Santorini for sunset views and relaxation on the sand.

Cafe in Naxos town
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Relaxing Secret Cyclades - 7 Days

Recline for a week in the less crowded parts of the sunny Cyclades with this seven-day itinerary. You'll start and end in Athens, visiting Tinos and Naxos in between. Tinos is home to time-honored basket-weaving methods and marble quarries that will take you back to the Classical era, while neighboring Naxos boasts an extensive agricultural scene and Venetian castle district ready to be wandered.

View of the sea from inside Thessaloniki's White Tower
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Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary offers plenty of opportunities to explore the ancient and modern sides of Athens and Thessaloniki. In the capital, you'll learn about mythology straight from the source, and wander through the markets on a street food tour. Enjoy the laidback seafront vibes and multicultural food scene of Thessaloniki, and visit its dramatic monuments on a walking tour of the city. Back in Athens, take in one last view of the Acropolis as you cook a traditional meal with a professional chef.

Mykonos beach
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Family Adventures in Athens and the Cyclades - 7 Days

Spend seven days with the sun and sand on this family-focused itinerary. Start off with a mythology tour through the Acropolis, then set sail for Mykonos where you can feel the surf on your feet and taste traditional flavors with a farm dinner. You'll end in Naxos, seeing the island from horseback before you sneak in one more day on the beach.

Path up to the Naxos Portara
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Past and Present in Athens, Tinos & Naxos - 7 Days

Cover more than 3,000 years in just seven days with this educational itinerary. You'll learn about the myths of the Acropolis along with the agriculture of Naxos and artisans of Tinos as you sweep past the centuries in the city of Athens and Cyclades island chain.

Sunset over Panormos Bay in Skopelos
Map of Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 7 Days
Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 7 Days

Spend a week going from the myths of the Acropolis to the songs of ABBA with this seven-day itinerary. You'll hear the stories of the Greek gods and goddesses in Athens and famous Spartan battles at Thermopylae, then sail to Skopelos for a more contemporary story with a Mamma Mia filming locations tour.

Make your own painting outside Delphi [Photo from MAMAKITA]
Map of Family Exploration of Mainland Greece: Athens, Corinth, Nafpaktos & Delphi - 7 Days
Family Exploration of Mainland Greece: Athens, Corinth, Nafpaktos & Delphi - 7 Days

Take a week to traverse the northern Greek mainland on this efficient itinerary. With seven days, family with school-age children who want to see some lesser-known spots will start their drive from Athens. Head to Corinth and its famed ancient canal, stop in the seaside town of Nafpaktos, and wrap up your trip with the hillside temples of Delphi.

National Library of Greece
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Family Holiday in Athens & Nafplio - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering the playful side of Greek history with this seven-day family itinerary. Whether you're touring bustling Athens, consulting the oracle at Delphi, or biking through the streets of Nafplio, you'll be accompanied by expert guides who can tell you stories of Greek history to keep all your participants engaged.

Hit the trail with your family
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Greek History, Nature, and Culture for Families: Athens & the Peloponnese - 7 Days

Take a week getting out into nature in the Peloponnesian peninsula with this itinerary designed for older kids and teenagers. Start in Athens, where you'll juxtapose Classical myths with modern street art. Then head to the historic warrior city of Sparta to explore its ancient castles before you finish your trip in the seaside city of Nafplio with a kayak tour over a sunken city.

Olive harvest in action
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Cyclades & Peloponnese Culinary Heritage - 7 Days

Spend a week immersed in the tasty traditions of Greece with this seven-day itinerary. Enjoy a welcome dinner in Athens and venture out to a functioning olive grove, then ferry over to Tinos for a culinary workshop. Get back on board for a stop in Naxos with samples of island agriculture before your return to Athens.

Boating around Epirus
Outdoor Adventure in Epirus - 7 Days

Get away from the crowds and discover a lesser-known paradise in the Greek region of Epirus! On this weeklong itinerary, you'll base yourself in the port city of Preveza, the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the area's fantastic beaches, lakes, forests, and rivers. You'll cruise to the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, go horseback riding along the banks of the bright blue Acheron River, and look for dolphins in the wild on a boat tour. Then spend a day hiking around the mirror-like Ziros Lake before wrapping up the trip with a barbecue on the beach on the island of Lekfada.

Ancient stone columns at Olympia
Discover Greek History & Culture - 7 Days

Delve into the fascinating history and culture of Greece on this weeklong tour around some of the country's top highlights. You'll begin in Athens with a guided tour of the Acropolis, then continue to Mycenae — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and the historic coastal city of Nafplio. Tour the ruins of Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games, before moving on to discover fascinating antiquities in Delphi and Amfissa. You'll explore the otherworldly Meteora and spend some time sampling local wines and regional dishes in the countryside before heading back to Athens, where the trip ends.

Athenian activity
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Greek Culture & Adventure for Families: Athens & the Peloponnese - 7 Days

Explore the city and countryside via engaging activities on this week-long itinerary ideal for school-aged children . Your first days will be spent in Athens, listening to stories, creating comics, and practicing your athletic skills at the home of the first modern Olympic Games. Then head to the Mani Peninsula for boat trips, bike tours, and more amid the scenic villages before you head home.

Elafonissi Beach in Crete
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Interactive Athens and Crete for Families - 7 Days

Spend a week getting in touch with Greek culture alongside your school-aged children on this itinerary. The first half of your trip takes place in Athens, where you'll find inspiration at the Parthenon and the rest of the Acropolis and practice your running form at the Panathenaic Stadium. Then, head to Rethymno on Crete to explore ancient ruins and try your hand at an excavation.

Athens from the Acropolis
Map of City to Cyclades for Families: Athens and Naxos - 7 Days
City to Cyclades for Families: Athens and Naxos - 7 Days

Enjoy a mini Greek experience with even the mini members of your family on this seven-day itinerary for families with school-age children. With just one week, you'll start in Athens to hit the mythology highlights, including the Acropolis and its famous Parthenon, with plenty of games and stories included. Then jet off to Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades, to take in the beaches and inland villages via biking, cooking, and more.

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