Glories of Greece 
Visit ancient sites and popular Islands in 14 Days


Athens, Corinth Canal, Mycanea, Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi
Ancient sites with Meteora Monasteries on mainland.
then Mykonos, Santorini and Crete for the islands

If this is your first trip to Greece and If you only- have 2 weeks to
spare then this program provides you with a taste of some of Greece,
mainland and the islands.



  • Centrally located hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All airport and ferry port transfers included
  • Ferry tickets and return flights included
  • Guided tour to Archaeological sites of Delos Island

  • Boat tour to the Volcano in Santorini island
  • Customization and options to extend and add on more sites and islands available

Daily tour program


- Saturday - Day 1 - Arrival in  Athens -

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you will have the afternoon
free to  rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Sunday  - Day 2 - Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up at the lobby of your hotel ( meeting time to be determined)

Will start with a panoramic driving tour of Athens, with your guide and or driver guide, during the driving tour you will be seeing and learning about

the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, then s short photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896,

Also on the way to Acropolis,  you will be pointed and learn about the Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, the University and, the Academy of Athens, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church

We will then get off the vehicle, near the entrance of Acropolis then continue on visiting Propylae the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. the ancient citadel.

The last place of the tour will be the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.

After the tour,  we can take you back to your hotel

or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace.

Overnight in Athens.



- Monday - Day 3 - Athens to Olympia - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning (The guide will inform about the meeting time, a day before)


Depart from Athens on scenic drive passing by Olympic Stadium, and the Corinth Channel, stopping for a small break, and then drive onto Epidaurus and visit the Ancient Theatre, famous for its impressive acoustics.
We will then continue onto Nauplia through the plains of Argos and on the way we will stop the ancient site of Mycenae where you will also see the Tomb of Famous Agamemnon.

After our visit,  we will continue our drive to Olympia and stop at the ancient sites of Tripolis and Megalopolis on the way.

Evening arrival in Olympia, check-in the hotel, free time to refresh, dinner served at the hotel.
Overnight in Olympia.


- Tuesday - Day 4 - Olympia to Delphi - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning (The guide will inform about the meeting time)

Will start the day visiting the Olympia,  archaeological sites such as the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, The Altar of the Olympic Flame, The Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.

After our visit, we will be on our way through more scenic coastal roads towards Delphi,  passing through Patras and Antirion and also a small break at the charming mountain village of Arachova.

Arrival in Delphi and check in the hotel, free time, dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Delphi.


- Wednesday - Day 5 - Delphi to Kalambaka (Meteora)  - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  (The guide will inform about the  meeting time)

We will start the day visiting the ancient site of Delphi and the Museum of Delphi.

We will then be on our way up North and another short break at the town of Lamia.

We will arrive in the picturesque small town of Kalambaka thats built at the foot of the Majestic Grey Rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries overhead.

Check-in the hotel, dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Meteora.


- Thursday - Day 6 - Visiting Meteora then back to Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  (The guide will inform meeting time)

We will start visiting the famous cliff-top Monasteries of Meteora.  Get inside some of the essential monasteries and learn about life and culture.

Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site.  The six monasteries, built on natural sandstone rock pillars

With its geographical beauty and monasteries, built on natural sandstone rock pillars makes Meteora

one of the most beautiful areas on the mainland of Greece.

After lunch depart from Meteora and enjoy a scenic drive back to Athens,

On the way will have a short photo stop at the heroic monument of Leonidas king of Sparta in THERMOPYLAE

Arrival in Athens, check into your hotel.

Overnight stay.


- Friday - Day 7 - Athens to Mykonos Island - (B)

Very early in the morning,    ( Meeting time to be determined)

We will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a ferry ride to Mykonos Island.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transferred to your hotel.

After checking in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Mykonos.


- Saturday - Day 8 - Free day to Explore Mykonos -  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 am Meet up at the harbor,  after a scenic 45 minute boat ride, enjoy a 4 hour to explore the sacred island of Delos, 
aka the birthplace famous Apollo and Artemis

See the famous terrace of the Lions, enjoy a short and easy hike to Mount Kynthos.......
45 minute boat ride back to Mykonos and enjoy rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Sunday - Day 9 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.

After arrival, you will check-in at your hotel.

After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

 Santorini is one of those iconic places that will always stay in your mind. Everywhere you turn

is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of

the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below.

Its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.


(Optional Oia Sunset Tour,   contact us if interested )

Overnight in Santorini.


- Monday - Day 10 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano -   ( Meeting time to be determined)

Meet up at your hotel, depart on a scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance at the active parts, lots of fantastic photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat,

relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

The tour finish time will be around 5:30 pm. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.


- Tuesday - Day 11 - Santorini to Crete Island - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time to explore and enjoy  ( noon time check out from the hotel, but you can store your luggage and use hotel facilities until pick up time.

Afternoon meeting at the lobby,  ( Meeting time to be determined) transfer to Santorini Harbor

>>>>>>> FERRY TO CRETE >>>>>

Arrival in Crete, Meet up with the transfer men,  transfer to your hotel.

Check-in & Overnight in Crete  (Heraklion town)


- Wednesday - Day 12 - Heraklion to Chania - Crete - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet up with the driver guide,

Start the day with a short drive up to the ancient site of Knossos; your driver will give you a brief intro to the sites, hand you the skip the line admission tickets and give you free time to explore the ancient site.

Meet up with the driver guide at the exit and depart from Heraklion on a scenic driver towards West.

On the way,  lunch break and free time in the town of Rethymnon.

Late afternoon arrival in Chania, check into your hotel & Overnight stay.


- Thursday - Day 13 - Chania - (Crete ) - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day at leisure

Optional hiking tour to Samaria Gorge

Optional driving tour to explore the Cretan culture and cuisine, visiting Mountain villages and scenic sites

Contact us if you are interested in any of the optional excursions.

Overnight in Chania town in Crete.


- Friday - Day 14 - Crete to Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.   Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and transfer to Chania Airport

>>>>>>>> FLIGHT TO  ATHENS >>>>>

Arriving in Athens will mark the end of this program.


Program ends


Total cost:  $________ US Dollars per person in a double room


Rates are subject to change depending on travel seasons,

Please contact us with your travel dates to get an accurate quote.


Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles

* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos

* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini

* Ferry tickets from Santorini to Crete Island

* Flight tickets from Crete to Athens  (Checked-in luggage included)

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking guides and driver-guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* 24/7 Customer service via What's up (voice and or text)

* All of the service charges



* International flight tickets to Athens

* Optional tour in Mykonos to Delos ( $95.00 US Dollars)

* Optional Oia Sunset tour ( Contact us for price info)

* Optional tours in Chania town in Crete -  ( Contact us for price info)

* Travel insurance (Optional)

* Tips (Optional)

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements, all arrangements like adding more days, include more ancients sites and more island tours.


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