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Exploring Greece and Its Islands

15 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1: Overnight Flight
Discover the beauty and timeless wonder found only in Greece. This fascinating tour of Greece begins with an overnight flight.

Day 2: Athens, Greece - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in the capital city of Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Athens’ historic Plaka district. In a traditional taverna, feast on local cuisine and wine while enjoying Greek entertainment.(D)

Day 3: Athens
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Athens showcasing the city's ancient and glorious monuments. Tour the incredible Acropolis; see the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Olympic Stadium.(B)

Day 4: Athens - Thermopylae - Kalambaka
Ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas, who died defending the city against the Persians. Later, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. End your day in Kalambaka, a typical Greek town at the foot of the Pindos Mountains.(B,D)

Day 5: Kalambaka - Metéora - Arachova
Visit two remote Metéora monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock “towers” that extend nearly 900 feet into the air. Over 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort town with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.(B,D)

Day 6: Arachova - Delphi - Olympia
The ancient city of Delphi was one of Greece’s most important religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, theatre and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts. It was here that the famous Oracle was consulted to foretell the destiny of Man. Travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization.(B,D)

Day 7: Olympia
Your guided visit to ancient Olympia includes a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC – and the Museum. Later, partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch. Next, a stop at a local shop provides insight into unique Greek products and quality. This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances with a delightful Greek dance class.(B,L,D)

Day 8: Olympia - Mycenae - Epidauros - Tolo
Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the ancient city of Mycenae for a guided visit of the excavations featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Continue to Epidauros to view the spectacular 2,300-year-old open air theater. Your day ends in the picturesque seaside resort of Tolo.(B,D)

Day 9: Tolo - Athens - Mykonos
This morning, transfer* to the port of Athens for the high-speed ferry ride to Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you sail across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise.(B,D)

Day 10: Mykonos
Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity.(B)

Day 11: Mykonos - Santorini
Sail to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini.(B,D)

Day 12: Santorini
Begin your day with a visit to the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Known as the "Minoan Pompeii," the flourishing town was at once destroyed and preserved around 1450 BC by a volcanic eruption. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. End your day with a visit to a local winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini.(B)

Day 13: Santorini
The day is at leisure for you to relax and explore Santorini, considered one of the most spectacular and stunning landscapes in the world. Shop in Thira’s charming town center, take in the breathtaking scenery, visit a local museum or simply enjoy the amenities of your hotel.(B)

Day 14: Santorini - Athens
Bid farewell to the Greek Islands and fly back to Athens for your overnight stay. Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece with a delightful farewell dinner.(B,D)

Day 15: Athens - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today in Athens.(B)
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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This well-paced 14-day journey balances expeditions to Greece's most important Classical age monuments (like the famed Acropolis) with ample time to wander the winding streets, vineyards, boutiques, marketplaces and beaches on Mykonos and Santorini. Enjoy Greek food, wine and entertainment at a taverna in the lively Plaka district in Athens. Learn from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, and Corinth - a cache of historic monuments and the famed Acropolis.
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home.
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling. (not available for ferries in Mykonos and Santorini)
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip. 
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours.
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees."
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life.
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour.
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway).
  • 22 Meals. Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Highlights
  • Join a local expert exploring Athens’ famed Acropolis.
  • Visit two Byzantine monasteries in Metéora and learn about the devout lifestyle of the monks who live there.
  • Explore the grandeur of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.
  • Sample the finest wines in Greece during a winery tour in Santorini.
  • Spend four leisurely nights immersed in the island splendor of Mykonos and Santorini.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Athens: Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre
Kalambaka: Famissi Eden Hotel
Arachova: Santa Marina Hotel
Olympia: Europa Hotel
Tolo: Hotel King Minos or Apollon
Mykonos: Royal Myconian Collection K Hotel
Santorini: Hotel Hermes or Aegean Plaza
Athens: Holiday Inn Athens
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.
  • Internal flights are not included.
  • Breakfasts in Kalambaka are Continental.
  • On day 9, due to early ferry schedules, you may be required to depart the hotel in Tolo as early as 4 a.m. Should this be the case, a boxed breakfast will be provided in place of the regular hotel breakfast.
  • The Archaeological Museum of Thira may be replaced with the Akrotiri Archaeological Site which is presently closed due to renovations.
  • Single accomodations are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.