Best of Greece (Aug’24)

15 Days

15 days from Athens to Santorini with G Adventures

Overview

When you saddle a trip with a moniker as lofty as “Best of Greece,” you’d better make sure it lives up to the hype. This one does. Compiling the top moments from our best-selling trips in the region, this comprehensive tour through the cradle of Western Civilization brings the distant past and vibrant present into sharp focus. Between the must-see historical sites of Athens and Delphi, the rugged plateaus of the fabled Samariá Gorge, personal encounters in isolated Cretan villages and the breezy sway of Santorini at sundown, you won’t have a moment to waste. Witness Greece — in all her timeless glory — with us.

Is this tour for me?

  • Travel Style: Classic
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Physical Rating: 3- Average

Map

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Athens

Arrive at any time.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group.

Day 2 :
Athens

Take an orientation walk in Athens with the rest of the day free to explore. Opt to visit the Acropolis site, the new Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. Afterwards, be enriched and refreshed with drinks and a tour of local non-profit cafe, Shedia Home. Later in the evening attend a cooking class with a local chef and enjoy a dinner of your creations.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Tour of Shedia Home and a Beverage | Your Foodie Moment Cooking Class Athens.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner.

Travel to Kalambaka, a good base for visiting the monasteries of Meteora.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 4 :
Meteora

Spend a full free day in the area. Opt to take the public bus and visit the stunning mountaintop monasteries of Meteora.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Visit Ancient Delphi and the Temple of Apollo.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Travel to Nafplio and explore the beautiful cobblestoned streets. Opt to climb the Acronafplia to soak in the views.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Spend a free day enjoying the area. Opt to visit Epidavros, as well as the nearby site of Mycenae before an overnight ferry to Crete.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 8 :
Chaniá

Arrive on Crete and enjoy the day relaxing at one of the many harbour-side cafés. Wander the streets of the old town with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern Turkish and Venetian architecture, reflecting the diverse history of the island.

Hike the famous and rugged Samariá Gorge.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Travel by ferry to Loutro. Enjoy a free day. Opt to rent a kayak and explore secluded beaches and coves.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 11 :
Loutro

Take advantage of a free day for exploring the area. Head out for a swim and savour tasty seafood meals at secluded restaurants, or choose to hike Aradine Gorge.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Travel to Heraklion. Enjoy a visit to Knossos, site of a Minoan palace and residence of King Minos. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own with free time.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Hop a ferry to beautiful Santorini. Enjoy two nights on the island.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 14 :
Santorini

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a half-day volcano tour, shopping, relaxing on the beach, or make your way to the crater's rim to savour the breathtaking view.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 15 :
Santorini

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Departures & Prices

  • Travel dates: selected departures in August 2024
  • Price: from: R60,899 pps

Includes / Excludes

Inclusions

  • Your G for Good Moment: Tour of Shedia Home and a Beverage, Athens
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class Athens, Athens
  • Athens orientation walk
  • Guided tour of Ancient Delphi
  • Samariá Gorge hike
  • Knossos visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations: Hotels (13 nts), overnight ferry (1 nt, 4-berth mixed-sex cabins)
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Transportation: ferry, taxi, private van, train
  • Staff & experts: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

Exclusions

  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas (if required)
  • Pre-& post-accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and items of personal nature
  • Allow USD560-730 for meals not included

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures’ full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies
  • Valid for selected dates. Book by 30 June 2024.
From R60,899
/ Person
  • Currency
  • Pricing

Summary

  • Selected departures in August 2024
  • 14 nights
  • Greece
  • G Adventures (EGBG)