Fully Escorted with Joy-Filled Discoveries

+ Experience the ancient and the new in Athens, from the Acropolis to a performance at the new Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center.
+ Spend time with a resident monk or priest at St. Varlaam, greatest of the amazing Meteora Monasteries.
+ Discover the untouched villages in the forested mountains of Pelion and enjoy a lunch prepared by village residents.
+ Explore fabled sites of antiquity like the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and the remarkable ruins of early Christian basilicas at Nea Anchialos.
+ You know about Greek tavernas, but we’ll take you to lunches in typical tsipourádika, known for their variety of tasty small dishes, similar to tapas.
+ Cap off your journey on two magical Greek isles.

Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Athens

    On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the deluxe King George Hotel in the heart of town. Join your fellow travelers tonight for a Welcome Dinner. Meals D
  • Day 2 - Glories of ancient Athens

    Ascend the rocky outcrop that towers over Athens to tour the Acropolis c including the iconic Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Visit the Acropolis Museum and enjoy a free afternoon. This evening, we’ll take you to a performance at the outstanding, new Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center – perhaps an opera or ballet. Meals B
  • Day 3 - Temple of Apollo at Delphi

    Journey into the mountain landscapes of the storied Attica Peninsula to Delphi c, set on a ridge in the shadow of Mt. Parnassus. Exploring some of the most sacred sites of the ancient world, your tour includes the Sacred Way and Temple of Apollo. Then visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum and check in to the Hotel Kastalia. Meals B+L
  • Day 4 - Monasteries in the sky

    Amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Meteora c, medieval monks built 24 monasteries atop pinnacles of rock. Only six remain, and today you’ll visit St. Varlaam – the greatest of them all – celebrated for its particularly dramatic cliff-top setting, fine frescoes and artifacts. Spending time with a resident monk or priest adds a rich spiritual dimension to this historic site. Continue to the Hotel Xenia in Volos. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 - Untouched villages of Pelion

    As in ancient times, the hills of Pelion are deeply forested with chestnut, beech, olive and fruit groves. Its villages, too, exude a timeless air and you’ll spend this day immersed in their charms. Take in the views from Makrinitsa, perched on a hillside, and admire the fine mosaics of the 18th-century church in Kissos. In Vyzitsa, the women of the village will prepare a traditional Greek meal exclusively for our group. Then explore its cobblestone streets and fine old mansions at your own pace before returning to our hotel in Volos. Meals B+L
  • Day 6 - The ancient sites of Volos

    Descending to the shores of the Pagasetic Gulf, you’ll explore the archaeological sites that surround the lively port of Volos. The region is steeped in myth including the ancient Mycenaean city of Iolkos, famed as the birthplace of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts who ventured to the Black Sea to secure the Golden Fleece. See the Neolithic remains at Dimini and the ancient basilicas at Nea Anchialos, one of Greece’s most important early Christian sites. After lunch, tour the Archaeological Museum. Meals B+L
  • Day 7 - Across the seas to Skopelos

    Travel across the blue waters of the Pagasetic Gulf and into the Aegean Sea to the idyllic island of Skopelos where you’ll check in to the Adrina Resort. Meals B+L
  • Day 8 - An idyllic Greek island

    If there’s a bit of déjà vu to the photogenic town of Chora and the way it climbs the hills above the harbor, perhaps it’s because you recognize it from the hit movie Mama Mia. But without the film crews and celebrities, it’s a timeless and idyllic place, filled with ancient frescoed churches which you’ll visit this morning. You’ll also tour the folklore museum and a 17th-century nunnery set on a hill amidst the virgin pine forests. The afternoon is free so you can simply enjoy Skopelos on your own. Meals B
  • Day 9 - A day on Alonissos

    Off the tourist path, Alonissos is a magical place to spend some time – blessed with a rugged natural beauty and surrounded by small picturesque islets. With a private chartered boat, we’ll take you there for lunch and time to explore this evocative hilltop village. Meals B+L
  • Day 10 - By ferry to Skiathos

    Enjoy a leisurely morning on Skopelos. At midday, we take you to the pier to board the ferry to Skiathos, a sophisticated island with abundant history, charm and beauty. Enjoy two nights at the Hotel Kassandra Bay Resort. Meals B
  • Day 11 - History + charms of Skiathos

    Experience the delights of Skiathos as you explore the beguiling labyrinthine alleys of Old Town with our guide and visit the hillside Evangelistria Monastery. Enjoy a free afternoon and a farewell dinner. Meals B+D
  • Day 12 - Fly to Athensa

    We include your flight to Athens where you can connect to your homeward flight. Meals B

Check In!

  • King George Hotel - Athens, Greece

    With a privileged location on Constitution Square, our luxury landmark has been welcoming distinguished guests in the heart of the city for nearly a century. Classic furnishings evoke the grand history of the King George Hotel while modern amenities ensure a comfortable stay – with air conditioning, an in-room safe, 37-inch LED television and WiFi. The hotel offers easy access to many notable fine dining restaurants and tavernas. But if you choose to dine on-site, you’ll find that the hotel’s famed Tudor Hall Restaurant offers unrivaled views of the Acropolis and a tempting variety of authentic Greek seasonal dishes.

  • Hotel Kastalia - Delphi, Greece

    In the heart of the village of Delphi and close to the archaeological site, our stylish boutique hotel offers a friendly welcome and the perfect overnight after touring the Temple of Apollo and nearby Delphi Archaeological Museum. Set in a charming, century-old white-washed building, the Kastalia features stylishly renovated interiors with contemporary furnishings, air conditioning and WiFi.

  • Hotel Xenia - Volos, Greece

    Our comfortable modern hotel enjoys a terrific setting on the waterfront of this lively port, and it’s the perfect base for exploring the charming villages and ancient sites of the Pelion Peninsula. Guestrooms are bright and airy with contemporary furnishings, in-room safe, minibar, individual climate control and free WiFi. Breakfast is served in an inviting restaurant overlooking the sea.

  • Adrina Resort and Spa - Skopelos, Greece

    Set against the pine-clad hills of this idyllic isle, our stylish beachfront resort offers bright and airy guestrooms with balconies that look across the brilliantly blue Aegean Sea. Soft colors, high ceilings and luxurious Guy Laroche linens welcome you to your spacious air-conditioned guestroom where you’ll also find an in-room safe, satellite television, free WiFi and pampering Bvlgari bath amenities. Set on the hillside, the inviting Kalimera Restaurant overlooks the resort’s sparkling pool and the Aegean Sea beyond. Featuring fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients, you’ll find a diverse menu with salads, traditional Greek favorites, seafood and pasta.

  • Hotel Kassandra Bay Resort - Skiathos, Greece

    With an idyllic garden setting on fabulous Vasilias Bay not far from the main town of Skiathos, our 5-star beachfront resort is the perfect place to wind down after experience the joys of Greece! Stylish guestrooms offer a private balcony or terrace, in-room safe and individually controlled air conditioning. Start your day with an expansive buffet breakfast featuring regional products including fresh breads, locally-sourced cheeses and olives, cured meats, traditional Greek yogurt and fresh fruits.

Our Original Journey Value

+ No Single Supplement on all ‘Never more than 16 guests’ departures
+ Fully escorted with complete sightseeing in an intimate group of never more than 16 guests including all entry fees
+ 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners with wine and beer at all midday and evening meals
+ 11 nights at our handpicked deluxe hotels and evocative island resorts
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and your flight from Skiathos to Athens
+ Scenic ferry transfers to Skopelos and onward to Skiathos and private chartered boat for our excursion to Alonissos
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes

Trip Pricing

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9/16/2019 $6999 $6499
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  • Jamin from NC gives this tour 

    Our tour guide, Dr. Yota Pantou, is passionate about Greek archaeology, history and culture. Her own professional experience in archaeological research in Greece provides additional insight. She is not only knowledgeable but also enthusiastically sharing her knowledge about Greek history and culture with us. I personally learned a lot from her. To better understand and appreciate the Greek history and culture is one of my highlights of this trip. This tour covers two broad categories - 1) tourist attractive areas, such as, Athens Acropolis, Delphi, Meteora, 3 of the Sporades islands, etc. that every tourists would want to see, and 2) less touristy area such as Volos and the Pelion Peninsula to allow us to experience and appreciate what local life is like. Greece is a friendly and beautiful country. I would definitely consider to go back again.


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    Date Traveled: 6/7/2019

  • Kathleen from MA gives this tour 

    I was looking for a tour that didn't hit the major touristy islands. I wanted something a little more laid back but with all the highlights. And I got it in spades. To begin with, our guide, Mahie, was absolutely outstanding. She made the trip! She is an archaeologist by training and her knowledge is incredible. She made everything come alive for us. We started the tour at The King George Hotel in Athens which was absolutely spectacular and so well situated in the city. The other hotels on the tour were just as delightful but without some of the opulence. I loved the two hotels we stayed at on the islands of Skopelos and Skiathos and could have stayed at either those properties forever. The Aegaen Sea is a marvel and having some down time on those islands to take advantage of the water was fabulous. I enjoyed going to the university town of Volos and the trip to Meteora, was breath taking. I had never heard of Meteora before this trip and now I tell everyone I know that it is one of the highlights of my journey.


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    Date Traveled: 5/13/2019

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