Ancient Greece & Mykonos - 11 Days

Ancient Greece & Mykonos

A delightful juxtaposition

Explore the highlights of Ancient Greece including Olympia, Delphi and Meteora, then experience Greek island life in Mykonos. This vacation is the perfect combo of history and natural beauty!

Unique Explorations

  • Start in Athens, then enjoy a guided 4-day tour of Classical Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and Kalambaka.
  • Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the beautiful island of Mykonos. Take in stunning views of the sparkling bright blue sea as you sail off to paradise.
  • Visit the extraordinary monasteries of Meteora, perched atop enormous granite rocks, and experience unforgettable views and backdrops.
  • See the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Corinth Canal, the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Oracle of Dephi, and much more.
  • Stroll through winding streets of white-washed houses on the postcard-worthy island of Mykonos.

From the mythological masterpieces of Athens, Olympia, and Delphi, to the breathtaking bright blue seascapes of Mykonos, experience the highlights that showcase Greece’s historical beauty.

Arrive in the extraordinary city of Athens and dive right into its old-world culture of history, cuisine, and tradition. Stroll through charming, shop-lined Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, and treat yourself to an authentic gyro! Take advantage of your included Athens Sightseeing tour and experience the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and many other iconic architectural wonders of the classic era.

Next, embark on an unforgettable 4-day tour of Classical Greece, on which you’ll hit Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, and more. Drive along scenic and coastal roads, pass the Corinth Canal, and stand beside the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, Pythia, the monasteries of Meteora, and tons of other sites of classical importance.

At this point, the fun is just beginning! Hop on the high-speed ferry to the magical island of Mykonos. Relax on colorful beaches, get lost in narrow stone streets, and witness unbeatable sunsets over the vast horizon. Admire the white-washed cubic houses, churches, and windmills that line the coast, then unwind with a glass of wine at Little Venice.

PRICES FROM: $3388*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Athens!

Arrive in the history-rich city of Athens, meet your transfer, and enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel. After you settle in, step outside and experience your first taste of Athens. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming old-world district of Plaka, located right under the Acropolis. Dive right into souvenir shopping at bustling Ermou, Kolonaki, and Voukourestiou streets!

Treat yourself to an authentic first-night dinner of Pasticio, Moussaka, or another Greek favorite.

Transfer to hotel

Day 2
Athens

Enjoy breakfast, then embark on your included Athens Sightseeing Tour! Follow your expert guide and take tons of photos of the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Explore Syntagma Square, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Parthenon, and much more!

Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

Discover the secrets of Athens, including its famous Acropolis on your sightseeing tour! Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.

On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Here, you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.

Day 3
Athens - Olympia

Recharge during breakfast, then depart for your 4-day tour of Classical Greece! Drive along scenic coastal roads and over the famous Corinth Canal. Snap photos of the imposing landscape in the Corinth Canal’s protected waters, one of the world’s engineering masterpieces of the 19th-century, which holds history that dates back as far as 602 B.C.!

Continue on to Epidaurus and discover its 4th-century B.C. theater, famous for its astonishing acoustics. Next, stop in Nafplion, a modern seaside resort and old town, crowned by the mighty ramparts at the Palamidi Fortress. The last stop of the day will take place at Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides – the city “rich in gold” of the ancient poets. After visiting Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs, depart for Olympia. Travel through Central Peloponnese, Tripoli, and Megalopoli until you arrive at your luxurious hotel for dinner.

Day 4
Olympia - Delphi

Start the morning off strong with a visit to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the idea and site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Explore the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which hosts the famous statues of Praxiteles, Hermes, and other treasures.

Continue on through Achaia and Rio, then pass through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea towards Delphi. Keep your eyes out during the drive – something beautiful is around every turn! Settle into your hotel, then enjoy dinner and excitedly discuss your next adventure-filled day.

Day 5
Delphi - Kalambaka

After an energizing breakfast, head out on your tour to Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus, Delphi, once believed as the center “Naval” of the Earth, is home to the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. At the oracle of Apollo, Pythia, the high priestess of the temple, under the influence of the ancient god Apollo, delivered her famous prophesies.

While in Delphi, you’ll visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, which hosts valuable pieces of art, such as the famous bronze Charioteer of Delphi. After a full day of history and sightseeing, relax on the ride to Kalambaka, then cozy up in your hotel.

Day 6
Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

Today, visit the majestic monasteries of Meteora! Perched atop huge granite rocks, these breathtaking monasteries seem to suspend between the earth and the sky, providing truly awe-inspiring views.

After sifting through each monastery’s priceless historical and religious treasures, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Athens. On the way, make a pit-stop at the memorial of Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartans in Thermopylae!

Check in to Athens Hotel

Day 7
Athens - Mykonos

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Athens port of Piraeus or Rafina and hop on the ferry to Mykonos! Relax on this scenic 2-hour boat ride and take tons of photos as you approach the beautiful island of white and blue.

Upon arrival on Mykonos, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and get settled. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Discover what makes Mykonos one of the most photographed, and most romantic, islands in the world.

Transfer to Athens ferry port

Ferry to Mykonos!

High-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mykonos

Transfer to Mykonos hotel

Day 8
Mykonos

Wake up and look out your window to whitewashed houses and bright blue skies. Indulge in a pleasant breakfast, then enjoy time at leisure on the beloved island of international “jet-setters.” Explore its famous white windmills and chapels, then relax on its sandy beaches and dip your toes into the crystal clear water. Be sure to visit iconic Paraportiani, one of the island’s many beautiful churches.

In the evening, weave in and out of the quaint shops, galleries, and cafes that line the narrow streets of Mykonos. Dance the night away as you discover the island’s incredible nightlife, or unwind with a glass of wine at Little Venice!

Day 9
Mykonos

Start your day with a stroll down picture-perfect Matoryianni Street, where you’ll find more amazing souvenirs than you can pack in your luggage! Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing on one of Mykonos’ spectacular beaches. Lounge in the warm sun at Kalafati, Psarrou, Platis Gialos, or any of the other sparkling beauties around the island.

Treat yourself to a decadent last-night dinner at one of the island’s amazing seafood restaurants. Savor the flavors of Greek cuisine while feasting your eyes on an unforgettable sunset over the sea.

Day 10
Mykonos - Athens

Wave goodbye to the magical beauty of Mykonos as you’re transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens. Settle into your hotel and rest easy, knowing your airport accommodation positions you just steps from your flight in the morning.

Transfer to Mykonos airport (JMK)

Fly to Athens!

One-way, economy class flight from Mykonos (JMK) to Athens (ATH)

Check In – Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

With stunning mountain views, an outdoor terrace, inspired decor, impeccable service and outstanding Mediterranean and gourmet French dining, you’ll forget you’re at the airport at the sophisticated Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel. This contemporary hotel features 345 luxurious, soundproofed guestrooms, a fitness center with indoor pool and spa and salon services, plus award-winning French cuisine with runway and valley views, and 24-hour Mediterranean dining featuring the fresh local ingredients.

Day 11
Depart Greece

Indulge in one last Greek breakfast, pack your bags, and head for the airport. Board your plane and spend the flight home dreaming about your next adventure.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
  • All airport, hotel, and ferry transfers
  • 2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
  • Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Site & Museum entrance
  • 4-day Classical Greece Escorted Tour including the following accommodation, or similar:
  • 1 night in Olympia at the Hotel Amalia Olympia
  • 1 night in Delphi at the Hotel Amalia Delphi
  • 1 night in Kalambaka at the Hotel Amalia Kalambaka
  • 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
  • High-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mykonos
  • 3 nights in Mykonos at the Hotel Leto, or similar
  • One-way, economy class flight from Mykonos to Athens
  • 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Sofitel Athens Airport, or similar
  • 3 dinners (while on escorted tour)
  • Breakfast Daily

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Athens

Amalia Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the historic beauty of Athens at the luxurious, eco-friendly Hotel Amalia Athens. As soon as you step inside, take in the hotel’s elegant decor, as it boasts modern furnishings and plenty of natural light.

Titania

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to the National Historical Museum, Hellenic Parliament, and Syntagma Square, Titania is a modern 4-star hotel offering guests comfortable accommodations in Athens.

Royal Olympic Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

The Royal Olympic Hotel is a family-run 5-star property in the center of Athens, just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. The hotel is underneath the Acropolis and only a 2-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum.After a comp… read more

The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, where style and comfort meet. At Athenian Callirhoe hotel, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design.

Athens Avenue Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Athens Avenue Hotel wraps you in understated luxury and elegant aesthetics. With seamless access to the city, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from sightseeing to relaxing at the property without worrying about complicated transit.

Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to top attractions in the city such as the Onassis Cultural Centre and Filopappos Hill, Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites is an ideal base to visit Athens.

Athens Marriott

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Step into a relaxing retreat of contemporary style, luxurious comfort, and endless services and amenities. Check-in to your inviting room, which boasts plush beds, crisp air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and much more.

Hotel Divani Caravel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Divani Caravel offers luxury and style in the heart of Athens. Each of the hotel’s 471 deluxe guestrooms provides a harmonious blend of modern convenience with classical Greek charm.

Electra Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Experience warm, heartfelt Greek hospitality at the elegant Electra Hotel, nestled right near Athens’ main shopping area. Settle into your spacious room and admire its rich, contemporary decor. Sprawl out on your large, comfortable bed, then plan your day using the hotel’s complimentary WiFi. After a quick nap, get exploring! Take a short walk and find yourself at Plaka, Monastiraki, and the Acropolis in just minutes.


Olympia

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