Best of Greece | Greece Tours | Ciconia Travel

Discover the legendary beauty and fascinating mythology of Greece throughout the mainland and the precious islands of Mykonos and Santorini for 4 days each.

 

Explore the ‘cradle of Western civilization’ on the 15-day Best of Greece to uncover all the incredible highlights on a comfortable and well-paced cultural adventure. Witness the changing landscapes and the seamless blend of ancient and cosmopolitan from Athens to Corinth, Meteora, and Olympia.

15 Days
10 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
5 & 4 Star Hotels
Around 20 People
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Welcome to Greece

Meet the unparalleled cultural heritage of ancient Greece on an epic adventure in comfort and style.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the sophisticated and delicious Greek cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Athens City Tour

Journey to the depths of ancient Greece as we embark on a comprehensive city tour of the cradle of western civilization with our expert guide. Soak in unique sights such as the world-famous Acropolis and the Parthenon Temple and follow the footsteps of Socrates and Plato. On the way to Acropolis, we will have a scenic drive & photo stops where you will be seeing the Acropolis Museum, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and Agora. We will also stop for photos at historic sites as Hadrian’s Arch and commemorate the first ever modern Olympics of 1896. You will have personal leisure time in the afternoon to continue your in-depth discovery until our exciting dinner plans. Gather for dinner at a local restaurant to experience the authentic Greek cuisine and culture with a folklore show, together with complimentary house wine!

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner with Greek Folklore Show

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Parthenon
Sightseeing of Temple of Zeus and Agora
Acropolis
Royal Palace visit
Greek Folklore Show with dinner

Ferry to Mykonos

Wake up to the beautiful view of Acropolis overlooking Athens and transfer to the bustling port of Piraeus for your ferry to Mykonos. Sailing the open seas on a comfortable Aegean ferry, approach the charming windmills and whitewashed houses covering the slopes surrounding the port. The famous island offers gorgeous towns of narrow cobbled streets, lively beach clubs, exquisite authentic dining and an endless nightlife. Checking into your hotel in the late afternoon, launch your discovery through the mazes of streets filled with stalls, shops, cafes and bars. In the evening, we have special dinner plans at the well-known Pilatis Gialos beach where you can try out fine samples of Greek cuisine.

Hotel

Nimbus Hotel

Hotel

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at Pilatis Gialos

Sightseeing Activities

Mykonos Orientation Walk
Dinner at Pilatis Gialos

Mykonos

Enjoy a lovely Greek breakfast at your hotel and ready to explore Mykonos inside out. Start your discovery with a walking tour with your local guide. Find your bearings around the main port and the surrounding labyrinth of narrow streets, visit the important landmarks hidden around the town and learn about the intriguing history of Mykonos. Following with a boat trip to Delos island, roam the incredible ancient ruins at the ‘birthplace’ of the gods Apollo and Artemis. Inhabited since 3rd millennium BC, it is one of the most prized mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in all of Greece. In the evening, taste delicious local seafood and view the most stunning sunset over Little Venice. As you finish your tasteful wine, feel free to discover the rich nightlife of Mykonos.

Hotel

Nimbus Hotel

Hotel

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Delos Island Boat Trip

Leisure Time

Today we enjoy one of the famous beaches of Mykonos with a stylish touch. Spend your day sunbathing with marvellous views of emerald waters at one of Mykonos’ most famous, the exclusive Psarou beach. A summer hotspot for local and international celebrities, here you can enjoy the highest quality of service Mykonos is known for. Sample delightful seafood and wine at the beach restaurants and savour the excellence of Mykonos in its finest form. In the afternoon, have a taste of adventure with water-sports or scuba diving. Enjoy your evening at the main town as you please, why not a wonderful meal with ouzo and dancing to sirtaki?

Hotel

Nimbus Hotel

Hotel

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Little Venice

Ferry to Santorini

Bid farewell to the beautiful and crazy Mykonos and ferry to the gorgeous Santorini. Comfortably cruising the Aegean, approach the breath-taking view of steep cliffs and terraces of whitewashed houses. Santorini is blessed with a unique geology and nature, colourful beaches of volcanic sand, immense historical and cultural treasures, and a world-famous sunset. Stroll the vibrant town and soak in a scenery of a lifetime as blue churches and white houses unfold before you. Savour the excellent local wine and fine Greek dining.

Hotel

The Majestic Hotel

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Santorini Orientation Walk
Dinner at Oia

Santorini Walking Tour

Journey through the heart of the town on a walking tour with your guide. Uncover the bustling town centre, famous landmarks and the popular hotspots for the best views. Take a short boat trip to the crater and hot springs part of the volcano that gave Santorini its unique shape and features. In the afternoon at Oia village, watch the sun disappear in the blurred horizon between the sky and the sea from a pool atop the cliffs. Discover the diverse nightlife of Santorini with plentiful restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs.

Hotel

The Majestic Hotel

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Santorini Volcano Tour

Leisure Time

Freely discover the myriad of beautiful sights at Santorini that you couldn’t make the time for. You can hire quadbikes or motorcycles from a local provider to make it to the black or white beach in the South, then the Archaeological Museum of Thera before a refreshing stop; shape your journey as per your wishes. Visit prehistoric settlements; beaches of colourful sand and water sports; quaint villages, wineries and more. Sample the fine Greek cuisine and delightful local wine with astounding views over the village to cement your memories of Santorini.

Hotel

The Majestic Hotel

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Ferry to Athens

Wake up to the beautiful Santorini for a final breakfast on the island. Transfer to the port and ferry back to Athens in comfort with a book at hand. Arriving in late afternoon, spend your personal leisure time wisely to cherish your favourite sites or explore new hidden gems of the capital. Embrace the lively culture and nightlife of Athens and prepare for the second leg of our trip over dinner. Savour the delicious local cuisine at a traditional Greek taverna with complimentary house wine, and commemorate your favourite moments from an incredible adventure with newly-made friends.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Group Dinner at a Greek Taverna

Depart for Nafplion

Indulge in a delectable Greek breakfast before embarking on a picturesque journey toward Corinth. Accompanied by your knowledgeable Tour guide, traverse the storied landscapes of the great Greek kingdom of Mycenae, discovering its wonders such as the Atreus Tomb, the iconic Lion Gate, and the renowned Agamemnon's Royal Palace. The day's crowning jewel awaits in Epidaurus, where you'll be captivated by the colossal ancient amphitheater. Still a venue for local performances, this amphitheater boasts exceptional acoustics. Marvel at the Sanctuary of Asclepius, whose serpent-entwined staff remains an enduring symbol of medicine. Moving on to Nafplion, a charming Venetian town, treat your taste buds to a wine-tasting expedition at a local winery in Nemea. Immerse yourself in the rich Greek wine culture, savoring the diverse flavors of regional wines and spirits. As the day concludes, return to Nafplion for a delightful dinner, followed by a restful night at the hotel, recharging for the next chapter of your enriching journey.

Hotel

Liberty Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Wine Tasting in Nemea, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Epidaurus

Depart for Olympia

Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast before delving into the charm of Nafplion on a guided city tour. Immerse yourself in the captivating history of the city's highlights, basking in the medieval ambiance of the old town. Traverse its picturesque streets as you absorb the rich tales that unfold at every corner. Embark on a scenic drive through the enchanting Arcadia Mountains, making your way towards ancient Olympia, the hallowed grounds where the inaugural Olympics took place in the 8th century BC. Allow the historical significance of this site to wash over you as you explore its remnants. As the evening descends, partake in a unique and heartwarming experience by joining a local family at their olive farm and vineyard. Indulge in a friendly dinner accompanied by the soulful strains of traditional music and dances. Immerse yourself in the spirit of "philoxenia," the ancient Greek custom of hospitality, as you savor freshly prepared local recipes. Let this evening be a celebration of shared moments and cultural exchange in the true spirit of Greek tradition.

Hotel

Europa Olympia Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at a Local Family Farm

Sightseeing Activities

Walking tour of Nafplion

Depart for Delphi

Commence your day with a delightful Greek breakfast before embarking on a journey into ancient history led by our local expert, accompanied by your Travel Director. Immerse yourself in the captivating tales of mythology and explore extraordinary sights, including the original Olympic Site and the majestic Temple of Hera and Zeus. As you travel along the charming coastline, arrive in the vibrant city of Patras, the regional capital of Western Greece. Crossing inland, you'll encounter the timeless glory and legends of Delphi, where we will spend the night. Take advantage of the opportunity to tailor your evening by making dinner plans at a local restaurant of your choosing. This allows you to fully embrace the enchanting ambiance of Delphi and make the most of this memorable visit to the ancient site.

Hotel

Kastalia Boutique Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Olympia
Sightseeing of Ancient Delphi

Depart for Kalambaka

Trace the footsteps of ancient Greeks in pursuit of the profound wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi, a figure of immense importance and influence in the classical world, renowned for offering counsel to those who sought it. Having served its realm for a millennium, the oracle stood as one of the most powerful women of ancient times. Delve deeper into history as you explore the remarkable ruins of the Temple of Apollo, adorned with statues commemorating athletes who participated in the Pythian Games in his honor. In the afternoon, embark on a scenic drive to reach the renowned site of Spartan defense, where King Leonidas led a valiant effort to thwart Persian invaders. Traverse the verdant fields of inland Greece, and continue your journey toward the charming village of Kalambaka, where the tales of ancient heroism and landscapes of historical significance converge.

Hotel

Divani Meteora Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Ancient Delphi

Depart for Athens

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the ethereal monasteries of Meteora, suspended beside colossal rock formations, creating a surreal and breathtaking sight as if defying gravity. Uncover the marvels of this UNESCO World Heritage site in the company of an expert local guide, exploring the Eastern Orthodox monasteries that add an extra layer of mystique to the landscape. As we embark on a leisurely and scenic drive across the picturesque Greek mainland en route to Athens, we make a stop to check into our hotel for a brief freshening up. Anticipate a memorable and heartfelt farewell dinner, where the flavors of local cuisine take center stage at a traditional Greek taverna. Indulge in the culinary delights complemented by complimentary house wine, creating the perfect setting to reflect on and celebrate your favorite moments from this incredible adventure, surrounded by newfound friends.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Group Farewell Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Meteora

Goodbye

Our marvellous Greece adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Make sure to bid farewell to newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include premium services such as 5-star accommodation, modern comfortable transportation, incredible sights & all entrance fees, breakfasts & most dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 & 4 Star Hotels

Accommodation in comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Comfortable Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or minibus, ferry from Athens to Mykonos, from Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Athens.

Most Dinners

14 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners.

Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Find more details below and in the itinerary.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Athens

Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural center of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a city with a heady mix of history and edginess.

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Athens

A 5 star contemporary accommodation offering unique views over Acropolis. The hotel is equipped with a rooftop swimming pool, a SPA and wellness center, a fitness center and modern-design spacious rooms.

Nimbus Hotel

Mykonos

This luxurious hotel with a minimalist yet elegant design offers you a unique experience in the dazzling island of Mykonos. Take a drink at the pool bar and savour the Eagean way of living.

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Mykonos

A luxury hotel with charming island architecture offering the guests an outdoor swimming pool, an onsite restaurant & bar, a fitness center and modern design rooms with tea/ coffee maker, minibar and flat screen tv.

The Majestic Hotel

Santorini

A splendid accommodation with a perfect location, offering rooms with balcony, 2 fresh water swimming pools & 1 heated pool, a wellness center including a sauna & Turkish hammam, and a fitness room.

Splendour Resort Hotel

Santorini

Situated in the scenic Firostefani, Splendour Resort offers elegant 5-star accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea. Nestled into hillside, the hotel blends in magically with its Cycladic surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of the east side of the island.

Liberty Hotel

Nafplio

An elegant hotel with a perfect location & beautiful view, offering rooms equipped with flat screen tv, electric kettle and balcony. Hotel services include a restaurant & bar.

Europa Olympia Hotel

Olympia

Located on the top of the Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, this charming hotel will be an escape from the rest of the world. You can take a drink & relax at the pool bar and savour the spectacular view of the Arcadian Mountains.

Kastalia Boutique Hotel

Delphi

Situated in the charming village of Delphi, Kastalia Boutique Hotel offers a comfortable stay to its guests. While taking your coffee at the open-air terrace, you will witness the breath-taking views of the valley.

Divani Meteora Hotel

Meteora

The 5 star hotel offers a luxurious escape in the heart of Kalambaka with great Greek hospitality. The hotel features an outdoor pool from where you will have access to spectacular view the Meteora rocks.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
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TWIN ROOM
SOLO ROOM

TWIN ROOM

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$5554

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$8887

TWIN ROOM

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$6068

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$10316

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5668

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9069

TWIN ROOM

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$5782

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9252

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5703

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9125

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5650

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9040

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5650

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9040

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5387

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$8619

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5554

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$8887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5554

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$8887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5668

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9069

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5668

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9069

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5668

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9069

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5782

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9252

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5782

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9252

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5782

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9252

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5782

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9252

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5782

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9252

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5703

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9125

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5703

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9125

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$5650

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$9040

HIGHLIGHTS

Home to unparalleled cultural heritage, Greece presents stunning monuments and charming villages, legendary mythology and beautiful nature whether discovering the or the islands.
Athens
Athens

You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

Delphi
Delphi

Epidavros
Epidavros

Explore Ancient Epidaurus, an experience through the history of Greece with breaks at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus and museums.

Kalambaka
Kalambaka

Kalambaka is a small town in Greece, built on the feet of the Meteora.

Mykonos
Mykonos

Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!

Nafplion
Nafplion

Nafplion is a beauty, maybe the most romantic place in Greece. It was captured by many civilizations. And each of them left a mark from their cultures, Ottoman fountains, Venetian buildings, Ancient walls, medieval castles are now attracting people from all around the world.

Santorini
Santorini

The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.