9 or 12 days
Greece

What is it like to live in a country where classical mythology and ancient history still have a presence in everyday life?

In the capital of Athens, namesake of the goddess Athena, walk in the footsteps of ancient Greeks at the Acropolis - and in the footsteps of current residents in the Plaka district. In Delphi, Epidaurus and Cape Sounion, learn how an old belief in mythological figures still influences medicine, politics and philosophy.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport  

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum
  • Day 4: Athens

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Set sail through the islands of the Saronic Gulf! Your first stop is the island of Aegina, home to the best pistachios in Greece. Then it’s on to Poros, whose Historic Clock is visible from all over town. Finally, stop at Hydra, full of red-tiled houses and narrow stone-paved alleys. Your cruise includes lunch, and you may have time for swimming before returning to port mid-evening.
  • Day 5: Athens • Corinth • Argolida

    Travel via Corinth to Argolida

    See the Corinth Canal

    Tour Cape Sounion with an expert local guide

  • Day 6: Argolida • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Olympia

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Olympia

    Tour Epidaurus and Mycenae with an expert local guide

    Participate in a pottery workshop 

  • Day 7: Olympia • Delphi

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia 

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Visit the Museum of Archimedes

    Travel to Delphi

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 

    Travel to Athens

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek evening

    Greek evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands

    (You may pre-book shore excursion packages for two or three islands)

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island optional shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos and Knossos Palace in Crete.

           In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

           While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Your three-island optional shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos, Knossos Palace in Crete, and Oia Village in Santorini.

          In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

          While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

          In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport  

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum
  • Day 4: Athens

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Set sail through the islands of the Saronic Gulf! Your first stop is the island of Aegina, home to the best pistachios in Greece. Then it’s on to Poros, whose Historic Clock is visible from all over town. Finally, stop at Hydra, full of red-tiled houses and narrow stone-paved alleys. Your cruise includes lunch, and you may have time for swimming before returning to port mid-evening.
  • Day 5: Athens • Corinth • Argolida

    Travel via Corinth to Argolida

    See the Corinth Canal

    Tour Cape Sounion with an expert local guide

  • Day 6: Argolida • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Olympia

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Olympia

    Tour Epidaurus and Mycenae with an expert local guide

    Participate in a pottery workshop 

  • Day 7: Olympia • Delphi

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia 

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Visit the Museum of Archimedes

    Travel to Delphi

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 

    Travel to Athens

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek evening

    Greek evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands

    (You may pre-book shore excursion packages for two or three islands)

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island optional shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos and Knossos Palace in Crete.

           In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

           While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Your three-island optional shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos, Knossos Palace in Crete, and Oia Village in Santorini.

          In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

          While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

          In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; 3-day Greek island cruise with extension

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 3 nights cabin accommodations with extension

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily (3 meals daily during cruise extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Acropolis; Acropolis Museum; Delphi site; Delphi Museum; Olympia site; Olympia museum; Epidaurus; Mycenae; Pottery workshop; Temple of Poseidon

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

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