Greece Small Group Tour
Greece (Greek: Ελλάς, Hellas) is located in sun-drenched southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula. It has extensive coastlines and hundreds of inhabited islands in the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and Mediterranean Sea. Greece is famous for giving birth to democracy, for its ancient culture that has had a significant influence on the world, and for its mountainous mainland and the blue waters of its idyllic island beaches.
Ancient Greece laid the foundation for many of the empires that followed. As we know, the Romans imitated Greek engineering and architecture. In addition, Greece gave the world great literature and thought via its playwrights, historians, and philosophers. Ancient Greece also made major contributions to the sciences, notably via Pythagoras and Archimedes.
On this fully escorted guided tour, we visit various destinations in Greece with our Program Leader and tour guide and wonder at what remains of its ancient civilisation whilst exploring its ancient ruins, monuments, and natural beauty. On our excursions, we will also sample the best of Greek cuisine.
Greece Small Group Tour Highlights & Itinerary
On our trip to Greece, we explore the birth of Western civilisation and mythology. As such, we experience first-hand the icons and heritage of Ancient Greece. This guided tour of Greece is fully escorted, with a program leader for the duration. Together, we draw on the knowledge of local experts and historians to understand the historic townships we visit. In doing so, we deepen our knowledge of the culture and heritage of modern Greece.
During the 22 days of our educational sightseeing tour, we stop in 9 different locations, staying between 1 to 4 nights in each. The small group tour commences in Athens. Several of these locations go well beyond the usual tourist route. As such, we will have the chance to explore areas where few other tourists venture on their Greek vacation. This is particularly true of the Kalamata region.
This journey also takes travellers into the mountainous interior and the rugged coastline of the Peloponnese. Here, we see the diversity of the Greek isles. We experience the fertile Ionian island of Corfu, with its rugged mountains. Afterwards, we take in the rocky sun-drenched island of Mykonos. Finally, the group visits the Island of Delos in the Aegean. In addition, we also visit the ancient cities of Corinth, Delphi, and Olympia. Each of these is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protected for their cultural value. There will also be ample time in Athens to discover the ancient Acropolis and Acropolis museum, as well as the Parthenon.
You can learn more about Greece with Odyssey's country profile, where all other tour departures are listed as well. For more details on this tour, click the ‘Top 5’ or ‘Itinerary’ buttons above! If you’re keen to experience this tour, please call or send an email. Or, to book, simply fill in the form on the right hand side of this page.
You may also wish to visit these external links on Greece to extend your knowledge and understanding:
- Is the Greek financial crisis over at last? - The Economist explains
- Syntagma Square - Athens Survival Guide
- Biggest Cities In Greece - WorldAtlas.com
- Group size is limited to a maximum of 18 participants.