Are You Tired of Crowded Tour Buses, Compulsory Activities That Aren't What You Want, and Rushing Through Six Countries in Twelve Days??
Join us on our 14 Day Small Group Private Escorted Tour and Experience the Real Greece
Apply now to join our small exclusive private tour party of just six people and discover the real Greece over two weeks of some of the Mediterraneans best weather.
Enjoy the finest of Greek food and drink while we soak in the surrounds of both mainland Greece and the islands of Poros, Hydra and world famous Santorini.
Our small tour party will ‘live like a local’ enjoying gorgeous private home and villa accommodation and off the beaten track experiences with real Greeks who are proud to show us their country.
The tour includes Santorini, Hydra, Poros, along with Meteora, Ancient Olympia, the Peloponnese Peninsula and Athens.
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Day 1 Athens
After our tour briefing, we will discover Athens by foot.This will give you a great overview of the city. This will include the Panathenaic Stadium, Hadrian’s Arch, The Temple of Zeus, Plaka District, Changing of the guards at Parliament and the Roman Agora
Day 3 Meteora
Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site consisting of six working monasteries perched precariously on surrounding mountain tops. We’ll visit the monasteries in the morning. After lunch there is the option of a winery tour or you can relax in town. We’ll head back up the mountain later to capture some spectacular sunset shots
Day 5 Nafplion
A day to take in the sights of the former capital Nafplion, including the old town quarter. Options include climbing the 999 steps to the Palamidis fortress, completing the peninsula walk (if you’re lucky you’ll hear the monks chanting), having a swim on the back bay or for those who enjoy a tipple there is a visit a local ouzo factory.
Day 7 Nafplion
A day to take in the sights and enjoy more of Nafplion. Those interested can be dropped off at the nearby seaside village of Tolo for a swim. If you havent had your fix of history the historical ruins of Mycenae are also nearby. Why not catch the ferry boat out to the little church in the harbour or just sit in one of the cafes in the square or on the waterfront and watch the world go by. The choices are yours!
Day 9 Hydra
A day trip to the unique island of Hydra is on todays itinerary. The short 30 minute ferry ride uncovers a unique Greece where cars are not allowed and donkeys are a key means of transportation. The adventurous can enjoy a trek, climb the backstreets for stunning views or swim at one of the many bays. Shoppers will not be disappointed.
Day 11 Poros – Santorini
We’ll depart today from Poros stopping at the seaside spa town of Methoni for a quick dip in the ocean mineral waters before heading to Athens airport for our one hour flight to Santorini. Once checked in we’ll head into Fira for your first glimpse of one of the worlds most iconic sunsets
Day 13 Santorini
Today you’re free to explore Fira and Oia at your leisure. Its the perfect time to catch up on some shopping, view the island from the Caldera, relax at Black Beach, visit a winery or spend more time drinking in the breathtaking views of one of the worlds most iconic spots
Day 2 Athens – Meteora
We start the day with a visit to the Acropolis, one of the
most iconic sights in the world. At 11am we will see the weekly Changing of the Guard parade at Syntagma Square. After a quick bite to eat we grab our transportation before heading to Meteora.
Day 4 Meteora – Nafplion
One of our few days of longer travel. On our
way, we will visit the Corinth Canal. Finally
completed in 1893 this engineering masterpiece connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean
Sea. We may even get the chance to watch a boat go through! Tonight we arrive in Nafplion
Day 6 Nafplion (Optional Day trip to Olympia)
Visit the birthplace of the Olympics over 2000 years ago and where the Olympic torch is lit every four years. See the remains of temples and buildings and see many of the uncovered findings at the archaeological museum on site. We’ll journey via the village of Lagkadia
Day 8 Nafplion – Poros
Today we take the short journey to our next stay, the island of Poros. Our journey takes in the ruins of Epidavros with its famed amphitheatre which is still used for concerts today, check out the acoustics first hand if you enjoy a sing! The drive to Poros is especially beautiful winding its way around the Greek coast. We will arrive at our accommodation early afternoon and can relax with drinks from our balcony
Day 10 Poros
Explore Poros with its shops, cafes and bars or grab a bicycle if you’re feeling energetic and explore the mainland side. Activities such as sailing and horseriding can be arranged. Sunworshippers can be dropped at one of the many swimming spots. The brave can try out Greek dancing with the less brave watching on!
Day 12 Santorini
Time to explore Santorini in more detail. Keen walkers will be up early for the magnificent caldera walk from Fira to Oia. Those preferring a more gentle pace can meet up that evening at our special sunset bar location well away from the hoards of photographers watching on from nearby.
Day 14 Santorini
Sadly our tour ends today but you are now free to make your own plans. Why not extend your stay or head to one of the other Greek islands by plane or ferry. Santorini’s international airport awaits to whisk you to Europe, Africa or anywhere else you decide you want to go!
Who This Tour Will Suit
- Couples 45 plus. Our bedding configuration doesnt lend itself easily to single travelers unfortunately.
- Mobile travellers. Our tour does have a number of walks and stair climbing will be required. A minimum level of fitness is essential
- A love of people. Although there will be opportunities to explore on your own the beauty is the dynamics of our small group
- A relaxed fun-loving attitude to travel. please note that this trip is about experiencing the real Greece…warts and all. Not everything runs on time. This will suit people who enjoy cooking with friends as much as eating out and aren’t seeking a five star experience
What You'll Get Included
- 13 Nights accommodation in 4 star luxury.
- Daily breakfast (all other meals at travellers expense)
- Flight from Athens to Santorini
- A SIM card for internet access during your time
- Airport pick up Athens
- Land transfers via van on Greek mainland
- Return ferry fee to Hydra
- Land transfers Santorini
- Your choice of activities (all entrance fees and activities are at extra cost)