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Top Greece Attractions

Acropolis of Athens

Temple of Zeus

Parthenon

Meteora

Plaka

Olympia 

Aristotelous Square

Greek Islands

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Culture and Adventure Tours

Hiking and Walking Tours

Sailing on the Aegean Sea

Ancient History Tours

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Classic Greece Itineraries

Greece in 1 Week - mainland

If you have just a week to spend in Greece, you’ll need to decide whether you want to spend it mostly on the mainland or mostly on the islands (Greece has more than a thousand of them).

The good news is that if you’re mostly on the mainland, you can still tour one or more nearby islands. And if you’re focusing more on an islands tour, you can still see some of Athens, where most international air travelers arrive.

Day 1-2, Athens: Acropolis complex, including Temple of Athena Nike, Propylea, and the Parthenon. Enjoy an afternoon wandering through the relaxed city of Plaka.

Day 3, Nafplion: Visit this seaport town, the original Greek capital.

Day 4-5, Olympia: Temple of Vasses, the Peloponnese, Olympia ancient temple complex.

Day 6, Delphi: Temple of Apollo, Charioteer of Delphi, Archaeological Museum.

Day 7, Meteora: Modiano Market, Kalambaka, hike among ancient monasteries.

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Greek Islands in 1 Week - islands

Day 1, Mykanos: Start your journey on popular “party island” Mykanos. Visit island sights such as Church of Panagia Paraportiani, or take a day trip to historical Delos.

Day 2-5, Cyclades: Embark upon a sailing adventures around some of the most picturesque Greek Islands including Andros, Ios, Tinos, Kea, and Naxos.

Attractions on the Islands: Cycladic and Aegean architecture, ancient Minoan Settlement, Gavros Tower, Portara and the Temple of Apollo.

Day 6-7, Santorini: End your tour in beautiful Santorini, with it’s picturesque white buildings and stunning views of the Mediterranean. Take a walking tour through the winding streets and learn about the Greek mythology inspired by many of the sites you passed on the water.

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Mainland Greece and Islands Tour in 2 Weeks

Day 1-2, Athens: Acropolis complex, including Temple of Athena Nike, Propylea, and the Parthenon. Enjoy an afternoon wandering through the relaxed city of Plaka.

Day 3-4, Mykonos and Delos: see the Mykonos windmills, and enjoy the famed nightlife; explore classical ruins on Delos

Day 5-6, Santorini: Enjoy the stunning postcard views, whitewashed villages, hiking, and history.

Day 7, Crete: Turkish and Venetian architecture, both ancient and modern.

Day 8-9, Delphi: Return to the mainland and visit Delphi where more impressive classical ruins await, including the Temple of Apollo.

Day 10, Corinth: See the canal connecting the Mediterranean and Aegean, explore the island’s beaches and ancient ruins.

Day 11-12, Meteora: Modiano Market, Kalambaka, hike among ancient monasteries such as Roussanou Monastery.

Day 13-14, Athens: Back in Athens, take a side trip to Cape Sounion or Poros

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95% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 597 Great 133 Average 21 Disappointing 12 Terrible 19
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4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.6

KC

Recommends

The tour was a great way to see Greece July 2019

4.0

Best of Greece - 10 Days

It was a good mix of structured, guided daily tours and free time when on the Greek islands. Loved the locations of our hotels on Mykonos and Santorini. Both locations were on the beach and away from the really crowded craziness of the main towns yet still easy enough to access if we wanted to. The location in Athens was a little out of the way from the main centre especially the Plaka and we felt like we lost a night in Athens due to that location and the timing of being dropped off after the 2 day tour to Meteora. Otherwise, all transfers were on time and went according to schedule. Our guide was there to meet us on the first day and provided us with contact information in case we had questions and a detailed itinerary. He was easily accessible and made us feel like we were well taken care of. Overall, great vacation and I would recommend it to my friends. Read more

Operator On The Go Tours

EM

Recommends

The tour and tour guide were excellent July 2019

5.0

Wonders of Ancient Greece - 7 Days

The tour guide spoke clearly and mentioned a lot of interesting things. I loved the scenery and the way we could see it. The tour actually made me want to stay longer on vacation in Greece and I would if I could.

I also have to say this, our driver was absolutely excellent.
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Operator On The Go Tours

J

Does Not Recommend

Sail in Greece SUCKS June 2019

1.0

YOLO CRUISE - Mykonos to Santorini

Here is a May 2019 review. I would not recommend this tour to anyone. Our group of 10 emailed the company post-tour explaining our dissatisfaction with the whole week, and they are taking absolutely no ownership of any issues. We asked for reimbursement/compensation. It was declined. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that because the reviews are conflicting, that they have pulled their socks up and improved recently. The more reviews I read, the more I notice many reviews are suspiciously vague and too positive. I suspect those reviews might be fake.

My main issues are with the safety and cleanliness of the boat. There are absolutely no safety briefings as you board the ship and a lot of my group did not know where the life jackets were. This became relevant when we had awful weather that was throwing the boat around as if it was nothing, breaking the anchor/chain. The crew were telling us that it was quite normal to have rough seas but if that is the case, it makes sense to prepare the group for the possibility. We had to sail for 8 hours in the night and we all had no idea what to expect or do. Things were smashing, broken glass everywhere, you could not stand or even sit without being thrown out of your seat. Communication from the crew was poor especially that night and would not have happened without our insistence.

The boat stinks. I absolutely refuse to believe that sailing boats normally smell like this. Vomit from seasickness and other human waste fermenting presumably in a septic tank is not something I had ever smelt before and hope never to smell again. This smell comes up through all the drains so it’s inescapable. The toilets were flushing with brown pooey water. Often you would find someone else’s poo in your toilet having made its way around all the pipes of the ship. It's horrifying. Oh, also I had a ‘functioning’ toilet. Half the ship did not so some of the group were literally holding in their poo until they got to land, so as not to make a big unflushable pile and make the smell worse. I didn’t know this until our final night on the boat. Many people bring the smell up when they review this tour and Sail In Greece state ‘no issues were reported by our staff’ every time. But based on what I saw, I doubt the crew are doing a daily updated check in with head office. For example: no toilet paper is allowed to go down the toilet, which is fair, but we were told the bins would be changed each day. My bin was changed once in 7 days. I doubt that if they give that few fucks about the cleanliness of the cabin bathrooms that they are doing daily quality assurance and reporting back on it. Oh and my ‘freshly made’ bed had a top blanket which had some crusty white stuff on it.

Things described on the itinerary are not likely to happen. Our itinerary described free ouzo, a night of unlimited cocktails, a private boat party with DJ. When we enquired about this, our tour guide had absolutely no idea. Because Niko was such a lovely guy I am reluctant to throw him under the bus but he is employed by the company and he should also be familiar with what has been quoted on the itinerary. Sail in Greece replied to our email saying "at no point did we say drinks are provided" but it absolutely read like that, otherwise we would not have expected it. For 10 separate people to interpret a statement the same way, you've used misleading words.

Sail In Greece have this disclaimer: ‘the itinerary is subject to change at the captains discretion or due to unforeseen circumstances’ but I think they use this to cover themselves to change things on a whim, things that are completely within their control. We are reasonable enough to understand that the weather can be unpredictable. But we lost two full days of activities and time on the islands due to a administration problems with them needing to get a new captain? It's frustrating beyond belief to be ready waiting to go and the crew can't tell you what is happening. And being stuck on the boat literally all day.

It was an absolute shitshow and if you read all that I am glad because it probably means you were quite seriously considering this trip. Don’t book with Sail In Greece.
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T

Does Not Recommend

DO NOT BOOK WITH SAIL IN GREECE. June 2019

1.0

Yolo Yachting - Mykonos to Santorini

"Itinerary" and "inclusions" are completely irrelevant. We were promised a DJ, unlimited cocktails, free shots of ouzo, beach parties, boat parties. They did not deliver on ANY of these promises. The biggest joke was the "unlimited cocktails" which they explained on the boat meant we could bring unlimited alcohol on the boat (that we purchase ourselves).

Our first captain who brought his feral dog on board (who pooped on the deck and bit the guests) was kicked off after 2 days and replaced with another captain. The two captains needed an entire day to figure out the transition and left us on the boat with ZERO communication about what was happening.

We all got off the boat a day early after the Captain snapped an anchor and we floated seemingly aimlessly in the water while everything came crashing down from the walls/shelves as the boat rocked violently from side to side. The crew were running around frantically, crockery and glass was smashed everywhere, we all thought the boat was going to sink and we hadn't been briefed on any safety procedures and had no clue where the life jackets were.

This YOLO cruise was absolute chaos, Sail in Greece refused to acknowledge our complaints and have really shown themselves to be total scam artists.
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Operator Sail in Greece

JK

Recommends

Looking at different options what would… June 2019

3.0

ACIS Company reviews

Looking at different options what would a 9 day trip to Spain cost from us with about 20 students

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Operator ACIS

B

Does Not Recommend

DO NOT TRAVEL WITH EF ULTIMATE BREAK May 2019

1.0

The Greek Islands

DO NOT TRAVEL WITH EF ULTIMATE BREAK. They do not value returning customers, they will not help you if your trip goes awry. I am really disappointed in this agency and how they handled my request for a partial refund for my trip due to things I missed because of their negligence. I just went on the Greek island getaway tour with them and spent $3000 to not get to visit the Parthenon and the acropolis when that was one of the most important things I was looking forward to. I tried to plan it on my own around the itinerary but was reassured we would visit it and we didn’t. Their customer service is awful and they don’t care whether you’ve been a customer for years. The whole trip was a disaster and they do not show any empathy for you. If you want to visit Greece you are better off planning it yourself. Don’t book with them. Read more

Operator EF College Break (EF Ultimate Break)

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