10 or 14 days
Athens, Delphi region, Meteora region, Thessaloniki, extension to Crete Island

Welcome to Greece—a country of historical heroes, mythological legends, and iconic landscapes.

Your epic saga begins in Athens, a city as beautiful as it is old. Then, escape the city to Delphi, where Alexander the Great asked the oracle of Apollo who would be the fairest conqueror of them all (spoiler: it was him). Explore the undiscovered capital of northern Greece, marvel at the snowcapped peaks of Mt. Olympus, and eat feta everywhere in between. This is Greece. This is history come to life.

Due to national and/or religious holidays, some sites may be closed and your itinerary may be modified on the following dates in 2023: March 25 and April 16. These dates fluctuate each year; please contact us for more information on your specific tour and date.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ancient Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum, home to ancient ruins and prehistoric artifacts

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka District
    • Athenian Trilogy
  • Day 4: Athens • Delphi

    Travel to the Delphi region

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Temple of Apollo, where Alexander the Great once asked the oracle if he would conquer the ancient world

    Visit the Delphi Museum
  • Day 5: Delphi • Thermopylae • Meteora region

    Travel via Thermopylae to the Meteora region

    Stretch your legs at the battle site of Thermopylae, and strike your best Spartan pose for a photo

    Visit a Meteora monastery, a town suspended in the "middle of the sky"

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

  • Day 6: Meteora region • Thessaloniki

    Travel via Dion to Thessaloniki

    Stop in the traditional Greek village of Litochoro and enjoy famously awesome views of Mt. Olympus as you travel to Dion

    Take a guided tour of Dion

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Visit the Archaeological Park and Museum of Dion
    • See the remains of an ancient sanctuary dedicated to Zeus
  • Day 7: Thessaloniki

    Take a guided tour of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city and hip northern capital

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Agora, the political and public center of ancient Thessaloniki
    • White Tower, a waterfront monument and museum
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cooking Class in Thessaloniki

    Cooking Class in Thessaloniki

    No other country blends land and sea in its cooking quite like Greece, and this is your chance to learn a few mouth-watering essentials. From olives to orzo, lemons to lamb, you’ll be introduced to Mediterranean techniques and flavors. And when your class is complete, you’ll get to dive in and enjoy your finished product. 

  • Day 8: Thessaloniki

    Take a guided tour of Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, and Vergina

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Archaeological Museum of Pella
    • Museum of Royal Tombs, including the tomb of Alexander's father, Philip II

    Museum of Royal Tombs

  • Day 9: Thessaloniki • Athens

    Travel via Platamonas to Athens

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

    Greek evening

    Friends, feta, and fresh Mediterranean flavors—opa! Stuff yourself like an olive during a traditional Greek dinner. Then, link arms for a night of music, dancing, and smashing plates. This time-honored tradition brings Greece’s theatrical culture to life in all the best ways. 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Athens • Heraklion

    Fly to Heraklion on the island of Crete

    Take a guided tour of Heraklion

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Knossos Palace
    • Heraklion Archaeological Museum

    Take a walking tour of Heraklion

  • Day 11: Agios Nikolaos • Spinalonga island

    Take a day trip to Agios Nikolaos

    Enjoy a short, scenic boat ride from Agios Nikolaos to Spinalonga Island, where you will:

    • Learn the history of the former leper colony
    • Admire the old Venetian fortress
    • Explore the island's other paths and historical buildings
  • Day 12: Heraklion • Rethymno • Chania

    Take a walking tour of the old port city of Rethymno

    Enjoy Rethymno during free time

    Take a walking tour of Chania

  • Day 13: Chania • Athens

    Explore Chania during free time

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ancient Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum, home to ancient ruins and prehistoric artifacts

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka District
    • Athenian Trilogy
  • Day 4: Athens • Delphi

    Travel to the Delphi region

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Temple of Apollo, where Alexander the Great once asked the oracle if he would conquer the ancient world

    Visit the Delphi Museum
  • Day 5: Delphi • Thermopylae • Meteora region

    Travel via Thermopylae to the Meteora region

    Stretch your legs at the battle site of Thermopylae, and strike your best Spartan pose for a photo

    Visit a Meteora monastery, a town suspended in the "middle of the sky"

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

  • Day 6: Meteora region • Thessaloniki

    Travel via Dion to Thessaloniki

    Stop in the traditional Greek village of Litochoro and enjoy famously awesome views of Mt. Olympus as you travel to Dion

    Take a guided tour of Dion

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Visit the Archaeological Park and Museum of Dion
    • See the remains of an ancient sanctuary dedicated to Zeus
  • Day 7: Thessaloniki

    Take a guided tour of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city and hip northern capital

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Agora, the political and public center of ancient Thessaloniki
    • White Tower, a waterfront monument and museum
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cooking Class in Thessaloniki

    Cooking Class in Thessaloniki

    No other country blends land and sea in its cooking quite like Greece, and this is your chance to learn a few mouth-watering essentials. From olives to orzo, lemons to lamb, you’ll be introduced to Mediterranean techniques and flavors. And when your class is complete, you’ll get to dive in and enjoy your finished product. 

  • Day 8: Thessaloniki

    Take a guided tour of Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, and Vergina

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Archaeological Museum of Pella
    • Museum of Royal Tombs, including the tomb of Alexander's father, Philip II

    Museum of Royal Tombs

  • Day 9: Thessaloniki • Athens

    Travel via Platamonas to Athens

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

    Greek evening

    Friends, feta, and fresh Mediterranean flavors—opa! Stuff yourself like an olive during a traditional Greek dinner. Then, link arms for a night of music, dancing, and smashing plates. This time-honored tradition brings Greece’s theatrical culture to life in all the best ways. 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 10: Athens • Heraklion

    Fly to Heraklion on the island of Crete

    Take a guided tour of Heraklion

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Knossos Palace
    • Heraklion Archaeological Museum

    Take a walking tour of Heraklion

  • Day 11: Agios Nikolaos • Spinalonga island

    Take a day trip to Agios Nikolaos

    Enjoy a short, scenic boat ride from Agios Nikolaos to Spinalonga Island, where you will:

    • Learn the history of the former leper colony
    • Admire the old Venetian fortress
    • Explore the island's other paths and historical buildings
  • Day 12: Heraklion • Rethymno • Chania

    Take a walking tour of the old port city of Rethymno

    Enjoy Rethymno during free time

    Take a walking tour of Chania

  • Day 13: Chania • Athens

    Explore Chania during free time

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach (2 internal flights with extension)

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (12 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    5 sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides (6 with extension); 1 walking tour led by your Tour Director (5 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Acropolis; Delphi archaeological site; Delphi Museum; Meteora Monastery; Archaeological Park of Dion; Archaeological Museum of Dion; Archaeological Museum of Pella; Museum of Royal Tombs in Vergina (with extension: Knossos Palace; Heraklion Archaeological Museum; boat cruise to Spinalonga Island)

  • 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.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    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

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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