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Published Jan 4, 2022
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Bask in the magic, epic history, and Mediterranean sunshine that have made Greece a desired destination among travelers for centuries. This unforgettable haven offers an abundance of ancient archeological treasures, picturesque, sun-splashed islands, fast-paced urban centers, and enticing cuisine. The balmy climate and the friendly locals add extra pleasures, making Greece among the best-loved destinations for travelers.
 
 
Sights of Greece
 
From marbled ruins and whitewashed buildings to the postcard-worthy landscapes and stunning seascapes, there's no shortage of breathtaking scenery found throughout Greece. Gaze upon the towering Monasteries of Meteora perched precariously atop ancient boulders overlooking the distant valleys and villages below. Admire the iconic Cycladic homes and sky-blue domes contrasting beautifully against the ocean's cerulean hues. Explore the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and the many Doric columns and glittering marble monuments that dominate Athens' skyline. Go beyond to discover rolling mountains, lush greenery, and expansive coastlines; a nature lover's heaven on Earth.
 
 
Flavors of Greece
 
Taste your way through this appetizing country full of bright flavors, mouth-watering sweets, and seafood fresh from the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. Savor the creamy texture of delicious feta cheese paired with crisp tomatoes, olives, and cucumbers found in a traditional Greek salad, a must-have with almost every meal. Satisfy your taste buds with spanakopita, little pockets of spinach and feta baked until golden crispy perfection, and dive into moussaka, a dish so irresistible, it has become a popular food around the world. Top off your savory culinary experience with a warm cup of ellinikos, Greek coffee, paired with a delectable dessert of baklava, a flaky crusted pastry saturated with sweet syrup, or the sinfully-indulgent galatoboureko, a traditional custard-filled pastry.
 
 
Sounds of Greece
 
Close your eyes and let the sounds heard throughout Greece captivate you, from the harmonious chimes that float through the air from the many churches to the ocean's waves crashing against the shoreline. Listen for the continuous steps of locals and mules' hooves clattering along the winding walkways set against steep cliffs. In the summer, let the sweet melody of cicadas serenade you through the evening.
 
Athens & 3 Day Greek Isles Cruise
 
 
Ancient Athens, then a 3 day cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini & Crete; independent adventure with flights & hotel included. Optional Classical Greece extension.
 
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$2449
  
$1949
  
8
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per person, double occupancy*
 
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Athens & 4 Day Greek Isles Cruise
 
 
Athens, then a 4 day cruise to Mykonos, Kuşadası & Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini & Crete; travel on your own with flights & hotel included. Optional Classical Greece extension.
 
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$2699
  
$2199
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Athens & 7 Day Greek Isles Cruise
 
 
Athens, then a 7 day cruise of the Greek Isles plus Kusadasi for Ephesus; independent travel with flights & hotel included. Optional Classical Greece extension.
 
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FROM
 
$3549
  
$3049
  
12
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DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Athens & 7 Day Three Continents Cruise
 
 
Athens, then voyage to 3 continents: Asia, Europe & Africa. Visit Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Rhodes & Turkey; independent travel with flights & hotel
 
$3199
  
$2799
  
12
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DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Adventure
 
 
The ancient capital of Athens, then 2 of the magical Greek Isles: Mykonos & Santorini; travel independently with flights, hotel & ferry included.
 
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$2999
  
$2499
  
10
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DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Athens, Naxos & Santorini Adventure
 
 
The ancient capital of Athens, then 2 of the magical Greek Isles: Naxos & Santorini; travel independently with flights, hotel & ferry included.
 
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$2699
  
$2199
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
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DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Athens, Paros & Naxos Adventure
 
 
The ancient capital of Athens, then 2 of the magical Greek Isles: Paros & Naxos; travel independently with flights, hotel & ferry included.
 
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FROM
 
$2599
  
$2099
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Best of Classical Greece
 
 
Historic Thessaloniki, Vergina, Kalambaka, and Delphi with ancient capital of Athens. Optional day cruise to the Saronic Islands
 
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FROM
 
$2999
  
$2399
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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