Greece – The Greek Mythology

  • 15 Days , 8 Cities
  • From $3,250
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The gods, goddesses, heroes, and rituals of Ancient Greeks are the set of stories of Greek Mythology, and the most popular figures in Greek Gods like Zeus, Hera and Athena, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Titans like Atlas. This trip to Greece and discover its striking mural, rich culture, and fascinating mythology!
Countries Visited Greece
Places Visited Athens, Sounion, Delphi, Mykines, Naxos, Heraklion, Chania
Suggested Duration 15 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Athens!

    Welcome to the destination of your dreams: Greece, and more specifically, the historical city of Athens! Once you reach the Athens International Airport, be safe knowing that your driver will be waiting for you with a big sign in his hands to welcome you and take you to your accommodation to relax and rest after your overseas flight.

    Overnight in Athens.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Athens - Take over the highlights of Athens

    Today, after breakfast, you'll be ready to take over the highlights of Athens in a 3-hour walk tour across the popular neighborhoods of Syntagma, Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psyrri, where your local guide will narrate spell-binding stories of the city before arriving at a traditional Greek tavern. There, you will have the opportunity to try some cult-classic Greek delicacies and local wine; your Greek trip is off to a good start!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    Sounion - Explore the myths of the Acropolis

    Explore the myths of the Acropolis and enjoy a sunset at Cape Sounion Mythology tour of Acropolis and Acropolis Museum & Sounio trip.

    Seize the day early in the morning with a tour of the Athens' trademark, the Acropolis Hill, where the infamous battle between Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, the god of the sea, took place for the naming of the city. Your licensed guide will share an insight into Greek Mythology, narrating fascinating tales regarding the site. After descending the sacred rock, you'll reach the modern Acropolis Museum nearby. Let your eyes feast upon thousands of exhibits brought to light from the Acropolis excavations, and marvel at the Parthenon gallery displaying the metopes that depict various mythological scenes. Following a lunch break and some free time, it's time for your drive to Cape Sounion through the picturesque Athens Riviera. You can even opt for a one-hour stop at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center or Lake Vouliagmeni for a swim. Once you reach Sounion, you'll stand before the impressive Temple of Poseidon and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic sea view it offers. Witness one of the legendary Sounio sunsets before heading back to your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Athens - Visit the birthplace of Democracy

    Ancient Agora of Athens & Plaka neighborhood walking tour.

    On the third day of your mythical adventure, you will leave no stone unturned in the Ancient Agora, the beating heart of ancient Greece and the place where democracy was born. Visit all significant monuments on the site, including the Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaestus, the god of fire and metalworking. At the same time, your expert guide helps you understand the everyday life of ancient Athenians and reveal myth and legends still popular among the locals to this day. Of course, no Ancient Agora visit would be complete without a walk on the Panathenaic Way, where the Panathenaic Festival parade took place in honor of the goddess Athena! After that, enjoy a stroll in the Plaka area, the ''neighborhood of the Gods'' and explore the island-like Anafiotika.

    The rest of the day will be free for you to explore the city on your own or even indulge in a dive on one of the excellent Athenian beaches nearby!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Athens - Marvel at the legendary Oracle of Delphi

    Time to leave Athens and explore the rest of Greece. Hop on your private vehicle for a road trip to Delphi, a historic town approximately 2.5 hours north of Athens, to visit the world-famous Oracle of Delphi, characterized by many as the 'navel of the earth' and the alleged point of contact between gods and mortals. Learn about Pythia, the high priestess of the Oracle, and how she would go into a trance from inhaling fumes from the buried body of a Python. Pythia was given the power of prophecy by Apollo, with the whole of the ancient Greek world seeking her guidance before making an important decision. Take in the eerie atmosphere and let the mysterious myths of your guide ignite your imagination!

    After the guided tour around the Oracle of Apollo, take a brief lunch break at a local restaurant to taste delicious Greek flavors before hitting the road back to Athens.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Athens - Nafplio and Mycenae: Explore the Kingdom of Agamemnon

    How about delving into the gorgeous Peloponnese peninsula? Get awestruck by the beauty of Mycenae, the city that, according to Greek mythology, was founded by Perseus, the son of Zeus and Danae. Discover the mythological background of King Agamemnon with the help of your knowledgeable guide and learn how he started the war against Troy as described in Homer’s epic poem, 'The Iliad.'

    Next is the romantic Nafplio, a seaport city with an incomparable old-time charm. Walk the cobbled alleys decorated with colorful Bougainvillea flowers and enjoy breathtaking views from one of its highest points. Did you know that Nafplio was the first capital of the new Greek state? Listen to the city's rich history and the famous Greek myths associated with it, including the one that wants Nafplio's origins connected with Nauplius, the son of Poseidon, from whom the city was allegedly named.

    Marvel at the Venetian architecture prominent all around Nafplio and snaps some Instagram-perfect photos before heading back to Athens.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Naxos - Discover the Greek island way of life

    Pack your bags, and off you go; the island of Naxos is your next stop! Your driver will take you to the port of Piraeus in the comfort of a modern private vehicle to get on a ferry heading to the biggest island of the Cyclades. As soon as you reach the island, your driver will be waiting for you to greet you and take you to your accommodation in the heart of the great town of Naxos. Apart from the significant role Naxos played in Greek mythology, being the place where Zeus spent his childhood, you will also hear thrilling tales of pirates and knights while standing before the castle in the Old Town of Naxos. Next, you will visit the islet of Palatia on the coast, where you will come upon the trademark of Naxos, the scenic Portara, which was designed to serve as an entrance to a temple, believed to have been dedicated to Apollo that remained unfinished. According to legend, Theseus abandoned his lover, Ariadne, after killing the Minotaur in Knossos.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 8

    Naxos - The ancient temple of Apollo and Demeter

    Your itinerary for today includes a visit to the ancient temple of Apollo and Demeter, one of the best-reserved ancient Greek temples that have been standing tall since the Mycenaean era. The temple was devoted to the worship of Demeter and offers the perfect opportunity for your guide to share with you all the stories regarding the Goddess of Agriculture.

    It is commonly known that Naxos is rich in culture and tradition, something you will experience yourself once you visit a ceramic pottery workshop and witness this fascinating art first-hand. Next, we will head to a local distillery producing the traditional citron liqueur for over a century. After tasting the strong spirit, you will stop for lunch at the village of Apeiranthos, considered the crown jewel of Naxos, before continuing your walk.

    With a full stomach and high spirits, your day will come with a tour of the Olive Press Museum, where you will taste Greek extra virgin olive oil; no olive oil will ever compare!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Naxos - A free day on the Island of Naxos

    Following a busy week full of Greek culture, mythology, traditions, and flavors, it is time for you to rest and enjoy yourselves in any way you wish.

    We highly suggest you grab the opportunity of the free day to lie on one of the Naxos' incredible beaches and soak up the sun, but it is up to you! Our favorite Naxos beaches are Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna, featuring smooth golden sand and crystal-clear waters. However, you can explore the island on your own and find something that suits your needs.

    Of course, don’t hesitate to ask us if you'd like any suggestions regarding your free day; we wouldn't want you getting overwhelmed by the sheer size of Naxos and the subsequent abundance of things to see and do.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 10

    Heraklion - The Crete adventure begins

    Because only one Greek island is never enough, it is time for you to leave Naxos and move on to the largest island in Greece, Crete, and its capital city, Heraklion. Sit in the comfort of your private vehicle that will take you to the port of Naxos to catch the ferry to Heraklion. Of course, another driver will be waiting for you in the beautiful port of Heraklion, which will take you to your hotel to rest and recuperate.

    The rest of your afternoon will be free, so you will have the chance to explore the magical Heraklion and head to the local tavern for a bite of mouthwatering local dishes. If you visit Crete in the summertime, you can even indulge in an afternoon dive and enjoy the sunset by the beach before carrying on your mythological adventure.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 11

    Heraklion - Get awestruck by the Minoan civilization and Cretan culture at Knossos

    Every Greek mythology buff is aware of the labyrinth of Crete, created by the famous Daedalus under the order of king Minos. The famous maze was home to the Minotaur, the mythical beast that was half-human half-bull and required the sacrifice of seven Athenian boys and girls every year. According to Greek mythology, for the gifts to stop, Theseus, Aegeus' son, offered to travel to Crete to kill the vicious beast himself. His plans, however, didn't include Minos’daughter, Ariadne, who would fall madly in love with him. Listen to your friendly guide as he describes the rest of this heartbreaking myth, among many others, while strolling the impressive Knossos Palace.

    Following the exploration of Knossos Palace, you will visit the Archeological Museum of Heraklion and be amazed by the exhibits and artifacts of the Minoan Civilization while learning about many mythical and historical facts of that era. Rest assured that your expert guide will include the most significant Greek myths that will help you better grasp Cretan history and culture.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 12

    Heraklion - Find the hidden gems in the capital of Crete

    Free Day!!

    Heraklion, Crete's port city and capital, is one of the island’s most popular regions and the birthplace of famous painter El Greco and writer Nikos Kazantzakis. It possesses all the prominent city elements one could benefit from without the hectic pace of life and with an abundance of beautiful landscapes.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 13

    Chania - Take in the Venetian beauty of Chania

    Hop on your private vehicle and let the driver transport you from your hotel in Heraklion to Chania. Keeping the best for last, the picturesque town of Chania will be your ultimate destination. Get introduced to this enchanting Cretan region with a highlights tour of the Old Town. Wander around the narrow streets and cobbled alleys of the Old Town of Chania and learn as much as you can about the local traditions, gastronomy, and culture. The mythological mysteries of the Cretan land will be unfolded before your very eyes as your guide will lead you to the glorious Venetian port.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 14

    Chania - 7 Traditional Villages on the foothills of the White Mountains

    Making sure your Cretan experience is authentic and original is a top priority. The penultimate day of your trip will find you on a road trip to the Eastern Province of Chania along with another small group of people. On your way to the villages, cherish the unmatched view of the White Mountains and let Crete's natural beauty cleanse your mind and soul. Discover churches built on rocks, a local cheese factory, a 'raki' distillery, and traditional tucked-away eateries that will make this trip unforgettable! You will also stop by the folklore museum of Apokoronas, where you will discover handicrafts and everyday items that reflect the region's history. Savor your lunch at a traditional 'kafeneio' in the countryside and mingle with the friendly locals who will gladly share stories about their beloved villages; it doesn't get Greeker than that!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 15

    Bid Greece goodbye!

    All good things end, and so has your extraordinary trip to Greece. After having experienced Greece like a local and learning about its history, culture, traditions, cuisine, and mythology, we are sure it won't be long until you come back. Until next time! Your driver will take you to the Chania airport to catch your flight with plenty of time to spare.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $3,250 per person

Price per person in minimum 2 guests.
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 14 nights in 4-star hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
    2 Nights in Athens
    1 night in Sounion
    3 Nights in Athens
    3 nights in Naxos
    3 nights in Heraklion
    2 nights in Chania
  • Private transfers.
  • One lunch on day 13 and one dinner on day 1.
  • Services of licensed English-speaking guides.
  • Services of English-speaking professional drivers.
  • All tours are listed in the itinerary (all private tours except for one small group tour on Day 13)
  • All standard ferry tickets are listed in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all archaeological sites are included.

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Explore the myths of the Acropolis and enjoy a sunset at Cape Sounion
    • Mythology tour of Acropolis and Acropolis Museum & Sounio trip
  • Visit the birthplace of Democracy
    • Ancient Agora of Athens & Plaka neighborhood walking tour
  • Marvel at the legendary Oracle of Delphi
  • Explore the Kingdom of Agamemnon
    • Day trip from Athens: Nafplio and Mycenae Exploration
  • Discover the Greek island way of life
  • Explore Naxos villages & taste olive oil
  • A Day on the Island of Naxos
  • The Crete Adventure Begins
  • Get awestruck by the Minoan civilization and the Cretan culture at Knossos
    • Knossos and Archaeological Museum
  • Take in the Venetian beauty of Chania
  • 7 Traditional Villages on the Foothills of the White Mountains

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