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Welcome to Greece

Greece never fails to enchant, with its miles of azure coast, well-preserved ancient ruins, and fresh Mediterranean cuisine. The capital of Athens is an ideal starting point—there, guides on walking, bike, Segway, and bus tours lead travelers through the Parthenon, Acropolis, and other buildings of historical and archeological interest, offering insight into both past and present. Combine your tour with a traditional Greek dinner in a classic Plaka taverna, or take a food and wine tour. From Athens, a short day trip north takes visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi, with its Temple of Apollo and other ruins, once central to the ancient world. Experience the clear-blue Aegean Sea on one of the Greek islands, such as Crete, Hydra, or Rhodes. Skip the hassles of arranging transportation, food, and docking points, and book a boat tour to the romantic island of Santorini, famous for its sunsets, wineries, and black-sand beaches. Mykonos, with its contrasting white beaches and legendary party scene, is another unmissable island; hiking, scuba diving, or cruise tours offer a different perspective on its beauty. The more relaxed Syros, which can be part of an island-hopping adventure, is an authentic paradise, where the Greeks themselves go to enjoy the architecture and local restaurants of Ermoupolis. You can book shorter sailboat tours of the Mediterranean from multiple points, and sunset tours are your best bet for postcard-worthy vistas.

Top 10 attractions in Greece

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Acropolis

Acropolis

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An archaeological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world's most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis is the star attraction of ancient Athens. Dramatically perched on a jagged clifftop—the so-called sacred rock of Athens—the ruins overlook the modern city and date back to as early as 510 BC.More
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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

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The “Santorini volcano” may refer to two different peaks: the first, Thira, exploded around 1600 BC and ended the thriving Minoan civilization and may have spawned the legend of Atlantis. Millennia of eruptions formed the second “Santorini volcano”—the island of Nea Kameni, drawing visitors eager to hike to the rim of its active crater.More
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Red Beach

Red Beach

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Santorini’s Red Beach is not your average white-sand beauty. Rather, it’s a narrow, pebbly stretch hemmed in by high scarlet cliffs and scattered with large volcanic rocks. Together with the sapphire blue waters of the Aegean Sea, these volcanic features create a striking natural color palette that draws photographers to its shores.More
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Meteora

Meteora

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The towering vertical cliffs of Meteora have provided a protected place to pursue spiritual contemplation for centuries. The first hermit monks lived up in caves, but eventually 24 Byzantine monasteries were built (six function today) atop the imposing rock. Part natural wonder, part manmade marvel, the dramatic site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular attraction in Greece.More
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Delphi

Delphi

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Delphi, with its remarkably preserved ruins dotted along the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus, is one of Greece’s most famous archaeological site. Dating back to the seventh century BC, the ancient city of Delphi is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to sites such as the Sacred Way, Stoa of the Athenians, polygonal wall, monument of Platea, and Temple of Apollo.More
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Santorini Hot Springs

Santorini Hot Springs

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Santorini’s hot springs are on the tiny, uninhabited islet of Palea Kameni. Continuous volcanic activity underground maintains the springs’ temperature between 86ºF and 95ºF (30°C and 35°C). The sulfuric, orange-tinged spring waters that bubble up into a shallow cove off the islet’s coast are said to be curative for the skin and joints.More
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Oia

Oia

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Perched on the steep edge of the caldera, looking out over the glittering Mediterranean, Oia (pronounced “ee-yuh”) is famed for its dreamy sunsets. Oia is also one of the most picturesque villages in Santorini, with its striking white buildings, blue-domed churches, and atmospheric cave houses burrowing into the volcanic rock.More
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White Beach

White Beach

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Tucked away on the south coast of Santorini, White Beach (Aspri Paralia) is sheltered by chalk-grey cliffs. This minuscule strand is actually composed of coarse black—not white—sand, and liberally peppered with grey and white pebbles as well as massive white volcanic boulders.More
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Parthenon

Parthenon

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The star of Athens postcards and arguably the most impressive of all the city’s ancient ruins, the Parthenon stands proud atop the sacred rock of Acropolis, high above the modern city.Built between 447 and 432 BC, the temple was dedicated to Greek goddess Athena and originally housed her cult image, a giant ivory and gold-plated statue by Fidias. The restored temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a striking reminder of the glory of Ancient Greece with its grand marble façade, classic Doric columns, and elaborate sculptural friezes. The site also serves as a fascinating chronicle of Athens’ history.More
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Nea Kameni

Nea Kameni

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Centered around a rugged volcanic crater, the small island of Nea Kameni offers a dramatic landscape, with dark cliffs sculpted from lava rock and orange-tinged natural thermal waters. The island’s striking landscape and natural hot springs make it a popular destination for day cruises from Santorini.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Greece

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Christine_M, Dec 2021
Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer
Our driver was the best and informed us of the different things to do in Greece.
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Pressed for time as we...
Caroline_F, Nov 2021
Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour
Santorini is a must to visit while in Greece
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Outstanding experience!
Gerald_U, Nov 2021
Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
She also enabled us to see a number of different areas, markets, coffee shops, and kiosks of Athens that we would not have experienced without this tour.
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Perfect day
Sharon_L, Nov 2021
Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included
We have already scheduled a 2nd tour to see more of Greece.
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A must for getting g around quickly
Angela_N, Oct 2021
Half-Day Private Guided Tour in Mykonos
Our half day private tour was perfect to see beaches, hills and Mykonos.
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Wonderful Mykonos Tour
Veronica_B, Oct 2021
Half-Day Private Guided Tour in Mykonos
We got to see all the highlights of Mykonos.
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One of the best tours I have ever taken!
michelle_T, Oct 2021
Athens Electric Bike Tour
The only downfall was that it had to come to an end!
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Finally back to Greece
Ariadne_L, Sep 2021
Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer
We came to visit our family who we greatly missed.
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A MUST do
Jami_C, Sep 2021
Elafonissi Beach Trip from Chania
Elafonissi is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve been to and that’s saying a lot given how many amazing places I’ve been lucky enough to visit.
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Amazing Experience
Johnny_J, Aug 2021
Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch
We got to see the real Greece away from the city and the crowds.
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The driver was very nice...
Amina_O, Aug 2021
Zakynthos : One day small group tour to Navagio beach Blue Caves & top view
The driver was very nice , thank you , unfortunately du the fire in Greece we couldn’t visit the top to see shipwreck from the mountain
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Great Day Trip!
Kimberly_T, Dec 2021
Delphi One Day Trip from Athens
I wasn't sure I needed to see more ruins on this vacation to Turkey and Greece in early December 2021.
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Fantastic tour!
Jill_B, Dec 2021
Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
The train ride allowed us to see the geography of Greece even though we stayed in Athens our entire visit!
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Great in Any Weather
Claudia_P, Dec 2021
Athens Electric Bike Tour
Despite going for our ride on what was apparently the coldest day in Athens this winter, we absolutely enjoyed seeing the sites via bike.
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Indecisive? That stops here.
Lori_y, Nov 2021
Meteora Full Day Private Trip from Athens
He gave us such wonderful recommendations on what to eat (gave us a great Peloponnese -inspired menu restaurant in Athens), areas to visit that locals prefer to vacation, and great areas to shop for authentic olive oil/honey.
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Very good small group tour
Kathryn_M, Oct 2021
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
The guide was quite knowledgeable English was very good.
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The PERFECT Day!
Carolyn, Oct 2021
Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
Dmitri made this the PERFECT way to see Athens and learn about the city and country of Greece.
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One of the best tours in Greece!
April_V, Oct 2021
Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish
After being cancelled last min & lied to by another travel agency (exxotica - avoid them at all cost) I did my independent research to get my 70 year old mom here to see Meteora & I’m so glad I did!
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First class service!
Deana_S, Oct 2021
Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included
There is so much to see and do!
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Majestic and jaw-dropping Meteora!
GLORIA_L, Oct 2021
Meteora Monasteries Full Day Private Tour
One of the ahhhmazzzing attractions visitors should not miss during their visit in Greece!
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