Grand Tour Greece

Start your trip in Athens, making your way around Greece experiencing some of the country's most iconic destinations, including the Palamidi Fortress in Nafplion, Pylos' gorgeous beaches, Mestovo's Pindos Mountains, and of course, the monasteries of Meteora.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Athens, Greece

  • 2

    Nafplion, Greece

  • 3

    Pylos, Greece

  • 4

    Olympia, Greece

  • 5

    Delphi, Greece

  • 6

    Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 7

    Metsovo, Greece

  • 8

    Parga, Greece

  • 9

    Kalambaka, Greece

  • 10

    Athens, Greece

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Things to do in and around Athens

  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Akropol
  • Athens Street
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Secondary Dieties
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Byzantine Church
  • Athens, Benaki Museum: Mycenean female figurines
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece - 08/2012
  • Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • Corinth, Acrocorinth (I)
  • Plaka à Athènes
  • Mount Lycabettos
  • Folk Art Museum
  • Iglesia de Kapnikarea
  • epidaurus
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Wings, 1970
  • Athens 03
  • The Acropolis
  • Athens - Erechtheion
  • Mystras Lower Town
  • Delphi, Mount Parnassus
   
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Athens

Greece, Attica region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

Considered the birthplace of Western Civilization, Athens' 3,500 year history is alive today in politics, culture, and philosophy.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th–7th millennium BC,. The National Garden of Athens was completed in 1840 and is a green refuge in the centre of the Greek capital. Athens' largest zoo is the Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo located in the suburb of Spata. The zoo is home to around 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days a year. The city is a world centre of archaeological research. Apart from national institutions there are several archaeological Museums, including the National Archaeological Museum.
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Things to do in and around Nafplion

  • Nafplion, Greece
  • Nafplion
  • Mycnean citadel of Tiryns, 13th cent. BCE (2)
  • Archeological museum / Археологическият музей
  • Palamidi Castle, Nafplion
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • epidaurus
  • The beautiful Nafplion road 1
  • Agios Stefanos
  • Grave goods from the 'Warrior Grave'
  • Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion
  • Mystras Lower Town
  • Corinth, Acrocorinth (I)
  • Greece 2014
  • Theatre - Ancient Sparta
   
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Nafplion

Greece, Peloponnese region

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Nafplion welcomes visitors with its warm beaches, relaxing atmosphere, and well-preserved history.

Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece. Nafplio enjoys a very sunny and mild climate, even by Greek standards, and as a consequence has become a popular day or weekend road-trip destination. Nafplion maintains a traditional architectural style with many traditional-style colourful buildings and houses. Around the city can be found several sculptures and statues. They are related mostly with the modern history of Nafplion, such as the statues of Ioannis Kapodistrias, Otto of Greece and Theodoros Kolokotronis/
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Things to do in and around Pylos

  • Pylos, Greece
  • Pylos - Greece
  • Pylos
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  • Eptapyrgion-Thessaloniki
  • Old castle of Navarino
  • Μεθώνη
  • Old castle of Navarino
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  • Mystras Lower Town
  • Theatre - Ancient Sparta
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  • St. Theodora Church in Vasta Arcadia
   
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Pylos

Greece, Peloponnese region

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When not relaxing on the beaches, explore Pylos history, from its Neolithic roots to its 19C New Town established by the French.

Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. The Gialova wetland is a regional blessing of nature. It is one of 10 major lagoons in Greece and has been classified as one of the important bird areas in Europe. The observation post of the Greek Ornithological Society allows visitors to find out more and to watch the shallow brackish waters of the lake, they can walk the paths that circumscribe Gialova's different ecosystems.
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Things to do in and around Olympia

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  • Olympia Street Clock
  • Museum of the History of the Olympic Games
  • Old Museum, Olympia
  • Old castle of Navarino
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Melissani Lake, Kefalonia
  • Drogarati caves
  • Μεθώνη
  • Mystras Lower Town
   
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Olympia

Greece, West Greece region

HistoricSmall townsCultureNatureActive2 nights

Olympia is an archaeological paradise, with temples, museums, and the stadium of the first Olympics, held in 776 BC.

Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos (sacred enclosure) are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum), the Temple of Zeus and the Pelopion.
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Things to do in and around Delphi

  • A Town on the Way to Delphi
  • Naxian Sphinx, 570-560 BCE, Delphi Museum (3)
  • Delphi Town
  • GR06 1861 Athena Pronaia Sanctuary at Delphi
  • Theater at Delphi
  • Delphi, Mount Parnassus
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Temple of Apollo, Delphi
  • epidaurus
  • Byzantine Church
   
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Delphi

Greece, Central Greece region

HistoricActiveSmall townsNatureCulture1 night

Delphi exceptionally combines fascinating myths, archaeological landmarks, and modern-day amenities in a mesmerizing landscape.

Delphi both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis and is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. Modern Delphi is situated immediately west of the archaeological site and hence is a popular tourist destination. There are many hotels and guest houses in the town, and many taverns and bars, and In addition Delphi attracts tourists visiting the Parnassus Ski Center and the popular coastal towns of the region.
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Things to do in and around Thessaloniki

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  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Rotunda
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Serre-Chevalier 1500 - Les Bains de Monêtier
  • View over The Latomou Monastery
  • Gallery, Society for Macedonian Studies
  • Folklife and Ethnological Museum. of Macedonia - Thrace
  • Lefkos Pyrgos
  • Dion 14
  • Kastoria (1)
  • Hamam
  • Church of Hagia Sophia, 7th cent., Thessaloniki
  • Thessaloniki: city walls
  • Kamara
  • A poppy on the wall of the execution field
  • Meteora
  • Αγία Σοφία στη Θεσσαλονίκη
  • Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Ancient Agora of Thessaloniki, 3rd cent. BCE and later (9)
  • Ruins of the palace of Galerius, ca. 300, Thessaloniki (1)
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  • Ancient Filippi in Makedonia, Greece
   
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Thessaloniki

Greece, Macedonia region

CultureNight lifeFoodHistoric3 nights

Thessaloniki is both cosmopolitan and comfortable. Its modern culture merges well with its Roman and Byzantine history.

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually. It is a popular tourist destination in Greece - In 2010, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world's fifth-best party city worldwide. Thessaloniki is also regarded as the cultural capital of Greece, with main theaters include the Royal Theater, the Earth Theater and Forest Theater. The city is known for its major shopping streets. Tsimiski Street and Proxenou Koromila avenue are the city's most famous shopping streets and are among Greece's most expensive and exclusive high streets.
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Things to do in and around Metsovo

  • Metsovo, a town in Epirus
  • Metsovo
  • Metsovo Μuseum of Folkloric Art, Tositsa Baron Museum of Metsovo
  • Monastery Metsovo
  • Meteora
  • Kastoria (1)
  • ioannina morning 1
  • Kastoria_Reflections_017
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Castello di Critinia / Kritinia Castle
   
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Metsovo

Greece, Epirus region

ActiveNatureFoodSmall towns2 nights

A mountain town with a unique commercial history, Mestovo has year-round activities, enhanced by its specialty wines and cheeses.

Metsovo is a town in Epirus on the mountains of Pindus in northern Greece. It is the largest centre of Vlach life in Greece. The town is famous for its local cheeses and winemaking industries. Metsovo is also a popular winter vacation destination and a ski resort.
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Things to do in and around Parga

  • Parga
  • Parga
  • Valtos Beach Parga
  • Parga castle courtyard
  • Castello di Critinia / Kritinia Castle
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  • ioannina morning 1
  • Meteora
  • 16 - Old Perithia (3)
  • Akra Doukaton cape
   
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Parga

Greece, Epirus region

BeachesSmall townsNatureActiveFood2 nights

Enjoy the many beaches of Parga, with the backdrop of its cozy houses hugging the rocky hillside above the bays.

Parga is a town located in the northwest of Preveza. It is a resort town known for its scenic beauty. Parga is situated between the coastal region of Preveza and Igoumenitsa and combines uniquely mountain and sea. One of the most picturesque and cosmopolitan places in northwestern Greece, the “Bride of Epirus”, the beautiful Parga challenges you to experience up close its long history, its diverse natural beauty and hospitality of its inhabitants. Parga attracts thousands of tourists every summer, not only because of its natural beauties, but also because of its beautiful beaches. Swimmers can enjoy the calm and warm waters, and a wide variety of sea sports or games are also available.
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Things to do in and around Kalambaka

  • Kalambaka
  • Kalambaka - P8300961_nEO_IMG
  • Meteora
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Kastoria (1)
  • ioannina morning 1
  • Kastoria_Reflections_017
  • Dion 14
   
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Kalambaka

Greece, Thessaly region

HistoricActiveNatureCulture2 nights

A lovely modern Greek town that visitors come to for its proximity to the beautiful Meteora park.

Kalabaka is a municipality in the Trikala regional unit, part of Thessaly in Greece. The town is situated on the foot of the Meteora peaks, and is known for the Meteora monasteries are located in the town. The town was built on the location of the ancient city of Aiginion and of its medieval monuments, only the cathedral, the Church of the Dormition, survives. Relics of an ancient Greek temple – probably of god Apollo – have been incorporated in the wall of the town’s oldest and most renowned church, dedicated to Virgin Mary.
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Things to do in and around Athens

  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Akropol
  • Athens Street
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Secondary Dieties
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Byzantine Church
  • Athens, Benaki Museum: Mycenean female figurines
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece - 08/2012
  • Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • Corinth, Acrocorinth (I)
   
10

Athens

Greece, Attica region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

Considered the birthplace of Western Civilization, Athens' 3,500 year history is alive today in politics, culture, and philosophy.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th–7th millennium BC,. The National Garden of Athens was completed in 1840 and is a green refuge in the centre of the Greek capital. Athens' largest zoo is the Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo located in the suburb of Spata. The zoo is home to around 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days a year. The city is a world centre of archaeological research. Apart from national institutions there are several archaeological Museums, including the National Archaeological Museum.
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