Ancient Greek Tours the spark of Greek genius on this one-of-a-kind travel experience led by a Smithsonian Journeys Expert. Discover the best of classical Greece—from the sacred temples of Athens to the dazzling Acropolis Museum—and explore the Peloponnese’s Epidaurus, Mycenae, and more. Then roll back the centuries on Crete’s enchanting Minoan palaces and the fortified island of Spinalonga before wrapping up your trip with the breathtaking beauty of Santorini, with its ancient ruins and timeless cliff-top villages.
Highlights include a visit to the spectacular ancient city of Delphi, nestled between cliffs on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. You’ll also see the treasures housed in its archeological museum, and hear about ancient legends and myths that shaped the lives of the Greek people.
Time-Traveling in Greece: Unveiling the Marvels of Ancient Greek Tours
The tour is ideal for anyone who loves history, culture, and architecture, and wants to learn more about Greece and its impact on the world’s culture today. It includes accommodations in hotels and hostels, transportation, and sightseeing tours with guides.
This is a moderate to challenging tour with some walking on uneven or cobblestone streets and at sites of ancient ruins. It is recommended that you be in good physical condition to enjoy it to the fullest. It is also important to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen as well as comfortable shoes. The best time to visit is June through August, when temperatures are warm but not scorching, and crowds are moderate. However, spring and autumn are beautiful times to visit, as well.