Greece is a magical place with ancient ruins, stunning islands, and delicious cuisine. Plan your dream trip with our customized Greece travel tours.

Greece has so much to offer beyond just the Acropolis and Santorini. Our tailored tours uncover hidden gems across the mainland and islands. We’ll design an itinerary based on your interests, timeline and budget. From island-hopping to archaeological tours, food and wine vacations to sailing adventures, we create unforgettable Greece travel experiences.

Craft Your Ideal Greece Itinerary

With our fully customizable tours, the possibilities are endless. Choose which regions and islands to visit, along with the pace and activities. Get ready to discover Greece your way.

  • Mainland Greece: Explore ancient sites like Delphi, Olympia and Meteora. Visit the cosmopolitan capital Athens with its Acropolis, Parthenon and lively Plaka district. Hike through the Zagori stone villages dotted with stone bridges and monasteries. Tour the vineyards of Nemea and Santorini to taste Greek wine.
  • Cycladic Islands: Experience the white-washed cubic houses and vibrant nightlife of Mykonos. See the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia in Santorini. Take in the stunning caldera views. Go back in time wandering the ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri. Hop between the beaches of Paros, whitewashed Naxos and more.
  • Dodecanese Islands: Marvel at the medieval walled city of Rhodes with its crusader castles and Byzantine artifacts. Take in the natural beauty of Karpathos with its traditional villages. Relax on the shores of Kos with its therapeutic hot springs. Island hop around sheltered bays and volcanic coastlines by ferry.
  • Crete: Discover the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos and labyrinth. Wander charming Venetian harbors of Chania and Rethymnon. Lounge on palm-lined beaches like Elafonisi. Hike the stunning Samaria Gorge cliffs. Experience farm-to-table cuisine.
  • Ionian Islands: Explore Corfu’s winding cobblestone alleyways. Find seclusion in the tranquil isle of Paxos. Take in the pastel Venetian-era architecture of Lefkada.
  • Thessaly Region: Walk through the UNESCO Meteora monasteries dramatically perched atop rock pillars. Relax at Lake Plastira surrounded by mountains.
  • Peloponnese Region: Gaze at the perfectly proportioned columns of the Temple of Apollo at Ancient Olympia. Take in panoramic sea views along the Venetian fortress town of Nafplio.

With so many options, our Greece tour experts will help craft your perfect custom itinerary. Discover beyond the major tourist sites to create an authentic experience tailored just for you.

Best Time to Visit Greece

The ideal time to visit Greece depends on your interests:

  • May and June offer pleasant weather in the mid 70s F (low 20s C) along with wildflowers blooming across the countryside. You’ll beat the peak summer crowds aside from Greek Orthodox Easter when sites may be closed.
  • July and August are the most popular months with temperatures from 85-90F (29-32C). The Mediterranean sun is ideal for beaching with very little rain. However, crowds will be high at all major tourist sites and the Greek islands.
  • September still brings summery weather in the 70-80sF (21-27C) and beautiful sailing conditions, but with fewer tourists. Hotel rates drop and sites start to quiet down after August. Some businesses start to close for the season in October.
  • The off-season from November to April offers fewer tourists, lower prices, and mild temps in the 50-60sF (10-15C). However, expect the possibility of rain and wind with some sites, hotels and restaurants closed.

No matter when you visit, our custom tours will ensure you experience the best of Greece while avoiding the largest peak-season crowds. We can arrange private tours and skip-the-line access when available in the shoulder seasons for popular sites like the Acropolis when lines are shorter.

Customize Your Greece Travel Experience

Tell us how you envision your perfect Greece trip and we’ll make it happen:

  • Interests: History, archaeology, food and wine, sailing, hiking, nightlife, beaches
  • Duration: Quick 4-7 day highlights tour or 2+ week comprehensive itinerary
  • Pace: Fast-paced itinerary to see it all or slow with plenty of time to relax
  • Accommodations: Hotels, villas, cruises, vacation rentals, or mix
  • Budget: Luxury 5-star hotels to affordable pensions and shoestring backpacking
  • Group size: Solo travelers, couples, families, or group of friends
  • Transportation: Private driver, taxis, rental car

We’ll craft a custom Greece tour incorporating your must-see sites, preferred activities, and special requests. Our expertise spans the entire country – just tell us your dream experience. Select private and customized tours with us and avoid crowded big buses full of strangers. With maximum flexibility to change plans as needed, you can relax knowing your Greece travel logistics are handled.

Can’t decide between destinations or not sure where to start? We’ll suggest customized itineraries based on your timeline and interests from 2 days in Athens to 2 weeks island-hopping the Cyclades. Discover hidden corners like the mountain villages of Greece’s mainland. Take behind-the-scenes archaeological tours led by experts. Learn to cook Greek cuisine. Hike to remote monasteries and beaches. With a custom tour, nothing is off limits!

Top 10 Attractions in Greece

Greece overflows with famous ancient sites and beautiful islands to explore. Here are our recommendations for the top things to see on your custom Greece tour:

  1. Acropolis: No trip to Greece is complete without visiting the imposing Parthenon which stands as an icon of Ancient Greece along with the Temple of Athena Nike and Erechtheion.
  2. Delphi: Walk the Sacred Way to the ancient Temple of Apollo, theater, and stadium that once hosted the Pythian Games in this mountainside archaeological sanctuary.
  3. Meteora: Ascend to the clifftop Byzantine monasteries dramatically perched atop towering rock columns in Central Greece.
  4. Mycenea: Return to the Bronze Age visiting the cyclopean walls, Lion’s Gate, and royal beehive tombs of King Agamemnon’s capital.
  5. Delos: Wander this historic island sanctuary in the Cyclades dotted with ancient temples honoring Apollo and Artemis.
  6. Santorini: Admire the iconic blue-domed churches and white washed villages of Oia and Fira along with stunning volcanic caldera views.
  7. Rhodes: Explore the medieval Old Town with its crusader castles, Byzantine artifacts, and ancient Colossus site.
  8. Olympia: Visualize ancient athletes competing at the original Olympic Games held for over a millennium at this sacred athletic site.
  9. Crete: Discover the imposing Palace of Knossos, Samaria Gorge, and Elafonisi’s pink sand beach on Greece’s largest island.
  10. Athens: Visit the Acropolis along with archaeological museums and the vibrant Plaka neighborhood in Greece’s historic capital.

With amazing history, food, scenery, and culture everywhere you turn, these major highlights just scratch the surface of what Greece offers. Our travel experts will help you craft a custom tour to experience Greece beyond the obvious tourist traps. Discover bucket-list ancient sites along with the hidden local gems most visitors miss. With the flexibility of a private tour, you can decide on the fly to spend more or less time at any location according to your interests. Create your personalized dream itinerary from the classical must-sees to the road less traveled.

Unique Greece Experiences

In addition to the iconic historical sites, don’t miss these special experiences to create an authentic and unforgettable Greece trip:

  • Take a cooking class in Athens, Santorini or Crete to master moussaka, dolmades, tzatziki and other Greek specialties. Shop neighborhood markets with a local chef to get ingredients for the dishes you’ll prepare and enjoy.
  • Charter a sailboat to island-hop across the turquoise waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Drop anchor in quiet coves for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Hike through Samaria Gorge, Europe’s longest gorge and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, wandering below towering rock walls through river streams and pine forests.
  • Tour the best Greek wineries to taste unique indigenous varietals like xinomavro, agiorgitiko and assyrtiko paired with delicious mezedes snacks.
  • Learn the history of the ancient Olympics first-hand while wandering amongst the ancient athletic facilities of Olympia. Attend an archaeological excavation dig for an insider’s perspective.
  • Soak in thermal mineral baths beneath the plane trees on Kos dating back to ancient Roman times.
  • Meet artisan food producers from beekeepers harvesting thyme honey to cheesemakers crafting feta. Learn how they carry on Greece’s culinary traditions.
  • Sea kayak along the coastline of the Pelion Peninsula taking in tiny fishing villages, beaches and seaside tavernas unreachable by road.

Mix and match your special interests for an itinerary as unique as you are. With total route flexibility, each day of your custom Greece tour can highlight different experiences at your own pace without a rigid schedule. Let us handle logistics while you focus on enjoying Greece your way.

Greece Travel Tips

Use these tips and tricks from our travel experts for an easy, authentic trip through Greece:

  • Dine like a local by ordering mezedes to sample small plates of Greece’s fresh specialties. Try new foods from fried squid to grilled octopus.
  • Bring cash in euros as some small shops and restaurants may not accept credit cards. ATMs are available in all touristic areas.
  • Don’t feel rushed to see everything. Travel at a relaxed place with time built in to wander, rest and immerse yourself in the sights and culture.
  • Avoid pricey taxi rides from Athens airport and take the metro which is clean, efficient and inexpensive.
  • Pack good walking shoes as many sites like the Acropolis involve uneven stone paths. Comfortable sandals are ideal for most ruins and island villages.
  • Drink bottled water and avoid food from street vendors to stay healthy on your trip.
  • Leave the crowds behind by going early in the morning to popular sites when gates open or late afternoon when crowds thin out.
  • Always ask permission before photographing locals to be respectful in small villages off the tourist trail.
  • In Athens, look up to see remnants of ancient temples and early Christian churches incorporated right into apartment building facades!

By using these tips to travel like a local, you’ll get the most authentic experience on your custom Greece tour. With our insiders’ advice, you can avoid hassles and see the real Greece beyond just the major highlights. Relax knowing every detail is covered with our 24/7 support.

Book Your Dream Greece Vacation Today

Ignite your wanderlust exploring the blue seas, ancient sites, and Mediterranean culture of captivating Greece. With fully customizable private tours, build your ideal itinerary to uncover the best of Athens, the islands, and beyond. Let us take care of logistics while you soak up Greece’s beauty at your own pace.

Bring your Mediterranean dreams to life with a custom-tailored tour of Greece’s wonders. Contact us today to start planning your unique Greece adventure! Our travel experts can’t wait to help craft your customized trip of a lifetime.

FAQs About Traveling Greece

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about traveling in Greece:

What is the best way to get around Greece?

Travel between the islands by ferry or hydrofoil. On the mainland, renting a car provides the most flexibility to explore at your own pace. Our tours include private transfers so you don’t need to worry about public transportation.

How much time do I need for Greece?

Most of Greece’s highlights can be seen in 1-2 weeks. Traveling at a more relaxed pace, plan on at least 2-3 weeks to soak it all in.

What language do they speak?

Greek is the official language, though many locals speak English in tourist areas. Having a few handy Greek phrases can help you connect.

Is Greece expensive?

Greece offers options at every budget level. You’ll find great value renting apartments and eating local cuisine. Going to upscale resorts and Michelin-starred restaurants will be very expensive.

What is the food like?

Greek cuisine relies on fresh Mediterranean ingredients like olive oil, tomatoes, cheese, seafood, and herbs. Don’t miss the yogurt, moussaka, souvlaki, and baklava. Look for local wines made from native grapes.

Is Greece safe?

Greece is very safe, especially in the tourist areas you’ll be visiting. Use common sense as you would when traveling anywhere. The greatest dangers are heatstroke, sunburn, and dehydration – pack sunscreen and a hat.

What should I pack?

Greece is casual. Bring lightweight summer clothes along with walking shoes for exploring archaeological sites. A swimsuit, sun hat, and eco-friendly sunscreen are essential.

When are Greek holidays?

Major holidays when sites may close include Greek Orthodox Easter (April/May), August 15, and October 28. Check locally before visiting attractions and museums.

Still have questions? Reach out and we’ll answer them so you can travel to Greece with total peace of mind.