Greece is home to some of the world’s most impressive ancient ruins and beautiful islands, as well as being a haven for foodies, wine enthusiasts and more. There are thriving cities to explore, soaring mountains to hike and dazzling coastlines with pristine beaches for soaking up the Mediterranean sun. Its diverse terrain brings a mosaic of experiences to enjoy, with these the very best to check off your list.
Top 20 Experiences in Greece
Top 20 Experiences in Greece
Discover the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Sounio Temple
Explore some of Athens most iconic, must-visit attractions on a full day private tour, beginning with one of the world’s most important ancient landmarks, the Acropolis. Wander through the Acropolis Museum which holds many of its important archaeological finds before enjoying a scenic drive to Cape Sounion. Home to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, built in the 5th-century BC, it towers over the sea at a height of nearly 200 feet.
Wine Tasting on Santorini
Sip and taste your way through the highlights of Santorini on this unforgettable tour for wine enthusiasts. You’ll be able to take in many of the island’s highlights, including a legendary sunset, as well as enjoy its famous wines and mouthwatering local eats like mussels and sea urchin salad.
Enjoy an amazing wine tour on our Cyclades 8 Day Food and Wine Experience >
Santorini Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Taking in one of Santorini’s famously breath-taking sunsets is a must for anyone who visits the island. A luxurious catamaran cruise provides the ideal private tour that sails along the caldera cliffs, complete with a freshly prepared meal and drinks, before capping off with a sunset from one of the best vantage points, Ammoudi Bay, just below Oia village.
Crete Wine and Music Tasting Tour
Taste the fine wines of Crete on a tour that will bring you to sip six different types made from indigenous grapes while being treated to beautiful music from your musician hosts. Before this private performance you’ll meet up with a ceramist in the pottery village of Margarites to learn more about the art of pottery and even make your own piece.
Sail Around Beautiful Milos
The island famous for being the spot the Venus de Milo statue was discovered is home to incredible beaches ranging from white and black to shell- and pebble-covered. Milos may best be enjoyed by taking a sailing tour through the surrounding sea in glorious shades of blue and green. You’ll be able to stop at hidden stretches, explore caves, swim in those enticing crystal-clear waters and enjoy a magnificent sunset too.
Tour Knossos on Crete to Discover the Palace Myths
A special family-friendly tour will take you to discover the myths that surround the ancient Palace of Knossos on an outdoor excursion. Expert pedagogues ensure everyone in the family is entertained as you stroll through ancient scenery, play games and enjoy interactive experiences based on writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis’ book, At the Palaces of Knossos.
Visit the impressive Knossos in Crete on our Ancient Greece and Minoan Highlights 10 Day Journey.
Sea Kayaking on Santorini
Discover Santorini’s natural wonders on a half-day sea kayaking tour, including the caves that become illuminated in blue when the light touches the water, and famous Red beach known for its fiery sands that are the result of volcanic activity. You’ll be able to paddle the coastline around ancient Akrotiri, experience the thrill of cliff jumping at White beach and do some snorkeling too.
Discover the World of Naxian Marble
Special excursions are available that will bring you to discover the world of Naxian Marble. Journey to a marble quarry to learn about how it’s extracted, delve into its ancient history and use on the island and more. You’ll even be able to join in a marble workshop to learn how to create your own piece using marble to take home.
Explore the Crown Jewel of Naxos: Mountainous Apeiranthos
The mountainous village of Apeiranthos on Naxos is a delight with its timeless beauty that can be explored on a tour that will bring you through its marble paths lined with stone-built homes. As it’s become somewhat of a foodie destination after being featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” you’ll have the chance to sample eclectic dishes based on local ingredients in one of the traditional eateries too.
Take a Cooking Class on Santorini
The total gastronomic experience can be enjoyed by taking a cooking class hosted by Petra Kouzina on Santorini in a traditional local’s home. You’ll get a brief introduction to the island’s foods and signature dishes followed by home-style cooking lessons. Then the best part – sharing and tasting the meal.
Become a Mykonian for a Day
Enjoy an authentic Mykonos experience by becoming a Mykonian for the day. Visit one of the island’s farms and get to know the animals. Watch and participate in the goat milking, bread baking and cheesemaking, with the results enjoyed at breakfast along with other farm-fresh foods. The excursion includes swimming on an isolated private beach and touring the island by 4X4 too.
Tour the Sacred Site of Delos and Join a Mykonian Cooking Class
Taking a boat tour to Delos is a must while on Mykonos and excursions are available that will not only bring you to explore this UNESCO-protected site that’s home to some of the most extensive remains from the golden age of classical Greece, but afterwards you’ll take a Mykonian cooking class and sample the results.
Enjoy a day trip to Delos Island and explore the birthplace of Apollo on our Athens & Greek Islands 10 Day Cruise Tour.
Delos, Rhenia Island and a Sunset from Little Venice
An unforgettable journey can be enjoyed visiting Delos to discover the history behind one of the country’s most important archaeological sites followed by a swim in the crystal-clear blue waters off one of Rhenia Island’s pristine beaches. Feast on a meal of seafood pasta and wine, and then cap it off with a sunset from Little Venice on Mykonos.
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A Day Trip to Hydra from Athens
Less than two hours from Athens, Hydra makes an ideal day trip where you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back into another time, with the vehicle-free cobbled streets providing a tranquil atmosphere for exploring on foot, donkey or horse. Enjoy swimming in the enticing turquoise waters and dining on traditional Greek cuisine at one of the seaside tavernas.
A Leisurely E Bike and Walking Tour on Thirasia, Departing from Santorini
If you visit Santorini, don’t miss the chance to take this fun electric mountain bike and walking tour on nearby Thirasia Island. Sometimes referred to Santorini as it once was, a half-century ago, you’ll be able to ride through wild, unspoiled landscapes to the Monastery of Kimisis, enjoy fresh-baked warm bread, lunch and more.
A Full Day Wine Tour Through Nemea and Nafplio
Made for wine enthusiasts, a day trip through Nemea and Nafplio will bring you to one of the most important wine producing regions in the country. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards that are famous for producing Agiorgitiko wine, grown here for thousands of years, visiting two wineries for tastings and tour. Landmark sites in Nafplio are included too.
A Photo Tour of Magnificent Meteora
Join local photographers on a private guided tour of one of the most spectacular and sacred places in Greece, Meteora. An all-day photo excursion will bring you to capture photos of its rock formations, monasteries, caves and more while learning about the history behind it. The experience includes plenty of expert tips to ensure get those incredible shots.
Minoan Food and Art on Crete
For an unforgettable food and art experience on Crete, join a tour that will take you to discover the island’s gastronomy, wine, history and culture. Experience everything from the ancient myths of Malia Minoan Palace to a Minoan-style cooking class complete with a family-style three-course meal and a Minoan-style painting class too.
Explore Ancient Delphi on an Athens Day Trip
Discover the mythical oracle of ancient Greece on a day trip to the UNESCO-listed site of ancient Delphi. Marvel at ancient ruins and iconic monuments, including the Athenian Treasury and Temple of Apollo, and then journey a unique mountain village rarely visited by tourists where old rural traditions and centuries-old crafts are still practiced.
Sail around Naxos to Rina Cave and the Small Cyclades
Enjoy a full day of sailing from Naxos, discovering the island’s breathtaking coastline and beautiful beaches on the way to one of the most beautiful sea caves, Rina, with its surreal aquamarine waters. Snorkel or swim in this dazzling underwater world and then go exploring through Iraklia or Schinoussa in the Small Cyclades.
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