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Discover the ancient splendors of Athens with our array of 31 archaeological site visits, where history unfurls before your eyes. In 2024, journey through time on tours that offer more than just a glimpse into Greece's storied past; they provide an immersive experience in the cradle of Western civilization. From the majestic Acropolis to lesser-known treasures, each tour is crafted to enhance your understanding and appreciation for this timeless city. With activities like small ship cruises gliding you across crystal Aegean waters and village visits offering a taste of local life, these tours are as diverse as they are educational. Prices begin at $1,809 to $59,995, inviting you to unearth the rich tapestry of Athens' heritage while basking in its modern-day charm. To weave your own tale within these historic lands, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Greek Monastery on a Rock and Sunny Summer Evening
$3,862
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Highlights of Classical Greece

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Athens, the capital of Greece
  • See iconic landmark in Athens
  • Visit Archaeological site of Mycena
  • See the charming town of Nafplion
  • See iconic site in Olympia
  • Explore Delphi, naval of the world
  • See the rock formation in Meteora
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a journey through the ancient world on a 7-day classical Greece adventure from Athens. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Athens as you visit its famous landmarks, including the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the picturesque town of Nafplion, the first capital of Greece, and marvel …
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Explore the beautiful walkways of Santorini
$3,172
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Greece Island Hopping

9 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Athens, the capital of Greece
  • See iconic landmark in Athens
  • Visit the charming town of Naoussa
  • Relax in Paros' beautiful beaches
  • Capture the famous Santorini sunset
  • Sample local wines in Santorini
  • Enjoy the beauty of Santorini
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Escape to Greece on this 9-day Island Hopping Adventure that will take you to Athens, Paros, and Santorini. Start your journey in Athens, where you'll explore the architectural wonders of the ancient world, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Taste some of the finest Greek cuisines at …
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See the ancient world come alive in Athens
$1,809
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Athens City Explorer

4 Day Itinerary
  • See iconic landmark in Athens
  • Visit Athens, the capital of Greece
  • Take a leisurely walk in Plaka
  • Visit Archaeological site of Mycena
  • See the charming town of Nafplion
  • See the lovely sea front of Athens
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the best of Athens with the 4-day Athens City Explorer tour. With the help of an experienced guide, this immersive and comprehensive tour will take you on a captivating journey through the rich history, culture, and landmarks of the ancient city of Athens. Encounter a vast collection of …
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Traditional architecture in Greece.
$2,500
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Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galileo
  • Dine at traditional Greek Tavernas
  • Enjoy a swim-stop at Poliegos
  • Explore Delos's archaeological site
  • Walk through Syros
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Take an 8-day cruise on the Galileo, which leaves and returns to Athens, to see the Aegean Islands, known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal seas. During your trip, you can visit popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos, as well as lesser-known islands such …
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Sunset over Athens' port
$7,990
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The Hidden Pearls of the Aegean Sea

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Enjoy the windjammer experience
  • Discover Cyclades islands
  • Visit Mycenae, a UNESCO site
  • Learn ancient ruins history
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
DiscovertheundiscoveredwondersoftheCycladesislandstoavoidthetouristcrowds.Take a look at the magnificent Isle of Light, a World Heritage Site, and its numerous temples, which served as the birthplace of the sun god Apollo.Visit Mycenae, one of Greece's most significant archaeological sites and …
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Traditional architecture in Greece.
$2,760
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Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony V
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades
  • Visit the peaceful town of Chora
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion
  • Experience archaeological sites
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Harmony V for a week-long round-trip cruise. On this 8-day cruise from and back to Athens, see Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos; Crete, the largest and southernmost Greek island; and the Peloponnese, with its historical treasures in …
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Admire the temples of the Athenian acropolis
$4,760
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At the heart of the Greek Islands

Roundtrip Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • MAUD FONTENOY FOUNDATION
  • Enjoy UNESCO World Heritages Sites
  • Santorini caldera sunset
  • Swimming
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 8-day Greek Islands Cruise aboard L'Austral, experience the rich history and culture of the Aegean Sea on a cruise that visits Delos, the birthplace of Apollo according to mythology. Explore the iconic beaches and windmills of Mykonos, including the picturesque Alefkandra district, with …
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Adventures in Santorini!
$13,790
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Sailing the Greek Isles

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Experience the Cyclades
  • Discover the ruins of Delos
  • Discover the age-old villages
  • Discover the beauty of Santorini
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
While there are many ways to tour the Greek Isles, exploring aboard an authentic tall ship on a Greece small ship cruise offers an unrivaled experience and guarantees an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The combination of this peerless ship and the expedition-style voyage sends you off …
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The whitewashed cliffs of Santorini
$3,350
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Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony G
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades
  • Visit the peaceful town of Chora
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion
  • Experience archaeological sites
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Harmony G for a week-long round-trip cruise. On this 8-day cruise from and back to Athens, see Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos; Crete, the largest and southernmost Greek island; and the Peloponnese, with its historical treasures in …
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Discover beautiful Symi island
$5,940
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Cruising the Greek Islands of the Southern Aegean: with Smithsonian Journeys

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Smithsonian Journeys Cruise
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Sail the Santorini Caldera
  • Explore Mykonos
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on the Le Dumont-d’Urvillefor an 8-day cruise to the southern Aegean's most stunning Greek islands, and take in the archipelago's rich cultural history and cool, turquoise waters. On your journey, stop by Patmos' Byzantine monastery, cruise Santorini's caldera, and …
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Colorful local boats in Greece
$7,070
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Cruising the Greek Islands of the Southern Aegean: with Smithsonian Journeys

Roundtrip Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Smithsonian Journeys Cruise
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Sail the Santorini Caldera
  • Explore Mykonos
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on the L'Austral for an 8-day cruise to the southern Aegean's most stunning Greek islands, and take in the archipelago's rich cultural history and cool, turquoise waters. On your journey, stop by Patmos' Byzantine monastery, cruise Santorini's caldera, and savor the …
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Gondola on Canal Grande at Sunset, Venice
$5,760
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From the City of the Gods to the City of the Doges with the Paris Opera Ballet

Athens - Venice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Discover Athens
  • Explore lively districts like Plaka
  • Experience the Corinth Canal
  • Visit the Delphi Sanctuary
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise from the city of the gods to the city of the doges with the Paris Opera Ballet aboard L'Austral. Begin in Athens, where the lively districts of Plaka and key attractions like the National Archaeological Museum await. Witness the marvel of the Corinth Canal, cutting …
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An abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily
$4,760
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Islands and cities of the Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail from Greece to Malta
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Hydra
  • Visit the island of Kythira
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join Le Bougainville on an 8-day cruise between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast, exploring the Islands and cities of the Mediterranean. Leaving Athens and traveling towards Paros. Explore the little island of Hydrabefore sailing south to the picturesque Monemvasia. The ship calls at …
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Stop in beautiful Parga
$5,040
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From The City of Gods to The Canals of Venice

Athens - Venice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Discover Athens' cultural past
  • Marvel at the Corinth Canal
  • Stroll along Itea's old cobblestone
  • Taste the sweet life of Salento
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Explore a 9-day cruise from Athens to Venice aboard L'Austral. Begin in Athens, discovering the Acropolis and vibrant Plaka. Sail through the Corinth Canal for a unique spectacle. In Itea, visit Delphi Sanctuary before embracing Parga's history and lively streets. Otranto in Italy offers …
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The ruins of Athens
$1,950
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Antiquity to Byzantium

Athens - Corinth - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Galileo
  • Explore Nafplion
  • Discover Monemvasia
  • Marvel at Pylos
  • Visit Gythion
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Itea
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the MS Galileo from Marina Zea to Nafplion, Greece's first capital. Explore Bourtzi fortress and Palamidi hill fort. Then, venture to Ancient Epidaurus and witness its famed theater's exceptional acoustics. Next, journey to Monemvasia, a medieval gem, before …
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Wander through Rome
$7,590
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From the City of Gods to the Eternal City

Athens - Civitavecchia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Explore the Mediterranean
  • Explore notable stops
  • Explore southern Aegean Sea
  • Explore Civitavecchia
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day From the City of Gods to the Eternal City cruise from Athens to Civitavecchia aboard Le Bougainville, exploring the Mediterranean's ancient wonders. Travelers enjoy one complimentary excursion per port of call, with highlights including Taormina in Catania, Chania's …
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$3,490
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Unexplored Greece: Aegean Islands

Athens Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Variety Voyager
  • Discover Kalymnos
  • Enjoy views of the Aegean Sea
  • Learn about the island of Patmos
  • Explore the villages of Ikaria
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Variety Voyager for this8-dayMediterraneancruise to the legendary Greek Isles.Explore stunning island destinations that offer a taste of true Greek culture. These are places where people take pride in offering hospitality, and where things are done with love and soul. Discover hidden gems …
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Traditional architecture in Greece.
$2,500
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Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama
  • Dine at traditional Greek Tavernas
  • Enjoy a swim-stop at Poliegos
  • Explore Delos's archaeological site
  • Walk through Syros
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day cruise on the Panorama, which leaves and returns to Athens, to see the Aegean Islands, known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal seas. During your trip, you can visit popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos, as well as lesser-known islands such …
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