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Greece Tours

Greece tours are a truly unforgettable experience that will allow you to take in the natural beauty of the ancient world. Known for its famous history, culture, architecture, food, drink, and friendly locals, Greece is also an incredible place for a trekking holiday – although Greece tours also offer more than just great trekking! You can find great climbing or cycling tours on desolate islands, and cultural tours that will delight photographers, history buffs, and gastronomists.

Greece Travel Guide

Having a Greece travel guide, like this guide on hiking in Greece, can really provide you with a wealth of information that will help turn your next holiday into an unforgettable adventure. Our list of the best Greece tours includes exploring near-undiscovered islands, trekking through ancient Crete, heading to the stunning Pindos Mountains, and the classic trek to the summit of Mt. Olympus. Whether you are looking for a guided tour of Greece, or are more comfortable with a self-guided tour, these tours of Greece will more than fulfill your adventurous spirit!

When is the Best Time to Visit Greece?

Although it depends on the intentions of your trip, the best time to visit Greece is generally considered to be the summer season of May to September, as it is during this period that weather in the region is hot and dry. Naturally this coincides with the busy tourist season in the region, so it might be best to avoid travel during this time if you don’t want to be surrounded by crowds of other tourists or pay a premium for travel/accommodations.

If you are looking to avoid the peak tourist season, then the best time to visit Greece is during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. During these windows temperatures are generally a bit cooler, which is ideal if you are looking to get outside for activities like hiking and biking.No matter what time of year you plan to travel, a trip to Greece is always an excellent idea, and there will be plenty of things to do and see.

Greece Map

With a rugged mainland and thousands of islands scattered across the Mediterranean Sea, it can be a bit difficult to visualize Greece and its geographic layout. For this reason we’ve put together a simple greece map that should give you a bit of an overview of the country for the planning phase of your tour in Greece. Hopefully you find it useful!

Types of Tours in Greece

While many people think of the historic streets of Athens or lazy islands in the sea when they think of Greece, there are plenty of different types of tours in Greece that will make for an excellent holiday. Check out the different types of tours in Greece below:

Trekking Tours in Greece

Greece is home to some absolutely rugged terrain that is perfectly suited for a trekking adventure, whether it is the Pindus Mountains of the mainland or the windswept islands of the Aegean Sea. Check out these incredible trekking tours in Greece to set out on your own multi-day adventure in the ancient world.

Bike Tours in Greece

If traveling on foot isn’t your style, there are a number of amazing bike tours in Greece on offer that will allow you to fully explore the picturesque landscape all the same. Read on to discover some of the most incredible bike tours in Greece - and the world for that matter!

Sailing Tours in Greece

Whether you want to explore the rugged coastline of Crete, the picturesque Ionian Islands, or the well-known Cycladic Islands, there are plenty of ways to experience the Mediterranean Sea on sailing tours in Greece. Be sure to check out these epic sailing tours in Greece to get inspired for your next trip!

Where to Travel in Greece

Tours in Mainland Greece

Whether the aim of your trip is to trek through the Pindus Mountains or explore the ancient streets of Athens, tours in Mainland Greece have so much to offer. Explore these cultural and outdoor tours and discover your next adventure in Mainland Greece today!

Tours in the Greek Islands

Greece is home to a seemingly endless supply of thousands of islands scattered throughout the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, nearly all of which beg to be explored! From the historic shores of Crete to the Ionian and Cycladic island groups, there is no shortage of tours in the Greek Islands waiting for you!

Tours on Mount Olympus

Best known as the home of the ancient Greek gods, Mount Olympus is also the highest peak in Greece and a popular destination for intrepid adventurers the world over. Discover diverse flora and fauna, and take in stunning views from the summit on these incredible tours on Mount Olympus.

Frequently Asked Questions About Greece

How many days is enough to see Greece?

The number of days needed to see Greece depends on if you are traveling in the mainland, the islands, or both, but generally speaking it is best to plan for 10-15 days to see a good portion of GReece.

Is Italy or Greece Cheaper?

Although the cost to travel to and within Italy and Greece is very similar, Greece tends to be slightly less expensive.

What is the best way to tour Greece?

If you are looking to visit a number of different islands, then booking a cruise or sailing tour is a great way to tour Greece. In terms of the mainland, traveling by train is the best option to tour Greece.

What should I not miss in Greece?

Although it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, you should not miss out on visiting the Acropolis in Athens when planning a trip to Greece.

Where to fly into Greece?

Whether you are looking to explore the Greek mainland or the islands, visitors traveling to Greece tshould fly into Athens, as it is the best hub for branching off into other parts of the country.

Greece Tour Highlights

The Acropolis

Certainly the most iconic historical site in Greece - if not the entire ancient world - the Acropolis is an ancient citadel that overlooks the city of Athens and is home to one of the most well known buildings in the world, the Parthenon. Dating back to the 5th Century BCE, the Acropolis has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the finest examples of ancient Greek architecture. The Acropolis is an extremely popular attraction in Greece that draws millions of visitors each year.

Santorini

Situated in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a beautifully scenic island that has become a popular destination for tourists from around the world. Santorini belongs to the Cyclades, a vast group of islands scattered across the sea, and the island itself is home to gorgeous beaches, white painted houses, and stunning vineyards. Millions of tourists visit Santorini each year, and once you have experienced its gorgeous landscapes it is easy to see why!

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Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

Greece
Trekking
Self-Guided
4 days
From US $175
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This tour is your chance to trek one of the most mystical mountains on earth: Mount Olympus. This self-guided journey starts in Litochoro, an enchanting town at the foot of Greece’s highest peak. Then you’ll spend two days on the mountain, sleeping in a mountain hut on the second night. You should be comfortable hiking up some serious elevation on this tour to reach the summit, a worthy reward for your effort.

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Walking and Dining in Athens Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
3 days
From US $225
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Athens is the oldest city in Europe and the city with the longest history! Strolling through Athens, you will be thrilled to discover this rich history as Ancient, Roman, Byzantine and modern monuments abound. Pedestrian walkways lead you through green parks connecting major sites like the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Pnyx Theater, which is considered the birthplace of democracy. Dine on multiple courses at fine restaurants and sample the fare at local taverns in each spot. A unique food-on-foot tour!

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Saronic Gulf Walking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
4 days
From US $250
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Aegina island, only 1 hour by ferry from Piraeus port, is a wonderful island in the Saronic Gulf. During this short escape, you’ll discover the island on foot, enjoy the splendid views on the mountains of the Peloponnese, and see the surrounding islands of Agistri and Methana.

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Walking Tinos Island Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $295
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Spend a week in tranquillity, walking around the teeny tiny island of Tinos. This lesser-known island is part of Greece’s famous Cycladic Islands, renowned for their classic white houses with deep blue doors and shutters. And, of course, the sparkling Aegean Sea surrounds you at every step. After a week walking on Tinos Island, you will know it like the back of your hand. Only sleeping in two towns, you’ll get familiar with two villages, meeting locals, and finding your favourite restaurants, viewpoints, and alleyways.

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Mount Olympus & Northern Greece Hiking

Greece
Trekking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $325
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Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and the fabled home of Zeus and the Greek Gods. This self-guided trekking tour takes you on the legendary path up the mountain and into the clouds, where you can look out over the expansive landscape of Mount Olympus National Park with the Aegean Sea to the east.

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Mt. Olympus Classic

3 days
From US $325
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Mt. Olympus, the name conjures up visions of beauty and history. Mount Olympus is a place of divine beauty, blessed by the ancient Greek gods and chosen by Zeus to host their home. It is also the highest mountain in Greece.

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Amorgos Island Walking Tour

Greece
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $350
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This week-long tour of Amorgos will bring you a string of tranquil moments day after day. Amorgos is a lesser-known destination in the Cycladic Islands in Greece, but nonetheless impressive. On this tour, you’ll experience authentic Greek hospitality in your two B&Bs and get to walk almost the entire length of the narrow island. Be prepared for a few challenging ascents, but you are never too far from the beach if you need to cool off!

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Zagori Trekking Tour

Greece
Walking
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6 days
From US $350
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The Zagori area is one of the best walking regions in Greece. Discover this remote wonderland for yourself on the 6-day self-guided Zagori Trekking Tour.

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Samos Walking Adventure

Greece
Walking
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8 days
From US $375
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This 8-day walking holiday proves there is much more to the Greek Islands than beaches! On the island of Samos, you’ll spend your days on self-guided walks exploring impressive mountains, lush orchards, ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches.

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Vikos Gorge Hiking Tour

Greece
Walking
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7 days
From US $375
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Spend 7 days exploring the Zagori region in northwest Greece on this self-guided walking holiday. This tour features hikes between the mountain villages of the impressive Vikos Gorge, one of the most impressive spots to explore by foot in all of Greece.

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Evia Cycling Tour

Greece
Road Bike
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $425
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Evia Island is just a short hop away from Athens and is full of surprises. It is easily accessible by public bus via the bridge that connects the mainland to the island of Evia at Chalkida. This trip starts in the seaside town of Eretria, known for its ancient theatre and temple. You will ride along peaceful backroads to quiet villages and cycle past vineyards and rivers. A coastal ride past tranquil fishing villages and modern shipyards ends at a restored farmhouse run by warmhearted hosts. An island-crossing transfer takes you south to the tiny village of Giannitsa. From there you peddle to Karystos along the river and across a fertile plain with vineyards. The lively town of Karystos is your home for the last days of this trip, where after a day of cycling the warm, azure waters of the Aegean Sea await you for a refreshing swim.

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The Menalon Trail Pilgrimage Tour

Greece
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $425
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During the weeklong Menalon Trail Pilgrimage Tour, you’ll be experiencing a slice of Greek history. The goal is to walk one of the Leading Quality Trails in Europe. You may not expect woodsy and forested scenes in Greece, but some of these mountain towns even see snow during winter. This tour leads travellers down a remote path where you may not see other humans for hours. If you’re looking for a pilgrimage to clear your head, look no further than this 7-day self-guided tour. The walks will challenge you on some days but know that you have comfortable accommodation waiting for you each night.

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Crete Coast to Coast Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $450
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Explore the beautiful island of Crete on this 8-day self-guided walking tour. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, and it has a one-of-a-kind landscape for you to explore! Escape the crowds as you walk along remote coastlines to visit tranquil beaches and quiet seaside villages.

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Crete Family Walking Tour

Greece
Walking
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8 days
From US $450
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This 8-day self-guided walking holiday is the perfect way for you to explore Crete with your family. The itinerary includes lots of free time and flexibility, giving you the option to choose which walks you want to do and when you want to do them.

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Western Crete Walking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $450
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Crete is a dreamy destination for anyone seeking sun, sea, and spectacular walking routes. This 8-day self-guided journey combines immersing in traditional Cretan villages and exploring the island on foot. After this tour, Crete will always have a place in your heart. The landscapes are exactly as you’d picture: rocky outcrops, island vegetation, and cobalt sea all around. Walk among gorges, along the coast, and through authentic villages.

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Andros Hiking Tour

Greece
Walking
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9 days
From US $475
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Andros island is waiting to be discovered on foot! The island has a network of old trails running across the island, leading to secret quays, hidden monasteries, beautiful agricultural land, and a handful of hamlets, each with individual charm. Spend 9 memorable days choosing your routes to explore this gem in the middle of the Aegean Sea.

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Andros Island Pilgrimage Tour

Greece
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $475
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Find yourself, lose yourself, and find yourself again on this 8-day pilgrimage across Andros in Greek’s famous Cycladic Islands. During the tour, you’ll get acquainted with both seaside and mountain villages with undeniably Greek hospitality everywhere you go. This is a self-guided exploration, but you’ll be provided with a detailed map and guidebook, and your accommodation in B&Bs will be organized for you. All you have to do is walk!

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Southwest Crete Trekking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $475
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The 8-Day Self-Guided Southwest Crete Trekking Tour welcomes you to experience endless views over the deep blue Libyan Sea whilst walking along Europe’s most impressive coast! This area remains a wild place, with 2000m high mountains falling steeply into the Libyan Sea. Deep blue water and clear blue skies make for a picture-perfect setting for this walking holiday with lots of opportunities to swim on idyllic beaches.

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Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $495
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Two is better than one, right? This 8-day tour offers double the charm with stays on two separate islands, Andros and Tinos. Both will take your breath away with the classic Greek-style white houses and blue accents. Over 8 days, you’ll have the chance to explore many well-walked trails to secluded beaches, immense gorges, and peaks that offer magnificent views of the Aegean Sea. And, of course, you’ll have your pick of taverns to indulge in Greek cuisine at.

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Karpathos Island Hiking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $495
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Karpathos Island is a timeless place with a few pristine villages dotting its land. On this 8-day tour, you’ll visit four villages and walk incredible paths only accessible by foot. Climb rocky trails and descend to stunning quays of crystal-clear water (and take a dip if you like!). The locals on this island will welcome you with smiles and waves, invite you into their taverns, and leave you with so many memories.

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