From (AUD)$10,995
Days22
Airfares included
Take an in-depth journey across Mediterranean Greece. Travel from Thessaloniki, via Meteora, Athens and Crete, to the sun-bleached island of Santorini. Delve into the history of ancient civilisations, savour traditional flavours, admire the dramatic scenery and watch the sun set over the Aegean.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $230pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Caique boat, High-speed ferry, Overnight ferry & Steam-train
No Hidden Extras
Ride a steam train up the slopes of Mt Pelion
Marvel at the clifftop monasteries of Meteora
See remnants of Greece’s ancient past in Mycenae, Delphi and Athens
Explore the island of Crete

Special Experiences

All aboard the Mt Pelion steam train, where we're in for a scenic journey up the slopes to the village of Milies.
We’ll try the famous Greek “tsipouro” at a traditional tsipouradika tavern this evening.
Discover the 4,000-year-old tradition of winemaking on the island of Crete at a tasting.
This evening we’ll explore Oia, Santorini’s most famous and picturesque village, and witness an incredible sunset over the Aegean, before a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Itinerary Greece in Depth

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Greece in Depth

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Sightseeing

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The many sides of magical Greece

  • Discover the picturesque town of Edessa in Greece's Macedonia prefecture, with its landmark - the homonymous waterfall.
  • Stop in Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Visit the local site and museum and see the exquisite floor mosaics from the 4th century B.C.
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Thessaloniki, including a drive to the upper part of the city to see the Theodosian walls and admire the view, and a short walk along the sea-front promenade and Aristotelous square.
  • Explore the Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina, including the impressive tomb of King Philip II - father of Alexander the Great.
  • Stop at Paleos Panteleimon, a beautiful restored mountain village with stone-built houses, quaint shops and restaurants.
  • Ride the restored Mt Pelion steam train through amazing scenery to the village of Milies.
  • Explore Makrinitsa, one of the most beautiful villages of Mt Pelion with its beautiful stone-built houses, cafes and tavernas.
  • Take an evening walk through the famous tsipouradika area and enjoy dinner at a traditional tsipouradiko, drinking the famous Greek 'tsipouro' with the locals.
  • Be amazed as we visit some of the fascinating cliff-top monasteries of Meteora.
  • In Delphi admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and visit the museum, home to the famous “bronze charioteer”.
  • Take a short boat ride to the beautiful green islet of Trizonia and enjoy lunch at a local fish tavern.
  • Discover the ancient site of Olympia including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, Phidias’s Workshop and the Olympia Archaeological Museum.
  • Visit Epidaurus, the most important healing center in antiquity, famous for its theatre with incomparable acoustics.
  • Explore the Castle of Palamidi, a fortress perched high on a cliff affording stunning views over the town of Nafplion.
  • Take an evening walking tour to discover the picturesque town of Nafplio.
  • Visit Mycenae, one of Greece's most important archaeological sites, and see the tomb of Agamemnon and the famous Lion’s gate.
  • Tour the ancient city of Corinth and visit the Agora (market place) and the Temple of Apollo.
  • See the famous Corinth Canal.
  • Discover Athens on a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the Academy, the National Library, the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, the Panathinaikon marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and other monuments and landmarks of the city.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens and the museum of Acropolis, considered one of the best museums in Europe.
  • Stroll through the popular Thisio, Monastiraki and Plaka areas.
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore the treasures of Athens.
  • Visit Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, an incredible structure perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
  • In Chania on the island of Crete, see the Venetian Harbour and take a short walk through the market, then drive to Souda Bay to visit the WWII Commonwealth Cemetery.
  • Visit the Dermitzaki Folklore Collection and small museum of olive and olive oil before stopping in at a small family operated winery, to taste some of the wines and local snacks.
  • Learn about the Australian WWII history at the Monastery of Preveli, uniquely located on the Cretan mountains overlooking the Lybian sea.
  • Stop at the Fortezza, the Venetian castle dominating the town of Paleokastro, to admire the view to Rethymnon. See more of Rethymnon as we take a panoramic city bus tour.
  • Visit the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture, the Minoan Palace of Knossos, which in mythology housed the labyrinth of the mythical Minotaur.
  • Visit the Heraklion archaeological museum, which presents the Cretan life. It contains a great variety of artefacts related to Cretan folk tradition, ethnology, economic activity and culture.
  • Take an evening walking tour in Herkalion.
  • Take a high-speed ferry to the breathtaking Greek island of Santorini.
  • In Santorini take a short tour to the villages of Megalochori and Pyrgos and visit the monastery of Profitis Ilias at the highest point of the island for stunning views.
  • Taste some of the wines made on the island of Santorini.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Fira.
  • Take in the laid back island lifestyle with a free day in Santorini.
  • Visit the site of Akrotiri. Covered in ashes during the Great Eruption, the city has been unearthed almost completely intact. You'll also see some of the black sand beaches of the island, like Kamari and Perivolos.
  • Explore Oia, the most famous village in Santorini, before watching a magical sunset over the Aegean.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Greece. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Overnight ferry from Piraeus to Crete
  • High-speed ferry from Crete to Santorini
  • Tipping Made Easy, $230pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 18 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 1 night on the overnight ferry in an outside cabin

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Accommodation Greece in Depth

Accommodation

City Hotel

Greece flag Thessaloniki

Recently renovated, the City Hotel is located in the centre of Thessaloniki, 50 m from Aristotelous Square. It offers a restaurant-bar and spa facilities.

The soundproofed rooms are classically furnished and feature wooden floors. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (in all hotel areas); fridge/minibar; tea & coffee making facilities; safe deposit box

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Volos Palace Hotel

Greece flag Volos

Volos Palace, conveniently located in the city centre, looking towards the Pagasetic Gulf, offers 4 star accommodation services all year round. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; internet connection; minibar; free wifi in public areas

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Hotel Lepanto Beach

Greece flag Nafpaktos

Just steps from Nafpaktos' most beautiful beach, Gribovo, this property is perfectly positioned for enjoying all the town has to offer. Rooms are tastefully decorated in a modern, eclectic style and feature all the modern conveniences.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge

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Amalia Hotel

Greece flag Nafplio

Amalia Hotel Nafplio has been built with respect to the town's culture and architecture, a neoclassical building set in spacious surroundings, enclosed by beautiful gardens with palm trees and flowers. The guest rooms are set in three levels amongst spacious lobby areas, the atrium, wide corridors and share views of Palamidi Fortress, the sea or the hotel’s green gardens. The air-conditioned guest rooms at Amalia Nafplio have modern décor, are sound-proofed and equipped with work desks and luxurious bathroom amenities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; minibar; safe deposit box

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Golden Age Hotel

Greece flag Athens

The Golden Age Hotel is conveniently located close to the Athens Concert Hall, Benaki Museum, Acropolis, Parthenon and Hellenic Parliament, with lots of coffee shops and restaurants also nearby. The Kolonaki area is a high end area with many exclusive boutiques and is only a 10 min walk from the hotel. The hotel has 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; minibar; free wifi (in public areas); safe deposit box

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Kydon Hotel

Greece flag Chania

Located in the centre of Chania, Kydon Hotel is opposite of the main market hall and just a few minutes' walk from the Old Town and the Venetian Harbour. Elegantly decorated, most of the guest rooms offer panoramic views of the Old Town, the Venetian Harbour and the Cretan Sea. A free mini Ipad is offered upon request to use within the hotel.

Facilities: air-conditioning; safe deposit box; minibar; free wifi; iPod docking station; coffee maker

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Ibis Styles Heraklion

Greece flag Heraklion

Ibis Styles Heraklion Central is located right in the heart of Heraklion in Crete and just a few minutes walk from the waters edge. The hotel is situated just walking distance to anything you want, with plenty of shopping and tourists attractions near by. Warm, welcoming and modern rooms offer everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar

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El Greco Resort & Spa

Greece flag Santorini

El Greco is conveniently located minutes from the centre of Fira. It boasts 5 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, a children’s pool and 2 open-air tubs with hydromassage facilities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; fridge; safe deposit box

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Information Greece in Depth

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Greece in Depth

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

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23 Sep 20
14 Oct 20
$10,995
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $230pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $815
Single Supplement
From $2,775
Day/Date Variations
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Taxes & Fuel Costs
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