From (AUD)$10,895
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 experience the magic of an Aegean sunset.
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

Explore the island of Crete, exploring a number of cities and villages, the Palace of Knossos and the Stavromenos Australian War Memorial.

Image Credit: Sacha Bunnik

Ride a steam train up the slopes of Mt Pelion to the village of Milies, before exploring to the picturesque towns of Portaria and Makrinitsa.

Image Credit: ©2008 K. Krallis, SV1XV, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Marvel at the clifftop monasteries of Meteora, where monks have been settled since the 11th century. The tallest of these rock formations reaches 400 metres high.

Image Credit: Sacha Bunnik

See remnants of Greece’s ancient past, visiting the archaeological site in Mycenae, the sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi and the many impressive landmarks of Athens.

Image Credit: Jeremy Van Heerde

Special Experiences

All aboard the restored Mt Pelion steam train! Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery as the train winds its way up the mountain to the village of Milies.
Visit a traditional tsipouradika tavern to try the famous Greek ‘tsipouro’, a strong pomace brandy produced in the area.
Visit a family owned winery in the village of Vatolakkos. Learn about the 4,000 year old tradition of winemaking and enjoy a tasting.
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

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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The many sides of magical Greece

  • Discover the picturesque town of Edessa
  • Stop in Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Thessaloniki
  • Explore the Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina
  • Stop at Paleos Panteleimon
  • Ride the restored Mt Pelion steam train
  • Explore Makrinitsa, one of the most beautiful villages of Mt Pelion
  • Take an evening walk through the famous tsipouradika area
  • 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
  • Take a short boat ride to the beautiful green islet of Trizonia
  • Discover the ancient site of Olympia
  • Visit Epidaurus, the most important healing center in antiquity
  • Explore the Castle of Palamidi
  • Take an evening walking tour of Nafplio.
  • Visit Mycenae, one of Greece's most important archaeological sites
  • 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
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens and the museum of Acropolis
  • 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
  • In Chania on the island of Crete, see the Venetian Harbour
  • Visit the Dermitzaki Folklore Collection
  • Visit 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
  • Stop at the Fortezza, the Venetian castle dominating the town of Paleokastro
  • Visit the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture, the Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • Visit the Heraklion archaeological museum
  • 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
  • Taste some of the wines made on the island of Santorini
  • Visit the site of Akrotiri
  • Explore Oia, the most famous village in Santorini

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

Properties include: 

  • City Hotel Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
  • Hotel Volos Palace, Volos
  • Hotel Lepanto Beach, Nafpaktos
  • Hotel Amalia, Nafplio
  • Hotel Golden Age, Athens
  • Hotel Kydon, Chania
  • Ibis Styles Heraklion Central Hotel, Heraklion
  • Hotel El Greco, Santorini

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice. 

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlight:
    • Volos, enjoy a delicious Greek dinner in a traditional tsipouradika tavern

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

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • On day 6, a strict dress code applies when entering the monasteries in Meteora, shoulders and knees must be covered. Ladies - no trousers or shorts, please wear a skirt/dress (to below the knee) and a long-sleeved shirt/top; Men - long trousers and long-sleeved shirts are appropriate.
  • On day 13, we board an overnight ferry to Crete. During the journey your main luggage will be stowed in a storage area and will not be accessible, therefore you will need to pack a small overnight bag.

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.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
18 May 22
08 Jun 22
$10,895
Available
22 Jun 22
13 Jul 22
$10,995
Available
27 Jul 22
17 Aug 22
$10,995
Available
24 Aug 22
14 Sep 22
$10,895
Available
21 Sep 22
12 Oct 22
$10,895
Available

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne & Perth
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $230pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $2,775
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

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