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Greece Tours: Explore Greece's Ancient History, Culture, and Beaches with Indus Travels!

Whether you're a serious adrenaline junkie or a relaxed beach bum, Greece is the perfect vacation destination for you. Days will pass from one to the other under wide-open skies and a sea speckled with islands fringed with white-sand beaches. Wander along the cobblestone streets of Athens, discover the teeming volcanoes of Santorini, or stay on the lookout for wildlife in Crete. Let the natural beauty of Greece take your breath away from wherever you are whether it's on the shores of the ocean or a hilltop. Don't forget to let the friendly locals show you the simple way of life, full of socializing and delightful cuisine! With Indus Greece Tours, mix history with leisure as you discover some of the most breathtaking beaches and ancient remnants in Greece! Located in Southeastern Europe, Greece is a country that is as rich in history as it is in culture. With a recorded history that dates back more than 4,000 years, Greece has been home to some of the most influential people and cultures in the world. From the Ancient Greeks to the Romans and Byzantines, there is no shortage of historical sites and landmarks to explore in Greece. And while the country may be best known for its ancient ruins, Greece is also home to vibrant modern culture. From the lively nightlife of Athens to the breathtaking beaches of the Greek Isles, there is something for everyone in Greece. Whether you're interested in exploring the country's rich history or its modern culture, Greece tours are the perfect way to see it all. Our tours are designed to give you the best possible experience, and a tour director with great knowledge will ensure that you don't miss a thing. So come and explore Greece with us as a part of a small group tour of Greece. We guarantee that it will be an experience you'll never forget.

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Where to Go in Greece?

There are several incredible sites in this spectacular country to see. Indus Travel offers a wide range of small group tours in Greece to suit various interests. For example, guided sightseeing around Athens and Greece is certain to pique your interest if you are a history buff. The historical sites in Athens are scattered across the city, so it is best to see them with a tour guide who can show you around. A Greece group tour typically includes visits to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and other ancient ruins.

However, if you are more interested in the natural beauty of Greece, then you may want to consider a tour of the Greek Isles. These Greece tours typically include stops on some of the most popular islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. Each island has its unique charm, and you're sure to find something that you'll love.

Finally, if you are looking for a more unique experience, Greece tours also offer tours of the country's less-visited areas. For example, you can explore the stunning mountain villages of Meteora or the remote beaches of Kefalonia. These tours are perfect for those who want to get off the beaten path and see a different side of Greece.

Now that we know a bit about Greek history, let's explore what you can expect to see on a visit to some of the country's most famous sites.

 

What to Expect on Your Tour to Greece

The Acropolis in Athens

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece is the Acropolis in Athens. The Acropolis is a hilltop citadel that was home to some of the most important buildings in Ancient Greece, including the Parthenon. The word “Acropolis” translates to “highest point,” an accurate name for this ancient citadel situated atop a hill.

From the Acropolis, one can see the expansive city below, home to 665,000 Athenians. The Acropolis is a prominent limestone crag perched high above modern-day Athens as a monument to the city's past grandeur and Greek culture, recalling the civilization that flourished more than two millennia ago.

The Parthenon is the most iconic and well-preserved temple on the Acropolis. It was built in 447 BC in honor of Athena, the goddess of arts, crafts, and peaceful pursuits, whom the people of Athens considered one of their most important patrons.

The Parthenon is not the only attraction worth visiting among these ancient ruins. As you walk through the plethora of archaeological vestiges of the Acropolis, you emulate Socrates, Pericles, and Sophocles by walking in their footsteps and unveiling the Meteora of Western Civilization. The historical monument of the Acropolis is iconic for anybody interested in Greece, history, or democracy.

 

Ancient Monasteries in Meteora

The topography around Meteora is very strange and pillar-like, with some of the rocks standing alone and others integrated into the hillside. This creates valleys and an overall unpredictable landscape. The area got its name from the pillars of rocks that jut out, which translates to "suspended in the air." However, this is not the only amazing thing you will encounter at this historical site.

Meteora's main feature is its Greek Orthodox monasteries, which were erected in the Middle Ages on many of the rock cliffs. These monasteries are a big part of why Meteora is considered a World Heritage Site. How they were constructed is also very interesting and unique. The builders of these monasteries intentionally situated them in these remote areas to make it difficult for invading Turks to find them. As a result, the monasteries look like they are "suspended in air".

Although there used to be 24 monasteries in Meteora, today only 6 of them remain active. Tourists come here specifically to see these six monasteries and the religious people who live inside of them. Whether as an individual or as a part of a Greece group tour, you can explore this ancient landmark to get a taste of ancient Greece. 

The Windmills in Mykonos

The most beautiful scenery in Mykonos consists of the stone-made windmills located in Kato Mili. These mills provide a panoramic view of Chora (Mykonos Town) and Little Venice. In the past, the windmills were used for grinding wheat and barley around the 16th and 19th centuries.

Cycladic rusks, an important part of Greek cuisine, were once made from the abundant flour produced by these mills, which relied on the powerful north “Meltemi” winds. Today, they are one of the most photographed spots on the entire island. It is a perfect site for small group tours in Greece.

The windmills of Mykonos are some of the most distinctive and interesting structures on the island. Remember that windmills are a trademark of most Cycladic islands, not just Mykonos. If you are looking for a breathtaking view, the mills are for you.

The Village of Oia in Santorini

The village of Oia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Santorini. It is known for its whitewashed buildings, blue-domed churches, and stunning sunsets. Visitors come from all over the world to experience the unique beauty of this Greek island.

One of the most well-known sights in the village is the Venetian Castle of Oia, which is located on a cliff above the archeological site. The 15th-century castle, also known as the Castle of St. Nikolas, was built during the Venetian occupation. Because of its location, it has become one of the most popular places to watch the sunset.

Oia is located on the northwestern tip of Santorini, and it is the highest point on the island. From here, you can see incredible views of the Aegean Sea, the nearby islands of Ios and Anafi, and even the active volcano of Nea Kameni.

The village is also home to many traditional Greek shops, restaurants, and cafes. You can find everything from hand-painted pottery to jewelry and souvenirs. Oia is the perfect place to relax and experience the best of what Santorini has to offer.

The Temple of Apollo in Delphi

The archaeological site of Delphi is located 100 miles northwest of Athens, above the Gulf of Corinth. It can be accessed via route EO48. The Sacred Way is a marble stairway that winds its way upwards from the sanctuary to the Temple of Apollo, with many turns and gradations.

In ancient Greece, people from all over the country would travel to Apollo's temple to give offerings.

The ancient Greeks were experts at construction and designing tiny temples was one of their architectural feats. These structures, known today as treasuries due to their contents, were designed to contain sacrifices given during ceremonies which included wine, olive oil, votive statues, silver, gold, or other items desired by the gods.

Today, the ruins of these temples are scattered along the Sacred Way. They're among many ancient landmarks you'll see on your journey to Apollo's temple on a Greece group tour.

Chania's Old Town in Crete

Chania's Old Town is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Venetian towns in Greece. It is located on the site of ancient Kydonia and was first inhabited in the Neolithic period. In Chania, ancient Greek and Byzantine structures stand alongside Venetian and Ottoman buildings. This is a result of the town's long and complex history.

Those visiting Chania will find more than enough local attractions and activities to fill multiple days. A good example of this is the Municipal Market, which gives you a taste of the island's traditions. The Municipal Market is a landmark monument, and one of the most important public markets in the vicinity, where visitors can acquire fresh local produce of high quality.

Another fun pastime to do in this town is hiking. Chania is home to the exceptional Samaria Gorge, which makes for a great hiking adventure.

The path extends for 15 kilometers (10 miles) and passes through a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and some of Greece's most distinctive natural features.

Lastly, tourists who want to simply have fun on their vacation will find more to do in this town, like enjoy the beautiful beaches and look forward to trying new foods at fantastic restaurants.

When is the best time to visit Greece?

Summer is the ideal time to explore Greece, as the weather then is perfect for island-hopping and adventuring. From June to September, the average temperature is a comfortable 28°C (82.4°F). Keep in mind that July and August are the busiest months for tourism, so if you want to avoid the crowds, consider visiting Greece during shoulder season instead.

The best period to visit Greece is during the off-season if you have the flexibility to go at other times of the year. Temperatures will be cooler in the off-season, allowing you to experience Greece comfortably. The off-season also has its perks, as you'll find cheaper flights and accommodation rates.

Finally, note that during the winter, certain islands are not accessible, but this period is ideal for traveling to the mainland.

What are some packing tips for Greece?

Always check the weather conditions in advance for where you'll be visiting so that you can pack appropriately. In general, we advise packing just one suitcase and one carry-on bag for each passenger to allow you to easily move about.

If you're visiting the islands, for example, you'll almost certainly have to carry your luggage on the ferry with you, so make sure it's not too heavy. When packing for your trip, keep in mind the types of activities you'll be doing. Make sure to bring clothes that you can easily layer and a good pair of walking shoes if you plan on doing any exploring.

A few other key items to remember to pack for your trip include sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, swimwear, and comfortable shoes. And don't forget your camera so you can snap some photos of Greece's stunning scenery!

Finally, keep in mind that the currency might be different in Greece than it is in the country you reside in. Exchange for some of the local currency by ordering euros from your bank before you depart or use your debit card at an ATM once you arrive.

How many days do you need in Greece?

If you're planning a trip to Greece individually or as a part of small group tours in Greece, we recommend that you budget for at least seven days. This will give you enough time to explore the country's most popular islands, including Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete.

Of course, if you want to explore more of Greece beyond the islands, you can always extend your trip. If you're short on time, though, seven days is a good amount of time to get a taste of what Greece has to offer.

When Should You Avoid Traveling to Greece?

Greece has no bad times to visit, and there is no such thing as a time to avoid traveling to Greece. However, certain times of the year may be more ideal than others depending on your travel style and definition of a great trip.

If you're looking to avoid the crowds, we recommend visiting Greece during the shoulder season instead of peak summertime. You'll still be able to have a fantastic time in the sunny weather and lovely scenery without having to be around large tourist groups. Similarly, if you're looking for more affordable Greece tours, the off-season is typically when flights and accommodation rates are at their cheapest.

 
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Greece Tour Reviews

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Timothy Haney
Essential Greece
The Greece trip covered all of the essential highlights with enough free time to relax and enjoy the Greek islands.
18 November, 2023
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Walter Capote
Island Hopping in Greece
We were looking for a customized, small group tour. We took a chance on Indus without knowing much about the company. We just returned from our trip and are more than highly pleased and satisfied of our experience. They planned an amazing itinerary, booked amazing hotels and transfers and tour guides went above and beyond to please us. We are already planning another trip next year and will be using Indus.
07 October, 2023
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Sherry Denise Freeman
Picturesque Solo Egypt Tour
I had a great time in Egypt. The tour was very well organized. will travel with Indus again for sure.
20 September, 2023
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Adnan Ahmed Olia
Essential Greece, Italy and Switzerland
Excellent value for money trip
26 June, 2023
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Devon C Lee
Mystical Egypt
The Mystical Egypt package with INDUS Travel was amazing. Before my boyfriend and I left for Egypt we were in communication with a representative Ravy who helped to update us on the current visa and COVID protocols. He also kindly updated our flight to reduce a 10 hour layover. From there the trip continued to impress! Our liaison in Cairo, Remon, met us with a warm greeting. We waited for other travelers to arrive, but Rey made it such a comfortable wait. On the way to the hotel Rey gave us a full rundown of how we could optimize our trip and familiarized us with certain customs of Egypt. With him, the hotel check in and check out was seamless. When we got to Luxor our guide Ramy really took the trip to another level! He was professional, knowledgeable, and passionate, which added such a personal touch to the experience. He promised an unforgettable experience, and he delivered. He was able to teach us the Egyptian culture with an interactive twist. Anytime we socialized with locals or needed help with a purchase Ramy was always ready to intervene and provide the best outcome. The ship’s crew, on the Nile River, were intuitive and extremely helpful. They clearly wanted their guess to feel special and welcomed. When we returned to Cario, Rey welcomed us back with a warm and sincere greeting. From there we met Omar who was young and ambitious. He helped us check in, go through our tour of the pyramids, old Cairo and the museum, then check out. Having him there was great because if there was any hiccup he was quick to resolve it without complaint. Our guide, also named Omar, filled us in on information during the Cario portion and further enlightened us on Egypt’s past. By the end of the trip the group we connected with felt like an extended family. The guides provided a lot of assistance and played a big part in us warming up to each other and forming a bond. If Egypt is on your bucket list INDUS Travel will make it worth while! I plan to use them any time the opportunity presents itself.
11 March, 2022
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Robert
Mystical Egypt
Great tour to Egypt. Was super impressed with choice of hotels and specially the Nile cruise. Will highly recommend.
29 January, 2022
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Regis Laird
Mystical Egypt
We are not the type of travelers who want to sit in our room or lobby. We want to see as much as possible. Indus scheduled our time with just enough down time to get our breath. We were never bored.
30 October, 2021
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Jimenez
Mystical Egypt
29 October, 2021
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Julie Garrett
Mystical Egypt
Indus Travel for our Egypt tour was perfect! Our Cairo director, Rey, was fantastic, as well our tour guide on our 4-night Nile cruise, Remy. Both served every aspect for our tour group in a professional manner; they were terrific, and also very fun! We took advantage of most every excursion and were absolutely thrilled with each of them (especially climbing inside the Great Pyramid). In Cairo, the El Tahir Cairo Hotel was topnotch, and the Concierge, Mokhtar, as delightful as he was professional and helpful.
29 October, 2021
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Leslie A Williams
Mystical Egypt
Egypt section of tour was excellent. The 3 day extension was only a day and we were unable to do much while we were there.
24 September, 2019
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Maria Lantigua Pena Felix
Island Hopping in Greece
The hotel selections could have been better in Athens. Customers should have a choice for the type of seating for the Mykonos ferry or at least be told what type of ticket they have ahead of time. The tours were not in a small group setting, my party became part of other much bigger tour groups with other companies. The Jeep Safari tour in Mykonos didn't have enough drivers or the right type of cars and my group opted to ask for a refund which they agreed to, but I'm still waiting for. Besides that it was a good time with a good mix of tours and leisure time. All the local tour guides were friendly and very knowledgeable.
10 July, 2019
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Jeong Hyun Lee
Mystical Egypt
Except scheduling for arrival in Cairo!
12 March, 2019
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Sharon Alice Geyer
Mystical Egypt
We spent 4 days in Cairo and 4 days on the Nile, but I would have preferred 8 days on the Nile. The side excursions were so educational and the shipboard experience so pleasant.
16 October, 2018
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Nancy Anderson Sommer
Mystical Egypt
We believe that we did see the best of Egypt. (One suggestion, visiting Sakarra and Memphis with Kalifa should have been available to everyone.). The Nile River boat (Amjar) was a delight, with an excellent staff, and lovely meals. Michael was our guide on the Nile River portion. He knows the history and did a wonderful job sharing it with all of us. Yes, be sure to do Abu Simbel - probably our favorite temple/tomb!
09 October, 2018
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Jean Rathgeber Tenholder
Mystical Egypt
The travel arrangements were great and we were met at the airports with local transportation. Rames the co-ordinator in Cairo was great. He arranged for a taxi to our hotel when I wasn't feeling well and got us breakfasts to go on our early departure days. The local tours were very informative and not too long in the heat. Ramy was excellent in the Luxor to Aswan portion of our trip. Bravo Indus!
11 September, 2018
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Nell
Mystical Egypt
Fantastic tour. Right from the start of our tour when we landed in Cairo, we were well taken care of and our Guides were all great. We did everything listed on the program and felt safe the whole time with body guards escorting us and even Police following our buses everywhere we went. Can't wait for our next Indus Travel trip.
10 April, 2018
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Alan
Mystical Egypt
Our guides were very thorough, and very pleasant to be with.
03 April, 2018
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Ting Wong
Mystical Egypt
The guide and the river boat are excellent
06 February, 2018
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Mary
Mystical Egypt
Egypt was the best. Wonderful vacation with great guides
16 January, 2018
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Barbara
Mystical Egypt
Mystical Egypt was an awesome tour. We were on the go right from the time our guide picked us up at the airport and we saw most of the highlights in our short time there. The Hot Air Balloon over Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids were most certainly the hi-lights of the trip. Our tour guides were fantastic and very informative.
23 September, 2017
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Dory
Mystical Egypt
Our trip with Indus in Egypt was great! Thank you so much
06 August, 2017

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