For anyone with the slightest interest in the past, Greece has an incredible history that spans many thousands of years. But it is the archaeology of the last four millennia, the sites of the Minoans, Romans, Arabs, Latin Crusaders, Venetians, Slavs, Albanians and Turks, that the country is better known. From the breathtaking site of Delphi in the mountains of mainland Greece to the fanciful reconstruction of Knossos on the island of Crete, there are tours and cruises that take in these and many more iconic ancient and historic sites of Greece.
Key Tours is an Athens-based company that has been offering a wide range of archaeology tours and cruises throughout mainland Greece and the islands since 1963. They are particularly careful in choosing experienced and friendly tours guides and drivers, as well as selecting the best hotels. Not surprisingly, their tours and activities are highly praised.
The perfect tour for all the major sites, from Prehistory to the classical period, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, the Crusades, and on into the history of the modern period. The itinerary takes in Corinth, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, to name a few.
April to September
from €1,033 per person
This is what modern-day Greek Odysseys look like: 17 UNESCO sites in 9 days! This tour takes in many of the sites people visit Greece for, Epidaurus and Delphi, Meteora and the Acropolis, all the while enjoying authentic cuisine throughout southern, mainland Greece.
Only Dates in May and October remaining
from €2,500 per person
The Peloponnese is the land of Greek myths and heroes. Explore some of these on this ten day tour of archaeological sites, fortresses and castles. You will visit site from Classical Greek, as well as the Byzantine, Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman periods of Greece’s past.
Only Dates in May remaining
from €1,950 per person
The itinerary for this tour takes you to some of the finest archaeological and historical sites in Greece: the prehistoric Bronze Age site of Mycenae; the Classical sites of Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi; as well as the breathtaking Eastern Orthodox monastery at Meteora.
from €481 per person
With well over two hundred walking tours, cooking classes, and day trips, it is true to say Athens really does have something for everyone. There is the obvious option of a half-day sightseeing tour of the highlights of Athens, morning or afternoon – you choose. For something really different see the Acropolis of Athens by Segway on a 2-hour tour, led by a local guide! Or experience the beauty of Athens by night with dinner and folklore show. Escape the city for a peaceful break and a luxury, day cruise with lunch. If gastronomy is your thing, treat yourself to a Greek Food and Wine Tasting, or go one step further with a Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Taverna. These are a few of the many activities available to visitors, have a look at this more complete list of things to do in Athens >>
Capital: Athens Language: Greek Time Zone: UTC + 2hrs Telephone Country Code: +30 Electricity: 220V
Currency: 1 Euro = 100 cents
The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, about 27km east of Athens, is the country’s main airport – with regular flights to other cities on the mainland and many islands. A number of these airports in mainland cities and on the larger islands also have international flights.
Going from one island to another is a very popular way of spending time in Greece. Plan your island hopping adventure with Ferries in Greece. The best time to visit the islands is between May and October. Outside of these months very few hotels and restaurants are open – most shut down for the autumn and winter months.