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GREECE TOURS

Is a trip to Greece on your travel wishlist? Our Greece tours offer travellers the perfect introduction into the ancient home of democracy and architectural wonders.
Ancient Greece is often called 'the birthplace of western civilisation' as Greece boasts a wealth of history, culture and architecture. Immerse yourself in Greek culture and history with our range of Greece tours.

Our Greece tours will give you a comprehensive experience of this historic nation. At its peak, ancient Greece led the world in science, the arts and philosophy. Founder of the Olympic games and democracy, Greece's enduring legacy is clear to see and helps to shape the way we live today. 
From the towering Acropolis in Athens, to the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, to the myriad Greek islands that dot the Aegean Sea, our Greece tours have something for everyone whether philosopher, artist or fun lover.
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8 Tours | From $589 p/p

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11 Days

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Albania , Bosnia & Herzegovina , Croatia , Greece , Montenegro , Serbia

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Min: 2 | Max: 20

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Athens Acropolis, Meteora clifftop monasteries, ancient towns of Budva & Kotor, spectacular Bay of Kotor, walled city of...


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$1995(p/p)

Duration:

7 Days

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Greece

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Small Group

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Min: 4 | Max: 20

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B- 6, L - 0, D - 2

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Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, Mycenae, Mediterranean coast at Nafplion, Palamidi fortress, ancient theatre of Epidaurus, birth place of t...


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12 Days

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Bosnia & Herzegovina , Croatia , Greece , Macedonia , Serbia

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B- 11, L - 0, D - 0

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Ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, scenic Adriatic & Dalmatian coast, Split beaches & Diocletian's Palace, Sarajevo, Belg...


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Duration:

15 Days

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Greece , Turkey

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Small Group

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Min: 4 | Max: 20

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B- 14, L - 0, D - 7

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Istanbul Old City, Cappadocia scenery, Underground city, Pamukkale, Ephesus ruins, Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, Epidaurus, birth place o...


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$2885(p/p)

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16 Days

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Albania , Bosnia & Herzegovina , Croatia , Greece , Macedonia , Montenegro , Serbia

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B- 15, L - 0, D - 0

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The Acropolis, Meteora monasteries, Tirana, ancient Budva, spectacular Bay of Kotor, walled city of Dubrovnik, scenic Ad...


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$2930(p/p)

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10 Days

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Greece

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Small Group

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B- 9, L - 0, D - 2

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Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, UNESCO World Heritage site of Mycenae, Nafplion & Palamidi fortress, birth place of the Olympic Games at Ol...


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14 Days

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Acropolis, Parthenon, Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos & Samos, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Hieropolis, Cappadocia landscape & underground citie...


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$3175

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5 Days

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Greece

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Shoestring

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Min: 2 | Max: 45

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B- 4, L - 0, D - 1

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Athens tour including the Panathenaic Stadium, Acropolis & Parthenon, Thebes, Levadia, picturesque village of Arachova, Temple of Apollo at ...


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$589(p/p)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to visit Greece?

Greece has experienced periods of unrest in recent years, but you can travel safely if you take precautions.

What is the official currency of Greece?

The currency used in Greece is the euro. In main cities, credit and debit cards can be used, but we suggest carrying cash for the more rural destinations.

When is the best time of the year to visit Greece?

Greece is best experienced in spring and early summer (mid-April to mid-June) or autumn (September to mid-October). During this time of the year, the temperature is not as scorching and there are fewer crowds.

Is it standard to tip in Greece?

The tipping customs in Greece vary and, in some restaurants, the service charge is added to the bill. However, tipping does remain a common practice, especially in tourist areas.

What time zone is Greece on?

Greece lies in Eastern European Time, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. During summer, daylight-savings is observed in Greece and time is shifted forward by one hour.

TOUR REVIEWS

I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.

I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
There was a time many years ago that I wanted to travel to Egypt and didn't because of the cost. This trip was, to me, very affordable. I think everyone should experience this trip. The tour guide was alos excellent, Sherif Mohammad.

My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.

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Time: GMT+3
Dial Code: +30
Area: 131,957 km²
Elevation: The lowest point in Greece is the Mediterranean Sea (at sea level) | The highest point in Greece is Mount Olympus at 2,917m high (9,570.21 ft.)
Population: 11,142,161 (2018)
Capital: Athens
Governemnt: Parliamentary republic
Language: Greek

Officially named the Hellenic Republic, Greece was historically known as Hellas. This country is positioned in Southern Europe with a population of approximately 11 million people. The capital of Greece is Athens, which is the largest city followed by Thessaloniki.

Greece lies at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula with the Aegean Sea to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The country's coastline is the 11th longest in the world and features many islands. Mount Olympus is the highest peak at 2,918 metres, and 80% of the country's landscape is mountainous.

Regarded as the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece is seen as the origin of democracy, political science and the Olympic Games. The country has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which reflect Greece's rich history.

With an advanced high-income and a high standard of living, Greece is a democratic and advanced country as well as a founding member of the United Nations. It is also the largest economy in the Balkans. This popular holiday destination draws tourists from all over the world as a result of its notable cultural heritage, successful tourism industry, and appealing location.

The climate of Greece is mainly Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The more mountainous areas in the northwestern parts of Greece have an Alpine climate and experience heavy snowfall in the winter.

Highlights

  • The Acropolis - an ancient citadel set on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.
  • The Parthenon - a temple located on the hill of the Acropolis that was built in 5th century BCE.
  • The Acropolis Museum - an archaeological edifice displaying artefacts from the site of the Acropolis.
  • Olympia - the birthplace of the Olympic Games positioned on the Peloponnese Peninsula.
  • Temple of Apollo at Delphi - the ruins of an ancient Greek temple dating back to 4th century BC.
  • Mycenae - a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was one of the major centres of Greek civilisation.
  • Epidaurus - a city housing a theatre regarded as the best remaining ancient Greek theatre.
  • Santorini - one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea with whitewashed buildings constructed into a cliff.

Tips

  • Drink bottled water instead of tap water when staying on one of the islands.
  • Avoid using flash photography in places of worship.
  • When visiting a church, you should dress respectively in long sleeves, long skirts or trousers.
  • Expect service in restaurants to feel slow as dining in Greece is a lengthy experience.
  • Watch your valuables when travelling on crowded transport in big cities.
  • Bargaining is acceptable in markets, but expect to pay the stated price everywhere else.
  • Greeks dine late in the evening and many restaurants don't open until 7pm.
  • Shaking your head indicates 'yes', and 'no' is shown by raising the head and eyebrows.

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