9 or 13 days
Athens, Saronic Islands, Delphi, Olympia, Argolida region, Epidaurus, Mycenae, extension cruise to the Greek Islands

Explore the settings, structures and cultures that remain of the once-mighty ancient Greek civilization.

Gaze out from Pericles’ greatest vision after two thousand years of war, bombardment and reconstruction. Discuss the feats of Michael Phelps and company at the site where the modern Olympics were born, and ponder life’s great questions in literal molds of Socrates, Plato and other great philosophers.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Plaka District
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Enjoy a traditional giouvetsi dinner, a traditional baked pasta dish

  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square

    Take a guided tour of Acropolis

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parthenon 
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cape Sounion with dinner

    Cape Sounion with dinner

    This afternoon, travel to Cape Sounion. According to legend this is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Your guided tour will take you to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. End your excursion with an included dinner as you take in the beautiful sunset.

  • Day 4: Athens • Saronic Islands

    Enjoy a full-day Saronic Island cruise with lunch

    • Aegina
    • Poros and Hydra
  • Day 5: Athens • Delphi • Olympia

    Travel via Delphi to Olympia

    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum  

    Take a walking tour of the sites of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ruins of Delphi

    Enjoy dinner in Olympia

  • Day 6: Olympia • Argolida region

    Travel via Olympia to the Argolida region

    Visit the Olympia museum

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in the Argolida region

  • Day 7: Argolida region • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Athens

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Athens

    Tour Epidaurus with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Mycenae

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 8: Athens

    Enjoy a souvlaki dinner in Athens

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a four day cruise of the Greek islands, with the following inclusions:

    • Samos shore excursion to Vathi, Heraion, and Pythagorio
    • Two additional shore excursions of the group's choice
    • All-inclusive water, tea, coffee, and soft drink package
  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Rhodes

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Return to Athens and depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Plaka District
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Enjoy a traditional giouvetsi dinner, a traditional baked pasta dish

  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square

    Take a guided tour of Acropolis

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parthenon 
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cape Sounion with dinner

    Cape Sounion with dinner

    This afternoon, travel to Cape Sounion. According to legend this is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Your guided tour will take you to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. End your excursion with an included dinner as you take in the beautiful sunset.

  • Day 4: Athens • Saronic Islands

    Enjoy a full-day Saronic Island cruise with lunch

    • Aegina
    • Poros and Hydra
  • Day 5: Athens • Delphi • Olympia

    Travel via Delphi to Olympia

    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum  

    Take a walking tour of the sites of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ruins of Delphi

    Enjoy dinner in Olympia

  • Day 6: Olympia • Argolida region

    Travel via Olympia to the Argolida region

    Visit the Olympia museum

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in the Argolida region

  • Day 7: Argolida region • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Athens

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Athens

    Tour Epidaurus with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Mycenae

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 8: Athens

    Enjoy a souvlaki dinner in Athens

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a four day cruise of the Greek islands, with the following inclusions:

    • Samos shore excursion to Vathi, Heraion, and Pythagorio
    • Two additional shore excursions of the group's choice
    • All-inclusive water, tea, coffee, and soft drink package
  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Rhodes

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Return to Athens and depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 4 nights cruise cabin accommodations with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Saronic Island cruise, ruins of Delphi, Delphi Archaeological museum, Olympia site, Olympia museum, Epidaurus site, Mycenae site

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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