Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Experience Greek travel at its finest. Begin in Athens, then embark on a grand tour to Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, the Meteora monasteries and Thessaloniki. Explore picturesque villages and ancient monuments. Conclude your vacation package with five days of golden sand, incredible Aegean views and luxurious comfort in Chalkidiki.

If you're looking for a trip where someone takes care of the details while you get to focus on the fun, then a Guided Tour is the perfect option for you. All of the flights, meals, activities, and accommodations are booked and prepared in advance, which means all you have to do is explore, discover, and have the time of your life.

Location:

Athens, Attica, Greece, Olympia, Elis, Greece, Delphi, Phocis, Greece, Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece, Thessaloniki, GR, Sani, Chalkidiki, Greece, Greece

15  Days | 13  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Thessaloniki to Athens
  • Airport transfers in Athens and Thessaloniki
  • 13 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts and 11 dinners
  • 7-day Grand Tour of Greece with English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Porterage
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to explore Athens.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 3

Athens: At leisure

Today, discover Athens. If you like, visit the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum ($), or enjoy shopping on Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 4

Athens - Grand Tour of Greece: Corinth Canal - Nafplio - Mycenae - Olympia (approx. 265 km)

After breakfast, set off for a short stop at the Corinth Canal. Continue to visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics, then proceed to Nafplio, a lovely seaport town. Your next stop is Mycenae, where you can visit the archaeological site and see the Tomb of Agamemnon. Travel through the central Peloponnese, Tripoli and Megalopoli on your way to Olympia.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 5

Grand Tour of Greece: Olympia - Delphi (approx. 240 km)

This morning, visit the Ancient Olympic stadium and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Next, continue on a scenic route through the plains, over the Corinthian Bay and through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea to Delphi, your final destination for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 6

Grand Tour of Greece: Delphi - Kalambaka (approx. 228 km)

Visit the famous oracle of Delphi, the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum on a guided tour, before heading to Kalambaka.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 7

Grand Tour of Greece: Kalambaka - Meteora Masteries - Thessaloniki (approx. 227 km)

Today, discover the Meteora monasteries, perched atop stunning granite rocks, seemingly suspended in mid-air. Next, travel through a beautiful valley to Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 8

Grand Tour of Greece: Thessaloniki

Explore Thessaloniki, home to Byzantine monuments and some of the oldest Christian churches in the world, plus the impressive Museum of Byzantine Culture.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 9

Grand Tour of Greece: Historical Macedonia (approx. 227 km)

Today, discover historical Macedonia. Your day includes stops in Edessa, known for its famous waterfalls, Naoussa, the site of Aristotle's school, Vergina, where King Phillip II was assassinated and Alexander the Great took the throne, and Veria, known for the Bema of Saint Paul. Upon your return to Thessaloniki, enjoy free time and dinner at your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 10

Thessaloniki - Chalkidiki (approx. 77 km)

After breakfast, head to Chalkidiki, known for its jutting peninsulas and forests that give way to sandy beaches in sheltered bays. The region's notable archaeological sites include Stageira, Aristotle's birthplace, and Olynthus, known for its well-preserved mosaic floors.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Days 11 to 14

Chalkidiki: At Leisure

Enjoy four full days in Chalkidiki at the Sani Beach resort. This family-owned ecological reserve spans 1,000 acres, with endless golden beaches framed by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and the magnificent pine forests of the Kassandra Peninsula. The Sani Beach resort offers a serene setting, luxurious and comfortable accommodations, and exceptional beaches.

Meal(s): 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners (1 of each meal per day)
Accommodation:
(4 nights)
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

Day 15

Chalkidiki - Thessaloniki - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, depart at the indicated time for the Thessaloniki airport for your local flight to Athens, where you will board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Grand Tour of Greece and Chalkidiki

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athens Avenue Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka(or similar)
Thessaloniki, GR
Mediterranean Palace Hotel(or similar)
Sani, Chalkidiki, Greece
Sani Beach with Garden View Room(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athens Avenue Hotel(or similar)
Olympia, Elis, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka(or similar)
Thessaloniki, GR
Mediterranean Palace Hotel(or similar)
Sani, Chalkidiki, Greece
Sani Beach with Sea View Room(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the coach tour portion of the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

September 10, 17 & 24, 2019

MORE TO KNOW

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • CITY TAXES

    City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Local flights (Thessaloniki to Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage (max 20 kg) and 1 piece of hand luggage (max 6 kg).

    Pricing display

    Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.