Exclusive Journeys to the Hidden Gems of Greece

Acropolis at sunset, Athens, Greece

Exclusive Journeys – Acropolis at sunset, Athens

Discover the evolutionary course of thought and influence when you travel to Greece this winter, feel the strength of the history that surrounds you in every location on our Exclusive Journeys. 

Greece is wonderful all year round, this winter embrace the history and culture of Athens, the beauty of Sparta, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora during the quieter months, we will take you on some unforgettable private week-long journeys.
6 NIGHT WINTER MAGIC ESCAPE – Athens, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora 
  • 3 Nights Luxury Five-Star Accommodation in Athens 
  • 1 Night Luxury Five-Star Accommodation in Olympia
  • 1 Night Five-Star Luxury Accommodation in Itea/Delphi
  • 1 Night Five-Star Luxury Accommodation in Kalambaka/Meteora
  • Private Half Day Tour of Athens with an English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private 4 Day Tour of Mainland Greece with an English Speaking Driver
  • Round-trip Private Airport Transfers

Arrival Athens

Land of mythical Gods and ancient civilization. On arrival our private driver will pick you up from Athens International Airport and take you to your five-star hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the vibrant culture and nightlife of Modern Athens. Lets discuss your favourite restaurants, cafes and entertainment.

Half Day Private Walking Tour of Athens

The next morning, our licensed English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour of the new Acropolis Museum. Explore the Acropolis and its timeless temples of the Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. Walk up to the Hill of Philopappus to see the impressive funeral monument from the Roman era as you appreciate the widespread views of Athens and Piraeus. The tour continues down to the hill of the Pnyx, an area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. Enter the historical Plaka area, close to the Thiseion temple, dating back to the 5th century BC. Gaze at the ancient Agora and its remarkably restored Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian’s Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. The return route takes you over the Hill of Mars, also known as Areopagus, where Saint Paul preached his Sermon on an unknown God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, in 54 A.D., which is directly below the Acropolis. We take you to the Odeion of Herodes Atticus and to Syntagma Square, where the changing of the Guards occurs, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, right below the Parliament building.

Private Journey of Greece’s mainland – Athens, Olympia

Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel to begin your 4-day tour of Greece’s Mainland. Travel along the Saronic Gulf’s coastal road towards the Corinth Canal. Visit Ancient Corinth where St. Paul spoke to the Corinthians before driving across the Peloponnese, to reach the city of Sparta, the hometown of Leonidas which was popularized by the movie 300. You will have the opportunity to see Leonidas statue along with the remains of the palace and theatre. After visiting Sparta, head for the capital of the Byzantine Empire, a little town known as Mistras, full of churches and monasteries. End the day at your final stop of Olympia, where you will stay the night.

Panorama of the town Arachova, Greece, next to Parnassus mountain during a sunny winter day with snow capped mountains and sunshine

Exclusive Journeys – Panorama of the town Arachova, Greece, next to Parnassus mountain during a sunny winter day with snow capped mountains and sunshine

Olympia, Arachova

Your second day of exploration on the Peloponnese peninsula begins in Ancient Olympia, which gained its fame as the sanctuary of Zeus and Hera and contains a wealth of other small shrines, gymnasiums and sculptors’ workshops. According to history, Ancient Olympia was the site of the Olympic games in classical times, founded in 776 B.C. Today, the Olympic torch is still lit here, before travelling to where the modern Olympics are hosted. While visiting the museum, pay close attention to the exhibits of unique sculptural masterpieces, such as Praxiteles’ Hermes, Paeoneus’ Victory, and Apollo. Your journey from Olympia continues by crossing the newly built bridge near Patra, exiting the Peloponnese, as you head towards the quaint village of Arachova. Relax in the evening with a nice dinner at a local tavern and wander through the streets as you explore this mountainous town.

Delphi, Kalambaka

After breakfast, spend your morning exploring Delphi’s archaeological site and impressive museum, which was once considered the center of the universe, best-known for the oracle at the sanctuary and later dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. After visiting Delphi, continue towards Kalambaka, stopping along the way at historical Gravia, where Odysseus Androutsos, with a team of 100 men stopped 8 thousand Turks. Stop for coffee in the town of Domokos, before ending the day at your hotel in Kalambaka.

Meteora, Athens

Start your day by visiting Meteora, a unique and impressive site with ageless monasteries perched on top of huge monolithic granite rocks, with unforgettable views. Explore three of the monasteries, suspended between the earth and sky, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, as well as many pieces of Byzantine art. On the return trip to Athens you will stop again in Domokos for coffee or lunch, before visiting the giant statue of Leonidas in Thermopiles, which was popularized by the movie 300, where the Persians battled against the vastly outnumbered Greeks for three days. The last stop on your journey will be at the beachside town of Arkista, before returning to Athens.

On your departure day, after breakfast, your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Athens International Airport to catch your departure flight. 

This is one of many week-long Exclusive Journeys ideal for travel in Greece over the winter months – our team will customise your ideal journey.
Stay longer on a 10 Night Escape to Athens, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Crete or a Private Journey to Athens & the Peloponnese with historical tours, winery visits, olive oil museums and private castle tours.