10 Great Greece Tours for 2023 and 2024

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Greece, made easy with these 10 trusted tour companies.
Sunset view over Oia with water in background on Santorini in Greece
(Photo: Envato/Dmitry_Rukhlenko)

Basking in the warm sun of the Grecian Isles may be a dream, but with a Greece tour, heading to this beautiful country can make that dream a reality.

Even though Greece is beautiful, it does come with its share of concerns for independent travelers, including language barriers, a different alphabet, and an overwhelming number of sights spread out (in sometimes tricky-to-reach spots) throughout the country.

The good news is that there are plenty of Greece experts waiting to tour you around the country on incredible Greece group tours. No matter what you want to experience in Greece—food, history, culture, religious sights, or beaches—there’s a group tour for you. 

10 Great Greece Tours for 2023 and 2024

These 10 Greece tours take travelers around the country on both land-based vacations and Greek island cruises. During these multi-day Greece group tours, travelers visit some of the top destinations in the country and gain the chance to immerse themselves in Greek culture. Some of the biggest perks of group tour vacation packages are that you can see all of the highlights of the country without having to plan activities, meals, accommodations, or transportation on your own. Most of these are included in the overall cost of a tour, and the details of the tour are taken care of by expert guides.

1. Adventures in Good Company: Island Hopping In The Greek Islands

view of Oia and the bay of Santorini on Santorini Island in Greece
Adventures in Good Company’s all-women Island Hopping Greece tour includes a stop in Santorini (Photo: Envato/EpicStockMedia)

Women looking to travel solely with other like-minded women will enjoy the Adventures in Good Company Island Hopping In The Greek Islands tour. The nine-day vacation allows the group to see some of the top destinations in the country including Athens, Paros, Santorini, and more. The trip is a more active trip with hikes around Lefkes and up Mount Zeus. 

Other highlights of the trip include seeing the Acropolis, taking part in a Greek cooking class, and kayaking in Santorini. The best part about this tour is that all of the women are encouraging of one another, and the guides are always around to help in case someone is apprehensive about an activity. 

  • Length: 9 days
  • Starting Price: $4,195
  • Group Size: Up to 14 people

2. Intrepid Greece Real Food Adventure

Foodies looking to get immersed in Greek culture through food will enjoy the Intrepid Greece Real Food Adventure. Intrepid recommends this Greece tour both for those who are meat eaters and vegetarians, but advises that vegans review the itinerary before booking. Greek food is in the spotlight from the get-go on this tour: The trip starts with a plant-based feast of small plates that highlight just some of the delicious Greek culinary traditions that you’ll be trying on the tour. 

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While on the tour, travelers will visit cheese, pistachio, honey, and olive farms. Other destinations of interest include a family-owned ouzo distillery (ouzo is a Greek aperitif), a winery, and a farm in Kardamyli where you’ll learn how to make lalagia, or Greek donuts. The food fun continues with tours of local markets and free time to pop into shops selling local sweets and treats. 

  • Length: 9 days
  • Starting Price: $3,265
  • Group Size: Up to 12 people 

3. Abercrombie & Kent Tailor Made Greece: An Active Adventure

Tourist in Nauplia, Greece photographing the view of Bourtzi Castle with water in background
Abercrombie & Kent’s private Greece tour includes a stop in Nafplio (Photo: Envato/westend61)

If you’re looking for a private tour that makes it easy for your family to see the best of Greece, the Abercrombie & Kent Tailor Made Greece: An Active Adventure is one to look into. Each tailor-made itinerary is designed specifically with your family in mind, and no two itineraries are the same. The base itinerary includes starting in Athens, where you’ll see iconic structures like the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and the Temple of Poseidon. Athletes will enjoy being able to try their hand at the discus, javelin, and long jump at the Zappeion, which is the first purpose-built Olympic stadium.

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Other highlights of the tour include visiting Nafplio, which is known for its Venetian fortress. In Crete, you’ll visit the Palace of Knossos, touted as “Europe’s oldest city.” Wine lovers will also be able to enjoy a visit to a local winery to sip Greek varietals. On the last day of the tour, families take an off-road vehicle on a drive along the Katharo plateau with its beautiful mountain and forest views.

  • Length: 10 days
  • Starting Price: $14,995
  • Group Size: Just your family

4. For the Love of Travel The Greek Islands Trip

Younger adults looking for a Greek adventure with similar-aged travelers should check out For the Love of Travel’s The Greek Islands Trip. All FTLO Travel tours are for those 25 to 39 years old, so you don’t have to worry about kids or older adults slowing down the fun. While it’s not a luxury tour, it’s certainly not a budget tour either.

Even though the trip technically starts in Athens, it’s just a meet-up point to get everyone onto the ferry to Milos, so the company suggests you arrive a few days early if you want to explore the ancient city on your own. 

While island hopping around Greece, some of the big tour highlights include a private boat ride to some of the best beaches in the area, touring local vineyards, and jumping into volcanic hot springs. In Santorini, everyone will get the chance to visit the black-sand beaches before diving head first into the nightlife of the island. The last island that the group visits is Paros, where everyone can take a food tour of a local farm, enjoys time at a beach club, and explores the winding streets. 

  • Length: 9 days
  • Starting Price: $3,999
  • Group Size: 5 to 15 people

5. Adventures by Disney Greece 

Family on Greece tour looking out over Santorini
Adventures by Disney’s Greece tour is a great fit for families (Photo: Envato/valeriygoncharukphoto)

Travelers looking for a family-centric trip should consider Adventures by Disney’s Greece tour. The trip starts in Athens with dinner and a welcome reception at the hotel, hosted by your Adventure Guides. Day two is when the actual touring begins, with tours of the Acropolis and the Panathenaic Stadium. Then the group ventures to Sounion (known for the Temple of Poseidon) for a privately guided tour of the temple. 

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The mid-way point of the tour is two days in Santorini, where the mix of activities includes a wine tasting, a private boat charter for the day, a volcano hike, and the incredible chance to dive into natural springs. The final stop on the tour is Crete, where the Adventure Guides set up beach activities one afternoon. Other Crete highlights include touring The Palace of Knossos, taking part in a cheese-making class, and enjoying walks through local villages.

  • Length: 10 days
  • Starting Price: $7,599
  • Group Size: 35 to 44 people 

6. EF Go Ahead Tours Greek Islands for Solo Travelers: Crete & Santorini

Solo travelers looking to take part in a group tour without the expense of a single supplement will want to consider the Greek Islands for Solo Travelers: Crete & Santorini from EF Go Ahead Tours. The tour begins in Athens with a tour of the city with stops at the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. There’s also scheduled free time in Athens to explore on your own.

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Then the group is off to Crete, where you have one day of touring ancient sites and one day that’s completely free to use as you want. The last part of the trip takes place in Santorini, where you’ll go for a tasting a local winery, visit Oia, and enjoy views from the top of Mount Profitis Ilias. The tour does include optional add-ons for an additional fee, like a Greek cooking class and dinner and a Santorini Caldera cruise and dinner. 

  • Length: 9 days
  • Starting Price: $2,959
  • Group Size: 14 to 20 people

7. Smithsonian Journeys Classical Greece

ancient temple archeological site in Corinth, Greece against blue sky
Smithsonian Journeys’ Classical Greece tour includes a stop in Corinth(Photo: Envato/mdurinik)

Travelers who want to spend more time in Greece should look to Smithsonian Journeys’ Classical Greece Tour. The two-week trip takes travelers to all of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, while also allowing everyone to dig deep into the culture of Greece by visiting lesser-known areas. The trip starts in Athens and includes city visits to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture. 

Later in the trip, travelers visit Corinth then Hydra, an island where cars are not permitted and everyone gets around by riding donkeys or walking. And in Crete, guests stop at the Koules Fortress, the Palace of Knossos, and take a tour of Krista, which is a village known for its olive groves. The tour ends with a few days in Santorini, where the itinerary includes a visit a local winery, the chance to explore the incredible town of Oia, and independent sightseeing time.  

  • Length: 14 days
  • Starting Price: $7,292
  • Group Size: 16 to 24 people

8. Contiki Spotlight on Greece

Contiki specializes in tours for young travelers 18 to 35. In Greece, Contiki’s Spotlight on Greece group tour is a great short getaway. The four-day tour takes travelers to many of the major sites in Greece. For independent travelers, adding this tour onto a longer trip to Greece is an easy way to spend a few days visiting major attractions while meeting some likeminded young travelers.

The tour starts in Athens with a visit to Olympic Stadium then heads to Corinth and its incredible man-made canal. In Olympia, the group will get to see the sites of the first Olympic games with some insight from a local guide and tour the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Zeus. The tour concludes with a trip to the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi before heading back to Athens. 

  • Length: 4 days
  • Starting Price: $951
  • Group Size: Up to 26 people

9. Collette Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

The Rotunda of Galerius, Thessaloniki, Greece. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Religious travelers can follow in the footsteps of Paul the Apostle on this Colette Tours Greece itinerary (Photo: Envato/sianstock)

Religious travelers looking to step back in time to when Paul the Apostle was starting and spreading the word of Jesus Christ will enjoy the Collette Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle tour. The trip starts with a three-night cruise embarking in Piraeus and sailing to Mykonos on the first day. The second day is spent in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, where the group will venture to Ephesus, where Paul lived for three years. The cruise also includes includes stops in Crete and Santorini, where you’ll have plenty of free time to explore independently. 

The tour continues on land with a trip to Thessaloniki, where Paul wrote two letters to the ancient Thessalonians. In Athens, travelers will see Mars Hill, where Paul made his “Men of Athens” speech, and the Acropolis. The last full day of the tour takes place in Corinth, where Paul preached for two years and wrote two epistles. 

  • Length: 11 days
  • Starting Price: $2,399
  • Group Size: Up to 32 people

10. Tauck Treasures of the Aegean 

Get the best of the land and sea with the Tauck’s Treasures of the Aegean tour. This cruise-and-land hybrid tour starts in Athens with an early morning visit to the Acropolis and a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum. On day three, the group begins its seafaring by boarding the Wind Star super yacht. 

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While touring Greece by ship, you’ll first stop at Mykonos and Delos, where you can take a guided tour of the island or see the archeological sites. Then head to Ephesus, where you’ll see the Library of Celsus and enjoy a dinner with a performance by the Aegean Chamber Orchestra. Other highlights of the trip include visiting the Prehistoric Museum of Fira at Santorini and exploring Nafplion, which is known as one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. 

  • Length: 10 days
  • Starting Price: $8,790
  • Group Size: Up to 148 people 

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