Taking a tour is certainly the most convenient way to explore places and sightseeings in Greece. The majority of guided Greece tours are organized in Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Crete and other tourist developed destinations around the country. These tours include visits to important monuments, picturesque places and occasionally interesting museums.
Tours in Greece take place in modern, air-conditioned bus with the latest comforts and they are usually accompanied by a guide. Very fun are also the boat tours in the islands. Famous boat trips in Greece are, for example, the trip to the volcano of Santorini, to the Blue Caves and the Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos, and from Mykonos to the sacred island of Delos. These boat trips give the chance for an enjoyable and interesting day at the sun.
Apart from day tours, there are also multi-days tours departing mostly from Athens and Thessaloniki. These multi-day tours combine visits to interesting archaeological sites, beach destinations and picturesque places around the Greek mainland. These Greece tours packages include accommodation in upscale hotels, transfer with modern bus and occasionally half or full board.
Greek island tours are also very popular in summer, combining many islands and departing either directly from an island or from Athens.
If you do not like group tours, then ask for private one so that you have a less strict schedule and more freedom to organize your trip. Transfer in these private tours is made by taxi or small van if you are a large company.
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Have a look on the bus and boat tours that we suggest in various Greek islands and mainland destinations. The most popular Greece tours take place in tourist developed places, like Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Zakynthos and Corfu.
Athens is the best place to discover by tour. Especially the bus sightseeing tour is very popular, as it includes guided visits to the most important monuments in the Greek capital, including the Acropolis, the Kallimarmaro Roman Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, the Arch of Hadrian and many more. Some tours also include visits to famous museums, such as the New Acropolis Museum. From Athens, there are also half-day tours, like the tour to Cape Sounion, and many day tours to important archaeological sites.
Taking a tour in Santorini is the easiest way to see the island, especially if you are coming for a day or two. The usual day bus around Santorini includes visit to the Minoan site of Akrotiri, a traditional winery, picturesque villages, lovely beaches and ends with watching the marvelous sunset from Oia. Very popular is also the boat excursions to Santorini volcano, departing frequently from the old port of Fira. Some volcano tours continue to Thirassia island and arrive in Oia at sunset time.
Although Mykonos is the island of relaxation and fun, there is an interesting historical tour departing from there: the boat excursion to Delos, the sacred island of Apollo, that is an open archaeological site today. Also, why don't you try something special on your holidays, like a day yacht cruise in Mykonos, to a close uninhabited island with fabulous water to swim? As Mykonos is located in the center of Cyclades, many day tours to other Greek islands can take place.
During your holidays in Corfu, do not miss the chance to take the cruise to Paxi and Antipaxos, so that you swim in extremely crystal waters and see the breathtaking Blue Caves. Paxi is a great place for a day trip from Corfu, combining green nature and crystal waters. Very nice is also the boat tour to Parga and Paxi, to combine a beautiful mainland town with a fabulous small island. In Parga, you can visit the Venetian castle above the town and swim in fabulous coasts.
The region of Heraklion has many interesting historical monuments and sights to explore on a tour, including the Minoan sites of Knossos, Phaestos, Matala and more. Heraklion is also a good base to explore many Greek islands. Combine your holidays in Crete with other Greek destinations, such as Santorini. Take the boat excursion from Heraklion to Santorini and explore this stunning island in one day. You will have the chance to visit the famous caldera villages, swim in the black beach and visit the still active volcano of Santorini.
As Paros is a developed island located in the centre of the Cyclades, there are many tours departing from there. Very popular is the boat trip to Delos and Mykonos, combing an open historical place with a cosmopolitan island. There are also tours to other islands of Cyclades, such as Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos, Koufonisia and Santorini, which give visitors the chance to visit close islands for a day. Boat tours in Paros depart from the ports of Parikia, Naoussa or Piso Livadi.
Many nice tours depart from Naxos and let you discover lovely islands in the Cyclades. Very popular is the boat tour to Iraklia and Koufonisia, two small islands with secluded style, fabulous beaches and the perfect atmosphere for true relaxation. As Naxos is located in the center of Cyclades, it gives visitors the chance to make day trips to other beautiful Greek islands, like Paros, Mykonos, Amorgos and Santorini.
Explore the island of Milos easily in a bus or boat tour. The most important tour in Milos is the boat trip to Kleftiko, an amazing region in the southern side of the island with sea caves and underwater passages. If you enjoy snorkeling, there is even a snorkeling tour to Kleftiko for a very fun day in the sea. A very interesting tour in Milos is the day bus tour that gives the chance to see impressive geological spots, such as Sarakiniko and Papafragas, the fishing village of Klima, the Catacombs and nice beaches.
As this is one of the most popular islands in Greece, tours in Skiathos are many and daily. Apart from the bus tours that depart from the main town and include sightseeing and swimming around the island, Skiathos tours also include many boat trips. Not to miss is the boat trip to the exotic beach of Lalaria and the Medieval Castle, on the northern side of the island. Nice and relaxing is also a yacht cruise to Skopelos, a neighboring island with much greenery and fantastic water.
The region surrounding Rethymno has many old monasteries, ancient sites, traditional villages and beaches, giving visitors the chance to discover all these sights on a tour. Very interesting sights are the historical monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi. Some tours from Rethymno go to the Minoan Palace of Knossos or the Venetian town of Chania. Very popular is also the boat trip from Rethymno to Santorini, the most impressive island of Greece with the stunning caldera and the still active volcano.
Taking the boat trip around Zakynthos will let you discover the amazing coastline with the Blue Caves, the famous Shipwreck Beach, the impressive Caves of Keri, the small bays on the western side and protected islands where the caretta-caretta sea turtles go to lay their eggs, such as Marathonisi islet. Very convenient is also the Zakynthos bus tour to see picturesque villages, interesting sights and monasteries around the island of Zakynthos.
Discover the wonderful town of Chania quickly and easily in a red sightseeing bus: see the old part of the town, the Venetian port and nice places in short distance from the city centre, like the Tombs of Venizelos, the port of Souda and the fishing port of Nea Chora. Many tours also depart from Chania Town and go to the southern side of Crete, to visit Samaria Gorge, Elafonissi Beach and Paleochora. Very popular is also the boat trip to Balos Lagoon and Gramvoussa.
As Chios is located very close to the Turkish coasts and there are daily ferries to the port of Cesme in Turkey, it is very frequent to take a tour to Cesme and Izmir. Cesme is a popular beach resort, while Izmir is among the largest and most beautiful towns of Turkey. Some bus tours in Chios also make the round trip of the island, visiting Medieval villages like Olympi and Pyrgi, interesting monasteries like Nea Moni and Agia Markella, and also Byzantine Castles like Anavatos and Vrontados.
Discover the most secret places to swim in Karpathos in a private boat excursion to secluded Karpathos beaches. This tour can be arranged exclusively for you and your company. Ask the captain for suggestions on virgin beaches to swim or ask him to take you to any wonderful beach you wish on the island. Bus tours also make the round trip of the island and allow visitors to explore traditional villages, like Olympos, Menetes and Othos.
Most boat tours in Lefkada depart from the port of Nydri. Very popular is the tour to Kefalonia and Ithaca, that includes a visit to Porto Katsiki, the most amazing beach in Lefkada, a stop in the cosmopolitan Fiscardo, a visit to Papanicolis Cave and more. A nice boat tour from Lefkada also allows visitors to explore tiny Greek islands with a handful of permanent inhabitants, like Kastos and Kalamos.
As Rhodes is among the most developed islands in Greece, tours are many and include both bus tours around the island or boat trips to interesting places. Very popular is the boat trip to Simi, a wonderful island only one hour from the port of Mandraki in Rhodes Town. This tour also includes a stop at the historical Monastery of Panormitis in Simi. Frequent bus tours also depart from Rhodes Town or popular tourist places and make the round trip of the island.
Due to its close distance to the Turkish coasts, a very frequent tour in Samos is the boat excursion to Kusadasi, a cosmopolitan beach resort in Turkey. The tour continues with a bus visit to Ephesus, this ancient town famous for the amazing Temple of Artemis and the Library of Celsus. Nice bus tours in Samos allow visits to ancient sites, old monasteries, wineries and traditional villages around the island. Due to the green nature of Samos, visitors can also go on hiking tour.
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