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Greece in Depth

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7 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
Take an in-depth journey across Mediterranean Greece. Travel from Thessaloniki, via Meteora, Athens and Crete, to the sun-bleached island of Santorini. Delve into the history of ancient civilisations, savour traditional flavours, admire the dramatic scenery and watch the sun set over the Aegean.The mountainous northFrom the beautiful port city of Thessaloniki we’ll explore the picturesque mountain villages and towns of Greece’s Macedonia prefecture. Take a scenic journey up Mt Pelion by steam train and try the famous tsipouro at a traditional Greek tavern. We’ll also witness the incredible cliff-top monasteries of Meteora, where monks have been settled since the 11th century.Seaside charm & ancient historyFrom Volos we travel south to the coastal towns of Nafpaktos and Nafplio, stopping to explore the ruins in Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world, and to discover Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. We’ll discover the diversity of ancient and modern Athens, exploring the Acropolis, Parthenon and the lively café districts.Island lifeCruise Greece’s Saronic Gulf, exploring the stunning islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina. We’ll take a ferry to Crete and learn the 4,000 year old tradition of winemaking at a tasting. Then transfer to beautiful Santorini to spend 3 incredible nights soaking up the sun, exploring the bleached villages and witnessing amazing sunsets over the Aegean.



  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Greece. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Overnight ferry from Piraeus to Crete
  • High-speed ferry from Crete to Santorini
  • Tipping Made Easy, $230pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 19 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 1 night on the overnight ferry in an outside cabin
  • 20 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides 

  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides


  • Porterage included where available


The many sides of magical Greece

  • Discover the picturesque town of Edessa in Greece's Macedonia prefecture, with its landmark - the homonymous waterfall.
  • Visit the beautiful park of Agios Nikolaos
  • Stop in Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Visit the local site and museum and see the exquisite floor mosaics from the 4th century B.C.
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Thessaloniki, including a drive to the upper part of the city to see the Theodosian walls and admire the view, and a short walk along the sea-front promenade and Aristotelous square.
  • Explore the Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina, including the impressive tomb of King Philip II - father of Alexander the Great.
  • Stop at Paleos Panteleimon, a beautiful restored mountain village with stone-built houses, quaint shops and restaurants.
  • Ride the restored Mt Pelion steam train through amazing scenery to the village of Milies.
  • Explore Makrinitsa, one of the most beautiful villages of Mt Pelion with its beautiful stone-built houses, cafes and tavernas.
  • Take an evening walk through the famous “Tsipouradika” area and enjoy dinner at a traditional “tsipouradiko”, drinking the famous Greek “tsipouro” with the locals.
  • Be amazed by the fascinating cliff-top monasteries of Meteora.
  • In Delphi admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and visit the museum, home to the famous “bronze charioteer”.
  • Take a short boat ride to the beautiful green islet of Trizonia and enjoy lunch at a local fish tavern.
  • Discover the ancient site of Olympia including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, Phidias’s Workshop and the Olympia Archaeological Museum.
  • Visit Epidaurus, the most important healing center in antiquity, famous for its theatre with incomparable acoustics.
  • Explore the Castle of Palamidi, a fortress perched high on a cliff affording stunning views over the town of Nafplion.
  • Take an evening walking tour to discover the picturesque town of Nafplio.
  • Visit Mycenae, one of Greece's most important archaeological sites, and see the tomb of Agamemnon and the famous Lion’s gate.
  • Tour the ancient city of Corinth and visit the Agora (market place) and the Temple of Apollo.
  • See the famous Corinth Canal.
  • Discover Athens on a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the Academy, the National Library, the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, the Panathinaikon marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and other monuments and landmarks of the city.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the museum of Acropolis, considered one of the best museums in Europe.
  • Stroll through the popular Monastiraki and Plaka areas.
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore the treasures of Athens.
  • Spend a full day cruising the Saronic Gulf and exploring the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra.
  • Visit Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, an incredible structure perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
  • In Chania on the island of Crete, see the Venetian Harbour and take a short walk through the market, then drive to Souda Bay to visit the WWII Commonwealth Cemetery.
  • Stop in at a small family operated winery, wander through the little museum and taste some of the wines and local snacks.
  • Learn about the Australian WWII history at the Monastery of Preveli, uniquely located on the Cretan mountains overlooking the Lybian sea.
  • Stop at the Fortezza, the Venetian castle dominating the town of Paleokastro, to admire the view to Rethymnon.
  • Visit Lychnostatis open-air museum, which presents the Cretan life. It contains a great variety of artefacts and structures related to Cretan folk tradition, ethnology, economic activity, culture, nature and environment.
  • Visit the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture, the Minoan Palace of Knossos, which in mythology housed the labyrinth of the mythical Minotaur.
  • Take a high-speed ferry to the breathtaking Greek island of Santorini.
  • In Santorini take a short tour to the villages of Megalochori and Pyrgos and visit the monastery of Profitis Ilias at the highest point of the island for stunning views.
  • Taste some of the wines made on the island of Santorini.
  • Visit the site of Akrotiri. Covered in ashes during the Great Eruption, the city has been unearthed almost completely intact. You'll also see some of the black-sand beaches of the island, like Kamari and Perivolos.
  • Watch a magical Aegean sunset over dinner at a local restaurant in Oia.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $11,395
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Rail, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Incudes Flights
Tour departure dates
20 Aug 201911 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,975 
03 Sep 201925 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,975 
17 Sep 201909 Oct 2019Limited SeatsAUD $10,875
Greece in Depth

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Thessaloniki

Welcome to Greece and the port city of Thessaloniki in the country’s north! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.

Day 3. Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the perfect base from which to explore Greece’s Macedonia prefecture, and today we discover some of the picturesque local towns. We’ll visit Edessa and its waterfalls, and Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. This evening we’ll discover the beautiful waterfront district of Ladadika on foot before a group welcome dinner. [B,D]

Day 4. Thessaloniki - Volos

We begin the day in Thessaloniki’s upper districts to see the Theodosian walls and enjoy panoramic views over the city. We’ll then make our way towards Volos, stopping to tour the Royal Tombs in Vergina and the unique restored mountain village of Palaios Panteleimonas. [B]

Day 5. Volos

This morning we board the Mt Pelion steam train for a scenic journey up the slopes to the village of Milies. We’ll also explore the local villages of Portaria and Makrinitsa. [B,D]

Special Experience: We’ll try the famous Greek “tsipouro” at a traditional tsipouradika tavern this evening.

Day 6. Meteora Excursion

Today we discover the amazing clifftop monasteries of Meteora. Monks have lived atop these ‘columns of the sky’ since the 11th century. The tallest of these incredible rock formations reaches 400 metres high. [B]

Day 7. Volos - Nafpaktos

This morning we visit Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world. We’ll enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological ruins including the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of Athenians and visit the museum, home to the famous 'bronze charioteer'. We'll then take a short caique ride to the beautiful islet of Trizonia for lunch at a local fish tavern and continue to the scenic town of Nafpaktos in the Gulf of Corinth this afternoon. [B,L]

Day 8. Nafpaktos - Nafplio

Today we visit the home of the Olympic Games, Olympia. We’ll explore ancient sites including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’ Workshop, and tour the museum. In the afternoon we cross the Peloponnese peninsula and make our way to the charming seaside town of Nafplio. [B]

Day 9. Nafplio

Admire the best-preserved theatre of Ancient Greece, the Sanctuary of Asklepio, in Epidaurus this morning. We’ll then return to Nafplio and explore the Castle of Palamidi, a fortress perched high on a cliff offering stunning views. [B]

Day 10. Nafplio - Athens

Mycenae is one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites and the birthplace of the culture that dominated during the late Bronze Age. We visit the site this morning, along with ancient Corinth, one of the major cities of antiquity. [B]

Day 11. Athens

After breakfast we discover the diversity of Athens on a city tour. Highlights include the ancient Acropolis and the magnificent Parthenon. We’ll also explore the Plaka district to get a taste of the local atmosphere. We'll then stroll through the Thisio and Monastiraki districts before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. [B,L]

Day 12. Athens

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 13. Athens

Special Experience: Spend an incredible day cruising the Saronic Gulf and exploring the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. [B,L]

Day 14. Athens - Overnight Ferry

This morning is at leisure before our afternoon visit to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. The incredible structure perches high on the edge of a cliff that plunges 65m to the sea. On a clear day, the area also affords views to the islands of Kea, Kythnos, Serifos, Aegina and the Peloponnese. Tonight we board an overnight ferry to the island of Crete. [B]

Day 15. Chania

Today we discover the delightful city and surrounds of Chania, Crete’s capital, including the Venetian Harbour, a short walk through the local market and a visit to Souda Bay and the WWII Commonwealth Cemetery.

Special Experience: Discover the 4,000-year-old tradition of winemaking on the island of Crete at a tasting.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure before we explore the Old Town port on foot this evening. [B]

Day 16. Chania 

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax in the sun. The Venetian Harbour is host to a wealth of waterfront restaurants and an old port - it’s the perfect place to begin exploring. [B]

Day 17. Chania - Heraklion

After breakfast, we depart for Heraklion, Crete’s largest city. Along the way, we’ll stop at Moni Preveli Monastery on the island’s south coast to visit the Australian Memorial, which commemorates the WWII heroic battle of Crete, fought in May 1941. The views of the sea here are stunning! [B]

Day 18. Heraklion 

This morning we visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, considered to be Europe’s oldest city (dating from the Bronze Age), and the largest archaeological site on the island. In the afternoon, we’ll take a walking tour of Heraklion’s old town. [B]

Day 19. Heraklion - Santorini

Board the high-speed ferry to the island of Santorini this morning. After checking in, we’ll take a short tour to the villages of Megalochori and Pyrgos, and travel up to the monastery at the island’s highest point to enjoy the amazing vistas. [B]

Day 20. Santorini

The day is at leisure for you to enjoy beautiful Santorini at your own pace. [B]

Day 21. Santorini

The morning is at leisure before our afternoon visit to the site of Akrotiri. Covered in ashes during the Great Eruption, the city has been unearthed almost completely intact. We’ll also visit some of the island’s black sand beaches. [B,D]

Special Experience: This evening we’ll explore Oia, Santorini’s most famous and picturesque village, and witness an incredible sunset over the Aegean, before a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 22. Depart Santorini

Today we bid farewell to Greece and begin our journey home. [B]

Day 23. Arrive Australia