Venture to some of the most important sites of ancient Greece, from Delphi to Delos, and cap off your journey on lovely Mykonos.

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 Traditional houses on Mykonos
 Panorama of Athens
 The Parthenon, on the Acropolis
 The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum (at left)
 Sculpture at the Acropolis Museum
 Temple at Delphi
 The Lion's Gate, Mycenae
 The dramatic theater at Epidaurus
 The port area on Mykonos
 Temple at Delos
 Archaeological site at Delos
 The lions of Delos
 Typical street scene
 Traditional dinner setting

Treasures of Ancient Greece: A Tailor-Made Journey

11 days from $8,255

Venture to some of the most important sites of ancient Greece, from Delphi to Delos, and cap off your journey on lovely Mykonos.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690


When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership*. Benefits include:

  • A Smithsonian annual engagement calendar with full-color images of exceptional art and artifacts, mailed in the fall.
  • Subscription to Smithsonian, the award-winning magazine of the arts, sciences, and history. Early access to Smithsonian magazine produced events.
  • Invitations to four exclusive virtual programs for Friends of the Smithsonian members with Smithsonian experts.
  • 10% discount in Smithsonian Museum Stores (good on purchases up to $200); 10% discount with the, and Folkways Recordings
  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll, displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian’s IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium.
  • Free admission to the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
  • A complimentary copy of the annual Smithsonian museum guidebook.
  • Invitation to a special welcome event for new members at a Smithsonian venue.

*Offer only available for first-time Smithsonian members. 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Athens, Greece

Arrive in Athens, where you’ll be picked up by your driver for the transfer to your hotel. Take time to settle in before meeting your private guide for a panoramic tour of Athens that includes the marble Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus—one of the largest ancient temples in the world.

Day 2 - Athens

Set out this morning on a private tour of the ancient Acropolis, established by Pericles in the fifth century B.C. Walk among the many temples built upon this rocky outcrop, including the celebrated Parthenon, and learn about the tumultuous history of the hilltop citadel. After your visit, head down to the impressive Acropolis Museum, which houses many of the original artifacts from the site. (B)

Day 3 - Athens / Delphi / Arachova

Your driver will take you northwest to the site of ancient Delphi, where you will meet your private guide. Explore the ruins, considered the center of the world to ancient Greeks, and hear about the powerful Oracle of Delphi whose proclamations influenced the affairs of state. After your visit, stop by the museum to see some of the extraordinary artifacts unearthed at the site. Then head to the nearby mountain village of Arachova  for lunch and some free time before journeying back to Athens. (B)

Day 4 - Athens

Join your private guide for a morning tour of the ancient Agora, and envision a bustling city square where Socrates and Plato once strolled as you wander among the ruins. In the afternoon, visit the excellent Athens Archaeological Museum with your private guide. (B)

Day 5 - Olympia

Depart Athens and travel to Olympia with your private driver. Once there, you’ll meet your guide for a walking tour of ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic games were held in 776 B.C. and where the torch is lit and begins its journey in the modern Olympics. This evening, join a local Olympian for dinner in her home. (B,D)

Day 6 - Mycenae / Nafplio

Cross the Peloponnese peninsula to the Bronze Age city of Mycenae and take a guided tour of this important archaeological site, including its legendary Lion’s Gate and the beehive tomb known as the Tomb of Agamemnon. Stop at a winery for a lunch of local specialities and wine tasting. Then continue to the historic port town of Nafplio for the evening. (B)

Day 7 - Epidaurus / Nafplio

Spend the morning in Epidaurus, once a mecca for healing dedicated to the Greek god of medicine, Asclepios. Here, you will find one of the most well-preserved and acoustically perfect ancient theaters in Greece. Later, pay a visit to an olive oil producer and enjoy a tour and tastings. Return to beautiful Nafplio this evening. (B)

Day 8 - Athens / Mykonos

Transfer to the Athens airport for a short flight to the island of Mykonos, one of the fabled Cyclades. The rest of the day is yours to explore Mykonos town, stroll the beach, or relax by the pool at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 - Delos / Mykonos

Meet your guide this morning and take a short ferry ride to the sacred island of Delos, said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, the island was once a hub for trade, culture, and religion. Explore Delos and the vestiges of its once-grand city, including the famous Avenue of the Lions. Return to Mykonos for a leisurely afternoon. (B)

Day 10 - Mykonos

Enjoy a full free day on Mykonos. You may choose to visit the charming town of Hora, go on a hike along the coast, or simply relax and spend time by the beach or the pool. (B)

Day 11 - Depart for the U.S.

Meet your private driver for the transfer to Mykonos airport, and continue from Athens on your flight home. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)

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