14-Day Mythology-Inspired Trip to Greece: Athens, Delphi, Peloponnese, Naxos, Crete
Take our 14-Day mythology-inspired trip to Greece and discover its striking mural, rich culture, and fascinating mythology! This is a private trip, totally customizable to your needs.
Discover some of the most popular Greek destinations on a 14-day mythology-inspired trip that will ignite your imagination and introduce you to the beauty, culture, and history of Greece! Explore Athens, Sounio, Delphi, Mycenae, Nafplion, Naxos, and Crete and immerse yourself into a world of stunning views and fascinating story-telling!
Welcome to Greece! Once you reach Athens’ International Airport, your driver will welcome you and take you to your accommodation for a quick rest. After freshening up, you'll be ready to take over the highlights of Athens in a 3-hour walk tour across the popular neighborhoods of Syntagma, Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psyrri, before arriving at a traditional Greek tavern to try some cult-classic Greek delicacies along with local wine; your Greek trip is off to a good start!
The 2nd day will begin with a tour of the Acropolis Hill and the modern Acropolis Museum. Your licensed guide will share an insight into Greek Mythology, narrating fascinating tales in regard to the site. Following some free time for lunch, it's time for your drive to Cape Sounion through the picturesque Athens Riviera; you can even opt for a one-hour stop at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center or Lake Vouliagmeni for a swim.
On the third day of your mythical adventure, you will visit the Ancient Agora, the place where democracy was born, and all of its significant monuments, including the Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaestus. Afterward, enjoy a stroll in the Plaka area and explore the island-like Anafiotika. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore the city on your own or even indulge in a dive in one of the excellent Athenian beaches nearby!
Time to leave Athens and explore the rest of Greece. Hop on your private vehicle for a road trip to Delphi, a historic town approximately 2.5 hours north of Athens. Visit the world-famous Oracle of Delphi, characterized by many as 'navel of the earth', and the alleged point of contact between gods and mortals. Learn about Pythia, the high priestess of the Oracle, and how she would go into a trance from inhaling fumes from the buried body of a Python. Pythia was given the power of prophecy by Apollo, with the whole of the ancient Greek world seeking her guidance before making an important decision. Take in the eerie atmosphere and let the mysterious myths of your guide ignite your imagination! After the guided tour around the Oracle of Apollo, take a brief lunch break at a local restaurant to taste delicious Greek flavors before hitting the road back to Athens.
Nafplio & Mycenae
How about delving into the gorgeous Peloponnese peninsula? Get awestruck by the beauty of Mycenae, the city that according to Greek mythology was founded by Perseus, the son of Zeus and Danae. Discover the mythological background of King Agamemnon with the help of your knowledgable guide and learn how he started the war against Troy as described in Homer’s epic poem, 'The Iliad.'
Up next is the romantic Nafplio, a seaport city that carries an uncomparable old-time charm. Walk the cobbled alleys decorated by colorful Bougainvillea flowers and enjoy breathtaking views from one of its highest points. Did you know that Nafplio was the first capital of the new Greek state? Listen to the rich history of the city along with the popular Greek myths that are associated with it, including the one that wants Nafplio's origins connected with Nauplius, the son of Poseidon, from whom the city was allegedly named after. Marvel at the Venetian architecture that is prominent all around Nafplio and snap some Instagram-perfect photos before heading back to Athens.
Pack your bags and off you go; the island of Naxos is your next stop! As soon as you reach Naxos, your driver will be waiting to greet you and take you to your accommodation in the heart of the marvelous Naxos town. You will visit the islet of Palatia, where according to legend, Theseus abandoned his lover, Ariadne after having killed the Minotaur in Knossos. This is where you will come upon the trademark of Naxos, the scenic Portara, that was designed to serve as an entrance to a temple, believed to have been dedicated to Apollo, that remained unfinished.
The next day, you’ll visit the ancient temple of Apollo and Demeter, one of the best-reserved ancient Greek temples. Experience Naxos’ rich culture and tradition with a visit to a ceramic pottery workshop; you will even get to pick a souvenir to take back home! Next, we will head to a local distillery that has been producing the traditional citron liqueur for over a century. After tasting the strong spirit, you will stop for lunch at the village of Apeiranthos, considered the crown jewel of Naxos, before continuing your walk. Your day will come to an with a tour of the Olive Press Museum, where you will taste Greek extra virgin olive oil; no olive oil will ever compare!
Following a busy week, on the 8th day of your trip, you’ll get to rest and enjoy yourselves in any way you wish!
Because only one Greek island is never enough, it is time for you to move on from Naxos to Crete, and its capital city, Heraklion. As soon as you arrive at Heraklion, your driver will take you to your hotel to recuperate. The rest of your afternoon will be free, so you will have the chance to explore the magical city
The next day, listen to your friendly guide while strolling the impressive Knossos Palace and pay a visit to the Archeological Museum of Heraklion; you’ll be amazed by the exhibits of the Minoan Civilization and will learn about mythical and historical facts of that era. On day 11, you’ll have a day off.
On day 12, hop on your private vehicle to Chania and get introduced to this enchanting Cretan region with a highlights tour. Wander around the cobbled alleys of the Old Town of Chania and learn about the local traditions, gastronomy, and culture
The penultimate day of your trip will find you on a road-trip to the East Province of Chania along with another small group of people. Discover churches built on rocks, a local cheese factory, a 'raki' distillery, and traditional tucked-away eateries that will make this trip unforgettable! You will also stop by the folklore museum of Apokoronas, where you will discover handicrafts and every-day items that reflect the history of the region. Savor your lunch at a traditional 'kafeneio' in the countryside and mingle with the friendly locals; it doesn't get Greeker than that!
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, and so has your extraordinary trip to Greece. Your driver will take you to the airport to catch your flight with plenty of time to spare. After having experienced Greece like a local, we are sure it won't be long until you come back. Until next time!
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Amirandes Grecotel is a 5-star hotel in Crete that offers complete relaxation and a unique experience of luxury that will make you never want to leave.
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a 5-star hotel in downtown Athens that offers unmatched services in an idyllic setting of opulence and glamor.
Athens Was is a 5-star design hotel that promises a luxurious experience with state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch services.
Blue Palace is a luxury resort in Elounda that aims to make your trip to Crete the most memorable experience of your life with stunning facilities and exclusive services!
Admire the neoclassical architecture of the historic Nafplio town and experience true splendor at Castellano Hotel.
GDM Megaron is a 5-star historical monument hotel that marries tradition with luxury and modern-day comforts for the most premium stay in Heraklion, Crete.
Make your stay in Nafplio memorable by choosing to stay in Ippoliti Hotel; a 19th-century mansion that promises comfort, luxury & warm hospitality.
Experience true romance in an idyllic setting surrounded by modern-day luxuries in the couples-only Naxian on the Beach Hotel.
New Hotel is a 5-star accommodation choice in Athens that provides its guest with the most opulent stay and a central location that is both convenient and beautiful.
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours as described at the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles
- All domestic flights/ferries
- Skip the line entrance fees in all sites
- Welcome dinner in Athens
- Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
- All taxes and VAT
- Meals and drinks other than what indicated in the itinerary
- International flights
- Travel Insuurance