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Small Group Tours to Greece's Islands

Sun-Kissed Delights: Explore the Soul of Greece's Islands

Take a look at some of our favourite journeys on Greece's islands

Culinary treasures of Greece's islands

The allure of the Greek islands beckons millions of travelers each year with their pristine sandy beaches, ancient treasures, and stunning natural landscapes. From the bustling shores of Mykonos to the tranquil beauty of Santorini, each island offers its own unique charm and allure. Explore the rugged cliffs and hidden coves of Crete, where ancient Minoan ruins dot the landscape, or wander through the whitewashed villages of the Cyclades, where time seems to stand still. Whether you're basking in the sun on the shores of Rhodes or hiking through the lush forests of Corfu, the Greek islands are a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean as you sample the local cuisine, bursting with fresh seafood, ripe olives, and fragrant herbs. Savor the creamy goodness of feta cheese and tzatziki, or indulge in a traditional Greek salad bursting with sun-ripened tomatoes and crisp cucumbers. Treat your taste buds to the sweetness of baklava or the tangy zest of souvlaki, and wash it all down with a glass of ouzo or local wine. With each bite, you'll taste the bounty of the land and sea, and feel the warmth of Greek hospitality embracing you like an old friend.

Just like in Southern Italy, the cuisine of the Greek islands is a celebration of the region's natural abundance, with citrus groves, olive orchards, and fishing villages providing the ingredients for every meal. As you dine al fresco overlooking the shimmering Aegean Sea, you'll feel a deep connection to the land and its people, and understand why the Greek islands have captured the hearts of travelers for centuries.

Take a look at some of our favourite experiences on the Greek islands

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Transport yourself to a sensory paradise as you wander through the bustling streets of Athens' Evripidou Street, home to a spice market steeped in history and tradition. Since 1886, merchants have traded an exquisite array of herbs, spices, nuts, fruits, and olives, creating a vibrant tapestry of flavors that reflect the richness of Greek cuisine. Amongst the aromatic staples like oregano, mint, and cinnamon, discover treasures like mastic from Chios and coveted red saffron from Kozani, each bearing the PDO designation that speaks to their exceptional quality and provenance.

Gather

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Embark on an adventure through the untamed beauty of Crete's Amari Valley, where fertile lands sprawl at the base of Mount Ida and Mount Kedros, untouched by modernity. With a knowledgeable mountain guide leading the way, traverse winding trails that reveal the secrets of the region's indigenous herbs, from fragrant sage to robust thyme, each imbued with the essence of the rugged landscape.

Craft

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Explore the time-honored craft of beekeeping at a honey farm nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of Naxos, where Ioannis, a dedicated beekeeper, warmly welcomes you into the captivating world of bees., invites you into the world of bees. Witness the intricate dance of these remarkable creatures as they create liquid gold, and learn the art of harvesting honey straight from the comb. Then, savor the fruits of your labor as you sample homemade specialties like diples, a traditional Greek pastry bathed in golden honey.

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Finally, surrender to the tantalizing flavors of Greece's culinary heritage as you dine in an authentic taverna, where a feast of meze awaits. Indulge in an array of mouthwatering dishes, from tender dolmades to succulent htapodi xidato, each bite a testament to the country's rich gastronomic legacy. Amidst the lively ambiance and warm hospitality, immerse yourself in the true essence of Greek cuisine, where every meal is a celebration of tradition, flavor, and community.


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