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Small Group Tours of Mainland Greece

Sun-Kissed Delights: Explore the Soul of Mainland Greece

Take a look at some of our favourite journeys in Mainland Greece

Culinary treasure of Greece's mainland

Millions of travelers are captivated by Greece's mainland each year, enticed by its rich history, stunning landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine. From the rugged mountains of Epirus to the sun-drenched shores of the Peloponnese, the mainland offers an unparalleled array of experiences.

Nestled between the Ionian and Aegean Seas, Greece's mainland is a treasure trove of archaeological wonders and natural beauty. From the iconic Acropolis towering over Athens to the ancient ruins of Delphi and Olympia, history comes alive amidst the picturesque backdrop of olive groves and vineyards.

The mainland is also home to Mount Olympus, the legendary seat of the Greek gods, and the dramatic gorges of Vikos and Samaria, perfect for adventurous hikers seeking breathtaking vistas. Meanwhile, the coastal regions boast azure waters and pristine beaches.

Greece's mainland offers a gastronomic journey like no other. Sample freshly caught seafood along the shores of the Aegean, savor the tangy flavors of feta cheese and olives in the Peloponnese, or indulge in the aromatic spices of traditional dishes like moussaka and souvlaki.

Greek cuisine celebrates simplicity and freshness, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Whether dining in a rustic taverna overlooking the sea or exploring bustling markets filled with vibrant produce, every meal is a celebration of the land's bounty.

Exploring Greece's mainland, one cannot help but be struck by the deep connection between its landscapes and culinary heritage. From the rugged mountains to the shimmering seas, every aspect of the mainland's beauty is intertwined with the rich tapestry of Greek culture and tradition.

Take a look at some of our favourite experiences on Greece's mainland

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Athens Acropolis Parthenon

Let yourself be transported to another world in Athens’ spice market on Evripidou Street, where sellers have been trading herbs, spices, nuts, fruit, olives, vegetables, and more every day since 1886. Here, alongside Greek staples of oregano, mint, thyme, basil, cinnamon, cumin, and coriander, you’ll also discover mastic from Chios and highly prized red saffron from Kozani in Northern Greece —b oth of which have a PDO designation.

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Greka

Embark on an enchanting journey through mainland Greece, where breathtaking landscapes and culinary delights await at every turn. Traverse the rugged trails of Mount Olympus or the picturesque villages of Zagori, where the air is perfumed with the scent of wild herbs and olive groves stretch as far as the eye can see. Join local guides like Maria, who will lead you through hidden olive orchards and vineyards, sharing the secrets of Greece's rich agricultural heritage. Along the way, indulge in the flavors of freshly pressed olive oil and sample succulent fruits straight from the vine. Whether hiking through mountain paths or strolling through quaint villages, every step on the mainland is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and gastronomic delights of Greece.

Craft

 The Palaestra at the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Ilia, Peloponnese, Greece.

Find out more about the ancient art of apiculture on a honey farm close to ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese. Here, you’ll meet Klio, a beekeeper who will introduce you to the world of bees and show you how honey is made. Try your hand at collecting from the honeycombs before tasting some of the homemade specialties, including diples — a traditional Greek pastry smothered in fresh honey.

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xnts Thessaloniki Dinner

Indulge in a traditional feast of delicious Greek meze in an authentic taverna. Choose from dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), bekri meze (pork cooked in wine with spices), htapodi xidato (octopus marinated in oil and vinegar), or feta saganaki (fried feta cheese).


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