7 Nov 2017

Rich culture, fascinating history, stunning nature and outstanding gastronomy. From the white-sanded beaches on the southern coast of Crete to the snow-capped mountains on the northern borders and from world-class archaeological sites to fabulous contemporary art and culture, Greece is full of great places to discover.

Greece is full of spectacular destinations: ancient marvels, mountaintop villages, breath-taking nature, sacred islands, medieval fortresses, picture-perfect beaches, vineyards, museums, and extraordinary historical and natural landmarks. With so much to see and do, private tours are a fantastic way to make the most of your visit and really discover Greece and Greek culture.

With years of experience at the front lines of Greek tourism, archaeology and culture, we’re able to offer some of the best tours and excursions in the country, and when it comes to choosing destinations, the sky’s the limit.

Greece really is full of spectacular destinations. Whether you’re looking to enjoy one of the most popular tours in Athens, visit the spectacular Delphi, enjoy wine and history in the Peloponnese, or lose yourself in the magic of Santorini, Discover Greek Culture offers one some of the best private tours available in the country. Browse our tours to find the perfect one for you or — why not? — treat yourself to one of our exclusive bespoke experiences. Looking for something even more extraordinary? We can design a custom tour just for you, built around your favorite destinations and activities anywhere in the country.

In addition to our unique cultural tours in key locations around Greece we also organize custom itineraries and trips to must-see sites throughout the country.

Browse below to be inspired by some of the most popular places to visit in Greece!

The Terrace of the Lions on Delos island in Greece
Terrace of the lions in Delos

The birthplace of Apollo and the most sacred island in the ancient Greek world, Delos is one of the most important archaeological and historical sites in Greece and the Mediterranean. Its numerous excavations and artefacts span a period from the 3rd millennium BCE to the Paleochristian era and have earned the island its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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With its imposing crimson columns and charging bull fresco, the North Entrance of the Palace of Knossos is one of the most recognizable archaeological landmarks in the world and one of the top attractions in Greece.
With its imposing crimson columns and charging bull fresco, the North Entrance of the Palace of Knossos is one of the most recognizable archaeological landmarks in the world and one of the top attractions in Greece.

The Palace of Knossos was the capital of Minoan Crete and is thought by some to be Europe’s oldest city. Located near Heraklion, on the popular island of Crete, the sprawling palatial complex boasts a number of restored areas and glorious preserved frescoes that bring to life the flair and grandeur of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization.

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View of the sandstone boulders and monasteries in Meteora, Greece
Meteora, with their impressive Byzantine monasteries and the breathtaking silhouettes of the sandstone boulders, are a popular destination with visitors from around the world.

One of top places to visit in Greece, Meteora is the definition of awe-inspiring. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed in 1988, comprises a number of Byzantine monasteries built on the almost inaccessible peaks of massive, perpendicular sandstone boulders.

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A traditional street in the old medieval town of Monemvasia, Greece]
Stone-built medieval buildings in the old town of Monemvasia house boutique hotels and excellent restaurants, inviting visitors to relax and enjoy the magical atmosphere over a glass of local Malvasia wine.

Byzantine, Ottoman and Venetian influences, traditional architecture, bougainvillea-lined streets, spectacular views and crystal-clear waters are just a few of the things that make this medieval island fortress in the Peloponnese so popular. With fantastic boutique hotels, a splendid selection of restaurants, and a complete ban on motorized vehicles in its old town, Monemvasia is an opportunity to step into the past and enjoy the magic of the Peloponnese.

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View up to the Byzantine castle of Mystras in the Peloponnese]
Once the seat of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea, Mystras is a formidable fortress town at the heart of the Peloponnese.

Perched high on the slopes of Mount Taygetos near the modern city of Sparti in the Peloponnese, Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site often called the ‘wonder of the Morea’. Built in the 13th century and abandoned in 1832, the breathtaking medieval ruins of this formidable fortress boast spectacular views over the surrounding landscape.

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Traditional neoclassical architecture in Nafplio, the Peloponnese
A wealth of history and culture, picturesque pedestrian areas, and a seafront promenade to die for make Nafplio one of the best places to visit in Greece.

Elegant and cosmopolitan, Nafplio is one of the most charming towns in the Peloponnese. It boasts numerous archaeological and historical sites, ranging from antiquity and the Ottoman and Venetian periods all the way through to the modern era, when it served as the first capital of modern Greece! Rich heritage, delightful architecture, and numerous galleries, restaurants and boutiques make this a favorite destination with Greeks and international visitors alike.

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Part of the Philippeion at ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, Greece
Ancient Olympia was home to the original Olympic Games and today is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Greece.

Home of the ancient Olympic Games, the Sanctuary of Olympia was one of the foremost sites of the ancient Greek world. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising multiple grand temples and sports structures, all set amid the glorious nature of the Peloponnese.

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Mount Pelion in central Greece is dotted with traditional villages
Mount Pelion in central Greece is dotted with traditional villages and boasts pristine nature areas that are breathtaking year-round.

Lush forests, spectacular beaches and a number of quaint traditional villages dotting the landscape make this area of central Greece a perfect option for a quiet getaway. The region’s rich cultural heritage, characteristic architecture, and exquisite local cuisine just make this great destination better.

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View of the Old Town of Rhodes, Greece
The Old Town of Rhodes has a unique air, the result of the many diverse cultural influences that shaped it over the centuries.

Rhodes is one of the largest and most popular Greek islands, and rightly so: It offers the laid-back glitz of an Aegean Sea and sand destination alongside a sophisticated edge that can only come from rich history and culture. Its Medieval Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its exquisite architecture that combines Gothic and Ottoman elements.

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The White Tower and promenade of Thessaloniki, Greece
Built in the 15th century, the White Tower of Thessaloniki has been adopted as they symbol of the city.

Greece’s second largest city is one of the world’s top destinations, as much for its rich cultural heritage and proximity to world-class archaeological sites like Aigai in Vergina as for the splendid beaches of Chalkidiki just a stone’s throw away. And it’s also a bustling modern city with a distinctly young vibe, whose art scene, extraordinary cuisine, and nightlife set it apart in a league of its own

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