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Cultural Holidays

Cultural Holidays in Greece

Much of what we know today as Western culture and civilization has its roots in the Greece of antiquity, so it should come as no surprise that this beautiful, ancient country has a rich cultural offering on a par with anywhere else on the planet. Contemporary Greece has its own rich art, music and literary scenes - evidenced in the major cities such as Athens and Thessaloniki, where galleries, theatres, music venues and more abound.

But what draws most tourists is the legacy of Classical Greece, which is abundant. From awe-inspiring ancient sites such as Delphi and the Parthenon to smaller temple clusters, ruined palaces and the chance to experience the birthplace of philosophies, democracy, drama, the Olympics and more, Greece has an almost unparalleled cultural wealth that is still very much in evidence.

Whether you choose to take a trip by yourself or enjoy the services of an expert (often local) guide, many of the sites of Ancient Greece can still be experienced firsthand in the 21st century, with the added benefit of wonderful weather and scenery, delicious cuisine and a welcoming population.

Our journey planner shows you how to travel to Greece by train. Featured below, we list some of the most spectacular cultural holidays that give you a memorable experience of all that Greece has to offer, all of which you can reach by train or ferry:

Greece - Intrepid trips

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

Spend eight blissed-out days under sun-drenched skies, sailing on a skippered yacht and enjoying the best the Greek Islands of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos, Small Cyclades, Naxos and Mykonos have to offer.
From £921 (maximum group size 8)
Ruins in Greece

Walking on Mountains and Through the Villages of Greece

Evia offers unique history and culture - visit Roman quarries and aqueducts, Byzantine churches and Frankish castles, deserted beaches and coves. Enjoy five day-walks on the island, from Dimosaris Gorge to the coastal village of Kalliani.

From £769.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures throughout the year
Domed rooves on the Greek Isles, Greece

Walking on the Greek Isles, Greece

We start in the city of Athens, before heading towards three beautiful islands, Naxos, Santorini and Paros. We see the cultural centre of ancient Greece, volcanic caldera, the famous sunsets and the whitewashed villages and architectural wonders.

From £879.00 GBP

8 days
Various Sunday departures from April to November

Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure

During the tour, Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure, you can admire and discover Greek history, explore new places, meet new people, relax, swim, snorkel, taste different foods and enjoy the daily adventures and bring your family closer.

£2,695 (children up to 12, £2,550) / Single Supp.: £695

8 DAYS
SAT JULY 22 – SAT JULY 29 2017
Temple in the Peloponnese, Greece

Cycling in the Peloponnese, Greece

Starting and finishing in the buzzing city of Athens, the ride offers plenty of opportunities to discover some of Greece's treasures, from the azure blue of the sea to the green olive trees. We cycle Poros Island and the beautiful town of Nafplio.

From £999.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to September
Beautiful gulet

Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

Cruising the Aegean on a gulet, through the Dodecanese islands, perhaps the most ethereally beautiful part of the Aegean, in a sparkling topaz-blue sea, experience e a rich and intricate history stretching back millennia, and a distinctive culture.

from £2,525 to £2,575 / Single Supplement: £665-£675

8 DAYS
SAT MAY 27 - SAT JUNE 3, 2017 and SAT SEP 16 - SAT SEP 23, 2017

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Birth of a Legend

A brand new tour for 2013. On this tour you will see some of the greatest temples, cities and tombs of the Greek and Macedonian world.

£2,695 per person Hotel Sing Supp: £280

11 Days
Various departures from April to May
Cruising to the Cyclades, Greece

Cruising to the Cyclades, Greece

Relax aboard a luxurious 12-cabin Greek gulet as you spend two weeks soaking up the history and culture of over a dozen Aegean Islands including Kos, Santorini and Anafi.

£3,675 per person Sing supp £925

15 Days
Various departures from May
Greece - Intrepid trips

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

Spend eight blissed-out days under sun-drenched skies, sailing on a skippered yacht and enjoying the best the Greek Islands of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos, Small Cyclades, Naxos and Mykonos have to offer.

From £921 (maximum group size 8)

8 days
Saturday departures from May to October
History in the Mountains and Villages of Evia, Greece

Walking the Mountains and Villages of Evia, Greece

In this this walkers' paradise we visit Roman quarries and aqueducts, Byzantine churches and Frankish castles and, in the summer months, we end the days swimming at deserted beaches and coves. Karystos town is our base for the week.

From £769.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures year around
Greek fishing port

Real Food Adventure - Greece

Embark on a foodie adventure from Athens through the Saronic Islands to the olive groves and rugged coastline of the Peloponnese region. Taste ouzo and olive oil, cook up a storm in a local kitchen in Poros, relax on the beaches of Kardamyli.

from £1525

9 days
Various Thursday departures from May to September
Coastal Greece

Sail Greece: Cyclades Islands

Sail aboard a fully-equipped, skippered yacht around the Greek islands. Explore laidback islands like Small Cyclades and vibrant holiday meccas like Mykonos, as you discover ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and fresh seafood along the way.

From £1,139 (maximum group size 8)

10 days
Various departures from May to October
Mt Olympus to the Aegean, cultural Macedonia

Mt Olympus to the Aegean, cultural Macedonia

From the Slopes of Mt Olympus to the Shores of the Aegean: the archaeology, food & wine of Macedonia - a spectacular land tour of Northern Greece: explore the history and culture in a rich panorama of one of Europe’s heartlands.

£3,595 per person Sing Supp: £495

14 days
Wed Sep 2 - Tue Sep 15, 2015
Exploring the Peloponnese, Greece

Exploring the Peloponnese, Greece

The Peloponnese, the large peninsula forming the southern extremity of the Greek Mainland, is a veritable heartland of European and Western culture and also central in myth and legend. Join us to explore the historical and cultural wealth here.

£3,650 per person Sing Supp £670

15 days
Wed May 18 - Wed Jun 1, 2016