Around Greece in 52 weeks

Greece Discoveries

Themes

Historical theme
Foodie theme
Nature theme
Beach theme

A combination of exploration and relaxation, offering travellers an in depth insight of one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries of Europe.

Highlights

Dozens of elegant islands are waiting for you to explore, with magnificent beaches, picturesque whitewashed alleys, and a laid back atmosphere. 

Proud tall mountains, beckoning rolling hills, quaint sleepy villages, and a rich cultural and natural diversity will surprise you in every step of your journey.

Greece is known for its many layers of history, from prehistoric to modern times, including timeless ancient temples, medieval castles, and folklore traditions.

Difficulty

Difficulty level 1

Ideal Season

Spring season

Steer away from the tourist path

Even though Greece is one of the most beloved destinations of Europe and the world, most visitors still cling to the top well-trodden tourist paths, often ignoring the rest of the immense cultural and natural wealth that the country has to offer. Indie Horizons’ “Around Greece in 52 Weeks” programme is designed to offer just that, balancing exploration and relaxation, enabling travellers to admire every corner of Greece to the fullest.

  • Self-guided itineraries allow travellers to explore at their own pace and leisure.
  • Enjoy a diverse range of activities, including ancient ruins, medieval castles, local folklore, unique gastronomy, thermal springs, hiking and swimming.
  • Immerse into the actual reality of each destination, well beyond the tourist showcase facade.

Ultimate souvenir: Insightful oracles

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Every element in our itineraries is flexible and tailored to the needs and specifications of the participant travellers. You select the length of the trip, the period of travel, the sights you want to see, the activities you want to experience, the accommodation type and means of transport you prefer, and we design a unique trip for you and your organisation, complete with integrated coaching breadcrumbs.

Suggested Itineraries

80. Greece, small wooden bridge at Samaria gorge, Crete

A sun-kissed diverse island, home to the Minoan civilisation, with wild landscapes and amazing unique cuisine.

Summer seasonDifficulty level 1

Chania

Chania old town, Samaria gorge, Balos beach

Rethymno

Rethymno old town, Preveli monastery, Psiloritis mountain

Heraklion

Knossos palace, Matala caves, El Greco museum

Lasithi

Vai palm beach, Spinalogga sanatorium, Lasithi plateau

80. Greece, view of caldera, Santorini

An archipelago with dozens of islands, big and small, each with its own shade of blue and picturesque white washed villages.

Summer seasonDifficulty level 1

Kea & Kythnos

Ancient Karthaia, Kythnos town, Kolona beach

Serifos & Sifnos

Serifos mines, Kastro village, Sifnos gastronomy

Milos & Kimolos

Milos catacombs, Sarakiniko beach, Kleftiko beach

Andros & Tinos

Andros town, Tinos marbles, Panagia church

Syros & Mykonos

Syros Catholics, Mykonos nightlife, ancient Delos

Paros & Antiparos

Paroikia nightlife, Marpissa village, Antiparos island

Naxos

Portara temple, Naxos town, Apeiranthos village

Amorgos & Small Cyclades

Aigiali beach, Chozoviotissa monastery, Koufonisi island

Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros

Ios nightlife, Sikinos tranquility, Folegandros elegance

Santorini & Anafi

Oia sunset, Kammeni volcano, prehistoric Akrotiri
80. Greece, Marathountas beach, Symi

At the south western corner of Greece, the Dodecanese feature strong medieval legacy and a vivid palette of colours.

Summer seasonDifficulty level 1

Astypalea

Electric cars, Chora castle, remote beaches

Karpathos & Kasos

Beautiful beaches, windsurfing, traditional villages

Rodos

Rhodes medieval city, restored ancient cities, relaxed sandy beaches

Symi, Tilos, Chalki, Kastelorizo

Old mansions, abandoned castles, remote islands

Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros

Kos Asklipieion, Kalymnos rock climbing, Nisyros volcano

Patmos, Leros, Lipsi

Patmos Apocalypse cave, Leros old sanatorium, Lipsi archipelago
80. Greece, Sykaminia harbour, Lesvos

The less visited larger islands of the north Aegean, each with its own distinct culture and unique experiences.

Summer seasonDifficulty level 1

Samos, Fournoi, Ikaria

Samos Heraion temple, Fournoi pirate legacy, Ikaria laid back life

Chios, Psara, Oinouses

Mastic villages, medieval monasteries, maritime legacy

Lesvos

Ouzo production, Molyvos castle, Sigri petrified forest

Limnos, Ag. Eustratios

Limnos desert, deer castle, Commonwealth cemeteries
80. Greece, ancient Corinth

The birthplace of ancient Greece, Peloponnese offers the best road trip in Greece, with mythical ruins and medieval castles.

Spring seasonDifficulty level 1

Corinth

ancient Corinth, Nemea wine region, Feneos lake

Argolida

Ancient Mycenae, Methana volcano, Nafplion town

Arkadia

Vytina village, Mainalon hikes, Mantineia wine region

Achaia & Ilia

Kalavryta lake caves, Kyllini beaches, ancient Olympia

Messinia

Pylos palace, Methoni castle, Voidokoilia beach

Lakonia

Mani fortified mansions, Mystras castle, Monemvasia castle

Kythera

Kythera castle, remote beaches, abandoned villages
80. Greece, Chrisospiliotissa church, Athens

Athens has emerged from the shadows, offering vibrant nightlife, bohemian neighbourhoods, and surprises in every corner.

Autumn seasonDifficulty level 1

Athens city

Ancient Acropolis, charming Plaka, Niarchos Cultural Centre

Attica countryside

Sounion temple, Marathon tomb, Elefsina sanctuary

Saronic Gulf islands

Aegina Aphaia temple, Hydra stone mansions, War of Independence history
80. Greece, Litheos river, Trikala

The central part of Greece offers iconic ruins and monasteries, laid back rural villages, and diverse beautiful landscapes.

Spring seasonDifficulty level 1

South Evia & Skyros

Chalkida strait, Eretria ruins, Skyros ponies

North Evia

Dirfy mountain, Lichadonisia beach

Viotia & Fokida

Delphi Oracle, Livadia springs, Arachova village

Evrytania & Fthiotida

Evrytania mountains, Pavliani village, Thermopylae

Trikala & Karditsa

Plastiras lake, Elati village, Meteora monasteries

Volos & Larissa

Pelion mountain, Volos tsipouradika, Tempi gorge

Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos

Skiathos beaches, Skopelos churches, Alonissos marine park
80. Greece, Papigo village, Zagorochoria, Epirus

The western part of Greece is split between the majestic highlands of Pindos mountains and the green shores of the Ionian islands.

Spring seasonDifficulty level 1

Zakynthos

Sea turtle beaches, Zakynthos wreck

Kefalonia & Ithaki

Myrtos beach, Melissani cave, Odysseus island

Nafpaktos & Mesolongi

Nafpaktos harbour, Mesolongi salt flats, Trichonida lake

Lefkada

Porto Katsiki beach, Meganisi archipelago

Arta & Ioannina

Ioannina lake, Dodoni Oracle, Tzoumerka National Park 

Zagorochoria

Papigo village, Drakolimni hiking, Konitsa stone bridge

Corfu & Paxoi

Corfu old town, Palaiokastritsa coves, Achilleion palace

Thesprotia & Preveza

Parga castle, Syvota coves, Preveza beaches
80. Greece, cherry bloom at Pella countryside, Macedonia

Just beyond Mount Olympus, the northern parts of Greece are a crossroad of civilisations with a distinct Balkan feel.

Spring seasonDifficulty level 1

West Macedonia

Kastoria lake, Prespes lake, Nymfaio village

Imathia, Pella, Pieria

Edessa waterfalls, Vergina tombs, Mount Olympus

Thessaloniki & Chalkidiki

White Tower, Chalkidiki beaches, Athos monasteries

East Macedonia

Kerkini lake, Nestos river, ancient Filippoi

Thrace

Xanthi old town, Pomakochoria Muslim villages, Samothraki island

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