Best Trips to Greece
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Travelers to Greece face a seemingly bewildering array of options. On closer examination, these tour options start to sound strikingly similar. Why? Because they are.
Greek Tour PackagesMany tour packages of Greece are essentially built from the same components, with a little window dressing added by the tour provider. These include a stay in Athens, combined with a cruise of some of the islands, usually touching on Turkey. This occupies about a week altogether. Longer tours tack on a visit to Delphi, the monasteries of Meteora, or the Peloponnese. It's not an in-depth experience of Greece, but it's a beginning.
The Greek National Tourist Organization has a set of tours that packagers include in various combinations. These are also accessible for the independent traveler, who can book them over the internet, through their hotels, or through local travel agencies. You can find some of these here: Short trips from Athens.