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Exploring Greece and Its Islands

featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorini
16 DAYS
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Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece and bask in the brilliance of the Mediterranean. This comprehensive journey explores Greece's most important ancient monuments, including the famed Temple of Zeus, the archaeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens on a comprehensive tour of the incredible Acropolis. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Wander the winding streets, vineyards, marketplaces and beaches of Mykonos and Santorini. Explore the excavations of the ancient city at Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and Olympia. Throughout your journey, experience the iconic sights of Greece's Classical age with ample time to explore on your own.

Your Tour Includes
  • 8 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 24 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Athens
  • The Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Metéora

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Stay

16 Days

15 Nights


Meals

24 Meals

14 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

8 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Trip Reviews

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163 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.6
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    very informative about the ruins, enjoyed Mykonos.
    Cheryl Ponder
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour manager and guides allowed us to be immersed in the Greece experience. From the food to the Greek dance lessons it was a great experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every day was great. The hotel at Nafplion was horrible. Shame on you.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Amanda Phillips is the hidden gem in the Collette family. She was a wonderful Tour Director that made Greece come to life
    Beth Weeks
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was wonderful.
    Beth Ruskauff
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour manager! Only one hotel that wasn’t located in a very good area. Sites were very interesting.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour was well organized and the tour manager and tour guides were excellent. Good value for the price.
    Linda Novak
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Had a great itinerary and saw much of Greece.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Collette does a great job with the itinerary, great accomodations, and professional tour guides that have a ton of knowledge.
    Joan Graden
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful guide, a great country and a good group of people to travel with. Our return flights had a very short layover, and probably unknown to Collette, Aegean and AA don't have a working relationship. Aegean couldn't check our baggage clear through to home, forcing us to collect our bags and then hustle to check in. We missed our connecting flight. Collette emergency team, arranged new flights in a couple of hours and we were on our way back home.
    Carl Mcgeehon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very knowledgeable and wonderful personality friendly
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The history---the spots that were selected for this tour, the buses conditions, the bus drivers, the other guests, the tour guide was all outstanding
    Philip Houser
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Food, excursions, hotels all great; but Amanda was the best!
    Katherine Lacoste
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Very fast paced with little free time.
    Leonard Marsh
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Top notch tour guide who provided wonderful information and guidance every day of our Greece tour.
    Elizabeth Andersen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Greece was an incredible adventure! Our Tour Manager Vilim made sure we got the full experience. He was knowledgeable and informed and he went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of and having a great time.
    Stephen Thorne
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The whole tour was amazing and our tour guide Vilim was outstanding!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour, from start to finish, was fabulous. We travel with Collett, OAT and Grand Circle exclusively. We have never been disappointed. From the welcome email sent prior to the trip by the guide, Vilim, to the sad goodbye it was memorable.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Seeing the Parthenon in Athens, Monastaries in Meteora, the Greek Pompeii .
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Dinners were short on fresh fruits, fish & vegetables. Too much meat & carbs. Buses didn’t have USB ports, good WiFi or bathrooms available. 2 hotel locations weren’t convenient to get around on own when we had free time.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was planned perfectly. Even when things came up that were not on the itinerary, our group was able to pivot and get the full experience of Greece and its people. Our Tour Manager was on top of everything with grace and humor. He made sure that we were at several sites early so that we could get a full experience without the crowds. Theodosios was also very helpful with recommendations on our free time.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour manger, transportation, accommodations. we had a wonderful time! The guided tours were very informative and enjoyable. We learned so much about Greece that we did not expect. Can't wait to go with Collette again!
    Alice Christianson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Selection of tour locations and activities was excellent - nice variety and representative of the country and culture. Accommodations highly satisfactory, with occasional glitches. Breakfasts wonderful for the most part, with notable exception of the To Go breakfast prior to early morning ferry ride. Included lunches and dinners good to excellent. Too much food on optional food tour. Buses felt safe and generally comfortable. At one location it was very shabby. Tour manager personable, entertaining and competent. Fell a little short on describing various destinations and helping us to be prepared for outings. The short walking tours lead by them not always satisfying. Local tour guides very good in general, but as would be expected,, accents at times interfered with comprehension. It would have been helpful in getting to know fellow travelers sooner and better if we had a travelers’ list with names and hometowns and name tags with last names printed in larger font.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I have completed one survey already. No more, please.
    Mildred De Keyser
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was the most wonderful trip ever!! I loved it! Theo , our Tour Manager was just amazing, so personable, entertaining, and knowledgeable!!! I think the trip to the monasteries was my favorite. The scenic bus trip up and back was breathtaking, and the bus trip from Santorini from the port .
    Mary Sheila Berry
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Overall, excellent trip….Santorini was especially spectacular. The entire trip was very enlightening and so much fun. Our tour manager, George G., was spectacular…best we have ever had the pleasure of traveling with.
    Carol Morgan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great places, nice hotels, many included meals.
    Carol Debiec
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Everything was great. The food could have been better. It was cold. Some of the guides were difficult to understand.
    Judy Harden
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Each day was a favorite. No two days alike. I had never been on a tour before. I see how value is added by education through subject matter experts. I just returned from a solo visit to KS and MO and I also appreciated "baggage handling". Now, when I think of Greece, I think of the cities (big and small villages), the plains, the mountains and the sea. Greece has it all. I'm thrilled we scheduled early meaning before the crowds and heat. I will be 68 in June and found the trip challenging but doable. If there is a next time, I will train. It was truly the best experience I have ever had.
    Brenda Thomson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I felt the group was too large, food was mediocre, and 2 hotels were very average
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent tour manager. ***
    Alan Chandler
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Really well organized, nice weather, beautiful accommodations, wonderful tour manager.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager was excellent!
    Rebecca Day
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent trip did three trips with Collette loved the Islands got a lot of great pictures good food great time
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Overall a good tour. Would prefer to fly to islands instead of fighting the ferry crowds. To be fair, it was Orthodox Easter weekend, so lots of locals traveling.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager, Kerri, made the trip seamless and pleasant. We saw all the iconic places you imagine when you think of Greece.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Colette did not give us enough time to make our connection in Paris and we were off to a rocky start. We were 5 hrs. behind everyone else, missed our welcome dinner, missed meeting out tour members and tour guide and missed out on a lot of sleep. It caused us to be anxious and disappointed. We also got trapped in an elevator for 2 hrs. while waiting for the fire department to come with the jaws of life. We also made a bus load of people miss their ferry to Mykonos because of being trapped. My travel partner became very ill and had to see the doctor. We were not clear on how many hours we would be in the bus each day and how many stairs there were on each tour. It was my birthday while in Santorini and our tour manager barely said Happy Birthday to me or anything. I just never really connected with her and felt like she cared about what happened to us.
    Joann Blaska
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was well rounded in terms of all the places we visited
    cheri ng
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    overall a very good trip. would have liked to see a more balance highlights within the trip for male travelers, seemed slanted toward the female traveler
    Patrick Burgess
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The people in Greece were outgoing and friendly. The food was delicious and all of the tours were informative and exciting, just to be there was a wonderful experience. It was our best trip so far and are planning many more. Our tour guide Kerri Michael was the BEST.
    Carol Disepo
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Kerri was amazingly awesome!she was knowledgeable and funny and helpful and well just made our tour the absolute best! She went out of her way to make the trip pleasurable and memorable! Love love love kerri!
    Kamanda Evans Hill
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was our second Collette tour, and usual it was exceptional from beginning to end.
    Arlene Mirer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Comprehensive tour and good value for the price. Knowledgeable tour manager and good local guides. Good hotels and included dinners.
    Steve Mirer
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Trip was influenced negatively by the tour manager
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The entire Santorini experience!
    Daniel Hickey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Review of the items below was included in first review
    Cathy Zgoda
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    A boat ride tour we organized ourselves
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So many to choose from but I guess my favorite was the tour of the Acropolis.
    Kevin Lang
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Again, I believe there is room for improvement with the accommodations.
    Vincent Tricome
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Liz is an excellent tour guide. My favorite experience was the extremely well timed visit to the Acropolis. We were leaving just as the masses from the cruise ship arrived
    Jay Nitzky
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great trip
    Robert Vasiento
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Visiting the ancient sites. The acropolis, the site of the original games. The outstanding food and wine (especially white wines), and the very friendly and proud Greek people. My wife and I learned so much of the fabulous history from all of the excellent guides. Truly breathtaking country.
    Charles Fulco
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our Greece vacation exceeded our expectations. My wife and I have shared our experiences with family and friends. Our main advise has been to book with Collette. Our great experience will be remembered for our lifetime.
    Bruce Giesler
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved all of the ruins. I don't know if I can provide a favorite; each was unique and special in its own way.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Seeing the Meteora Monasteries, olive platation, and the islands
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very well planned and executed.
    Robert Miller
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The sites we visited included the must-sees; I.e., the Acropolis, Meteora, Olympia, the Delphi. But we also visited a working olive tree orchard and an icon studio where the artisans still used the old techniques. We appreciated the various experts that were brought in to explain the ancient sites and museums. They were all very knowledgeable and articulate.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Fabulous sites...enriched by the knowledge and availability of local tour guides.
    Lillian Mcintyre
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Already did! Everything was fabulous ! Price very reasonable! Saw ancient sites, olive farms, wineries, monasteries on top of mtns, and 2 islands! Main guide was wonderful.Hotels, meals, excursions were perfwct.
    Suzanne Asher
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Santorini was the best! Savvas was a terrific guide; pleasant, compassionate, and hilarious.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was well organized and planned to optimize our overall experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Guided tours
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed the education. Seeing things from thousands of years ago-truly amazing! The islands were spectacular.
    Nancy Finch
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The first few days of the trip required so much walking & climbing. I would have preferred a little less.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great itinerary! Visiting all of the ancient ruins throughout the country was truly amazingly and I think my favorite place is the gorgeous Santorini and in particular the ancient city of Akrotiri.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    3 nights in Santorini
    Kenneth Lanifero
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The tour of Greece was wonderful and so interesting. Our tour manager, Heather Larson's, command of the Greek language, knowledge of Greek history and its culture was brilliant! Her organizational ability both as manager and teacher was beyond expectation. Combined with her personality and temperament, she made the trip all that it was meant to be and much more.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Acropolis and the wine and food
    Christie Geltz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Visiting the Acropolis and the Meteora. I was at both locations many years ago and it was a pleasure to return to them again.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Heather was a fabulous tour manager during the entire two weeks. Steady, informed, professional, careful., helpful.
    Kent Russell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Visit to the island of Mykonos.
    Robert and Rosemary Eager
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Greece was my dream trip. I particularly enjoyed Athens, The Acropolis was incredible and the self guided museum tours were an extra bonus. I enjoyed the optional food tour was joy. Delphi, Delphi, Olympia, were great. I enjoyed the lunch at the winery. The scenery on the drive to Mycenae was spectacular. The Bee Hive Toombs and the Lions were very interesting, Mykonos was too much of a shopping destination for me. But I greatly enjoyed a optional visit to Delos. Santorini was great the excavation site at Akrotini, I also enjoyed the optional 7 mile walk to Olia and the stunning coastal views.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    We were pick pocketed on the first day and lost most everything. Collette offered no assistance and couldn't even provide information until 4 days into tour as to when we'd be near a western union. They need to have a protocol in place to assist their clients when there is a crime or issue. One of the reasons we do tours is the safety and security of it. This was a huge let down. We had to borrow money from our fellow passengers because collette could offer nothing. It was not their fault as to what happened to us but they should have been able to get us in touch with our own money. ie - be able to tell us immediately when we'd be near a western union, venmo or other money transfers could have been made.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very well designed tour experience. We can't pick just one thing--too many memorable experiences.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the experiences of Kalambaka & Santorini
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Olympic Stadium in Olympia
    John Kennedy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every day was great! Loved Olympia... Mykonos and Santorini ... hotels and locations were outstanding ... so much to enjoy!!! Our tour guide Liz was exceptional!!
    Cheryl Mayo
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was a perfect blend of mainland and island experiences. We also had time on our own in various places. My favorite memorable experience was visiting the monastery and nunnery in Meteora, followed the next day by a visit to a local studio to see painters in the process of creating Byzantine icons. My second most memorable experience was visiting the ruins in Akrotiri in Santorini, once a highly developed Minoan community. There was also a nice blend of cultural experiences, such as visiting a farm and tasting the olive oils they produce, learning some Greek dances, learning how to make tiropites (cheese pies) and tzaziki sauce, and wine tasting at a Santorini winery. I enjoyed them all. The food throughout was a culinary delight.
    Jo-Anne Kyriannis
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    When the Booklet mentioned Santorini , I thought we would be staying near the oia blue dome area, but we were far from it, and only spent a very short time seeing that area. Time was filled up waiting at a restaurant for food, so very little time was available to see the beauty of this destination. I was disappointed. The sights were absolutely beautiful, we loved all of that. One of my favorite times was going up the cliffs in Fira on the donkey.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I thoroughly enjoyed many venues for this trip but I do believe the most memorable was the evening of Greek line dancing. I haven't laughed that hard or felt so close to any people as I did my fellow participants. Under the anything else I would like to send special thanks and praise to George. I made an error in judgment and did not have an icon shipped home. I accidentally stumbled and fell on it. Breaking it. George sent it back to factory and saw to its repair. It has been shipped to me this week. I have received notification from the monastery. He went far above what I had asked. I feel very much in his debt for such devotion to the completion of this. It is my favorite memory of Greece. Thanks to him I will have it as a memory.
    Valerie Barrett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved all the cities on this tour as well as the museums, excavations and free days.
    Maria Mcdougall
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Very physical trip. However I did see a lot
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Favorites were our visit to Olimpia, site of the ancient Olympics, the Acropolis in Athens with the Parthenon, and our unexpected visit to the ancient site of Corinth -- seeing where Paul preached to the Corinthians brought tears to my eyes.
    Linda Van Lente
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    See previous comments, thank you
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I still can't believe all we saw! The Acropolis, Delphi, Meteora, the lovely seaside town of Nafplio and who could forget Olympia. Walking through the Olympic Stadium where the first Olympic Games were held was unforgettable. My only complaint, and it is not with Collette, is the overwhelming number of cruise ships that invaded the islands. Both on Mykonos and Santorini the sheer number of cruise ship passengers made navigation of local areas unbearable! I wish the country would limit the number of ships into port. There are far too many ships! We were at least investing in the overall economy of Greece since we stayed in local hotels, ate at local restaurants, purchased food and goods, etc.
    Vicki Vander Veen
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    5 stars
    Covered in earlier remarks.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was a lot to see in Greece . They have a lot of history and to see things that have been there for years and years and it's still standing it was great.
    Kathleen Fetch
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Parthenon Cliffs at Santorini Black Beach Monastic Center at Meteora Beautiful Drive North through the valleys
    Susan Sylvester
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There are three reasons we rated the tour five star, Liz De Stefano, Liz De Stefano and Liz De Stefano. Having a Tour Director that is very knowledgeable, well experienced, people focused and able to gently but firmly inform and move the group along is a special set of skills. It made the trip concern free, and very rewarding from a participant perspective. We were also fortunate to have an especially cohesive group of travellers.
    Russell Mann
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Greek dancing lessons, original site of the Olympics,
    Debra Fischer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Parthenon, old Olympic stadium, mykonos, santoruni. Did not appreciate being scolded by tour director on the ferry. WILL NEVER FLY AIR CANADA AGAIN.
    Carol Stovall
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It's hard to pick a favourite, but probably the Acropolis and Santorini.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We thought it was a little pricey. We expected some of the meals and hotel accommodations to be better. The tour manager , Savvas was outstanding. Also Penny at Delphi and Nicky at Olympia were true professionals. The hotels in Olympia and Nafplion were above par. Dinner at the outside restaurant in the Olympia hotel was the best of the trip. And the cooking class with lunch in Olympia terrific. The dinner and atmosphere at the beach front restaurant in Kamari on Santorini were amazing - but at $216 per couple, overpriced.
    Thomas O'connor
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    4 stars
    Air travel was very disappointing. 3-hours delay in both direction plus transfers in not travel-friendly airports (Amsterdam and NYC)
    Jadwiga Malaczynski
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Poor travel arrangement (air flight schedule between USA and Greece) took one star. The highest note receives your local guide at Delphi.
    Gerard Malaczynski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Got to see a lot of Greece, including 2 islands. Our tour guide and bus driver were great. Good food and a little free time, even. Couldn’t have asked for more.
    Joanne Pruett
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Some parts of the store could have been improved. Primarily the optional excursion dinner on Santorini island .
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Heather , the tour guide, is outstanding. Very knowledgeable and full of interesting stories and facts. History can be boring, but she brought it to life for us. Her easy-going style helped create a friendly atmosphere so we all could have fun.
    Deloria Miranda
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    excellent tour director, varied sites, included both country and islands, great food, hotels, and variety. a wonderful country to visit, warm welcoming people. A lot of history
    Gayle Mcelroy
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    4 stars
    Walking around the Acropolis area despite the rain.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Santorini and Mykinos were spectacular. Loved all the land daily trips.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour covered all the impressive historical sites. My favorite memorable experience was spending time in Oia in Santorini absolutely beautiful unlike anything else in the world.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Olympia was my favorite. Loved seeing where first Olympics were held. Excellent tour guide. Acropolis was not so wonderful, mainly because of so-so tour guide.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We especially enjoyed the trip to the Olympia and to the Pompei digs.
    Susan Bondie
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Commented above. See earlier section.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Liked it very much. Tour guide, George, is a very kind and thoughtful person. Members of tour mixed with each other, rather than being cliques. High winds on Mykonos altered scheduled departure to Santorini, so another day in Mykonos allowed us more time to further explore and shop, and stay in our original roomy rooms, since next day’s guests couldn’t arrive. Extra day in San Marcos hotel is not a penalty!
    Claudia Davison
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    4 stars
    The excavation at Akrotiri.
    Ann Gignac
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I don't really have a favorite. All of it was beautiful
    Judith Budlong
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Weather wise we were probably a month early, but you pay your money, you take your chances. A month later the crowds would have been greater. I can’t complain.
    William Lorimer
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    This is the first tour taken and do not have anything to compare it with. I had a wonderful time
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved the food and history
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I just did earlier, my third trip with Collette, good tour guide and group.
    Roberta Lancaster
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everyone had a good time and I’m sure they would travel with Collette again.
    Ellen M
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Visiting the ancient ruins Trying new foods Walking on the original Olympic track in Olympia
    Edward Skinnon
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    One of the hotels was in poor condition
    Patricia Willison
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    walking the Caldera in Santorini with breathtaking views! Regretfully not enough time to get to the beaches or swim in the hot springs!
    Clare Buchheit Edson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Guide was very good and healpfull
    Anthony Butan
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We went to amazing places. The first week was a little bit packed with activities, but there was sufficient "down time" for me. The second week, in Mykonos and Santorini was wonderful - beautiful places and lots of free time to explore. This was my fourth Collette tour, and I'd rate the others higher, partly because two of the hotels on this one were poor, and in another there was only cold water out of the shower, and we were there for three days. The Tour Director makes all the difference, however, and ours was very very good.
    J Mink
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Just a poor experience, untypical of Collette.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Just a poor, general tour
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Favorite memory - the optional food tour in Athens and the catamaran trip we took on our own in Santorini. Local tour guides were excellent. Two hotels were very disappointing - very old and outdated. (One hotel you couldn't get WiFi anywhere in the hotel) Location of hotels was below average compared to other tours we have taken - attractions not within walking distance or cab friendly. Qualilty of meals were mixed - some really good, others just fair.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great overall tour. It was well organized to get a feel for the history and beauty of Greece. The tour manager was outstanding. She always tried to listen and cater to the needs of the people on the tour. She had a delightful sense of humor and warm personality.
    Donald Shafer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Hotel in Santorini was amazing. Food was delicious everywhere we went. The Tour of the Olive Farm was fantastic as was the cooking class we went to.
    Joanne Walker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I would suggest that walking the streets of Athens to the restaurant after being up for 34 hours was a bit too much. I would also suggest not using the subway since one of our members was pickpocketed. Our luggage on the ferries was not secure. Anyone could have grabbed our luggage and walked off the ferry.
    Kenneth Uhlarik
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw alot in a short amount of time.
    Cheryl Larsen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The hotels selected (except one) were excellent along with the tour guides. Everything was arranged we just had to pack our bags and go.
    Jocelyn Daley
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Hotel in Meteore was unsatisfactory, bad mattresses and terrible food at lunch restaurant.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was great! It's a lot of early mornings but worth it to see so much in one day. Arcopolis was wonderful! Tour in Delphi was great too! My favorite was the islands, more Mykonos. It was so beautiful there and people were so incredibly nice.
    Melissa Thornhill
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    4 stars
    Viviting the monasteries at Meteora
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every place we went is exceptionally beautiful
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Enjoyed seeing Ancient Greece and the architecture
    Ronald Bleich
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This tour is a perfect mix of studying Greek history and relaxing in the islands. As I researched tours by other groups, the Collette tour is the most extensive.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Eith exception of unknowlegable tour director Greece was awesome
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour of Greece was incredible
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    2 ferry ride, along with a plane ride from the island to Athens and bus tour. Greece is beautiful and a learning experience.
    Christine Turcol
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour took in so much. The guide was great and her knowledge was amazing.
    Gail Miller
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great sights and tour leader.
    Barbara Hoffmann
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The sunset dinner was amazing.
    Eccles Mclittle
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was the most wonderful way to visit Greece. I'm a cruise person but I choose a bus tour to be able to see it in depth. I saw places I never knew about it was incredible. Those villages in the mountains the people and those islands. Loved it.
    Sylvie Gagnon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There were too many memorable experiences to narrow it down to one. Walking dinner tour in Athens, tours in Athens, Meteroa, Mykonos, Olympia, Santorini and Mycenae - all were great. Sunset dinner in Santorini was wonderful. The food was great, our dancing lesson was awesome!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great to have a good 2 week tour of Greece and its Islands.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved hotel in Island of Santos.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Would have preferred more mainland areas to visit.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Good balance in the tour - cultural, historical, culinary and leisure time. Good options available for additional purchase during the trip.
    Teresita Chiarella
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour of Delphi particularly the spectacular museum
    Lawrence Robinson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well done. Diverse and enough free time to enjoy the sites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent experience. Food, scenery, and flowers awesome.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was taken care of, our vegetarian food needs were always considered, tour guides for all sites were excellent.
    Bina Mepani
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    As mentioned everything well went
    Kiritkumar Patel
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Again, I downgrade Collette on the hotels chosen. My favorite memory of the tour was Meteora.
    Joan Evans
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I think Warren & I enjoyed Mykonos the best. The hotel was excellent . We love the land tour as well. seeing the ruins was amazing.
    Melinda Freeman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Drinks and dinner in Santorini
    Tracy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Covered all the places and sites I wanted
    Elizabeth Mcgrimmon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Only criticism is having multiple one night stays in a row. We understand that is sometimes hard to do due to distance between sites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I really feel like I have truly experienced the entire country after the tour. We got to see lots of historical cites and also the beauty of the islands. There were lots of experiences included that you would never experience if you were planning the trip yourself, such as a dance lesson and a Greek cooking demonstration. It was a great mix of planned activities and free time. I would highly recommend the trip to anyone.
    Nicole
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    First dinner we had as an add on was not that good and we did not do the Athens by night tour that was scheduled with it.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour was excellent. Well-rounded with historical site visits, local culture, pleasure points, and free time. Tour manager was top notch! Accommodations and meals were, for the most part, quite good. Overall, tour seemed to be good value. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Too hard to identify single experience. Loved it all. Beautiful country, rich history, gracious people.
    James
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It would be hard to pick just one, but we enjoyed the cooking class, the time spent on Mykonos and the wonderful view of the sunset on Santorini. Visiting all the wonderful sites on the mainland were fantastic. We are planning to use collette for our next tour.
    Betty
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The inclusions were not so good the first one the dinner at night and cruise didn't even work out so that should e worked out. We did get our refund for that which was fine, but either don't include any or change locations. Other dinner was ok, not great just ok.
    Janis
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    The people on the tour, the food was good, the hotel personnel were excellent. The sites were beautiful and the ferry and small flight to Santorini was comfortable and good
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I liked that there were not a lot of optionals. I would rather know where we will visit and know the cost is complete and I am all paid. No add ons.
    Linda
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Our favorite part of the tour was Athens itself. Doing nothing in Mykonos and Santorini was not as enjoyable. We aren't shoppers or beach people.
    Joyce

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