Alexander s Adventure, 13 days Grand Tour in Greece

Alexander Adventure in 13-day Exploding Greece Private Tour


Greece welcomes you and presents its glorious past and fascinating present with an enjoyable 13 days tour to Northern Greece, including Argolis and Corinth in Southern Greece. This private tour is designed for people who want to know the history of Greece, and wish to indulge in the famous Modern Greek lifestyle.

Itinerary of the 13 days private tour to South and Northern Greece

Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Sparta, Gytheio, Caves of Diros,  Messene, Olympia, Rio Antirio bridge, Delphi, Meteora, Meteora Monasteries, Vergina, Pella, Thessaloniki, Zagori, Gorge of Vikos, Papingo, Perama Cave, Ioannina,  Igoumenitsa, Preveza, Nafpaktos, Athens

Highlights of the Alexander Adventure in 13-day Exploding Greece Private Tour

  • The breathtaking scenery of Diros Caves & Sparta in the Peloponnese
  • The sanctuary of God Apollo in Delphi
  • The beautiful towns of Nafplion and Nafpaktos with their picturesque architecture and style
  • The complex of Monasteries in Meteora
  • The natural phenomena of Vikos Gorge and Perama Cave
  • The typical and traditional cuisine of Greece with characteristic tastes from both South and Northern Greece


Description of the 13 days tour to Northern Greece

Day 1: Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion

ship sailing in corinth canal
Corinth Canal

We set off early in the morning from Athens via the coastal road of the Saronic to Corinth Canal. It connects the Ionian with the Aegean Sea and the two pieces of land, Central Greece with the Peloponnese.

After a short stop for pictures, we head to the nearby city of Corinth, one of the major stops in St Paul’s journey in Greece, and a great rival of Athens in the ancient years.

In Corinth, you will have the chance to admire the numerous ruins and remains from antiquity.

The next stop of the tour is Mycenae, the capital of the Mycenaean civilization whose most famous representative is King Agamemnon, the chief of the Greek army in Troy.

Visit the Royal Tombs, admire the impressive Lion’s Gate and Cyclopean Walls, and then head towards Epidaurus, to admire a marvel of architecture; the best-preserved ancient theatre with the great acoustics that holds numerous theatrical and musical plays every summer.

We then head to Nafplion for dinner and overnight.

lions' gate in mycenae
The lions’ gate in Mycenae

Day 2: Nafplion, Sparta, Gytheio

The morning of the second day is at your leisure to enjoy the beautiful city of Nafplion and discover its little hidden treasures.

Later on, we drive to Sparta famous for their fighting skills, and King Leonidas and his brave 300. Drive to beautiful Gytheio, a little town on the water.

Enjoy dinner and a free evening in Gytheio.

Day 3: Gytheio, Diros cave, Messene

On the third day of the tour, we will be visiting Diros Caves, one of the highlights of this tour. Diros caves are among the most beautiful caved lakes in the world, with an impressive array of fossils, stalagmites, and stalactites, dating 2 million years back.

Messene, an ancient city-state of the 4th century BC, with well-preserved remains that prove its interesting past. The modern city of Messene is a contemporizing city, with all the amenities and facilities required by a traveler.

After lunch, we will head towards a nearby town of modern Messene, on the water resort, for a free evening, dinner, and overnight.

Day 4: Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia
Ancient Olympia

The fourth day of the tour is a day for Olympians! We head to the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the beautiful site of Ancient Olympia in the western part of the Peloponnese, where we will visit the place where the Games were held every four years to honor Zeus, the original stadiums and the starting line of the race track.

In the archaeological site of Olympia, you can also see the Altis, where the flame of the modern games is born, before it starts its journey to the final destination, the city that holds the Olympic Games every four years.

The tour also includes a visit to the Museum of the Games and the Archaeological Museum of the town that houses important artifacts from the games and the excavations that took place in the entire region.

Dinner & overnight in Olympia

Day 5 : Olympia, Patras, Rio, Antirio, Delphi

rio antirrio bridge
The longest & biggest suspension bridge in Europe

The 5th day is also an interesting and very busy day, starting in the morning from Olympia towards Central Greece. We will pass by Patras, and cruise for approx 20 minutes the Rio Antirio to admire the impressive bridge of Rio – Antirio, that connects the Peloponnese with Central Greece.

We will have a short stop in Nafpaktos, the very picturesque little coastal town, and then head to Delphi, one of the highlights of this tour.

Free evening and overnight in Delphi or the nearby town of Arachova, the picturesque small village located at the feet of Mt Parnassus.

Day 6: Delphi

The 6th day of the tour is dedicated to Delphi. Delphi was the sanctuary of God Apollo, where God was giving his prophecies to men seeking his help. Delphi was once known as the navel of the earth, the center of the known world in antiquity.

delphi greece


During the tour, you will have the chance to visit the archaeological site, the theater, and the Museum of Delphi, which houses some of the most impressive artifacts and statues from ancient Greece, such as the Eniochos (the Bronze Charioteer) and the Naxian Sphynx.

After free time for lunch in Delphi, we will drive to Meteora. Overnight.

Day 7: Meteora, Vergina, Pela, Thessaloniki

On the seventh day of the tour, we will head to Meteora, the complex of monasteries built on the top of the suspended rocks in the heart of Central Greece.

meteora with kalambaka in the background
Meteora Monasteries

Meteora is considered a UNESCO protected site where you can visit the Meteora Monasteries built in the Byzantine Era during the 11th century AD, providing a safe retreat to monks and nuns.

After Meteora, we will head

to Vergina, free evening, and overnight.

Day 8: Vergina, Veria, Pella, Thessaloniki

Vergina, where you can visit the Tombs of the Kings and more specifically the tomb of King Philip, Alexander’s Father, as well as the Royal Treasures.

Via Verria we will head to Pella the capital city of Alexander’s Macedonia, visiting on the way the academy of Aristotle,  teacher of Alexander the great, visit the archaeological site of Pela and the impressive museum. Drive to Thessaloniki, crossing the valley of the area.

We will reach Thessaloniki in the late afternoon, for a free evening and of course to enjoy its famous nightlife. Overnight.

thessaloniki seafront

Day 9: Thessaloniki

The ninth day of the tour is also dedicated to the Macedonian Empire; after breakfast, we will, like the byzantine church of Ag. Dimitrios, the Rotonda, the white tower (trademark of the city), the statue of Alexander the great and drive along the coastal road of the city.

We will continue to Thessaloniki for overnight & free evening.

Day 10: Thessaloniki, Zagori, Papingo

The 10th day includes a visit to the picturesque complex of Zagorochoria, known for its amazing architecture and great cuisine. They are located in the northwest part of the country and feature cobblestone paths and bridges over small river- lakes. You will overnight at Papingo, where you will enjoy the local cuisine and the refreshing air of the mountains.

Day 11: Gorge of Vikos, Perama cave, Ioannina

Perama cave in Ioannina
Perama cave in Ioannina

Starting from Papingo, we will head to Vikos Gorge, one of the natural phenomena of this tour. It is the deepest gorge in Europe and definitely one of the most spectacular sceneries you will ever see.

The next stop is at the Cave of Perama, in Ioannina, the largest cave in Greece and one of the largest in Europe, with a total area of 14,000 sq. meters. You will see the fossils, and remains found from the prehistoric era in the caves.

After the visit to these natural beauties, it is time for another picturesque mountainous town, Ioannina. Enjoy your dinner by the lake of Ioannina and overnight in this beautiful city.

Day 12: Ioannina, Igoumenitsa, Parga, Preveza, Nafpaktos

The morning of the 12th day is at your leisure to enjoy this gorgeous town before heading back to southern Greece.

We will pass by beautiful coastal towns such as Igoumenitsa, Parga, Preveza, and we will arrive in Nafpaktos for a leisure evening and overnight.

Day 13: Nafpaktos, Rio, Antirio, Corinth canal, Athens

Enjoy your breakfast in Nafpaktos and then head back to Athens, for the end of the tour. We will return to the city late in the afternoon.

NOTE. You can customize your private tour at any time along with your professional driver.


Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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