Our tours are physically active! I loved the little "apartment" we had and it was a break from all the museums and churches we were visiting.". I like that he was "local". As is always the case, the excellence of the tour leader is what set this apart. Also enjoyed the down time after the great area tours and input - gave time to download all that we were seeing and experiencing. I really enjoyed the tour and learning about both ancient and modern Greece. Sleep with street noise and no (or weak) air conditioning. The other museums also were awesome. "Visiting Olympia, coming to realize that 2700 years ago 40,000 people would come together to enjoy the games. They tasted great for about 1/5 the price where we live (if we could have even gotten them here). Great trip to Greece. I just want to say that Greece is a MUST travel for all tour members. I did not feel safe walking from the hotel to Monemvasia. Explore a tight, twisty maze of whitewashed cubic houses with vibrant trim. "As part of getting to know the people of Greece and the Greece of today, Apostolos took those who volunteered on an evening walk in a small mountain village, where we visited a hardware store ran by a man who was 93 years old. Lodging was exceptable...some places nicer than others. I enjoyed seeing the small towns, mountains, and back roads of Greece. This tour was a wonderful introduction to the culture, history and cuisine of Greece. Also the hike around "the rock" was great as well but it is riskier and not recommended for everyone especially if you're afraid of heights.". Overall this was the best tour of the three I have been on. -Stumbling upon a store in Nafplio that sold handmade pottery, but also seeing and meeting the ceramicist throwing clay on the wheel
"Standing in the ruins of history and realizing the many thousands of human beings before me standing in the same place. This was my first visit to Greece and my second Rick Steves tour. Standing at the entrance archway in Olympia, gave me a huge sense of connectedness from ancient times to today. RS tour book on Greece very useful and digestible. Then we traveled to the mountains of the gods, and skiers, a true delight of the beauty of the country. We enjoyed good food and transportation, and for the most part, good accommodations. "I thought the Greek dancing together with the Greek musicians in Naphplio was so much fun. I lost a wallet with credit cards only. "The night of traditional music and dancing that the tour guide was able to arrange because we asked about it. I have wanted to go the Greece for 40 years and this trip did not disappoint. I loved visiting the small towns. The antiquities were so well explained by local guides and every day was so well planned to maximize our Greek experience. Several interactions with the locals gave me a whole new perspective on the heart of the Greek people.". Loved it! Acropolis Day was a favorite (I couldn't believe I was there! The bus driver was also amazing; navigating tight spaces, windy roads and always getting us to our destinations with skill & on time. Great mix of museums, ruins, mountain areas, small villages, food and The City of Athens. Also enjoyed the lunch on the beach at the priest's establishment.". "Swimming in Monenvasia and Hydra. What a trip! This evening we'll enjoy dinner together. It was an awesome experience. I'd always wanted to go to Greece, and this tour was perfect. We got to so many places I wanted to see and places I had not known about before, and was so happy to visit. ©2021 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Greece was beautiful in May with all the wild flowers. 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