Fulfill Your Dream of Greece Travel
On an Enriching, Intoxicating & Exquisite tour to the Land of the Minoans.
Greece… A storied land lush with legends, sun-drenched coastlines, and ancient remnants of a golden age of philosophy, politics, drama and art. For history lovers, experiencing the wonders of Greece, ancient and modern, is a cherished fantasy — a bucket list experience unsurpassed in our lives.
As rich and delectable in myths as its double thick yoghurt and fragrant honey, Greece is a country that is equally enticing for its history and breathtaking natural scenery. And certainly, the Greek people are among the worlds most welcoming, friendly and helpful, dispensing their renowned hospitality and infectious joy of life.
Both Greece’s mainland and islands – jewels of the gods — shimmer in the summer sun and echo to the sound of traditional Greek music. Stark white skeletons of ancient temples and theatres tower on high echoing with the past. Climb up and explore the ruins – and you can almost palpably feel the lingering spirit of the Minoan and Mycenean cultures whose vibrant stories are immortalized in the works of great poets, playwrights, and philosophers.
There are so many tours to Greece. What is different about ours?
We have curated a fully immersive and enriching 2-week experience of Greece’s brightest stars: Athens, Crete and Santorini. It’s a guided journey led by us, along with Aristotle Koskinas, a Greek archaeologist and one of Greece’s top guides. Through it, you will get up close and personal with the great classical sites, Minoan palaces and ancient temples, experience the best in local dining, visit top museums and galleries – and be immersed in a special Cretan cooking class in the White mountains. The trip’s crescendo will be Santorini – the world’s most breathtaking island – and experience its spectacular views,, wineries, and cruise to the active volcano and hot springs. You will travel by boat, plane and minivan…visit pristine islands, caves, Venetian villages… and stay in exquisite 5-star hotels and resorts in the centre of the wonders.
Highlights of our Greece tours:
- Wander the landmarks of historic Athens, Crete and Santorini
- Be vibrantly led by Laura Ranieri Roy – and Aristotle Koskinas, Greek archaeologist and one of Greece’s top guides
- Small group, personalized.
- Special dining and culinary experiences – picturesque tavernas, wine & olive tastings – and a private cooking lesson by a top Cretan chef in the fabled white mountains
- Visit the Minoan palaces of Knossos and Phaistos – along with the cave where Zeus was born
- Special experiences, lectures, beaches – and unexpected surprises
- Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
Introducing our Greece Travel Partner:
Georgia Hardy Tours: Deluxe educational travel for lifelong learners of all ages.
Enriching lives through travel for more than 30 years
Georgia Hardy Tours brings a prestigious background organizing cultural tours for sophisticated travelers, the Royal Ontario Museum and many leading educational institutions throughout Canada. They are a company also known for their spectacular expert-led tours to Europe, bespoke: tailor-made adventures for cultured and discerning explorers.
While Greece and Europe remain a focus and a real specialty, there is no point on the compass Georgia Hardy Tours can’t take you to – with flair, finesse and first-rate planning. Their operator in Greece is one of the very best!
Above all things, they understand the needs of choosy veteran travelers – and are renowned for planning and managing truly spectacular trips that balance inspiring cultural experiences with luxuriant, well-located accommodations and delicious, authentic dining experiences.
Interested in booking our Greece tour? Or require more information?
Your Tour Guides:
Greek guide: Aristotle Koskinos
A Greek Archaeologist, history teacher and 5-star rated Greece tourist guide, Aristotle is a sought-after guide known for his charm, wealth of knowledge and ability to make ancient history leap to life.
He studied classical archaeology at the University of Ioannina, Greece, specializing in the study of roof-tiles and architectural terracottas. He’s also worked on various excavations conducted by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Aristotle is also an accomplished history narrator, and is a regular participant (by invitation of the National Archaeological Museum and the Greek Narration Festival) in their yearly history narration events.
Canadian guide: Laura Ranieri Roy
A leader and creator of enriching tours to Egypt since 2011, Laura is excited to channel her knowledge and passion for Greece in a heart-racing, 2-week journey. Laura personally handcrafted a unique itinerary to ensure all the historic, culinary and natural highlights are experienced in a memorable way. She knows Greece well through four trips, including one as a TV travel host and writer, presenting a half-hour travel show on Greece’s history and beauty. In fact – Greece was her first love – before Egypt!
Laura a Master’s degree in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations from the University of Toronto, and has excavated at the ancient Greek site of Apollonia in Bulgaria, and in Egypt at Amarna and South Asasif (Luxor).She also received a scholarship in Latin and Greek (Classical Studies) from the University of Toronto.
She lectures on ancient Egypt and ancient civilizations, and has taught across North America at museums, historical societies, and academic conferences. She is a popular speaker amongst “Later Life Learning” Networks: Ryerson University’s Life Institute, LLIR at York University/Glendon College (from Fall 2021) and Innis College University of Toronto (from Jan 2022). She has been an Egyptian history Specialist Partner for the Toronto District School Board (Canada’s largest school board).