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Athens and the Greek Isles (14 Days)

It’s nearly impossible to get a true taste of Greek culture without sampling its flavorful isles. Experience the relaxed lifestyle and vibrant locals that color all the islands, spending time to discover the character and history unique to each locale. Absorb the mainstays of the mainland in ancient Athens, before soaking in Crete’s legendary landscapes. Cruise the Aegean to the volcanic shores of Santorini and anchor on the star-studded beaches of lively Mykonos.

Your Edventure Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of departure gateway)
  • 11 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 Lunch
  •  6 three-course dinners served with wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Korydallos Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions with priority entry

The Acropolis in Athens

Fortress at Heraklion

Santorini

Crete

Beautiful Ruins at Delphi

Mykonos Windmills

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Price: $5,471 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $394 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates: 

September 2020 (GKIS0920)
May 2021 (GKIS0521)
May 2022 (GKIS0522)
September 2022 (GKIS0922)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:


~ Welcome Dinner


~ A guided tour of Athens, the bustling ancient capital, including the Acropolis, the original City on a Hil, to walk amid the ruins of the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike


~ A view the Presidential Guard in their traditional costumes at the classically-inspired Greek Parliament, then past Syntagma Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


~ Cape Sounion at the southern tip of the Attic Peninsula to take in the sights of the Poseidon Coast, including sandy beaches, natural and man-made harbors and the Aegean Sea, above which sits the Temple of Poseidon


~ The slopes of Mount Parnassus and the town of Delphi, home of the mystical oracle, for a guided tour featuring the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Museum


~ A ferry ride to Mykonos, followed by a tour of Mykonos Town, including its 16th Century windmills and the unique architecture of the Church of Panagia Paraportiani


~ An optional cooking lesson to make Mykonian pie and tsatziki at a local farm near the village of Ano Mera, following a tour of the Panagia Tourliani Monestary ($89/pp)


~ A journey by boat to the island of Delos, rich with mythological history and once one of Greece's most sacred spots, followed by a guided tour including the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Sacred Cave, the Lion Terrace and the House of Dionysus, for a breathtaking mosaic of the god Dionysus


~ Heraklion, on the island of Crete, for a guided tour, including Knossos, the royal complex of the ancient King Minos, with 1,300 rooms, an alabaster throne and strikingly modern plumbing, as well as the setting for the Minotaur legend, imprisoned in a labyrinth


~ An optional excursion to Chania, where a local guide introduces visitors to the city’s Old Town, including its cathedrall, a walk through the Venetian quarter to Etz Hayyim, the only synagogue on the island of Crete, a stroll through the indoor market,to sample local herbs, olive oil and cheeses, and an ancient Turkish Ottoman mosque ($119/pp)


~ A ferry ride to Santorini, an island of stunning volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, sprawling vineyards and cliff-lined shores, to explore its white-washed buildings, local cuisine, and excellent shops


~ A visit to the Akrotiri Excavations, the ruins of a Minoan Bronze Age settlement, uncovered following a modern earthquake, with a ride to the top of Profitis Ilias Mountain for panoramic views of the whole island, and a stop in the small, picturesque village of Pyrgos


~ A cruise through Santorini’s awe-inspiring caldera and around the volcanic island of Nea Kamenim for views of the picture-perfect cliffside village of Oía (pronounced “EE-ah”), once a maritime center and stately captains’ houses that still sits on its high ridges


~ An optional excursion to the local wine-producing regions of Santorini, where you'll enjoy a tour through a local winery followed by a wine-tasting and lunch overlooking the Aegean ($55/pp)


~ Korydallos Prison (Corrections/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 1.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, dirt paths, cobblestone streets, steep hills and stairs)

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