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A Taste of Greece (11 Days)

Up-and-coming wines and Mediterranean meals—the perfect pairing. See how historic traditions and modern-day culture mix together to create Greece’s current food and wine scene. Begin in Thessaloniki, the country’s culinary hub, before making your way down to Athens to explore some of the nation’s ancient wonders. Then, continue on to the Greek isle of Crete, where flavorful cuisine comes to life through local markets. From mainland regions to island vineyards, you'll experience amazing Greek wines properly paired with its culinary wonders!

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choice)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 Lunches
  • 5 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Multiple wine-tasting events
  • Private, small group cooking lesson
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Korydallos Prison  (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials Only)

Arch of Galerius

Thessaloniki Cathedral

Tombs at Vergina in Aigai

Crete Vineyards

Ruins at Knossos

Olive Oil and Market Foods in Chania

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Price: $4,573.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $409.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

May 2019 (GKFW0519)
May 2020 (GKFW0520)
July 2021 (GKFW0721)
May 2022 (GKFW0722)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~  A tour of Thessaloniki, including a view the 4th Century Arch of Galerius and Rotunda,  the Hagios Demetrios and Hagia Sophia churches, the White Tower of Thessaloniki, and  the Ladadika district

~ A short walk through the vineyard to see Malagousia and Assyrtiko grapes during a visit to the Ktima Gerovassiliou winery in the Epanomi wine region

~ The Ruins of Vergina and Naoussa, the UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site of Aigai, to explore the ruins of the first capital of the Macedonian Kingdom where Alexander the Great was declared the king of the Macedonian Empire, then visit the Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai where Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, is buried

~ The eastern slopes of the Vermio Mountains to visit the Naoussa wine region, widely regarded as one of Greece’s top area’s for viticulture, followed by visit to a wine tavern to enjoy a lunch of Macedonian specialties paired with wines produced in the Naoussa region

~ The seaside city of Volos, located on the Pelion Peninsula, an area known for its culinary scene, and enjoy a lunch featuring mezedes, or small plates, and tsipouro, an anise-flavored brandy

~ 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

~ 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

~ Chania, by way of the Iraklio wine country, stopping to tour a Cretan vineyard to enjoy a lunch and tasting featuring a variety of the wines produced from Kotsifali, Mandilaria, and Malvasia grapes

~ A visit to the city of Rethymno, originally built during the Minoan civilization, prominent enough to mint its own coins (one of these coins is today depicted as the crest of the town: two dolphins in a circle), able to maintain urban growth since 2,000 B.C., and is one of the best-preserved old towns in Crete

~ A local olive oil farm outside of Chania to experience an olive oil and wine tasting, including a dip of extra-virgin olive oil with a side of fresh-baked bread, and five different wine varieties served with a dish of Cretan delicacies

~ Chania’s Old Town, including its cathedral, 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

~ A local cooking school to prepare regional dishes alongside a professional chef, then enjoy drinking Greek wine and eating the foods cooked

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

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