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15 Days, Athens to Santorini

When you saddle a trip with a moniker as lofty as "Best of Greece," you’d better make sure it lives up to the hype. This one does. Compiling the top moments from our best-selling trips in the region, this comprehensive tour through the cradle of Western Civilization brings the distant past and vibrant present into sharp focus. Between the must-see historical sites of Athens and Delphi, the rugged plateaus of the fabled Samariá Gorge, personal encounters in isolated Cretan villages and the breezy sway of Santorini at sundown, you won’t have a moment to waste. Witness Greece — in all her timeless glory — with us.

 

October 10 - 24, 2021
$2,974 CAD per person

Savings of $1,050 per couple!
Book by November 30, 2020.

 

Is this tour for me? 

Travel Style: Classic
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12


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• Your G for Good Moment: Tour of Shedia Home and a Beverage, Athens
• Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
• Your Discover Moment: Athens
• Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class with a Local Family, Loutro
• Athens orientation walk
• Meteora Monastery visit
• Guided tour of Ancient Delphi
• Samariá Gorge hike
• Knossos visit
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations
Hotels (13 nts), overnight ferry (1 nt, 4-berth mixed-sex cabins).

Meals
13 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD560-730 for meals not included.

Transportation
Ferry, taxi, private van, train.

Staff & experts
CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

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ITINERARY

Day 1 Athens
Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:
 Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2 Athens
Take an orientation walk in Athens with the rest of the day free to explore. Opt to visit the Acropolis site, the new Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. Afterwards, be enriched and refreshed with drinks and a tour of local non-profit cafe, Shedia Home.

Exclusive Inclusions:
 Your G for Good Moment Tour of Shedia Home and a Beverage

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 3 Athens/Meteora
Travel to Kalambaka, a good base for visiting the monasteries of Meteora.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 4 Meteora
Spend a full day visiting the stunning mountaintop monasteries of Meteora.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 5 Meteora/Delphi
Visit Ancient Delphi and the Temple of Apollo.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 6 Delphi/Náfplio
Travel to Nafplio and explore the beautiful cobblestoned streets. Opt to climb the Acronafplia to soak in the views.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 7 Náfplio/Chaniá
Spend a free day enjoying the area. Opt to visit Epidavros, as well as the nearby site of Mycenae before an overnight ferry to Crete.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 8 Chaniá
Arrive on Crete and enjoy the day relaxing at one of the many harbour-side cafés. Wander the streets of the old town with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern Turkish and Venetian architecture, reflecting the diverse history of the island.

Day 9 Chaniá/Agia Roumeli
Hike the famous and rugged Samariá Gorge.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 10 Agia Roumeli/Loutro
Travel by ferry to Loutro. Opt to rent a kayak and explore secluded beaches and coves. This evening, enjoy a cooking class and dinner with a local family.

Exclusive Inclusions:
 Your Foodie Moment Cooking Class with a Local Family

Meals included:
 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11 Loutro
Enjoy a free day for exploring the area. Opt for a swim and tasty seafood meals at secluded restaurants, or hike Aradine Gorge.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 12 Loutro/Irákleion

Travel to Iraklio. Enjoy a visit to Knossos, site of a Minoan palace and residence of King Minos.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 13 Irákleion/Santorini
Hop a ferry to beautiful Santorini. Enjoy two nights on the island.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 14 Santorini
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a half-day volcano tour, shopping, relaxing on the beach, or make your way to the crater's rim to savour the breathtaking view.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 15 Santorini
Depart at any time.
Meals included:
 Breakfast





Terms & Conditions:

Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, and reflect ALL applicable savings. Land only. Airfare extra.

Cyber Sale 2020 Terms & Conditions:
At the time of booking, a non-refundable upfront deposit (the “Upfront Deposit”) in the amount specified below, as applicable, per person per Tour is due to the Tour Operator (the “Upfront Deposit Offer”). If the booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, or 120 days in the case of Expedition tours, full payment is due at the time of booking.
Upfront Deposit: CAD - $1

Passengers who pay only the Upfront Deposit at the time of booking must pay the balance of G Adventures’ standard deposit, in accordance with G Adventures’ booking terms (https://www.gadventures.com/terms-conditions/booking-terms/) on January 31, 2021. Payment of the balance of the price for any products or services booked is due 60 days before the departure date of the first product or service included in the applicable booking, or 120 days in the case of Expedition tours. If such date is earlier than January 31, 2021, full payment is due as outlined in the prior sentence. Upfront Deposit Offer does not apply to Private Groups, Independent trips, or Day Tours.
In order to be eligible for the Upfront Deposit Offer and any discounts set out in these terms, services must be booked between November 10, 2020 at 12:01 EST and November 30, 2020 at 23:59 EST, for travel departing between January 1, 2021 and December 21, 2021. Offer is valid only when applied to new bookings and bookings made using a Suspension Travel Credit issued as a result of a tour suspension due to COVID-19. Bookings must be made by calling G Adventures, through G Adventures’ travel agent booking system, or as otherwise indicated by G Adventures. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts other than the G Adventures’ Cyber Sale and is subject to availability.

Eligible passengers shall receive 15% off per person on guaranteed departures of select small-group tours as follows, for select departure dates. Eligible passengers shall receive 21% off per person on guaranteed departures of select small-group tours as follows, for select departure dates.

Bookings made during the Cyber Sale Period will also benefit from the terms of G Adventures’ Book with Confidence Policy and, solely for those passengers who apply their Suspension Travel Credit issued as a result of a tour suspension due to COVID-19 towards such booking, they will also receive the following benefits: (i) Passengers may make an unlimited number of initial bookings under the ‘Book with Confidence’ policy during the Cyber Sale Period, and each such booking may be cancelled and rebooked three times without penalty, provided the rebooked departure date is within two years of the initial booking’s departure date. Further tour or date changes after the third rebooking are subject to G Adventures' standard terms and conditions; (ii) Passenger will be not have to pay the difference if the rebooked tour is priced higher than the original tour and will receive a travel credit for the difference that will be kept on file with G Adventures for two years from the date of rebooking if the rebooked tour is priced lower than the original tour;.(iii) If a tour booked during the Cyber Sale Period is subsequently offered by G Adventures at a lower price than that booked, within 60 days of the date of booking, G Adventures will match the lower price. All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures' full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies