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We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At Maritime Travel, we design our own exclusive, specialty tours adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our specialty tours below.



Best of Greece and the Islands

Sep 3, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019


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Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.


14 Days - 1 Country
SEP 3 - 16, 2019

Past Travellers with Trafalgar – $4,190
New Trafalgar Clients – $4,290

Land only no Air. Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,250 | Triple Reduction: $200

For more information or to book please contact:


Catherine Price

Maritime Travel
902-539-4800
cprice@maritimetravel.ca
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Itinerary

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE ATHENS
Welcome to Athens. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink with your travelling companions and your Travel Director. Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 - ATHENS SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the highlights in Athens showcasing the city’s ancient and glorious monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Olympic Stadium. Next, it’s your choice! Choose from a variety of Optional Experiences we have to offer including entrance to the Acropolis. This evening, is yours to enjoy. Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 -  ATHENS THERMOPYLAE METÉORA KALAMBAKA
Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas who died defending the city against the Persians. Arrive in Metéora and visit two remote monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock “towers” that extend nearly 900 feet into the air. Over 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 - KALAMBAKA DELPHI ARACHOVA
This morning, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. Continue to the ancient city of Delphi, one of Greece’s most important religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, the ancient theatre, and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort town with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - ARACHOVA • OLYMPIA
Travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Visit a local farm in the countryside and meet with the owners to learn about everyday life. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of local wines, olive oil, homemade jams, marmalades and sweets. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 - OLYMPIA SIGHTSEEING
Your guided visit to ancient Olympia includes a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. – and the museum. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch of authentic local cuisine and learn how to cook some of the region’s best dishes as you partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience. This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances with a delightful Greek dance class. Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - OLYMPIA MYCENAE TOLO
Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the ancient city of Mycenae for a guided visit of the excavations featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Your day ends in the picturesque seaside resort of Tolo. Buffet Breakfast

DAY 8 - MOLO ATHENS MYKONOS

This morning, transfer to the port of Athens for the high-speed ferry ride to Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you sail across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise. Breakfast Buffet, Dinner

DAY 9 - MYKONOS SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity. Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10 - MYKONOS - SANTORINI
Sail to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini. Breakfast Buffet, Dinner

DAY 11 - SANTORINI OIA SANTORINI
Begin your day with a visit to the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Known as the “Minoan Pompeii,” the flourishing town was at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1450 B.C. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. End your day with a visit to a local winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini. Breakfast Buffet


DAY 12 - SANTORINI SIGHTSEEING
Your day is at leisure to relax or independently explore Santorini, considered one of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Shop in Thira’s charming town center, take in the breathtaking scenery, visit a local museum or simply enjoy the amenities of your hotel. Breakfast Buffet

DAY 13 - SANTORINI ATHENS
Bid farewell to the Greek Islands and fly back to Athens for your overnight stay. Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece with a delightful farewell dinner. Breakfast Buffet, Farewell Dinner

DAY 14 - DEPART ATHENS
Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey. Breakfast Buffet

Gratuities: Not included, but recommended for the Travel Director, Driver and Local Specialists.

 YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS
  • Athens sightseeing
  • Site entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Be My Guest lunch in Olympia
  • Tastings of wine, olives and jams in Olympia
  • Santorini sightseeing
  • Santorini wine tasting

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