Greece Group Travel Dates

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Sat, May 27, 2023 – Sun, June 4, 2023

$2399

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Sat, July 1, 2023 – Sun, July 9, 2023

$2499 $2299

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Sat, July 15, 2023 – Sun, July 23, 2023

$2499 $2299

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Sat, July 29, 2023 – Sun, August 6, 2023

$2499 $2299

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Sat, August 12, 2023 – Sun, August 20, 2023

$2499 $2299

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Sat, August 26, 2023 – Sun, September 3, 2023

$2499 $2299

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Sat, September 9, 2023 – Sun, September 17, 2023

$2399 $2199

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Where We Go

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Athens

Santorini

Naxos

Paros

Places Visited

  • Athens
  • Santorini Island
  • Naxos Island
  • Paros Island

Highlights

  • Sailing into the sunset on a cruise in Santorini
  • Watching gorgeous sunsets from the cliffs of Santorini to the Temple of Apollo in Naxos
  • Hiking along the cliffs of Santorini while enjoying breathtaking views
  • Exploring picturesque towns from the blue domed churches of Oia to the white washed streets of Naoussa
  • Relaxing on gorgeous island beaches
  • Party it up Greek island style (for those that would like)
  • Free time to explore Santorini, Naxos and Paros

Trip Inclusions

Trip Rankings

Physical Intensity
Medium Low
Free Time
Medium
Partying / Nightlife
High
Culture / History
Low
Food / Cuisine
Medium

Flight Information

Airfare is not included in the price of our Greece group trip. When purchasing airfare please do so as follows:

  • Arrival: Fly into Athens (airport code: ATH) at anytime on the first day though we recommend landing by 4pm
  • Departure: Fly from Athens (airport code: ATH) at anytime on the final day

Is This Greece Trip Right for You?

  • The focus of this Greece group trip is a relaxing, laid back vacation: sunset cocktails, beach time, boating and time to leisurely explore different towns.
  • This is not a cultural / historical focused trip – if you are interested in learning about the history of Greece we recommend arriving a day or two before the trip (or departing a day or two after the trip) to explore the ancient and historical sites of Athens.
  • There is a good amount of travel on this trip as you’ll stay in 5 different locations and take 4 ferries. There will still be plenty of time to explore each of the islands, though!
  • Peak season on the Greek islands is from mid July through late August where areas can be crowded. If you would like to avoid the crowds consider visiting outside of peak season.

Frequently Asked Questions

The group leader on this Greece group trip will be one of our European based group leaders. His/her job is to ensure the safety and well being of everyone on the trip and, of course, to show everyone the most amazing time ever! While he/she will have a basic knowledge of the history, culture and customs of Greece he/she is not an expert in the matter.

A passport is required for this Greece trip. While your passport must have at least 3 months validity from the time you leave Greece it is strongly recommended that your passport have at least 6 months validity to avoid any problems. If you hold a U.S. passport you will not need a visa for entry to Greece as long as you are not staying more than 90 days (during a 180 day period starting from the day of first entry). Please note that Greece is a member of the Schengen area and, therefore, the 90/180 rule applies if you’ve visited other Schengen countries, too.

You will be staying in boutique, independently owned 3 star hotels (six nights) and a 2.5 star hotel (two nights) for the duration of this trip. All the hotels are clean, safe and in excellent central locations. All the hotels are in walking distance to top restaurants and night venues: In Athens you still stay in the central neighborhood of the Historic Triangle / Plaka, on Santorini island you will stay in Fira complete with Cycladic style architecture, on Naxos island you will near the city center of Chora, and on Paros island you will either stay near the town of Naoussa or the capital town of Parikia. Lastly, please note that European hotel rooms are often smaller than ones in the U.S. (with equivalent star ratings).

In order to budget properly please consider the following items which are not included in this Greece group travel trip:

  • Meals: You are responsible for 7 lunches and 5 dinners. Budget around 300€ for meals not included.
  • Tipping
    • Local drivers, guides and restaurant staff: Tipping is not compulsory but can make a big difference to individuals in the local hospitality industry in Greece. Therefore, we recommend budgeting around 75€ for these services.
    • Group leader: Tipping your group leader is completely discretionary. For outstanding service you may consider tipping your group leader ~$10/day.
  • Transportation: Airport transfers are not included. The cost to/from the Athens airport from/to the hotel is 10€ for the metro and approximately 45€ for a taxi, each way.
  • Travel insurance: Travel insurance covering our minimum requirements ($100k+ in medical coverage including emergency evacuation) is compulsory for all participants. Budget anywhere from $50 to $130 for travel insurance (from a 3rd party) depending on your specific coverage inclusions.

The single room supplement on this Greece trip is $699. You will be able to select your preference for a single room supplement when filling out the application. If you are applying for this trip within 3 months of the departure please contact us for single room availability before applying.

Upon arrival in Athens you will take the metro (or taxi) directly to the hotel where your group leader will be waiting for you! After getting checked-in you will have free time until around 6pm upon which you will meet the group in the hotel lobby and then walk to a nearby spot for a welcome dinner as you begin to get to know one another! While you will not physically meet your group mates until the evening of the first day you will be in contact with everyone well ahead of time in the group WhatsApp chat and, in addition, we will provide you with everyone’s traveler bios so you’ll already know each other a little before physically meeting!

On day 5 (in Naxos) you will have the opportunity to tailor the trip to your style by selecting an optional excursion. You will be able to select the optional excursion during the application process and, after, you’ll be sent an invoice to pay.

 

Day 5 (Naxos):

  • Full day boating: 140€ to 165€
  • Horseback riding: 60€

 

You can read more about the optional excursions here

We recommend bringing a combination of cash and credit/ATM card (assuming your credit card does not have foreign transaction fees). You will be able to use a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) at many shops and restaurants in Greece but it’s good to have a cash reserve as a backup in case the card machine is not working or if a restaurant is cash only. ATMs are readily available but withdrawal limits and transaction fees could occur.

You may bring any size luggage that you wish though we recommend packing as lite as possible since you will be traveling a lot during this trip (staying in 5 different hotels). Further, please note that you will need to carry your bag onto and off of the ferries.

Yes, you will have WiFi access at all the hotels and most restaurants.

Greece (especially the Greek islands) are world known for having some of the best nightlife and for good reason. In Athens you will have every available option: rooftop cocktail bars, craft breweries, hookah lounges, clubs, etc. The islands (especially in July and August) are very nightlife focused with cocktail bars, lounges, and clubs. The decision to go out at night or not is completely up to you!

Upon arrival in Athens you will either take the metro or a taxi to the hotel. The metro is most cost effective as it’s only 10€; we will provide you with detailed instructions (via your trip documents) on how to take the metro. Alternatively, you can easily take a taxi as there are always taxis queued at the airport. Further, you could also share a taxi with other participants on your trip by coordinating through the group WhatsApp chat.

There are 4 ferries, 1 sunset cruise and 1 optional boating day on this Greece group travel trip. While the sea is generally calm during the summer (when our Greece trips run) it’s impossible to guarantee it. Therefore, if you get seasick easily this might not be the best trip for you. However, if you only get mildly sea sick we recommend consulting with your doctor to discuss possible seasick remedies such as medication or patches.

Greece Group Travel Itinerary

  • Your amazing Greece group travel trip begins today in Athens! Take some time to adjust to the time difference and relax or wander around our neighborhood and get acquainted with the capital of Greece.

 

  • Tonight we’ll kick things off properly: family style dinner with traditional Greek food as we begin to get to know one another!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Athens (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Rise and shine – it’s time to get our Greek island hopping adventure started. We’ll take the morning ferry from the port in Athens to Santorini Island. Upon arriving in Santorini we’ll check into our hotel, grab some lunch, then spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful town of Fira. This adorable town has it all – cliffside views, tons of shops, and adorable Cyclades style streets.

 

  • In the evening we’ll meet back up for an unreal sunset along the cliffs (over some delicious cocktails) before heading to dinner and then out for those that would like! Fira (the town where we’re staying) has some of the best restaurants and the absolute best nightlife on the island so it’ll be a fun time for those that want to go!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 2.5* in Santorini (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Transfer from hotel to port in Athens, ferry from Athens to Santorini, transfer from port to hotel in Santorini
  • Imagine being on a beautiful Greek island, the breeze blowing in your hair, sun shinning down and all you have to do is enjoy, relax and take it all in. Well, that’s you today! This morning we’ll head to the famous clifftop town of Oia by hiking along the coastline! We’ll hike along the cliffside coast of Santorini from Thera through Imerovigli and finally to Oia – home of the famous blue domed churches. The hike is absolutely breath taking and there’s no better way to take in the true beauty of this island. Once in Oia you’ll have time to wander along the main marble paved streets, stopping by the famous blue domed churches, and, of course, enjoy some seriously good shopping opportunities (for those that wish).

 

  • In the afternoon it’s onto the second part of the day: heading to the water as we embark on a sunset cruise! Watching (another) breathtaking Santorini sunset from the sea is the perfect, relaxing way to finish your day in paradise.

 

  • After the cruise you’ll be taken back to the hotel and, for those that would like, you can enjoy the renowned nightlife and exclusive lounges of this lively island.

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 2.5* hotel in Santorini (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Activities: Sunset cruise (semi-private)
  • Good morning – it’s island hopping time! This morning we’ll say goodbye to the beautiful blue domed churches of Santorini and hello to the island of Naxos. Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades, is a gorgeous island filled with ancient ruins, medieval Venetian mansions, whitewashed houses and, of course, beautiful beaches. Upon arriving in Naxos we’ll check into our hotel and drop our things off before heading off to a nearby beach for the rest of the day. Tough life, right?

 

  • This evening we’ll head to a cool bar for beautiful sunset views over the marina before making our way to dinner and a night out for those that would like!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Naxos (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Transfer from hotel to port in Santorini, ferry from Santorini to Naxos, transfer from port to hotel on Naxos
  • Today is a free day – spend it as you wish! You could rent an ATV and take on this beautiful island, visit an archeological site or museum, relax on a different beach on another part of the island, opt for a more active day and hike up Mount Zeus – the summit is the highest of all the Adriatic islands with stunning views – or opt into an optional excursion like horseback riding or a full day of sailing. It’s all about relaxing today – you’re on vacation after all – so do whatever you would like!

 

  • We’ll meet up this evening and enjoy yet another breathtaking sunset (since there’s no such thing as too many sunsets) overlooking Apollo’s temple – a door like structure dating back to 6th century BC! After sunset we’ll enjoy yet more delicious Greek cuisine and drinks after for those that wish!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Naxos (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Optional Excursions:

  • Horseback riding (€60)
  • Full day sailing (€140 to €165)

 

You can read more about the optional excursions here

  • Island hopping part 3 takes place today as we do the ferry ride thing (again) from Naxos to the island of Paros, known for its beautiful beaches and quaint fishing villages. After checking into our hotel we’ll explore the picturesque fishing village of Naoussa, which has become a cool, trendy town with its winding whitewashed streets. With every twist along these streets comes another stunning photo opportunity!

 

  • And tonight? You guessed it! Another beautiful sunset followed by dinner then a night out for those that would like!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Paros (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Transfer from hotel to port in Naxos, ferry from Naxos to Paros, transfer from port to hotel in Paros
  • This morning we’ll relax even more (if that was even possible) by heading to a gorgeous beach on another part of the island. Getting to relax on the beach while seeing another area of the island of Paros? Winning all around.

 

  • This afternoon and evening is free time to spend as you wish! You could spend your time shopping, getting lost in the streets, sipping a drink along the water, relaxing on a (new) beach or exploring a another part of the island. During peak season (July and August) there are day party options, as well, for those that would like!

 

  • Tonight, back in town, we’ll meet back up for dinner and, for those that haven’t had their fair share of party, onto more!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Paros (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Transportation from/to hotel to/from beach
  • Today we say goodbye to the beautiful Greek islands as we take one last ferry to the capital city of Athens! Upon arrival in Athens you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore the neighborhood a bit.

 

  • Tonight we’ll gather for a farewell dinner and reminisce about all those beautiful beaches, sunsets and towns. After dinner there’s only one way to properly end our epic Greece group travel trip… take a guess!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Athens (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transportation: Transfer from hotel to port on Paros, ferry from Paros to Athens, transfer from port to hotel in Athens
  • Today, sadly, is your last on our Greece group travel trip for young professionals. While you will be going home today the experience on the trip and friendships made will last a lifetime! You’re free to depart from Athens at anytime today.

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Meals: Breakfast
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