10-Day Tour of Classical Greece and Santorini + Flights

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Escape Kit

  • A Ten-Day Land-Only ($1,199 to $1,399 per Person) Trip to Greece
  • Or, an 11-Day Flights-Included ($2,549 to $3,299 per Person) Trip to Greece, Including:
  • Round-Trip Economy-Class International Airfare from New York City, Washington DC, or Los Angeles to Athens
  • 24-Hour Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer Service
  • All Transport and Transfers in A/C, Non-Smoking Vehicles
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Four Nights at Titania Hotel or Similar in Athens; One Night at Best Western Hotel Europa or Similar in Olympia; One Night at Amalia Hotel Delphi or Similar in Delphi; and Two Nights at Rose Bay Hotel, Theoxenia Hotel, or Similar in Santorini
  • Nine Breakfasts
  • Local Tours by Professional, English-Speaking Guides
  • Entrance Fees Not Included
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Hotel Fees per Itinerary
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by January 20, 2017

Discover the splendor of ancient Greece, from Athens to Delphi, Olympia and Mycenae, with the idyllic Greek volcanic island of Santorini with a Classic Greece and Santorini tour from Encounters Travel.

The Itinerary
Day 0: To Athens (Flight-Inclusive Only)
• Board your flight to Athens

Day 1: Arrive in Athens
• Upon arrival at Athens airport (ATH), an Encounters Travel representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel
• Spend the rest of the day at your leisure
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Athens City Tour
• Visit the Panathenaikon (Kallimarmaro) Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games; the Temple of Olympian Zeus; Hadrian's Arch; the Parliament building; the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier; the Academy; the University; the National Library; and Constitution Square (Syntagma)
• In the afternoon, head to the Acropolis overlooking the city and tour the Temple of Nike, the Parthenon, and the original home of the marble sculptures now held in the British Museum in London.
• You'll also visit the Acropolis Museum, the towering entrance of Propylaea, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of the Athene Nike
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar; breakfast included.

Day 3: Mycenae, Paladmidi Fortress, and Epidaurus
• Rise early to travel out of Athens, crossing the Corinth Canal en-route to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mycenae
• See the home of mythical Agamemnon, the Lions Gate, royal tombs, and the Cyclopean walls
• After touring Mycenae, head on to Nafplion. The picturesque town here nestles at the foot of a cliff with the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress towering above.
• Finally, visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus
Overnight at Best Western Hotel Europa or similar; breakfast included.

Day 4: Olympia to Delphi
• Explore the archaeological site of ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games; the Temple of Zeus and Hera; the Stadium; the altar of the Olympic flame; and the museum, which hosts a statue of Hermes of Praxiteles
• In the afternoon, head north over the Rio-Antirio Bridge to Delphi
Overnight at Amalia Hotel Delphi or similar; breakfast included.

Day 5: Delphi to Athens
• Explore the center of the ancient world, visiting the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delphi, and the Castalian Spring
• You'll also tour the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which hosts some of ancient Greece's best remaining masterpieces, including Eniochos, the bronze charioteer
• After a day in Delphi, return to Athens for the rest of the evening
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar; breakfast included.

Day 6: Athens to Santorini
• For the next leg of your journey, you'll travel by ferry to the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades islands
• Get your first glimpse of the underwater caldera (crater) and surrounding cliffs, created by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century
• See stunning houses overlooking the bay and beaches in Fira and Oia
• Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, with plenty of opportunities for more activities at an additional fee
Overnight at Rose Bay Hotel, Theoxenia Hotel, or similar; breakfast included.

Days 7 to 8: Free days in Santorini
• Spend the next two days exploring the island in-depth as you wish
• One optional highlight is a boat trip to see the entirety of the crater, with easy hikes, swimming in the hot springs, and mud baths
• You can also visit the red and white beaches, the villages of Thirassia, or take a local winery tour
• No matter what you choose to do, you're sure to have a wonderful time on this lovely island retreat

Overnight at Rose Bay Hotel, Theoxenia Hotel, or similar; breakfast included.

Day 9: Return to Athens
• Take the ferry back to Athens for your final day in Greece
• You can spend the afternoon shopping for last-minute souvenirs, sightseeing, and getting a final taste of Greek food and wine
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar; breakfast included.

Day 10: Say goodbye to Greece!
• Receive transport back to the airport for your departure flight
Breakfast included.

The Dates
Land-Only Departures:
2017
2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25 ($1,199)
4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21 ($1,399)

Departures from New York City (JFK):
2017
2/24, 3/10 ($2,599)
3/24, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 11/3, 11/17, 11/24 ($2,649)
4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15 ($2,799)
6/23, 7/21, 8/18 ($2,899)

Departures from Washington, DC (IAD):
2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 11/3, 11/17, 11/24 ($2,679)
3/24, 4/28, 5/12, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20 ($2,799)
5/26, 8/18 ($3,299)
6/9 ($3,199)

Departures from Los Angeles (LAX):
2/24, 3/10 ($2,549)
3/24 ($2,649)
4/7, 4/14, 9/1 ($2,999)
4/28, 5/12 ($2,899)
5/26, 6/9, 8/18 ($3,199)
9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 3/17, 3/24 ($2,749)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; solo travelers will pay an additional $699-$769 fee (see fine print for more details).

  • Amazing trip, filled with amazing people. So many different sites to visit! We were busy all day.

    -- Facebook Reviewer
  • Amazing tour group to travel with. The staff were extremely kind, courteous and prompt with impeccable organization! The information and knowledge of the staff was fantastic as well. Accommodation was of a very high standard too.

    -- Facebook Reviewer

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name(s) exactly as given on your passport(s)
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by January 20, 2017 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please visit www.encounterstravel.com/booking_conditions.php
  • Not valid toward existing reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip economy-class international airfare from New York City, Washington DC, or Los Angeles to Athens; 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service; all transport and transfers in a/c, non-smoking vehicles; double-occupancy accommodations for four nights at Titania Hotel or similar in Athens; one night at Best Western Hotel Europa or similar in Olympia; one night at Amalia Hotel Delphi or similar in Delphi; and two nights at Rose Bay Hotel, Theoxenia Hotel, or similar in Santorini; nine breakfasts; local tours by professional, English-speaking guides; entrance fees not included; and airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and hotel fees per itinerary
  • Visas are not required for U.S. citizens
  • Voucher does not include airfare for land-only options, compulsory travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary, entrance fees (budget EUR$56), drinks, snacks, other personal expenses, tips for guide and driver, and any other items not mentioned
  • Travel insurance covering medical costs and repatriation for medical reasons is mandatory; policy details must be provided to Encounter Travels at least 1 month before departure (policy number, name of the issuing company, and the policy emergency contact details); travel insurance covering cancellation and baggage is recommended but not mandatory. A comprehensive policy is available from Encounters Travel from $62. Health insurance is generally not sufficient; view all details at www.encounterstravel.com/travel_insurance.php
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Couples will be provided a private double room.
  • Single travelers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, they may choose to share a twin/triple room with another traveler(s) of the same sex. If there are no other single travelers available to pair up with at the time of booking, then single travelers will need to pay the single room supplement $699 (for stays from January to March or November to December) or $769 (for stays from April to October). Encounters Travel will refund this if they are able to arrange a room share. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
  • Travelers must be ages 12+
  • Tour departures require a minimum of 2 travelers to run. Please do not book international flights or connecting travel until merchant confirms minimum numbers have been reached
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Passport with 6 months validity and required
  • The itinerary is subject to change based on the Greek island ferry schedules. While it does not happen often, sometimes ferry schedules are changed without notice and ferries may also be cancelled completely due to poor weather conditions. In this event the program may need to be adjusted and you may end up spending more or less time in one location than originally planned. This is the nature of travel between the islands and we thank you for your patience and understanding in the rare event of this occurring
  • Flight upgrades are available between Athens and Santorini in place of the ferry; please enquire for details and prices
  • Hotels listed are preferred options, but alternative properties of a similar or higher standard may be used on some departures.
  • Bookings with Encounters Travel are only made after the voucher is redeemed and a booking confirmation email sent.
  • After vouchers are redeemed Encounters Travel booking conditions and cancellation fees apply
  • Review the State Department's website for passport requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
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