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Ancient Greece and the Greek Islands

Tours / Ancient Greece and the Greek Islands

Explore the ancient world of Greece with visits to the most famous historic sites in Meteora and Athens. Revel in the natural wonders of the Greek mainland and its islands.

DATE

October 15-28, 2023

TRANSPORT

Cars, Boat

GROUP SIZE

12 People

ACTIVITY

Leisure

BOARD

3-star hotels

DURATION

14 Days

from

$3,250.00 pp

Based on Double Occupancy

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

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International flights should be arranged to depart from the US on or before October 1st in order to arrive in Greece prior to the tour start date of October 2nd.

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN GREECE

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Arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece by 8 p.m. for hotel check-in. The day is yours to spend exploring the city or just relaxing after your international flight. Overnight in Thessaloniki

DAY 3: THESSALONIKI

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Considered Greece’s cultural capital, Thessaloniki has a rich history and stunning architecture. Spend the morning visiting the Old Town, waterfront and White Tower, and the afternoon lazing on one of its many beautiful beaches. Overnight in Thessaloniki

DAY 4: PELLA AND GREEK MONASTERIES

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Visit Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, to explore beautiful pebble mosaics, the enormous Agora and the House of Dionysus. Find serenity in the peaceful area surrounding the Holy Monastery of the Virgin Mary at Kallipetra. Overnight in Meteora

DAY 5-6: METEORA

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Experience spectacular landscapes with Byzantine monasteries perched on top of steep rocks in Meteora, Greek for “lofty” or “elevated”. The sandstone rock pillars, reaching heights of more than 600 meters, are topped by monasteries filled with priceless artifacts and stunning wall paintings.

DAY 7-8: SKOPELOS

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Relax aboard a ferry as it glides through the Aegean Sea to Skopelos, made famous as the filming location of Mamma Mia. Climb to the picturesque church of Agios Ioannis Kastri and enjoy the island’s kind people and tranquil setting. Overnight on Skopelos

DAY 9: TRAVEL DAY

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Return by ferry across the beautiful Aegean Sea to Agios Konstantinos and then continue south to Athens. The evening will be free to explore downtown Athens and sample Greek cuisine. Overnight in Athens

DAY 10: THE ACROPOLIS

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Ascend the Acropolis to tour the ancient Greek monument complex, including strolling around the Parthenon. Stroll through the markets of Monastraki Square and visit one of the many historic churches in downtown Athens. Evening flight to Santorini. Overnight in Santorini

DAY 11-12: SANTORINI

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Soak in the crystal-clear waters of the South Aegean Sea and the perfect climate of Santorini. Santorini’s ruins and its barren caldera stand in stark contrast with its quaint towns and villages, whose peculiar houses with bright white façades and blue rooftops shine in the midday sun. Overnight in Santorini

DAY 13: ATHENS

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Enjoy a final day in Greece by strolling through the Athens National Gardens, exploring Athens’ many archeological sites and museums, shopping for souvenirs or peoplewatching in famous Syntagma Square. Overnight in Athens

DAY 14: RETURN HOME

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The tour concludes with hotel check-out by 11 a.m. Arrangements to the airport will be made for those leaving prior to 9 a.m. Early departures or later departures should plan their own transportation to the airport.

 

Tour Pricing and Payment Schedule

The Ancient Greece and the Greek Islands tour scheduled for October 15-28, 2023 will be $3,250 per person, based on double occupancy. A $50 discount is given for payment in full at initial deposit; otherwise, the following payment schedule applies, per person:

Nonrefundable deposit of $250 reserves spot
Payment of $300 due on Dec 1st, 2022

Payment of $300 due on Jan 1st, 2022

Payment of $300 due on Feb 1st, 2023

Payment of $300 due on Mar 1st, 2023

Payment of $300 due on Apr 1st, 2023

Payment of $300 due on May 1st, 2023

Payment of $300 due on Jun 1st, 2023

Payment of $300 due on July 1st, 2023

Payment of $300 due on Aug 1st, 2023

Final payment of $300 due on Sept 1st, 2023

If signing up after any deposit deadline, payment for any previous deposits will be due upon sign-up. Prompt payment is appreciated. Late payments are assessed a $25 late fee.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in the tour cost:

Pre-tour information, such as what to pack and how to exchange currency

Expertise of a tour guide throughout the tour

All sight-seeing and visits, as noted in the itinerary (unless otherwise specified)

All on-tour transportation, including trains, local flights, rental vehicles, and buses

One carry-on suitcase and one personal item due to car size restraints

All accommodations, based on double occupancy; typically, 3-star hotels and bed & breakfasts

Not included in the tour cost:

Travel insurance

International airfare, including any taxes and fees

Expenses due to flight delays, strikes, inclement weather or other irregularities

Passport fees, visas and visa photos as required

Personal items such as souvenirs, laundry services, beverages, snacks, and healthcare

Optional excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Meals as indicated in the tour itinerary

Checked baggage fees and excess baggage charges

Seat requests and seat upgrades

Single traveler supplement

Refunds for tour services not utilized

Other items not specifically mentioned as included

Tour Information

Terms and Conditions

Please thoroughly review the Terms and Conditions on our website. Submitting a deposit for services constitutes a contractual agreement with Aticus Travel and represents your acceptance of the Aticus Travel, LLC Terms & Conditions.

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Liability Waiver and Release Form

Please sign and return the Liability Waiver and Release Form for each tour participant. A parent or guardian must sign the form for any minor participants. A tour request is officially submitted when both the tour deposit and the Waiver and Release form are received by Aticus Travel, LLC for each tour participant.

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Travel Insurance

Due to the strict cancellation policy, in order to protect your investment, and to provide you with peace of mind, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. Many reputable companies exist and you can look into any of them, but here are a few recommendations to consider: Allianz Global Assistance, TravelEx, World Nomads and Travel Guard.

Packing Checklist and Tips

Please review the packing list for suggestions and tips on what to pack, how much you can take and what to leave at home.

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