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Essential
Greece

May 14-25, 2023

Step back in time on a journey to Greece, where iconic ruins bring ancient history to life. Explore the awe-inspiring monuments of Athens and the stunning Cyclades islands; and run and jump in the footsteps of ancient Greek athletes at the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Then venture to the olive-covered hills and rugged coasts of the Peloponnese, where some of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey played out; and savour the delightfully fresh flavours of Greek cuisine.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 11 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • 11 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Arrival transfer
  • Ancient Athens Tour with an Archaeologist
  • Athens Culinary Mezze Experience
  • Tour Of Shedia Home and a Beverage
  • Guided visit of Acroplis and Parthenon
  • Guided tour of Ancient Delphi
  • Delphi Archaeological Museum visit
  • Olympia Archaeological Museum visit
  • Guided tour of Mycenae
  • Epidaurus and Ancient Corinth Ruins visit
  • Santorini Sailing Excursion
  • Orientation walks in Athens, Delphi and Náxos
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Flight from Santorini to Athens
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Essential Greece
Welcome to Greece!

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your tour guide will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Accommodations: Jason Inn Hotel Athens

Day 2
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Athens

Considered the cradle of Western civilization, Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Explore the iconic Acropolis with an archaeologist guide and wander among the columns of the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Continue to the ancient Agora—where Athenians gathered to discuss the affairs of the day—and listen to our guide bring these timeless ruins to life. Afterwards, be enriched and refreshed with drinks and a tour of local non-profit cafe, Shedia Home.
Accommodations: Jason Inn Hotel Athens

Day 3
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Athens/Delphi

Take free time to explore Athens on your own, or choose to visit the National Garden. Afterward, journey to Delphi, home to the Temple of Apollo—seat of the fabled oracle of Delphi and considered the center of the world by the ancients.
Accommodations: Amalia Hotel Delphi

Day 4
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Delphi/Olympia

Explore mystical Delphi on a guided tour, then continue discovering the ruins on your own and visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi to admire the many artifacts discovered at the site. Travel along the breathtaking Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese via the Rio-Antirrio bridge, an impressively long multi-span cable-stay bridge. Wind your way to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and channel your inner champion as you discover this remarkable site, where ancient Greek athletes would gather every four years to compete in a series of sporting events honoring Zeus.
Accommodation: Olympic Village Hotel Olympia

Day 5
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Olympia/Náfplio

Browse the Olympia Museum this morning, then travel to Náfplio, a charming port town and the first capital of modern Greece. In Náfplio, lose yourself in the winding lanes of the old town, and take in glimpses of the sapphire-hued Aegean Sea from the hilltops.
Accommodations: Amalia Hotel Nafplio

Day 6
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Náfplio

Embark on an excursion to the Bronze Age city of Mycenae, where the legendary king Agamemnon ruled. Take a guided tour of the ruins, enclosed within Cyclopean walls, and enter the citadel through the famed Lion Gate—one of Europe’s oldest monumental sculptures. Return to Náfplio and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Opt to climb up to the Akronafplia fortress, or hit the beach.
Accommodations: Amalia Hotel Nafplio

Day 7
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Athens/Náxos

Drive back to Athens, stopping en route at the ancient site of Epidaurus and the ruins of Corinth, where the Christian apostle Paul is said to have visited in the first century A.D. From Athens, board a ferry to the Cyclades islands. Relax on board, enjoying sparkling views of the sea, and disembark at Náxos, the largest island in the archipelago.
Accommodations: Naxos Palace Hotel

Day 8
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Náxos

The Cyclades are known around the word for their dazzling white villages and golden beaches. On Naxos, while away your time exploring the storybook old town; opt to walk to the emblematic Temple of Apollo, overlooking the sea; or stretch out on a sandy beach.
Accommodations: Naxos Palace Hotel

Day 9
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Santorini

Catch a ferry to postcard-perfect Santorini. Get to know this much-photographed isle at your own pace, discovering candy-colored doorways and sugar-cube buildings; and take in a spectacular sunset from the village of Oía. Savor the taste of local produce—marked by the island’s volcanic soil—or unwind at the beach.
Accommodations: Santorini Palace

Day 10
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Santorini

This morning, sail Santorini’s breathtaking sunken caldera, and learn about the volcanic origins of the surrounding crescent-shaped ring of islands. Later, enjoy free time to explore Santorini.
Accommodations: Santorini Palace

Day 11
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Santorini/Athens

Fly back to Athens for an adventure in Greek cookery. Head out with a local expert to a teaching kitchen and learn how to craft mezze, a platter of appetizers commonly served in southeast Europe and the Middle East. Wash down these tasty snacks with a glass of ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, and cheer our journey with your best “opa!”.
Accommodations: Jason Inn Hotel Athens

Day 12
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Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing destination and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $4299 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $3310 USD
Single Occupancy - $5628 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $4335 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - March 15, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Average Activity
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

 

Optional Activities

Athens Sunset Bike Tour
Witness the light of the setting sun transform the ancient city of Athens into a sight to behold - and all from your bicycle seat. Take in the golden hour during scenic bike tour as you roll past Athens' most noteworthy sites. You will see the Panathenaic Stadium, the National Gardens, and the Acropolis Museum to name a few. Prepare for both up close and personal glimpse into life in Athens as well as breathtaking panoramic views of the city during your bike tour.
Rate - $56 CAD

**Please note - Prices are subject to change.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 members
Maximum - 16 members

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Departure transfer

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Athens (ATH)
Depart from Athens (ATH)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
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Jason Inn Hotel Athens

Within a 10-minute walk from Athens Old Town, Jason Inn offers modernly decorated rooms and features a seasonal rooftop restaurant with views over the Acropolis. The Metro is at 350 feet. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a satellite TV and mini-bar. All units have private bathrooms and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available.

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Amalia Hotel Delphi

Amalia Hotel Delphi is situated in an ideal location where you can have the best of both worlds: a calming place to recharge as well as a convenient location that allows you to explore the famous archaeological attractions and museums of the area, fun outdoor activities and interesting towns nearby. Comfortable rooms, a large swimming pool, extensive gardens, a main restaurant, a cozy café-bar and lobby lounge with a fireplace will result in the best holiday getaway!

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Olympic Village Hotel Olympia

Gracefully lying on a peaceful location nearby the picturesque town of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Village Hotel & Spa invites you to experience unforgettable holidays surrounded by pristine nature and impressive ancient sites. Offering you spacious rooms, decorated in modern style, complemented with cozy furniture, and topped with upscale amenities, you will instantly feel like home. There is nothing quite like stepping out on your private balcony in the morning, to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the gorgeous views of the scenic Olympian plains.

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Amalia Hotel Nafplio

At Amalia Hotel Nafplio you may enjoy sightseeing by visiting different tourist attractions and fun activities while also relaxing in a quiet and comfortable environment! Extensive gardens, wide corridors, an atrium, multiple relaxation areas and a summer veranda create the perfect atmosphere for a wonderful vacation getaway. Elegant rooms, a large swimming pool, a gym, a restaurant serving snacks, a lounge bar and marble lobby will make your stay unforgettable!

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Naxos Palace Hotel

Hotel Naxos Palace is a 4 star hotel in Naxos, functioning since 2005, built in an environmental friendly way. The hotel was constructed in a manner that none of the pre-existing cedar trees needed to be cut down.

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Santorini Palace

Santorini Palace is the very first resort in Santorini Island, only a few meters away from the cliff of the Caldera and the panoramic view of the volcano. The hotel offers a combination of beautiful Cycladic architecture, open spaces, resort facilities and proximity to interesting sites.