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Greece is guaranteed to please the hedonist as much as the history buff. Against a backdrop of the blue Aegean, waterside tavernas serving fresh-grilled fish, and ancient, sun-bleached ruins defying the ravages of time make Greece a classic destination; offering just the right combination of sun, sea, and sights. Athens is the hub, but the Greek islands are the jewels.
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Travel Style Travel StyleRelaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.
Trip Type Trip TypeGroup Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself. Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour. River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages. Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury. Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service. Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide. Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay. Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Lodging Level Lodging LevelCamping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
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Physical Level Physical LevelVery Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.
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Solo Friendly Solo FriendlyGood for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles. No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.
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Olympia: Join a local chef and savour the regional specialties in a fun, exciting introduction to Greek cooking.
Athens: Toast the culmination of your journey in true Greek tradition at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.
Cruising: While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Dining Summary: 14 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D) and 2 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and hot beverages.
Mycenae: Meet the artisans of a family-run pottery studio and learn about their unique traditional methods.
Oia: With you Local Expert, explore this village of Santorini during your included shore excursion.
Ephesus: Travel from Kusadasi to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by your Local Expert, enjoy your time exploring the famed excavated site of this Greco-Roman treasure.
Athens: An elegant hotel fantastic access to the key highlights of Athens. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers luxury and style in the heart of the historical city of Athens.
Kalambaka: Located in Laspes Kastrakiou, Grand Meteora Hotel offers accommodation with views over the Meteora Rocks and is a short distance to Kastraki Village and Kalabaka Town.
Kalambaka: This hotel is the most modern hotel in Meteora, but still retains its traditional roots. It offers unique comforts and splendid spaces of relaxation that characterize them the detail and the originality in the decorative assiduity.
Olympia: This is a unique place that combines the energy, the space, the serenity of Ancient Olympia, set in a green landscape filled with olive trees. From every corner of the white marbled spacious lobby, guests enjoy the endless green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café.
Olympia: Built in the hill above Ancient Olympia, this hotel exhales good taste.
Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
Athens: See the Arch of Hadrian, erected in honour of the Roman Emperor and used as a divider between the ancient city and the new Roman district, along with the remaining columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Thermopylae: See the Leonidas Monument dedicated to the brave warrior and his 300 Spartans.
Kalambaka: Your Travel Director will provide an orientation of this town situated at the base of the extraordinary Meteora rocks.
Meteora: With a Local Expert, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.
Delphi: With your Local Expert, walk to The Sacred Way once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb Polygonal Wall to reach the Temple of Apollo, where the people would seek divine wisdom from the mysterious Oracle.
Olympia: The stadium of Olympia hosted the ancient Olympic Games and the Heraia, the women's games in honour of Hera. See the Temple of Zeus, athlete's gymnasium and the stone marker where the sprint began.
Mycenae: Walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Expert.
Corinth Channel: Cross the amazing rock-cut channel dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece.
Nafplio: Join your Travel Director in an orientation of this beautiful seaport town and see why it is named one of Greece's prettiest spots.
Mediterranean Fables Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos. Explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi.
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This is such a professional and caring company. They are a great example why it's best to deal with real people instead of internet searches. I booked a condo on Tripadvisor for a month in Greece and found out about a week later that they had double booked and I was out of luck. But not really out of luck--a friend turned me to Wingbuddy and, considering the various curves our party of four threw at them (leaving from and returning to different cities, changing our minds, etc.), they proved to be patient, organized and reliable! They have an equally amazing partner in Greece called Courmouzis Travel. I had my passport stolen on the plane from Montreal and so was detained at the airport for a day. They did not miss a beat in providing logistics for me separate from the rest of the larger group to get me a new shuttle and ferry ticket. And when we did not like one of our accommodations, they immediately changed us the same day to a very acceptable alternative. I needed to extend my stay in Athens and they were kind enough to arrange their special pricing for me at the very nice Jason Hotel. I cannot say enough great things about them, but I do thank both Wingbuddy and Courmouzis in my most sincere way,
Sunday, 22 July... SVALBARD, Norway. Halfway between the top of continental Norway & the North Pole!
We disembarked & are now back to civilization! WOW!
What a FANTASTIC adventure on the ship Ocean Adventurer!
Once again, Zegrahm delivered! Cruise Director & Expedition Leader executed an unforgettable adventure! SUPERB lectures on ship & field trips from the guest experts in their fields... history of polar explorations... geology... birds... polar bears & other animals!
We saw several polar bears, groups of walrus, one very photogenic seal, reindeer, Arctic fox, a BLUE WHALE (largest of ALL whales!)... & a gazillion birds!
Our small ship was indeed able to circumnavigate the Svalbard (Spitsbergen) archipelago... 3 cheers to our Russian captain! The staff on board were FANTASTIC! And the best food I've had on any ship!
Mostly great weather... quite fortunate! Out on the Zodiacs (rubber rafts), I wore almost everything in my suitcase, in layers all at once, hoping to stay warm & dry... followed by VERY LONG hot showers once back on the ship, while I thawed out!
If you have an interest in polar adventure, TAKE THIS TRIP!!! Unbelievable!
11 days of pure bliss. Hands down the best trip of my life. Went with friends from college but left with 40 new friends and one incredible Greek tour director. Best bang for your buck out there. All accommodations and travel included in the price. Highly recommend for 20 and 30 year olds if you like the beach, boats, and drinking!
At First I was a little afraid to close the cruise for a company I didn't know and even more distance. But I recommend with closed eyes!!! Excellent service. And look I'm detail, boring really.. lol. I traded several emails with Susana. Several questions. And everything responded immediately. Susana is exceptional!! solved flawless everything for our trip! Very Happy!!!
Our experience with American Israel Tours was awesome. The tour guide Yeshay was was informative, flexible with our desires, and kind. The bus driver was also funny and got us exactly where we needed to go in good time. The structure of the tour was also perfect because it was not too exhausting per day and ending the tour in Jerusalem really is perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Greece is guaranteed to please the hedonist as much as the history buff. Life for visitors is centered around the blue Aegean lapping golden beaches, waterside tavernas serving fresh-grilled fish, bouzouki beats playing late into the night, and ancient, sun-bleached ruins defying the ravages of time. Athens -- where the Parthenon reigns over the city -- is the hub, but the Greek islands are the jewels.
Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos, Corfu and dozens of lesser-known isles are among the world's most beautiful, thanks to the splendors of nature and architecture. Greece tour packages visit these as well as the many spectacular mainland sights.
Whether your tour takes you biking around the mainland or to some of the storied islands, you'll find that Greece offers just the right combination of sun, sea, sights and the celebration of life.
5 Best Cities in Greece (Besides Athens)
Most of us have heard of Athens, and know about the many beautiful islands that dot the country’s coast, but if you want a little more flavor to your Greek vacation, consider visiting some of the other best cities has to offer:
1. Agios Nikoloas
This city, found on the island of Thessaloniki, is a cultural melting pot with a gorgeous old town that you will never get tired of exploring. It will also satisfy your urban cravings with its impressive modern art scene and vibrant nightlife.
Oia, Santorini. This is the city you always see photographed when you do a quick Google search of “Greece.” There are more things to Oia (pronounced “ee-ah”) than just scenic vistas; take a visit to the Oi Castle, and visit its world-class Greek craft stores for the perfect souvenir.
This is the city you always see photographed when you do a quick Google search of “Greece.” There are more things to Oia (pronounced “ee-ah”) than just scenic vistas; take a visit to the Oi Castle, and visit its world-class Greek craft stores for the perfect souvenir.
This city is the perfect stop on any foodie’s bucket list. Its streets are lined with word class restaurants and an animated bars. When you’re ready for a bit more cultural exploration, check out the city’s old fortress, Casa Parlante (a 19th century nobleman’s home turned museum), Spianada Square, walk the old town, and try to see at least some of the island’s 39 churches!
This town is a UNESCO listed heritage site, walled in by an impressive, medieval fortification system including watchtowers and gates. Inside, pedestrians will be able to explore without a worry, as no cars are allowed inside.
Rethymno is heaven for shoppers, its cobblestone streets crowded with stores and boutique selling everything from high-end clothing and jewelry, to pottery, to food. For those interested in culture, Rethymno has a great folk museum.
No matter what you are doing in the town, though, you can be sure you’ll be surrounded by some of the best preserved historic architecture.
Island Hopping in Greece
The first thing to note when traveling to Greece is when to visit. August and July are usually when it’s most crowded. June and September have slightly fewer crowds but maintains its nice, sunny weather.
The next thing on your itinerary is transportation. The larger and more popular islands can be accessed by plane. But, a ferry ticket is just as easy and much more affordable.
The Cyclades are the easiest islands to reach from Greece’s mainland. Daily ferry trips are offered from Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio. Santorini and Mykonos are the Cyclades more popular islands. But Paros, Milos, and Naxos all have an understated beauty and have far fewer crowds.
The Dodecanese consists of numerous isles, twenty-six of which are inhabited. Rhodes and Kos are the most popular islands within the Dodecanese. The Dodecanese are great for those who want a quieter and more culturally immersive experience of Greece.
The Ionian Islands are mainly located on the Ionian Sea. Geographically, they are much greener than the other clusters of islands. This unique terrain provides picturesque beaches and countrysides.
Navagio Beach, Myrtos Beach and Porto Katsiki Beach are the most talked about beaches. The Ionian Islands are ideal for nature lovers who enjoy active excursions like hiking, snorkeling, and camping.
This is the island where the iconic photos you’re probably familiar with are taken. The cliff-side city of Oia (pronounced ee-ah) is simply bursting with windmills, white and blue churches, cliff-side restaurants, and impeccable shopping. The Santorini islands are formed by the submerged caldera so many of the beaches on the island are blackened from the lava in the water.
Reminiscent of Ko Samui in Thailand, Mykonos has a vibrant party atmosphere with lots of day beach clubs and a robust nightlife. But you don’t have to be into this scene to enjoy Mykonos -- there are countless restaurants and shops all opened late. The narrow streets are great for strolling through day or night.
An off-the-beaten-path island with a small, country feel. Fishermen are along the waterfront on their boats, many with family restaurants where they bring their day’s catch for the freshest dishes. There is a beautiful windmill bar on the island which is great for star-gazing.
This is one of the least traveled to islands. You don’t have to go far to find delicious restaurants mixed in with abundant small shops and boutiques. Winding through the small alley streets, you can make your way to ancient ruins and the famous Castle of Naxos.
The Ancient Greeks founded democracy, created theater, the key principles of modern architecture, philosophy, trial by jury, instituted a mythology still taught to every generation, standardized medicine, and generally provided the foundation to all of Western Civilization.
As a result, we have a couple things to thank them for -- and there is no better way to do this than to visit the many Ancient archaeological sites that stand to this day in Greece. Here are some of the best archaeological sites in Greece:
1. The Acropolis.
This UNESCO world heritage site is a worldwide symbol for the contributions of Ancient Greece to modernity. Some of its most notable features include the theatre of Herod Atticus, the Parthenon, the Temple of Nike Athena, and the Pinacotheca.
2. The Parthenon.
Perhaps the most iconic symbol of Greece, this temple sits in the heart of Athens. Originally dedicated to the goddess Athena, it housed various statues. This massive building, one of the most impressive architectural feats of its time, is truly awe inspiring to see in person.
3. Monolithos Castle in Rhodes.
Climbing the tall rock that the castle sits on will not only give you a peek at the two 15th century chapels inside of Monolithos, but gorgeous views of the entire island. One interesting feature of the Monolithos castle is that it was built on the foundations of an even older castle, which is easily seen at the spot.
This late Bronze Age city was once one of the epicenters of Greek civilization, and remains remarkably intact.
5. Acropolis of Rhodes.
Made up of the ruins of multiple temples, a small odeion, and other buildings, a guided tour of this spot can offer deep insight into Ancient Grecian life. The surrounding natural sights make the trip particularly enjoyable.
6. Temple of Apollo, Delphi.
Although perhaps not so physically impressive, this spot is overwhelmed with spiritual and historical significance. The home of the Oracle of Delphi, this site plays a role in dozens of ancient myths and modern stories.
Facts about Greece
The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.
The saying “taking the bull by its horns” comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving Crete from a raging bull by seizing its horns
80% of Greece is mountainous.
Continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is also the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, political science, Western literature, historiography, major mathematical principles, and Western theories of tragedy and comedy.
Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.
Greece’s currency, the drachma, was 2,650 years old and Europe’s oldest currency. The drachma was replaced with the Euro in 2002.
Make sure to try Greece's national dish: moussaka.
Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.
Greek people wave with a closed hand as it is considered rude to show your palm of your hand in public.
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