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Greek Island Chaser tour
Cultural Culture Greek Island Chaser package

Greek Island Chaser

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 1,214 $ 152 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Orientation tours of Aegina, Ermioni, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Agistri and Athens
  • Sail the scenic Saronic Gulf

Short Description

Welcome to your unforgettable sailing adventure in Greece, where bronzing under the eternal Mediterranean sun need only be interrupted by swim stops and cocktail hour. On this island-chasing trip, we’ll navigate sparkling seas, tree-covered islands and rocky coastlines, then head ashore to embrace island life. Ready to hit the water? Let’s go!

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.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

Greece

Cities & Attractions

Athens

Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches
  • 7 nights in an en-suite air-conditioned cabin (double or triple)
  • Local qualified crew
  • Local port tax
  • Topdeck Representative

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Itinerary

Day 1

Break out the anchor tattoos and hoist the sails – today we're pointing our compass to the beautiful Aegina. First things first: get a lay of the land on a walking tour of the island and soak in the sights. Your mission today is to check out Perdika's seaside tavernas, channel your inner goddess at the Temple of Aphaea and Instagram some old-school ruins.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Aegina

Day 2

Today we leave Aegina behind and set course for Ermioni. We’ll get some sightseeing checked off the list on an orientation tour of this cute town – and you’ll soon find out why this place is ranked as Greece's most historical village. So, grab some gyros, pick a century and set your watch to island time.

Included toady:
-Orientation tour of Ermioni

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Next up: Spetses. Get your explorer shoes on, as today we’ve got another tour in store. As we make our way around, we’ll find out everything there is to know about the island’s ties to the Revolution of the Greeks against the Ottoman Turks in 1821. There’s also cool New Classical architecture to take a look at, so don’t forget your camera.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Spetses

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 4

Today it's off to Hydra – where wheeled vehicles are banned. Cue cobblestone alleyways and romantic vibes. It's not called the gem of the Aegean Sea for nothing.


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5

Poros is about as Greek as it gets, as far as photo ops go. Go old-school at the Temple of Poseidon or go swimming before another epic sunset session. There’s also an orientation tour of the island to check off the list.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Poros

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

A new day can mean only one thing. A new island, of course! Join your fellow Topdeckers on an orientation tour of the Saronic Gulf’s most picturesque island. Think: peaceful beaches, hidden bays and some of the bluest water you’ll ever see. No filters needed today, that’s for sure.


Included today:
-Orientation tour of Agistri

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Have a swim and grab some sun before we set sail to Athens and get cultural on an orientation tour of the city. You’ll tick off sights like the Monastiraki Square, the Old Town, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman and Athenian Agora, the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and loads more. Aaaand breathe! If you’ve still got enough energy left, there’s free time for shopping. This is your last night onboard, so make the most of it!


Included today:
-Guided tour of Athens

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-3 course dinner with traditional Greek entertainment

Day 8

Wave bye-bye to the Greek Islands - we'll be going our separate ways after breakfast.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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Greek Island Chaser

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Extremely knowledgeable

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Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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Winter Spirit around Europe!

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I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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A gulet is a traditional twin-mast wooden cruising vessel that originates from the south west coast of Turkey. Gulets vary in length, height, depth and breadth, and it is believed that no two are identical. They range in size typically from 14 to 35 metres, and can comfortably carry/sleep between eight and 30 people. Nowadays, gulets are not rigged for sailing, however all possess diesel engines of varying horsepower. As such, this is not strictly a 'sailing' trip – but an unmissable cruise, all the same!

 Your boat:

 Meltemi

 Built in Halicarnassus in 1990, the beautiful 26-metre-long Meltemi gulet boat has had a few renovations and updates over the years – making it super stylish and ready to cruise the Aegean Sea, Topdeck-style.

 With a total of eight double cabins, the Meltemi can comfortably carry up to 22 passengers – and each cabin comes complete with an ensuite and air conditioning.

 Not only that, but the Meltemi has a dedicated living space for crew, a fully furnished kitchen, indoor and outdoor areas for eating and relaxing, and an American bar. Awww yeah!

 If you’re looking to travel in comfort and luxury, this boat is the one for you. Welcome aboard!

 Boat Crew

 Your motor sailer will have three or four crew members, including a captain, a deckhand and a chef – all of whom will do their utmost to ensure your cruise is the highlight of your experience in Greece. The captain will be responsible for the gulet while at sea, so it’s important that you heed his advice at all times for your own safety. All of our captains come from the local area and have been sailing this coastline for many years – so you can rest assured that you’re in capable hands!

 Your Cabin

 Couples, and those who have booked together, will share a private cabin. Some cabins have double beds, some have twin beds and some have bunk beds – and we have some triple cabins, too. Single travellers will share a cabin with another single traveller of the same sex. Your cabin will have enough space for your baggage, and every room will have its own ensuite. Remember: water is limited on boats, so ensure that you use it sparingly!

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Meals Included:

On your trip, all breakfasts and lunches will be included (except breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day). However, no evening meals are included – so you’re free to go and explore each port or town you dock in!

Please note: Lunch will not be served on Saturday arrival. Evening meals are at your own expense, and you will find different options in each port or town.

Please note: You cannot bring your own drinks on board the motor sailer. All drinks, including water, are sold on the boat at reasonable prices. If you bring any alcohol on board, the captain and crew have the right to confiscate it.

Please note: At Topdeck we always consider our customers’ health and safety. We ask that you drink responsibly and bear in mind that in some countries, alcohol measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Consider your limits – and remember that Greece is a beautiful country, which is hard to see while feeling ill!

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your needs – as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book. You can also make a note of dietary requirements in the Topdeck app when you check in.

Please note: although we will do everything in our power to cater to your needs, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in every restaurant we visit. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes.

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