Greece: Adventure in Hellas

  • Destination: Greece
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Departs: 19/07/2019
  • Price: $1200

Overview

A summer adventure in the beautiful country of Greece. From the floating Monasteries of Meteora to an island hopping odyssey around the Ionian Islands.

Highlights

- Hiking in Meteora
- Island Hopping in the Ionian Sea
- Melissani Cave & Myrtos Beach on Kefalonia Island
- The Hike to Amidi Beach
- Sea Kayaking Adventure around Ithaca Island
- Sailing the Ionian Sea to the blue caves & Shipwreck beach on Zakynthos Island
- Athens, the capital of Greece

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Athens
Arrival in Athens

Arrival in Athens, pickup and transfer to the city of Kalampaka at the foothills of the rock towers of Meteora.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: The Floating Monasteries

The Floating Monasteries

Meteora is a unique site in the heart of Thessaly which means ‘Suspended in the Air’ in Greek. It is a climbing and hiking haven due its unique geological formations with mountains in the form of rock pillars with some of the most important eastern orthodox monasteries built on top of these towers. We will go on a hiking tour to explore some of the best views of the area and to visit some of its impressive monasteries. Afterwards we will drive to Lefkada Island in the Ionian Sea.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 3: The Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands

Breakfast then transfer to Nidri port to catch our ferry to Kefalonia Island, the largest of the Ionian Islands. Pickup upon arrival and transfer to our hotel after check-in formalities we will go explore the underground lake of Melissani Cave then head to Myrtos beach for a well-deserved relaxation time.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 4: The Hidden Beach

The Hidden Beach

Today we hike to the hidden beach of Amidi. We start from Atheras village, follow an old path walking uphill about 100m along the slopes of Mount Loutsa. From there we have a full, beautiful view of Atheras bay and Cape Atheras and its lovely coastal outline. Time for recreation will be found at a meadow with an old cistern, used by the shepherds for their goats and sheep. After we have passed through a dense hardwood forest, the adventurous part of the tour starts at the gorge of Pigadia. We climb down a fantastic canyon for about 20 minutes towards Amidi Beach. Relax by the beach, have a Barbeque lunch then return by boat to the fishing port of Zola.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 5: The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Today we go on a Sea Kayaking odyssey around the island of Ithaca at the northeast coast of Kefalonia. This island is the home of Odysseus whose epic journey back to the island is the main plot of the classical Greek tale of the Odyssey. After we finish our tour we will take the Ferry to Zakynthos Island, south of Kefalonia.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 6: Sailing the Ionian Sea

Sailing the Ionian Sea

A visit to Greece is never complete without sailing to secluded beaches and the amazing rock formations that defines Greece unique landscape. Today we get to experience sailing the Ionian Sea to explore the amazing Blue Caves and to visit Shipwreck beach, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 7: Athens

Athens

Transfer to the airport and take a short flight to Athens. Spend the rest of the day exploring the ancient capital of Greece.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 8: Departure

Departure

Breakfast then transfer to the airport for final departure.

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Accommodation for 7 nights in standard hotels
- All mentioned activities and tours
- All land and water transfers
- All mentioned meals (B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – D=Dinner)
- Airport Pickups

Price Excludes

- International flights to Athens
- One way domestic Flight Zakynthos-Athens
- Visa Expenses


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