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Greece: Athens and Walking in the Greek Islands - The Geluxe Collection

Looking for paradise? This 10-day trip might be the answer to your travel dreams. An amazing combination of Greek cuisine, unparalleled ocean views, and hikes through the hills of stunning Greek islands that skip the crowds and leave you breathless. Start the adventure with a historical experience of Athens before catching a ferry to the lesser-known islands of Tinos and Naxos full of piercing blue skies and the sounds of waves lapping lightly on the shore. You'll hike to historic castles and charming villages, explore local flavours on a food tour and local specialties tasting, and snorkel through caves in the Aegean Sea. Experience a slower pace of the Greek islands and refresh your mind, body, and soul.
Tour details
Tour Provider G Adventures
Price From
$8,199
Number of Days
10
Start Location
Athens, Greece
End Location
Santorini, Greece
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Cycling/Trekking/Walking, Virtuoso
Physical Rating
Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1 - Athens: Ancient and Modern Greece
Athens, named after the greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, is a place so rich in cultural history it can be hard to take in the magnitude of its contributions to the world we live in today. From the world's most influential philosophers-Socrates, Aristotle, Plato-to the thinkers who brought about the first democratic political systems, Athens has more than its fair share of history to uncover. Welcome to Athens, and to Greece, and we invite you to join us in discovering what makes Greece the perfect blend of the ancient and the modern.
Day 2 - Athens: The Acropolis to Ancient Agora
Socrates said "I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world". Well today you are all citizens of Athens. Explore two of the most important monuments in history. From the home of the Goddess Athena to the peoples places, dive into the history of Athens, greek mythology and the birth of democracy.
Day 3 - Athens: Arrival to Tinos
Athens has always been the gateway to the Greek islands and a ferry ride to the Islands is a quintessential part exploring these magnificent islands. Picture the warm sun on your face, the blue water that turns to azure as you get closer to the island and the beautiful white village that starts coming into focus. You've made it, welcome to Tinos!
Day 4 - Tinos: A Hike Around the Castle
Lesser known and lesser visited, Tinos is what you imagine in your mind's eye when you picture the Greek islands. In the southern part of the island, a rocky outcrop known as the castle is your backdrop as you hike around the castle from village to village and learn about the history and culture of the island.
Day 5 - Naxos: The Cheese and Wine Trails
Each Greek island is distinct from the other and has its own unique feel and specialties that can be found only there. This is one of the main reasons why island hopping in Greece is so rewarding; each day is a unique adventure. Naxos welcomes you with an exclusive food and wine experience making and tasting local Arseniko cheese and visiting a vineyard to learn and sample some of the locally produced wine.
Day 6 - Naxos: A Hike Back in Time
Even though we may love our modern conveniences, it's impossible not to imagine what life was like over 500 years ago, especially, on a small island. Here on Naxos you have the chance to briefly step back in time on a hike that gets you out into the countryside with a local guide, learning about how the valley of Tragea helped the entire island to flourish economically and socially over 500 years ago.
Day 7 - Naxos: Sailing and Snorkeling
There is no better day in the Aegean than sailing around the Islands, jumping off to cool down, swimming in the azure water or snorkelling to search for fish and lost treasures. A trip to the Greek islands wouldn't be complete without a day out on a boat.
Day 8 - Santorini: Fira and Sunset Cruise in the Caldera
There is no island more famous in Greece than Santorini. Its white building with blue domes are famous the world over and there is no better place to end our island hopping. Spend the afternoon discovering Fira with your CEO before a sunset cruise this evening.
Day 9 - Santorini: Your OMG day
Let your interests and energy level guide you today. You have the choice between two fantastic and distinct experiences today. If you are ready to get out and walk, choose to hike from Fira to Oia. If you would rather take it easy, join a guided tour of Santorini by vehicle. Both experiences end in Oia, so you may even run into your fellow travellers along the way.
Day 10 - Santorini
Today your adventure comes to an end, but the memories made during your time in the Greek islands will live on.
Inclusions
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Tinos Food Tour, Tínos Your Foodie Moment: Naxos Food & Wine Tour, Naxos Your OMG Day: Crater Rim Hike or Santorini Driving Tour, Santorini
  • Complimentary Arrival & Departure Transfer
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided visit of Acropolis and the Ancient Agora
  • Food tour in Tinos Old Town
  • Village-to-village hike to Tinos Castle with local guide
  • Naxos cheese and wine trail food tour
  • Naxos village-to-village hike
  • Full-day catamaran sailing in the Aegean Sea
  • Santorini Sunset Cruise with dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Departure transfer
  • Tips for all included activities and meals, except for CEO and porterage
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
23 Aug 2024 01 Sep 2024 10 $8,919
06 Sep 2024 15 Sep 2024 8 $9,599
20 Sep 2024 29 Sep 2024 6 $9,599
25 Apr 2025 04 May 2025 12 $8,199
09 May 2025 18 May 2025 16 $8,199
23 May 2025 01 Jun 2025 16 $8,199
06 Jun 2025 15 Jun 2025 16 $8,779
27 Jun 2025 06 Jul 2025 15 $8,779
11 Jul 2025 20 Jul 2025 16 $8,779
25 Jul 2025 03 Aug 2025 16 $8,779
15 Aug 2025 24 Aug 2025 16 $8,779
29 Aug 2025 07 Sep 2025 16 $8,779
05 Sep 2025 14 Sep 2025 16 $9,439
12 Sep 2025 21 Sep 2025 16 $9,439
19 Sep 2025 28 Sep 2025 16 $9,439
03 Oct 2025 12 Oct 2025 16 $8,199