Greek Escape SUMMER 2021
Athens and the Island of Santorini
JULY 23 – JULY 31, 2021
Day 1 Departure
Depart from New Orleans airport for Athens, Greece, land of mythological gods and heroes, fabled temples, clear blue seas and the original home of the Olympic Games.
Day 2 – 3 Athens, Greece
Arrive in Athens and check into your hotel. Time for exploration with our tour manager and an included meal on our fist night in Athens. Enjoy a panoramic 1/2 day tour of Athens including a visit to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Climb the famous Acropolis, see the wonder of the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike and the renowned Porch of Maidens. See such sights as the Constitution Square, Parliament and the Plaka. Enjoy the sights, sounds, crafts and food of this remarkable city!
Day 4 – 8 Thera, Santorini
Depart from Athens this morning and fly to the beautiful island of Santorini. Check into our hotel nearby to the picturesque village of Thera. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring Thera, its breathtaking views and an included meal this evening. Explore Santorini with an included tour of some of the villages and beaches and a stop for wine tasting. Stop in a seaside village where you may enjoy a seaside lunch before continuing on our tour. The villages on the island are a tangle of dazzling white alleys and cube-shaped houses. The island of Santorini is a volcanic island famous for its white villages clinging to the cliffs above black sand beaches. Many believe that Santorini is one of the candidates for the lost city of Atlantis.
There are many activities and excursions available on this enchanting island for the visitor. Climb a volcano, cruise the island, swim in the Mediterranean along the famous black and red beaches or visit archeological sites. Santorini also features opportunities for taking spectacular photographs, shopping, sampling local food and enjoying Greek music.
Enjoy a special farewell dinner on our last night in Santorini.
Day 8 Athens, Greece
Transfer to your Athens hotel and then enjoy free time activities in this great city. Visit a museum, explore the Plaka, seek out treasures in the flea market, try traditional Greek food or sample the coffee in a kafeneia.
Day 9 Return to U.S.
Depart for the U.S. taking with you the treasured memories of our adventure in Greece.
A Greek Escape
$2,700 – Land Only
This trip is limited to 25 adult participants.