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Discover Greece & The Islands

Ages 40 Years & Over
Tuesday 30 May - Wednesday 21 June 2017 ex Australia

HOLIDAY FACTS

Trip Month May - June 2017
Duration: 23 days
Status: Bookings open
Destinations: Thessaloniki, Volos, Nafplion, Athens, Chania, Heraklion, Santorini
Trip Style: Tour
Accommodation: Quality hotels
Prices: From $9995 per person, twin share
Transport: Bus,Boat
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: Maximum 20
Trip Code: greece17-5

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Take an in-depth journey across Mediterranean Greece including a highlight visit to the sun-bleached island of Santorini.

Travel from Thessaloniki, via Meteora, Athens and Crete and onto Santorini. Delve into the history of ancient civilisations, taste traditional flavours, admire the dramatic scenery and watch the sun set over the Aegean.

THE MOUNTAINOUS NORTH
From the beautiful port city of Thessaloniki we’ll explore the picturesque mountain villages and towns of Greece’s Macedonia prefecture. Take a scenic journey up Mt Pelion by steam train and try the famous tsipouro at a traditional Greek tavern. We’ll also witness the incredible cliff-top monasteries of Meteora, where monks have been settled since the 11th century.

SEASIDE CHARM & ANCIENT HISTORY
From Volos we travel south to the coastal towns of Nafpaktos and Nafplion, stopping to explore the ruins in Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world, and to discover Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. We’ll discover the diversity of ancient and modern Athens, exploring the Acropolis, Parthenon and the lively café districts.

ISLAND LIFE
Cruise Greece’s Saronic Gulf, exploring the stunning islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina. We’ll take a ferry to Crete and learn the 4,000 year old tradition of winemaking at a tasting. Then transfer to beautiful Santorini to spend 3 incredible nights soaking up the sun, exploring the bleached villages and witnessing amazing sunsets over the Aegean.

Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Greece, taxes included*
  • 18 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 19 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinner
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour *
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Overnight Ferry from Piraeus to Crete
  • High-Speed Ferry from Crete to Santorini
  • Sightseeing inclusions as detailed by the itinerary
  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • Prepaid gratuities $220 per person prepaid 

*included when you book the tour & airfare package 

Roommates

Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

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All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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