Call today 1300 653 692Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm

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

Click to Subscribe to our Travel Emails

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.

Age-matched holidays

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.

Testimonials

Kangaroo Island Walk April 2017

April 2017

'Kangaroo Island was THE GREAT ESCAPE from the rat race. Staying up at the lighthouse in heritage listed houses was a step back in time. No internet, phones, tv, wifi ... just  sitting and conversing with like minded people was quite refreshing;  connecting with each other one on one with no interruptions of any kind.  The island is absolutely beautiful with the most gorgeous sunsets that photos do not do justice too...you have to be there to experience them in all their glory.  It was great to connect with nature on such an intimate level. '

Sally, 53
Wollongong, NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

April 2017

'Great ocean road walk beautiful views seen only by walking the track well maintained had the best time.'

Wilma, 55 years
VIC
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'I am not a regular walker but maintain my fitness. Fraser Island walk is very achievable for novices like myself, with options to go further if your the hard core walker.  A beautiful island with scenery that is breathtaking.  At the end destination of some of our walks an amazing freshwater lake surrounded by white sand to cool off. I would highly recommend this tour. '

Marisa, 56 years
Brisbane, QLD
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'The 3 main reasons I book my holidays with Encounter: 
- everything is organised for me 
- safety & company of a group 
- age appropriate'

Rose, 50 years
Melbourne, VIC
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'Serenity in the sandy bush of Fraser Island with cool fresh swimming lakes to cool off in after long walks. Awesome 4WD travel too!'

Sarah 46 years
Melbourne, VIC
Great Ocean Road Walk

April 2017

'The Great Ocean Walk holiday was a great introduction to singles tours and walking holidays. Being in a small group with people of a similar age enabled everyone to get to know each other. Would most definitely look at another walking holiday in the future.'

Janene, 44 years
Newcastle, NSW
Tasmanian Highlights

March 2017

'A great holiday, great company and good value for money.'

Peter Van Ross, 60+
Sydney
Tasmanian Highlights

March 2017

'Thank you Encounter.  This was my first holiday, my first time out of Queensland, and what a joy it was.  Best decision I ever made.'

Trudi V., 45
QLD
Tasmanian Highlights

March 2017

'Highlights of Tasmania was excellent. Excellent food, touring, sightseeing and company. Loved it!'

Linda, 56
Adelaide, SA
Discover North India February 2017

February 2017

'The India trip was fantastic. We saw the best of Northern India in good company and with a very knowledgeable guide and a driver that made us all laugh. India can be confronting for some but we always felt safe and well looked after. One of the best trips I have ever taken!'

Marilyn, 62 years
Melbourne, VIC
logo_atas_proudtobe   PositiveSSL_tl_trans2.gif  

Encounter Travel
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

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.   


ABN: 23 119 642 992