Select departures: April - October 2023 | Club Adventures:
Nestled between the waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece’s captivating history and scenic beauty make it a perfect pathway to personal discovery. Beginning in the capital of Athens, we’ll journey out to the magnificent islands — exploring crescent-shaped Santorini, the beaches of Syros, and the archaeological treasures of Naxos.
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Day 1: Athens
Kalimera! Welcome to Greece. Meet your Local Leader and fellow travelers at a welcome meeting.
Day 2: Athens
Today visit one of the most recognizable sights in Athens: The Acropolis. Our Insider Expert leads the way as we learn more about ancient Greek civilization and culture. The remainder of the day is unscripted. (B,D)
Day 3: Athens – Syros
Cruising the glistening blue waters of Greece, we ferry toward Syros — a hidden gem of the Islands where Greek tradition and western influence exist harmoniously. (B)
Day 4: Syros
We wander this morning through the fortress-like town of Ana Syros — with its cathedral dedicated to Saint George and amazing views of the Aegean Sea. Meander up the stairs to the top of the hill — passing through narrow streets with traditional whitewashed houses — before reaching breathtaking views of the island. (B)
Day 5: Syros – Naxos
We ferry this morning toward Naxos, the largest and most fertile of the Cyclades islands. Look for the famous Naxos Eye jewelry — a stone that was created by the combination of sea and sun and is now a symbol of the island. Embark on a walk with your Local Leader and visit the Temple of Apollo, known as Portara or Palatia. (B)
Day 6: Naxos
Today we journey inland and discover the beautiful mountain villages of Naxos. Stop in Chalkio for a walk through the village taking in the Byzantine architecture. Visit the local distillery which produces Kitron, a liqueur made from local citrus trees. Then it’s on to the village of Apiranthos to meet some locals and enjoy time unscripted. (B)
Day 7: Naxos – Santorini
Our last stop is the island of Santorini, known for iconic, blue-domed buildings clinging to its cliff face. Here, you can choose your own adventure: discover the hilltop ruins of Ancient Thera and its prehistoric museum or check out the restaurants and shops in the island’s capital, Thera. (B)
Day 8: Santorini
In 1500 B.C., a volcanic eruption sank the center of Santorini, forming the awe-inspiring caldera. Today, take an excursion along the crater rim or spend the day on a boat sailing the caldera. This evening, dine with friendly locals in neighborhood pubs and cafés. (B)
Day 9: Santorini
Our Grecian adventure ends today. (B)