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Greece

Day 1

Welcome to Greece!

Afternoon/Evening
  • Arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH) by 4:00 pm and take included transportation to your hotel in the heart of Athens.
  • After settling in, take an orientation walk around the neighborhood and get to know your new friends. 
  • Enjoy your first dinner as a group at a traditional Greek tavern sampling some of the best cuisine in the world.

Day 2

Athens Immersion

Morning
  • Enjoy your first Greek breakfast in the heart of Athens with your fellow travelers.
  • Meet with your professional Athens guide and partake in a walking tour where you’ll visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Adrian’s gate, the Panathinaiko Stadium, & more!

Afternoon

  • After discovering the most important historical sights of this ancient city, refuel with some lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant.
  • Enjoy some free time to visit the Acropolis Museum, explore the historic Plaka neighborhood, and roam Athens’ famous streets.

Evening:

  • Enjoy another authentic dinner at a Greek tavern. 
  • After dinner, grab a drink at a local bar or rest up before tomorrow’s early morning adventure.

Day 3

Welcome to the Greek Islands!

Morning
  • Have an early breakfast at your hotel.
  • Take included transportation to the port of Athens to catch our ferry to the Cycladic Islands!
  • Travel by ferry, like the locals, to Paros, the first stop on our Greek island adventure! (~4-hour ferry ride)
Afternoon
  • Take included ground transportation to our hotel located minutes away from the beautiful center of Naoussa. 
  • After enjoying a traditional Greek lunch, we’ll head to one of the best beaches on the island.
  • Relax on the beach or partake in several optional activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand up paddle boarding.
Evening
  • Return to your hotel and take a trip into Naoussa. 
  • Naoussa is one of the most picturesque villages that Greece’s Cycladic islands have to offer. 
  • Get lost in the whitewashed alleyways and enjoy a picture-perfect sunset.
  • Grab dinner at a fisherman’s tavern tucked among the beautiful Greek island villas.

Day 4

Sunrise Horseback & Greek Cooking Class

Morning
  • Wake up before the sun rises and take included transportation to a local horseback riding activity. 
  • Depart on a 2.5-hour horseback ride along Paros’ coastline. 
  • Arrive at the beach in time to catch the sunrise and swim with the horses.
  • Return to your hotel for a late breakfast and an optional nap after an epic start to your day.
Afternoon
  • The rest of the morning and afternoon is yours to create your own adventure. 
  • We recommend taking a stroll through Naoussa, enjoying one of the nearby beaches, and trying more of the local cuisine. Be sure to try moussaka, souvlaki, gyros, and baklava.
Evening
  • We’ll meet at the hotel to drive to our private Greek cooking class. 
  • Learn how to cook some traditional delicacies like salads, grilled meats, and fresh seafood. As class comes to an end, enjoy the dinner we’ve prepared as a group.

Day 5

Experience Naxos

Morning
  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take a quick shuttle to Parikia. 
  • You’ll have some time to explore the town of Parikia and visit the famous Byzantine Church of Ekantotapiliani. 
  • Afterward, we’ll take the ferry from Paros to our second Cycladic Island--Naxos. (~ 1-hour ferry) 
Afternoon
  • Arrive in Naxos and take included transportation to your hotel. 
  • Drop off your bags and head to lunch along one of the best beaches on the island. 
  • Enjoy some time to lounge on the beach or try your hand at windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, or kitesurfing. 
Evening
  • Walk over to Apollo’s Temple, Naxos’ most iconic monument. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset from the remains of this ancient ruin.
  • Savor a traditional Greek dinner at a local tavern.
  • After dinner, take a walking tour of Naxos and explore the old town by night.

Day 6

Hiking & Cultural Day in Naxos

Morning
  • Today’s hike starts after breakfast from the mountain town of Melanes.
  • Hike for approximately 3 hours through some of the most picturesque villages and sights Naxos has to offer. 
  • Pass the larger-than-life marble Kouros Statues that date back hundreds of years. 
  • Follow the path to Ano Potamia village. After a refreshing stop at a local spring, we’ll hike to Apano Kastro, or Upper Castle, to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the port of Naxos.
Afternoon
  • End your hike in the picture-perfect village of Halki.
  • Refuel with a traditional Greek lunch. 
  • After lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Valindras, a small distillery that produces Kitron, the local liquor of Naxos. 
  • Take included transportation back to our hotel in Naxos.
Evening
  • The rest of the evening is yours to explore the town, visit nearby beaches, and to have dinner at a restaurant of your choice (not included).

Day 7

Santorini Crater Hike

Morning
  • After breakfast, wander the streets of the picturesque port of Naxos.
Afternoon
  • Around midday, take a ferry to the most enchanting island of the Cyclades, Santorini. 
  • Arrive in port and take private transportation to our hotel on this spectacular volcanic island.
  • Get situated to enjoy the nearby town and beach. 
Evening
  • Depart for Fira where we’ll hike 3-hours along Santorini’s volcanic crater to Oia.
  • Take in the stunning views of the volcano, crater, and surrounding islands during the most rewarding hike of the trip. 
  • End the hike as the sun sets in Oia, Santorini’s most beautiful village.
  • Enjoy dinner in the iconic coastal town.

Day 8

Santorini Sunset Kayaking

Morning/Afternoon

  • Today, you are free to create your own adventure on Greece’s most famous island. 
  • Santorini has so much to offer, so we suggest taking full advantage of this world-famous island. 
  • Check out the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, sail around the island, hike the volcano, or visit a local winery.

Evening

  • In the evening we’ll meet at our hotel for our final activity together: sunset kayaking in Santorini.
  • During the kayaking experience, visit Santorini’s red, white, and black beaches. 
  • Paddle along the south coast of the island and catch an epic Santorini sunset from sea. 
  • After our adventure, we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner together at a traditional Greek tavern.

Day 9

Departure

Morning
  • After breakfast, take an included flight back to Athens International Airport (ATH) to catch your international connection back home. 
  • Keep in touch with your new friends at home in the Under30Experiences Community.

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