-Discover Ancient Athens
-Cycladic Island Villages
-Greek Cooking Class
-Sunset Kayak in Santorini
-Coastal Horseback ride
-Black, Red, & White Beaches
Join us for an active exploration of Greece, from Athens to the beautiful Greek islands.
Discover the Cycladic Islands’ quaint fishing villages lined with rocky cliffs, crystal clear water, and white sand beaches.
Travel off the beaten path to the country’s best-kept secrets by horse, kayak, and on foot. Feast on mouth-watering cuisine in taverns and in a local cooking class. Experience pristine landscapes, archaeological ruins, vibrant culture, and traditional blue-and-white stucco homes overlooking the sea.
Athens International Airport (ATH)
Plan to arrive before 4:00 pm on Day 1
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation
Plan to depart any time on Day 9.
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation back to the airport or can choose to extend their stay.
Note: 2020 trips end in Athens (Day 9).
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Arrive at Athens International Airport and take included transportation to our hotel located in the heart of Athens.
After settling in, take a walk around the heart of the ancient Greek capital. Discover history around every corner and marvel at structures that are thousands of years old.
Join your new friends for our first dinner together at a traditional Greek tavern. Enjoy a classic Greek salad, fresh seafood, or some delicious stuffed tomatoes before resting at your hotel overlooking the Acropolis.
Join fellow travelers and your Under30Experiences Trip Leader for your first breakfast in the historic city of Athens.
Take a guided walking tour through the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Adrian’s gate, and the Panathinaikos Stadium.
Experience the greatness of the Acropolis firsthand while learning about the ancient Greeks from a local guide.
Enjoy some free time to visit the Acropolis Museum, explore the historic Plaka neighborhood, and roam through Athens’ historic streets before a savory Greek dinner.
Take the ferry to our first stop on this Greek island adventure: the marvelous island of Paros.
Upon arrival, visit some of the best beaches the Greek Islands have to offer. Participate in optional watersports or lounge on the golden sand beaches and soak in the good vibes.
Catch the sunset from the picture-perfect village of Naoussa and explore the hidden alleyways and whitewashed streets with your Trip Leader. You’ll have dinner at a traditional Greek seafood restaurant.
Wake up before the sun to enjoy one of the most unique experiences of your trip. Go horseback riding along the coast and get to swim with your horse while watching the sunrise on a local beach.
The rest of the day will be free for you to explore more of Naoussa, create your own adventure, or lounge on nearby beaches.
For dinner, enjoy a Greek cooking class with a local chef. Learn traditional cooking methods and recipes from the island while we prepare our meal as a group.
This morning, we’ll head to the port village of Parikia to explore the town before taking the ferry to neighboring Naxos.
Upon arrival to our second Greek island, we’ll head to one of the best beaches in Naxos. You can try windsurfing, kitesurfing, or simply opt to soak in the beautiful views.
After our beach day, we’ll head to the iconic Temple of Apollo to experience a stunning Greek island sunset.
Later, you’ll have time to wander through the old town or have your Trip Leader guide you through the cobblestone streets.
Today enjoy a hike through Naxos Island’s famous mountain towns. Starting from the larger than life Kouros Statues, our hike will take us to the picturesque mountain village of Ano Potamia, Apano Kastro, and end in the charming little village of Halki.
Go back in time as you explore the village’s colorful alleys, Byzantine architecture, and local shops.
Don’t forget to visit the local distillery and try the island’s famous liquor called Kitron.
After breakfast, enjoy a stroll through the picturesque port of Naxos.
Travel by boat to our next enchanting island of the Cyclades, Santorini. The breathtaking vantage point will give you an idea of this volcanic island’s spectacular beauty.
Go for a guided hike around Santorini’s volcanic crater. Take in the stunning views of the volcano, crater, and surrounding islands during the hike to Oia. Marvel at the picturesque cliffside homes and the sea surrounding our new island.
Today is yours to explore Santorini as you’d like! We suggest visiting the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, enjoying a morning sail around the island, visiting the Nea Kameni volcano & hot springs, or visiting a local winery.
In the evening we’ll regroup and travel to the south end of the island to enjoy a special kayaking experience that will allow us to visit Santorini’s red, white, and black beaches.
Enjoy a spectacular Santorini sunset from your kayak.
On the final day of our adventure, wake-up early to soak in the last morning in Greece together.
Say goodbye to your new friends and depart at any time of the day with instructions from your Trip Leader on how to take taxis, buses, or local transportation to the airport.
Ask your Trip Leaders for suggestions if you choose to spend more time in Santorini.
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Note: 2020 trips end in Athens (Day 9).
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