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Great Escapes: Greece – Playground of the Gods & Island Life
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Greece gave birth to democracy and saw the rise of such leaders as Agamemnon, Pericles, and Alexander the Great. Equally revered, Greek mythology gave us Zeus and Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, Heracles and Medusa. On this tour, discover the essence of Greece. From the incredible finds in Mycenae to the birthplace of Asclepius, nothing is left unexplored. Take in the natural beauty of Santorini as you gaze upon the white washed buildings along the cliffs. Swim in crystal clear water along the coast of Milos. Along the way, find extraordinary Greek hospitality, distinctive cuisine, knowledgeable guides, and world-class accommodations.
YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Ferry tickets between Santorini and Milos & Milos and Athens.
  • Ferry tickets between Milos and Sifnos & Sifnos and Athens (on the extension).
  • Domestic air transfers (Athens/Santorini).
  • All transfers by air-conditioned motor coach or minibus depending on size of group.
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • Services of English-speaking local guides during touring in the various areas; some may
    be private guides, while in Santorini and Milos it will be shared guides.
  • Meals Included: Welcome dinner, breakfast daily and a farewell dinner; all other meals
    as specified.
  • Guided Athens sightseeing walking tour including the Acropolis museum and entrance
    fees to the Acropolis.
  • Bottled water in vehicles.
  • Gratuities for baggage handling at hotels.
  • Complimentary baggage tags.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Athens. (Meals Aloft)

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Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Greece, specifically, May, June, September and October. Conditions are perfect between Greek Easter and mid-June, when the weather is pleasantly warm in most places and beaches and ancient sites are relatively uncrowded. Mid-June to the end of August is high season and is very hot – the beaches are crowded and the ancient sites are swarming with tour groups. Conditions are once again ideal in September until the end of October. November to February are the wettest months and it can get surprisingly cold. Snow is common on the mainland and in the mountains, and it occasionally snows in Athens. But there are also plenty of sunny days and it is quiet during this time of year. Our nature of Greece program is only best between May and October.