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The Nature of Greece – The Immortal Landscape: Peaks, Gorges, Caves, and Coast

Price Starting at $10,495.00

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Greece, a land that has captivated mankind since the dawn of our species. From caves that Neolothic man once called home, to villages of ancient Greece, to medieval palaces towering over glittering shorelines against a backdrop of mountain peaks, discover for yourself why this place has been home to countless generations. Hike along mountain trails of Pelion & Zagori, gaze into the breathtaking depths of the Vikos Canyon, and dip your feet in the dazzling Ionian Sea, enjoying charms and scenery that have enchanted since the dawn of time.

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Board your overnight flight to Athens. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and escorted to your hotel. Enjoy free time to settle in and relax or to set out and begin exploring the city. In the morning, set out on a guided tour of Athens, where you’ll tour major sites like the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis and Parthenon with the benefit of a personal expert in tow. Wrap up your tour with a scenic walk through the Plaka, or old town, of Athens. Spend your free afternoon taking in the charming offerings of the shops, cafes, and restaurants on offer, stopping anywhere that catches your eye for local treats or a scrumptious Greek lunch. Return to the hotel in the evening to share your afternoon experiences with your fellow travelers over a welcome dinner. ST. GEORGE LYCABETTUS.

(No Meals; B, Welcome D)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email for more information and a pricing estimate.

  • Domestic air transfers (Corfu/Athens) on the main program.
  • Ferry tickets from Igoumenitsa to Corfu on the main trip, and from Hydra to Piraeus on the postextension.
  • Superior accommodations and best available throughout as indicated or similar.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned motor coach or minibus, depending on size of group.
  • Services of English-speaking cultural guide throughout the tour.
  • Expert mountain guide for hikes in Zagori region.
  • Sailing tour in Corfu.
  • Meals included: Welcome and farewell dinners, breakfast daily; all other meals as specified in the itinerary. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Truffle tasting in Kalambaka.
  • All admission fees.
  • Gratuities for baggage handling, hotel tips and taxes.
  • Complimentary passport wallet and baggage tags.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
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.