Escape to Greece: A Dream Come True

Welcome to Athens

Day 1 : Athens 

Arrival at Athens airport. Meet with our assistance  and transfer to  your hotel.  Drop bags and depart for a walking tour of Monastiraki (Athens flea market) with our assistant. Return to the hotel by metro for check-in. Departure with our assistant  for a walk to a restaurant for our souvlaki dinner. Return to your hotel & overnight.

One Day Cruise (Poros – Hydra & Aegina islands)

Day 2 : Islands of Poros – Hydra & Aegina

Breakfast and departure towards the port for the one day cruise. Departure around 08.00 a.m. heading to the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf (Poros, Hydra & Aegina). Lunch on board. On our way back to Marina Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives at Marina Flisvos. Return at 19.30 approx. and transfer to your hotel where we will have dinner and overnight.

Delphi – Temple of Apollo, Museum & Arachova Village

Day 3 : Delphi – Arachova 

Breakfast and departure for the full day Delfi tour.  Delphi was considered the centre of the world. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer.  After visiting the sights depart for the traditional village of Arachova.  Cooking Class in Arachova & Lunch.  Return to Athens for dinner at hotel and overnight.

Athens City Tur – The Acropolis (Parthenon), Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Zeus

Day 4: Athens

Brekafast and departure with our english professional guide  for the tour of Athens.  The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens.  Afternoon Community Service Project:  Your Assistant will meet you at the designated hour to depart for  a visit to a local school to meet with some of the students and perform community service by cleaning a park. Return  to your hotel for dinner  and overnight.

Dora Stratou Theater

Day 5 : Athens

Breakfast. Meet with our assistance  and Transfer to the Acropolis area where the Dora Stratou Theatre is located.  Here you will enjoy learning some of the traditional Greek Dances. Transfer back to the hotel or to the center of Athens.  Later we will depart (around 19:00), from the hotel with our assistance and we will walk to a restaurant in Plaka for dinner.  After dinner we will take the metro back to our hotel  for overnight .

Athens – Fruit & Meat Markets & Athens Flea Market (Monastiraki)

Day 6 : Athens 

Breakfast. Meet with our assistant. Today we will explore the famous Greek markets of Athens. Visit the Fruit market, the fish & meat markets of Athens and then onto Psiri where the famous nightlife is located and stroll arounbd the narrow streets of the famous Monastiraki Flea Market.  Return to your hotel to freshen up for your last night in Athens. Meet with our assistant and walk to the restaurant. Enjoy Dinner and dancing show in Plaka. For a great night of fun, music and delicious meal.  Return to your hotel & overnight.


Day 7: Athens

Breakfast and after that meet with our assistant and head towards the airport in Athens for departure.

Authentic Crete

Traditional Cretan products from Greek Mother Nature to form a balanced nutritional model that can ensure a better quality of life and physical health. Products with unique quality and unsurpassable nutritional value, such as the olive and extra virgin oil, dairy products, honey, raki, fish, juices, water, wines, and many more. These have blended together and created a noble cuisine rich in nutritional ingredients, which can satisfy the high gustatory and nutritional needs of modern man.

Day 1: Heraklion (Crete) Arrival in Heraklion.

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Dinner in a traditional restaurant.


Heraklion – Knossos Archaeological Site & Museum, Heraklion Historical Center

Thrapsano Village & its Pottery
Day 2: Heraklion – Thrapsano – Peza Breakfast.

Departure to visit Knossos and Heraklion museum in the morning.

Afternoon visit  toThrapsano village where we will visit a traditional place where they make the famous Thrapsano pottery.

We will meet people who will explain to us how they can make so big pottery  in the ancient way.

We will depart towards village Peza  – visit Peza  cooperative Agricole production olive and wine

Return to the hotel  & dinner in a restaurant near by the hotel.


Chania Old Town Market & MAICH
Day 3: Heraklion – Chania Breakfast.

Departure to visit the Mediterranean institute at Chania (MAICH) – visit the institute and discuss the cultivations in Crete and the works they do in the institute.  We will also discuss the irrigation system for the cultivations in Crete.

Then we will visit the agora (market) in Chania where we will find all the typical Cretan products.

Visit to a a small fishing port in Chania as well before going back to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Chania.

Chania Old Town, Elafonissi – Tomatoes & Monastery Panagia Chrisoskalitissa
Day 4: Chania – Elafonisssi Breakfast.

Departure to Elafonissi and visit the glass houses with the tomatoes grown via irrigation system.

We will also visit  potatoes cultivation or vegetable cultivation; one of the two available a t the time of visit.

Free time for Swimming at the beach.

On the way to the hotel visit the famous monastery Panagia Xrysoskalitissa.

Dinner in a restaurant in the old city in Chania or by the port.

Overnight in Chania.

White Mountains Jeep Safari & Mitato (Shepherd)
Day 5: Chania Breakfast.

Departure for jeep safari at the mountains where we will visit a wine factory and we will talk about the Cretan wines

Then we will visit a goat cheese production and we will taste the famous Graviera cheese.

Later we will visit a goat farm and speak about goat farming in Crete

Lunch today is included in the package and we will have lunch in a shepherds restaurant to taste the Cretan cheese and meat.

We will return to the hotel, dinner & overnight.

Retymnon & Lake Kournas
Day 6: Rethymnon – Heraklion


We will depart to visit Rethymnon where we will alsovisit lake Kournas in Georgioupoli which is a natural lake.

Then  we will visit  also some orange groves and other fruit cultivation and later we will depart towards Heraklion.

& overnight in Heraklion.

Archanes Village, Cretan Dietary Regimen, Cretan Botans & Karterakis Tea
Day 7: Heraklion  Breakfast.

Departure to visit Archanes village where we will visit a traditinal olive oil press and we will have olive oil and olives tasting.

Then we will visit a winery, where we will taste some of the vines in the area.

Later we will visit one of the most well known chefs in Crete who also has a chef school,  and he will tell us all about the Cretan and Mediterranean dietary regimen.

Then we will visit Karterakis botanic shop where we can taste the famous Karteraki tea ,a product currently exported to the U.S.A. and all iver the world. We will speak about the Cretan botans which are very famous.

Return to the hotel, dinner & overnight.

Lasithi & Psychro Cave
Day 8: Heraklion – Lasithi – Heraklion Breakfast.

Visit the agricultural cooperative of Kritza in Lasithi.

Then we visit the Psychro Cave.

Departure towards the airport .

A Greek fortnight to remember

Summer is here, so it’s time for some fun and sunshine.

Greece: A place where the sun shines more than 250 days per year, and the tavernas, beaches, ancient sites and vineyards are open for business all year round. So pack your luggage, get ready and come have a good time with our help to the best deals, hotels, tours, food and wine!

Athens Panoramic View
Day 1: Athens Arrival in Athens.

Transfer to the hotel.  Check-in.

Welcome cocktail.


Athens City Tour, the New Acropolis Museum & Mount Lycabettus
Day 2: Athens Breakfast.

Athens City tour visiting the Acropolis, The Partenon, the new Acropolis Museum among others.

Visit the posh area of Kolonaki in central Athens.

Walk  towars the Lycabettus Funicular for a visit of Mt. Lycabettus.


Corinth Canal, Mycenae – Acropolis & its LionGate – Epidaurus – Ancient Theater, Nafplion & Tolo
Day 3: Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Tolo Breakfast.

Excursion to the beautiful land of Argolida.  We will cross the Corinth canal.

Visit a factory of virgin olive oil.

Visit Mycenae, the Mycenean Acropolis & its LionGate.

We will continue our tour towards Epidaurus & its famous for its acoustics, ancient theater.

Then we will visit the picturesque Nafplion as we will go to Tolo, a village by the sea.


Sparta – Monemvasia Castle (Mystras) – Nafplion
Day 4: Tolo – Nafplion – Sparta – Olympia Breakfast.

Tour to Sparta passing by the picturesque city of Nafplion.

We will continue out tour towards Mystras, its Byzantine monasteries & its medieval castle.

We will move towards the ancient city of Olympia, home of the Ancient Olympic Games.


Olympia – Archaeological Site & Museum, Patras – St. Andrew Church & Castle
Day 5: Olympia – Patras Breakfast.

Visit Ancient Olympia, the ancient stadium & the Museum.

We will move towards Patras.


Rion Antirrion Bridge, Parga & Corfu
Day 6: Patras – Igoumenitsa – Corfu Breakfast.

We will cross the spectacular bridge of Rion – Antirion towards Central Greece.

We will move towards Igoumenitsa via the coastal road through the pretty seaside resort of Parga.

We will cross from Igoumenitsa to Corfu by ferry.

Overnight in Corfu.

Corfu – Pontikonisi (View from Kanoni), Liston Plaza, Old Fortress (Old Corfu Town), Palace of St. Michael & St. George
Day 7: Corfu Breakfast.

Tour to Kanoni area, which offers a panoramic view of the beautiful island of Corfu.  During your walk in the historical center of the city, you will pass in front of the old fortress, Saint Michael & Saint George Palace, Liston plaza, the city hall and the church of St. Spyridon.

Free time to enjoy the beautiful city.


Meteora – Monasteries & Kalambaka
Day 8: Corfu – Kalambaka (Meteora) Breakfast.

Crossing from Corfu to Igoumenitsa by ferry, to continue towards the region of Thessaly, where we will visit the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora.

We will continue to Kalambaka.


Delphi – The Temple of Apollo, The Stadium, Delphi Museum, The Ancient Theater
Day 9: Kalambaka – Delphi Breakfast.

Depart towards Central Greece in order to discover Delphi.

Visit the Archaeological site, the theater, the Temple of Apollo and Castalia Fountain.

Visit to the Museum in Delphi.


Day 10: Delphi – Athens (Piraeus) – Santorini  Breakfast.

Departure towards Athens and in particular, the port of Piraeus, where we will board our ship to the island of Santorini.

Transfer and check-in at the hotel in Santorini.

Free afternoon.


Santorini – Fira, Akrotiri Excavations, Oia, Pyrgos
 Day 11: Santorini Breakfast.

Today we will visit the spectacular island of Santorini with its magnificent view.

Visit to Akrotiri archaeological site, the village of Pyrgos and the village of Oia.

Wine tasting.


 Day 12: Santorini – Mykonos Breakfast.

Free Morning.

Transfer to Mykonos by ferry. Hotel check-in.

Stroll around the narrfow streets of the island, enjoy the breeze and cosmopolitan life of the island. 

End your day enjoying a spectacular sunset over the Aegean sea.

Free night.


Mykonos – Little Venice
 Day 13: Mykonos Breakfast.

Free day to admire the beauty of the Cycladic island.  Its white houses with blue shutters & sunny terraces & its beaches with fine sand.

Enjoy the swimming pool at your hotel or practice any nautical sports offered at the nearby beach.

Free night.


 Day 14: Mykonos – Athens Breakfast.

Free Morning.

Transfer to the port of Mykonos to catch the ferry towards the port of Piraeus (Athens).

Arrival in Athens and transfer to the hotel in Athens.  Check-in.

Free afternoon.

At mnight farewell dinner in a traditional Greek tavern in the area of the old city of Athens, Plaka.


Athens International Airport
 Day 15: Athens  Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport in Athens for departure.

Crete at its best

Map of Crete

The Cretan Diet is famous, and some say miraculous! It is the original Mediterranean diet  Culture, history and geography have helped create a combination of foods and lifestyle which provides a unique diet that is highly nutritious, prolonging life and helping to prevent many of the modern diseases that shorten the lives of millions of people every year in the West.

Day 1: Heraklion (Crete) Arrival at Heraklion.  Transfer by bus to our hotel. Check in at the hotel. Dinner & Overnight
Knossos Palace

Crete – Trapsano Village – Pottery
Day 2: Heraklion- MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania) Breakfast.  Today we will visit Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. The town of Heraklion is the largest urban centre of Crete, the capital of the region of Crete and the economic centre of the island. Since the Minoan period the town of Heraklion became the host of varied cultures and civilizations whose indelible marks are visible in the form of fountains, castles, walls, palaces and other monuments.

Later we will visit the spectacular Palace of Knossos. Knossos Palace which is the most visited place of Crete and the birtplace of minoan civilization. It contains the largest of the Minoan palaces that has been partially restored. Excavated in the early 20th century by the great English archaiologist Arthur Evans.   The ruins and rebuilt parts belong to the last and largest Minoan Palace, the labyrinth of Knossos. Built 3700 years ago, is over 1000 pieces. This palace was even a health system and was decorated with impressive murals. The throne of King Minos is still intact.

Visit to Thrapsano Village, the pottery village of Crete.

Transfer to MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania) & Overnight there.

MAICH & Omalos Pond
Day 3: MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania) Breakfast.  Visit of the Botanical gardens in MAICH.

Video Presentation of the ponds in OMALOS.

Presentationof the actions done to preserve the ponds.

Visit of the Green Houses

Lunch in MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania)

Visit Omalos in the afternoon with a person from MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania).

Overnight at MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania)

Elafonissi Cooperative (Tomatoes) & World’s Oldest Tree
Day 4: MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania) – Elafonissi


Visit to the Agricultural Cooperative of Elafonissi created in 2002.  It invloves about 20 producers, tomato production under a greenhouse. Visit their premises & the greenhouse crops.  Discuss about Water resources management in the Island of Crete.

Lunch in a tavern in a village in Elafonissi.  Visit the oldest Olive Tree in the world and in the afternoon return to MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania).

Overnight in MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania).

Chania Botanical Garden
Day 5: TEI (Public Technological Educational Institution) – MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania)


In the morning a half day tour of the TEI (Public Technological Educational Institution).

In the afternoon visit the Botanical Garden in Chania with a person from MAICH to speak about the flora.

Overnight in MAICH (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania).

Retymnon & Lake Kournas

Orange Groves
Day 6: Rethymnon


Visit Rethymnon.

The Prefecture of Rethymno is the heart of the island of Crete and one of the most beautiful places in Greece. It is built between the modern day capital of the island, Heraklion, and the ancient capital of Chania.  Rethymnon is the third largest city of the island and is a fascinating combination of old and new: In the old quarter, evidence of Rethymnon’s Venetian and Ottoman past is all around one.  The visitor may spend many happy hours meandering through the narrow maze of streets that seem a world apart from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.  On the other hand, the new town provides resident and visitor alike with all the amenities and facilities one could wish for in the 21st century.
Rethymno and its villages are live postcards, which are pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre.

Travel towards the natural Lake Kournas in Georgioupolis.  Discussion about irrigation.

Visit the orange & citrus groves as well as the vegetable crops in this irrigated zone.

NAGREF, Archanes Village & Cretan Dietary Regimen
Day 7: NAGREF ( Institute of olive tree, subtropical plants and viticulture) – Heraklion Breakfast.

Half day with NAGREF ( Institute of olive tree, subtropical plants and viticulture)  in Heraklion.

Travel towards Archanes.

Visit a Cooperative of Olive & wine.

Visit a traditional olive mill.

Lunch in a restaurant.

Vist of the local cooking school

Meeting with a teacher to talk about the Cretan dietary regimen.

Overnight next to the Beach

Day 8: Heraklion  Breakfast

In the morning relaxation on the beach.

Lunch in a restaurant.

In the afternoon transfer to the airport in Heraklion for departure.

Grand Tour of Greece: Seeking the routes of Europe


The temperate climate; the deep and cool sea waters; the mountains; the lush vegetation; the cultural heritage; and the cheerfulness of the inhabitants, make the Ionian Islands the ideal place for a holiday as well as rest and relaxation. 
What is more, the traits of the Ionian Islands are perfectly combined with a flawless tourism infrastructure, excellent hotel accommodations, restaurants, diving centers, sea sports, cultural events, and a multitude of sights, historic monuments and museums worth visiting. 

White Tower

Day 1: Thessaloniki

  • Arrival at Thessaloniki.  Transfer to the Hotel & Overnight




Thessaloniki – White Tower, Totunda, Gallerius Arch, St. Demetrios, Archaeological Museum

Day 2: Thessaloniki

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Rotunda, Agios Panteleimon, Arch of Galerius, Hagia Sofia, Panagia Acheiropoietos, The Agora, St. Demetrius Church (patron of Thessaloniki)
  • Visit the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Dinner and visit to Ladadika




Pella & Vergina, Archaeological Sites & Museums & Kastoria

Day 3: Pella – Vergina – Kastoria

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for a visit to Pella and Vergina (Archaeological sites & Museums)
  • Continue the trip towards Kastoria where we will arrive a little late
  • Overnight in Kastoria


Lake Prespa & Agios AChileios Church (Ruins)

Day 4: Lake Prespa – Kastoria

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Lake Prespa & enjoy a boat ride
  • Visit the little churches as well as the Kelia(cells) of the monks
  • Visit the island of Lake Prespa and taste if you wish the famous cheese pie at Agios Achileios café  and walk around the Prespa to the church of Agios Achilios which is in ruins nowdays
  • Return to Kastoria & overnight


Kastoria – Monastery of Mavriotissa, Cave of the Dragon & Ioannina – Lake Pamvotis


Day 5:   Kastoria – Ioannina

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Monastery of Mauriotissa
  • Visit the Cave of Dragon
  • Transfer to Ioannina for a guided sightseeing including Lake Pamvotis
  • Overnight at Ioannina




Zagori Villages

Day 6: Zagori – Ioannina

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Sightseeing of the Zagori Village
  • Overnight at Ioannina




Ioannina – Cave of perama & Lefkada & Agios Nikitas Beach


Day 7: Lefkada island

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Lefkada via Perama & Agios Nikitas
  • Visit the Cave of Perama
  • Free time at the Beach in AgiosNikitas
  • Overnight in Vassiliki





Lefkada – Nidri & Meganissi

Day 8: Lefkada

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Nidri  & then take the boat to Meganissi and go there for swimming
  • Overnight in Vassiliki



Kefalonia & Fiscardo

Day 9: Lefkada – Kefalonia

  •  Breakfast
  • Ferry from Vassiliki to Kefalonia (Fiscardo), a very beautiful and picturesque village
  • Overnight in Kefalonia




Kefalonia – Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, The Castle of St. George, Mazakarata Mycenean Cemetery & the Vaulted Tomb of Tzanata

Day 10: Kefalonia

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos and on the way you will visit the following : The Castle of St. George, Mazakarata Mycenean Cemetery and the vaulted tomb of Tzanata
  • Later visit the Cave of Melissani and get a boat  ride there
  • Overnight in Kefalonia





Day 11: Zakynthos

  • Breakfast
  • Ferry from Kefalonia to Zakynthos
  • Free Day in Zakynthos
  • Overnight




Olympia – Archaeological Site & Museum, Kalavryta

Day 12: Zakynthos – Kalavryta

  • Breakfast
  • Board a Ferry to Kyllini & Transfer to Olympia
  • Guided Sightseeing of Olympia & Visit the Archaeological Site & Museum
  • Transfer to Kalavryta
  • Overnight in Kalavryta




Kalavryta & Nafplion

Day 13: Kalavryta – Nafplion

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Sightseeing of Kalavryta
  • Visit the Monastery of Agia Lavra
  • Transfer to Nafplion
  • Overnight in Nafplion




Epidaurus – Mycenae – Naplion

Day  14: Epidaurus – Mycenae – Nafplion

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Excursion to Epidaurus & its famous Ancient Theater & Mycenae
  • Overninght in Nafplion



Nemea & Ancient Corinth – Archaeological Sites & Museums, Corinth Canal & Athens

Day 15|: Nafplion – Nemea – Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Nemea – Archaeological Site & Museum.  Meeting with an archaeologist who has dedicated his life in excavating Nemea
  • Then visit Ancient Corinth and stop by the CorinthCanal
  • Transfer to Athens
  • Overnight in Athens





Athens Complete City tour & National Archaeological Museum

Day 16: Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Sightseeing of Athens including the Acropolis (The Parthenon) N& the new Acropolis Museum
  • In the afternoon visit the Cycladic Art Museum or the National Archeological Museum
  • Overnight in Athens





Athens airport

Day 17 : Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport for Departure

The Aegean Sea in Vivid Colors

Aegean Sea

It was said to have been named after Aegeus, the father of Theseus, who drowned himself in the sea when he thought his son had died.

The Venetians, who ruled many Greek islands in the High and Late Middle Ages, popularized the name Archipelago (Greek for “main sea” or “chief sea”), a name that held on in many European countries until the early modern period.



Day 1: Santorini (Arrival)

  • Arrival in santorini and meeting with the tour director.  Hotel check in.
  • Afternoon Welcome Drink at the hotel
  • Welcome Dinner over the beautiful Santorini Sunset



Santorini – Volcano & Nea Kammeini Crater, Fira

Day 2: Santorini (Volcano, Thira)

  • Breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to the Port for the Volcano Caldera Cruise
  • Let’s Paint Santorini From The Side Of The Sea – See The Volcano Which Is Still Active And Walk On The Volcano Where You Can Exercise You Painting Skills
  • Free Afternoon To Enjoy The City Of Thira
  • Cooking Class
  • Dinner In Thira In A Typical Local Taverna




Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Caldera

Day 3 : Santorini (Akrotiri)

  • Breakfast At The Hotel And Morning Tour Of The Island With A Visit  To Acrotiri Excavations
  • Stop At The Edge Of The Volcano Caldera To Paint While Overlooking The Immense Blue Of The Aegean Sea And The Black Soil Of The Volcanic Island Of Nea Kammeni
  • Dinner At A Restaurant



Santorini – Kastro & Wine Tasting

Day 4 : Santorini (Kastro)

  • Breakfast At The Hotel And Transfer To Paint At The Village Kastro, Medieval Village At The Top Of A Hill Which Looks Like A Castle.
  • Wine Tasting
  • Back To The Hotel And Dinner At A Restaurant





Santorini – Oia & its Sunset, Products os Santorini, The famous Donkeys of Santorini

Day 5: Santorini (Oia)

  • Breakfast At The Hotel And Free Morning To Stroll Around.
  • Afternoon Transfer To Oia Village To Paint The Beautiful And Unique Sunset Of Santorini, Admiring In The Back The Sea And The Black Volcanic Rocks
  • Dinner At A Restaurant In Oia





Santorini – Red Beach & Cable Car from the Port to Fira

Day 6: Santorini (Red Beach)

  • Breakfast At The Hotel And Transfer To The Red Beach. The Deep Red Color Of The Send, The White Wawes And The Blue Sea Is Waiting For You.
  • Farewell Dinner In The City Before Going Back To The Hotel







Day 7: Santorini (Departure)

  • Breakfast At The Hotel And Transfer To The Airport for the departure

From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

Athens Gourmet Restaurant

Day 1: Athens

  • Arrival at Athens airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Dinner Tasting at gourmet restaurant
  • Overnight at hotel


Partnenon, Acropolis Museum, Hammam Baths & Restaurant with Acropolis View

Day 2: Athens

  • Athens sightseeing with visit of the Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum
  • Lunch in Plaka offered by our company
  • Afternoon transfer to a Hammam in Athens
  • Return to the hotel
  • Welcome dinner overfacing the Acropolis and the Parthenon at the hotel’s awarded with Michelen star roof top restaurant
Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth & its Museum & Memea Wine Tasting

Day 3: Corinth – Nemea

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure for the classic tour arrival at Corinth canal
  • Short stop for photographs and departure to ancient Corinth
  • Visit the archeological site and the museum
  • Arrival at Nemea wine tasting and lunch at the winery
  • Free  dinner overnight at the hotel in Nafplion center
Mycenae – Tomb of Atreius & Museum, Epidaurus – Ancient Theater & Museum, Nafplion

Day 4: Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

  • Buffet breakfastin the hotel and departure to visit Mycenae site museum and the tomb of Atreus father of Agamemnon
  • Continue to Epidaurus, visit the theatre and the museum
  • Return to Nafplio
  • Afternoon free to stroll around in the neoclassical city
  • Free dinner in Nafplio overnight at the hotel in Nafplion
Monnastery of Loukou, Sparta Museum, The Statue of Leonidas in Sparta & Monemvasia Castle

Day 5: Nafplion – Sparta – Monemvasia

  • Departure from Nafplion to the 10th century Monastery of Loukou
  • 45 minutes visit of the monastery with treats by the nuns loukoumi and coffee
  • Departure to visit Sparta and its museum
  • Arrival in Sparta visit the statue of Leonidas and the museum of Sparta and lunch on your own in Sparta
  • Departure to Monemvasia arrival after 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Dinner overnight at Monemvassia hotel inside the ancient walls of Monemvassia  
Elafonissos, Monemvasia

Day 6: Neapolis – Elafonissos – Monemvasia

  • Visit Elafonissos for swimming
  • Lunch and return to  Monemvassia afternoon
  • Tour of the city up to the church of Agia Sofia on the top of the castle
  • Dinner on your own with the wonderful sunset view on the castle, in the old byzantine town of monembassia
  • Overnight at the hotel
Ancient Messini – Archaeological Site & Museum, St. Theodore in Vasta

Day 7: Ancient Messini – Olympia

  • Buffet breakfast and departure to  Ancient Messini from Monemvassia  (160 klm)
  • Arrival in Ancient Messini visit the site and the museum
  • Lunch in Ancient Messini in a traditional restaurant on your own
  • Departure to Olympia on the way short stop to Agia Theodora church in Vasta village  where 16 big trees are standing on the roof of the little church and this is a miracle of architecture and nature
  • Arrival at Olympia at 16:00, free time to rest
  • Dinner overnight at the hotel
Olympia Archaeological Site & Museum, Arachova

Day 8: Olympia – Delphi – Arachova

  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • Visit of the Olympia site and museum
  • Departure to Delphi
  •  Arrival in Delphi and in Arachova hotel
  • Dinner on your own in Arahova
Delphi – Temple of Apollo, Museum & Arachova Village

Day 9: Delphi – Arachova 

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Cooking lessons
  • Visit Delphi site and the museum
  • Return to Arachova
  • Lunch and free time to stroll round the village
  • Dinner on your own in Arachova

Day 10: Meteora 

  • Breakfast in the hotel and
  • Departure to visit Meteora. Arrival in meteora after 3 hrs drive approx.
  • Visit Dimos Arc with the ancient greek species of animals and traditional bbq lunch in a tavern by the ranch. Mr Dimos has a farm with the most rare spices of greek animals that he saved and there we can see the famous cows of Katerini that are the same as the bulls and cows form the period of King Minos in Crete ,the mini horses from Skyros ,the small goats from Sporades and Skopelos island ,the black pigs of Ancient Greece  the horses from Thessaly as the horse of Alexander the Great Voucefalas etc .After the visit we will have lunch and will depart visit the monasteries
  • Dinner overnight at the hotel in Meteora
Vergina – Tomb of Philip II & Museum, Thessaloniki – White Tower

Day 11: Vergina – Thessaloniki

  • Departure to Thessaloniki on the way we stop for the visit at Vergina royal tombs visit the tomb of Philip the father of Alexander the Great and the tomb of Alexanders son  with Queen Roxane
  • Lunch on your own in near by restaurant and departure to Thessaloniki (40 minutes drive)
  • Arrival in Thessaloniki, orientation tour from the upper city and the castles
  • Arrival at the hotel inThessaloniki
Pella – Archaeological Site & Museum, Aristotle School, Thessaloniki – White Tower, Rotunda, Ladadika

Day 12: Pella – Thessaloniki

  • Breakfast buffet in hotel and departure to visit Pella the ancient city of Alexander the Great and its museum (1 hour drive from Thessaloniki)
  • Visit Miesa, Aristotle’s school where Alexander and his companions studied and then we will visit Lefkadia the Macedonian noble tombs. They will open them for us to visit them!
  • Return to Thessaloniki for the rest of the tour visit Rotonda Galerius tomb today the church of Saint George and the church of Agia Sofia copy of Agia Sofia in Konstantinople as Thessaloniki was considered as a second Costaninople of the period. WALKING TOUR in the center and return to the hotel
  • Free time during tour for lunch
  • Farewell dinner at a typical restsaurant in Ladadika area the old part of Thessaloniki with food tasting with plates from all over Greece –wine tasting in the restaurant with taste of three different wines of the region
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 13: Thessaloniki


  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel and free time till the transfers to the airport for departure

Greek Spirit – Living in Greek Style

Experience first-hand Greek culture and the Greek way of life through a magical program that will help you understand the Greek Spirit!

Day 1: Athens

Ancient ruins of Delphi
  • Arrival in Athens, meet your onsite program coordinator (OPC) at the airport and transfer to Delphi (~2.5 hr drive) for check-in and orientation; accommodations at a Beach Hotel
  • Evening: Welcome dinner
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Transportation: Airport to accommodations (one group transfer via private coach); accommodations to dinner (walking)


Delphi – The Apollo Oracle, Apollo and Artemis Chryselephantine (gold and ivory) statues

Day 2: Delphi

  • Morning: Visit Delphi archeological site and museum
  • Afternoon: Local neighborhood tour by OPC (nearest ATM, grocery, pharmacy, etc), followed by free time to explore the small city of Itea
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach and walking)


Day3:  Delphi – Itea

  • Day: Visit elementary school in Itea, including meetings with the principal and an English-speaking teacher to talk about the elementary school system of Greece, and in particular the challenges faced during the recent economic crisis
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking)



Day 4: Delphi – Itea

  • Day: Visit Itea High School to observe a class session, interact with the students (including the opportunity for some beach volleyball!), and walking tour of the school
  • Evening: Group buffet dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking)


Day 5: Delphi

Delphi – Tholos – Gymnasium
  • Day: Guided walking tour from Itea to Delphi via the ancient path that passes Tholos and the gymnasium where ancient Greek athletes trained for the Olympic games. Your guide will also point out medicinal plants and other fun facts about the native flora
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visit (walking tour, return to Itea via public bus)



Day 6: Delphi

  • Morning: Volleyball tournament with Itea High School students – join in or just relax on the sand and cheer on the competitors!
  • Afternoon: Group lunch near the water, followed by free afternoon to enjoy the beach
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking)

Day 7: Delphi _ Olympia

Olympia Archaeological Site & Museum
  • Day: Depart Itea via private bus to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games. Spend the day visiting ancient Olympia archeological site as well as the museum of Olympia. The journey will take us along the scenic coastal road from Delphi to Olympia, crossing over the Millennium Bridge, a feat of engineering built for the 2004 Olympic games
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


Olive Grove in Amfissa

Day 8: Delphi – Amfissa

  • Morning: Olive oil tasting in the Valley of Amfissa – taste one of the most prominent local products and learn about the process of turning olives into delicious olive oil!
  • Afternoon: Visit the Center of KPE of Amfissa where traditional Greek agricultural cultivation methods are taught – many children from nearby villages come here to learn the local trade
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


Mt. Parnassus

Day 9: Delphi

  • Day: Day trip to Mt. Parnassus – walk through the forest to visit a mountain village, packed lunch included. Return to the hotel and enjoy some free time at the beach
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)



Day 10: Delphi

  • Morning: Organized soccer game between guests students and local high school students at the stadium of Amfissa
  • Afternoon: Seaside games and swimming at the beach
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


Day 11: Delphi

Itea Panoramic View
  • Day: Final day in Delphi (Itea) – free day to rest, explore the city, relax with new Greek friends by the shore
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: None


Day 12: Delphi – Athens

Arachova Village & Monastery of Osios Lucas
  • Day: Depart for Athens, stopping at Arachova (a famous mountain village) along the way where you’ll eat at a traditional restaurant and sample some local, homemade specialties. After lunch, stop at the Monastrey of Osios Lucas to learn a little bit about Greece’s Byzantine history before making your way to Athens and checking into your new accommodations, at a central Hotel
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


Day 13: Athens

Athens Tour (The Acropolis, The Parliament, Plaka, Panathenaic Stadium etc.)
  • Day: City tour of Athens, including the Acropolis and Pantheon, as well as the New Acropolis Museum. Walk through Plaka (the old city), with free time for lunch and some souvenir shopping. Return to the hotel late afternoon.
  • Evening: Group dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking and public transit)


One Day Cruise (Poros – Hydra & Aegina islands)

Day 14: Athens

  • Day: After breakfast, transfer to the port for a day cruise around the three islands of the Sardonic Gulf – Hydra, Poros and Aegina – enjoy an onboard lunch buffet and exploring the islands. Return to the hotel early evening.
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach and boat)


Day 15: Athens – Mycenae – Epidauros

Corinth Canal, Epidaurus & MYcenae
  • Day:  Day trip to Mycanae and Epidauros, with a stop at the Corinth Canal
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


SOS Children’s Village

Day 16: Athens

  • Day: Visit to the SOS Children’s Village. More than just an orphanage, this international organization helps care for and educate “unwanted” children to be the change their communities need. Listen to a guest talk by some staff members to learn about the different services this organization provides, including early education, vocational training and creativity workshops
  • Evening: Group dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking and public transit)


Day 17: Athens – Marathon – Sounion

Cape Sounion & Marathon – Tomb for the Athenian Soldiers & Museum
  • Morning: Visit the Marathon Museum and tombs of Athenian soldiers, along with an ancient battlefield, with a professional guide
  • Afternoon: Visit Cape Sounion
  • Evening: Dinner at the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


YaBanaki (Varkiza) Beach

Day 18: Athens – Varkiza

  • Day: After breakfast, head to the YaBanaki (Varkiza) Beach, where you can enjoy live music and swimming before returning to Athens mid-afternoon
  • Evening: Farewell dinner with traditional Greek show and dances
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach)


Athens International Airport

Day 19: Athens

  • Day:  Transfer to Athens airport for return flight home
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Accommodations to airport (one group transfer via private coach)


Seeking Mother Earth

Women in Religion: Religion was the one area of public life in which women could participate freely. Women’s religious activities, including responsibility for mourning at funerals and involvement in female and mixed-sex cult activity, were an indispensable part of Athenian society. Both Athenian and non-Athenian women participated in public religious activities.

Mother Earth Figures in Ancient Times

Week 1: Crete

Map of Crete
Crete – Heraklion – Port

Day 1: Heraklion

  • Arrival & Orientation.  Meet & Greet. Free time to stroll around the capital of Crete
  • Welcome Dinner in the evening
  • Evening Lecture & Discussion at the Beach in preparation for our excursion to Knossos the following day
Knossos Palace

Day 2: Heraklion – Knossos

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Knossos 
  • Lunch in Knossos or Heraklion
  • Heraklion Museum
  • Evening Lecture & Discussion at the Beach after dinner
Anogia & Ideon Cave

Day 3: Rethymnon – Anogia

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Anogia, visit the Ideon Cave and a monastery nearby.
  • Enjoy the day and nightlife of the village and live Cretan music, all within walking distance; besides, the weather will still be cool enough to enjoy the mountain community.
Paliani Convent, Agia Triada & The Holy Myrtle

Day 4: Heraklion

  • Breakfast
  • Leave Anogia in the morning and head to Paliani Convent to visit the Sacred Tree, in Venerato, then drive to the Archeological Site of Hagia Triada at Tympaki, and then to the beach early in the evening.
  • Overnight at Anogia
Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum, Agia Triada & Aphrodite’s Temple

Day 5: Heraklion – Agios Nikolaos

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the Temple of AphroditeAgios Nikolaos Museum, Church of Panagia Kera Kritsa
  • End the day at the Beach
  • Overnight at Agios Nikolaos Hotel
Tzermiado Village & Trapeza Cave

Day 6: Agios Nikolaos

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to Tzermiado Village & Trapeza Cave
  • Free time to enjoy our last day on the island of Crete
  • Evening Lecture & Discussion at the Beach, after dinner
  • Overnight in Tzermiado Village

Week 2: The Peloponnese

Map of the Peloponnese
Nemea, Corinth Canal & Nauplion

Days 7 & 8: Heraklion – Piraeus – Corinth Canal – Nemea – Nafplion

  • Boat trip from Crete (Heraklion) to Piraeus (Athens), arriving at 06:00 a.m approx.
  • Transfer by bus from Piraeus port to Corinth Canal for a short stop to admire the canal
  • Depart towards Nemea, visit the archaeological site there
  • Transfer to Nafplion
  • Free afternoon  to explore the wonderful city of Nafplion
  • Hotel check-in
  • Overnight in Nafplion
Nafplion Archaeological Museum & The Treasury of Atrius in Mycenae

Day 9: Nafplion – Mycenae

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Mycenae, the Acropolis, Treasury of Atrius, and the Museum (full day excursion)
  • Return to Nafplion & Overnight there

Day 10: Nafplion – Sparta – Kalamata

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Sparta & Kalamata
  • Free afternoon to explore the city and the night life for young people in Kalamata
  • Overnight in Kalamata


Day 11: Kalamata – Ancient Messini – Olympia

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Agia Theodora in Vasta on the way to Olympia
  • Drive to Olympia & Overnight there
Olympia Archaeological Site & Museum

Day 12: Olympia – Delphi

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Olympia, Archeological Site and Museum
  • Travel from Olympia to Delphi
  • Overnight in a beach hotel near Delphi
Delphi – The Temple of Apollo, The Stadium, Delphi Museum, The Ancient Theater

Day 13: Delphi – Itea

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the ruins of the Ancient Port of Itea & the remaining of the first hostel ever, for visitors to Delphi.
  • Walk the ancient path (2 hrs. walk) with a local guide to show you the path from the port of Delphi archaeological site  to visit the museum of Delphi & the site, spend time in the stadium
  • Return to Itea
  • Spend time on the beach of the Hotel or play volleyball at the Hotel by the sea side
  • Overnight
Parnassos – Corykeion Andron Cave, Agoriani Village, Polydrosso & its Ancient Site

Day 14: Parnassos – Itea

  • Departure to Parnassos
  • Visit Corykeion Andron & Parnassos mountain
  • Visit Agoriani, one of the most beautiful villages
  • Visit Polydrosso & the Ancient site there from the 6th century BC, it is a visit of the beaten truck, stay there to discuss and hear the noise of the fountains bringing the water from Parnassos mountain
  • Return to Itea
  • On the way to Itea, we will visit a typical house of the area & have mountain tea and sweets
  • Return to the Hotel

Week 3: Athens

Athens & Piraeus Panoramic view

Day 15: Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Leave to Athens in the morning
  • Stop to visit the Arachova, a typical village on the way to Athens
  • Arachova Village & Monastery of Osios Lucas

    Visit the monastery of Osios Lucas built from the material of Ancient Temples especially the Ancient Temple of Artemis

  • Arrive in Athens
  • Hotel check-in
  • Day off to explore Athens
  • Overnight stay in Athens
Athens City Tour (The Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Panathenaic Stadium, The Parliament, Temple of Athenian Nike)

Day 16: Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Stop in to visit the small Church of the Metamorphosis at the base of the Acropolis
  • Visit the Acropolis, & the Acropolis Museum
  • Overnight stay in Athens
Sounion – Temple of Poseidon, Vravrona – Temple of Artemis & Beach in Porto Rafti

Day 17: Athens – Sounion

  • Breakfast
  • Tour to Sounio, Temple of Poseidon, Temple of Athena (morning)
  • Vavrona, Temple of Artemis (afternoon)
  • Porto Rafti beach (evening)
  • Overnight stay in Athens
Keramikos Cemetery & Museum

Day 18: Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Walking tour from the Hotel to Ermou Street
  • Visit Keramikos Cemetary and Museum,
  • On the way to Keramikos stop in to visit one or two Byzantine Churches in Plaka and Anafiotika
  • Overnight stay in Athens
Athens National Archaeological Museum

Day 19: Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the National Archeological Museum
  • Free time to visit the beach and relax
  • Overnight stay in Athens
Eleusis Archaeological Site & Museum

Day 20: Athens – Elefsina

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Sacred Site of Elefsis and the Museum in Elefsina
  • Lunch at a coffee shop
  • Overnight stay in Athens
Athens Cathedral, Little Byzantine Church, National Gardens & The Byzantine Art Museum

Day 21: Athens

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and the small Byzantine Church by the Cathedral in the morning
  • Walk through the National Gardens on our way to visit the Byzantine Museum
  • Overnight stay in Athens

Week 4: Mykonos & Naxos

Mykonos & Naxos Maps

Day 22: Athens – Mykonos

  • Breakfast
  • Early morning ferry to Mykonos
  • Free time in the afternoon to explore Mykonos and in the early evening gather for a walking tour  of local churches
  • Evening lecture and discussion
  • Overnight stay in Mykonos
Delos Archaeological Site & Museum

Day 23: Mykonos – Delos

  • Breakfast
  • Boat ride out to visit Delos and the Archeological Museum of Delos
  • Boat ride back to Mykonos
  • Overnight in Mykonos
Naxos – Archaeological Museum


Day 24: Mykonos – Naxos

  • Breakfast
  • Early day ferry from Mykonos to Naxos
  • Check in at Naxos
  • Free afternoon
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Naxos & one archaeological site
  • Overnight in Naxos



Temple of Apollo


Day 25: Naxos

  • Breakfast
  • Visit one Archaeological Site
  • Relax & Write
  • Overnight in Naxos



Day 26: Naxos

  • Breakfast
  • Visit one Archaeological Site
  • Relax & Write
  • Overnight in Naxos


Naxos Port

Day 27: Naxos

  • Breakfast
  • Presentation and discussion of thoughts, ideas, findings class ends on Naxos
  • Overnight in Naxos


Day 28: Naxos – Piraeus

  • Breakfast
  • Class ends on Naxos
  • Students are free to find their way back to Athens & travel as they wish (NO SERVICES) – Departure
Mother Earth Figures in Acient Times & Religion