Oh My Goddess!: Greece By Design

8 days from Athens to Athens

Vacation Overview

Embark on an odyssey of epic proportions on this 8-day vacation in Greece. How will you unleash your inner god or goddess? Sailing on sapphire waters? Exploring ancient treasures? Mixing it up with the locals or stirring up Greek specialties? With complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you choose when, where, and how to say, “Opa!”

Why This Tour is Epic from A to Zeus:

  • An immersive Greek odyssey on land and sea.
  • A flexible itinerary that offers oceans of legendary sights and myth-breaking stories.
  • Included YourChoice Excursions in Athens and Volos.
  • You Odyssey It!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink at your hotel.

Day 2 ATHENS

ATHENS Orientation tour. YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

GAZE: Antiques & Antiquities in Athens
While Athens was the center of the ancient world for a relatively short period of time, its influence has reverberated through time and tales. Its ancient buildings, such as the Parthenon, are genuinely iconic and its culture still influences human history. Discover some of the secrets of this incredible place on a fascinating guided tour of two of the city's most interesting destinations: The Acropolis Museum, where you'll see some of the most amazing Greek artifacts, including part of the famous Parthenon Frieze, and the Erectheion Caryatids. Hear the fascinating stories behind ancient sites. Learn how the Acropolis became a universal symbol of classical spirit and civilization that forms one of the greatest architectural and artistic complexes bequeathed to the world by Greek Antiquity.
DELVE: Land Ho on a Heroes' Cape
On the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, not too far from Athens, Cape Sounion was emotionally important for Athenians, as the last landmark in view for ancient Athenian seafarers and warriors sailing away. Visit the Temple of Poseidon on the cape that served as the first sight of land for Attica sailors upon their return home from ocean voyages or war. It was also here, according to mythology, that the founder of Athens, King Aegeus, threw himself into the waves which would come to bear his name -- the Aegean Sea.
FLOAT: See, Sea & Odyssey
Aegina Island took its name from a nymph of Greek mythology. According to legend, Zeus fell in love with the daughter of the river god Asopos, and brought her to this stunning island. Cruise to the island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, near the islands of Poros and Agistri to revel in a great number of sights and natural beauty. See the Monastery of A.g. Nektarios. Explore the picturesque capital of Aegina Town at the center of the island. Boasting elegant Neoclassical buildings, narrow alleys, and a bustling seafront promenade, Aegina Town is the stuff of legend for a perfectly relaxing day!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 ATHENS–DELPHI–ITEA

DELPHI Guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum.
ITEA Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ITEA–EXCURSION TO GALAXIDI

GALAXIDI Olive-oil tasting with local specialties. Free time.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 ITEA–VOLOS

VOLOS Orientation and free time.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 VOLOS

VOLOS YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

PEDAL: On A Roll in Volos
Enjoy a leisurely half-day bike ride in the coastal port city of Volos, while pedaling past ancient landmarks along panoramic trails with a knowledgeable Local Guide. Discover spectacular seascapes mixed with the mystical charm of the half-man/half-horse centaurs of Volos. A light lunch with local specialties awaits you at the end of your ride!
TASTE: Stir-Up Greek Specialties
Visit Mount Pelion and stir up something delicious! Lying between the Aegean Sea and the Pagasetic Gulf, the Pelion mountain range is stunning in its nature and beauty against a backdrop of sea and sand. Visit a local farm and discover how the products are used to create authentic hearty dishes. Learn to cook some traditional local specialties with an expert chef, and enjoy your culinary creations with your fellow travelers!
STROLL: The Centaur's Path
Pelion prides itself for the enduring and authentic charm of its traditional villages. Stroll through cobbled lanes past old stone mansions, tiny churches, and numerous water fountains, and find local treasures in the tiny shops. Discover the hidden gem of Centaur's Path and admire some of the most impressive sights of the area amid the natural splendor, which makes Pelion a veritable paradise on Earth! A light lunch with local specialties awaits you at the end of this magical experience.



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LunchLunch

Day 7 VOLOS–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS

THERMOPYLAE Visit the battle site.
ATHENS Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Hotels

Athens

Stanley Hotel

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Superior First-Class

Located in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

Athens

Zafolia

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First-Class

Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.

Itea

Hotel Nafsika Palace

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First-Class

Nafsika Palace Hotel is a boutique style hotel located in the heart of Itea, a quiet picturesque costal town at the roots of the Delphi Oracle. Its elegantly-decorated rooms are well-furnished with satellite LCD TV and spacious bathrooms. They also feature breathtaking views of the sea. Other amenities include a stylish bar and a lovely terrace. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

Volos

Domotel Xenia Volos

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First-Class

This elegant resort hotel boasts a waterfront location and offers fine dining with sea views, a wellness center with an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, solarium, gym, sauna, and steam baths. All 79 stylish guestrooms are equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, in-room safe, hairdryer, as well as bathrobes and slippers. The relaxed a la carte restaurant has an open kitchen concept and serves Mediterranean cuisine combined with local specialties and the in-house bistro is open all day for snacks and refreshments. The perfect spot to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails can be found in the panoramic bar overlooking the sea and on-site yacht club.

Dates and Prices

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2021-09-24 2021-10-01
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2021-10-01 2021-10-08
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2021-10-08 2021-10-15
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2022-05-06 2022-05-13
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2022-05-13 2022-05-20
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2022-05-20 2022-05-27
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2022-05-27 2022-06-03
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2022-06-03 2022-06-10
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2022-06-10 2022-06-17
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2022-06-17 2022-06-24
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2022-06-24 2022-07-01
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2022-07-01 2022-07-08
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2022-08-26 2022-09-02
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2022-09-02 2022-09-09
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2022-09-09 2022-09-16
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2022-09-16 2022-09-23
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2022-09-23 2022-09-30
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