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Oh My Goddess!: Greece By Design (FG)

8 days from Athens to Athens

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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!


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Oh My Goddess!: Greece By Design map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast Daily, welcome drink in Athens 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Day 7 VOLOS–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS

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

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Day 8 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,176*
18 guests in a party: $281*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.