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Classic Greece & Santorini - Encounters Travel

Classic Greece & Santorini

10 days
2.5
(2)
Start and end in Athens
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
45
Age range:
8 to 95
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
91345
Private available:
From
US $1,765
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Highlights

  • Get in touch with Greece history in Athens' acropolis
  • Visit Delphi, a treasure of historical monuments
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mycenai
  • Relax on Santorini marvelous beaches

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Itinerary

Start and end in Athens! With the In-depth Cultural tour Classic Greece & Santorini, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and 6 other destinations in Greece. Classic Greece & Santorini includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Athens, transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Athens, city tour
  3. Day 3: Mycenae, Palamidi fortress & Nafplion
  4. Day 4: Olympia, drive to Delphi
  5. Day 5: Tour of Delphi, then through Central Greece to Kalambaka
  6. Day 6: Clifftop monasteries of Meteora. Return to Athens
  7. Day 7: Athens, ferry to Santorini
  8. Day 8: Santorini, free day
  9. Day 9: Santorini, return to Athens
  10. Day 10: Athens, transfer to airport
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights

Operated by Encounters Travel

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Encounters Travel is an adventure tour operator, based in the UK but with representatives in Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. We run a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, each carefully designed to help you get the most out of the country you're visiting. Our tours range from historical sightseeing and Nile cruises in Egypt, through to long strenuous treks and white water rafting in Nepal or swimming with whales in Tonga. You can join other travellers on a small group departure, or personalise and tailor-make an itinerary for you to enjoy privately. Whatever your preference, we have a team of experienced travel consultants ready to advise you and help arrange your next great adventure!

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Average
    2.5
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Rather poor
    2.0
  • Transport
    Average
    3.0
  • Accommodation
    Average
    3.0
  • Food
    Average
    2.5
  • 4.5
  • DO
    · October 1st, 2018
    Our tour was great, but Matthew was terrible. I found him rude, his humor off color and my daughter and I felt like we were being led by a bored teacher rather than an informational guide. As a instructor myself, I understand how hard it is to keep a... Show more
    Trip date: August 2018
  • SK
    · February 8th, 2017
    Skip this Encounter Company. They just outsource everything to GO Greece travel agent. You can save hefty middleman fees. Also they wanted to charge almost double the internet rate for a hotel for extension of stay. In Santorini, although they stated a... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Steven, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you weren't happy with the hotel change in Santorini. We received your email about this from Santorini after office hours on Thursday evening, and sent you a detailed response on Friday. This... Show more
    Trip date: February 2017

Dates & Availability

10 days
Classic Greece & Santorini
From Athens to Athens
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • How warm will it be and what clothing should I bring?

      Greece's climate changes drastically, with cold winters and hot summers. In Greece from late March to May, spring brings with it average temperatures of around 15C, though the weather does gradually warm up with sunny days interspersed with rain showers. From May to the end of October, the climate is hot and sunny, getting cooler as the year progresses. By the end of October you can expect the first of the winter snows. So you must pack for cool and potentially wet conditions late in the year.

    • Are all entrance fees to tourist sites included?

      Our Greece tour prices do not include entrance fees to the tourist sites mentioned in the itinerary. You will need to
      cover the cost of these as you go along. Current prices (2016) are shown below, though these are subject to change...
      Athens - Acropolis - EUR 20
      Athens - Acropolis Museum - EUR 5
      Athens - Hadrian's Arch - Free
      Athens - Panathenaic Stadium - Free
      Athens - Parthenon - Free
      Athens - Propylaea - Free
      Athens - Temple of Athena Nike - Free
      Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus - Free
      Corinth Canal - Free
      Delphi Ancient Site - EUR 9
      Delphi - Archeological Museum - Free
      Delphi - Temple of Apollo - Free
      Delphi - Treasury of Athens - Free
      Epidaurus Theatre - EUR 6
      Mycenae - Tomb of Agamemnon - EUR 8
      Nafplio - Palamidi Fortress - EUR 4
      Olympia Ancient Site - EUR 9
      Olympia - Archeological Museum - Free
      Olympia - Temple of Zeus - Free

    • What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel and into Athens?

      On your arrival in Athens airport (ATH) our representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel in the
      centre of the city. On the last day, we also provide a transfer back to Athens airport.

    • How big are the groups for this tour?

      Encounters Travel Greece small-group tours run with a maximum of 26 travellers, and a minimum of 2.

    • Is the airfare included with the tour price?

      TourRadar specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • What is the age demographic for this tour?

      We welcome travellers of all ages above 18 years, however you should expect the average age to be 30s and 40s.

    • Is this a guaranteed tour?

      This tour needs at least 2 travellers to have a guaranteed departure.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      Greece
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Greece
      Type E
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      Type F
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      Type D
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      Type M
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    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Greece. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Greece. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before April 7th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 7th, 2023, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Encounters Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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