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Greece

Greek Odyssey - 10 Days/9 Nights
Athens, Delphi, Santorini & Crete

Embark on a Greek Odyssey on this Adventures by Disney family vacation to Greece! Start in Athens at such sites as the venerable Acropolis and Temple of Apollo. Next, fly to sunny Santorini where you can learn some Dionysian secrets at a local winery and swim in the extraordinary blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Stroll through upscale Oia and witness one of its legendary sunsets before taking a high-speed ferry to rustic Crete, where shepherds still tend to their idyllic flocks. Then kayak to spectacular Spinalonga before continuing onto the labyrinthine Palace of Knossos and the villages in the mountains above. Revel in myths and Mediterranean beauty on this unforgettable expedition to classic Greece!

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Santorini Sailing, Swimming and Volcano Exploration

    Board a private boat and set sail across the Aegean Sea so that you can dive into the spectacular azure waters. Then embark on a walk up to the rim of a volcano as you marvel at the "lunar" landscape.

  • Cheese Making in Crete with a Village Mountain Shepherd

    Journey to the picturesque village of Karouzanous and learn from a shepherd how to make a tasty cheese using his goat's milk.

  • Privately Guided Visits to Athens, the Acropolis and Olympic Stadium

    Join your guide for a storytelling excursion of this renowned city of antiquity, as well as some of the greatest archaeological sites of all time. Discover the architectural marvels of the sacred Acropolis, as well as the mighty Panathinaiko, where the first modern Olympics were held.

  • Sea Kayaking to Spinalonga

    Board a sea kayak and paddle across the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea or take a boat to fascinating Spinalonga to explore a "medieval ghost town."

  • Wine Tasting and Stomping at Volcan Winery

    As adults indulge in a delicious wine tasting event at the Volcan Winery in Santoriniwhere vineyards have been tended for thousands of yearsJunior Adventurers can get into some grape stomping!

 

Greece - Adventure Dates

  • 2014
    • May 23-June 1, 2014: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 10-June 19, 2014
    • June 20-June 29, 2014
    • July 18-July 27, 2014
    • Aug 1-Aug 10, 2014*
    • Aug 5-Aug 14, 2014*
    • Aug 12-Aug 21, 2014*
    • Sep 26-Oct 5, 2014: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 7-Oct 16, 2014
  • 2015
    • May 8-May 17, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • May 22-May 31, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Jun 5-Jun 14, 2015
    • June 19-June 28, 2015
    • June 30-July 9, 2015
    • July 17-July 26, 2015
    • July 28-Aug 6, 2015
    • Aug 7-Aug 16, 2015
    • Aug 21-Aug 30, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Sep 15-Sep 24, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Sep 25-Oct 4, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures

Greece - Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day 1 (2014, 2015)

Arrive in Athens
Kalòs orisate! Welcome to Athens International Airport, where you will be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist you with your luggage before you are transferred to your hotel.

Hotel Athenaeum InterContinental
Stretch your legs after your flight as your Adventure Guides check you in to this contemporary hotel, which boasts spacious rooms and a sophisticated décor.

Lunch On Your Own
If you arrive in the morning, feel free to indulge in one of the hotel restaurants for lunch or ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations for your first Greek meal.

Welcome Reception
Gather with your fellow Adventurers for a poolside private welcome reception and dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Cafézoe.

Meal included: Dinner


Day 2 (2014, 2015)

Panathenaic Stadium and Junior Adventurer Mini-Marathon
Kalimera! After breakfast at the hotel, board a coach to Panathenaic Stadium for a guided visit. Built entirely from white marble on top of the ancient Olympic site, this modern stadium was provides dramatic photo opportunities as you learn about its fascinating history. Junior Adventurers compete in a mini-marathon to win a prize fit for an ancient Olympic athlete!

The Acropolis
Through the magic of interactive storytelling, a guide brings to life the history of this "sacred rock," as well as some of Greece's most iconic sites, such as the Parthenon. Experience breathtaking views from this extraordinary temple once dedicated to the virgin goddess, Athena.

Lunch and Afternoon On Your Own
Descend from the Acropolis into the pleasant Plaka neighborhood for a panoramic city tour before devouring a delectable lunch on your own. Take the rest of the afternoon to amble through the Plaka's winding streets as they pass under red-tiled roofs, quaint balconies and fragrant jasmine blossoms. Museums, monuments and a plethora of shops are just some of the delights that await you. Use your Acropolis ticket to enter such sites as the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Zeus! Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Welcome Dinner at Gerous Tou Moria
Celebrate your arrival in Greece in the heart of the Plaka at a memorable dinner in a traditional tavern, complete with entertainment. Savor traditional Greek cuisine, such as souvlaki and stuffed grape leaves served with divine local wines as you are surrounded by intoxicating scenery. Join the fun when the circle starts and try your step at Greek dancing!

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 3 (2014, 2015)

Delphi
Fuel up at the hotel on a hearty breakfast before embarking on a coach ride to mystical Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassus, explore the Temple of Apollo, as well as its theater and stadium. Your Adventure Guide regales you with the legend and lore of this enigmatic site, where commoners and kings came to ask the oracle questions about their fates. As you experience the captivating landscape, learn why so many gods of Greek myth called this earthly retreat home.

Lunch at Taverna to Patrikomas
Gather for lunch with your fellow Adventurers in this 19th-century stone building that houses an upscale eatery overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. Dine outside under a pergola dripping with leafy vines as you relish the some hearty mountain fare, such as a classic dish of moussaka, for which Greece is so famous.

Optional Visit to Delphi Museum
Either spend the afternoon shopping in the quaint town of Delphi or join your Adventure Guide for a visit to the Delphi Museum. Discover the treasures of ancient Greece in this extraordinary collection that features Hellenistic sculptures, pediments from the Temple of Apollo and the famed bronze Charioteer of Delphi.

Dinner On Your Own
Return to Athens in time for your evening meal. Visit the Hospitality Desk and ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for where you and your family can have the perfect Greek feast.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 4 (2014)

Santorini
After breakfast at the hotel, depart by plane for sunny Santorini! Spectacular seascapes embrace this island made famous by the books of Jules Verne and speculation of its ties to mythical Atlantis. Created by a volcanic explosion, this stunning island features colossal slopes that cascade into the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Wine Tasting and Lunch at Volcan Winery
Adults indulge in a delicious wine tasting event as Junior Adventurers get into grape stomping at the Volcan Winery, where vineyards have been tended for thousands of years. Sit down with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy a private lunch served "al fresco" and made with fresh, local ingredients. After lunch, wind your way down into the whimsical underground wine museum to hear stories about wine making and the owner's family history.

The Majestic and Santorini On Your Own
Settle into the sumptuous surroundings of your next hotel, The Majestic. This upscale hotel feels like a small island resort with its crystalline swimming pools and numerous amenities. Relax at the hotel or venture out into the town of Fira. Your Adventure Guides at the Hospitality Desk can offer ideas for how to spend the rest of your afternoon.

Dinner at Kallisti Taverna in Pyrgos
Sit down for dinner at this charming tavern in the mountain village of Pyrgos. Each meal is personally prepared by the owner-chef, who pours his passion for Greek cooking into every dish.

Disney Movie Night
Snuggle up with your wee paidiá for a private viewing of a Disney film.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 (2015)

Santorini
After breakfast at the hotel, depart by plane for sunny Santorini! Spectacular seascapes embrace this island made famous by the books of Jules Verne and speculation of its ties to mythical Atlantis. Created by a volcanic explosion, this stunning island features colossal slopes that cascade into the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Wine Tasting and Lunch at Volcan Winery
Adults indulge in a delicious wine tasting event as Junior Adventurers get into grape stomping at the Volcan Winery, where vineyards have been tended for thousands of years. Sit down with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy a private lunch made with fresh local ingredients. After lunch, wind your way down into the whimsical underground wine museum to hear stories about wine making and the owner's family history.

Visit to Fira and Vedema Resort
En route to your next hotel, enjoy a stop in the town of Fira, where you can venture through cobblestone streets lined with shops and cafes while taking in incredible views of the caldera. Afterward, settle into the sumptuous surroundings of Vedema Resort. This upscale hotel feels like a small island resort with its crystalline swimming pool and numerous amenities.

Dinner at Local Taverna
Sit down for dinner at Kallisti Taverna, a charming restaurant in the mountain village of Pyrgos. Each meal is personally prepared by the owner-chef, who pours his passion for Greek cooking into every dish using Santorini's finest products from land and sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 5 (2014)

Santorini Fun in the Sun
Set sail on a private traditional sailboat across the rippling azure waters of the caldera to a volcanic island. The boat is chartered for the entire day!

Volcano Walk
On the volcanic island, embark on a "lava walk" up to the volcano's rim as you marvel at the lunar-esque landscape. The walk takes you to the summit for views of the sea sweeping around the island. On the way, a local expert describes the geology and mythology of how Santorini was formed.

Swimming in the Mediterranean or Hot Springs Visit
After the lava walk, you can choose to either dive into the sea for a refreshing swim or splash in the hot springs for its therapeutic effects. Or both!

Lunch at Captain John's Taverna in Thirasia
Relax after the swim as we sail to the nearby fishing village of Thirasia. Soak up the magnificent seascapes as you dine on the water's edge at this family-run tavern.

Guided Walk Through Oia
Sail to Santorini and visit upscale Oia, where you can either ride a donkey or take the mini-bus to the main square. More energetic Guests may opt to hike up the cliff-side stairs for more fantastic views. Once you arrive at the square, stroll through Oia on a guided walk and learn about this quintessential Greek village. Then grab your camera and wander the winding cobblestone streets as you delight in the white-washed chapels, world-renown blue domes and Cycladic windmills that cling to the cliff surface.

Dinner On Your Own
Return to the hotel and venture out onto the most celebrated island of Greece for a delicious Mediterranean meal.

Meals include: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 (2015)

Santorini Fun in the Sun
Set off on a private boat across the rippling azure waters of the Santorini caldera to a volcanic island. Enjoy exploring land and sea as the boat is chartered for the entire day!

Volcano Hike
On the volcanic island, embark on a "lava walk" up to the volcano's rim as you marvel at the lunar-esque landscape. The hike takes you to the summit for views of the sea sweeping around the island. On the way, your Guide describes the geology and mythology of how Santorini was formed.

Swimming in the Mediterranean and Natural Spring Visit
After the lava walk, you'll cool down with a dive into the sea for a refreshing swim before taking a splash in the natural springs to enjoy their therapeutic effects.

Lunch at Captain John's Taverna in Thirasia
Relax after the swim as we motor to the nearby fishing village of Thirasia. Soak up the magnificent seascapes as you dine on the water's edge at this family-run taverna.

On Your Own Time in Oia
Return by watercraft to Santorini where a mini-bus will take you to the main square of Oia. This picturesque, whitewashed town is terraced down the steep bluffs of the caldera. More energetic Guests may opt to hike up the cliff-side stairs for more fantastic views.

Dinner On Your Own
Return to the hotel and venture out onto the most celebrated island of Greece for a delicious Mediterranean meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 6 (2014, 2015)

Leisurely Morning
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel and spend the morning as you wish. Venture into Fira for shopping or lounge by the hotel pool. Enjoy the time to yourself!

Minoan Archaeological Site Akrotiri
With a guide explore the mysterious ruins of this "Minoan Pompeii" where some 16 centuries ago the volcano under Santorini erupted, carving the island into a crescent. At the museum, examine the eye-catching murals, artifacts and models of everyday life from this lost civilization.

Kamari Beach On Your Own
Feel the stunning black sands of Kamari Beach beneath your feet during this leisurely excursion. Watch the sunlight play on the Aegean as you walk along the shore or stretch out for a glorious rest as the breezes tease umbrella flaps and cypress trees alike. Choose from one of the many seaside taverns for a relaxing lunch on your own.

Unwind at the Hotel
After lunch, return to the Majestic for a bit of recreation and relaxation. The hotel offers pools with cool crystal waters, a playroom and much more.

High-Speed Ferry to Crete
Roar across the ocean in business class seats on a high-speed ferry as you leave Santorini for the rustic island of Crete. Dinner is provided in boxed meals from the Majestic Hotel to eat on the way.

Porto Elounda Resort
Arrive that evening at elegant Porto Elounda Resort. As your Adventure Guides check you in, soak up the sumptuous décor of this world-class resort and its extraordinary setting.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 7 (2014, 2015)

Kayak to Spinalonga
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before kayaking with an Adventure Guide across the aquamarine waters to the Venetian island fortress of Spinalonga! Guests may opt instead for a leisurely ride in a private boat transfer to the island. Disembark for a privately guided walking tour to learn about the haunting history of the island as you ponder the ruins of this "medieval ghost town."

Lunch On Your Own
Journey to the nearby fishing village of Plaka for lunch. Be sure to tap your Adventure Guides for restaurant recommendations!

Relax at the Resort
Spend the afternoon at the resort indulging in the many delightful amenities. Feel tensions melt away with a treatment from the Six Senses Spa or play a round of golf*. Splash in the Aegean at the sandy private beach or the refreshing swimming pool. Or sip a cocktail at one of the many lounges.

Dinner at the Resort
Kids dine in a private dining room as adults relish their choice of 4 outstanding resort restaurants and à la carte menus. Need help choosing a restaurant? Ask an Adventure Guide for a recommendation!

Disney Movie Night
After dinner, settle down for the evening in a private room to view a Disney Movie with snacks and drinks.

*Available at an additional cost.

Meals include: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 8 (2014)

Palace of Knossos
Enjoy a resort breakfast before boarding the coach to see the Palace of Knossos. Woven into the myths of Icarus, King Minos, heroic Theseus and the Minotaur, this extraordinary palace still stands after millennia of wars, foreign invasions, earthquakes and volcanic explosions. Join your Adventure Guides for a privately guided visit of the site.

Olive Oil Tasting and Tsaziki Making in Arolithos
Discover the ancient ways of Crete in Arolithos, a village created to preserve the traditions of the island—including arts, crafts, cuisine and costume! Admire the artwork in displays of traditional embroidery, weaving and mosaics. At a private lunch outside under a vine-laden pergola, treat your tastebuds to an olive oil tasting and learn how to make tsaziki, a spicy yogurt and cucumber dip.

Greek Dancing Lessons
Opa! Move to the joyous jangle of bouzouki music as you learn the steps to traditional Greek dance.

Make Your Own Kombolói
The kombolói—also known as "worry beads"—have been used for centuries in Greek culture to relieve stress or merely pass time. In a private class, learn to make your own soothing string of beads which you can then take home as unique souvenirs.

Dinner On Your Own at the Resort
Porto Elounda offers 7 different dining experiences for your culinary pleasure this evening. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the perfect restaurant for you and your family.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 (2015)

Palace of Knossos
Enjoy a resort breakfast before boarding the coach to see the Palace of Knossos. Woven into the myths of Icarus, King Minos, heroic Theseus and the Minotaur, this extraordinary palace still stands after millennia of wars, foreign invasions, earthquakes and volcanic explosions. Join your Adventure Guides for a privately guided visit to the site.

Tsaziki Making in Arolithos
Discover the ancient ways of Crete in Arolithos, a village created to preserve the traditions of the island—including arts, crafts, cuisine and costume! Admire the artwork in displays of traditional embroidery, weaving and mosaics. At a private lunch outside under a vine-laden pergola, learn how to make tsaziki, a spicy yogurt and cucumber dip.

Make Your Own Kombolói
The kombolói — also known as "worry beads" — have been used for centuries in Greek culture to relieve stress or merely pass time. In a private class, learn to make your own soothing string of beads which you can then take home as unique souvenirs.

Dinner On Your Own at the Resort
Porto Elounda offers several different dining experiences for your culinary pleasure this evening. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the perfect restaurant for you and your family.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 9 (2014)

Shepherd and Donkey Walk in Karouzanos
After breakfast at the resort, take the coach for a ride into the mountains of Crete. At a rustic village, embark on a leisurely walk with the shepherds or even ride the back of a gentle donkey named Mikalis through picturesque olive groves and lush fruit orchards. Midway through your walk, get a private glimpse inside a local Byzantine Church.

Cheese Pie-Making Demo and Lunch at Café Karouzano
Welcome to the Cretan countryside! Our shepherd guide demonstrates how to make delicious cheese from sheep milk. Taste the cheese and other meze (appetizers) before heading to Café Karouzano for lunch on a private terrace. Learn how to make your own cheese pie with honey, and then devour your creation for dessert! Sip a glass of raki—Greek "firewater"—to experience the full flavor of the bold Cretan culture.

Late Afternoon On Your Own at the Resort
Return to the resort in the late afternoon to relax and freshen up for the night's festivities.

Farewell Dinner in the Olive Grove
Raise your glass to say yassou at this divine feast with your fellow Adventurers in a verdant olive grove at the resort. Singers and dancers entertain you under the night sky, trees festooned with tiny white lights. Try out a step or two from your dancing lesson in Arolithos!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 (2015)

Cretan Mountain Village Walk
After breakfast at the resort, take the coach for a ride into the mountains of Crete. At a rustic village, embark on a leisurely walk with a shepherd through picturesque olive groves.

Cheese Pie-Making Demo and Lunch at Café Karouzano
Welcome to the Cretan countryside where you'll head to Café Karouzano for lunch on a private terrace. Learn how to make your own cheese pie with honey, and then devour your creation for dessert! Sip a glass of raki—Greek "firewater"—to experience the full flavor of the bold Cretan culture.

Late Afternoon On Your Own at the Resort
Return to the resort in the late afternoon to relax and freshen up for the night's festivities.

Farewell Dinner in the Olive Grove
Raise your glass to say yassou at this divine feast with your fellow Adventurers in a verdant olive grove at the resort. Singers and dancers entertain you under the night sky, trees festooned with tiny white lights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 10 (2014, 2015)

Breakfast at the Resort
Bid your fellow Adventurers farewell as you enjoy one last meal in Greece.

Transfer to Airport
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say antío sas until you return!

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

     


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