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Greece

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

2021

  • April 16-April 25, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 7-May 16, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 21-May 30, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • June 4-June 13, 2021
  • June 11-June 20, 2021
  • June 18-June 27, 2021
  • June 25-July 4, 2021
  • July 2-July 11, 2021
  • July 9-July 18, 2021
  • July 16-July 25, 2021
  • July 23-August 1, 2021
  • July 30-August 8, 2021
  • August 6-August 15, 2021
  • August 13-August 22, 2021
  • August 20-August 29, 2021
  • August 27-September 5, 2021
  • September 3-September 12, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 10-September 19, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 17-September 26, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 24-October 3, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 1-October 10, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 8-October 17, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

 

*= Guaranteed departures

Greece - Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

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.

Electra Metropolis Athens

Stretch your legs after your flight as your Adventure Guides handle your check-in to this contemporary hotel, which boasts spacious rooms, a sophisticated décor and stunning views of the Acropolis.

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 and Dinner

Gather with your fellow Adventurers for a private welcome reception followed by dinner on the rooftop of the hotel where you’ll take in the breathtaking views of the Acropolis.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two

The Acropolis of Athens

Kalimera (Good Morning)! After breakfast at the hotel, be awed by the majesty of the restored buildings that compose the famous Acropolis, located on a flat rock overlooking Athens. Enjoy breathtaking views from the temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Learn from an expert guide about the history of this citadel which is home to some of Greece’s most famous monuments, including the Parthenon. Decorated with spectacular sculptures throughout, the Acropolis is a testimony to the greatness of Ancient Greece.

Panathenaic Stadium and Junior Adventurer Mini-Marathon

Take a guided tour of the Panathenaic Stadium. Built entirely from white marble on the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic hosted the first modern Olympic games in 1896. Learn about its fascinating history and take advantage of the dramatic photo opportunities it provides. Junior Adventurers can compete in a mini-marathon to win a prize fit for an ancient Olympian!

Lunch in the Plaka

Partake in a lively lunch at a local taverna where you’ll enjoy an excellent meal while being entertained by live music and dancers.

On Your Own Time in the Plaka

Stroll along the streets of the Plaka, a vibrant quarter lined with red-tiled roofs and fragrant jasmine blossoms, where you’ll delight in the museums, monuments and variety of shops.

Dinner on Your Own

Find a taverna for dinner that offers traditional Greek cuisine or a restaurant with choices from an international menu. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend activities and restaurants that your family would enjoy.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

Cape Sounion

Fuel up on a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic drive to Cape Sounion and the Greek Temple of Poseidon. Located in the southern region of Attica, Cape Sounion was known by the ancient Greeks as the “Sacred Cape.” Once on the Cape, explore by foot the iconic Greek temple, immortalized in Homer’s Odyssey.

Greek Temple of Poseidon

Marvel at the wondrous Temple of Poseidon, perched 200 feet on the cliffs of Cape Sounion, built by the ancient Greeks in 44 B.C. in honor of the god of the sea. During your privately-guided visit, be awed by the impressive views over the azure waters of the Aegean Sea as your Adventure Guide brings the ancient mythology to life.

Lunch and Scenic Drive Along the Coast

Drive past the pretty villages and beaches that line the stunning coastline, then stop to savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch along the way.

Late Afternoon, Evening and Dinner On Your Own

Upon your return to Athens, explore the Plaka—the city’s old historical neighborhood. Enjoy some leisure time with your family as you shop and dine in Athens. Take some time to rest and pack in preparation for an early morning departure to Santorini!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Four

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

Visit this idyllic family-owned winery, which has been in business from 1660 to the present. Indulge in a delicious wine-tasting event, then roll up your pants and delight in some grape-stomping. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a private lunch made with fresh local ingredients. After lunch, visit the Volcan Winery’s underground museum and hear stories about this revered winery from its origins on, tracing its success from its well-tended vineyards to the tables of fine restaurants.

Visit to Fira

En route to your next hotel, enjoy a stop in the town of Fira. Meander down charming cobblestone streets lined with shops and cafés. And take in a view of the caldera—a large depression in the ground resulting from the collapse of the volcano that formed this area.

The Majestic Hotel Santorini

Settle into this luxurious upscale hotel located at the entrance of Fira with comfortable, modern rooms that offer magnificent views of the sea. The Majestic Hotel Santorini boasts numerous amenities including 2 restaurants, 3 fresh water swimming pools, a health and beauty spa and a fully equipped gym.

Dinner at Ouzeri

Relish dining at this restaurant in the heart of Fira, the capital of Santorini. You’ll savor traditional dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients in an array of Greek cuisine that will have you shouting “Opa!”

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Five

Breakfast at the Resort

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast and get ready for some fun in the sun.

Santorini Fun in the Sun

Venture out on a private boat that's chartered for the entire day. Begin by crossing the azure waters of Santorini's underwater caldera to explore the volcanic island of Nea Kameni—one of 2 black lava islets located at the center of the basin.

Volcano Hike

Marvel at the lunar landscape as you embark on a "lava walk" up to the volcano's rim, which provides an extraordinary view of the Aegean Sea below. Your Adventure Guide describes the geology as well as the mythology of how Santorini was formed.

Swim in the Sea & Take a Dip in the Natural Springs

After the lava walk, cool down with a dive into the Aegean Sea for a refreshing swim. Then, take a splash in the natural springs to enjoy their therapeutic effects.

Lunch at Captain John's Taverna in Thirasia

Travel to a nearby fishing village on the island of Thirasia and dine on the water's edge at this family-run taverna.

Late Afternoon and Dinner On Your Own

Return by boat to Santorini and board the coach to return to the hotel to freshen up. Then, ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations about where to find a delicious Mediterranean meal in Fira that suits your family’s tastes.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Six

Leisurely Morning

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel and spend the morning as you wish.

The Archaeological Site of Akrotiri

Explore the ruins of this "Minoan Pompeii." Learn about the volcano under Santorini that erupted in 1627 BC and how this Minoan Bronze Age settlement was buried in volcanic ash. That same ash preserved frescoes and other artworks for posterity. At the museum, examine these artifacts as well as the instruments and tools of everyday life that were used by this lost civilization.

On Your Own Time and Lunch in Oia

After the coach takes you to Oia’s main square, you’ll be amazed at this picturesque village and how it is terraced down the steep slope of the caldera, with houses built into the niches. Visit old and new structures that vary in both size and grandness. After you explore the village, enjoy a relaxing lunch on your own at one of the many cliff-side tavernas.

Undwind at the Hotel

Later in the afternoon, return to the Majestic Hotel Santorini for a bit of recreation and relaxation.

High-Speed Ferry to Crete

Head for the rustic island of Crete in business-class seats on a high-speed ferry. Enjoy a tasty boxed dinner to eat on the way.

Arrive at the Resort

Arrive in the evening at your resort. As your Adventure Guides check you in, eye the striking décor of this world-class resort and marvel at its extraordinary setting.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Seven

Spinalonga Fortress

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel, then take off on a private boat to Spinalonga. 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 in Mirabello Bay for lunch. Ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant recommendations.

On Your Own Time at the Resort or Beach Activities with Adventure Guides

Join your Adventure Guides at the resort for some fun at the beach or spend the afternoon indulging in the resort’s many delightful amenities. Feel tensions melt away with a treatment from the Six Senses Spa or play a round of golf. Swim in the Aegean at the sandy private beach or in the refreshing swimming pool. Unwind in style with a cocktail at one of the many lounges.

Private Junior Adventurers Dinner & Adult Dinner at the Resort

Kids dine in a private room while adults choose from several outstanding resort restaurants and à la carte menus. If you need help choosing a restaurant, ask your Adventure Guides 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Eight

The 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.

Enjoy a Private Lunch in Arolithos & Learn Tsaziki-Making

At a private lunch served outdoors under a vine-laden trellis, learn how to make tsaziki, a spicy yogurt and cucumber dip.

On Your Own in Arolithos

Discover the ancient ways of Crete in Arolithos, a village created to preserve the traditions of the island, and admire the displays of artwork, weaving, mosaics and costume.

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.

On Your Own at the Resort

Unwind by swimming, going to the spa or simply relaxing at this luxury resort. Discover an abundance of amenities designed for your enjoyment.

Dinner On Your Own at the Resort

Choose among several different fine restaurants at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort for dinner. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the perfect one for you and your family.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Nine

Cretan Mountain Village Walk

After breakfast at the resort, take the coach for a ride into the mountains of Crete to the rustic village of Bizariano. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the village’s pathways led by a local host who will share stories and wisdom about Cretan culture and life.

Cheese-Making, Meze-Tasting and Lunch in Countryside

Welcome to the Cretan countryside where you'll head to Kato Karouzano for cheese-making and meze-tasting to accompany a glass of raki—an anise-flavored aperitif—and experience the full flavor of the bold Cretan culture. Next, you’ll stroll down the hill to the village café for lunch on a private terrace. Learn how to make your own cheese pie with honey before devouring your creation for dessert.

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 Resort

Raise your glass to toast your fellow Adventurers at the resort. Enjoy a night of sheer entertainment as singers and dancers perform under the starry sky.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Ten

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