Greece: Health & Wellness

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Length

14 days

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Cities

Athens, Sounio, Ikaria Island, Meteora

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 12 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 3 Traditional Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Service Learning Project

Program Highlights

  • Acropolis Combo Ticket
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Olympic Stadium
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Temple of Poseidon
  • Organic Farm Visit
  • Ikaria Hot Springs
  • Meteora Monasteries
  • Delphi Excursion
  • Sounion Excursion

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Athens, Greece

Day 2 – Athens

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.  
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation – The group will be taken for an authentic Greek dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Athens Walking Tour – National Gardens, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Plaka, Agoras, etc…
  • Lunch Break (suggestion: Greek Souvlaki)
  • Service Learning – Praksis – aDress Project – Supporting homeless and families in need.

Day 4 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Acropolis Site & Museum – The Acropolis Museum is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world. Devoted to the Parthenon and its surrounding temples, it is cleverly perched above Athens like a luminous box. The large glass panes beautifully draw in the ancient and modern parts of the city, making it a truly evocative experience.
  • Lunch Break
  • Olympic Stadium Visit – The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late 19th century on the site of ancient Athens from the 4th Century; hosted the first modern games in 1896.
    Service Learning – Praksis – aDress Project

Day 5 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Food Tasting at Athens Central Market
  • National Archaeological Museum – The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art.
  • Lunch Break
  • Service Learning – Praksis – aDress Project

Day 6- Delphi

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Delphi via Private Bus
  • Delphi Archeological Site & Museum – The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the ‘navel of the world’. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.
  • Return to Athens

Day 7- Ikaria

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Metro Transfer to Piraeus Port – Ferry to Ikaria
  • Arrive in Ikaria Island – Check-in & Refresh
  • Orientation Tour – Ikaria is known for living at its own pace. The island’s main source of income is goat farming and most people grow their own food.
  • Ikaria Welcome Dinner

Day 8 – Ikaria

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Early Morning Port Tour – Arrival of fresh fish
  • Organic Farm Visit & Cooking Class – Learn about and experience healthy Ikarian food, cooking and local farming and see why Ikaria has been designated as a BlueZone for its extraordinarily long-lived and healthy people.
  • Lunch Break (included)
  • Lefkada Hot Springs – The natural radioenergic hot saltwater spring pool of Lefkada is a relaxing body experience and not to be missed. Boulders encircle the pool where the hot springs reach the sea.

Day 9 – Ikaria

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Travel to Raches via Private Bus
  • Visit Women’s Cooperative Ikaria TBC
  • Lunch Break
  • Hike ‘Round of the Raches On Foot’ – This tour starts in the village region of Christos-Raches. Forming a circle, the trail is 15 miles long, crossing all types of terrain, beginning at sea level to rise to an elevation of 500 feet

Day 10 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ferry to Athens
  • Arrival in Athens – Check-in & Refresh
  • Overnight in Athens

Day 11 – Meteora

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Meteora via Private Bus (4 hours)
  • Arrival in Meteora – The name “meteora” means “high up in the air,” referring to the towering pillars that make up this rock formation, overlooking the plains of Thessaly, Greece.
    Monasteries Visit – The first monks of Meteora arrived back in the 14th century establishing an entire monastic community on top giant cliffs.
  • Overnight in Kalambaka

Day 12 – Meteora

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Meteora Hike – Walk the ancient trails of Meteora and visit Varlaam monastery. It’s one of the best ways to experience Meteora.
  • Lunch Break
  • Return to Athens (4 hours)

Day 13 – Sounio/Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Sounion along the scenic coastline
  • Temple of Poseidon – Majestic Cape Sounion, a strategic point rising above the Aegean sea about 70 kilometers away from Athens in the southern region of Attica, was known by Ancient Greeks as the “Sacred Cape.”
  • Lunch Break
  • Free Time at the Beach
  • Return to Athens
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 14 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Athens, Greece for Home

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