Greece: Ocean & Sea Turtle Conservation

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Length

15 days

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Cities

Athens, Naxos, Santorini and Crete Islands

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 13 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance

Program Highlights

  • Acropolis Combo Ticket
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Archelon Turtle Rescue Centre Visit in Athens
  • Service Learning Project in Crete
  • Elafonisi Beach Day Trip & Chrisoskalitissa Monastery Visit
  • Lake Vouliagmeni
  • Naxos Archeological Tour
  • Olive Press Museum
  • Sunset of Oia
  • Santorini Boat Excursion & Volcano Hike

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. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 
  • Welcome Dinner & Greek Traditional Dancing – The group will be taken for an authentic Greek dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
    Acropolis Hills and Museum, Dionysus Theatre – 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.
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion in Plaka

Day 4 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Athens Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Syntagma Square, Change of the Guards, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hadrian’s Arch, Monastiraki Square, and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • National Gardens & Temple of Zeus – The temple was one of the largest in the ancient world. At 17 metres high, it originally had 104 columns but only 16 have survived with one fallen after a storm in 1852.

Day 5 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit Archelon Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Glyfada – In 1994, ARCHELON set up one of the first Sea Turtle Rescue Centres in the Mediterranean, located in Glyfada, near Athens. Its main functions are to receive, treat and rehabilitate injured and sick sea turtles, release them back to the wild and raise public awareness.
  • Lunch Break
  • Lake Vouliagmeni – Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.
  • Return to Athens

Day 6 – Naxos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ferry to Naxos – Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Naxos Archaeological Site Visit
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Naxos – Portara and Castle of Naxos

Day 7 – Naxos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Olive Press Museum – The Εggares Olive Press Museum in the village of Eggares, is a newly-renovated museum and shop. Housed in a former olive press, it features original tools and equipment dating back to the late 1800s.
  • Lunch Break & Naxos Beaches

Day 8 – Santorini

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ferry to Santorini (approx. 2 hours)
  • Port Transfer – Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Tour – Sunset of Oia

Day 9 – Santorini

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Boat Excursion & Volcano Hike
  • Group Discussions

Day 10 – Santorini

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Santorini

Day 11 – Crete

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ferry to Crete (approx. 2 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh – Induction at Archelon
  • Group Discussions

Day 12 – Crete

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Service Learning Project (6-8 hours)
  • Group Discussions

Day 13 – Crete

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Service Learning Project (6-8 hours)
  • Group Discussions

Day 14 – Crete

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Elafonisi Beach Day Trip & Chrisoskalitissa Monastery Visit
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing
  • 10 PM – Overnight Ferry to Athens

Day 15 – Return

  • 7 AM – Arrival in Piraeus Port – Group Breakfast
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Athens for Home

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