XGI Hiking The Greek Isles

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Hikes through fertile olive groves, mountains scenery, picturesque villages; Guided Athens city walking tour; Quiet, authentic Tinos; Spectacular Santorini; Amorgos -- 'The Soul of Greece'

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sat 02 May 2015Fri 15 May 2015 $2990
Sat 25 Jul 2015Fri 07 Aug 2015 $2990
Wed 02 Sep 2015Tue 15 Sep 2015 $2990

Optional Single Supplement: $520 (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


Sign up for a magnificent active adventure as we gear up for a leisurely hike across beautiful landscapes of the Greek Isles, experiencing unique cultures and fascinating ways of life en route. Our mainland jump-off point is none other than Athens, one of the world's greatest capital cities and a bustling metropolis that fuses antiquity and modernity to spectacular effect. Monuments dating from the 4th century BC, Roman buildings built in the 2nd century BC and, of course, the incredible Acropolis and the Parthenon number but a few of the ancient sites in Greece that evoke a cultural ambiance unmatched by any other destination. And having long been a bridge between Europe and the Middle East, the region has enjoyed a constant influx of diverse ranges of traditional craftsmanship, artwork and fashions; today, travellers will be kept busy perusing stalls in outdoor markets or scouring the shelves of modern boutiques. On Tinos, we find Greece's most important centre for Orthodox pilgrims and learn about the island's roots as mythological home of Aeolus, the God of the Winds. Its history of being under Persian, Venetian and Turkish dominion at various stages in its past before being liberated by the Greeks in 1821 means it has all the right ingredients for a captivating destination. Our hikes up the mountains of Tinos yield stellar views of the Aegean and the chance to explore fortress ruins and then it's on to Naxos, where we walk through beautiful, undulating countryside and stop off in some of the prettiest villages on the island along the way. On Amorgos, we tread ancient, cobblestone donkey routes past Byzantine monasteries and olive groves and we end our fabulous tour walking the rim of the caldera on Santorini.

Regions visited: Western Europe
Countries visited: Greece


Testimonials


Janet G. (Calgary, AB, CA)

I really enjoyed the local guides at each spot. They were knowledgable about the islands and the attractions. I found the special sites to be extremely interesting and our guide Lindsay was excellent at explaining their significance. I would definitely take another tour with Lindsay. She made the entire experience excellent.

Lindsey M. (Spring Hill, FL, US)

I enjoyed seeing all of the non-tourist sights and seeing the real Greek islands and villages. The concert in Naxos was fun! Lindsay went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we asked for. The hotels were really nice compaired to other European hotels I have stayed in in the past.