Greece School Trip Guide

Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about your Evolve trip to Greece. Check out Plan for our guide on how to create the best trip for your students with important info on where to visit, eat and sleep for your groups needs and for tips on how to plan for insurance and more. Read Pack for what to bring for specific regions and seasons and Prepare for language tips, facts and local know-how.

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Why should my student group visit Greece?

An educational trip to Greece can be a fascinating educational and cultural experience for students.

First, determine the intended focus of your educational trip. This will help you decide which regions will best suit what your group is looking to experience.  Get insights below and download our full guide above to plan your perfect trip.

Biology – Show your science students the incredible biodiversity of Greece, by having them participate in meaningful field research. Greece has longest Mediterranean coastline which has a large diversity of marine species.

History – Focus on discovering and appreciating some of the worlds most treasured monuments and historical sites.

Arts- Fill your itinerary with museum and gallery visits, theatre performances, live music and more.

 Outdoor Adventure – Do you want your students to experience some of the most beautiful landscapes while engaging in outdoor activities? Greece is definitely the adventure tour of a lifetime!

 Mixed focus – A balance of educational activities, outdoor activities, and cultural focus. The variety of geography, culture and history of within Greece makes for a well-rounded trip.

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Luggage – Any seasoned traveller will tell you that the lighter – the better! When moving from place to place, don’t be weighed down by extra clothes, shoes or items. A small or medium sized suitcase or duffel will be perfect for your trip to Greece. For the organized packer, it’s very handy to have a couple spare plastic bags for wet clothes or separated laundry! For day trips, bring a backpack and a safe document or money holder that sits close to the body under a shirt or a fanny pack.

  • Small or medium suitcase or duffel bag
    • Backpack and/or purse for day trips and overnights
    • Safe money holder or fanny pack
    • Extra plastic bags / ziplocks

Clothing – Before you leave, run to the pharmacy and purchase a bottle of “Ocean” sodium chloride and lip balm. The air, especially in Athens is very dry—think Arizona or Denver, and a squeeze of these nose drops a few times a day can improve your trip considerably. Also, pack away plenty of sunscreen (30+), since it is very expensive to purchase in Greece.

 General Packing List –
• Socks, undergarments

  • 1 pair of pants
    • 1-3 t-shirts
    • 1-3 long sleeve shirts
    • 1-2 light sweaters or sweatshirt
    • Jacket/raincoat (check seasonal recommendations)
    • Hat
    • Shoes – Bring shoes that are comfortable and supportive for walking in the city.
    • Flip flops / waterproof sandals
    • Sleepwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

Winter:
• Warm sweater
• Waterproof jacket
• Toque or warm hat
• Long pants
• Warm socks
• Waterproof footwear
• Small umbrella

Spring / Autumn:
• Long, breathable pants / skirt
• Warm sweater
• Waterproof jacket
• Long sleeve shirts
• Waterproof footwear
• Small umbrella

Summer:
• Breathable long pants or skirts
• 2-3 pairs of shorts
• A light, long scarf or a bandana for sun, cool nights or modest locations
• Bathing suit

Accessories and Toiletries – Below are items for keeping you charged, comfortable and prepared. Before your trip, make sure you have spoken to a travel doctor about medications you will need and pack all necessary prescriptions.

  • Daily Use: sunglasses, watch, compass, lock
    • Entertainment: camera, phone, book, diary
    • Waterbottle, sunscreen, hand sanitizer
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap, shampoo & conditioner
    • Medications

What to leave at Home – Carrying around extra pounds of luggage isn’t worth those extra shoes or that shirt you wear just one time. If you need help eliminating an item or two, check out the list below:
• Less practical and/or fancy clothing
• More shoes than needed
• Many heavy books
• BIG bottles of toiletries – swap for travel sized containers
• Heavy towels

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Greece Fun Facts: 

  1. The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.
  2. Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.
  3. In 2011 the population of Greece was around 11 million.
  4. The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus, it has over 50 peaks with the highest reaching 2917 metres (9570 feet).
  5. Greece is a popular tourist destination and home to over a dozen World Heritage Sites.