Greece and Turkey – Highlights Experience

Starting Price $3250 per person
Trip Duration 13 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights
  • View the majestic Parthenon
  • Visit lively Omonia and Syntagma squares
  • Walking tour of Athens
  • Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Visit the unique town Delphi
  • Visit the Sikelianos and Archeological Museum
  • Tour Ancient Delphi, see the Temple of Apollo
  • Visit the Alexandros Soutzos Museum
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon
  • Hike and a swim atop a (dormant) volcano
  • Tour of the culturally rich city of Rhodes
  • Palace of Grand Masters, which holds the Byzantine Museum
  • Turkish Port of Kusadasi
  • Ancient Ruined City of Ephesus, including a Gladiator’s Graveyard
  • Turkish cooking class taught by a local kitchen
What To Expect

Enjoy the ever-changing tapestry of history and modern-day culture as you hop from island to island, each more beautiful than the last. See the most famed sites, such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis, and ruins that allow the mind to view a glimpse of ancient times. Travel to famed islands of Greece with their white washed buildings with blue roofs. Add in a visit to Turkey, a modern, progressive country which simultaneously offers an incredibly rich history of religion, empires and conquest, turmoil and natural beauty.

Educational Benefits

History comes to life with a trip to Greece when you visit one of the oldest civilizations of the modern world. Greece is a feast for all the senses. You must come and experience for yourself.

Between Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Turkey has served as the crossroads of the world for much of history.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel to Greece

Depart for Greece on an overnight flight.

Day 2 - Welcome to Athens, Greece!

Evening activity before heading to bed after a long flight to Greece.

Day 3 - Athens

Walking tour of Athens: climb the Acropolis to view the majestic Parthenon, visit the Temple of Athena Nike, see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and more! Enjoy an afternoon interactive Greek cooking class, enjoying the fruits of our labor at the end. Evolve led evening activity ends our day.

Day 4 - Delphi

After visiting the Sanctuary of Apollo and Athena Pronea, we’ll walk across to the ancient gymnasium where wrestlers used to practice their art. Visit the Archeological and Sikelianos Museums, highlighting the discovery of local artifacts, theatre and ancient drama. Explore Delphi, return to Athens for night.

Day 5 - Athens to Santorini

Visit the Temple of Poseidon the Sea Gods’ temple atop the hills of Cape Sounion. Explore Syntagma and Omonia squares in the afternoon and in the evening, ferry to the Island of Santorini with lots of outdoor deck space to move about and enjoy the views.

Day 6 - Santorini to Rhodes

Visit Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, islands created from volcanic eruptions offering breath-taking views of the surrounding caldera. Hike before jumping into the hot springs, heated to a relaxing temperature by the volcano itself. Overnight ferry to Rhodes.

Day 7 - Rhodes

Hike to the top of the Tsambika Monastery for an unparalleled view of the Grecian countryside before splashing the afternoon away on the nearby beach. We’ll go back into the city to have dinner as a group and enjoy our first night on the ancient island of Rhodes.

Day 8 - Rhodes

We take a walking tour through the Medieval city, visiting the Palace of Grand Masters, home to the Byzantine Museum. Here we can see the original structure, rebuilt in 1940, before heading inside to see thousands of ancient artifacts. This evening visit, the Throne of Helios: a nine-dimensional theatrical and historical experience which will make us feel like we’re back in the Colossus battles!

Day 9 - Rhodes to Kusadasi

Today we travel to Kusadasi, a Turkish city, rich with clean and clear beaches, ancient ruins, and local markets. Take full advantage of the famous beaches in Kusadasi, passing through the lively fish market at the Port on our way.

Day 10 - Kusadasi

Head to Ephesus next, an ancient city dating back to 3,000 BC, famed for its awe-inspiring Temple of Artemis, and Gladiators’ graveyard. Enjoy an interactive Turkish cooking class as well. Buy the proper ingredients at a local market, then make stuffed grape leaves, kebab, and enjoy some fresh olive oil and Black Sea anchovies. Enjoy our delicious self-cooked dinner!

 

Day 11 - Return to Athens

Fly back to Athens for last minute shopping for our friends and family back home! We’ll explore some parts of Athens we haven’t yet seen, and enjoy our night back in the capital.

 

Day 12 - Athens

Spend the day exploring the colourful Monastiraki Flea Market, walking around nearby neighbourhoods of busy Plaka and white-washed Syntagma, and visiting the relaxing National Gardens, which has its own zoo and lake. See the National Guards as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This evening, head up to the top of the Acropolis once more for final views of Greece.

Day 13 - Homeward Bound

Prepare to return home, after an incredible trip to Greece & Turkey

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Greece
  • Bus
    Private coach transportation as needed for duration of tour
  • Ferry
    Ferry transport in/between Greece & Turkey
Accommodation
  • Hotels
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included daily on trip. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Katie Leaman
Did you know?

Santa Claus, i.e. St. Nicholas, was born in Turkey.

Places You’ll Visit

Parthenon

Considered by many to be the world’s greatest architectural feat.

Temple of Athena Nike

Once housed a gold statue of the goddess. Her wings were clipped to keep her from ever deserting the city.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Built to honor the most powerful of all Greek gods.

Delphi

One of Greece’s prettiest and intriguing towns.

Athens

Enjoy the best of what Athens has to offer, including the Temple of Poseidon, the Sea Gods’ temple atop the hills of Cape Sounion, and much more.

Santorini

Towns sit atop of the rocky cliffs which are highlighted by black, brown, pink and green coloring.

Rhodes

The site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World!

Kusadasi

A Turkish city, rich with clean and clear beaches, ancient ruins and local markets.

Ephesus

An ancient city dating back to 3,000 BC that is also the birthplace of the philosopher Heraclitus.