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Day 1: Arrival in Athens

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit to the city center of Athens, Plaka and Monastiraki
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Athens

Day 2: Classical Athens

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of the Greek Parliament
    • Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier
    • Guided Visit of Athens, the Acropolis and the Parthenon
    • Guided Visit of Acropolis Museum
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Athens

Day 3: Contemporary Athens

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of Stavros Niarchos Foundation
    • Visit of Karaiskaki Stadium (Home of Olympiakos Soccer Team)
    • Beach time
    • Half day excursion to Cape Sounion (Temple of Poseidon)
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Athens

Day 4: Nafplion

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Departure from Athens and arrival at Nafplion
    • Visit to the city center of Nafplion
    • Visit of Palamidi Castle
    • Visit of Bourtzi
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Nafplion

Day 5: Spetses

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation
    • Day trip to Spetses Island
    • Beach Time
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Nafplion

Day 6: Epidaurus

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Visit of the Archeological Museum of Asklepeion Epidaurus
    • Beach Time
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Nafplion

Day 7: Ancient Olympia

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Departure from Nafplion and arrival in Olympia
    • Greek Village Life Excursion
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Olympia

Day 8: Ancient Olympia/Kefalonia

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of Archeological Site and Archeological Museum of Olympia
    • Transfer to Kyllini by bus and boat trip to the island of Kefalonia
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Kefalonia

Day 9: Kefalonia

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of Cave of the Nymphs
    • Visit of Wineries (Divino)
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Kefalonia

Day 10: Ithaka

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Ithaka Day Trip
    • Beach Time
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Kefalonia

Day 11: Zakynthos

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Departure from Kefalonia and arrival at Zakynthos
    • Sea excursion to the Shipwreck and the Blue Caves
    • Beach Time
    • Visit of the city center of Zakynthos
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Zakynthos

Day 12: Zakynthos

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of Museum of Zakynthos
    • Visit of Solomos Museum
    • Beach Time
  • Evening: Free Time
  • Overnight: Zakynthos

Day 13: Athenian Celebration

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Departure from Zakynthos and transfer to Athens
    • Shopping Time in Athens
  • Evening: Greek Night with folk live music and dance at an Athenian gourmet restaurant
  • Overnight: Athens

Day 14: Marathon

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Activities:
    • Visit of the Marathon Run Museum & the Marathon Dam
    • “Planting your roots in Greece” program
  • Evening: Beach time with bonfire
  • Overnight: Athens

Day 15: Departures from Athens

  • End of the trip.

Please note: The final itinerary will be available February 28, 2018 and will include more information such as hotel name, etc.

Pricing Options

Pricing for My Big FUN Greek Odyssey (The Spirit of Odysseus) is available with or without airfare.

OPTION A: Travel Program (without airfare): $3,185 CDN (approx. $2,633 US)
Already planning to be in Greece this summer? Easier for you to get there from the US, Europe or any other city in Canada? Then, only pay for the Education Program which begins on July 2 and goes through to July 15.

Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations (based on triple occupancy or 3 people per room)
    • 5 nights in a 3-star hotel in the centre of Athens
    • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Nafplion
    • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Olympia
    • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Kefalonia
    • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Zakyntho
  • Transportation in Greece
    • Return transportation from the airport to the hotel in Athens
    • Ground Transportation in private, air-conditioned bus
    • Public Transportation for getting around in Athens city centre
  • Meals
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, daily
    • Greek night (dinner) at an Athenian restaurant with live folk music and Greek dance (day 13)
  • Fees & Taxes
    • Entrance fees in the museums and archaeological and modern sites
    • All taxes, VAT 24% and service charges
  • Experienced Program Councellors from E.K.O. Greece (3 to 4 per group of 40), providing the following
    • Guided tours of archaeological and modern sites
    • Acropolis and Parthenon (Athens)
    • Greek Parliament (Athens)
    • Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Athens)
    • Temple of Poseidon (Cape Sounion)
    • Olympia (Ancient Olympia)
    • Epidaurus Theatre (Epidaurus)
    • The Cave of the Nymphs (Kefalonia)
    • Bourtzi Castle (Nafplion)
    • Palamidi Castle (Nafplion)
    • Karaiskaki Stadium (Athens)
    • Kefalonian Winery (Kefalonia)
    • Marathon Dam (Marathon)
    • Summer Camp in Mati (Mati)
  • Guided visits of Museums
    • The Acropolis Museum
    • The Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation
    • The Archeological Museum of Asklepeion Epidaurus
    • The Solomos Museum
    • The Museum of Zakynthos
    • The Marathon Run Museum

Does not include:

  • Return airfare to/from Athens, Greece
  • Travel & Health insurance (compulsory)
  • Spending money for shopping, snacks and drinks.

Cost: $3,185 CDN (approx. $2,633 US)

OPTION B: Travel Program (with airfare from Montreal or Toronto, Canada): $4,500 CDN (approx. $3,720 US)
Do you live close to Montreal Trudeau International Airport (Montreal, Canada) or Pearson International Airport (Toronto, Canada)? Take advantage of competitive travel rates on Air Transat and book your flights together with our Travel Program.

Includes everything detailed in Option A, plus:

  • Air travel handled by our travel partner, Uniglobe Travel.
  • Direct flight from Montreal or Toronto on Air Transat
  • July 1 Departure; July 16 Return
  • Taxes included
  • One complimentary checked luggage (22 kilos) + one carry-on

Does not include:

  • Travel & Health insurance (compulsory)
  • Spending money for shopping, snacks and drinks.
  • Airplane seat selection

Cost: $4,500 CDN (approx. $3,720 US)

Terms & Conditions

Details

Payment Schedule

  • Option A (Travel Program without airfare): Total $3185 CDN (approx. $2,654 US)
By or before March 10 25% $796.25 CDN $663.35 USD
By or before April 10 35% $1,114.75 CDN $928.97 USD
By or before May 10 40% $1,274.00 CDN $1,061.68 USD
TOTAL 100% $3,185.00 CDN $2,654.00 USD
  • Option B (Travel Program with airfare from Montreal or Toronto, Canada): Total $4,500 CDN (approx. $3,720 US)
By or before March 10 25% $1,125.00 CDN $937.50 USD
By or before April 10 35% $1,575.00 CDN $1,312.50 USD
By or before May 10 40% $1,800.00 CDN $1,500.00 USD
TOTAL 100% $4,500.00 CDN $3,750.00 USD
  • For Option A or Option B, a $150 CDN total payment surcharge will be added for bookings made after the dates specified above.

Payment Processing

  • Payment by check or credit card will be accepted.
  • All checks should be made out to “Greek Roots.”
  • Payments by check should be sent to: Greek Roots Travel Program c/o Uniglobe Travel 369 Ave Dorval Dorval,Qc H9S 3H6

Travel & Health Insurance Travel & Health Insurance is mandatory. Greek Roots will not accept any responsibility for individuals traveling without the proper Travel and Health Insurance. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TRAVELERS PURCHASE TRAVEL & HEALTH INSURANCE TO RECEIVE THE NECESSARY PROTECTION. Proof of Travel & Health insurance purchase will be requested 30 days prior to the start of the Travel Program. Travel Documents A valid passport is required to travel to Greece (valid for 6 months after the return date). Greek Roots accepts no liability for the customs delay. For travelers choosing option B: (Travel Program with airfare from Montreal or Toronto, Canada), a copy of your passport is required 45 days before departure for booking your air ticket. Travel Program Changes Greek Roots reserves the right to cancel/change the Travel Program based on customs delays, weather, traffic, schedule changes of ferries, tour sites, or any other event that we assess could disrupt the Travel Program as a whole. We accept no responsibility for additional costs incurred that our outside our control. Cancellation & Refunds

  • Option A (Travel Program without airfare): Total $3185 CDN (approx. $2,654 US)
By or before March 10 25% $796.25 CDN $663.35 USD Deposit (non-refundable)
By or before April 10 35% $1,114.75 CDN $928.97 USD 50% refundable if cancelled by May 1 Not refundable after May 1
By or before May 10 40% $1,274.00 CDN $1,061.68 USD 50% refundable if cancelled by June 1 Not refundable after June 1
TOTAL 100% $3,185.00 CDN $2,654.00 USD
  • Option B (Travel Program with airfare from Montreal or Toronto, Canada): Total $4,500 CDN (approx. $3,720 US)
By or before March 10 25% $1,125.00 CDN $937.50 USD Deposit (non-refundable)
By or before April 10 35% $1,575.00 CDN $1,312.50 USD 50% refundable if cancelled by May 1Not refundable after May 1
By or before May 10 40% $1,800.00 CDN $1,500.00 USD 50% refundable if cancelled by June 1 Not refundable after June 1
TOTAL 100% $4,500.00 CDN $3,750.00 USD

If the remaining balance is not paid before the respective deadlines, Greek Roots reserves the right to cancel the reservation and retain the non-refundable portion of previous amounts paid. Modifications to Air Ticket or Travel Program Reservation For travelers on Option B (Travel Program with airfare from Montreal or Toronto, Canada), any changes regarding a confirmed plane reservation, such as the name of the traveler, can be made up to 30 days prior to departure. A written request to Greek Roots is necessary to initiate the change. Traveler agrees to pay any fees (from the airline) for such changes. Changes to the Travel Program Reservation (non-air travel portion) can be made up to 10 days prior to departure. Errors or Omissions Greek Roots makes a reasonable effort to ensure that the content on our web site is complete and current. However, Greek Roots does not guarantee that the content on our web site will not contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to price or to product or service description or availability. Greek Roots reserves the right to correct any error, inaccuracy or omission or to change or update the content of our website at any time and without any prior notice. Further, Greek Roots reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders or reservations containing any error, inaccuracy or omission, whether or not the order or reservation has been submitted, confirmed and/or payment has been received. If payment has been received and your reservation is cancelled due to an error, inaccuracy or omission, Greek Roots will promptly refund you for the entire amount paid. Delay, absence or withdrawal If the traveler does not show up at the agreed place and time of departure, the rights in the Travel Program are not guaranteed. In the event the traveler arrives late, is absent and misses a departure or withdraws from the Travel Program, for any reason, the fees paid to Greek Roots are not refundable, nor changeable, nor transferable. The traveler can however, choose to join the tour after it has started, provided the traveler pays for any transportation costs required to meet up with the group. If the traveler fails to comply with the indications of the guides to gather at the meeting point in time during the trip, the traveler will be responsible for any additional costs they may have to bear to catch up to the group. Greek Roots is not responsible for the consequences caused by travelers if they withdraw from the Group Travel Program during the trip. Force Majeure Greek Roots does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss resulting from force majeure. Force majeure includes but is not limited to the following: a. Natural disasters such as typhoons, hail, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides; b. Government actions such as expropriation, requisition; c. Abnormal social events, such as wars, armed conflicts, strikes, riots and terrorist attacks. d. Any other unpredictable, irresistible, uncontrollable or unexpected event and/or circumstances that prevents the program from proceeding as planned. Should you have any questions to the above policies, please feel free to contact Greek Roots for detailed information and consulting. Our representatives will be pleased to answer your questions. Please note that Greek Roots reserves the right of final interpretation to all the published information, terms and policies.