GREECE: Exploring the Land of Myths & Gods

May 7th – 16th, 2018

Experience the wonders of Greece on this Journey for the Aspiring Traveler

Greece – the original land of myths and gods, of wide open skies and a deep blue sea speckled with islands, contains a beauty and ancient heritage that continuously inspires.

This wondrous country populated with passionate locals in southeastern Europe, offers never ending cultural inspiration. Its popularity remains high on the list as a must see destination for the aspiring traveler.

Our fantastic itinerary provides a leisurely paced and unhurried schedule allowing you to use the Greek landscape and historical settings as an opportunity to explore personal spiritual teaching opportunities with David.

You will open up to greater self-awareness and celebrate through ritual and daily practice. Imagine breathing in the beauty and meditating at the ruins of Delphi or holding sacred ceremony along the banks of the Aegean Sea on the island of Santorini.

There is plenty of time amidst our travels for personal exploring and rejuvenation.

Highlights of Our Unforgettable Journey…

  • Explore the Athens on a private tour, including fascinating sites like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
    the Royal Palace, the Pantheon Stadium, Temple of the Olympian Zeus and of course the world famous Acropolis and its superb museum
  • Sail to the islands of the Saronic Gulf; Aegina, Poros and Hydra
  • Experience Delphi, one of the five most important cult centeres of the ancient world
  • Visit the historic walled monastery of Osios Lucas
  • Experience Meteora, a World Heritage site, huge granite towers topped by medieval monasteries
  • Spent 3 magical full days on the island of Santorini
  • Enjoy a private sunset Catamaran Cruise with dinner in Santorini where you’ll watch the sunset from the caldera
  • Daily inspirations from David Ault

After days of discovering some of the most amazing sites in Greece, we’ll end our journey for some well deserved rest and relaxation on the breathtaking island of Santorini.

Here you’ll enjoy the slower pace of island life as well as explore the island on a private tour and catch some awe inspiring views of the caldera.

We’ll end this journey on the last day with a private sunset Catamaran Cruise where we’ll share one more dinner together. What better place to do this than sailing along the coast of Santorini, watching the sunset and enjoying a fabulous meal with your fellow travelers who have now become your friends.

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What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • All breakfasts and three evening meals
  • Accompanying English speaking guide service from day 2 until day 6
  • Visits to all the amazing sites in our itinerary (and there are so many!)
  • Flights from Athens to Santorini & Santorini to Athens
  • Private Transfers between airports & hotels
  • All transportation listed in the itinerary in air conditioned coach
  • Tips for guides and drivers

What’s Not Included

  • Additional food not included in the list above
  • International flights from your hometown
  • Visa costs from your home if necessary
  • Gratuities for the bellboys and hotel maids (we recommend $1.00 USD per night)
  • Travel insurance. Highly recommended
  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, laundry, alcoholic and bottled beverages.
  • Excess Baggage Charges

Itinerary

Day 1 – Mon 7th May: Arrival in Athens

After arrival, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred by our private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight.

Accommodation: Titania hotel 4* with breakfast in standard room

Day 2 – Tue 8th May: Athens - City Tour

After our buffet breakfast, we will begin our Athens City Tour. We will visit such sights as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The Royal Palace and the Panathenian Stadium. We will also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the world famous Acropolis and its superb Museum. We’ll drive through the main thoroughfares of Athens, passing by and see the Academy, the University and the National Library then finally back to our hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight.

Accommodation: Titania hotel 4* with breakfast in standard room

Day 3 – Wed 9th May: Athens - Saronic Gulf Cruise

Transfer to the port of Piraeus and board your vessel for a full day cruise to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, Aegina, Poros and Hydra. Here you can experience walking in the streets and admire the island architecture. Time at leisure in each one of them, to enjoy the particular atmosphere of the Mediterranean islands. Lunch on board and return to Athens in the afternoon. Overnight.

Accommodation: Titania hotel 4* with breakfast in standard room

Day 4 – Thu 10th May: Athens to Delphi

In the morning we’ll depart to Delphi. On the way we’ll stop at the historic walled monastery of Osios Lucas. Continue to Delphi and visit this astonishing place, one of the five most important cult centers of the Ancient world. We’ll stroll to the oracle of Apollo and the theater. Overnight.

Accommodation: Amalia hotel Delphi 4* with half board in a standard room

Day 5 – Fri 11th May: Delphi to Meteora

Morning departure to Meteora, a World Heritage site. We’ll arrive in Meteora, one of the greatest sites in Europe: Huge granite towers, topped by medieval monasteries form an eerie background. We’ll visit the most important monasteries, protected by UNESCO, and we’ll admire the stunning frescoes. Overnight.

Accommodation: Amalia hotel Kalambaka 4* with half board in a standard room

Day 6 – Sat 12th May: Meteora via Athens to Santorini

Morning departure to Athens. Arrival at the airport in the afternoon. Flight to Santorini, an island famous for its beautiful beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs. Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight.

Accommodation: El Greco hotel 4* on BB basis in a standard room

Day 7 – Sun 13th: May Santorini

Morning tour of this fascinating island. We’ll drive to Oia, the most beautiful town of the island to marvel the fantastic view of the caldera. Continue to the mystic village of Megalochori and the ancient ruins of Akrotiri. Visit the famous Boutaris winery. Rest of the day free at leisure to enjoy this magnificent island. Overnight.

Accommodation: El Greco hotel 4* with breakfast in a standard room

Day 8 – Mon 14th May: Santorini

Today is free to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities or browse the nearby boutiques and craft galleries. Overnight.

Accommodation: El Greco hotel 4* with breakfast in a standard room

Day 9 – Tue 15th May: Santorini

The morning will be at your own leisure.

In the afternoon; private sunset Catamaran Cruise with dinner.
Your private tour starts approximately at 15:00 from Vlychada port.

With the vessel, Lagoon 400, you’ll visit among others the following sights: Red Beach, White Beach, Hot Springs, Volcano, Caldera, Thirasia. Watch the sunset from below Oia Village, Saint Eftapedes and many more depending on weather conditions…..

You will stop below Oia village to watch the sunset from the best point on the island and after this you will enjoy an amazing dinner on board accompanied with Santorinian wine (the exact spot of the dinner depends on the weather conditions).

Menu: Greek salad, shrimp saganaki, grilled chicken and pork skewers, roasted vegetables, pasta with red sauce, stuffed vine leaves, vegetarian meal.

Included: Private charter of the catamaran, R/T transfers from the hotel, Snorkelling equipment, towels, Rich barbeque meal, Drinks (Unlimited Santorinian white wine­selection Nychtery, ouzo, beers, water and soft drinks).

Accommodation: El Greco hotel 4* with breakfast in a standard room

Day 10 – Wed 16th May: Departure from Greece

for your flight to Athens and connect to your International flight or extension in Greece.

If you would like to extend your stay in Greece or visit another European countries, please let us know and we’ll be happy to assist with additional arrangements.

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Trip Leader & Travel Support

David Ault, has been involved for over 30 years, in the human potential movement as an unwavering crusader for spiritual evolution, global literacy and social justice. Whether through teaching, coaching, facilitation or musical artistry, David’s singular intention has always been in bridging our collective forgetfulness into our great collective reawakening.

As an award winning author, spiritual teacher, minister, leadership coach and global education advocate, he loves leading through example and abides by the motto that people would rather see a sermon than hear one.

Through his stateside non-profit, Kaleidoscope Child Foundation, David has established thriving schools (NGO’s) that provide free education, medical/hygiene assistance, agricultural and life skills training in Siem Reap, Cambodia as well as expanding free education opportunities in Bodhgaya, India and Panajachel, Guatemala.

He regularly takes groups on sacred site journeys and continuously marvels at the wisdom gained through cultural immersion. As a respected teacher, writer and columnist, David is the author of the bestseller, Where Regret Cannot Find Me and the multi-award winning, The Grass Is Greener Right Here.

Ales Struna’s life path has literally taken him all around the world.

He’s been passionate about travel since he has taken his first plane ride at the age of just 7 years, traveling from Germany to Slovenia to spend the summer with his grandmother.

Now that he has his own son, one of their favorite things to do is travel the world together and Ales has been to over 45 countries.

While he won’t be joining you on this fabulous journey to Greece, he has been to this amazing country and spend an extensive amount of time there. He will be able to assist you, should you like to arrive a few days early or extend your time in Greece or any other country in Europe or even the Middle East.

Do contact him if you need help with your flight arrangement, he’ll make sure to find you the best airfare, flight connections and coordinate your trip so that you have a smooth experience.

If you are making your own flight arrangements, please confirm the details with Ales first before purchasing your tickets as flights to India often operate late at night or in the early hours of the morning and we want to make sure that everyone is well taken care of.

Registration

The 2018 trip cost for: “Greece: Land of Myths and Gods”
$ 3,595 based on double occupancy
Single occupancy supplement: $ 995

A non-refundable $500 USD deposit is required to hold your place as soon as possible.

Please note your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel before 60 days prior to start date, we will refund 50% unless you find a replacement, in which case your deposit will be forfeited. No refunds if you cancel later than 30 days prior to tour start date. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum, but your funds are fully refundable if this occurs. Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.

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