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SEPTEMBER 20 - OCTOBER 1, 2017

Limited to 10 participants

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ITINERARY

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Depart Home


Thursday, September 21

Arrive Athens, Greece

Arrive Athens & meet the group over cocktails. 

Optional introduction to Athens neighborhoods for early arrivals.

Overnight in Athens, at a great boutique hotel in Plaka.

   

Friday, September 22

ATHENS

Take a “beat the crowds” morning tour of the world-famous Acropolis and guided visit to the fantastic Acropolis Museum.

Afternoon photo workshop and orientation walk in central Athens. 

Overnight in Athens (B, L)


Saturday, September 23

ATHENS | Countryside drive | GALAXIDI | Delphi

Street photography practice in in Plaka & Athens’ central market, or time at leisure to explore independently.

Scenic countryside afternoon drive to Arachova, with stop in seaside Galaxidi, one of the most historic and picturesque towns in Greece.

Dinner at a specially-chosen restaurant in seaside Galaxidi.

Overnight in Delphi, at a wonderful 4-star with incredible views (B, D)


Sunday, September 24

DELPHI | ARACHOVA

Morning tour of the stunning, mountainside site of Delphi; home to the Pythia (a.k.a the Oracle of Delphi).

Return to Arachova for lunch in a village restaurant, and to visit a women’s cooperative and attend a cheese-making demonstration.

Overnight in Delphi village (B, L)


Monday, September 25

Delphi | OSSIOS LOUKAS MONASTERY | Olive Oil Tasting in LIVADIA | Athens airport | Santorini

Visit the beautiful Ossios Loukas Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to important works of Byzantine art and architecture.

Following an olive—and olive oil—tasting, and lunch, drive to the Athens airport for our flight to stunning Santorini. 

Overnight in Santorini, at a deluxe hotel beautiful cliffside Oia (B, L)

Athens

Delphi

Galaxeidi

Santorini

Folegandros (the view from our hotel...)

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On arrival in the islands, we slow down the pace… more leisurely … fitting to the location...


Tuesday, September 26

SANTORINI

Day exploring the beautiful cliff-top whitewashed villages of Santorini.

Optional visit to one of the island’s top wineries.

Overnight in Santorini (B, L)


Wednesday, September 27

SANTORINI

Day at leisure to explore Santorini independently, or choose from optional activities we can facilitate (boat trip, Minoan site of Akrotiri, etc.).

Optional opportunity to attend a Greek Orthodox service, and photograph the social gathering that follows.

Overnight in Santorini (B, D)


Thursday, September 28

SANTORINI | FOLEGANDROS

Pre-dawn lunar eclipse over the Santorini caldera for those interested.

Late morning ferry to the off-the-beaten path island of Folegandros, with afternoon exploring the beautiful hilltop Chora village.

Overnight in Folegandros at a cliffside hotel with an incredible view (B)


Friday, September 29

FOLEGANDROS

Day at leisure to explore striking Folegandros independently. 

Or choose from optional activities we can facilitate on you behalf (taking scooters around the island, hike down to beaches, etc.).

Overnight in Folegandros (B, D)


Saturday, September 30

FOLEGANDROS | Pireaus | Seaside by Athens

Enjoy a final morning at leisure in Folegandros (or boat trip), followed by an afternoon ferry to Pireaus, Athens‘ main port.

Evening final dinner by the sea near Athens. 

Overnight in Athens (B, D)


Sunday, October 1

Fly home

Transfer to the airport for return flights home.

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