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The Jewish sites in breathtaking Greece – 12-day tour – October 22nd to November 2nd, 2021

The Jewish sites in breathtaking Greece
12-day tour - October 22nd to November 2nd, 2021
Combine the Jewish history of Greece with Greek culture & beauty, in 12 amazing days!
Organized by Atlantis Travel Agency, the oldest travel agency in Greece.

Cost of the Tour: starting from 1449 EURO per person (see the details below)
Book your place not later than Monday August 30th by filling in the Booking form.
* It is suggested that all the passengers will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


DAY 1 – Friday October 22nd ATHENS
In the morning you will be met by our representative at the airport of ATHENS, and transferred to your hotel in the center of Athens. We will have a Tour of the Jewish Sites of Athens. This will include a visit to the Jewish Museum, the Synagogue of Athens, the Holocaust Memorial, and other sites of Jewish interest. In the evening, we will have a KABBALAT SHABBAT dinner (either at the Community Center or at the Chabbad House). Overnight in Athens.

DAY 2 – Saturday October 23rd CHALKIDA & VOLOS
After breakfast, we will depart with our bus from Athens to CHALKIDA, a beautiful town which is the capital of Evoia island. We will visit the Synagogue of Chalkida, learn about the Jewish history of the town, and relax for about an hour at a cafeteria with great views of the bridge.
We then head to VOLOS, where we will arrive at about 2:00 PM. We will check into our hotel, and then have a free afternoon and evening to explore the city. Dinner and overnight in Volos.

DAY 3 – Sunday October 24th – VOLOS & PELION
After breakfast, we will visit the Synagogue of Volos, the Holocaust Memorial of Volos, and learn about the Jewish history of the town. We will have a short tour to PELION, visiting the 2 picturesque villages of Portaria and Makrynitsa. We will return back to Volos in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Volos.

After breakfast, we will depart at 8:00 AM in the morning from Volos to LARISSA, where we will stop for 2 hours, for visiting the Synagogue and the Monument of Jewish Martyrs of the Holocaust. We continue to KALAMBAKA, a small town built at the foot of majestic gray rocks, where we will stop for about 3 hours for admiring the breathtaking METEORA monasteries, and having lunch. We then continue to METSOVO, a picturesque little town, where can stop for one hour. We then head to IOANNINA (Yannena), a beautiful town with a very rich Jewish history. We will arrive there at about 7:00 PM and settle in our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Ioannina.

DAY 5 – Tuesday October 26th IOANNINA
After breakfast, we will have a tour of the Jewish sites of Ioannina, including the Synagogue and the Cemetery. In the afternoon, we will have a boat ride in the beautiful lake, visiting the small islet. Dinner and overnight in Ioannina

DAY 6 – Wednesday October 27thIOANNINA, CORFU
After breakfast, we depart for Igoumenitsa, and take the ferry to the beautiful island of CORFU, where we will arrive at about 11:45 AM. We will visit the Jewish sites of Corfu, including the Synagogue, the site of the former Jewish Getto and the Monument to the Jews of Corfu. We will also walk at the old city of Corfu and the Castle area (we can stop for a light lunch during this tour). We will arrive at our hotel at about 4:00 PM and check-in. Evening free. Dinner and Overnight in Corfu.

DAY 7 Thursday October 28th CORFU
After breakfast, we will visit the amazing Achilleion Palace. After breakfast, we will have a culinary experience at a wonderful vineyard. We will start by getting to know “Ambelonas Corfu” – history of the place, the vineyard, the equipment and the processes for traditional olive and wine making, followed by lunch with exclusive products of Corfu! In the afternoon we return to our hotel. Evening free, dinner and overnight in Corfu.

DAY 8 – Friday October 29thCORFU, THESSALONIKI
After breakfast, we take the ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa, and then we head to THESSALONIKI, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Settle in our hotel and rest. In the evening we will have a pleasant walk by the White Tower, Ladadika area, etc. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 9 – Saturday October 30thTHESSALONIKI
After breakfast, we start exploring the amazing Jewish sites of this city. We will walk together through the historical center of Thessaloniki, where Jewish life used to flourish from the 15th century until World War II. We start the tour by visiting the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, and continue to the main Synagogue “Monastirioton”, the only pre-war synagogue (out of 43) still existing in the city. We will then visit “Yad Lezikaron” synagogue (if permitted) and continue to Modiano market, in the heart of the former quarter of Jewish life in the city. We will proceed to the Yahudi Hamam and then to Allatini Bank in Frangon area, the heart of the commercial life of the past. We will then visit the Shoah monument (Holocaust memorial) at Liberty Square, where the first Nazi prosecution of Thessaloniki’s Jews took place. Evening free. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 10 – Sunday October 31st – THESSALONIKI
After breakfast, we will continue touring the Jewish sites of Thessaloniki. We will first drive to the old train station, from where the deportations to Auschwitz Birkenau had started. Then we will drive to the east part of the city, to see all the villas of the wealthy Jews of the prewar period – some masterpieces among them! We will continue to the Yeni Cami, which used to be a mosque built for the converted Jews (a jewel of architecture loaded with an amazing story), the old city walls with an amazing view, and of course the University campus with the recently inaugurated monument for the destroyed ancient Jewish cemetery, where there used to be more than 350.000 tombs (totally destroyed today). Of course, during the tour, we will also also admire the touristic attractions of the city. Evening free. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 11 – Monday November 1stATHENS
In the morning we fly to Athens. Our bus will be waiting for us at the airport of Athens, and we will immediately start the Athens Sightseeing Tour (about 4 hours). You will see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Zappion, the National Garden, and the House of Parliament. We will stop at the “Memorial to the Unknown Soldier” where you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform. Pass by the Academy of Fine Arts, the University and the National Library. Then visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the cradle of the first Olympic Games of the modern era (1896). We will then visit the Acropolis & Parthenon (the most important monuments of Greece). We will arrive at our hotel at about 1:00 PM, and settle in our hotel (this is located in the heart of Athens, so there are numerous traditional restaurants around it). In the evening, we will have a Farewell dinner at a traditional Greek taverna with live folk singing, dancing, and a wonderful show! There is no better way for ending this incredible tour, which will create memories for a lifetime! Overnight in Athens

DAY 12 – Tuesday November 2ndATHENS
Transfer to the airport of Athens for our return flight.

If you choose to stay in Athens for one more night, then the itinerary of the 12th day (Tuesday November 2nd) will be the following:
fter breakfast, we will visit the National Gallery of Greece, which includes countless masterpieces! We will then visit “Perivoli at Vari” an amazing farm producing organic products and serving them directly to the clients! We will have a picturesque stroll at the premises, discussing the venue’s unique cultivation practices, based on the principles of regenerative agriculture. The visitors will admire the “chicken tractor” and the biodiversity pond, and experience first-hand how food is grown in the most harmonious way with Nature. We will then have a family-style lunch with fresh organic products of the farm. Evening free, and overnight in Athens.
n the next day (Wednesday November 3rd), you will be transferred to the airport of Athens for our return flight.
* The additional cost for this extension is 109 Euro per person. For more details and reserving this extended tour (13 days) click here.

Cost & Details

The total cost of this Tour is:
1489 EURO per person, when sharing Double (or twin) rooms at the hotels
1995 EURO per person, when having Single rooms at the hotels
1449 EURO per person, when sharing Triple rooms at the hotels

Payment Plan:
A downpayment of 500 EURO per person is required until Monday August 30th 2021.
The balance payment is due until Wednesday September 22nd 2021.

Cancellation Policy:
FULL REFUND in case of cancelling until September 15th.
10% cancellation fees from September 16th to 22nd.   25% cancellation fees from September 23rd to October 1st.
50% cancellation fees from October 2nd to 8th.   75% cancellation fees from October 9th to 15th.
100% cancellation fees (no refund) from October 16th and later.
* We consider 5:00 PM Greek time as the end of a day.
** In case of a passenger getting sick with Covid-19 shortly before the departure date, it will be possible to substitute the name of this passenger by another one (even at the last minute), otherwise an effort will be made to reduce the cancellation fees for the sick person.
We recommend that the passengers will have Cancellation Insurance. You can buy this through any Insurance Company in your country – otherwise we can suggest a reliable Insurance Company.

Secure your place not later than Monday August 30th by filling in the Booking form below!

Inclusions & Exclusions

The price INCLUDES

  • Transportation by luxurious air-conditioned buses for the duration of the tour, exactly as per the above itinerary.
  • Experienced guides and escorts, for the whole above itinerary. They are local Jews, with a deep knowledge of the Jewish sites of Greece. They speak fluently English, Spanish and Hebrew.
  • Accommodation in excellent and central First Class 4-star hotels for 11 nights. Specifically:
    In Athens, the 1 night of October 22nd, 2021, including breakfast.
    In Volos, the 2 nights of October 23rd and 24th, 2021, including breakfast and dinner.
    In Ioannina, the 2 nights of October 25th and 26th, 2021, including breakfast and dinner.
    In Corfu, the 2 nights of October 27th and 28th, 2021, including breakfast and dinner.
    In Thessaloniki, the 3 nights of October 29th, 20th and 31st, 2021, including breakfast and dinner.
    In Athens, the 1 night of November 1st, 2021, including breakfast.
  • Totally 11 breakfasts at the hotels
  • Totally 11 dinners:
    Kabbalat Shabbat dinner in Athens on October 22nd 2021.
    9 dinners at the hotels (mentioned above) on October 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st, 2021.
    Farewell dinnet at the traditional taverna in Athens on November 1st 2021.
  • Totally 4 lunches:
    On October 24th 2021, in a traditional taverna in Pelion, (either in the village of Portaria or Makrynitsa).
    On October 25th 2021, in a traditional taverna in Kalambaka (Meteora).
    On October 28th 2021, in the vineyard (Ambelonas) in Corfu.
  • The air tickets for the flight from Thessaloniki to Athens in the morning of November 1st. This will include a checked suitcase up to 23 KGs plus a small carry-on.
  • All taxes are included in the price, except only the City Tax for the hotels (as described below).

The meals will include everything except pork and seafood.
There is a possibility of having KOSHER MEALS at an additional cost: 23 Euro per lunch box or dinner box.

The price does NOT include

  • Flights to Greece. You need to reserve your own flights. It is advisable to land in Athens in the morning (or noon) of October 22nd 2021, and depart from Athens on November 2nd 2021 (at any time that you wish). If you wish to arrive to Athens one or two days earlier (or depart one or two days later), then you can let us know, and we will book for you the extra nights at the hotel at the lowest possible cost.
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis archaeological site, the Jewish Museums of Athens and Thessaloniki, and the Synagogues that we will visit. At the time being, the entrance fees to all the above sites are 56 EURO per person (totally).
    There is a possibility that some entrance fees may change slightly in the future. Also, in some sites there are discounts for students and for senior citizens.
  • The City Tax for the hotels is totally totally 35 Euro per room for all the 11 nights (so it will be 17.50 Euro per person who is sharing a double room, or 35 Euro per person who has a single room at the hotels). These can be paid to the Group Guide in the beginning of the tour.
  • Drinks throughout the tour, and Food where it is not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities / tips
  • Personal expenses

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About Atlantis Travel Agency

Atlantis Travel Agency has been 73 years in the traveller’s service (since 1948).
It is the OLDEST travel agency in Greece, and one of the few agencies in the world that are members of IATA since 1951 (IATA # 27218424).
Based on our long experience in the Greek market, we are happy to offer our expertise and lowest prices for travel services of the highest quality in Greece.
We have a deep knowledge of the Jewish history of Greece, and great bonds with the local Jewish community.
Except Jewish tours, we also offer Cruises, Sightseeing tours, Travel Packages, and all kinds of Travel Services in Greece.
Our philosophy is to treat every client as a friend, so we offer a personalized customer service. You will not benefit just by our lower prices, but you will also have Real People to take care of you when you are here in Greece.
Don’t hesitate to contact us by email or by telephone at +30-210-5202700, for any inquiry that you may have!