DAY 1 – Sunday March 3rd – ATHENS
As soon as you land in ATHENS, you will be met by our representative at the airport, and transferred to your hotel in Athens. You will enjoy a free day at leisure in Athens, with an optional visit to the National Archaeological Museum. You can walk in the traditional area of Monastiraki, taste some souvlaki and gyros, and get to know this incredible city! In the evening we will enjoy a WELCOME DINNER at the Community Center of the Jewish Community of Athens. Overnight in Athens. (D)
DAY 2 – Monday March 4th – ATHENS
In the morning we will have a Tour of the Jewish Sites of Athens. This will include the 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 walk through Plaka, the beautiful area of old Athens, with picturesque paved streets and hundreds of boutique shops. Then we will enjoy dinner and a Greek folklore show with traditional Greek singing and dancing. Overnight in Athens. (B, D)
DAY 3 – Tuesday March 5th – 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, and learn about the rich Jewish history of the town. We then head to VOLOS, where we will arrive at about 2:45 PM. We will check into our hotel, and rest for a couple of hours. At 5:15 PM we will visit the Synagogue of Volos and the Holocaust Memorial of Volos. Dinner and overnight in Volos. (B, D)
DAY 4 – Wednesday March 6th – PELION, LARISSA, TRIKALA, METEORA, IOANNINA
After breakfast in Volos, we will have a short tour to PELION, visiting the picturesque village of Makrynitsa. We then proceed to LARISSA, where we will stop for 1 hour for visiting the Synagogue and the Monument of Jewish Martyrs of the Holocaust. We continue to TRIKALA, where we will stop for about 2 hours for visiting the Synagogue and having lunch. Then we will visit KALAMBAKA, a small town built at the foot of majestic gray rocks, where we will stop for about 1 hour for admiring the breathtaking METEORA monasteries. 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. (B, D)
DAY 6 – Friday March 8th – METSOVO, VEROIA, THESSALONIKI
After breakfast in Ioannina, we depart for METSOVO, a picturesque little town, where we will stop for one hour. Then we continue to VEROIA, a wonderful small town with an amazing old Synagogue in Barbouta area (the old Jewish quarter of Veroia). Then we head to THESSALONIKI, where we will arrive at about 2:00 PM. Settle in our hotel, go for lunch, and rest. In the evening we will enjoy a heartwarming Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner. Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B, D)
DAY 8 – Sunday March 10th – THESSALONIKI
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 and continue to Modiano market, in the heart of the former quarter of Jewish life in the city. We will proceed to 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.
After a short break for lunch, we will continue with a bus to get to know many more Jewish sites in Thessaloniki! We will 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 the villas of the wealthy Jews of the prewar period – some masterpieces among them! We will continue to 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, the White Tower, the Rotonda, Kamara, etc. Return to the hotel at about 5:00 PM. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki. (B, D)
DAY 9 – Monday March 11th – ATHENS
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). We 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 we 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 2:00 PM. Free time for lunch and rest. In the evening, we will have a Farewell dinner at a traditional Greek taverna with live bouzouki music, singing and dancing! There is no better way for ending this incredible tour, which will create memories for a lifetime! Overnight in Athens. (B, D)
DAY 10 – Tuesday March 12th – ATHENS
Transfer to the airport of Athens for our return flight. (B)
OPTIONAL – You can stay in Athens for more nights, before or after this Tour!
If you wish, you can arrive to Athens 1 or 2 nights BEFORE this Tour, that is on Friday March 1st or on Saturday March 2nd. OR you can depart from Athens 1 or 2 nights AFTER this Tour, that is on Wednesday March 13th or on Thursday March 14th.
There are many activities that you can have during your additional days in Athens! You can take an incredible one-day cruise to 3 Greek islands (Hydra, Poros, Aegina), at a discounted price. Or otherwise, you can take a Full-day tour to DELPHI, or a Full-day tour to Nafplion, Epidaurus, Mycenae.
If you prefer to spend a day in Athens, then you can visit the National Gallery of Greece (which includes countless masterpieces), or you can visit an incredible winery, and many more attractions!
* The additional cost for an extension of 1 day (1 night) is 68 EURO per person on double occupancy of the hotel room, and 129 EURO per person on single occupancy of the hotel room.
The total cost of this Tour is:
1485 EURO per person, when sharing Double (or twin) rooms at the hotels
1975 EURO per person, when having Single rooms at the hotels
1395 EURO per person, when sharing Triple rooms at the hotels
A downpayment of 740 EURO per person is required until Wednesday December 13th 2023.
The balance payment is due until Friday January 19th 2023.
Reserve and pay in full until Wednesday December 13th 2023, and receive an Early-Booking Discount of 90 EURO. So, in this case, the price will be 1395 EURO per person on double occupancy, 1885 EURO per person on single occupancy, and 1305 EURO per person on triple occupancy.
FULL REFUND in case of cancelling until January 22nd. In this case, only a 2% handling fee will be kept, for covering the credit card expenses.
15% cancellation fees from January 23rd to 31st. 30% cancellation fees from February 1st to 9th.
50% cancellation fees from February 10th to 16th. 70% cancellation fees from February 17th to 22nd.
90% cancellation fees from February 23rd to 27th. 100% cancellation fees (no refund) on February 28th or later.
* We consider 5:00 PM Greek time as the end of a day.
** In case of a passenger getting seriously ill (hospitalization required) shortly before the departure date, then 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 Wednesday December 13th by filling in the Booking form below!
The meals will include everything except pork and seafood. There will also be vegetarian choices.
There is a possibility of having FISH during the meals at the additional cost of 7 Euro per meal. It is also possible that the fish will be grilled while wrapped in aluminium foil and served with vegetables on plastic plates, with plastic forks and knives.
Alternatively, there is a possibility of having KOSHER MEALS at an additional cost of 27 Euro per lunch box or dinner box.
As soon as we receive this form from you, we will contact you, reply to any questions you may have, make a provisional reservation for you, and then we will send you the link to our secure website for proceeding to the deposit payment (or total payment if you prefer).
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