DAY 1 – Sunday October 22nd – 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 October 23rd – 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 October 24th – 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 October 25th – 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 October 27th – 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 October 29th – 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 October 30th – 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 October 31st – 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 October 20th or on Saturday October 21st. OR you can depart from Athens 1 or 2 nights AFTER this Tour, that is on Wednesday November 1st or on Thursday November 2nd.
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 119 EURO per person on single occupancy of the hotel room.
The total cost of this Tour is:
1295 EURO per person, when sharing Double (or twin) rooms at the hotels
1695 EURO per person, when having Single rooms at the hotels
1195 EURO per person, when sharing Triple rooms at the hotels
A downpayment of 450 EURO per person is required until Friday July 7th 2023.
The second deposit of again 450 EURO per person is required until Thursday August 10th 2023.
The balance payment is due until Thursday September 21st 2023.
FULL REFUND in case of cancelling until September 12th. In this case, only a 2% handling fee will be kept, for covering the credit card expenses.
15% cancellation fees from September 13th to 21st. 30% cancellation fees from September 22nd to September 30th.
50% cancellation fees from October 1st to 7th. 70% cancellation fees from October 8th to 13th.
90% cancellation fees from October 14th to 18th. 100% cancellation fees (no refund) on October 19th or later.
* We consider 5:00 PM Greek time as the end of a day.
** In case of a passenger getting sick with Covid-19, or another serious disease that requires hospitalization) 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 Friday July 7th by filling in the Booking form below!
The meals will include everything except pork and seafood.
There is a possibility of having KOSHER MEALS at an additional cost: 26 Euro per lunch box or dinner box.
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