Discover Greece - the Vacation Envy way!
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. In ancient times it was prominent and influential and is often called the cradle of Western civilization. The capital, Athens, retains landmarks dating back to B.C. and includes the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches which include the black sands of Santorini and the resorts of Mykonos
Our Greece package was created with adults in mind. Therefore, this package is not being offered to those 16 and under.
Monthly payments of $100 or more is required to maintain your reservations. Larger payments are strongly encouraged to ensure all financial deadlines are met.
FINAL DUE DATE: JULY 15, 2021
One domestic flight Santorini to Athens
2 Hydro Ferry Rides
2 nights in Athens
2 nights in Mykonos
3 nights in Santorini
Three tours (3)
English Speaking Tour Guides
VEI Travel Specialist
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(other rates available if you do NOT want the insurance)
Athens Hotel: Wyndham Grand
Mykonos Hotel: St. John Hotel
Santorini Hotel: Santo Miramare
Lunch and Dinner
Tips/Gratuity (drivers, guides, hotel staff)
Expenses of a Personal Nature
Valid PASSPORT is required.
Expiration date must be March 2022 or later.
NOTE: All negotiated rooms are standard. All airline seats are economy. Upgrades are not offered with group travel.
*Hotel accommodations are based on availability and are subject to change; another 4/5 star hotel may be used.
Departure Day Info
Departure City: To be announced (TBA)
Athens Hotel: Wyndham Grand
Mykonos Hotel: St. John Hotel
Santorini Hotel: Santo Miramare
SEPTEMBER 1: DEPART - Departure city - TBA
SEPTEMBER 2: ATHENS - Athens – Arrival
The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.
Accommodations: Wyndham Grand Athens
SEPTEMBER 3: ATHENS (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure, Hop on, Hop off tickets will be provided.
Arrive in Mykonos. Day at leisure.
SEPTEMBER 4: ATHENS TO MYKONOS (Breakfast) - - Breakfast at hotel. Two pieces of porterage per person is included at check out. Transfer to Athens port for an afternoon hydrofoil to Mykonos. An island of great natural beauty and a reputation of jet set destination. Enjoy the superb downtown and splendid beaches. Meet and greet upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Assisted check-in includes two piece of porterage per person.
Arrive in Mykonos. Day at leisure.
Accommodations: St. John Hotel
SEPTEMBER 5: MYKONOS (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. Mykonos. Half day tour included. Rest of day at leisure.
SEPTEMBER 6: MYKONOS TO SANTORINI (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. Mykonos and prepare to catch ferry to Santorini
Accommodations: Santo Miramare
Arrive in Santorini. Day at leisure.
SEPTEMBER 7: SANTORINI (Breakfast) - Half day tour of Santorini included. Bring your camera!
SEPTEMBER 8: SANTORINI (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. The day is at leisure. Cruise to Cretes will be offered for an additional cost.
SEPTEMBER 9: RETURN TO ATHENS FOR FLIGHT HOME - Breakfast at hotel. Prepare for check-out. Two pieces of porterage per person is included at check out. Transfer to Santorini airport for our flight to Athens (included). RETURN TO ATHENS FOR FLIGHT HOME.
REFUND POLICY: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER BOOKING. Deposits and payments are non-refundable and non transferable.
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After completing the reservation and submitting your deposit, you will receive an invoice (within 24-48 hours) from Freshbooks, Inc. Please check your spam/junk folders. All discounts and deposit amounts paid will be shown on your invoice. In addition, you will receive two emails: 1). vital information pertaining to your reservation; 2). information pertaining to travel insurance.
ATHENS: Acropolis, "HIGH CITY" with Parthenon and Erectheion: On your trip to Athens you cannot miss knowing the characters of Greek mythology in our special Acropolis soundwalk. Discovering this marble of ancient history and learning about the gods of Greek Mythology has never been this fun. Let Medusa, the goddess with the serpents as hair that turns everyone into stone be your guide. You will explore the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, intended for musical events by the Romans, the Propylae, which had a turbulent history, the temple of Athena and learn about the story of Nike the goddess that presided athletic competitions and military disputes. The Tour then takes you to the Parthenon and ends in the Erechtheum where Medusa reveals the truth behind her tragic story that made her a monster for ever.
MYKONOS: The whole territory of deserted Delos in one of the most important archeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city & amphitheater, then walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items used in everyday life. Includes visit to winery with wine tasting.
SANTORINI: Half Day Tour. Stop by Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan city dating back 3 500 years, was continuously settled for 3 000 years, from the middle of the 5C BC. Visit of the blue domes in Oia Continue to Venetsanos winery, founded in 1947 by Venetsanos family. an amazing terrace where you can sit and taste the Venetsanos wines selection (Nykteri, Assyrtiko, Mandilaria, Anagallis, Liasto) along with some yummy Greek nibbles (mostly locally produced).
Note: The tours may occur on different dates, exact itinerary will be provided about 30 days from departure.
Optional excursions are available at an additional cost.
A valid US passport is required.
The US passport must expire after March 2022
Initial $250 deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE! There will be no exceptions! Please ensure you and your roommate/traveling partner are in agreement with the terms and conditions of this trip. Roommates must submit deposits within 30 days of the first roommate submission. If additional information is needed, please email us at [email protected].
Monthly payments of $100 or more, PER PERSON is required to maintain your reservation. Three consecutive months of no payments will result in the cancellation of your reservation.
VEI doesn't want anyone to miss out on this fabulous deal, so once you are booked, we encourage everyone to make the required payments. Please see the Terms and Conditions for complete details.
Your reservation is NOT complete until each person occupying the room have completed the online booking process and submitted the $250 deposit. If you wish to mail in your booking information and deposit, please contact us at [email protected].
Roommates have 30 days to submit their deposit after the first roommate. Monthly payments should begin 30-45 after booking your reservation.
After you and your roommate complete the required booking and make your deposits, you will receive an invoice from FRESHBOOKS, Inc. within 72 hours. Please check the email address you provided and the SPAM/JUNK folders. You will also receive a Welcome Letter which will provide additional information regarding your reservation. If you don't receive anything within 72 hours, please email us at [email protected]
After making a monthly or bi-monthly payment, you will always receive an updated invoice within 48 hours of receipt (Freshbooks, Inc. or mail-in). In addition, at the beginning of each month, everyone will receive a copy of their most recent invoice. This won't be a demand for payment, but a friendly reminder of your remaining balance. If you do not receive an updated invoice after submitting a Freshbooks, Inc. payment or notification that your check has been deposited/cashed, please email us and let us know.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER BOOKING ONLINE and SUBMITTING YOUR DEPOSIT.
Please consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment.
1) There are no refunds after booking. Please ensure you and your roommate are in agreement with the terms and conditions of this trip.
2) Monthly payments are required to maintain your reservation. If a payment is not made within 90 days, your reservation could be cancelled.
3) Failure to pay the full balance by the advertised due date could result in the cancellation of your reservation.
4) A photocopy of your passport will be required 4 months prior to departure. Failure to provide a copy will result in YOU being responsible for purchasing your own airfare.
5) Trips planned by VEI require a moderate amount of walking. VEI can not/will not be responsible for anyone requiring special needs (wheelchairs, lifts, etc).
6) You have been advised to purchase travel insurance, to include cancellation coverage to protect your financial investment.
7) VEI is unable to select air seats and hotel rooms for those reservations within the Group Travel. When booking Group Travel, seat and room assignments are chosen solely by the vendor (airline/hotel).
8) You agree that all written correspondence between you and VEI will be via electronic mail (email). Please provide a valid email address.
9) My traveling partner and I are both US Citizens and have or will obtain US issued passports.
10) Your signature, completed booking form and $250 deposit indicates your agreement with items 1- 9 and the Terms and Conditions provided by VEI.
For all items, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries. Visitors on Greek vacations are drawn to the country's beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty. The nation's terrain is just as varied as its architectural heritage: idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Greece's historical sights are just as varied; the country is littered with just as many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples.
Athens – The Ancient and Modern City
No one should miss Athens with its wealth of archaeological treasures, its neighborhoods, its museums and art galleries, its restaurants and its port, Piraeus. The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in Athens and visible from almost anywhere in the city, an imposing hill in the center of Athens. On the summit of the Acropolis is the Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess, Athena Parthenos. Below the Acropolis is the Ancient Agora which is a wide expanse of ancient Greek remains. The Panathenaic Stadium which was built in the 4th Century BC as a venue for athletic contests is oval-shaped and was a running track with stone seating all around it. The stadium was restored in 1895 in order to host the 1896 Olympics with seats for 70,000 spectators. The Plaka is a self-contained area and an old historical neighbourhood of Athens It is also the site of many open-air restaurants to enjoy on your Greece vacation. In the Plaka, you can experience street musicians, flower sellers and much more.
Mykonos belongs to the Cyclades group of islands. Although it has acquired a reputation as a fun place in which to spend time on travel to Greece, there is much more to Mykonos than its nightlife and excellent beaches. The main town of Mykonos, also known as Chora, is very picturesque with its maze of narrow streets and harbour. The streets are full of shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants. The island has quite a few beaches offering all the expected facilities. At one end of Mykonos town is Little Venice known for its picturesque medieval houses which literally hang over the edge of the sea. The sunset here is renowned. There are several good museums in Mykonos which include the Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Aegean Maritime Museum and the Agricultural Museum.
Santorini is what you might imagine an archetypal Greek Island to be like with its white-washed houses and churches and blue sky. This very beautiful island was formed from a huge volcanic eruption which created a large lagoon in the middle of the island. It is consequently surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides. It still has an active volcano, the only one in the world whose crater is in the sea. Santorini has a reputation as being a romantic island with its crystal-clear waters. You can add to this the island’s amazing sunsets. Akrotiri is an ancient city dating back to the Minoan civilization (2700–1420 BC) which was rediscovered only 50 years ago when it was found under the volcanic ash from an earthquake in the 1600’s BC.
$199 deposit, per person
$200 per month, per person.
Payment plan must start 30 days after completing the reservation. You pick the day of the month.
Personal checks, Money orders, Bill Pay, VENMO, and Zelle are acceptable methods of payment. Credit cards are accepted by our supplier GoWay Travel. You will be required to complete a GoWay Travel Credit Card Authorization form for each transaction. In addition, there is a 5% transaction fee applied to EACH transaction.
FINAL DUE DATE:
Departure: SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2022
International Flight details available July 2021
Return: MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022
Domestic Flight details available January 2022
Athens Hotel: Wyndham Grand Athens
Mykonos Hotel: St. John Hotel Villas & Spa
Santorini Hotel: Costa Grand Resort & Spa
*Hotels subject to change without notice, another 4star hotel may be used.
ATHENS - Hop On Hop Off
Exploring Athens can mean lots of walking and climbing, which is a stressful endeavor in the Greek sun if you’re short on time. A hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus tour lets you cover more ground in less time, without using any extra energy. View the must-sees, learn their history from the onboard commentary, and hop on and off at the stops that interest you. Plus, explore beyond central Athens on the Piraeus route.
Discover two of Santorini’s most famous villages during this panoramic minibus tour. Climb aboard your air-conditioned minibus and travel to the iconic blue-domed church in Firostefani, stopping for photo opportunities before heading to Oia. Then, see the white-washed houses, castle ruins, and stunning views that are characteristic of Oia as you explore the village. Make sure to bring your camera to capture all of the beautiful scenery. Explore the villages Oia and Firostefani on a minibus tour. See the famous blue-domed Three Bells of Fira Church. Stroll through white-washed, cliffside streets of Oia.
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