Dubrovnik to Athens Overview

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Dubrovnik to Athens.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Experience the seaside charm of Dubrovnik, beaches of Levkas and ancient culture of Athens

This adventure combines the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of Macedonia and Albania to create the perfect balance between old and new. Hang out in Dubrovnik's Old Town, cruise around Lake Ohrid, admire Ioannina's archeological glories and sample some moussaka in Greece's capital. This whirlwind adventure through the Balkans is the best way to check out regional hot spots while also experiencing a hefty dollop of cultural hospitality.

  • Fulfil your cultural cravings in Dubrovnik
  • Laze on a beach in sunny Levkas
  • Explore the birthplace of Western civilisation in Athens
  • Cruise around stunning Lake Ohrid by boat

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Finish:

    Athens, Greece
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (13 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Private Bus, Public bus
  • Included activities:

    Boat ride on Lake Ohrid, Dajti Mountain Cable Car, Day trip to Zagoria villages, Wine tasting

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    179kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement will be available for this trip. Please see trip notes for details.

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About Albania , Croatia , Greece , Macedonia , Montenegro

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Day 1 Dubrovnik

Arrive in the scenic seaport town of Dubrovnik and admire the Renaissance and Gothic architecture while walking through the winding marble streets. Explore the charming Old Town, stately Placa Stradun and Sponza Palace, or just kick back with the catch of the day at an alfresco restaurant and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere.

Day 2 Kotor

Walk around the city walls of Kotor for incredible views of the bay, or perhaps take a cruise out to the impressive Kotor fjords. Afterwards, explore historic Grubonja Palace, the Northern Gate and St Tryphon Cathedral while ambling through the streets of this charming coastal gem.

Days 3-4 Tirana

Experience the unique mixture of cultures and customs that make up Tirana, Albania’s capital city. Admire the colorful Italian and Turkish inspired architecture mingling with somber Soviet remnants, and the impressive Et’hem Bey Mosque, an important monument signifying the rebirth of religious freedom in Albania after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Take a cable car ride up Dajti Mountain for breathtaking views of the city below.

Days 5-6 Ohrid

One of the oldest human settlements in the world, Ohrid has a wealth of historic sites and religious monuments to discover. Wander the vibrant Old Bazaar and pick up a bargain or two on a guided orientation walk. Then relax on a scenic boat ride on the turquoise waters of Lake Ohrid.

Days 7-8 Skopje

Take a step back to Ottoman time while in Skopje, Macedonia’s political and cultural centre. Visit the Daut Pasha Hamam, meander through Macedonia Square and cross the iconic stone bridge to the city’s Old Bazaar. Enjoy a Balkan wine tasting experience in the Tikvesh wine region, or make the humbling journey to the Holocaust Museum.

Day 9 Pelister National Park

Hike around the mountains of stunning Lake Prespa and explore the ruins of abandoned villages dotting the landscape, or just relax on the shore of this incredible freshwater lake.

Days 10-11 Ioannina

With astounding archaeological sites, islands of extreme beauty, bucolic villages and some of the freshest food you’ll ever taste, Ioannina has something to please even the most seasoned of travellers. Take a daytrip to nearby Zagoria villages, before reveling in the lively local nightlife.

Days 12-13 Levkas

Rest and relax in the rumored birthplace of the Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Follow the tourist trail to the blue waters and soft sands of Porto Katsiki beach, or perhaps hike or cycle around the surrounding mountains.

Days 14-15 Athens

Named after the goddess of wisdom, Athens is a melting pot of awe-inspiring historical sites and modern cosmopolitan culture. Visit the ancient Acropolis, the National Gardens, the dramatic Temple of Olympian Zeus and the original Olympic Stadium. Afterwards, say a fond farewell to the birthplace of Western civilisation by tucking into a final group dinner of Greek cuisine and a shot (or two) of ouzo.
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