This gem of the Aegean will satisfy your thirst for knowledge, lust for adventure, desire for partying and craving for cuisine. Opa!
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Our Greece trips score an average of 4.73 out of 5 based on 144 reviews in the last year.
TO ALL AT INTREPID TRAVEL, A heart-felt thank you to INTREPID TRAVEL for taking me to incredible places and on amazing adventures on my recent ten weeks to Mediterranean countries. Greatest gratitude to Natalie Scales-Melbourne Team Leader- Travel Consultant who organised 70 days of stress free travel with all seven flights, trips and all the other arrangements and the sound advice for the days not travelling with Intrepid tours going so smoothly to make my journey an unforgettable life time experience. My five Intrepid leaders in Europe were caring, efficient and organised and the single supplement accommodation was very comfortable with some great surprises like beautiful balcony views, tastefully decorated, roof top restaurants and locations. The Intrepid trips- Explore Spain and Portugal, Rome to Amalfi, Best of Italy, Dubrovnik to Athens and Athens to Santorini were all so different and I would recommend all of these to people who like small group travel, everyday being an adventure, active, going off the beaten track, being indulged int the culture of the people, meeting wonderful like-minded travellers and at this time of the year from July to September an endless summer. Feel free to share the comments of this email to those that should particularly appreciate my big thanks. I will definitely be travelling Intrepid again, a very happy customer! Kind Regards, Leanne Corrie
Review submitted 22 Oct 2017
We loved this trip. Our group and our leader, Dina, were fab. The accommodation was basic - clean, comfortable and perfectly adequate, but not luxurious. The itinerary was well-balanced - not too intense, time allowed for free exploration. We had insights and experiences we would never have got travelling independently. And we had so much fun!
Review submitted 22 Oct 2017
Swim and snorkel in the sparkling Aegean Sea
Give in to the romance of Greece’s most stunning island
Indulge in the bars and cafes of magnificent Mykonos
Discover the ancient Acropolis in Athens
Visit the 14th-century monasteries of Meteora, perched atop soaring karst pinnacles
Visit the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena among the mountaintop ruins of Delphi
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in Greece, you may find yourself travelling by:
Live like a local resident by hopping on a local bus. Cheap, efficient and fast, it’s a great way to get around Greece’s busy cities.
Australia: Not required
Belgium: Not required
Canada: Not required
Germany: Not required
Ireland: Not required
Netherlands: Not required
New Zealand: Not required
South Africa: Yes - in advance
Switzerland: Not required
UK: Not required
USA: Not required
Tipping is considered optional in Greece, but considering that most waiters and waitresses earn a low wage, rounding up the bill is considered polite. Tipping extra for good service is a personal choice – use discretion.
Internet access is good in Greece and internet cafes are easily found in most cities and major towns.
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good on mainland Greece, but less so on some of Greece’s more remote islands. Ensure global roaming is activated before you arrive.
Western-style, flushable toilets are the standard in Greece. Expect to pay a small fee when using public toilets in some parts of Greece.
Ticket for short metro trip = 2 Euro
Takeaway souvlaki = 2-3 Euro
Greek coffee in a cafe = 4 Euro
Beer in a bar or cafeteria = 4-6 Euro
Simple meal at a restaurant = 12 Euro
Drinking water from taps in Greece is considered safe, unless otherwise marked (tap water may not be of drinkable quality on some of Greece’s small and remote islands).
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores in Greece. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are common in Greece, so finding one won't be a problem in most towns and cities.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Greece go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/greece/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
1. Be considerate of Greece’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.
3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
4. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
5. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
8. Refrain from touching or interfering with ancient monuments, relics or historic sites.