Greece

Greek Island Hopping

SANTORINI, CRETE & THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

The Experience

SET SAIL THROUGH THE WARM WATERS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. EXPLORE THE INCREDIBLE ISLANDS, CRETE, AMORGOS, NAXOS, & SANTORINI ON THIS ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE!

Trip Highlights

  • Climb the Acropolis and get up close and personal with the Parthenon
  • Wander the streets and markets of the historical Monastiraki neighborhood of Athens
  • Taste freshly made cheese and honey at small family run farm in Crete
  • Sail in the world famous Santorini Caldera
  • Explore the iconic pebble-lined streets and small family-owned shops of Santorini
  • Escape the tourist track and explore some of the Greek island’s best kept secrets on the “local’s choice” islands of Amorgos and Naxos

Program Overview

“Picture perfect” is an understatement! We will not only snag the perfect IG snapshot, but truly experience the best of the Greek Islands. From warm sandy beaches and quaint towns with whitewashed houses and rugged clifftops, to historic relics at every turn, Greece delivers constant awe.

Hop from island to island and sail to the world famous caldera in Santorini. Find out exactly why the warm Mediterranean waters live up to the hype, and eat all the incredible Greek food your heart desires. We will also have the opportunity to interact with locals and experience the islands from a true local perspective.

We can’t wait for you to join our network of travelers and connect with new friends as we go island hopping this summer!

KEY DESTINATIONS

REGION: EUROPE

COUNTRY: GREECE

CITY: ATHENS

ISLAND: SANTORINI, CRETE, AMORGOS, NAXOS

"MEETING TOTALLY NEW PEOPLE AND TURNING THOSE CONNECTIONS INTO DEEP FRIENDSHIPS REALLY BOOSTED MY CONFIDENCE."

- MASON W. NAPLES, FL

PROGRAM ITINERARY

THIS ITINERARY IS AN APPROXIMATION OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM EXPERIENCE. THE ORDER OF ACTIVITIES ON YOUR TRIP MAY CHANGE.
IF A PARTICULAR SCHEDULED EXPERIENCE IS CANCELED, WE MAY REPLACE IT WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY.

Day 1: Arrival Day

Day 1: Arrival Day

Welcome to Athens!

Our Teen Travel Network Trip Leaders will meet you in the Athens airport arrivals terminal wearing their TTN t-shirts.

We will spend this first day settling into our accommodation and building connections with fellow travelers. Before we sleep off our jetlag, we will enjoy a local welcome dinner.

Day 2: Athens

In Athens, we’ll find breathtaking sights around every corner as we familiarize ourselves with Greek life.

Time to visit the Acropolis and get to know Athens a bit better by doing a bike tour of the historic center where Western Civilization was born over 4,000 years ago!

Afterwards, say farewell to Athens as we make our way to Crete on an overnight ferry!

Days 3-5: Crete

See everything Crete has to offer and explore like locals in Chania, Rethymno, Zaros and Heraklion.

Stroll down the streets of historic town centers, make a pit stop at Lake Kournas, a beautiful bright blue lake in the mountians, and hike through family tended olive groves. Take in all of the sights, smells and sounds as we cover an incredible amount of ground moving from one side of the island to the other–city by city.

We’ll even get to visit a family owned farm! In this truly off-the-beaten-path experience we see dedication to tradition in action as we try fresh cheese, learn Greek dances and meet the family that has kept this farm going for decades.

Days 6-8: Santorini

As we approach this iconic island by ferry, get a first look at the distinctive white and blue domes, adorable cliffside houses and clear blue waters that make Santorini one of the most popular Greek Isles.

We will eat, hike, swim, snorkel and sail our way around this beautiful island where volcanic craters and cliffs collide with red sand beaches and unbelievable views of the Mediterranean Sea.

There’s a whole lot more than tourism to Santorini: new friendships form while enjoying Greek barbeque on the deck our private catamaran and your heart will beat to the sound of rhythmic clapping as we celebrate under the stars the Greek way. Get lost down small alleyways packed with shops selling handmade souvenirs to bring home as memories of our time spent exploring Santorini together.

Days 8-11: Amorgos and Naxos

See you later Santorini! Next up: Amorgos, a wild and beautiful island criss-crossed with walking paths and dotted with fragrant herbs.

See the more bustling highlights of Amorgos with a tour of Chora, the island’s capital city known for its unique cycladic style. Check out a famous shipwreck from the ’80s, and soak up the Grecian summer sun as we spend some time in the warm waters at the beach.

We’re coming for you, Naxos! In Naxos, we’ll feel as if we have traveled back in time. Naxos is well known in Greek mythology — in fact, Zeus himself is said to have grown up here. Explore the ancient Kastro castle and the Portara, a famous doorway made of stone. Greek island hopping wouldn’t be complete without taking a cruise on a traditional wooden vessel to the island of Koufonisia and Ano Koufonissi , where we will swim in turquoise waters and eat some amazing local food.

Day 12: Athens

Take one last look at the islands that we’ve gotten to know so intimately as we take the ferry back to Athens.

In Athens, we’ll get packed, say our final goodbyes and celebrate our time together over an authentic Greek farewell dinner.

Day 13: Departure Day

Before we know it, our Greek Island Hopping adventure has come to an end.

Head​ ​to​ the airport with​ ​incredible memories​, new friends, and confidence that​ ​will​ ​benefit you for life!

TTN Trip Leaders will accompany travelers to the airport and check them in for their flights home.

As you settle into your seat for the journey home, reflect on the things you saw, the people you met, and places you went. We’ll see you on your next adventure! Welcome to the Network!

Dates & Tuition

13-Day Travel Program
2024 Dates
 JUN 23 – JUL 5, 2024
 JUL 9 – JUL 21, 2024
Trip Duration: 13 days
Tuition: $5,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Language Hours: N/A
Accommodations: Hotels
Age Range: 14-18 Years Old
Arrival Airport: Athens (ATH)
Departure Airport: Athens (ATH)

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