Athens & Hydra

Thursday 17th – Wednesday 23rd September 2020

From £1,305pp

Where age-old ruins pierce striking blue skies, Greece will immerse you into a world of archaeological riches and natural beauty. Start your Trefoil Guild trip in Athens where you’ll explore the city’s ancient ruins and nearby towns, as well as the marble-clad Panathenaic Stadium, before sailing to the island of Hydra. Blissfully free of cars, Hydra is a time capsule of elegant monasteries and historic museums, where the clip-clop of mules and the smiles of friendly locals offer the warmest of welcomes.

Explore the ancient ruins of Greece
Visit Athens & local towns
Discover Hydra's age-old monasteries
  • What’s Included
    • 4 nights’ half board in 3-star accommodation based on twin share rooms in Athens
    • 2 nights’ half board in 3-star accommodation based on twin share rooms in Hydra
    • Return flights from the UK to resort
    • Return airport transfers
    • Coach transfers to all pre-organised excursions
    • Services of a Venture Abroad Representative throughout the trip
    • Travel insurance for passengers aged 85 and under
    Excursions:
    • Ancient Corinth, Nafplion & Mycenae Day Trip
    • Acropolis Visit
    • Panathenaic Stadium Tour
    • National Archaeological Museum
    • Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre
    • Monasteries of Hydra Visit

    Prices are per paying passenger and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and a minimum of 20 paying passengers.

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Depart the UK for Athens, transfer to your hotel and enjoy your first evening meal.

    Day 2

    After breakfast, depart for Ancient Corinth, an important city for numerous civilisations. In the afternoon, stop off at the archaeological site of Mycenae and spend some time in the beautiful Peloponnese port town of Nafplion. Evening meal at your hotel.

    Day 3

    Following breakfast, enjoy a day in Athens, including visits to the Acropolis and its museum, as well as the Panathenaic Stadium. Evening meal at a local taverna.

    Day 4

    Visit the National Archaeological Museum and the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre, then head back to Athens for an evening at leisure. Enjoy a meal at your hotel.

    Day 5

    After breakfast, take a ferry to the beautiful island of Hydra. Motor vehicles are prohibited, so you’ll find donkeys, mules and water taxis in their place. Explore the main town, where most of its visitors are from Athens or the local area, and soak up the island’s unspoilt beauty. Evening meal at your hotel.

    Day 6

    Visit the Historical Museum of Hydra for a look at Greece’s modern history, then spend the afternoon exploring some of Hydra’s 6 monasteries and 300 churches and chapels. Final evening meal.

    Day 7

    Following breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer back to the mainland. Depart Athens for the UK.

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