Kalòs orisate! Welcome to Athens International Airport, where you will be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist you with your luggage before you are transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Athenaeum InterContinental
Stretch your legs after your flight as your Adventure Guides check you in to this contemporary hotel, which boasts spacious rooms and a sophisticated décor.
Lunch On Your Own
If you arrive in the morning, feel free to indulge in one of the hotel restaurants for lunch or ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations for your first Greek meal.
Gather with your fellow Adventurers for a poolside private welcome reception and dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Cafézoe.
Kalimera! After breakfast at the hotel, board a coach to Panathenaic Stadium for a guided visit. Built entirely from white marble on top of the ancient Olympic site, this modern stadium was provides dramatic photo opportunities as you learn about its fascinating history. Junior Adventurers compete in a mini-marathon to win a prize fit for an ancient Olympic athlete!
Through the magic of interactive storytelling, a guide brings to life the history of this "sacred rock," as well as some of Greece's most iconic sites, such as the Parthenon. Experience breathtaking views from this extraordinary temple once dedicated to the virgin goddess, Athena.
Lunch and Afternoon On Your Own
Descend from the Acropolis into the pleasant Plaka neighborhood for a panoramic city tour before devouring a delectable lunch on your own. Take the rest of the afternoon to amble through the Plaka's winding streets as they pass under red-tiled roofs, quaint balconies and fragrant jasmine blossoms. Museums, monuments and a plethora of shops are just some of the delights that await you. Use your Acropolis ticket to enter such sites as the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Zeus! Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.
Welcome Dinner at Gerous Tou Moria
Celebrate your arrival in Greece in the heart of the Plaka at a memorable dinner in a traditional tavern, complete with entertainment. Savor traditional Greek cuisine, such as souvlaki and stuffed grape leaves served with divine local wines as you are surrounded by intoxicating scenery. Join the fun when the circle starts and try your step at Greek dancing!
Fuel up at the hotel on a hearty breakfast before embarking on a coach ride to mystical Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassus, explore the Temple of Apollo, as well as its theater and stadium. Your Adventure Guide regales you with the legend and lore of this enigmatic site, where commoners and kings came to ask the oracle questions about their fates. As you experience the captivating landscape, learn why so many gods of Greek myth called this earthly retreat home.
Lunch at Taverna to Patrikomas
Gather for lunch with your fellow Adventurers in this 19th-century stone building that houses an upscale eatery overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. Dine outside under a pergola dripping with leafy vines as you relish the some hearty mountain fare, such as a classic dish of moussaka, for which Greece is so famous.
Optional Visit to Delphi Museum
Either spend the afternoon shopping in the quaint town of Delphi or join your Adventure Guide for a visit to the Delphi Museum. Discover the treasures of ancient Greece in this extraordinary collection that features Hellenistic sculptures, pediments from the Temple of Apollo and the famed bronze Charioteer of Delphi.
Dinner On Your Own
Return to Athens in time for your evening meal. Visit the Hospitality Desk and ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for where you and your family can have the perfect Greek feast.
After breakfast at the hotel, depart by plane for sunny Santorini! Spectacular seascapes embrace this island made famous by the books of Jules Verne and speculation of its ties to mythical Atlantis. Created by a volcanic explosion, this stunning island features colossal slopes that cascade into the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
Wine Tasting and Lunch at Volcan Winery
Adults indulge in a delicious wine tasting event as Junior Adventurers get into grape stomping at the Volcan Winery, where vineyards have been tended for thousands of years. Sit down with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy a private lunch served "al fresco" and made with fresh, local ingredients. After lunch, wind your way down into the whimsical underground wine museum to hear stories about wine making and the owner's family history.
Vedema Resort and Santorini on Your Own
Settle into the sumptuous surroundings of your next hotel, Vedema Resort. This upscale hotel feels like a small island resort with its crystalline swimming pool and numerous amenities. Relax at the hotel or venture out into the town of Fira. Your Adventure Guides at the Hospitality Desk can offer ideas for how to spend the rest of your afternoon.
Dinner at Kallisti Taverna in Pyrgos
Sit down for dinner at this charming taverna in the mountain village of Pyrgos. Each meal is personally prepared by the owner-chef, who pours his passion for Greek cooking into every dish.
Set sail on a private traditional sailboat across the rippling azure waters of the caldera to a volcanic island. The boat is chartered for the entire day!
On the volcanic island, embark on a "lava walk" up to the volcano's rim as you marvel at the lunar-esque landscape. The walk takes you to the summit for views of the sea sweeping around the island. On the way, a local expert describes the geology and mythology of how Santorini was formed.
Swimming in the Mediterranean or Natural Springs Visit
After the lava walk, you can choose to either dive into the sea for a refreshing swim or splash in the natural springs for its therapeutic effects. Or both!
Lunch at Captain John's Taverna in Thirasia
Relax after the swim as we sail to the nearby fishing village of Thirasia. Soak up the magnificent seascapes as you dine on the water's edge at this family-run tavern.
Guided Walk Through Oia
Sail to Santorini and visit upscale Oia, where you can either ride a donkey or take the mini-bus to the main square. More energetic Guests may opt to hike up the cliff-side stairs for more fantastic views. Once you arrive at the square, stroll through Oia on a guided walk and learn about this quintessential Greek village. Then grab your camera and wander the winding cobblestone streets as you delight in the white-washed chapels, world-renown blue domes and Cycladic windmills that cling to the cliff surface.
Dinner On Your Own
Return to the hotel and venture out onto the most celebrated island of Greece for a delicious Mediterranean meal.
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel and spend the morning as you wish. Venture into Fira for shopping or lounge by the hotel pool. Enjoy the time to yourself!
Minoan Archaeological Site Akrotiri
With a guide explore the mysterious ruins of this "Minoan Pompeii" where some 16 centuries ago the volcano under Santorini erupted, carving the island into a crescent. At the museum, examine the eye-catching murals, artifacts and models of everyday life from this lost civilization.
Kamari Beach On Your Own
Feel the stunning black sands of Kamari Beach beneath your feet during this leisurely excursion. Watch the sunlight play on the Aegean as you walk along the shore or stretch out for a glorious rest as the breezes tease umbrella flaps and cypress trees alike. Choose from one of the many seaside tavernas for a relaxing lunch on your own.
Unwind at the Hotel
After lunch, return to Vedema Resort for a bit of recreation and relaxation. Spend some time at the pool, nestled in the lush gardens of the hotel's grounds. The hotel offers a pool with cool crystal waters, a playroom and much more.
High-Speed Ferry to Crete
Roar across the ocean in business class seats on a high-speed ferry as you leave Santorini for the rustic island of Crete. Dinner is provided in boxed meals to eat on the way.
Porto Elounda Resort
Arrive that evening at Porto Elounda Resort. As your Adventure Guides check you in, soak up the sumptuous décor of this world-class resort and its extraordinary setting.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before kayaking with an Adventure Guide across the aquamarine waters to the Venetian island fortress of Spinalonga! Guests may opt instead for a leisurely ride in a private boat transfer to the island. Disembark for a privately guided walking tour to learn about the haunting history of the island as you ponder the ruins of this "medieval ghost town."
Lunch On Your Own
Journey to the nearby fishing village of Plaka for lunch. Be sure to tap your Adventure Guides for restaurant recommendations!
Relax at the Resort
Spend the afternoon at the resort indulging in the many delightful amenities. Feel tensions melt away with a treatment from the Six Senses Spa or play a round of golf*. Splash in the Aegean at the sandy private beach or the refreshing swimming pool. Or sip a cocktail at one of the many lounges.
Dinner at the Resort
Kids dine in a private dining room as adults relish their choice of 2 outstanding resort restaurants and à la carte menus. Need help choosing a restaurant? Ask an Adventure Guide for a recommendation!
Disney Movie Night
After dinner, settle down for the evening in a private room to view a Disney Movie with snacks and drinks.
*Available at an additional cost.
Enjoy a resort breakfast before boarding the coach to see the Palace of Knossos. Woven into the myths of Icarus, King Minos, heroic Theseus and the Minotaur, this extraordinary palace still stands after millennia of wars, foreign invasions, earthquakes and volcanic explosions. Join your Adventure Guides for a privately guided visit of the site.
Olive Oil Tasting and Tsaziki Making in Arolithos
Discover the ancient ways of Crete in Arolithos, a village created to preserve the traditions of the islandincluding arts, crafts, cuisine and costume! Admire the artwork in displays of traditional embroidery, weaving and mosaics. At a private lunch outside under a vine-laden pergola, treat your tastebuds to an olive oil tasting and learn how to make tsaziki, a spicy yogurt and cucumber dip.
Make Your Own Kombolói
The kombolóialso known as "worry beads"have been used for centuries in Greek culture to relieve stress or merely pass time. In a private class, learn to make your own soothing string of beads which you can then take home as unique souvenirs.
Dinner On Your Own at the Resort
Porto Elounda offers 7 different dining experiences for your culinary pleasure this evening. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the perfect restaurant for you and your family.
After breakfast at the resort, take the coach for a ride into the mountains of Crete. At a rustic village, embark on a leisurely walk with the shepherds or even ride the back of a gentle donkey named Mikalis through picturesque olive groves and lush fruit orchards. Midway through your walk, get a private glimpse inside a local Byzantine Church.
Cheese Pie-Making Demo and Lunch at Café Karouzano
Welcome to the Cretan countryside! Our shepherd guide demonstrates how to make delicious cheese from sheep milk. Taste the cheese and other meze (appetizers) before heading to Café Karouzano for lunch on a private terrace. Learn how to make your own cheese pie with honey, and then devour your creation for dessert! Sip a glass of rakiGreek "firewater"to experience the full flavor of the bold Cretan culture.
Late Afternoon On Your Own at the Resort
Return to the resort in the late afternoon to relax and freshen up for the night's festivities.
Farewell Dinner in the Olive Grove
Raise your glass to say yassou at this divine feast with your fellow Adventurers in a verdant olive grove at the resort. Singers and dancers entertain you under the night sky, trees festooned with tiny white lights. Try out a step or two from your dancing lesson in Arolithos!
Bid your fellow Adventurers farewell as you enjoy one last meal in Greece.
Transfer to Airport
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say antío sas until you return!