Spotlight on Greece plus 13 Day Greek Island Hopping

Tour Length
17 days
From
US$2945
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  • Audz
  • Audz
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
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Spotlight on Greece plus 13 Day Greek Island Hopping
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Great way to see the best of Greece

20 Jun 2016 - 06 Jul 2016

so these are actually two separate tours which means there will be two groups of contiki people.

First Was Spotlight on Greece
this was FULL ON. just non stop on and off the bus I would not recommend doing this tour in summer I actually managed to get heat stroke on the second day and actually missed out on the first night out because I was so sick.
It was very educational and we did see a lot of cool things. I suggest bringing a hat and apply heaps of sunscreen! bring water with you everywhere! we had 51 people in this group!
way to big of a group it's very hard to even remember peoples names! and groups form very fast!
The accommodation was pretty decent I really liked Zafolia Hotel best ( in Athens) it was just really nice and the buffet breaky was the best I've ever had in my life - it does seem to be in the middle of no where though. Greece is Super Cheap so that was awesome. since you get 4 days in Athens it gets a bit boring but the shopping is great!

Second tour was the Greek Island Hopping
where some people from spotlight on Greece continue with you or go on a different tour. The Greek islands were amazing! Cheap as well but not as cheap as Athens. All the accommodation is fairly nice but you will need to catch a bus or taxi if you want to go shopping. The Santorini Accommodation was a bit of a let down it seemed like it was in the middle of nowhere...
My highlight was probably Mykonos so much fun! (be aware there is no Wi-Fi reachable in your room though I came home with a $300 phone bill because I ended up using my phone data) All of the lobby's had free Wi-Fi though.
if you are prone to motion sickness! stock up on motion sickness tablets! highly recommend the Greek island hopping boat extra me time even though I spent most of it throwing up :| it was truly a beautiful experience :)

also you catch Ferry's from each island that can take up to 5 hours but they are huge!!! so your unlikely to get motion sickness :)

the clubbing was honestly a bit of a let down I did except we were going to go to cooler places or at least somewhere with cheaper drinks. I suggest pre drinking ...some of the alcohol at the bars tasted very cheap! This tour was very alcohol fuelled but not all of us went out every night to get smashed I actually preferred to drink by the pool during the day :)
this tour had 81 people on it......so be prepared!
check out the Pool party bar place next to the place you stay at in Ios it went off! :) and buy your self a heap of breezes for your pres from the convenient store! no ID checks!

This tour is the perfect length to see the highlights of Greece :) we had mike and Ed as our leaders and they were fantastic I felt safe and well looked after.

Review written Aug 2016

My Contiki was: relaxing, fun, HOT

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  • Audz
  • Audz
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Spotlight on Greece plus 13 Day Greek Island Hopping
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Great way to see the best of Greece

20 Jun 2016 - 06 Jul 2016

so these are actually two separate tours which means there will be two groups of contiki people.

First Was Spotlight on Greece
this was FULL ON. just non stop on and off the bus I would not recommend doing this tour in summer I actually managed to get heat stroke on the second day and actually missed out on the first night out because I was so sick.
It was very educational and we did see a lot of cool things. I suggest bringing a hat and apply heaps of sunscreen! bring water with you everywhere! we had 51 people in this group!
way to big of a group it's very hard to even remember peoples names! and groups form very fast!
The accommodation was pretty decent I really liked Zafolia Hotel best ( in Athens) it was just really nice and the buffet breaky was the best I've ever had in my life - it does seem to be in the middle of no where though. Greece is Super Cheap so that was awesome. since you get 4 days in Athens it gets a bit boring but the shopping is great!

Second tour was the Greek Island Hopping
where some people from spotlight on Greece continue with you or go on a different tour. The Greek islands were amazing! Cheap as well but not as cheap as Athens. All the accommodation is fairly nice but you will need to catch a bus or taxi if you want to go shopping. The Santorini Accommodation was a bit of a let down it seemed like it was in the middle of nowhere...
My highlight was probably Mykonos so much fun! (be aware there is no Wi-Fi reachable in your room though I came home with a $300 phone bill because I ended up using my phone data) All of the lobby's had free Wi-Fi though.
if you are prone to motion sickness! stock up on motion sickness tablets! highly recommend the Greek island hopping boat extra me time even though I spent most of it throwing up :| it was truly a beautiful experience :)

also you catch Ferry's from each island that can take up to 5 hours but they are huge!!! so your unlikely to get motion sickness :)

the clubbing was honestly a bit of a let down I did except we were going to go to cooler places or at least somewhere with cheaper drinks. I suggest pre drinking ...some of the alcohol at the bars tasted very cheap! This tour was very alcohol fuelled but not all of us went out every night to get smashed I actually preferred to drink by the pool during the day :)
this tour had 81 people on it......so be prepared!
check out the Pool party bar place next to the place you stay at in Ios it went off! :) and buy your self a heap of breezes for your pres from the convenient store! no ID checks!

This tour is the perfect length to see the highlights of Greece :) we had mike and Ed as our leaders and they were fantastic I felt safe and well looked after.

Review written Aug 2016

My Contiki was: relaxing, fun, HOT

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 3 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel, 11 nights in hotels
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry crossings (tourist class) & coach transfers
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • “Welcome to Greece” information pack

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & local guide
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 19 meals:
  • 14 continental breakfasts
  • 5 three-course dinners

Inclusions

  • 4 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Visit the famous Plaka area
  • Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis
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Me Time

  • A Traditional Athens Affair
  • Hidden treasures of Mykonos
  • Delos Tour
  • Mykonos Beach Hopping
  • Sunset in Oia
  • Highlights & Volcano Cruise
  • Sailing Spectacular Ios
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$173
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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