TEEN ADVENTURE TRAVEL

DETAILS & HIGHLIGHTS

DURATION

14

DATES

July 23 – Aug 5, 2020 Available

Aug 8 – Aug 21, 2020 Available

ARRIVE / DEPART

Los Angeles, CA

AGES

17 – 18

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit the Acropolis of Athens
  • Travel to the Islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Naxos
  • Sail to Santorini's Volcano
  • Snorkel and Sunbathe on Mykonos
  • Explore the Ruins of Delos
  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Zeus
  • Learn to Cook Greek Cuisine
TUITION

$6,595

Includes round trip airfare

Greek Islands – 14 DAY

The Greek islands ignite the imagination and satisfy the soul with a history laced in mythical tales and told through ancient, sun-bleached ruins. On your trip to Greece, you'll explore the city of Athens and island hop around the Cyclades archipelago with stops on Santorini, Mykonos and Naxos. These islands are known for their beaches, ancient sites, rugged landscapes and traditional blue-and-white stucco towns overlooking the sea. Enjoy a balance of relaxing and adventure activities including, sailing, soaking in hot springs, shopping, hiking, snorkeling, beach time, exploring ancient ruins, cooking classes and so much more!

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Explore 5th-Century BC Landmarks

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Explore 5th-Century BC Landmarks

Explore the city’s dominating 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora of Athens and so much more.

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Explore 5th-Century BC Landmarks

Explore 5th-Century BC Landmarks

Explore the city’s dominating 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora of Athens and so much more.

02

Sail Around Santorini

Sail Around Santorini

Experience the beauty of Santorini while sailing the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Sail around the island and into the famous Palea Kameni caldera, a flooded volcanic crater, on a chartered catamaran. Stop to soak the Nea Kameni hot springs; swim, snorkel and relax at picturesque beaches.

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Explore The Island Of Delos

Explore The Island Of Delos

According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades archipelago. Apollo's sanctuary attracted pilgrims from all over Greece and Delos was a prosperous trading port. The archaeological site, also a UNESCO world heritage site, is exceptionally extensive and rich and conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port.

04

Summit Mt. Zas

Summit Mt. Zas

Hike to the summit of Mt Zeus, the mythological stomping grounds of Zeus. Tucked away on the slopes of the mountain is a small cave where Zeus was born. The summit also marks the highest point in the Cyclades archipelago. From the top, we'll be treated to sweeping views of the rest of the island and other islands that dot the Aegean Sea.

05

Relax And Sunbathe On Mykonos

Relax And Sunbathe On Mykonos

After so much activity we'll make sure to take plenty time to relax on the best beaches. We'll rent umbrellas and beach chairs to get that perfect shade sun combination. We'll end our beach day with a competitive paddle ball competition.

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Stay In Quintessential Greek Houses

Stay In Quintessential Greek Houses

We'll spend our nights in the quintessential white washed houses that line the cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. In the evenings we'll make our way through the maze of narrow cobble stone streets for dinners at our favorite restaurants.

07

Greek Cooking Class

Greek Cooking Class

Enjoy a 4-hours hands-on private culinary experience in a traditional house in the heart of Naxos. Chop, smash, saute, broil, baste and serve. We’ll cook and eat a typical Naxian menu and dine with our new local chef friends. You'll get a recipe book of the foods you cook to take home.

DAYS

ITINERARY

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01

ARRIVAL TO ATHENS, GREECE

All participants will be met at Los Angeles International Airport by their Wild Traveler leaders. After a few ice breakers and some get to know you games, we will take our international flight to Athens, Greece. Upon arrival, we’ll take the train to Plaka, located in the heart of the city. Plaka is without a doubt one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Athens, with its narrow streets, lovely neoclassical buildings, small cafes, souvenir shops and ancient ruins in almost every corner. Plaka is in the heart of the center of Athens, just under the Acropolis hill creating a feeling of nostalgia of ancient Athens.

02-03

EXPLORE 5TH-CENTURY BC LANDMARKS

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. We’ll explore the city’s dominating 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings, Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Ancient Agora of Athens. In the evenings we’ll catch a movie at the outdoor theater and explore the shopping streets of the old town.

04

FERRY TO SANTORINI

After breakfast, we’ll shuttle to the port and catch our first ferry and take it to Santorini. Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera overlooking the sea. We’ll stay in one of the quintessential blue and white houses that line of hillside along Santorini’s beautiful coast line. We’ll take the afternoon to explore the old town, eat, hang out on the beach and relax.

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TESTIMONIALS

The biggest thing i learned was how to co-exist with other people and work together.”

Russell, age 14

This trip exceeded my expectations it was much more beautiful and adventurous then I thought t would be and I LOVE that.”

Sophie, age 14

I gained lifelong friends, a PADI SCUBA certification, and a new love for surfing. I had an amazing trip and wonderful time!”

Anne, age 14

The activities were so much fun and I truly enjoyed getting the opportunity to do such amazing things!”

Talia, age 14

I signed up for the trip just looking to spend some relaxing time in Hawaii and I got SO much more.”

Bruce, age 14

I definitely gained independence, confidence, and being able to be close with people I didn’t know before.”

Taegan, age 14

Getting SCUBA certified was AMAZING! It was definitely worth every second and Jack’s Diving Locker was perfect.”

Charlie, age 14

It was incredible taking my first breath underwater and it’s something I will keep with me forever. It was so fun and memorable and just amazing!”

Remi, age 14

A truly AMAZING trip!”

Isabelle, age 14

I learned how to be more outdoorsy and not be so afraid of bugs and other wildlife. I learned to open myself to exciting experiences and take risks, and I gained a great new group of friends and a newfound greater sense of maturity.”

Remi, age 14
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PACK LIST

Getting your gear together as you get ready for your trip can be exciting. All of the items listed in the PDF are important and will be used during our trip, so please pack everything on the list. With that in mind, please resist bringing additional items, because space is limited. You can find examples of items on our Gear Recommendations page.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding our Greek Islands teen adventure. Have additional questions? Give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

01.ARE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Flights between Los Angeles, CA and Athens, Greece are included in the price. We are happy to make arrangements if the participant would rather meet their trip leaders in Athens, Greece.

02.WHICH ISLANDS DO WE VISIT?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

We'll spend three days and three nights on each of the following islands; Santorini, Mykonos, and Naxos. We take a day trip to Delos, an island just off the coast of Mykonos. We'll also have three nights in Athens, Greece.

03.Where do we stay?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

We'll spend our nights in the quintessential Greek white washed houses built into the hillside centrally located in the old towns. Our houses are fully equipped with a kitchen, full bathrooms, female and male separated bedrooms, common area and breezy balconies.

04.How do we travel?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Our leaders will meet all participants at Los Angeles International Airport (unless other arrangements have been made). We'll fly round trip together between LAX to Athens, Greece. During the course of our trip, we travel by van, ferries, catamaran and by foot. Our leaders are with our participants for the entirety of the trip.

05.Can I call family during the trip?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Participants will call home as soon as they meet their Wild Traveler leaders at Los Angeles International Airport, and again on departure day. If needed, participants are welcome to call home at anytime during the trip. Parents are also welcome to contact their child at anytime during the trip. Families can follow along with our teen adventure as it happens by logging into our online trip journal. Our trip journal is updated every 2-3 days by the group.

06.Do I need to apply for a visa?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

U.S. citizens may enter Greece without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. We recommend that you have at least six months of validity to avoid any travel disruptions.

07.What do we eat?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Greek food spreads its culinary influence throughout Europe and beyond. It is known as some of the best food in the world! With an age old tradition, Greek cuisine has been greatly influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. We'll cook most breakfasts and lunches together at the house. We’ll eat most dinners out on the town chosen by our group. We have no problem accommodating most dietary restrictions.

08.Will we do laundry during the trip?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Yes, we'll have access to washing machines and dryers or dry lines.

09.Do I need any additional vaccinations?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need any additional vaccinations to travel to Greece. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Greece.

10.What will our days be like?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Your days will be balanced with adventure activities and relaxation. We'll typically have either full day or half day activities. We will have downtime on days with shorter planned activities. You, with the rest of the group, will decide on options. Popular options include shopping around the old town, going to the beach, playing games or watching movies at the house.

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