Greece

Greece program highlights and sights:

  • Play games vs. local Greek teams

  • Sightseeing in Greece, one of the world's most historic cities, as well as Thessaloniki on the Greek coast

  • Visit Athens Olympic Sports Center

  • The Acropolis!

  • And some serious volleyball!

The A1 Ethniki, often referred to as the Greek Volleyball League, is the highest professional volleyball league in Greece. It is run by the Hellenic Volleyball Federation. It is considered one of the top national leagues in European volleyball, as its clubs have made significant success in European competitions. 

 

The Greek Women’s Volleyball League began with 1969-70 season and is also organized by Hellenic Volleyball Federation. The current champion is Olympiacos.

 

Panathinaikos won the first championship, in season 1969-70. During first decade, Panathinaikos and ZAON Kifissia dominated. Panathinaikos continued to dominate the next years, having won 24 championships so far, the most of all teams.

Athens, the capital city of Greece, is an ancient city, steeped in many centuries of history. Home of the Olympics, the original modern-day Olympic Games were held in the city of Athens over 100 years ago. In 2004, the Olympic Games finally returned here and the city underwent an enormous facelift. Within Athens there are eight large hills, including the Acropolis. A trip to the Greek capital's most famous tourist attraction, the impressive Parthenon, built on the Acropolis around 2,500 years ago, will be memorable to say the least.

 

Some of the top places of interest include the Agora - a grand, ruined Roman building that was funded by Roman emperors; the Temple of Zeus - built around 1,500 years ago for the worship of the Greek God Zeus; Hadrian's Arch - originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with the original town of Athens; and the stunning Dionysos Theatre - the world's oldest theatre where many great plays have been performed over the years. 

Tour 9101
Greece – Athens and Thessaloniki

 

Day 1    Departure from the USA or Canada
Day 2    Arrival Athens, transfer to accommodation in Athens area
Day 3    Sightseeing Athens - visit the Acropolis 
Day 4    Visit Olympic Sports Center of Athens, evening match
Day 5    More sightseeing Athens - Plaka Square and Monastiraki
Day 6    Transfer to Thessaloniki
Day 7    Guided tour of Thessaloniki
Day 8    Visit ancient cities of Vergina and Pella
Day 9    Visit famous beaches of Chalkidiki
Day 10  Transfer to Thessaloniki airport, return flight
 
Participant Prices:
Starting at US$1900 per person March-April departure
Starting at US$2400 per person June-August departure
Starting at CAD2300 per person March-April departure
Starting at CAD2900 per person June-August departure

 

Prices are based on departure from New York or Toronto, with 40 people traveling and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges which are approx. $ 250.00 - $ 350.00 per person. Contact us for a detailed price quote and itinerary.

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