Journey of Purpose and Discovery to Greece

Athens, Greece

24 reviews
May 23 - Jun 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 16
Journey of Purpose and Discovery to Greece
Athens, Greece

24 reviews

May 23 - Jun 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Nestled between the waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece’s captivating history and scenic beauty make it a perfect destination for the discerning Nanda traveler. Beginning in the capital of Athens, we’ll journey out to the magnificent islands — exploring the locals Greece, visiting Sifnos and Naxos. Venturing beyond the tourist trail to explore the “real” Greece. 

Enjoy a private locally guided exploration of Athens including The Acropolis & Parthenon. Meet the locals as you enjoy exquisite Greek food, sip Kitron and wine at local Taverna’s in local neighborhoods; Go off the beaten path to explore less touristy, but the largest of the Cyclades, Naxos, and neighboring Sifnos.  Enjoy a local cooking class, sample homemade cheeses, and learn how to make the local specialty liqueur Kitron; Wander narrow alleyways, take in the picture-perfect beaches, whitewashed blue domed buildings, and enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Enjoy a farewell dinner, sip on a cocktail, and enjoy a private Greek dance lesson on the beach.



Why Nanda Journeys

"It's all about customer service. Tapping the knowledge, expertise and communication capability of a Nanda Journeys means our group gets expert advice, customized to our interests, knows what to expect each step of the way, gets answers and help on all those impossible exceptions that crop up, and returns from the adventure having an experience that lasts a lifetime…and craving even more.”  G. Crispin - Business Owner

Read more about what people are saying about Nanda Journeys HERE

What’s included

  • Airfare
    Roundtrip economy airfare from New York
  • Hotel Accommodations
    Boutique 3-5 Star Accommodations
  • Most Meals
    Breakfast 6 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Entrance Fees
    All entrance fees and activities mentioned
  • National Guide
    English speaking guide to stay with you throughout the program
  • Local Guides
    Local Guides who will provide specialized local knowledge throughout the journey
  • Private local transport
    Private motor coach and driver
  • 24/7 Travel Support
    Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
  • Most Tips
    Tips for restaurants, local guides included
  • Passport
    Passport application, renewal are not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
  • Meals
    Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
  • Tips
    Tips for national guide, driver and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $3-$5 per day driver, $2-4 in room maid service.
  • Personal Items
    Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

Available Packages

Shared Room with flights

Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

Deposit: $500
Single Room with flights

Pricing per person including airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

Deposit: $500
Shared Room Land Only
Deposit: $500
Single Room Land Only
Deposit: $500


Day 1 & 2 - May 23-24
Travel to Greece

Depart from New York and make your way to Greece. 

Day 2 - May 24, 2023

Kalimera! Welcome to Greece. After clearing Immigration and Customs procedures, the group will be met by your Local Guide. Enjoy a city orientation with your guide and enjoy a local lunch in a Greek Taverna. 

Transfer to the COCO-MAT Athens a 5-star hotel in the heart of Athens. The birds’ installation that reaches for the skies, the ancient Roman mosaic floor in the lobby, the suites that reflect outstanding hospitality, the soothing lounge, the spa and the breath-taking roof garden with views to the Acropolis and all over Athens.  Take some time to relax, unpack and enjoy an early evening dinner (on own). 

Overnight: 5 Star COCO-MAT Athens (or similar)

Included meals: Lunch

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.

Your Organizer

Nanda Journeys
24 reviews
Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.


This trip was inspiring for me to reconnect with my family roots. It was so nice to see friends from a previous trip. I enjoyed all the music making experiences, especially making the bodhran at the Irish Institute of Music. The country side in Ireland is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing all the houses, land, and sheep. The Gap of Dunloe was incredible. This 2 hour trip in a horse drawn cart seemed like a Star Wars movie set. I am especially grateful for the connections we all made during the trip, whether it was with our Guide, the local people and with my fellow travelers.
By Barbara S for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 07 Aug, 2022
Barbara, we are thrilled that this experience in Ireland reconnected you to your roots! We absolutely loved putting this itinerary together. Thank you for your kind words and for continuing to travel with Nanda Journeys. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 07 Aug, 2022
The Music Education Journey through Ireland with Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer arranged by Nanda Journeys was extraordinary! Each detail, well planned with love by Nicola Balmain and Team, productively maximized opportunities for not only traveling throughout the country but experiencing the people, the sights, the food and for our particular interests - the music and culture! Our tour guide and driver were most attentive and professional insuring that we all had the best experiences possible! The magic of Ireland will be with us for a long time. With thanks and appreciation! Dr. Elise Sobol (New York, NY)
By Elise S S for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 03 Aug, 2022
Elise, thank you so much for your kind words. We are absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your journey across the Emerald Isle. The itinerary has quite joy become one of our favorites and we are exploring offering it as a cultural exploration of Irish Culture. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 03 Aug, 2022
This was an amazing trip. The Group immediately gelled into a family-like entity. The itinerary was fast paced, filled with great information and hands on experiences. I felt we were able to see the "real" Ireland, and not the usual tourist sites. The accommodations were top notch. The food was outstanding. The only thing that would have made it better would have been another week. I would do it all over in a heartbeat!
By William M for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 02 Aug, 2022
William, we couldn’t be more thrilled to read your kind words! It was so exciting putting this itinerary together for Dr. Brinckmwyer and her wonderful guests. So delighted you enjoyed it. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 03 Aug, 2022
This trip was wonderful! We immersed ourselves in the culture with music, dance, food, history, and many sites. The country was green, clean and the people very welcoming. Our guide was very good with making sure we saw and did not only the itinerary but added little surprises along the way to add to our experience. A very enjoyable trip.
By Helen M for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 28 Jul, 2022
We are so thrilled to read this Helen. It was such a pleasure putting this itinerary together !thank you for your kind words. See you next year!
By Nanda Journeys on 28 Jul, 2022
The trip felt like a dream. Every day we discovered a new WOW about the country or an experience that we had in our activities! The people, music, landscape, local establishments & food were all impeccable! Our guide was caring and worked hard to give us a top of the world experience! He was not only a guide but became a member of our group and new friend. Thank you Nanda & Lynn Brinckmeyer for arranging a high quality trip!
By Sheri T for Music Education Journey to Ireland with Dr Lynn Brinckmeyer on 27 Jul, 2022
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