There is no comparison to a summer break spent in Greece! Explore this iconic Mediterranean country during one of the most stunning times of year. With sun-drenched beaches, fascinating history, and world-class sunsets, Greece truly has it all.
Cruise through crystal clear waters, indulge in the local cuisine and enjoy the island nightlife. You are sure to fall in love with everything this remarkable destination has to offer.
Experience Greece like a local while island hopping your way through the Greek islands on this tour designed just for young adults.
- Centrally located accommodation in Athens, Paros, Mykonos, and Santorini
- Ground transportation and ferries
- Private walking tour of Athens
- Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros orientation walk
- All breakfasts
- Three dinners
- Two TFT guides
- A cooking lesson- learn how to make your own delicious Greek cuisine!
- A sunset sail around Santorini- toast to new friends while admiring the views!
- Day trip to the island of Delos, an island reserved for the Greek gods and a present day archaeological site
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ATHENS
Explore downtown Athens on a private walking tour. Learn about the city’s rich history and navigate its winding streets and vibrant markets. Wrap up the first day with a taste of authentic Greek cuisine at a TFT favorite local restaurant.
While in Athens visit the world-renowned Acropolis and step back in time 2500 years to the height of ancient Greek Civilization. Shop for souvenirs while exploring the city’s hip neighborhoods and indulge in as much feta and gyros as you can handle!
DAYS 2-4: PAROS > ANTIPAROS*
Hit the high seas and hop on a ferry to the magical Greek Islands — first stop is stunning Paros. Paros is a hidden gem off of the typical tourist trail and offers the perfect opportunity to relax on a white sand beach and take a dip in the turquoise water without any crowds. We stay directly in the main town, complete with whitewashed buildings and winding streets overflowing with flowers.
Travelers in the know love the laid back vibe of this island and its postcard-perfect beaches. Greek cuisine is some of the most delicious in the world and you will be able to create your own dinner in our authentic hands-on Greek Cooking lesson!
DAYS 5-6: MYKONOS
DAYS 7-9: SANTORINI
Next up on the island-hopping journey is famous Santorini!
Santorini is the most iconic Greek Island. Explore the village of Oia — one of the most photographed places on earth with its distinctive white buildings, bright blue rooftops, and antique windmills.
Our accommodation is in the quaint village of Fira with stunning ocean views and amazing sunsets. Choose to wander the quaint streets, explore the black and red sand beaches, hike along the coast, or just cool off from the summer sun at the hotel pool overlooking the ocean.
You will have the option to sign up for a sunset cruise along the Santorini caldera to take a dip in hot springs and soak up the Aegean views.
DAYS 10-11: ATHENS
Say farewell to gorgeous Santorini before boarding the return ferry to Athens. Spend your final days in Greece exploring the city, shopping in boutiques, and catching any museums you may have missed. To celebrate the conclusion of this incredible journey, indulge in a final feast with all of your new friends while reflecting on the incredible trip you just had!
DAY 12: RETURN HOME
Authenticity is engrained in everything we do. Eat, stay, and travel like a local.
Check out what past travelers have to say about TFT and discover why we were awarded top youth travel organization year after year.
"As I entered my summer after graduating high school and before starting college, I wanted to do something that created lifelong memories and allowed me to explore a new part of the world I’d never been to; TFT’s Greece Island Hopping for Older Teens did just that. I was thankful that TFT offered a program specifically for kids finishing 11th and 12th grade, because I wanted to be surrounded by other people my age, with similar experiences and interests as me. This program was the perfect way for me to explore the gorgeous beaches of Paros and Naxos, and also immerse myself in the greek culture through sampling different foods, and speaking with locals. Greece has so many unique and historical sights to offer, and this trip gave me the chance to see it all; the famous Acropolis in Athens, the postcard-like blue domed buildings of Santorini, the ancient grecian island Delos, and more. I could not have asked for a better trip to send me off into the new chapter of my life!"
"This trip to Greece was my first time traveling with TFT and easily one of the best experiences of my entire life. I learned so much more about myself, traveling, and other cultures over those two weeks than I ever expected to. I did not know anyone on my trip before meeting up at the airport and ended the trip with best friends that I continue to talk to every single day (over three years later), and that I even coordinated TFT trips with the following summer. I hold so many special memories from this trip and could not recommend TFT and Greece more!"
"I wanted to say THANK YOU! I am so grateful that Ally had all of you there to help and take great care of her. She was so far from home and I appreciate that you all made her feel comfortable. It would not have been possible without the help of you and your thoughtful and caring team! Thank you again with the greatest appreciation!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can go on this program?
This program is open to adults ages 18-22 from around the world!
Where do we stay?
Most of our programs involve hotels which are specifically chosen to be in safe areas and well-suited to facilitating group supervision. We stay in centrally located accommodations, usually within walking distance of the main attractions. This means we do not use large, impersonal chain hotels on the outskirts of cities. We prefer to select smaller, family run hotels where we establish personal relationships with the owners. All of the hotels we use are clean, safe, and comfortable.
For safety reasons, we do not publish the names of the accommodations we use. We do not feel it is safe to publish the name of a hotel where a group of teenagers is staying abroad. After registering, participants and parents are given access to our secure parent website where you will be able to see the names of all of the accommodations for a program.
What do travelers like most about this program?
Travelers love that they are able to explore the hottest destinations in Greece, while also discovering some lesser-known gems. Paros tends to be a favorite; everyone loves its laid back island vibe and gorgeous beaches. Travelers also love that they are able to discover the culture and history of Greece while exploring Athens and contrast their experiences in the city with the charm of the Greek islands.
What is unique about this program?
We have strong local connections in Greece and offer exclusive activities like a traditional cooking lesson in the culinary heart of Athens. Our Greece program is completely unique from anything you would find anywhere else!
What is included?
Tuition cost includes ground transportation; accommodation; chaperones and guides; some program-related activities and admissions; taxes and tips; all breakfasts and three dinners.
Not included in the cost (this is not intended to be an exhaustive list): airfare; lunches and dinners; visas and visa application fees; personal and medical expenses; activities and admissions unless otherwise stated; beverages other than filtered water at meals; participant expenses that are outside of the program description, such as excess baggage fees and damage to hotels; expenses related to unforeseen circumstances, such as transportation strikes and natural disasters.
How do I travel to and from the trip?
Our Operations team is available to help you with planning and booking your flights. On arrival day, you will land at the airport, take a taxi (or car service) to the accommodations where your TFT representative will meet you in the lobby. These same details will be shared via email ahead of departure with the accommodation address. To start a flight quote you can complete a flight survey or set up a call with the Operations team.
Note: when completing the flight survey, you will select “Independent Flight path” as there are no designated group flights for this trip.
What are the safety qualifications for our staff?
Our staff members undergo a rigorous hiring process. They receive the same background check as school educators, an extensive training process to go over all safety precautions and protocols, and are required to be certified in CPR and First Aid. We exclusively hire responsible, multi-talented individuals who are safety-minded and are as passionate about teen travel as we are.
What is the average group size?
The maximum group size is 30 participants. Most tours average between 10-30 participants. Please contact us for more information about this specific program.
Do I need any vaccinations for this program?
We recommend checking with your family doctor regarding vaccinations and medical advice for the destination you are visiting. For more information, please check the World Health Organization’s website. Upon registration, we provide a list of recommended vaccinations that can be discussed further with your doctor. For Specific questions pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
What kind of visa do you need for this trip?
Any US citizen that enters Europe is automatically granted a free 90-day tourist visa.
When joining a TFT trip from outside of the US, please be sure to check your country’s specific visa requirements.