Greece School Trip Overview
There’s no better way to get students excited about travel than to bring them to one of the most exciting destinations on the planet: Greece! This Greece school trip offers something for everyone–the impressive archaeology of Athens, incredible seascapes seen from the island of Paros, and the classic whitewashed houses and blue domes of Santorini.
Our educational tours offer a comprehensive look at this amazing country. We’ll also take a day trip to the ancient village of Delphi, renowned as being home to the Oracle. We’ll bring Greek culture to life with interactive activities like cooking classes, scavenger hunts, an authentic Greek cooking lesson, and plenty of opportunities to interact with the warm and friendly locals.
And for those interested in diving deeper into Greece’s history, our Historical Greece trip offers another in-depth exploration of the country’s rich past.
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Map and Route
- Day 1: Overnight flight to Europe
- Days 2-3: Athens
- Day 4: Nafplio
- Days 5-6: Paros
- Days 7-8: Santorini
- Day 9: Athens
- Day 10: Depart for home
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Detailed Trip Itinerary
Learn more about what each day is like on tour! Click on the day to discover the different sites and activities you will experience
DAY 1: Depart for Greece!
Flight from your preferred airport to Athens.
DAY 2: Athens
Upon your arrival in Athens, you’ll be greeted at the airport by your Travel For Teens guides, who will accompany you for the duration of your journey. After getting settled into the hotel, we’ll have lunch and head to downtown Athens for a walking tour. See Constitution Square, wander the winding streets of the historical Plaka neighborhood, and explore the market district of Monastiraki. We’ll top off an exciting first day with your first taste of authentic Greek cuisine at one of our favorite local restaurants.
- Walking tour of Athens
- Explore the market district of Monastiraki
DAY 3: Athens
This morning, step back in time 2500 years to the height of ancient Greek civilization at the incredible Acropolis! First, we’ll visit the Acropolis Museum, rated one of the world’s top 10 museums. Then we’ll see this incredibly well-preserved monument ourselves. After lunch, students will have free time to explore Plaka and shop for souvenirs on Ermou Street. For dinner, try your hand at making your own Greek delicacies in our cooking class.
- Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
- Ermou Street
- Greek cooking class
DAY 4: Nafplio
Take an excursion out to Nafplio, the small Venetian town that was the first capital of Greece. Stop at the famous Corinthian Canal and explore a fortress that was built in the 19th century with stunning views of the coast. We will wander the winding cobblestone streets of Nafplio that are reminiscent of the Venetian occupation. You will feel like you have been transported to Italy for a day! The rest of our time in Nafplio will be spent soaking up the sun at a gorgeous beach.
- Corinthian Canal
- Fortress of Palamidi
Day 5 & 6: Paros
Ee’ll depart Athens and do like the Greeks do: board a ferry to visit an island! The first island we’ll stay at on our journey is Paros, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean. Upon our arrival, we’ll have lunch, then head down to the beach for some relaxing and swimming! Take some time to explore the winding cobblestone streets of Paroikia, the main town on Paros. Watch the sunset over the sea as we enjoy dinner at one of the island’s most beautiful lookout spots.
- The incredible island of Paros
- Beaches, swimming, sunsets, and relaxation!
Day 7: Santorini
After arriving in Santorini by ferry, begin the day in the village of Oia, one of the most photographed places on the planet. Students will surely recognize its whitewashed buildings, blue domes, and antique windmills. We’ll spend the day strolling through the town and capturing its scenic beauty. This evening, watch the sunset from aboard our own private sunset cruise along the Santorini caldera. Swim in hot springs and take in the breathtaking Aegean views!
- Village of Oia
- Sunset cruise along the Santorini caldera
- Swim in Santorini’s volcanic hot springs
Day 8: Santorini
We’ll visit Santorini’s other picturesque village, Fira, and soak up Greek life as we explore its narrow alleyways and quaint shops. There will be time for swimming at the hotel pool this morning as well. In the afternoon, we’ll board the ferry to return to Athens, where we’ll have dinner.
Day 9: Final Day in Athens
On our final day in Greece, we’ll begin the day with a scavenger hunt in the Agora, the birthplace of democracy in the heart of historical Athens. This afternoon, you’ll have free time to do some souvenir shopping in the hip neighborhood of Monastiraki, or to visit any museums or sites you may have missed. To celebrate the end of an amazing journey, we’ll enjoy an upscale dinner dressed in our finest and reminisce on the memories we’ve made in Greece.
- The Ancient Agora
- Dinner overlooking the Acropolis
DAY 10: Return Home
Your TFT guides will accompany you to the airport and assist you with check-in for your flight. Wave goodbye as you head through security and sit back and relax on your flight home.
Make your adventure longer - add a day trip to Delphi
This itinerary can be adapted to a 11-day adventure by adding a day trip to Delphi.
During our Delphi day trip, we’ll head out of Athens to the mythical city of Delphi, home of the Oracle. Enjoy lunch at a beautiful lookout point outside the village, then take a guided tour of Delphi, which was also home to Apollo and the site of the original Panhellenic Games (precursors to the Olympic Games). Enjoy time to get to know Delphi on your own before we board our private coach and return to Athens for dinner.
The TFT Difference
We Never Combine Groups (unless you want to!)
Your tour is special and just for you and your students! We will never combine two or more groups on the same bus or tour unless you request traveling with another teacher. We will lead a trip with as few as six people and a teacher. Your Trip Director travels with you for the duration of your educational tour. If you have another group you would like to travel with, let us know and we can arrange for that as well!
Stress-Free Planning and 24/7 Support
We are there for you every step of the way, and our support begins the moment you decide to do a TFT educational tour! We will provide you with a team member who will help bring your tour to life, along with everything you need to help get students to sign up for the adventure! On the tour you will have 24/7 dedicated staff with you to ensure everything runs smoothly and because we know travel is full of surprises, solve anything that may pop up along the way.
Photos and Email Updates
We make sure your travel memories are captured forever! Expect frequent personal email updates and hundreds of photos from your TFT staff shared with you and your students’ families so everyone can follow along on the journey. We are the only educational tour company to offer this in-depth trip communication and it truly makes all the difference!
Central Accommodation and Local Meals
Authenticity is engrained in everything we do. We stay at locally owned accommodation in the city center so you don’t waste your valuable time commuting. We dine at charming authentic restaurants to get a real flavor (literally!) for the local culture. The best way to travel is like a local. So ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us!
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