6 Day Athens, Thanksgiving Special

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The Stanley
The Stanley Athens
Parthenon Hotel
Parthenon Hotel Athens
Amalia Hotel
Amalia Hotel Athens
Divani Caravel
Divani Caravel Athens

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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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  • Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Half Day Athens Sightseeing

The tour begins with a panoramic drive through the city center of Athens. View Panathenian Stadium, the Presidential Residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens. Finally, visit the new Acropolis Museum, the striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed.

Pick up time from hotel will be advised locally. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $62.00
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Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #4 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $105.00
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Full Day Delphi Tour with lunch (4)

Today, enjoy a relaxing drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the ancient towns of Thebes and Levadia. Enjoy a short stop in the small town of Arachova, famous for its colorful rugs and handmade carpets. Arrive at Delphi, the spiritual center of the Ancient World. Here, in one of Greece's oldest villages, visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the Delphi Museum, which houses such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous Athlete Aghias. Following your museum visit, enjoy lunch in the village of Delphi.

Departs at 8:45 am. Pick-up from the hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Day #5 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $109.00
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8 Day Classic Greece, July 2019
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We had a wonderful time. Our tour manager, Yainni, was terrific. He made the trip informative and fun. The hotels were great and we loved the food. The surprise cooking and dancing lesdon was so much fun. Thanks for another ( my 14th) awesome Gate 1 trip.

Gabriele D. New Hope, PA
11 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, July 2019
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It was amazing and another one of my most memorable international trips. Gate 1 made it even easier and stress free for us as an independent tourist. I felt like we were never alone on this adventure. Gate 1 was so organized and kept us informed about our next process to our next destinations. Would definitely travel with Gate 1 again!!!

Yin L. Staten Island, NY
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, July 2019
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Our "family vacation" to Greece was fantastic and I want to thank Gate 1 Travel for the excellent service. Although we opted for an independent package we had the support of Gate 1 during all of the transfers and other optional sightseeing packages. We were greeted at each location by the Gate 1 representative and they made sure we made it to our hotels and got on the proper ferry to both Mykonos and Athens. We will definitely consider Gate 1 for our future travel plans!

Duane & Dianne M. Rochester, MI
11 Day Greek Islander: Mykonos, Santorini & Athens -Plan A, May 2018
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We had a marvelous trip. The Gate 1 employees were just fantastic about meeting our planes, taking us to our departure spots and just seeing to all of our needs. We loved Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. The Greeks were so polite and friendly and very helpful, plus almost everyone we encountered spoke English. The sites and scenery on this trip were just magnificent!

Richard S. Memphis, TN
11 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens , April 2018
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Our trip was amazing! It was our first time using Gate 1 and was a little apprehensive! But you guys were absolute professionals! We have no complaints! And we will definitely be thinking about traveling with Gate 1 on our next trip! Thank you for making our memories of Greece even more sweet!

Seethal J. Floral Park, NY
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, April 2018
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It was fantastic, as usual, all your guys were punctual, charismatic and knowable. The hotels were A+, The places and the weather were exceptional. Thanks for another unforgettable experience

Elizabeth O. Orlando, FL
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, October 2016
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Best vacation ever! First time I've ever just shown up and enjoyed myself. I'm usually the planner. Gate 1 had all the details covered! Very nice drivers and guides. Impressive tour guides! Thanks!!!

Lisa C. Frostburg, MD
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens , September 2016
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Your agents in Greece were excellent - often going above and beyond. All flights, ferries, transfers and tours went flawlessly. Hotels were all good and in good locations. Another memorable trip with Gate 1 - thank you.

Deborah S. British Colombia, Canada
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, September 2016
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The trip was fantastic thanks to the exceptional Gate 1 representatives. We started off with Stella and Haris in Athens, then on to Santorini where Fotis was awaiting, afterwards we met Tassos in Mykonos, and then our last and final greeting was back in Athens with Stella and Haris. When we landed in Athens after our long journey, it was such a pleasure to see and meet 2 very happy and helpful individuals. Stella and Haris assisted us with check in and for the next part of our trip. They asked us how we were doing and where we were from. They were very happily surprised to find out that we were of Greek decent and had traveled to Greece before and were able to speak the language. When we landed in Santorini, we met with Fotis who also was very friendly and helpful. He offered to assist us with our baggage and talked to us about what to expect while we stayed on the island. He offered us a great tip of going to watch the fireworks on the night of our arrival! When we arrived in Mykonos, we met with Tassos who was very helpful and friendly. He assisted us with our baggage and also talked to us about what to expect while there. We found his tips on what to do and where to go on the island allowing us to have a pleasurable time. When our trip ended in Athens, Stella and Haris remembered us and could not wait to hear about our experiences. We told them how pleased we were with everything! It had been about 20 years since we had been to Greece. We found our experience with Gate 1 to be very memorable and exceeded all our expectations! We would definitely go back and would use Gate 1 again! Thank you Gate 1, until next time........

Dionysus K. Walpole, MA
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, September 2015
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Our Greek Isle trip went great!  The Greek Isles have been on our 'bucket list' for a long time and this trip offered just the type of schedule we had been looking for - several days each on the more spectacular and interesting islands.

Gate 1 offered the kind of trip we like - 'get us there and leave us alone' :-)  Seriously, everything was well organized, the staff that met us at each transfer point were very professional, the buses that transferred us were large and comfortable, the extra excursions available at each location were very well done, and the (unexpected) large group of fellow travelers resulted in our making several new friends.  We were very impressed with Gate 1 and have been 'advertising' you to our friends.   We will be on the lookout for trips you offer to other places on our bucket list.

Frank G. Charleston, WV
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, September 2015
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It was amazing! I had a great time traveling throughout Greece, it was like nothing I've ever seen before. I must also say that traveling through Gate 1 proved to be an excellent choice. The representatives at each location were friendly and super knowledgeable which made the process of transferring between islands and keeping our tours straight easier.

I will definitely be back to Greece and I will FOR SURE look to Gate 1 for my next travel plans :)

 

Shannon M. Woodside, NY
16 Day Greek Islander with Crete & Paros, September 2015
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Our trip was fabulous!  This was our 3rd trip with Gate 1, and for the 3rd time, we were completely pleased with the accommodations, transfers, and optional tours. Everything was perfectly coordinated and executed.  Keep up the good work!  

Jo Ann V. Brooklyn, NY
16 Day Greek Islander with Crete & Paros, August 2015
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We had a great time in Greece and Turkey.

Everything went to plan and all your Gate1 reps were great. SeƱol on the Turkey bus tour was excellent and very informative on both ancient sites and present day Turkey. Alex in Athens was Greek/Aussie!

Only one minor problem with my husband getting an ear infection, but ended up getting into an ear specialist in Athens so all is good.

We are not home till Melbourne cup day.

We have just started another one of your holidays down the Danube on a river cruise with three days in Prague before and at end in Budapest. Hotel Imperial which we have just checked into is very impressive.

We are having a fantastic trip! Thanks to Gate1

Kerry H. Kiama Heights, NSW, Australia
12 Day Istanbul & Athens with 6 Day Aegean Cruise, June 2015
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Our trip was wonderful and I am very impressed with Gate 1's service.  From the first landing in Istanbul to when we were dropped off in Athens to leave, everything was coordinated and went very smoothly.  I especially wish to  praise both of our travel coordinators, Yucel in Istanbul and Pano on the cruise portion of the trip, both gave excellent information, coordination and serve.  Pano was exceptional and Gate 1 is lucky to have him as an employee, and I know our trip was enhanced by his service.

I will definitely book another trip with Gate 1, and would recommend your company.

Tammy T. Newport, NC
13 Day Greek Islander with Istanbul, May 2015
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You really never cease to amaze me! There were so many people on this trip doing so many different things and going various places at different times - and you make it work seemingly effortlessly!

The optional tours were all interesting and the guides knowledgeable and friendly. I never worry about being left or stranded anywhere. I could never see and experience a country on my own the way you organize it and for the price. Great value - thank you!!

Nancy G. Milford, TX
13 Day Greek Islander with Paros, May 2015
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We had a fantastic time in Greece. We are very grateful to you and Gate 1 for all your services in making our trip easy and worry-free!   So many times, when waiting for a ferry or being picked up and dropped off at hotel or tour destination, we said, "thank you, Gate 1" for making all the arrangements!!     We were two couples, and so often would reflect on how knowing when to be ready to be picked up made our vacation worry-free!

We are accustomed to traveling on our own, but either to a familiar place like Mexico, or to an English speaking country. By using you guys, all the anxiety was taken away.

I must also say how grateful my husband was when he left his hearing aids in the hotel in Mykonos.  He called the hotel and had some trouble communicating, then called the Gate 1 representative and they tracked it down and then arranged for the package to be put on the next day ferry, and delivered to our hotel in Athens by taxi....all pretty much for the price of the taxi charge!

Which reminds me...at every destination, your Gate 1 representatives were superb!  Friendly, informative, they gave us exactly what we needed!

We loved having the free days to explore each island in a relaxing pace, but also took advantage of certain tours and really felt enriched by learning about the culture and history of the places we were visiting.

We chose the B level hotels and were more than satisfied with all of them! We especially enjoyed that they were Not situated in the middle of the busy, touristy, island villages... Each hotel had different advantages... Orizontes, charming and walking distance to the lovely village of Pyrgos, was my personal favorite!

I could go on with more details, but just know that all my comments would be positive.

We met many people on our trip who had used Gate 1 before, and now we will be joining them in recommending Gate 1 to anyone traveling in foreign lands!

Peter F. Grand Rapids, MN
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, April 2015
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We had a great time and arrived home tired and happy. More pertinent though, the representatives of Gate 1 in Athens and on the islands were unfailingly friendly, curteous and helpful.  No hint from them of what must be, at times, a very difficult job.

If anything we underestimated the level of attention we would get on this trip. Two examples:  Our shuttle flight to JFK was cancelled due to weather. I assumed at that point we would be on our own until we arrived in Santorini, things being so thoroughly screwed up.  While we were waiting in Athens for a delayed flight to Santorini we were paged by your Gate 1 people who had been waiting at the airport to make sure we had arrived and had been able to make connections. Because we had exited the plane from the rear upon arrival and were put on a bus, we never saw them at the gate. They persisted until they found us. 

The second situation was our departure from our Athens hotel to the airport for the trip home. There were several groups departing at different times. I would have bet money that it was going to be just us and the bus driver. But, no, in comes a smiling Gate 1 guy, herds us onto the bus, turns the drive to the airport into a mini tour by answering numerous questions about the area, and escorts us to the check-in area.

Well done Gate 1.  See you next time.

Mary W. New Bern, NC
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, June 2014
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From the time we arrived in Boston to check in to leave till the time we landed back in the USA our schedule and voucher were perfect. At every change of destination there was a Gate 1 representative that was not only welcoming, but prepared with documents and information. We were never left guessing on what was to happen next.

Our hotels were wonderful! Santorini and Athens we found were very easy to get around. Our hotel in Mykonos was a little further away from town and the taxi service was very slow, but we didn't mind because the quietness and the view could not be beat. Our balcony door and bathroom window looked clear across to the bay. It was beautiful! All the rooms were clean and very European.

We also want to thank Gate 1 for reserving a room for us at the Athens Airport for when we arrived and our layover was extended. It was so nice to be able to freshen up and relax after such a long flight.

Linda T. Sutton, MA
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, May 2014
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Even though my husband and I have travelled around the world I am always a little shy about using my computer when booking a trip. The service was fabulous - our reservation agent made some wonderful and helpful suggestions while planning our trip to Greece. In every airport, bus stop or hotel there was a Gate 1 rep to guide us to our next location. We can't say enough about the service before, during and after our trip.

I have been telling all my friends and the new friends we met on our trip. Thanks so much for being so prompt and professional in a fun way. Gate 1, I will be in touch soon - Thank you.

Adrienne W. Ontario, Canada
16 Day Greek Islander with Crete & Paros, May 2014
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We were a little apprehensive using Gate 1 as this was a new travel company name to us. We were totally satisfied with the pre trip arrangements and from there things just got even better. We were very happy with our travel arrangements, our hotel choices, our optional tours and the tour guides who were outstanding. We liked that we were met at each stop by a Gate 1 representative who was very helpful.

Greece has always been a dream trip and Gate 1 helped make it a fantastic adventure for my wife and me. When we plan our next trip we will definitely check out what Gate 1 has to offer. We are thinking of a trip across Europe in the future. We would recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and family.

Lionel J. Nova Scotia, Canada
13 Day Greek Islander, May 2014
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The trip was really good. We were satisfied with all the hotels and were impressed that someone was there for us right on time at all intervals. That really helped out and made us feel secure about what we were doing. I have never been on an independent tour before.

Patricia J. Cocoa Beach, FL
13 Day Greek Islander with Crete, May 2014
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It was great! Everything went smooth. It was reassuring to know if there was a problem, a Gate 1 rep was close by to help.

Stella in Athens was especially helpful and informative. Our flight from Rome to Athens was late and she was there to quickly help us get boarding passes for our flight to Crete. We also loved the pre-marked up maps she gave us upon our return to Athens. Just a map of a strange city is overwhelming but she had all the important sights circled on each map. We also appreciated her at the Athens airport for our flights home. She made sure all (about 20 of us) made it through the confusing lines and were safely on our way home. Stella is the best!

We will definitely consider Gate 1 Travel for future travels! Hopefully soon!

Terri M. Longmont, CO
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, May 2014
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Our trip was absolutely fabulous. We had a wonderful time exploring the islands and visiting Athens. As for the service provided by the Gate 1 team, we could not be happier. Everything ran along smoothly, and it was well organized leaving very little room for any questions that we may have had. As we do not like touring in large groups we did not take part in any excursions with Gate 1 however we were advised where to go and what to see by the representatives. This was our first experience travelling on an organized trip and it will not be our last.

Olga K. Ontario, Canada
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, April 2014
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Our Greek Islander trip was an amazing experience. We were welcome by very friendly and helpful representatives of Gate 1 at every airport and ferry dock. It was reassuring to know someone was there to meet us even though we were eight hours late arriving in Athens because of a computer shut down at JFK when we left for Istanbul.

When we arrived in Athens, a Gate 1 rep helped us get to the right place to claim our luggage. We thought it didn't arrive, but we were jet lagged and were looking on the wrong carousel.

The hotel grounds, the staff, and the breakfast at the El Greco in Santorini were outstanding. The beds were quite firm, but the friendly staff brought us down comforters to make them a little softer. Our personal guide, Lucky, was so much fun and so informative. All five of us that booked from Gate 1 really thought we hit the jackpot. Loved the views from sunset views overlooking the sea.

Mykonos was actually our favorite island because the weather was better. The Hotel Dorian was simply wonderful. All the staff were so accommodating and helpful. We loved our room and the views were simply off the charts when it came to "wow" power. Truly, we hated to leave and sail to Athens. However, the six hour ferry ride was very relaxing and comfortable. Our hotel the Athenian Callihroe was great because it was within walking distance to everything--the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Changing of the royal guard at the Parliament building, sidewalk dining and shopping.

Many many thanks to everyone at Gate 1 Travel for making our trip so memorable.

Betty D. Tucson, AZ