EXPERIENCE GREECE TOUR 2024
After spending five summers in Greece and running several successful group tours to Egypt, I’m beyond excited to announce the 2nd annual Experience Greece tour for 2024!
For those who are new here, my name is Ryan Gargiulo and I’m the founder of Pause The Moment (PTM Tours). I’ve spent the last 12 years traveling to more than 70+ countries around the world and out of all the places I’ve visited along the way, there are a few that really stand out and keep me coming back for more — Greece is one of them.
My Experience Greece Tour is a personalized, small group tour tailored to those of you who have always dreamt of visiting Greece but never really knew where to begin when it comes to all of the planning and logistics involved.
With PTM tours, we’ve done all the hard work of building out the perfect itinerary for Greece so that all you need to do is arrive and enjoy each and every moment alongside a group of like-minded travelers who are passionate about exploring new destinations.
Join me on my upcoming Experience Greece Tour in 2024 and you can rest assured that you’ll be able to sit back, relax and experience a trip of a lifetime.
Ready to learn more about the tour?
Join me on my 2nd annual Experience Greece Tour and experience some of the best that Greece has to offer — from stepping foot atop the Ancient Acropolis, a visit to the world renowned Acropolis Museum, boat trips to explore some of the nearby Greek islands, unforgettable sunsets, delicious Greek food and so much more.
Length: 8 days / 7 nights
Date(s): June 11th-18th, 2024
Athens, Greece – Arrival / Meet & Greet Dinner
June 11th, 2024
Welcome to Greece! We will be awaiting your arrival at our cozy hotel in downtown Athens where you’ll be greeted and checked in for the next three nights.
If you arrive early on Day 1, we will provide you with a general overview of the city and what you can expect to find as you wander around all the unique neighborhoods and areas of Athens.
In the evening, you can decide to join us for our official meet and greet dinner where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the rest of the adventurous souls who will be joining us on what will be one of the the most memorable trips of your life.
Athens, Greece – Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
June 12th, 2024
Today is the first official day of the tour and we’re going to explore the Acropolis; the most iconic ancient site in Athens. We will have a private tour guide explain all the history and most interesting facts about the site and the surrounding area.
Our second stop of the day will be at the world renowned Acropolis archaeological Museum which is home to more than 3,000 ancient artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis.
Lunch will be much needed after a morning of ancient history. After our visit to the Acropolis Museum, we’ll dine at a local bistro with a wide variety of options for all just steps from Monastiraki Square in downtown Athens. Tonight’s dinner will be on the roof of a traditional Greek restaurant with views of the Acropolis!
Athens, Greece – Free Day + Optional Tours
June 13th, 2024
Today will be a free day and guests can decide to either explore Athens independently or book one of the following optional tours.
#1: Full Day Boat Trip w/ to the nearby Greek Islands known as Agistri and Aegina with lunch included.
#2: Athens Food Tour – Wander the streets of Athens with a local guide who will introduce you to some of the most delicious local and traditional Greek ingredients and cuisine.
*More optional tours will be announced prior to the start of the tour.*
Athens to Milos
June 14th, 2024
This morning we’ll make our way back to the Port of Piraeus, grab a coffee and a snack and board our 9 am fast ferry from Athens to Milos, one of the most beautiful islands in the cyclades — an island that was voted one of the Best Islands in the World 2021 by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Upon arrival, we’ll check into our traditional style hotel and you’ll have a free day to explore the island by foot, scooter, ATV, car or taxi.
Later on in the evening, we’ll meet for a beautiful dinner at the port of Adamas in Milos and rest up for an action packed day at sea exploring all that the southern coast of Milos has to offer.
Milos’ Southern Coast Boat Trip
June 15th, 2024
A full day at sea on a beautiful boat exploring the southern coastline of Milos. This morning we’ll be up early and enjoying a light breakfast before meeting our boat at the port of Adamas.
We’ll be sailing along the southern coast of Milos which is inaccessible by car.
The day will be filled with sunshine, swimming, exploring incredible caves where pirates used to hide out and eating more delicious Greek cuisine.
Trust me when I tell you that today will be one of the most memorable days of the entire trip. You cannot miss this!
Travel day from Milos to Santorini
June 16th, 2024
This morning we’ll have a little extra time to sleep in followed by checking out of our hotel and making our way down to the port of Adamas where we’ll await our 11:50 am ferry to Santorini. Total travel time will be approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Once we arrive in Santorini, we’ll be picked up and taken to our cozy hotel located a short distance from the main town of Fira.
After a quick freshen up, we’ll make our way to Fira to wander the streets, check out the beautiful views of the volcanic cliffs and do a little shopping.
In the evening, we’ll head to Oia to witness what people from around the world claim to be the one of most incredible places in the world to watch the sun go down.
Santorini, Greece – Free Day in Santorini
June 17th, 2024
Now that we’ve reached the end of the tour, you’ll have a full day to explore the island of Santorini by bus, scooter, ATV or taxi.
I’ll provide you with a list of things that cannot be missed and you can decide where you end up from the famous Red beach to the Black beach, wine tasting, a fresh seafood lunch and a swim down at Ammoudi Bay and more.
You’ll have the evening free to enjoy the sunset one last time and relax before your flight or ferry back to Athens the following morning OR you can decide to stick around and explore Santorini and the nearby islands for the next few days. Up to you!
Santorini to Athens
June 18th, 2024
Today will be a day of transiting back to Athens (if you choose) via ferry or flight.
If you plan to spend some more time in Athens, I will be hanging around and I’d be more than happy to organize something fun for those who are planning on spending an extra day or two in the city.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Greece!
7 nights in clean, cozy, traditional style hotels
All Ground Transportation
All Entrance Fees to Sites
Ferry to Milos & Santorini
MILOS FULL DAY BOAT TOUR W/ LUNCH
LICENSED Greek tour guide
international flights to/from ATHENS
optional TOURS & excursions
Food & Drinks
Read what some of my previous guests have to say…
“This was our second trip with Ryan and I cannot express enough how amazing the entire experience was! The itinerary, hotels, and FOOD were all top notch! You start with a bunch of strangers and end as family. We will definitely be joining Ryan again on another trip!“
Diane & Damon
“This was an absolutely incredible trip Ryan!!! All the thought and care that went into the trip itinerary and food suggestions really made Greece an unforgettable experience for myself and rest the group. MacKenzie and I are looking forward to joining you on future tours!”
Mike & MacKenzie
“Such an incredible experience! I loved every moment of our time in Greece. Thank you for another amazing trip Ryan. One of my favorite parts of doing tours with you is exactly what Diane said… You start off as strangers, and end as family. I’m so grateful for the wonderful friends I’ve made through the 2 tours I’ve done with you.”
Does the tour price include flights?
International flights to/from Athens are not included in the tour price. If you need any assistance finding flights, be sure to let me know and I will do my best to find the best deal for you.
What happens when I land in Athens?
Once you land in Athens, you’ll proceed to immigration/passport control and on to baggage. We can arrange airport transportation from Athens Airport to our hotel in downtown Athens for you.
What types of transportation will we be using?
All of our ground transport will be in modern, private, air-conditioned vans/shuttles and will be equipped with an experienced driver that knows how to handle the driving in Greece.
What are the accommodations like?
All of the hotels that we have chosen for this tour are centrally located, traditional style, clean, and cozy with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. We will have standard double rooms and triple if necessary at some or all of the hotels.
Do I have to share a room?
The tour price is based on double occupancy (sharing a room with another guest).
If you are traveling alone and wish to have a private room throughout the duration of the tour there will be a single supplement fee of $199 USD.
Will there be any downtime on the tour?
If I decide to extend my trip after the tour ends, will you be able to assist me with booking other destinations, excursions, etc?
Yes, of course! We’ve got you covered. If you decide to extend your trip, we can help you plan the rest of your vacation including tours, transport, hotels, activities and just about anything else you’re looking for.
But… I still have some more questions.
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Thanks and I look forward to seeing you in Greece!
Experience Greece TourBased on Double Occupancy (Sharing)
- 7-Nights Accommodation
- 2 Ferries (Milos & Santorini)
- Full Day Boat Trip w/ Lunch in Milos
- All Ground Transportation
- All Entrance Fees
- Licensed Greek Tour Guide
Single Supplement Fee:Traveling alone and prefer a private room?
- A single supplement fee ($199) is a standard fee charged to our guests who will be traveling solo and wanting to secure their own private room throughout the duration of the trip. This fee will be added to the standard rate of $2,250.