Greece - Evolution

Greece Trip: 12 Days

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Island Hop the Med

*What is Evolution?  Click here for more information.

Just to name a few things - Early Medicine, Philiosophy, Geometry, The Olympics - and Free & Easy's first trip back in 2001! We are so stoked that 20 years later we are still offering up adventures through the Greek Islands.

Get ready for blue skies, calm seas, tasty cuisine, laid back people and beautiful landscapes as we make our way to four of the best of what Greece has to offer.

We'll start by checking off that big bucket and see the ancient Acropolis in Athens so that we can get in the mindset of how people have been traveling these parts for thousands of years before us. Once that little detail is taken care of we will ferry our way around to three different islands over these twelve days.  

Starting with the southernmost island of Crete we'll get over jet lag by exploring the region by foot, taking in the various beaches, canyons, cliffs, and caves. We will get our palates spoiled by the amazing Mediterranean cuisine (that can be said about the whole trip actually).

Next, on to the island of Ios where you can dance the night away or take in any of the readily available watersports and ATV rentals to stay active. We save the crown jewel of Santorini for last where we will stay right in the town of Thira where those white buildings impossibly hug the sides of the epic cliffs and the sunsets steal your heart every night.

It's impossible to describe everything that Greece is going to bring you but if you like perfect weather, good food, beautiful scenery and a fun crew of people to take it in with then this trip will not disappoint!

Man what a trip! Zooming around Greece with Jimi and Evan was a blast! I'd do it again in a heartbeat. You will not be disappointed. The views, the history and (my god) the beaches and fun you will have. If you are on the fence, don't be! Do it already, you will have the time of your life!

Phillip Stawowiak - 2019

***This trip can be done privately and tweaked to your own needs and taste. Click here for more information.

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  • Day 1-2   (Athens)

    For our first night we will all gather in the historic city of Athens.  We can get to know each other over a couple of drinks at the rooftop bar with a view of The Acropolis in anticipation of seeing it the next day! 

    Get ready to be in awe of what the Ancient Greeks were up to a couple thousand years ago!  We will be up and ready to take all that "Wonder of the World" stuff earlier on so that we can catch a sleeper ferry and head down to the islands asap. 

  • Day 3-5   (Crete)

    We don't waste any time by arriving at Crete by 8 am.  After a stunning drive across the islands we should be checked in and hitting the beach by noon!  The next couple of days will be a mix of laid-back beaches, epic hikes and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.  Crete is a little out of the way from the normal tourist trek, being the furthest south point in Greece, giving it a different historical context than most of the Greek islands.  You'll never forget your time here!

  • Day 6-8   (Ios)

    We will take a 4-hour ferry ride from Crete and arrive midday and commence to exploring this notorious island.
    Ios is well known as a party island.  If that's what you're looking for we definitely know where to find it!  Don't worry though, there's plenty for us who find sleep a priority :)  If watersports, exploring the empty parts of the island and hitting up amazing restaurants is more your speed, we've got you there too!

  • Day 9-12   (Santorini)

    This is the place that you've been waiting for.  Those stark white buildings hugging the cliffs, the endless bucket list viewpoints, the sunset to die for.  Even if you come alone you might just feel so romantic you'll propose to whoever happens to be standing there!  

    On this FnEZ + trip we will be staying just steps from Perissa Beach where you can dip your toes in the crystal blue waters any time you feel like it.

    The trip comes to a close on Day 12 when we recommend flights be booked out of Santorini. 

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: Greece 12
    • Acropolis & Parthenon Tour including entrance fee
    • Athens Walking Tour including local guide 
    • Hike to a waterfall and through caves to an old Pirate booty hold
    • Hike through Cretan Countryside to secluded beaches
    • Boat Trip to Palm Beach in Preveli Gorge (includes Sangria) 
    • Santorini Island Bus Trip; visit Red Volcanic Rock beach, grab photos at the highest point of Santorini, wine tasting at a local vineyard and watch sunset in Oia
    • Hike to the top of the Ancient City of Thira in Santorini
    • All Free & Easy travelers will have access to our industry leading app to help manage your trip.  This provides pre-trip planning advice, itinerary management, activity suggestions for free time, maps, chat support and more!
  • Accommodation: Greece 12

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

    Click here for a photo album of samples of where we normally stay.*

    *things can change but this is the current set up for this trip and we aim for this standard if we have to make changes.

  • Transportation: Greece 12

    All transport - This trip will find us taking ferries, private A/C vans and public transport

  • Leaders: Greece 12

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips.  We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back.  This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Greece 12
    • Wine museum w/ tasting
    • Rent an ATV (International drives licence needed)
    • Cliff jumping (seasonal)
    • Booze cruise 
    • Pub crawl party nights in Ios
    • Volcano boat trip
    • Ancient City of Thira hike
    • Waterfall snorkeling trip in Preveli Gorge
    • Water park
    • Scuba diving (possible night dive/ ship wreck dive)
    • Paddle boarding
    • Kayaking
    • Tubing behind a speed boat

    And so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options. We are here to help you find your ideal trip!

  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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