Route: Chania Athens Zakynthos
Duration: 6 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: Ferries and buses between the destinations, including one night in a 4-bed sleeper on a night ferry.
Accommodation: 5 nights in top-rated hostels, and 1 night in a 4-bed sleeper on the night ferry.
Activities Included: There’s a must-do included activity in every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 53kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 229kg ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Our Greece route is a fast-paced tour of the country’s most popular destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.
You’ll have between one and two nights in each city, making this the ultimate way to experience lots of famous European landmarks in a short amount of time. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that Greece has to offer.
Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel.
Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!
Tick off some of Europe’s most famous capital cities with our 1 week Group Tour!
You’ll have one to two nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.
Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other likeminded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.
To minimise as much potential disruption as possible, we require all travellers to be able to provide suitable proof of vaccination when on your group tour.
Kick-off your tour in stunning Chania! Often referred to as ‘the Cretan soul’, it’s easy to fall in love with this coastal town’s sapphire waters, twisting cobbled streets and bustling waterfront restaurants. Meet your group and Euroventure tour leader in the late afternoon at your first hostel. If you need an extra night before your tour starts to fit in with your flights then you can add this at check-out.
Later on you’ll head out for an evening of traditional Cretan food, drinks, and music by the waterfront at Chalkina restaurant .
The next day, opt to go on a boat cruise to the jaw-dropping Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa from the nearby Kissamos Port. Spend the day swimming in the crystal-clear waters before heading back to Chania to enjoy some free time to explore. Why not grab a ticket to the Attikon outdoor cinema to see a blockbuster film, or watch something a bit more cultural at the Kipos showing in the National Garden. Then, head to Daliani Street for pubs and bars.
On your last day, start with some free time to explore either alone or with your group. Try local cuisines at the Agora food market or visit a local bakery for some traditional Greek bougatsa before heading for your night ferry to Athens.
Included: Chalkina Restaurant
Optional: Balos and Gramvousa
Optional: Elafonisi Beach
Suggestion: Listen to live Cretan music in Chalkina in the Old Port or Adespoto
Suggestion: Visit Agora local food market
Suggestion: Daliani Street for typical pubs and bars
Night Ferry to Athens – 9 hours
Athens is one of Greece’s most popular destinations for a reason- a hotspot for culture, history and traditional art, this is a city that should be on any explorer’s bucket list.
Your first morning in the city starts with some free time to explore. Head out and take in some of the capital’s vibrant street art, walk around Syntagma square and see Evzones Acropolis. Next, meet the rest of your group for an included tour of Acropolis and the Parthenon– two of Greece’s most treasured landmarks, before heading out for more free time in the afternoon. Grab a bite with a view on Apostolou Pavlou Street, walk to the top of Filopappou Hill for stunning sunset vistas or head for drinks and live music at Kapnikarea or A for Athens Bar.
The next day, get an early start to head to your next Greek location, Zakynthos!
Included: Acropolis & Museum
Suggestion: Visit Syntagma Square, the Parliament and the Evzones Acropolis
Suggestion: Visit Kapnikarea on Christopoulou street for live music sessions
Suggestion: Head to Apostolou Pavlou Street to eat overlooking the acropolis or try typical Greek food at Iliostasio Thisio on Herakleidon Street
Bus To Zakynthos – 5 hours
Zakynthos, home to the world-famous Zante town, is an exciting blend of world-class nightlife, ancient culture and golden sandy beaches. With so much to see and do, this is the perfect place to finish off your whirlwind tour around one of Europe’s most incredible countries.
Your first day begins with free time to explore or spend time with your travel group at the hostel. If you want to head out, we recommend walking around Zante Town to familiarise yourself before heading up to Bohali Castle for a jaw-dropping view of the Greek coastline.
Early the next day, head out as a group to see the jaw-dropping Shipwreck of Navagio Beach. Photographers- this may well be one of your favourite stops of the tour. White sand beaches and perfect-blue waters play host to an incredible abandoned Freightliner which makes for some amazing snaps. Later that evening, get ready to lap up the nightlife of Zante town on an included bar and club crawl, with each destination informed by a local guide.
On your final morning in Zakynthos, you’ll prepare to depart this incredible country and say goodbye to your travel group – for now, at least!
If you’d like to have some extra time to explore you can include a night of post-trip accommodation before flying home the following day.
Included: Shipwreck of Navagio Beach
Suggestion: Walk around Zante Town & Bohali Castle