Adriatic Adventure–Zagreb to Athens

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Zagreb to Athens

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From cultural Zagreb to ancient Athens and historic walled Balkan towns to the dance floors of exclusive nightclubs, this 15-day adventure promises a Europe you didn’t know was there. You’ll hit the Adriatic’s famous sites and hidden gems in the company of other young travellers while indulging in hiking, exploring Montenegro and Albania, and embracing beach and social life in Corfu. This is a European trip like no other — strap on your sandals and discover it the right way.

What’s included

  • Orientation walk in Zagreb, Tirana, and Corfu
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace (Split)
  • Evening orientation walk in Split
  • Sunset from Pelakas
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Relax on corfu’s beaches
  • Make new friends over drinks along the adriatic
  • Explore charming old villages
  • Discover the rich and varied culture of the balkans
  • Marvel at stunning views at the bay of kotor

Itinerary

Day 1 Zagreb Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: If you'd like to explore this city, consider booking a night or two of pre-accommodation. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park Explore Zagreb on an orientation walk before transferring to Plitvice for the night. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Plitvice Lakes National Park/Split Explore the terraced lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then travel to Split for an orientation walk upon arrival. Additional Notes: Entrance to the park is included. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Split Enjoy a guided walk of Diocletian's Palace. The rest of the day is free, opt to visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach on Bol, head to Trogir or the ancient ruined city of Solin, or experience the nightlife once the sun goes down. Included Activities: Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk
Day 5 Split/Hvar Take a morning ferry to Hvar. Upon arrival, opt to enjoy the beach, visit the Hvar Fortress, or enjoy an island-hopping boat cruise that stops at secluded coves around the Pakleni Islands. Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Hvar/Dubrovnik For great atmosphere with good music, check out the East/West Beach Club. It's one of the best nighttime party spots and attracts a good crowd during the day as well. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Croatia - Bosnia) Border Crossing (Bosnia - Croatia) Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s)) Local bus (3.50 hour(s))
Day 7 Dubrovnik Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 8 Dubrovnik/Kotor Cross the border into Montenegro and go hiking or visit Lake Skadar. Additional Notes: Please note that we use a mixed sex dormitory in Kotor. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Croatia - Montenegro) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 100km)
Day 9 Kotor Take the day to explore the city of Kotor or the beaches of Herceg Novi. Opt to take a day trip to the beautiful nearby village of Perast. Additional Notes: Please note that we use a mixed sex dormitory in Kotor.
Day 10 Kotor/Tirana Be sure to check out the lively nightlife here. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Montenegro - Albania) Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Day 11 Tirana/Saranda Travel through the Albanian countryside to coastal Saranda, stopping along the way to explore towns and local sights. Stop for lunch in the historic centre of Gjirokastër, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and opt to visit the Gjirokastër Fortress. Arrive early to Saranda with plenty of time to enjoy the Ionian Sea. Additional Notes: The exact stops along the drive depend on the day and weather. Depending on traffic and arrival/departure times to Saranda, groups may opt to stop by Albania's largest archaeological site from the Greek era, which includes a large Roman amphitheatre and a Byzantine basilica. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 12 Saranda/Corfu Take a late afternoon ferry across the border to the island of Corfu. Enjoy an orientation walk in the old town of Kerkyra, then enjoy free time to hit the beach and the clubs in the evening. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Albania - Greece) Orientation Walk Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Corfu Free time to hit the beach and the clubs. Opt to explore the island by horseback, visit some of the older churches and historic buildings found on the island, or relax on one of its many beautiful beaches.
Day 14 Corfu/Athens Spend the day in one of the most renowned ancient capitals of the world. Wander around the open-air museum that is the historic centre. Sample mouthwatering greek food such as Saganaki (fried cheese), or Spanakopita (spinach pie). Opt to visit the Acropolis site, the new Acropolis Museum, the Roman agora and the National Archaeological Museum. Additional Notes: Please note that passenger luggage (up to 15kgs/33lbs per passenger) is included on this flight. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 15 Athens Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Please note that there are many things to do in and around Athens. Booking extra accommodation after your tour is recommended to take in the sites as this tour only spends one night in the city. Included Activities: Departure Day
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