Zagreb to Athens: Adriatic & Ancient Capitals

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Zagreb to Athens

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • 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

Zagreb Welcome to Croatia’s capital – where river meets mountain and old meets new. Arrive at any time and for your first night out, head to one of Zagreb’s many trendy bars or beer halls with your CEO and group for drinks and a good time.
Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park Explore Zagreb on an orientation walk before transferring to Plitvice for the night.
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.
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.
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.
Hvar/Dubrovnik Travel by ferry to Dubrovnik. Enjoy an optional night on the town with the group.
Dubrovnik Enjoy a free day for exploration.
Dubrovnik/Kotor Cross the border into Montenegro and go hiking or visit Lake Skadar.
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.
Kotor/Tirana Check out all that the capital of Albania has to offer on an included orientation walk.
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.
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.
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.
Corfu/Athens Morning flight to Athens and free afternoon to explore Greece's capital city.
Athens Depart at any time.
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