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Greece Group Tour For Solos 30s & 40s !

On this 8-day Greece group tour we’ve got the perfect blend of city vibes in the Greek capital mixed with long summer days in the postcard worthy Greek Islands. With a small group of like-minded, fun-loving travellers by your side, you’ll experience the stuff of summer dreams! From the jaw-dropping Acropolis in Athens to the world-class sunsets of Santorini, this is a summer adventure you won’t want to miss.

Greek Island on Greece small group tour

Athens + Paros + Santorini !

Santorini on Greece small group tour

Highlights

  • Marvel at the ACROPOLIS, the heart of ancient Greece
  • ISLAND-HOP the Small Cyclades
  • Wander the WHITEWASHED STREETS of Greece’s prettiest islands
  • Visit an ORGANIC FARM, perched in the hills above Paros
  • HIKE the stunning Thira to Oia trail
  • Savour the most amazing GREEK FOOD (at our hand-picked spots)
  • Witness the infamous SANTORINI SUNSET from out private boat charter
Other Way Round tour group visiting Greece

Included

  • 8-days / 7-nights: 2 Athens, 2 Paros, 3 Santorini
  • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
  • Meals – All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers (at start and end of trip)
  • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
  • A trip host plus various local experts
  • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)
Santorini on Greece small group tour

Highlights

  • Marvel at the ACROPOLIS, the heart of ancient Greece
  • ISLAND-HOP the Small Cyclades
  • Wander the WHITEWASHED STREETS of Greece’s prettiest islands
  • Visit an ORGANIC FARM, perched in the hills above Paros
  • HIKE the stunning Thira to Oia trail
  • Savour the most amazing GREEK FOOD (at our hand-picked spots)
  • Witness the infamous SANTORINI SUNSET from out private boat charter
Other Way Round tour group visiting Greece

Included

    • 8-days / 7-nights: 2 Athens, 2 Paros, 3 Santorini
    • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
    • Meals – All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
    • Airport transfers (at start & end of trip)
    • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
    • A trip host plus various local experts

    • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    HELLO GREECE!

    Welcome to awesome Athens! With a friendly face waiting for you at the airport & ready to whisk you back to our hotel, arrival has never felt so easy. The adventure kicks off this evening when you’ll meet your tour leader and the rest of the group. Then, you’ll wind through the alleyways of Athens to a local taverna, where you’ll get to know everybody over dinner. Tzatziki, pita, and a huge plate of souvlaki? Don’t mind if we do!

    Touring Athens on an 8 day Greece group tour
    Solo travellers in their 30s during a group tour of Greece

    Day 2

    ATHENS

    The early bird gets the worm in Athens, and by that we mean the best views of the Acropolis without the crowds! After breakfast, we’ll head to the top of this ancient citadel to explore – with the help of an expert guide – before the heat and tourist throngs arrive. Afterwards, we’ll share a mezze lunch and then you’re free to spend the afternoon however you’d like. The Panathenaic Stadium, the home of the first modern Olympic games, is one of our top recommendation (we’ll have a full set of recs in our pre-trip information pack).

    Day 3

    PAROS ISLAND

    Post-breakfast you’re ferry-bound, hitting the open ocean to reach our very first Greek Island of the trip: Paros! After just 3 hours, we’ll arrive at the island’s main port town, Parikia and then travel on to our home for the next two nights, the whitewashed town of Naoussa. After dropping your things at the hotel – and maybe a dip in the pool – you’ll start the afternoon by exploring some of the wow-worthy towns of the island with expert insight from your guide. In the evening, in the hills perched over Naoussa, we’ll visit an organic farm to learn more about their project and sample their freshly produced snacks and Greek wine. You’d struggle to find surroundings more stunning than this!

    Paros Island during our Greece group tour
    Sailing during our Greece small group tour

    Day 4

    SMALL CYCLADES SAILING

    The sparkling waters around Paros are all too inviting, so today we hop aboard our private full-day boat tour for some sun, sea, snorkel, and sail around the Small Cyclades – a chain of tiny islands off the coast of Paros. Setting off from Piso Livadi beach, the entire day will feel like one big highlight reel as we sail to mesmerising spots like Iraklia, Schinoussa, and Koufonisia, while also enjoying for a freshly prepared lunch on board.

    Day 5

    SANTORINI

    Today we’ll say goodbye to Paros and say hello to the crown jewel of the Greek islands: Santorini! And nope – it’s not just for honeymooning couples. There’s plenty to do on this dreamy island that’ll keep you busy. We’ll stay in the town of Thira, in the heart of all the action, so we’ll use this afternoon to explore its best bits and get an eyeful of those world-famous Santorini views. There’s one thing you can’t miss on Santorini, and we’re saving that for tonight: your first Santorini sunset!

    View over Santorini during our Greece group tour
    Other Way Round Tour Group during Greece group tour

    Day 6

    FREE DAY

    There are a thousand different ways to have a great day in Santorini, so today is free for you to choose what your perfect day looks like. You could head on down to Perissa or Kamari for some well-earned beach time; explore the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri (and maybe head to the nearby red sand beach afterwards), or spend time sipping local wine and enjoying the views from Thira. It’s your day, so spend it your way (as always, we’ll provide a list of recommendations based on the things we love to do in Santorini).

    Day 7

    HIKES + SUNSETS

    Lace up your boots, because early this morning we’ll embark on the Thira to Oia hike, home to some of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see. This 3-hour trek unveils unparalleled views of the volcanic islands and, since the trek passes along uninhabited areas connecting these two towns, you’ll get to enjoy a quieter side of the island. Afterwards, take the afternoon to recharge because tonight we’re heading out the water in search for our perfect sunset. On our private Catamaran, we’ll be anchoring near the Akrotiri lighthouse, to share a BBQ dinner under the tangerine sky as the sun sets on our final night in Greece.

    Santorini sunset during Greece group tour
    Beach during Greece group tour

    Day 8

    SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

    Sadly, our Greek adventure has come to an end, but we’re sure that you had an absolutely unforgettable time! It’s been a week chock-full of amazing memories, from Athens’ ancient allure to the drop dead gorgeous islands of Paros and Santorini. You’ve gorged on fabulous Greek dishes you’ll be desperate to recreate at home, swum in some of the clearest water you’ve ever seen, and raised your glass to countless brilliant sunsets. Let’s not say goodbye – let’s just say “see you next time”!

    Hotels

    We know that accommodation is important to you and it’s important to us too. We’ve therefore carefully hand-picked a selection of our favourite 3 & 4-star hotels for this itinerary. These are the hotels we typically use.

    Staying in Hotel in Athens during our group tour of Greece
    Staying in Adonis Hotel, Paros during our group tour of Greece

    The Gem Society, Athens

    Adonis Hotel, Paros

    Staying in Pelican Hotel, Santorini during our group tour of Greece

    Pelican Hotel, Santorini

    Staying in Hotel in Athens during our group tour of Greece

    The Gem Society, Athens

    Staying in Adonis Hotel, Paros during our group tour of Greece

    Adonis Hotel, Paros

    Staying in Pelican Hotel, Santorini during our group tour of Greece

    Pelican Hotel, Santorini

    What Our Guests Say

    Other Way Round traveller testimonial of Greece group tour
    Other Way Round traveller testimonial of Greece group tour
    Other Way Round traveller review of Greece group tour
    Other Way Round traveller review of Greece group tour

    “Head and Shoulders Above the Rest”

    Having been on numerous group holidays with more than 5 different companies, my standards are high and I can honestly say that Other Way Round is head and shoulders above all of them.

    “Not Mass Produced or Touristy”

    What I loved about this trip was that it didn’t feel mass produced and touristy. There was a sense of originality to it and uniqueness about the trip and the itinerary.

    “Completely Hassle Free”

    I usually travel DIY, where I arrange and book everything myself, and it was such a welcome change to have all that time and stress of booking the different elements of the trip taken away from me.

    “Trip of a Lifetime”

    I will never forget this trip. Not only because of the country itself, but because of the experience that Other Way Round gave me and the other group members. It was a trip of a lifetime and you will be missing out if you don’t just book it!

    What Our Guests Say

    Other Way Round traveller review of Greece group tour

    "Head and Shoulders Above the Rest"

    Having been on numerous group holidays with more than 5 different companies, my standards are high and I can honestly say that Other Way Round is head and shoulders above all of them.

    "Not Mass Produced or Touristy"

    What I loved about this trip was that it didn’t feel mass produced and touristy. There was a sense of originality to it and uniqueness about the trip and the itinerary.

    “Completely Hassle Free”

    I usually travel DIY, where I arrange and book everything myself, and it was such a welcome change to have all that time and stress of booking the different elements of the trip taken away from me.

    “Trip of a Lifetime”

    I will never forget this trip. Not only because of the country itself, but because of the experience that Other Way Round gave me and the other group members. It was a trip of a lifetime and you will be missing out if you don’t just book it!

    Prices, Dates & Booking

    Church in Greece during 8 day group tour of Greece
    View of boats during Greece group tour
    Octopus during Greece group tour

    Prices

    Dates

    Booking Info

    2024 Trip Prices

    UK: £2700

    EU: €3150

    US: $3350

    CA: $4600

    2025 Trip Prices

    UK: £3100

    EU: €3720

    US: $4030

    CA: $5270

    2024

    31 Aug – 07 Sep

    14 Sep – 21 Sep

    2025

    14 Jun – 21 Jun

    02 Aug – 09 Aug

    13 Sep – 20 Sep

    • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
    • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
    • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
    • Pay £200 / US$250 deposit to secure your place
    • Pay remainder 2 months before departure
    Church in Greece during 8 day group tour of Greece

    Prices

    2024 Trip Prices

    UK: £2700

    EU: €3150

    US: $3350

    CA: $4600

    2025 Trip Prices

    UK: £3100

    EU: €3720

    US: $4030

    CA: $5270

    View of boats during Greece group tour

    Dates

    2024

    31 Aug – 07 Sep

    14 Sep – 21 Sep

    2025

    14 Jun – 21 Jun

    02 Aug – 09 Aug

    13 Sep – 20 Sep

    Octopus during Greece group tour

    Booking Info

    • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
    • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
    • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
    • Pay £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
    • Pay remainder 2 months before departure

     

    Important Notes

    Am I a good fit for an OWR trip?

    We know it’s important to you to choose the right tour company for you.

    And equally, for us, it’s super important that we get the right people joining our trips (people who are likely to get the most out of it).

    We’d therefore appreciate if you could please read the following page carefully before signing up: OWR Trip Style

    Are international flights included?

    No.

    International flights are not included in the price of our tours. This is something you would book yourself seperately.

    Which airports should I fly into?

    Our trip starts in Athens (ATH) and ends in Santorini (JTR). You should organise your flights accordingly.

    Ideally you should arrive at the hotel by 6pm on the first day. This is when we have our welcome meeting and afterwards go for dinner (although if you arrive later it’s fine to catch up).

    You can leave at any time on the last day. There are no activities scheduled for that day.

    If you need help researching flights, contact us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form on this page.

    Are airport transfers included?

    Yes, they are included at both the start and end of every trip.

    Notes

    • We only do transfers between airports and our selected hotels. No other locations.
    • For those tagging on extra days, we will endeavour to include transfers up to 2 days outside of official tour dates.

    Can I book a private room?

    Yes.

    Our standard prices are based on sharing a twin hotel room with one other person of the same gender.

    However, if you prefer a private then you can select this option for £560 / $700 extra.

    Just let us know at the time of booking.

    Can I book pre and/or post accommodation?

    Yes, we can book you in for extra days at either our arrival hotel or departure hotel.

    This is up to a maximum of 2 days on either side. If for longer, we suggest you book directly with the hotel.

    Contact us at [email protected] for rates.

    I’m traveling solo, will I be the only one?

    No.

    Our trips are specifically designed for solo travelers so you will fit in perfectly.

    Some people may bring a friend but the majority will always be traveling solo.

    How do I book?

    You contact us either via the contact form on this site or by emailing us at [email protected].

    You confirm your name, your age, which country you are based in and you tell us the destination and dates you would like to join.

    We then send you an electronic invoice to collect your deposit payment.

    To reserve a spot you pay a £200 / $250 deposit and then the remaining balance must be paid by 60 days before the trip.

    If your booking is within 60 days, then you must pay the full balance at that point.

    Is the deposit refundable?

    No, the deposit is non-refundable.

    However, if you can no longer make the trip you can transfer that deposit onto any other future trip.

    Do you have payment plans?

    Yes.

    We can either split your balance into even monthly payments, or we can set it up so you can pay any smaller amounts as and when you like.

    Just let us know at the time of booking.

    Visas, vaccinations & packing lists?

    Two months before your trip you will receive a comprehensive pre-trip pack which tells you everything you need to get prepared for the trip (including info on visas, vaccinations & packing lists).

    In general, most of our guests don’t need visas to come to Greece.

    Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

    Yes.

    We cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other dietary requirements. We will always make sure there are options available to you in the restaurants we visit.

    Please be aware though that there will not likely be the same range of options as you have available in your home country.

    Will I get to meet other members of the group before the trip?

    Yes.

    In the week before the trip we will create a WhatsApp group with all the people joining the trip. This is a great opportunity to connect ahead of the trip.

    Are the hotels listed on the website the actual hotels you use?

    Generally yes, it will be these hotels.

    From time to time we may need to change a specific hotel if for example it’s not available on those given dates. But in such situations, we will always replace with another hotel at the same quality.

    What’s the cancellation policy?

    The £200/$250 deposit is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel at any point, you can put this towards any future trip you book with us (in any location).

    The rest of the balance is refundable up until two months before the trip. From that point we have to start committing funds to local suppliers and so:-

    > 30-60 days before trip – 50% refund

    > 0–30 days before trip – 0% refund

    But, we also recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover you for any unexpected last-minute cancellation.

    Enquire Now

    For bookings or enquiries, complete the form below or email [email protected]

    And if you prefer to chat to someone, you can schedule a zoom call