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Trip to Greece

Asheville Sister Cities Committee for Karpenisi

All About the Committee HERE!

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Travel Costs

Each traveler is personally responsible for arranging passage to Athens. The cost of the trip is 710EUR per person (estimated) based on double occupancy. A surcharge will be added for single room arrangements.*

Three-star hotel accommodations are provided throughout the trip. Breakfast is included in the cost. Also included in the cost is in-country travel, with comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary, by private motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guide/escort.

Costs not included: lunches, dinners, drinks, and snacks; entrance fees at all sightseeing sites as per itinerary; tipping at hotels and restaurants, and for drivers and guides.

* Surcharge is 190EUR, for those who wish a private sleeping room.


May 20: Arrival at the airport of Athens.

May 21: Depart Athens. Tour of southeastern Greece --the archaeological site of Thebes is included. Overnight at a hotel in a picturesque location.

May 22: Thermopylae - Mount Oeta and mediaeval sites tour – Arrive at Karpenisi.

Overnight at Elvetia Hotel. (Day 1)

May 23: Karpenisi and surrounding villages-birthplaces of the folks in Asheville, visit to Proussos Monastery, assuming that transfer services are provided by locals. Overnight at Elvetia Hotel. (Day 2)

May 24: Karpenisi. Overnight at Elvetia Hotel. Buffet dinner at hotel. Will include delegates and members of Karpenisi Committee. (Day 3)

May 25: Official visits to government offices. Overnight at Elvetia Hotel. Visit "northern villages," with transfer services provided by locals. (Day 4)

May 26: Depart Karpenisi. Tour of southwestern Greece --the archaeological site of Thermon is included. Overnight at a hotel in a beach town in the broader area of Delphi.

May 27: Delphi tour. Return to Athens and tour of the historic district. Overnight at the hotel in Athens. Farewell dinner in Athens.

May 28: Free day in Athens to visit museums, go shopping,and prepare for return trip home.

May 29: The delegation members will be transferred to the airport of Athens for their return flights to the U.S.

Please note that museum / archaeological sites entrance fees are not included. Individuals must pay all admittance fees.

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