explore greece May 25 – june 5, 2021

The cradle of ritual

For thousands of years, Greece has been the birthplace of rituals we have come to love: theatre, myth, music, poetry, politics, philosophy and science. This trip is for you if you want to uncover the mysteries and beauty Greece has to offer in a bespoke adventure.

Beckoning you to the Apollo Temple, you find a green island with impressively high mountains and fertile valleys stretched before you as you wander among people who weave on old looms and still wear traditional dress. You stroll along ancient pathways sampling Grecian delicacies as the smells of mint and lamb mingle with the salt air.

Imagine walking in the steps of centuries of pilgrims who prayed and gathered with the great minds of Aristotle, Aeschylus and Anaximander. Together we will hike amongst the sacred ancient ruins of Delphi and experience a ritual fit for the gods.

The smell of Earth and vine greet you among the endless vineyards of Nemea, set among ruins where Greek gods are said to have performed indescribable feats. Feasting together we will learn the secrets of the wine of the gods.

Unmasking the subtle flavors of the region’s olive oils, we will discover the country’s methods of creating an unmistakable Greek meal before we convene at the magnificent Acropolis.

Theatric rituals and events are a mainstay of Grecian culture. Our group will have the opportunity to become a patron of the theatre with two separate events in Athens.

From street art to live performance; from beachside huts to sweeping archeological sites, each moment of your steps in Greece will be carefully curated to tell the story of the culture.

 

You laugh with new friends, sharing your adventures from the foodie tours of Naxos and Athens — offering everything from lamb to citron and baklava — and all things in between!

People Say…

"I would say that traveling with Suzanne is an adventurous, rich and vibrant experience. Her knowledge of art and local culture keeps the trip from feeling touristy and instead is a truly authentic, multi-sensory holiday!"

K. Rand (The Magic of Florence Tour)

Included…

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In country transportation once you arrive in Athens

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4.5 star hotel accommodations

(Naxos, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplion, Athens)
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10 delicious breakfasts in hotels

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4 unique lunches in local restaurants

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6 traditional dinners in tavernas

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Foodie Tour in Naxos and Athens

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Nemea Wine Tour and Farm to Table Lunch

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Olive Oil Tasting Tour

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Cooking demonstration with a local chef in Athens

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Skip the line entry for museums and curated tours

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Tips and Gratuities for all tours and meals as included above

NOT Included…

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Roundtrip airfare (USA-ATHENS)

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Meals unless specified in itinerary

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Porterage for more than 1 suitcase in each hotel spot

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Passport fees

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Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, spa services, extra taxis, laundry

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Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

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Optional tours other than what is listed

** Please note that currency can fluctuate wildly. All prices are as accurate at this time; however, please be prepared for up to a 3% surcharge before traveling due to fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.
curating this adventure

Your Travel Guides

Suzanne Castle

She is a sought-after speaker and retreat curator, with her specialty in the intersection of culture and ritual. Suzanne is the best-selling author of books in theology, liturgy and speaking and returns again and again to the spark in a room full of dreamers–The possibility, the presence and crackle of that magical rewriting of what could be, is the zing that keeps her creative spirit alive.

It is her joy to foster this space for others, through one-on-one coaching, through grape stomping and song, through group retreats and events, speaking engagements, well-crafted stories, art projects, and stargazing. She hopes to connect the constellations of her own winding story to draw her clients closer to the creative spirit shining within them, to help them outline its purpose and direction, to provide them rest and inspiration as they trace out the stories they’re hoping to tell. Learn more about Suzanne.

 

Dr. Harry B. Parker

Chair of the Department of Theatre at Texas Christian University, and the Managing Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU. He has directed more than 80 professional, community and academic theatre productions across the country including professionally at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.); Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston); American Heartland Theatre (Kansas City); and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City).

He is currently the immediate past National Chair of the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival, and has previously served as the National Vice Chair, and as a Regional Chair for an 8-state Region in that organization. He is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and serves on the Board of the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County, and of Circle Theatre.

Learn more about Dr. Harry

what to expect

BASIC ITINERARY

(Subject to Change)

TUESDAY | MAY 25, 2021

Depart USA to ATHENS

WEDNESDAY | MAY 26, 2021

Arrive ATHENS, Transfer via air to NAXOS, Welcome Dinner

THURSDAY | MAY 27, 2021

Apollo Temple, Metropolis Square, Foodie Tour

FRIDAY | MAY 28, 2021

Temple of Demeter, Panagia Damiotissa, Temple of Dionysys

SATURDAY | MAY 29, 2021

Ferry to DELPHI, Oslos Loukas Monastery

SUNDAY | MAY 30, 2021

Delphi Tour, transfer to OLYMPIA, Dinner and dancing

MONDAY | MAY 31, 2021

Olympia Tour, transfer to NAFPLION

TUESDAY | JUNE 1, 2021

Olympia and nearby region tour, Epidavros Tour, Wine Tour, Myceane

WEDNESDAY | JUNE 2, 2021

Transfer to CORINTH, Ancient Corinth Tour, transfer to ATHENS, Dora Stratou Dance Theatre

THURSDAY | JUNE 3, 2021

Food tour, Olive Oil Tasting, Cooking Demonstration, Acropolis Tour, Theatre performance (ticket not incl.)

FRIDAY | JUNE 4, 2021

Cape Sounion, Temple of Athena, Temple of Poseidon, Farewell Seaside Dinner

SATURDAY | JUNE 5, 2021

Transfer to Athens Airport

want to come?

How to join us

Your investment is a refundable $50 deposit per person (refundable until October 1, 2020)

Prices starting at $3631 per person, shared occupancy
Prices starting at $4457 per person, single occupancy

** prices based on 15-20 people. A minimum of 12 people is needed for the trip and if the 15 person threshold is not met, there will be a surcharge added to the minimum investment per person. Please contact Suzanne for further details. ** PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

How Interested are you?

Phone

432.557.6501

Email

suzanne@suzannecastle.com