Gap Year in Greece
While the photographs of Santorini and Athens keep us drooling, there's no one who wouldn't agree for a trip to Greece! And guess how wonderful it would be to spend your gap year in this country that has such a rich history and mesmerizing natural beauty. The vast stretches of sandy beaches with the strikingly blue sea, ancient architecture, lip-smacking cuisine and friendly people, Greece is a place where you can happily spend your days, focusing on things that you've always ignored amidst the hustle and bustle of your daily life. Make the most of your gap year with Go Discover Abroad and travel to Greece as well as other Balkan countries.
Gap Year in Greece
If names like Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini always crop up in your wildest travel dreams, then it’s about time that you go on ahead and take that Grecian gap year! This slice of Mediterranean heaven has remained a gap year favorite and a Europe backpacking staple over the last few decades, but seldom has it been done in the way we are doing with GoDiscoverAbroad’s gap year programs in Greece. Lounge by the sun-kissed beaches, walk the colossal ancient ruins of Acropolis, explore the pristine backwaters and get lost in the distinctive Greek culture. And talking about Greek culture, you will find the Greeks electrified with passion about their heritage, a jolly bunch always living to their fullest and extending immense love to visitors! From the big hearts of the locals right to their kitchens, comes delish flavors of authentic Greek cuisine that everyone undeniably drools over. This gap year you have all the time in the world to binge on all things Greek! No more waiting, pack up and let’s get going!
Tours in Greece
Put on your traveling pants and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Greece with us! Swim in the balmy seas, explore pillars of Greek history still standing strong, wander around idyllic villages and lose yourself in ‘Mezze’ and mythology! Greece is not just a beach retreat but also a thrill seekers heaven, with its biking expeditions through lush forests, world-class locations for wreck-diving and rock-climbing or the best of all, hiking up the fabled Mount Olympus, the home of ancient Gods. No matter if you’re a forevermore beach bum or a dedicated adrenaline junkie, Greece will definitely transport you to a whole other world!
All travelers need to acquire a Schengen Visa for entering and staying in Greece exempting the nationals of E.U countries that are already a part of the Schengen agreement. Visitors from member states of European Union can travel in Greece for a period of up to 3 months without a visa. Citizens of countries not yet a part of the Schengen area may require a visa to enter Greece. Here’s a list of all the visa-free and visa-required countries for Greece.
Whatever suits you best! It’s completely your choice whether you want to go for a soul-searching solo adventure or some roof-raising time with your bunch of BFFs, or have a romantic getaway with your partner- our programs will accommodate you in any which way. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.
Most of our adventure tours do not have a single supplement. This means that accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis, and if you are traveling alone, you’ll be sharing a room with another one of GDA’s traveler of the same sex. What could be better than bonding with your new travel mates and making amazing new friends along the way of your journey?
Some tours have optional single supplement for couples and solo travelers and a private room can be availed at an extra cost. The cost and details vary by trip so we suggest you to get in touch with your coordinators regarding the same beforehand.
If you’re traveling alone you’ll find some awesome travel mates along the way, and if you’re coming in a group, then you’ll get a chance to add a few more crazy adventurers into your gang. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Greece, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!
You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.
We advise our participants to get in touch with their physicians regarding vaccination requirements and get the ones as instructed. Apart from routine vaccines, like your yearly flu shot, Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, MMR vaccine it is recommended to take shots for Hepatitis A&B and Rabies for traveling in Greece.
You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, eating out while traveling in Greece. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 80-85 USD per week is more than sufficient barring the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Greece, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of any emergencies, if one arises.
You will be on the move a lot so our advice for you is to pack light. Casual wear is generally the way to go when you’re visiting Greece. Easter time and the months of May-August are when the temperature soars in Greece and the best time to enjoy the Mediterranean beauty. Lightweight clothing and cotton essentials are best for traveling comfortably in Greece. November-March is generally considered as the low season when the temperatures drop quite drastically and may even snow, so we need not tell you that you need to pack in your warm layers for these months. That’s it!
Yes! We always advise our travelers to get some pre-nights and post-nights booking done if they want to explore more upon arrival or continue with their travels after the tour ends. In most cases, we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.
Most of our adventures, apart from the volunteering programs do not include Airport transfers. We advise our travelers to arrange for a Taxi on Arrival as it is the most economical and efficient way to go about this. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, we can provide the same for you at an additional cost from your point of Arrival. Do get in touch with your coordinators for more information.