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New! 2017 Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great

Greece: Thessaloniki, Meteora, Zagoria • Albania: Gjirokaster, Tirana • Macedonia: Ohrid, Skopje

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18 Days from only $4595 including international airfare

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Out of Sight

Meet four Albanian children and discover how, despite living in poverty, they have big dreams for the future.

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36 Hours in Athens

Discover two sides of Athens—our pre-trip extension destination—from ancient ruins to a vibrant youth culture.

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Gjirokaster and Libohove, Albania

Soar above Gjirokaster for a unique perspective on the Albanian hillside town's Ottoman-era historic structures.

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How to Make Greek Moussaka

Learn how to cook traditional Greek moussaka, an iconic lamb and eggplant dish.

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Athens and the Peloponnese

Get to know iconic Athens and discover the legendary locales beyond its borders with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

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Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

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Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

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Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

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Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

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Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

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Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Vasileios Tzanis

Born
Athens, Greece
Resides
Rofina, Greece
Languages
Greek, English, Czech, and Italian.
Hobbies & Interests
Motorcycle racing, basketball, and martial arts.
With us since
2016

I felt so lucky growing up in Greece, and developed such an admiration for my country. Its natural beauty includes snowcapped mountains, exotic beaches, remote villages, metropolitan cities, and seemingly everything in between. It’s full of historically significant landmarks dating back thousands of years, and some of the most important philosophers—and greatest heroes in human history—were Greeks.

Throughout my twenties I worked in the automobile industry, in a liquor store, in archaeological excavation, and even as a graphic animator for TV. But, if my time in the Greek navy taught me anything about myself, it’s that I was highly adaptable, patient, and most importantly, extremely curious about the world. It was clear that I would need a more adventurous job than these typical professions that kept me in one place. And luckily, I found it by accident.

I moved to the Czech Republic in my thirties, and my first year there is still the most memorable time in my life. I was away from home for the first time, in a completely unknown environment, with no friends, very little money, and no knowledge of the local language.

Thankfully, I had moved there during a time when it was a very popular destination for Greeks. I was offered a job as a tour guide for Greek travelers and it opened my eyes to a new world; tourism completely got the best of me.

From then on, I have worked nearly everywhere in Europe, guided people from all over the world, and continued to indulge my curiosity. I started working as a Trip Leader for O.A.T. in 2016 and the great adventure continues. I absolutely love sharing my country with other curious travelers, and hope you’ll join me as we explore Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great

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