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Greece

Enjoy the warmth of the Greek sunshine
Three-star hotel by the Aegean sea
Intriguing ancient cities of Athens and Corinth

 
 
 
 
 

An inspiring country

Ancient history, natural beauty, and an idyllic climate all combine in Greece to create a wonderfully attractive country. It is the place where the apostle Paul preached; the home of the Greek heroes; a land full of ruined temples and theatres where almost every hill has inspired a major poem. The weather is warm and so is the sea. It is the perfect place to unwind and to visit uniquely evocative places.

 

The clear blue Aegean sea

Our three-star hotel is in the town of Nea Makri, on the Aegean coast between Marathon and Cape Sounion. It is located only 150m from the sea and has en-suite, air-conditioned rooms. A walk along the attractive sea front will take you to the harbour and a sandy beach.

Being an authentic Greek town, away from the tourist traps, Nea Makri gives a real flavour of the country. It provides an excellent location to unwind as you relax in the hotel garden around the swimming pool, visit a traditional taverna by the marina or walk along the coast to the site of the battle at Marathon.

We will stay in Hotel Thomas Beach and its recently-built sister hotel, which are 100m apart. We will be able to use the facilities in both hotels. One hotel has an indoor swimming pool and the meeting room, while the other has an outdoor pool in the hotel garden, and the restaurant. 


 
 
 
 

The remarkable city of Athens

Our optional excursion package includes three excursions: Corinth, Nea Styra, and Athens with Cape Sounion. 

Athens is on everyone’s list of must-visit destinations. It has been home to some of the most famous characters in history, such as Plato and Socrates; it is the city of architecture, drama, music and philosophy. Today it is as full of energy as it has been for the last 3,000 years, and it is still dominated by the Acropolis: a 100m high rock formation crowned with the beautiful Parthenon temple and littered with grand buildings. A guide will join us in Athens and the cost of the Acropolis entrance is also included.

 
 

Stunning scenery and views

As part of the same excursion, we will visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, perched on a rocky headland 65m above the sea. On a clear day you can see the surrounding Greek islands, such as Kea and Egina, as well as the Peloponnese. The grandeur of the temple and its epic setting combine to form one of the most dramatic scenes in Greece.
 

The intrigue of Corinth

Heading south, we will stop to see the Corinth canal, a stunning channel cut 63m down into the rock, with azure blue water glistening at the bottom. We then travel on to the Acrocorinth, an ancient ruined fort that stands high above the surrounding terrain with amazing views. There will also be the chance to visit the ruins of ancient Corinth (entry payable locally). This city was dominated in ancient times by the temple to Venus, but St. Paul saw large numbers turn to Jesus and experience His revolution in their lives.

 
"Corinth was amazing, as was Cape Sounion. Athens was great"
Victoria, October 2023
"Really great placement of the hotel in the town for exploring, lovely beach & restaurants nearby"
Abigail, May 2023
 

Cruising across the Aegean

We will also take a cruise by ferry to Nea Styra. There are excellent views of the surrounding countryside and mountains as we cross the Aegean sea. At Nea Styra there is a sandy beach, as well as a waterfront with shops and tavernas.

At the end of each day we will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner at our hotel and meet together for a helpful Bible talk.

*This video was filmed on a previous Greece holiday. The itinerary has changed slightly (for example we now visit Nea Styra but not the other three islands mentioned. This excursion can still be booked with local companies though). Each week will vary but the video gives an idea of the type of activities we run during a holiday with Oak Hall in Greece!

Dates/Prices

The cost includes return flights from London Gatwick to Athens, airport taxes and charges, airport transfers and three-star hotel accommodation with air-conditioned, en-suite rooms for two, breakfast and evening meals while at the hotel.

Optional excursion package: £108

The deposit is £50 if booking more than two months in advance (plus single room supplement, if applicable).

For flight times, click 'View/Book'.

For details of independent travel, scroll down on this page

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Independent Travel

You can select to travel independently during the booking process (NB we are unable to book one way flights or change the date of travel).

Click on 'View/Book' above to see the independent discount and the cost for the optional airport transfer.

The airport transfer is booked to coincide with the group flights. Please note that the driver would not be able to wait if you miss the transfer.

If you are travelling independently but someone else in your party will use the group flights, please make separate bookings.

If there are any changes to the holiday, we would not be able to cover the cost of changes to your independent flights. We would therefore recommend booking fully flexible tickets or joining the holiday using our flights.