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Island of Samothrace


Island of Samothrace

Days 9

Difficulty 2-3


Summer / Fall


Trekking & Hiking
Backpacking & Camping

Trip highlights

If outdoor adventure is at the top of your list, Samothrace is the right place. This small island in the beautiful country of Greece is brimming with contrasts: rugged mountains meet cascading waterfalls, long, sunny days, excellent temperatures and perfectly blue skies. This stunning Northern Greek Island is the perfect place for an unforgettable summer adventure.

We begin and end our trip in the lively city of Thessaloniki, a hopping university town one hour away from the birthplace of Aristotle and named after Alexander the Great’s sister. We will enjoy great food and a lively night scene. Optional additional free days to enjoy cultural activities, archaeological visits, culinary adventures and shopping.

Discover the amazing island of Samothrace. Referred by mythology as the island of Aeolus, Samothrace (you will also see it spelled “Samothraki”) has the highest mountain of all the Aegean islands, mount Saos, with the highest peak named ‘Feggari’ (moon) Legend has it that Poseidon sat on it’s top to watch the Trojan war. This beautiful island boasts pebbly beaches, streams and rivers, waterfalls, steep peaks and rock formations, springs with healing sources and significant archaeological finds, such as the world renown Winged Victory of Samothrace. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd century B.C. Hellenistic marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since1884 it has been prominently displayed at the Paris Louvre and is one of the most celebrated and symbolic sculptures in the world.       

Walk through ancient ruins; hike up Saos Mountain; swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean sea; descent magnificent canyons, swim in waterfalls and crystal clear natural pools. Eat local cuisine and visit picturesque villages.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our best to stick to the schedule listed, this itinerary could be subject to change for reasons beyond our control. The final activity selection is left up to the trip leader due to weather or other conditions.



Single Accommodations

Single room supplement - $800 

There is no single room supplement if you are willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single room supplement fee. Please note and be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available.


Day 1: Arrival in Thessaloniki – Settle in Hotel – Free time in the city

Day 2: Departure for the island of Samothrace, Settle in hotel, Swimming, Dinner 

Day 3: Tour of the ancient sites and location of Nike of Samothrace, trekking

Day 4: Rest – Swimming- Dinner

Day 5: Early departure for Mt. Saos, peak, ‘Gria Vathra’gorge 

Day 6: Boat ride around the island, swimming

Day 7: Early departure for location ‘Vatos’, hiking 8-10 hours

Day 8: Departure for ‘Fonias’ gorge, hiking, swimming

Day 9: Departure for location ‘Pahia Ammos’, Canyoning, swimming

Day 10: Day of rest, visit ‘Gria Vathra’ gorge

Day 11: Departure for Thessaloniki

Day 12: Free day in Thessaloniki –Shopping, farewell dinner

Optional half day trip: Visit to the ‘Vergina’ Royal Tombs


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