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2018 Skin Cancer Forum - Greek Odyssey

An incredible journey through Greece on land and sea

Prior to the 2018 IDS World Congress in Thessaloniki

Dear colleagues and friends,

Don't miss the unique opportunity to join us on an unforgettable cultural tour through Greece prior to the IDS World Congress in Thessaloniki in June 2018!

Our Greek Odyssey has been planned with the assistance of the special travel agency Tempo and Dr Chris Clifopoulos who has cherry-picked for us the most beautiful locations, historical sites, and cultural and culinary experiences from his home country. The 15-day journey will cover land and sea, offering you the most of this beautiful country. 

We start on May 30th, 2018 with three days of sightseeing in Athens. We will then move to a private charter yacht for a 7-day Greek isles cruise before we return to Athens and head north to Thessaloniki visiting ancient cities like Delphi and Olympus. 

Apart from experiencing Greece’s breathtaking beauty, the trip will be made even more special as you will be joined by like-minded peers and old friends. As the organised activities force us to keep to a smaller group, the trip is limited to 40 places (boat capacity is 20 cabins) which will fill fast!

I hope you will be able to join us on this fabulous journey!  

Kind regards
Paul Elmslie



Our Greek Odyssey will include a 7-day cruise on a the private yacht Harmony V, sailing through Greek waters in style. It is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look, very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern allows for easy access to the ship and for a wide rangeof sea related activities.

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Date  Location Activities
30 May 2018  Athens Arrival in Athens
31 May 2018 Athens 
(Brakfast and lunch included)

Athens city tour

  • Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896.
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
  • The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
  • Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.
  • Views of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore, Temple of Poseidon and a walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.
1 June 2018 Athens
(Breakfast included)
Transfer from hotel to the port where the 7-day cruise begins.
2 June 2018 Marina Zea or Piraeus - Poros

Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas.
3 June 2018 Poliegos - Folegandros (Cruise) Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiri excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
4 June 2018 Santorini (Cruise) In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos. Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.
5 June 2018 Antiparos - Paros (Cruise) Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos.  The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.
6 June 2018 Delos (anchorage) - Mykonos (Cruise) After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.
7 June 2018 Syros (Cruise) In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea.
8 June 2018 Kythnos - Marina Zea/Piraeus, Athens (Cruise)
(Dinner included)

Disembarkation after breakfast.

You will be picked up from your hotel for a dinner at Dionysos Restaurant.

9 June 2018  Athens - Nafplion
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the Corinth Canal. Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion to enjoy a free afternoon.
10 June 2018 Nafplion - Olympia  
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Enjoy a free morning in Nafplion before travelling to Mycenae and visiting the Archeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Continue through the central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, for an overnight stay. 
11 June 2018  Olympia - Delphi
(Breakfast and dinner included)
In the morning, visit Olympia's Archaeological Site where you will see the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia to the magnificent new bridge crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea as we make our way to Delphi for the night.
12 June 2018  Delphi - Kalambaka
(Breakfast and dinner included)
In the morning visit the Delphi Archaeological Site and Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora's gigantic rock pillars. Overnight in Kalambaka.
13 June 2018  Kalambaka - Thessaloniki
(Breakfast included)
Visit the spectacular monasteries of Meteora, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art.

Continue onto Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest most vibrant city where the tour concludes.




Price per person. A deposit of $1,500 p.p. is to be made upon registration. The rest can be paid in 6 monthly instalments at $1,000 p.p.



Price per person. A deposit of $3,000 p.p. is to be made upon registration. The rest can be paid in 6 monthly instalments at $1,600 p.p.

On land, the package price includes all accommodation as per itinerary, meals as per itinerary, set menu for dinner at Dionysos restaurant in Athens (excluding drinks), transfers and tours as per itinerary, sightseeing as per itinerary, entrance fees for tours of the Acropolis site, the Acropolis museum, the Temple of Poseidon, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and two monasteries in Meteora. On the yacht, the package price includes half board (buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including special nights such as Greek night & Captain’s farewell dinner), welcome cocktail on embarkation day, Farewell Cocktail prior to Captain’s Dinner, snacks, fruits, filter coffee, tea, and purified water throughout the cruise.

The package price excludes early check-ins and late check-outs, shore excursions, entrance fees and meals not mentioned in the itinerary (full board supplement can be purchases at €28 per person per meal if required), beverages, personal extras (internet, laundry etc.), visa fees and travel insurance, airfares and taxis, crew's gratuities.

To reserve your place simply fill in your details in the form below and download the registration form. On the form please select “Couple Trip Booking” if you would like to reserve two places or “Single Trip Booking” if you will be joining us alone, and choose between full payment or payment in monthly instalments.Please download the registration form below and email the completed form to admin@healthcert.com


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