06.05.2017 - 07.05.2017 15 °C
Well, we have arrived! That is itself, a good thing.
Saturday morning started very early for us at YYC. Everyone was eager to get checked in and started on our adventure. We knew it was going to be an arduous journey with a five hour layover in Montreal and then on to Athens with Air Canada's Rouge service. Doors closed and cross checked and then.....the plane broke! It seems they couldn't get the toilets to flush so after quite some time on the plane they moved us off that plane and on to another plane. It is amazing the another airplane was available, just like that. After a three hour delay we were in the air.
And just like that, we arrive in Athens where we are met by our Contiki trip manager Tom. He is one of Contiki's Greece managers, specializing in only Greek tours. He is delighted that we are from Calgary as he spent his winter working and snowboarding in Banff. Looks like we will get along just fine!
The hotel has a spectacular rooftop pool and bar so our free time was spent enjoying the sun and local brews.
A trip meeting and traditional Greek buffet dinner capped of the evening. Hopefully, everyone had a decent sleep. We are off to the Greek National Tourist Board this morning for a presentation and then off to the Plakka and the Acropolis this afternoon. It should be an exciting first day in Greece!