Our newest program expands our summer season to offer an intimate experience of the sights, fellowship, and miracles that make Ionian Village special.
The IV Pilgrimage is an opportunity to encounter Greece and Orthodoxy through the unique lens of Ionian Village. Each 12-day trip accommodates between 10-20 participants, ages 18 and up, as well as a Parish Priest or Spiritual Leader, and is guided by one of our dedicated Staff Members. Groups can be formed from within your parish, community, or even from your extended family or friends!
As always, our travel destinations are the core of the Ionian Village program. Excursions allow participants to closely experience our Orthodox faith, Hellenic heritage, and modern Greece and include Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Kalavrita, Athens, Aegina, and others. Time at our beautiful campgrounds offers a balance of relaxation and rejuvenation while enjoying the slower pace of village life.
the curated experience
Ionian Village is situated directly on the Ionian Sea with views to the island of Zakynthos. Our location allows us access to a wealth of destinations that, when combined, provide an exceptionally well-rounded experience of Greece. With Ionian Village, in a relatively short amount of time, our participants travel to the Ancient Stadium at Olympia, see a miracle-working icon of the Panagia created by Saint Luke, visit the 1821 birthplace of Greek Independence, journey across the sea to venerate the walking saints of Zakynthos and Kefalonia, and experience authentic moments at local churches, tavernas, and kafeneia along the way.
With over 50 years of experience, deep relationships to the sites and the people that we visit, and a mission founded on an immense love of Hellenism, Ionian Village is unparalleled in its ability to provide a genuine and profound connection to both our Orthodox faith and to Greece.
Roundtrip group airport transfers to/from Athens International Airport
Studio-style room, single, double or triple occupancy, with private bathroom & semi-private patio
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily enjoyed at Ionian Village or at local restaurants, with a few exceptions of opportunities for “on your own” meals as noted
Exclusive use of Ionian Village campgrounds, including basketball courts, Chapel, pool, and beach.
9 travel excursions, including transportation on privately chartered air-conditioned bus, ferry tickets, entry to sites, and tour guides when applicable
Designated Ionian Village on-site program coordinator
3-night stay at the InterContinental Athenaeum Athens
International air travel to/from Athens
Passport & visa requirements
Shopping & souvenirs
Day 1: Departure from the US
Day 2: Arrival in Athens and travel to Ionian Village with Welcome Dinner
Day 3: Excursion to the city of Patras, followed by afternoon/evening at leisure
Day 4: Excursion to the island of Kefalonia, including free time & lunch on own
Day 5: Excursion to Ancient Olympia, followed by afternoon/evening at leisure
Day 6: Excursion to the island of Zakynthos, including free time & lunch on own
Day 7: Excursion to Mega Spilaion, Agia Lavra & Kalavrita, including the World War II Museum & Memorial
Day 8: Day trip to local villages, followed by an evening Glendi with live music
Day 9: Travel to Athens with a stop at the Monastery of Osios Loukas
Day 10: Excursion to the island of Aegina, including free time & lunch on own
Day 11: Day in Athens including the Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, free time & lunch on own, followed by Farewell Dinner with live music
Day 12: Departure from Athens
2024 Ionian Village Pilgrimage Dates
August 16* - August 27
August 26* - September 6
September5* - September 16
September 15* - September 26
*The indicated start date denotes departure from the US. If meeting in Greece, your start date is one day later.
$3,900 per person
$3,400 per person
Triple Occupancy limited availability upon request
This program can host a minimum of 10 participants, and a maximum of 20.
To reserve your 2024 Pilgrimage, please contact our office on behalf of your community or group. We will confirm the availability of your selected dates with your designated leader and walk you through the next steps to register your group.