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So it’s happened three times this summer – we’ve had a family miss their flight out of the UK because of car trouble en route to the airport. By the time they arrived they had not only missed the flight to Athens for their extended weekend break, but a last minute flight the next morning would have cost them 1000 euro extra for the family.
The call came in from an American woman I had helped to plan an amazing Greek odyssey for herself and her husband. It was a week before their arrival in Athens, and when I saw her name on the caller ID I had assumed it was some last minute planning questions. Instead she told me her husband had thrown out his back and was scheduled for surgery in the coming days, so Greece would have to be put on hold.
And the last cancellation, a Washington family of 5, parents and 3 children 11, 13, and 15 – trip cancellation because the father, a healthy and fit 50 year old, had a mild stroke and was now unable to fly for the immediate future.

Each of these families stood to loose a considerable amount of money they’d already paid for their holiday. This included their flights, lodging, ferry tickets and in one case several tour programs which were prepaid and non-refundable. Only one of the three families had purchased trip cancellation coverage. Their 65 euro trip cancellation premium allowed them to recover 2000 euro in non reimbursable vacation expenses.

No one plans to cancel their holiday.

You’ve worked hard all year for your holiday – unexpected events can and do occur that can alter your travel plans and leave your vacation investment at risk – Trip cancellation insurance is the smart way to protect that investment.

Trip and Travel Cancellation Insurance for US residents
Trip and Travel Cancellation Insurance for US residents

UK residents

Travel Insurance for EU residents

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!