Welcome to The Hellenic Odyssey, a project created from the heart, driven by a passion for food and inspired by a love for travel.
With a proud Greek heritage, we are driven by philotimo (a Greek word translating to “filos” meaning friend and “timi” meaning honour). For us, it simply means to do the right thing and to give to others.
Our aim is to expose you to the parts of Greece which are off the beaten track. We focus mainly on Crete; with its authentic food, hospitable locals and rich culture.
We see it as our duty to add value, meaning and connection to the events and experiences that we offer you and a duty to ourselves to keep our heritage alive for future generations.
Therefore if you find us through our online content, our Melbourne events or our Crete travel tours, we want you to experience a truly extraordinary Hellenic Odyssey.
Our tours are immersive cultural and culinary travel experiences. Transformative in nature and aimed at promoting connection with oneself, others and the world. Designed to provide an escape from the noise that can at times block clarity.
The experience will allow you to leave behind your everyday routine so you get a proper chance to reset, recharge and reconnect. Travelling with likeminded people in natural surrounds, you can get inspired and focus on the things you truly want. You will leave with the energy and vision to go back and do what you love, whatever that may be.
Our ideal traveller is one who wants to explore Crete as a visitor, not as a tourist. One who is willing to become intertwined with the locals and who will immerse themselves in the experiences.
Our tours are based on small group numbers to create a more personalised experience. We really want the opportunity to get to know you and for you to get to know us and others. We’re not bound by rigid time schedules so we’re never in a rush.
We promote slow travel and give you the opportunity to form friendships, to share memories, laughter, conversation and experiences. Our tours are holistic in nature. Designed to inspire and to rejuvenate and mainly based around food, travel, culture and connection (both social and community).
On our tours, you will meet friendly open minded people. One of the best parts of our tours is the diversity of people who come together over a love of travel, food, and slow living. Whatever type of traveler you are, you’ll be sure to connect with new people.
We give you the flexibility and freedom of independent travel without the risks as you travel in the safety of the group. We provide you with the opportunity to make this tour, your tour. It’s your opportunity to do something special for you!
Choose The Hellenic Odyssey to share your next adventure with. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Please contact us direct to enquire about specific dates that suit, as we may be able to accommodate this for you.
We believe in a very relaxed type of atmosphere where everyone can enjoy their experience equally. Although our days are planned, there is always time to be spontaneous and flexible. We want you to feel welcome, to have fun and immerse yourself in the experiences we have arranged for you.