MAY TO OCTOBER
History comes alive on your guided sightseeing tour in Athens: see the main sights of this fascinating city and visit the amazing Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC, and perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. But that's not all...you’ll enjoy the structured free-time on the Greek Islands with three nights each in Mykonos and Santorini, and travel by high-speed ferries and by air. Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, iconic windmills, and whitewashed houses.
Here, you'll visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and have plenty of time to relax on the beach, walk through the network of narrow streets, sample local specialties, and take optional excursions. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy sun-soaked beaches, taste the local wines, and enjoy the stunning views.
Fly to Athens, Greece!
WELCOME TO ATHENS! Upon your arrival, a representative will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport holding a sign with your name. You'll be transferred to the Hotel. This evening is yours to relax and explore!
Athens has been the center of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple. But it’s also a contemporary city, and it’s not uncommon for the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri and Gazi to stay busy until dawn.
HOTEL: Breakfast Your hotel is located in the historic district of Athens, exactly opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Gate which was constructed by the Athenians to welcome the Roman emperor Adrianos (Hadrian). Very easy to access, the hotel is located 500 meters from the Acropolis and 100 meters from the New Acropolis Museum. The Constitution (Syntagma) Square, and the commercial center of Athens are, also, only 500 meters away.
After breakfast, you will start your morning with a perfect small group join-in tour to get a true feel of Athens! Ascent to the top of the sacred rock of the Acropolis to be confronted by one of the world’s most important structures in history, the Parthenon. Once there you will enjoy a guided tour which will reveal the magnitude and the rich heritage of Athens and the cultural achievements of the Greek civilization of the Golden Age. You will marvel at, and learn everything about the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, magnificent monument of the Parthenon dedicated to goddess Athena (the patron of the city), and the most sacred temple the Erechtheion, all located on the sacred rock of the Acropolis. After you have ticked off the Acropolis from your must-sees list, get ready for a 3-hour food tour that will truly make you feel like an Athenian! Sense the intriguing Greek cuisine and local food culture through an experiential food tour in the heart of the bustling capital of Greece. Wander through authentic corners of the city and visit a number of dedicated artisans that have perfected their recipes over the decades, specialized food stores sourcing the best products from all over Greece as well as the vibrant central food market. Immerse yourself in the exceptional gastronomy of Greece, by sampling a bountiful assortment of mouth-watering sweet and savory treats.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy an Acropolis guided tour with an experienced licensed guide; Discover unique specialty food stores; Sample a rich selection of sweet and savory local delicacies; Learn about the local food culture and gastronomy; Fun and knowledgeable Insider food specialist; In order to avoid high temperatures and big crowds, the starting time of the tour is set at 8.00 AM..
STARTING TIME: 08.00 AM. Ending time: 01.00 PM
This afternoon, meet your pre-arranged taxi for a airport transfer. Athens to Mykonos
WELCOME TO MYKONOS! Upon your arrival, a representative will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport holding a sign with your name. You'll be transferred to the hotel.
HOTEL: Breakfast Your hotel is a typical example of local folk architecture – whitewashed cube-like houses, pure lines and rambling alleys – which has inspired dozens of architects around the world. Everything is harmoniously bound together, reflecting the wisdom and prowess of the old master builders who wanted the cube-like, snow-white houses to be small and functional.
Relax and discover Mykonos at your own pace. Mykonos is well known for its sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, vivid Cycladic architectural style, the white washed houses, the cobbled stone streets and the blue dome churches. Its cosmopolitan life style, (domestic and international celebrities like to enjoy their vacation on the island) and the lively nightlife are available in the actual town of Mykonos, as well as in some specific beaches around the island. The world heritage Archeological site of Delos, one of the most impressive archeological sites in Greece and it is only a short boat ride away.
Transfer by boat to Santorini. The pickup time for your departure this morning will be advised to you at the hotel by a representative, the evening before your departure.
WELCOME TO SANTORINI! Upon your arrival at the Santorini port, a representative will be waiting for you at the exit holding a sign with your name. You'll be transferred to the Hotel. This evening is yours to relax and explore!
HOTEL Breakfast Your hotel is perched on the cliff side of western Santorini, in the heart of Fira, the capital of the island. Its wonderful location provides its guests with a spectacular view of the famous Santorini volcano and Caldera complex, the Aegean Sea, the island’s traditional old port and, best of all, the celebrated Santorini sunset. This view, along with the hotel’s excellent service and facilities, places it among the finest Fira Santorini hotels.
Enjoy Santorini at your leisure. Santorini island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing villages have been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking views to the sea. Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, Santorini is also famous for its unique landscape, the romantic sunset, the volcano and the luxurious resorts, the villages outside of the Caldera, the amazing volcanic wines and the archaeological sites of Akrotiri and ancient Thira.
The pickup time for your departure will be advised to you by a representative, the evening before your departure. It is a very early morning, so special breakfast arrangements with hotel is advised
This morning, meet your pre-arranged taxi for a airport transfer. Santorini – Athens - Home
(group of two)
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*20% Deposit at reservation - Balance due 90 days from departure