(Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini)
Enjoy a tour of the most popular Cyclades Islands in Greece. Start in Athens and explore the city with a private tour before exploring the Acropolis. Your expert guide will provide interpretation of the most important sights of the city. Discover Cyclades islands starting with Mykonos, the most famous Island in Greece. Featuring natural beauty, rich history, a cosmopolitan character combined with a vibrant nightlife as well as plenty of local color, Mykonos is world famous for its chalk-white beauty and its vibrant night life. Take advantage of private services to Delos Island (optional) as well as a private tour of the city combined with a wine tasting. Continue your tour with Paros located at the heart of the Cyclades Islands. This island boasts 120kms of coastline along with all sorts of swimming and fishing options. The landscape spans valleys and hills dotted with old ruins, ancient architecture, churches and monasteries. The island’s history stretches back to before the 4th century with much of its architecture dating to the Constantine era. Today, Paros is a highlight of the Aegean Sea. You may choose to extend your itinerary with Naxos (optional). Continue to Santorini, the miracle of the Southern Aegean Sea, one of the most beautiful islands among the Greek Islands. Combining the best fine sand beaches with fertile valleys and mountainous beauty, Santorini is definitely one of the “must see” islands of Greece.
This tour is only available from April to October.
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An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
A welcome package with a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy a private full day tour day of Athens with an expert guide. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. The guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the monument that 'puts order in the mind', the Parthenon. In the afternoon drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmenis, Varkiza, and Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you will have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you will have time to explore the rocky promontory of Sounion. Entrance fees to the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon are included.
A port transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Enjoy a transfer by high speed ferry to Mykonos. The duration takes approximately 2.5 hours.
A transfer between the airport and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
During this tour, your private guide will take you on a walk of the sea front past the local fish and vegetable market. You will also have an opportunity to meet the island’s mascot, Peter the pelican. On your way to Paraportiani Church, a famous sample of Cycladic architecture and one of the most photographed spots of the Mediterranean, you will visit the Folklore Museum, situated in a beautiful house from the 11th century. Continue on to the picturesque Alefkandra, an area known as the “Little Venice” of Mykonos with the old captain houses built into the sea. The Windmills opposite Little Venice were used in the past to grind wheat, and from here you'll enjoy beautiful views of Little Venice and the sea. Then continue to the House of Lena where you can see the style of furniture and personal belongings of the family. Before returning to the hotel, take a Greek ‘meze’, including various Greek dips and olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes in a local tavern. While you enjoy a wine tasting, your guide will tell you about the history of Greek wines.
Enjoy a high speed hydrofoil from Mykonos to Paros.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer.
Enjoy a high speed hydrofoil from Paros to Santorini. The hydrofoil runs between April and October.
Take a private port transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini (Oia).
Meet your escort at the hotel and depart with a private vehicle towards Vlychada port for your embarkation on this spectacular cruise on a Lagoon 420 catamaran. The first stop (30 minutes) is at the famous and geologically admirable Red Beach, known as one of the best places for swimming in the entire island, to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the emerald crystal like waters. The next 30 minutes stop is at the stunning White Beach, where the blend of white pebbles and volcanic black sand make it a charming challenge of exploration. Swimming and snorkeling is a “must do” while at the White Beach and after that an equally rewarding picturesque sailing route near Aspronissi Island and Akrotiri village follows. The last half an hour stop is at the famous Hot Springs of Santorini where you will be able to enjoy the therapeutic effects of a natural mud bath in the warm waters which are 5 Celsius degrees / 41 Fahrenheit warmer than the rest of the sea in Santorini. Succumb to the pleasures of this utterly romantic experience as they offer a natural spa treatment with therapeutic mud of sulphur which does wonders to the skin. During this stop, you will be able to relish a delightful barbecue meal on board, accorded by salads, delicious Santorinian wine, ouzo or soft drinks and freshly cut fruit for dessert, as the sun begins to escape into the horizon, painting the sky with brilliant hues of royal purple, red and orange. The tour finishes in Ammoudi port from where you will be safely transferred back to your hotel.
(Includes: roundtrip transfer from/to hotel, escort, catamaran captain, snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins), towels, beverages, rich barbeque meal).
Take a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini (Oia).
The Electra Palace Hotel (5*) in Athens is a five star property centrally located in the heart of Athens and the old town of Plaka. It is within walking distance of the Acropolis, all major historical sites and the business and commercial districts. The hotel has gone recent renovations and its 102 rooms are now completely refurbished with ultra-modern ammenities. Guest can dine at the "Motivo" restaurant, the "Electra" Roof garden restaurant, and the traditional English style "Duck-Tail" bar with its beautiful garden. The Electra Palace Hotel also hosts a wellness area, an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and pool bar, an underground parking and a business centre.
Situated above the town, the Myconian Ambassador Hotel (5*) overlooks Platis Yialos, the most famous beach on Mykonos Island. The deep blue of the Aegean Sea, the unique Thalasso Spa Centre, combined with the philosophy of Myconian hospitality are just some of the experiences that await visitors who stay at this enchanting 5 star hotel. Fully renovated in 2004, all exclusively designed deluxe guest rooms and suites are equipped with private pools and private Jacuzzi's that reflect the beauty, charm, and authenticity of what pure luxury on Mykonos means.
The Astir of Paros (5*) deluxe beach resort is ideally situated only a breath away from the quaint village of Naoussa. Alongside the unruffled Aegean Sea overlooking the resort’s golden private beach, the hotel encapsulates luxurious amenities and unrivalled services. It is a luxury resort hotel in Paros, one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Cyclades complex in Greece, blending gracefully with the spectacular Cycladic landscape. Offering a blend of casual elegance and luxury, this deluxe beach resort renders exceptional facilities and impeccable service to its esteemed clients. Featuring 2 gourmet restaurants and bars as well as a remarkable array of leisure and beauty facilities and services the hotel boasts a unique holiday retreat for peace and relaxation.
Canaves Oia (5*) on the northwest tip of Santorini, Greece one discovers the welcoming Hotel. The picturesque village of Oia Santorini, offers guests a majestic view of the Caldera. For this reason the luxury hotel in Oia has created the ideal setting for guests to enjoy the fairytale atmosphere of the Caldera at its most. At the Canaves Oia Hotel in Santorini, 17th century canaves that are carved into the cliffside have been modified and transformed into elegantly designed luxury suites, decorated in the traditional island style, with antique furniture and objet d' art. The à la carte gourmet restaurant and wine cellar are located at Canaves Oia Suites and are available exclusively to hotel guests.
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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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November 06, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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