(Athens, Mykonos, Santorini)
Explore Greece and get happily lost in its vast and varied landscape and abundant treasures of antiquity. Wander along cobbled, Byzantine footpaths in search of crumbling temples full of story and mystery. Tour the many monasteries decorated with lovely frescoes and stroll the pristine and palm-fringed beaches. Enjoy the delicious cuisine and sample home-made tzatziki, grilled souvlaki and the many wonderful local dishes found in every town and village. In the evenings, enjoy the very best in luxury and service in boutique accommodations..
With your expert guide, visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. Continue on to the Acropolis and tour the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea , the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally the Parthenon. Take an enchanting evening tour through natural harbors and charming neighborhoods that seem to shimmer under a sky full of stars. Stop in at a lively Greek tavern for some traditional folk music and dancing. Visit Mykonos and experience the charm and beauty of this cosmopolitan island. On Santorini, head to the town of Oia, which sits high on the cliff-top, and take in the sweeping vistas of the coastline below. As you stroll along Armeni beach and gaze into the famous Mediterranean sunset, you’ll wish your journey never had to end..
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This tour is only available from April to October. Optional; Extend your tour with an extra day in Athens. Visit Delphi, known as the “centre of the earth”, the wild beauty and the inspiring landscape make this visit an unforgettable experience.
An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
This private tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the Parthenon. You will complete your visit with the Acropolis Museum. Entrance fees to the New Acropolis Museum are included.
This enchanting evening tour commences with a scenic drive to Piraeus, 'the place over the passage', inhabited since the 26th century BC. Visit its natural harbours, such as lively Zea with its busy yacht marina and tiny Mikrolimano, one of the most picturesque corners of Piraeus. Journey to Plaka, the charming historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. The ideal atmosphere for your traditional dinner, enjoy the rest of your evening in a vibrant Greek tavern alive with traditional folk music and dancers.
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 port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Mykonos is the most cosmopolitan of the Greek Islands and attracts many visitors from all over the globe. On this shared optional tour, you will be brought to Hora, the island’s capital where you will enjoy a walking tour of the town. You will pass by chic boutiques, elegant nightclubs, and white-washed houses until reaching Alefkandra. Alefkandra is a charming corner of Hora, known also as the “Venice” of Mykonos. The houses are built on the sea, with wooden balconies that evoke Venice. They were built from the mid 18th century onward and were the homes of wealthy merchants and captains. At Louis Theoxenia Hotel, you will enjoy the atmosphere while drinking your refreshment accompanied by Greek ‘meze’. The tour ends with your return to Hora where you will take the ship’s shuttle service back to the port to meet your ship. This tour is not included, but can be purchased on arrival.
Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Santorini. The high speed ferry takes approximately 2.5 hours.
Start this shared tour with a drive to Athinios for a boat cruise. The first stop is the isle of Nea Kameni, where you will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the crater. Your next stop will be to the famous hot springs, considered to have healing powers. Continue your tour with Thirassia Island, where you will have a few hours at leisure. At the end of the tour the boat sails back along the coast and ends at the port of Athinios, where buses will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
A transfer between the airport and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Electra Ermou Hotel (4*) is a superior first class property, presenting a perfect blend of excellent Greek tradition along with modern and comfortable facilities. This property is located in the heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square, facing Greek Parliament. Right on the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights and old town of Plaka.The hotel boasts 106 guestrooms and 6 elegantly furnished suites that are extremely comfortable and come with a host of in-room amenities. Start the day by enjoying the delightful American buffet breakfast, served at the Emporiko Restaurant and continue with a unique gastronomical journey through the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.
Divani Palace Acropolis are nearby.
Petasos Beach Hotel (4*) luxuriously renovated combines aesthetically perfect premises with breathtaking nature. Its innovative rooms offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Petasos Beach is on a private peninsula between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. It offers a spa & health center, a fitness center and 2-level swimming pool with waterfall. The guests, in the comfort of an environment decorated with style and good taste, will enjoy personalized services in surroundings overlooking the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea.
Dana Villas (4*) is a group of studios and apartments perched on the rim of a cliff in Firostefani. The villas are located close to the capital of the island, yet, are away from the noisy city centre. The attractive studios and apartments are furnished in Santorinian décor with great attention to quality and detail. The complex also offers a swimming pool with a pool bar, restaurant, café, buffet breakfast, an outdoor heated Jacuzzi, and the most breathtaking views of the ocean, the volcano, and the sunset from the rooms. All rooms offer a guaranteed ocean view.
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