(Athens, Mykonos, Santorini)
Explore Athens and surrounding Islands. Start your tour in Athens and enjoy the panorama of the city center dominated by the Acropolis. Visit Propylaia, The Temple of Athena Nike, The Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple, The Temple of Olympian Zeus and much more. In the evening enjoy a dinner and a traditional Greek show in an authentic location (optional). Start exploring the beauty of the Greek islands with Mykonos. Optional we offer an private wine tasting or a tour of the island. Continue your tour with Santorini, one of the most stunning Greek islands. You may choose to stay at the beach or to explore the Island. Kensington Tours will take care of your ferry connections, transfers and accommodations. Our tours offer worry free hotel bookings, private airport transfers, public and private guided tours, local 24/7 emergency support, and a dedicated team of experts ready to customize tours to suit your needs. All our tours can be modified with value, premium, or luxury hotels and services.
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 a unforgettable experience. Available April to October
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel 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.
Ride a cable car (funicular) to the top of Lykavitos Hill for fun and a fabulous view of Athens. The kids can walk (or run) down the zig-zag path to the bottom of the hill. There's a nice, small playground under the orange trees at Plateia Dexameni.
The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel (4*) is a unique superior boutique hotel in the heart of Athens where style and comfort are happily coupled to offer a pleasant stay with the finest accommodation and delightful culinary experiences. At Athenian Callirhoe, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, you will discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design. Enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the 'little things' a guest needs to make one feel at home. Visit the roof garden restaurant, Callirhoe VIP, and savour refreshing cocktails and delicious cuisine creations while enjoying the breathtaking view of both the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill.
During this private guided walking tour you will the National Archaeological Museum designed for children, you’ll look at ancient Greece through the lens of the gods and heroes that populate Greek myths. The world-renowned collection at the National Archaeological Museum includes exhibits that span more than fifteen centuries. Mycenaean swords and jewelry, exquisite archaic statues, classic tomb stones, and Hellenistic and Roman artifacts are some things you might see. It is considered one of the most significant collections of ancient Greek artifacts in the world. By the end of the tour you will have a very rich understanding of how Greek statuary, pottery, and other artifacts reflect the living culture of the ancient Greeks. Entrance fees to the museum are not included.
The National Gardens is a big green garden with paths, snack bars, picnic benches, a duck pond, and a playground. Run down the length of the National Gardens, past the Zappio, and you'll find the ancient ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Enjoy a private port transfer in Athens with private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Mykonos. The duration takes approximately 5 hours.
A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Spend some time enjoy the seaside with scuba diving, windsurfing, or even snorkelling.
The Yiannaki Hotel (4*) is located in the settlement of Ornos, in a beautiful bay area on the western side of Mykonos Island. The hotel is situated just 200 meters from the beach and offers a beautiful view from the room balconies. The hotel has been recently refurbished with excellent facilities complementing the ever excellent service. The Yiannaki Hotel was built according to the traditional Cycladic architectural style and is comprised of 45 tastefully furnished rooms. Painted in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white, the Yiannaki Hotel is the perfect setting for your time on Mykonos island and is well situated for a day on the beach or a night on the town.
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.
The El Greco Resort (4*) is located minutes away from the centre of the magnificent Fira town, the capital of the unique and beautiful Santorini. The traditional and colourful architecture found here enhances the spacious surroundings and add to the overall environment of leisure. Guests of El Greco are welcomed by exceptional staff that will cater to the need of all guests. El Greco is a well balanced establishment equally suitable for families due to its location and facilities and for couples due to its colourful reflection of charm. The nearest beach is Monolithos and is only 7km away. The black sandy beach of Kamari is 12km away, and the largest beach on the island of Santorini, Perissa, is only 14km away.
Enjoy an optional shared tour around the active crater of Nea Kameni Islet. Sail along the strange formations of its volcanic shores where black lava rocks and white pumice are combined beautifully with the red colour of lava. Take a walk to the top of the volcanic island where sulphur is spewed into the air by one of the craters. Enjoy this surreal landscape as your guide explains the creation and history of the volcano and the last eruption that lead to the destruction of the island of Santorini. The tidal wave created by the eruption was of such immense magnitude, it destroyed the thriving city of Knossos on the island of Crete. As your caique enters the narrow lava islets of Palea and Nea Kameni, the colour of the water changes from dark blue to sulphur green. Take time to swim in the warm waters heated by hot springs on the sea floor. Continue your tour to the town of Thira where a short cable car ride will take you down to the pier to rejoin the ship to return to your hotel. This tour is not included, but can be paid for directly on the ship.
Visit the wonderfully organized water park with three water slides, three swimming pools, and two children’s slides and swimming pool.
A transfer between the airport and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
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