(Athens, Mykonos, Santorini)
As day succumbs to night, the setting sun lights up the caldera in striking hues of gold, pink and blue. It is an electrifying moment you’ll both remember forever.
The islands of Greece are some of the most romantic in the world, offering breathtaking landscapes of whitewashed villages, blue domed roofs, seductive pristine beaches, and picturesque promenades. From exploring traditional villages and ancient ruins, to strolling along narrow cobblestone streets in Little Venice, to enjoying candlelit dinners in a lovely Greek tavern, paradise awaits you. In the evenings, relax in enchanting luxury hotels that offer privacy and Mediterranean charms.
Create your own history while exploring Greece’s as you tour the highlights of Athens. Visit Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. Tour the Propylaea , Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon. Take a romantic ferry ride to the island of Mykanos and wander the captivating sea front past fishing stalls and vegetable markets. Visit the Paraportiani Church, one of the most photographed spots in the Mediterranean, and then glimpse the charming windmills that were once used to grind wheat. Head to the stunning island of Santorini and spend some leisure time exploring the village, swimming in the thermal springs, or just relaxing on the beach. Sail around the island as the sun dips into the azure waters and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets on the planet with the one you love.
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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 an afternoon at leisure as you relax at your hotel or enjoy the city sites.
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.
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.
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 transfer by ferry to Santorini. The high speed ferry takes approximately 2.5 hours.
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the beautiful island of Santorini. Enjoy time on the beach relaxing by the sea or explore the local streets and cafes.
Start this romantic sunset cruise at Athinios port where you will board a traditional sailing boat and set sail on the Mediterranean. During the cruise there will be stops at Nea and Palea Kamen for a swim in the thermal springs. Savor Santorinian wine as you enjoy dinner on board under the unique sunset in the waters of Santorini’s Caldera. You will be surrounded by the black volcanic rocks and the deep blue waters of the Aegean during this memorable experience.
A transfer between the airport and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square, the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens' mythical history. Situated right in the heart of the city, since 1874, the landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district. Not only do the interiors pay homage to celebrated Greek culture, with intricate moldings and classic décor, but also each of the hotel rooms and suites provide enchanting views of the courtyard, or entrancing, panoramic scenes of Athens' timeless landmarks.
Situated above the town, the Myconian Ambassador Hotel 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.
Dana Villas 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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April 21, 2014
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