(Athens, Skiathos, Skopelos)
As the sunset casts its golden glow on the Acropolis and you gather to hear the stories of the Golden Age of Athens in the shadows of ancient architectural masterpieces, the full majesty of this special place will descend with the dying light.
You’ll also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, and tour the iconic Parthenon. But this is only the beginning of the story. As you leave Athens, ancient monuments are replaced by the rich pine forests, white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons of the Sporades Islands. Meet the wine-making monks of a 17th-century island monastery; visit the panoramic filming locations of hit musical Mama Mia! at Skopelos; take some time out to relax on Kastani Beach; and gaze out upon the Amarantou Peninsula.
Greece is a land of fascinating mythology and your expert English-speaking guides will bring centuries of history alive with entertaining stories of ancient fact and fiction as you witness all the beauty of this picturesque part of the world. From city-center boutique hotels to a beach resort, a collection of special accommodation has been carefully selected to help you relax, recharge and reconnect in this absolutely stunning natural playground.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
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.
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.
Flight from Athens to Skiathos.
A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
During this private tour of Greek monasteries, you will learn about the two most famous sons of Skiathos. The first stop will be to Alexandros Papadiamantis house. Papadiamantis was a very special Greek writer, born on the island. The old house where he lived has been transformed into a museum celebrating the author’s life. After, you will be taken to the upper west part of Skiathos, the oldest part of Skiathos. The first monastery you will visit is Moni Evangelistrias. The monastery was once home to seventy monks, but now only two remain to do the chores, including wine making. The second monastery will be Panagia Kounistra, an exquisite 17th century monastery with a rich historic past, whose occupants have included the famous monk Dionysios. After the tour concludes you will be brought back to your hotel.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Skopelos. The ferry takes approximately 1.5 hours.
To start this Mamma Mia tour, you will be picked up at your hotel with a private vehicle and English speaking guide and brought to the locations the movie was filmed where you can follow in the steps of the main characters. You will see things like the chapel of St. John, where the marriage of the main characters took part, Kastani Beach, and Agnondas, where you will see the Amarantou peninsula. After the tour has concluded you will be brought back to your hotel.
Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Agios Konstantinos. The highspeed ferry takes approximately 3 hours.
A transfer from Agios Konstantinos to Athens with a private vehicle and driver is provided. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.
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.
The Bourtzi Hotel (4*) is a modern design hotel ideally located in the heart of Skiathos town not far from the harbour. The hotel's location makes it an ideal base to explore Skiathos and the neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos and to take advantage of all the facilities Skiathos town has to offer. The hotel features 38 contemporary design guest rooms all with modern amenities, an outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds, and a stylish cocktail bar on the main pedestrian road of Skiathos town. At the Bourtzi Hotel you will experience a relaxing atmosphere and personalized service that will make your holiday on the beautiful island of Skiathos unforgettable.
Adrina Resort & Spa hotel is fairly new, cozy hotel. The Adrina is situated in the centre of the island and just a few short steps from the beach. It offers the warmth and comfort of home and at the same time the quality of big holiday resort. The hotel features Standard rooms and Maisonetted Rooms with garden or sea views. All rooms have bath, private balcony, satellite TV, mini fridge and air conditioning. The guests of the hotel can enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and surrounding country side while have breakfast at the hotel Restaurant. The restaurant serves American and Continental breakfast. During the lunch or dinner time the guests can take meal at Adrina's Taverna - the restaurant that is located at the pool side and serves Greek cuisine at reasonable price or can enjoy the drinks and snacks at the hotel pool or beach bars. The hotel also accommodates swimming pool with continuously recycled crystal clear sea water.
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