(Athens, Mykonos, Santorini)
Explore two amazing Mediterranean cities and two gorgeous islands. Start your tour in Athens and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the streets, the Plaka area and of course the famed Acropolis. Start exploring the beauty of the Greek islands with Mykonos and an optional visit to nearby Delos. Continue your tour with Santorini, one of the most stunning Greek islands. Enjoy exploring the villages, visiting the volcano or watching the sunset from Oia. From there, transfer to Istanbul and spend your final days seeing famous Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar or Bosphorus as either private or shared tours. Enjoy worry-free travel with the 24/7 support and the local expertise that we provide.
Optional: Extend your tour by adding a visit to the ancient sites of Delphi, Meteora or more islands such as Paros, Crete or Rhodes.
Only available April to October.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a private port transfer in Athens with private vehicle and driver.
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.
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.
Take a tour of the now uninhabited island of Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being an archaeological sanctuary and the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Delos was once a sacred island for Ancient Greeks and with the Delos oracle, the island became the holiest place in the Aegean. As a result, a flourishing commercial town and harbour grew on Delos and temples and open-air theatres were built. You will get to wander among the ancient Greek and Roman temples including the Temple of Apollo. You will see things like mosaic tile floors from grand villas, the famous Delos Lions, Cleopatra's house, and the amphitheatre. Throughout the tour you will be given some facts and remarkable insight of the Hellenistic ruins dating from 300 B.C.
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.
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.
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle, driver, and assistant is provided.
A welcome package with a city map, e-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.
The Ottoman Imperial Hotel (4*) is situated in a truly privileged location of the city, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sites in the heart of the old town. This is an inspiring location all year round, in the middle of the old city, within easy walking distance of Sultanahmet Square and the main historic shopping and harbour districts and just 16 km away from the Atatürk International Airport. The Ottoman Imperial will provide you with traditional Turkish hospitality, comfort, unbeatable views of the Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square, as well as a blend of Ottoman and Istanbul cuisine. With its exquisitely furnished guest rooms reflecting Ottoman art, and trend-setting restaurants and bars, the Ottoman Imperial responds to the needs of the most demanding travelers.
Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul with a private guide who will show you the most important sights. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, and Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans. The Harem section of Topkapi Palace is not included.
Enjoy a half day cruise in Bosphorus, the unique winding strait separating two continents. The shores offer a beautiful harmony of the old wooden mansions, marble palaces, stunning mosques and modern buildings. Among the most famous to be seen are; Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ortakoy area, Maiden’s Tower. Spice market, a marketplace for herbs and spices since centuries will also be visited.
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Depart from Istanbul airport - end of itinerary.
February 19, 2014
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