Overview

Athens is a must-see destination on any European vacation. The capital and largest city in Greece, it’s also been the center of Greek civilization for 4,000 years. Athens may be an ancient city, but it has a contemporary atmosphere with an active restaurant, bar and nightlife scene.

Mykonos welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”?

Naxos is a Greek island in the South Aegean, the largest of the Cyclades island group. Its fertile landscape spans mountain villages, ancient ruins and long stretches of beach. The namesake capital (also called Hora or Chora) is a port town filled with whitewashed, cube-shaped houses and medieval Venetian mansions. Kastro, a hilltop castle dating to the 13th century, houses an archaeological museum. Naxos has 18 beautiful beaches to relax in the sun.

Santorini is the top tourist destination in Greece, the island is famous for the impressive caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset. In fact, it is frequently included among the best destinations in the world.

Friday June 3, 2022 Athens  

Arrive Athens (flight information to follow) 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel – one transfer for group arrival 

Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight, HOTEL, Athens 

 

Breakfast at hotel in Athens. Morning departure at 7.55 am 

Half day private Athens city tour with private bus, English speaking guide. Entrance fees to the Acropolis  site and museum. 

Start with a short stop at Panathinaikos Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896.  Continue with a panoramic drive passing by ex-Royal Palace, Zappion Hall, Roman Temple of Olympian  Zeus, National Temple of Hadrian Arch, St. Paul’s church, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s  House, Catholic Cathedral, academy, University and the National Library. 

Proceed to the archaeological site of Acropolis, an UNESCO’s world heritage monument and visit  Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens and of course the Parthenon. Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodian and Dionysus Theatre, in order to visit the  Acropolis Museum. Main attractions such as votines, artefacts of everyday life, statues from archaic  period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon Hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze. 

Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight, HOTEL, Athens

Breakfast at hotel in Athens.  

Pick up at 6.00 am for transfer to Piraeus harbor to catch the Blue Star ferry to Mykonos Greece. Ferry departure at 7.30 am 

Arrive Mykonos at 12.45 pm 

Transfer to your hotel.

This island is most famous of the cosmopolitan islands, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the  Cyclades. 

Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight HOTEL, Mykonos

Day 5: Monday June 6 Mykonos 

After breakfast  

Day at leisure to enjoy the island or OPTIONAL tour of Delos- the place where Apollo is said to have  been born. 

Transfer from hotel to port 

Language: English 

Meeting point: Delos Pier 

Meeting time: 09:30am 

Return time: 13:30 

Return transfer to Mykonos and back to your hotel. 

Overnight HOTEL, Mykonos 

Day 5 Tuesday June 7 Mykonos 

Day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful island. 

Overnight HOTEL, Mykonos 

 

 

After breakfast ferry from Mykonos to Paros 

Depart Mykonos 

Arrive Paros 

Transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight HOTEL, Paros

Day at leisure or OPTIONAL tour Paros 

After breakfast begin walk through the old town towards the Venetian Castle and the church of St.  Konstantine which is situated on the highest spot of Parikia town.

Take a short walk towards the most famous and one of the oldest churches of Greece, Panagia  Ekantotapyliani (our lady of the hundred doors), built around 400AC. From here the bus takes us to the  port of Punta where you take the ferry to cross over to Antiparos Island. Stroll through the picturesque  little town and visit the Venetial fortress which is still inhabited.  

Back to Paros, with the bus go to the south where you pass by the villages of Alyki and Drios. Proceed to Piso Livadi, on the east coast of the island, where you will have free time. 

Afternoon continue to Lefkes, the former capital of the island with its breathtaking view. Pass by Marathi,  where the ancient marble quarries were located, where the world-famous marble was mined for some of  the most famous statues and sculptures in ancient times. 

Later arrive Naoussa, the beautiful fishing village with all its Cycladic charm. Take a little walk through its  small streets and the port with the colorful fishing boats. 

Overnight HOTEL, Paros

After breakfast transfer to ferry  

Depart Paros 

Arrive Santorini 

Transfer to hotel. 

Afternoon at leisure 

Overnight HOTEL, Santorini

 

Morning at leisure 

Afternoon tour starts at 2.00 pm from the Athinios port 

Transfer to begin sunset Catamaran excursion with dinner on board.  

Highlights: 

Visit the active volcano of Santorini in Nea Kameni island, where you will have the opportunity to climb on  the top of the volcano, see and take photos of the active crater and walk on its rims.  

Swim in the hot sulphurous springs of Palia Kameni created by the underwater powers of the volcano 

Sailing above the underwater craters from Palia Kameni to Thirassia island, the boat will anchor close to  the island and you will have the time to sip your wine, Buffet dinner

Enjoy the endless blue in the famous caldera of Santorini and the picturesque villages on top. In the north  cape of Santorini, you will admire the magical view of Oia village with its small famous white houses.  

The end of the tour comes on sunset time. If the weather permits, the boat sets sails and the sun dives to  the sea. This is the most unforgettable experience of your trip in Santorini, 

Transfer back to your hotel. 

Overnight Hotel, Santorini

 

Flight from Santorini to Athens for Flight to U.S.A.

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