Greece | Essential Greece

8-days | 7-nights
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DIFFICULTY

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MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 2089

Amazing Experience

 

Greece: This is the most famous Triangle travel package. Visit Athens, steeped in mythology: Home of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum, Mykonos is next winding streets, fabulous nightlife, and magnificent beaches, and lastly Santorini featuring stunning sunsets and dramatic views. On your vacation to Greece, connect to each location via a Ferry for the ultimate Greek experience.

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers in Athens
3 nights in Athens at 4 Star, Titania Hotel  or similar
2 nights in Mykonos at 4 Star, Ilio Maris Hotel or similar
2 nights in Santorini at 4 Star, El Greco Hotel  or similar
Daily breakfast
Half-day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum
Entrance fees to Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
Light Snack at the Traditional Mykonian Farm
Wooden boat tour to Volcano, Hot Springs & Thirassia
Ferry tickets from Athens-Mykonos (Deck seats)
Arrival and departure transfer in Mykonos
Fast ferry tickets from Mykonos-Santorini (Silver class)
Arrival and departure transfer in Santorini
Ferry tickets from Santorini-Athens (Deck seats)
English Speaking tour guide on tours

Services NOT included

Hotel taxes: 3.00€ for 4-star hotels and 4.00€ for 5-star hotels per room per night. This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay
Lunch in Thirassia during the cruise in Santorini
Entrance fees to the Volcano in Santorini (2.50€ per person)
Any optional excursions
Optional tours or visits
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Anything that is not specified as included

Personal expenses

5-Star Hotel Upgrade

Athens NJV Athens Plaza or similar
Mykonos Royal Myconian or similar
Santorini Astro Palace Hotel or similar

Fast Ferry Upgrades

Upgrade to fast ferries throughout program, based on economy class: Piraeus – Mykonos + Santorini – Piraeus

$99.00 per person

Upgrade to fast ferries throughout program, based on business class: Piraeus – Mykonos + Mykonos – Santorini +  Santorini – Piraeus

$155.00 per person

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL- ATHENS

Upon your arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your own leisure.

| Overnight in Athens

DAY 2 | ATHENS

Following breakfast, depart from your hotel for a half-day Athens sightseeing and Acropolis Museum tour.

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens. Depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally Acropolis (visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Continue the expert-guided tour with a pleasant short walk, passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater in order to visit the Acropolis Museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

Afterward, you will return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

|Overnight in Athens

|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | ATHENS – MYKONOS

Early morning transfer to the port of Athens to board the ferry to the island of Mykonos.

Upon your arrival on the island, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. A day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island. Mykonos island is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, great beaches, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop.

It’s not just the water that sparkles in the sun on Mykonos, but also the marble streets and beautiful white cubist buildings that characterize the island’s architecture.

|Overnight in Mykonos

|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | MYKONOS

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today, you will have the chance to discover the authentic side of Mykonos. After your pick up from your hotel, we will depart in the morning starting from the old port of Mykonos to enjoy the tour around the island from a different point of view, full of traditional images and experiences. Our first stop will be the picturesque small port of St. Ioannis, an area which was named after a small church dedicated to Saint Ioannis and one of great historical significance. We will visit the church, along with the Saint’s cell where the annual fair in his name is also being held. The small port in front of us is the starting point of the local fishing boats which are protected here from the island’s strong north winds. Right afterward, we will depart towards the Mykonos’ airport, where we will have a panoramic view of the airport’s runway and perhaps we are lucky enough to catch a plane taking off or landing. Leaving the airport behind us, we will be headed towards Ano Mera Village. Along the way, we will pass through one of the island’s most typical agricultural and stock raising areas, where we will observe small local cultivated fields and even some domestic animals in local family-owned farms. After capturing all these images of the Mykonian countryside and its lifestyle, we will reach the farm of the Mykonian Spiti, where we will be guided by our escort and always under the directions of the farm’s superintendent. Whoever wishes may also use the farm’s tools and get involved with the farming work and tasks in co-operation with the superintendent. Take this opportunity to get closer to the domestic animals and the farm’s traditional organic cultivation. A light snack lunch will be offered to all visitors, consisting of local products from the traditional farm itself. Next, we will head towards the Ano Mera village’s colorful square, where one of the island’s two monasteries is located (“Panagia Tourliani“) and we will be guided through its chambers. You can also take a glimpse at the nearby open-air market with vegetables and other local products. As we continue our tour, we will be passing by some of the most distant beaches of Mykonos, named Kalo Livadi, Kalafati, and Aghia Anna.

Our next destination will be the abandoned establishment of the now inoperative mines of Mykonos. Until some years ago, useful lignite was extracted here from the soil to be used in various ways. Up next, we will reach the beautiful narrow streets of Mau, at the end of which the Mykonos dam is located, constructed to meet the needs of the island in the water. Then, we will proceed to a very well-known site where almost all the island’s visitors have made a stop, in order to capture a panoramic Mykonos Town photo shoot.

Following the picture taking, we will drive you back to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

|Overnight in Mykonos

|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | MYKONOS – SANTORINI

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port to board the ferry to Santorini.

Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. A day at leisure in Santorini to enjoy this unique island. Santorini island is a wonderful place with a magnificent view and cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop.

| Overnight in Santorini

|  Breakfast

DAY 6 | SANTORINI

Following breakfast at your hotel, come along on a sailing guided tour of the Caldera Lagoon and reach the top of the volcano on foot. You will have the opportunity to swim in the Hot Springs and sail until the Island of Thirassia. After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

|Overnight in Santorini

|  Breakfast

DAY 7 | SANTORINI – ATHENS

After breakfast, at the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Athens.

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel.

|Overnight in Athens

|  Breakfast

DAY 8 | DEPART – ATHENS

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

|  Breakfast

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