Greece: Discover Greece
The origin of the drama, history and philosophy, the birthplace of democracy, not to mention the place of the first Olympic Games, it is difficult to imagine what the world would be without the historic influence of Greeks.
In Greece, you are in a crossroad of colors and cultures; you feel the strength of history and the warmth of the southern tip of Europe. You will see landscapes that have given images for thousands of postcard but remains incredibly vibrant and of unrivaled beauty.
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon your arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.</p> <p>In the night, you can take an optional tour: Athens by Night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
Departure to a half-day visit to Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short-stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).</p> <p>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 harmony between material and spirit``, the monument that ``puts an order in the mind``, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization. If you are fans of shopping, you'll find on the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are a fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Don't forget to discover the Nightlife of Athens.
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.
A day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island or join the following optional tour:<br /> Mykonos Island Tour - We start with a unique experience of the countryside Mykonos Island Our first stop will be the idyllic beach, Ag.Ioannis with the best view of Delos Island and we will see fishermen and their boats at the small pier, private chapel and houses built in typical Cycladic architectural style. At the village of Ano Mera, the most traditional place, you can also visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century and then we will have enough free time for a stroll around the square, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink or and ouzo (not included) and wish with the local people “stin igia mas” (cheers) Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town. Exploring Mykonos port town by walking the narrow cobblestone streets, passing by the traditional labyrinth of the old town. We will see the famous windmills and Little Venice and we will meet somewhere Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Paraportiani church, Saint Nickolas of fishermen. After the walking tour, you free continue your private exploration in town. Meeting point Fabrika Square, Mykonos town.
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.
We will start with Akrotiri Archaeological site Guided visit (with professional licensed Guide) at one of the most important prehistoric settlements of Greece. Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed by a huge eruption during the 17th century BC and buried under the volcanic ash, which preserved the whole city in perfect conditions so it is referred often as “Prehistoric Pompei”. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967 (entrance fees not included in the price). We will continue with Red Beach with free time for photos or for a walk at the famous beach, well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it.</p> <p>We will continue to Perivolos Beach -- one of the longest beaches in the Cyclades & the best beach in Santorini, considered as the trendiest beach of the island. An ideal destination for those they want to combine relaxation, swimming & good food. You will have time at leisure for lunch (not included) or swimming. We will walk at Megalochori at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island. Typical traditional Cycladic houses, neoclassic buildings, and small houses dug in the volcanic rock blend together with harmony. We find here also the traditional small, white churches with blue domes.</p> <p>Profitis Ilias mountain: The highest peak of the island (567 meters) is located between Pyrgos and Kamari. The Mountain's name is Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), coming from the Monastery with the same name located at the top. From this vantage point, you will enjoy a striking view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia.</p> <p>Oenotourism Center - Santo Wines: Follow the whole winemaking process, from the moment of the grape pressing up to bottling. Taste the distinctive wines of the island and learn about the unique in the world Santorini vineyard! Specialized enologists give away the wine's hidden secrets, while the visitors may taste and get to know the various types of company's famous wines.<br /> Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world.
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.
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.
• Arrival and departure transfers in Athens
• 3 nights in Athens at Stratos Vassilikos Hotel or similar
• 2 night in Mykonos at Paradision Hotel or similar
• 2 night in Santorini at Santorini Palace Hotel or similar
• Daily breakfast
• Half-day city tour in Athens
• Half-day city tour Santorini
• Ferry tickets Athens-Mykonos
• Arrival and departure transfer in Mykonos
• Ferry tickets Mykonos-Santorini
• Arrival and departure transfer in Santorini
• Ferry tickets Santorini-Athens
• English Speaking tour guide on tours
• Optional tours
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