Highlights

Map Located in one of the most favourable and sunny corners of the planet, to the edge of Europe, Greece is being developed into a popular destination for all types of tourism, including international conferences, incentives, seminars and meetings. 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.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Countries: Greece
  • Category: FAM Trip
  • Minimum Passengers: 8
  • Starting Point: Athens
  • Ending Point: Athens
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

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Upon your arrival in Athens, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Athens
  • None

Pick up from your hotel in the center of Athens for the Sightseeing Tour of Athens. This tour allows you to see the most important monuments and sites of the city. Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon Temple and the National Archaeological Museum, rich and famous for its treasures. Right after, visit “Anagnostou Winery”, at Koropi, Attica. There stands the Temple of Artemis, the haunt of the famous god of wine, Dionysus. This is an area where the ancient method of wine production has been maintained for centuries and the vine has been lovingly cared for. This is also the site where “Anagnostou Winery” is situated. Set among vines, you can find the first Greek winery, specially designed and constructed according to innovative bioclimatic standards, marking a new era. The winery has been built in the place of an old monastery and is located in the heart of the Attica Vineyards. After a short visit to the vineyards, you will enjoy a wine tasting experience including the most important “labels” of the House, accompanied by valuable comments and explanations about the production, the ways of processing and treatment of a professional Sommelier. In addition, you will enjoy an excellent lunch, chosen with care from our specialist. Early in the afternoon, you will discover the imposing Cape Sounion, well known not only for the ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon dating back from 44 BC but also for its panoramic view across the Aegean Sea. Enjoy a breathtaking place of gorgeous sunsets, a place of great archaeological value and mythical aura. Early evening, return to your hotel in Athens. If there is enough time, we will head to offices for presentation and enjoy a buffet dinner.

  • Overnight in Athens
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast the hotel, we will head out to a morning boat trip from Rafina to Mykonos (4 hour ride). Upon arrival in Mykonos, we will head to different hotel inspections. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner at Mykonian Spiti. During your time here you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Greek art of cooking. Teta will wholeheartedly invite you into her beautiful Mykonian home and create a charming and intimate afternoon that will turn this visit to the “Island of the Winds” into a highlight of your trip. She will teach you about Mykonian culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. In the meanwhile, you will enjoy an authentic Mykonian dinner with unlimited consumption of local wines, accompanied by the incredible narration of the Mykonian family habits and traditions. At the end of dinner, you will head back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Mykonos
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Start from the old port of Mykonos to enjoy the tour around the island from a different point of view, full of traditional and authentic 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 afterwards 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 and pass through an entirely different scenery, 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. Next, 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 water. After capturing all these images of Mykonian countryside and its lifestyle, we will reach a farm 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. 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. Following the picture-taking, we will head back to your hotel. By 19.30 we are going to on board and enjoy the breathtaking Mykonian Sunset! We set sail to Delos island while adoring the magnificent view of Little Venice and the town of Mykonos. Setting anchor between Delos and Rhenia we have the chance of sighting the famous ruins of the ancient theatre, the old harbor, and the ancient houses half sunk by the rocky coast of this sacred island. On the way back to Mykonos via Little Venice area we relish the mesmerizing light of the sun setting over the Aegean Sea. After finishing the cruise (21.30), transfer to our hotel.

  • Overnight in Mykonos
  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will either embark on a Mykonos walking tour or complete hotel inspections. Mykonos is a popular and a world-known famous destination, due to its cosmopolitan lifestyle and the variety of visitors from all around the world that it attracts. However, there is much more that this beautiful island has to offer, apart from its nightlife and the popular reflective images of the rich and the famous. Mykonos' traditional way of life is dearly reflected within its city limits, inside which we offer an authentic walking tour throughout some often unappreciated sites by many of its visitors. We offer you an opportunity of a lifetime to experience first-hand the true beauty of the Mykonian town, by walking you through its history and re-living some of its past memories with your guide. Walking down the coastal paved road, you will pass Manto Square, where the famous monument of Manto Mavrogenous stands, a Greek heroine of the Greek War of Independence. Right after you will head down the famous Matogianni area, where you will find clothing and footwear shops of famous fashion brands and you will see attractions such as the 3 Wells, the home of Manto Mavrogenous' mother and the Maritime Museum. From there you will continue your walk, passing the traditional ``Gioras Bakery``, an underground and old wood stove still operating today where you will be treated a traditional bakery's product and refreshment. Head towards Mykonos Windmills. Crossing the narrow winding paths, through the castle of the Chora and the Scarpa area where “Little Venice” is located, you visit the elaborate Church of Panagia Paraportiani, one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece and get to see the Folklore Museum. Finally, we head back to our starting point and pass by the famous Agios Nikolaos Church at the old port. Afterward, we will leave Mykonos and take a boat trip to Santorini (4-hour ride). Upon arrival in Santorini, we will visit different hotels for inspections. Upon arrival in Santorini, transfer to our hotel. We will either start an Island tour or hotel inspections. The tour of the villages starts in the afternoon and the first stop is Messa Gonia. Messa Gonia is a village in the interior of the island 8 km far from Fira at the southeast, on the way to Kamari. The village suffered from the earthquakes of 1956 and was partly abandoned by its residents who settled to Kamari. It is a traditional village, surrounded by vineyards, one of the major wine production center of the island and then we move to Pyrgos. An inland village built on the slope of the mountain Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos is situated 7,5 km far from Fira, at the southeast and has 730 permanent residents. The houses are arranged amphitheatrically surrounding the remains of the Venetian castle (today known as ``kasteli``) offering a magnificent view. Traditional architecture remains of neo-classical mansions, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, small white houses, galleries, vineyards, churches, breathtaking sunsets ... Pyrgos is truly magical. The tour ends in Oia where you’ll be able to admire the sunset. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and it’s certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafés, and other shops.

  • Overnight in Santorini
  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Come along on a full day organized and guided tour of Santorini. We begin in Akrotiri for a visit of the ancient settlement and the excavations. We have a picturesque stop at Perivolos black beach to admire the volcanic sand. We take you to the medieval well – preserved beauty of Megalochori. A stop at Prophet Ilias Mountain will allow photography lovers to take the most amazing pictures of the whole island from a height. And then for wine lovers… wine – tasting session at Santo Wine Winery. You can choose to end your tour there or catch up with the sensational sunset and amazing view in Oia village. If time permits, the group will head to a wooden boat tour to Volcano Hot Springs & Thirassia. Sail along the Caldera and enjoy a 6 hours sailing guided tour starting from the Port of Athinios. Reach on foot the top of the volcano (2.5 € Entrance fees/person). Swim into the Hot Springs and sail to visit the Island of Thirassia. Admire famous Oia’ s view and the Caldera cliffs on board on your way back to the port and get to see the most captivating scenery!

  • Overnight in Santorini
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Before leaving Santorini, we will visit the vineyards and be introduced to some of the major Santorini wine appellations through a special visit to 3 of the most ancient and worldwide renowned wineries. Find out what makes Santorinian wines so great and be part of the winemaking process. During this tour, you will visit some of the most beautiful wineries and you will explore the medieval villages of the island. Lose yourself in Pyrgos and enjoy a pleasant walking tour in Megalochori village, always with your escort. After the tour ends, transfer to the port for a boat trip from Santorini to Piraeus (4-hour ride). Upon arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

  • Overnight in Athens
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit different hotels for site inspections. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport depending on your departure flight schedule.

Tour Accommodation

What's included

• Arrival and departure transfers in Athens or similar

• 3 nights in Athens at Athens Tiare Hotel or similar

• 2 night in Santorini at El Greco Hotel or similar

• 2 nights in Mykonos at Leto Hotel or similar

• 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners

• City tour in Athens with Acropolis Museum

• Athens Gastronomy Tour

• Traditional Mykonian Dinner

• Evening Sunset Cruise in Mykonos with snacks on board & Drink Beverages

• Half-day Santorini Tour

• Wooden Boat Tour to Volcano Hot Springs & Thirassia (time permitting)

• Wine Tasting in Santorini

• Boat tickets Athens-Mykonos

• Arrival and departure transfers in Mykonos

• Boat tickets Mykonos-Santorini

• Arrival and departure transfers in Santorini

• Boat tickets Santorini-Athens

• English-speaking tour guide on tours

AVAILABILITY

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    Single Supplement
    Price Per Person
     
  • start: Wednesday 04/17/2019
    end: Wednesday 04/24/2019
    status: Single Supplement + $309
    price: USD 899

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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