DAY 1: ATHENS

Your Athens Milos Santorini Mykonos vacation starts. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel in Athens.  The balance of the day at leisure.

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DAY 2: ATHENS – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

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 (shortstop).

Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). 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.

Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.

Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.

DAY 3: ATHENS – MILOS

Early morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the ferryboat to Milos. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel

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DAY 4: MILOS

A free day in Milos. Milos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group.

The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (the “Venus de Milo”, now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum)

Milos was a source of obsidian (natural glass used for razor sharp “stone tools”) during the Neolithic ages for the Aegean and Mediterranean as early as 13,000 years ago.

There are about 70 beaches on Milos Island. Also an interesting Archaeological Museum.

DAY 5: MILOS – SANTORINI

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat to Santorini. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel

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DAY 6: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE

Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina.
Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.

We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year.

We continue sailing below Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira towns and will arrive in Vlyhada marina.
Transfer to your hotel

DAY 7: SANTORINI – MYKONOS

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat to Mykonos. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel

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DAY 8: MYKONOS

A day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.

Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible nightlife. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great nightlife. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.

Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honour of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.

DAY 9: MYKONOS – ATHENS

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat to Piraeus. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Athens

DAY 10: ATHENS – AIRPORT

According to your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.This is the end of your Athens Milos Santorini Mykonos vacation that we hope gave you a good taste of Greek Islands. We are waiting for your in your next Greece Vacation.

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Classical Greece Epirus Meteora Santorini private tour will give you a complete view of the famous sites of Classical Greece and a view of the unspoiled Epirus zone, Visit Meteora Monasteries and a short visit to Santorini island, famous for its beauty and the best sunset of the world.

DAY 1: ATHENS

Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

If you like tonight we can take you to a nice restaurant outside of Athens at the mount Pendeli for dinner or to a restaurant in Plaka area to have dinner and enjoy a program with folk music and dances (food not included) and return you to your hotel.

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DAY 2: ATHENS – HALF DAY CITY TOUR – CAPE SOUNION TOUR

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 (shortstop).

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). 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.

Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.

After the city tour, we will meet and take you to a very pleasant afternoon tour 65km out of Athens. Drive along the coastal road, pass by the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, located on the edge of the peninsula, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion or have refreshment at the nearby cafeteria

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DAY 3: ATHENS – EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE – ANCIENT OLYMPIA

Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (shortstop). Drive on and visit Epidaurus which was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary, the cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC.as well as its theatre, which is once again in use today.

The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The theatre is marvelled for its exceptional acoustics, which permits almost perfect intelligibility of non-amplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.

Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion ( short stop) drive on to Mycenae. and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure for Olympia Through Central Peloponnese Overnight in Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games at the selected hotel.

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DAY 4: OLYMPIA – WINE TASTING – IOANNINA

In the morning we will visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Ancient Olympia. Olympia was a sanctuary of ancient Greece, known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history.

The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum) and Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The Hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east.

To the north of the sanctuary can be found the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, as well as the array of treasuries representing the various city-states.

Olympia is also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon.

After that, we will visit a famous winery to see how the wine was made the old times and how they make it in nowadays. We will have the opportunity to taste some of the local wines together with local Greek meze. Will have lunch in a nice restaurant in Amaliada and then travel to Ioannina passing from the new bridge of Rion – Antirion.

We arrive in Ioannina for overnight at the selected hotel.

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DAY 5: IOANNINA – PAPINGO VILLAGES – VRELIS MUSEUM

We will spend the day visiting Vrelis Museum of Greek History and Wax Effigies with impressing figures like being alive and ready to talk to you.

The village of Papingo proper is surrounded by snowcapped mountains in winter, and also has provisions for lodging as well as tavernas serving up traditional Greek food, coffee, and spirits.

We will take photos and feel like being very close to the sky as we see the area from this very high point. Every place and every moment seems to be unique and also welcoming you.

We will also visit the neighbouring Vikos Gorge that attracts many hikers and mountaineers from around the world. The Vikos Gorge is the largest canyon in Greece and (disputably) in all of Europe: it has the greatest depth to width ratio – as shown in the Guinness Book of Records 1997.

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DAY 6: IOANNINA – PAMVOTIS LAKE – PERAMA CAVE – METSOVO – METEORA

After breakfast, we will take a small drive to lake Pamvotis commonly also known as Lake of Ioannina, the largest lake of Epirus.

We say goodbye to Ioannina and drive to Perama Cave located 4km outside the city on your way to Metsovo. It is the first cave in Greece to undergo touristic development. The cave extends over 14.000 sq. m. Here scientists found teeth of cave bears. The cave has stalactites and stalagmites and was dedicated to Pluto and Persephone.

The touristic route goes downhill at its beginning and uphill at its end and covers a distance of 1.100 m. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. The guides of the cave will welcome us at its entrance and will make sure to give us complete information about this exhibition of natural artwork.

After that, we will drive to Kalambaka with a stop in Metsovo for lunch. We arrive in Kalambaka for overnight at the selected hotel. Tonight we will admire the sunset on the top of Meteora rocks and have dinner in a local taverna.

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DAY 7: METEORA – DELPHI

After breakfast, we will visit the famous Meteora Monasteries. Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and the Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Following our visit, we will drive to Ancient Delphi passing from the town of Trikala and Amfisa. We arrive at Delphi for accommodation at the selected hotel.

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DAY 8: DELPHI – ATHENS

After breakfast, we will visit the archaeological site of Ancient Delphi and the museum.

Delphi was the centre of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.

On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.

Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.

Then we will drive back to Athens via Levadia city. We arrive in Athens early in the evening for overnight at the selected hotel

DAY 9: ATHENS – SANTORINI

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the Athens airport for your flight to Santorini or to Piraeus port for your ferryboat to Santorini. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel hotel

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DAY 10: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE

Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina.
Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.

We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year.

We continue sailing below Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira towns and will arrive in Vlyhada marina.
Transfer to your hotel

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DAY 11: SANTORINI

A day at leisure to enjoy and know this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.

Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.

Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the island’s restaurants and taverns.

DAY 12: SANTORINI – ATHENS

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens or to the port for your ferryboat to Piraeus. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the selected hotel in Athens

DAY 13: ATHENS – AIRPORT

According to your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flights back home

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Travel Plan – Inclusions

STARTING POINT: Athens, daily January to December
TRAVEL PLAN: 13 DAYS/ 12 nights
What’s Included

4 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
1 night hotel accommodation in Ancient Olympia
2 nights hotel accommodation in Ioannina
1 night hotel accommodation in Meteora
1 night hotel accommodation in Delphi
3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
Half day Athens city tour with the Acropolis Museum with a professional Guide (group tour)
Afternoon tour to Cape Sounion
Air tickets Athens – Santorini – Athens or Boat tickets Piraeus – Santorini – Piraeus
Half Day Santorini Volcano Cruise
All transfers as per program
Entrance fees to the archaeological sites during guided sightseeing
The services of an English speaking driver-tour leader while out of Athens in Mainland Greece
Daily breakfast
Government Hotel taxes
A special overnight tax of €4 for 5* hotels, €3 for 4* hotels, €1,5 for 3* hotels and €0,5 for 2* hotels per person per night to be paid by clients directly to the hotels in Greece.

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Classical Greece with Sparta and Mystras 8 days tour will show you all the most important places of Ancient Greece and the ruins of the Medival city of Mystras

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Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Tonight we will have a panoramic tour of Athens and we will take you to a nice Greek restaurant at Pendeli mountain for dinner

DAY 2: ATHENS – HALF DAY CITY TOUR – GREEK NIGHT Athens_Greece_Godes_Athena

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 (shortstop).

Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). 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.

Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.

Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.

Tonight we will take you to a restaurant with Greek popular music (the transportation is included but not the meal and the drinks)

Epidaurus_Greece_TheaterDAY 3: ATHENS – EPIDAURUS -NAUPLION – SPARTA
Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (shortstop). Drive on and visit Epidaurus which was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary, the cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC. as well as its theatre, which is once again in use today.
The Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The theatre is marvelled for its exceptional acoustics, which permits almost perfect intelligibility of non-amplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion, the first capital of Greece. We will see the Bourtzi and the Palamidi fortresses and have lunch in a nice restaurant. Then we drive to Sparta.

DAY 4: SPARTA – MYSTRAS – VYTINA – STEMNITSA – DIMITSANA – LAGADIA – OLYMPIA
After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit Mystras. Mystras is a fortified town situated on Mt. Taygetos, that served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. The site remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period when it was mistaken by Western travellers for ancient Sparta.
The frescoes in the Peribleptos Monastery Church, dating between 1348 and 1380, are a very rare surviving late Byzantine cycle, crucial for the understanding of Byzantine art.
In 1989 the ruins, including the fortress, palace, churches, and monasteries, were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We will leave Mystras and drive to Olympia following the non-tourist roads. We will have a lot of drive through the forest, passing through the villages of Vytina, Pirgaki and Elati and arrive in the famous Stemnita with a lot of stone houses with a special colour. Then we go to Dimitsana, a small town that stands on the top of a small hill, with nice houses and a special open-air Hydropower Museum which we will visit inside. We continue to Lagadia village, famous for its architecture, built on the slope of the mountain. We leave the village and drive from the mountains to the flat Ancient Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games for overnight.

DAY 5: OLYMPIA – WINE TASTING – DELPHI
Olympia was a sanctuary of ancient Greece, known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history.
The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum) and Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The Hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east.
To the north of the sanctuary can be found the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, as well as the array of treasuries representing the various city-states.
Olympia is also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon.
After the visit to the ancient places, we will go to a famous winery for inspection and wine tasting with Greek meze.
Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi for overnight.

DAY 6: DELPHI – METEORADelphi_Greece_The_Museum_The_Charioteer
Delphi was the centre of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Depart for Kalambaka, a small Town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks for overnight.
Before going to bed we have to admire the sunset on the top of Meteora and have dinner in a nice place outside the city.

Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Great_MeteoronDAY 7: METEORA – ATHENS
Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and the Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens in the evening and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 8: ATHENS – AIRPORT
According to your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
 

Please note:

The ideal time for this tour: April to October

The ideal size of the group: 4 to 8 persons

Official English speaking guide only on the Athens city tour

The price per person will be calculated according to the number of persons participating

Hotel category can be from 3* to 5* (5* hotels not available in all places)

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Greece Small escorted group of Canadians: 17 Days in Greece.
Thank you all. I had a wonderful time with you
Apostolos
What lovely memories we have! Thank you Apostolos for making it all happen – the beautiful places, the wonderful food… This trip rates a 10/10!
We’ll treasure the memories and will tell everyone about you.
Best Regards
Frances
I’ve been telling friends and family about my wonderful trip to Greece. I feel that we have seen what is the best Greece has to offer. The sites , the food and the Greeks. Apostolos did a wonderful job with the itinerary and went beyond to show us some hidden treasures, to places most tourists never see and only a true native would know about.
Many thanks for making it so very special and memorable.
Best wishes,
Juliana

Private Classical Greece tourDear All
Regarding our private Classical Greece Tour, we just wanted to say again how much we enjoyed the trip. We loved all of the ancient sites and the beautiful places that we visited. It was such a pleasure to travel with you and we know that we did things and ate in places that we would never have been able to do if we had travelled alone.
The hotels were all excellent and we will never forget the view from our hotel in Athens. It was a lovely relaxing holiday even though we did such a lot.
The last evening in the restaurant on the beach was magical.

Thank you again
Best Wishes
Lin and Paul
UK

 

Mykonos_Greece_Elia_BeachMykonos Santorini  Athens three of the hot spots of Greece in just 9 days

See Athens the  Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Continue to Mykonos, the jet set island, world famous for its night life.
Then to Santorini to see the Volcanic Islands during the Volcano Cruise and enjoy the most famous sunset from the Caldera in Fira town.

DAY 1: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


DAY 2: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: Athens_Greece_The_ParthenonHouse of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and  the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.  On Mondays the Acropolis Museum is closed.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops


DAY 3: ATHENS – MYKONOS: Early morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the ferryboat to Mykonos. Arrival & transfer to your selected hotel.


Mykonos_Myconos_Island_GreeceDAYS 4 & 5: MYKONOS: Days at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.
Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honour of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.


DAY 6: MYKONOS – SANTORINI: In the morning, transfer to the pier to board the ferry to Santorini. Arriving on the island you will be transferred to your selected hotel.


DAY 7: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE: Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small Santoriniislands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia. Admire from distance the town of Fira standing like in a picture on top of the black rock.


Santorini_Island_GreeceDAY 8: SANTORINI: Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and know better this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the islands restaurants and taverns


DAY 9: SANTORINI – ATHENS: At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens for the connecting departure flight.

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Delphi_Greece_Tholos_Athina_ProneaBalanced combination of Greece Turkey vacation.
Visit Athens with all the ancient monuments like the legendary Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum.
Visit the nearby Islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra and get a taste of all the Greek Island. Visit the Oracle in a full day tour to Delphi.
Visit Istanbul and all of its famous monuments in one full day tour to all the famous monuments.
Visiting the two continents and cruising the Bosporus  you have a full vision of the Istanbul greater area.

DAY 1: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


DAY 2: ATHENS:Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: Acropolis Museum Athens GreeceHouse of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content. On Mondays the new Acropolis Museum is closed.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.


Hydra Island GreeceDAY 3: ATHENS – AEGINA – POROS – HYDRA: This small cruise will take you to Hydra, Poros and Aegina and bring you back in the evening full of fun and with the taste of the Greek islands.
Morning transfer to the pier of Piraeus, to embark your cruise ship for your full day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. Good opportunity to know a little bit of Greek Islands and visit a small part of Ancient Greece in the optional tour to the temple of Aphea Athina in Aegina.
On the return trip you enjoy a program with Greek music and songs and join the dancers on Greek folklore dancing. Included is the transfers to and from the port, port taxes and lunch on board.


DAY 4: ATHENS – DELPHI: Full day excursion to the Archaeological site of Delphi, Delphi_Greece_The_Museum_Kourionce known as the centre of Earth. This tour will show you the ruins of ancient Delphi and also a big part of mainland Greece full of green places and beautiful villages. Ancient Greece was full of religious places like Delphi, also connected with athletics and medical services. Delphi was the centre of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
You will have your lunch in a local restaurant and will return to Athens in the evening


DAY 5: ATHENS – ISTANBUL: According to depar-ture flight transfer to Athens airport for the flight to Istanbul . Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your selected hotel in Istanbul. Balance of the day at leisure.


DAY 6: ISTANBUL: After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from the Istanbul_Turkey_Hagia_SophiaSultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses.
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons and leather goods. Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.


Istanbul_Turkey_Bosporus_HousesDAY 7: ISTANBUL – BOSPORUS: Half day cruise through Bosporus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From our cruise boat, we view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and Rumeli Hisari, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges Disembarkation at the European part of Turkey and transfer to your hotel.


DAY 8: ISTANBUL – TWO CONTINENTS: Early departure for the intercontinental Istanbul_Turkey_Sultan_Mehmet_Bridgebridge of Bosporus, to continue to the Camlica hill at the Asiatic part of Turkey which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, Marmara Sea, Princes’ Islands and magnificent Istanbul. Then visit the Beylerbeyi Palace on the shore of the Bosphorus, one of the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces and boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls. and a typical fish village along the coast of Bosporus with time at leisure for shopping.


DAY 9: ISTANBUL – AIRPORT: According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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 Santorini_Volcano_Cruise_GreeceEnjoy your Greek island honeymoon in Paros Naxos Santorini.
Sandy beaches and the day and night life are waiting for you.
Taste the Greek and Mediterranean food, relax in the open air cafés.
Give or renew your love vows at Santorini sunset or Volcano Cruise.


DAY 1: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


DAY 2: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: The Parthenon on Acropolis Athens GreeceHouse of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content. On Mondays the new Acropolis Museum is closed.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.


DAY 3: ATHENS – PAROS: Early morning transfer to the pier to board the ferry to Paros. Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel.


Naousa-Village_Paros-Island-GreeceDAY 4 : PAROS: Day at leisure in Paros, the island with the exquisite sandy beaches in crystal waters, the traditional villages with whitewashed cubic houses in narrow paved alleys contrasted with the many bougainvillea and lovely chapels. Paros was known in antiquity for its fine marble. The capital, Parikia, situated on a bay on the north-west side of the island, occupies the site of the ancient capital Paros.
Shadowed by luxuriant vines, and surrounded by gardens of oranges and pomegranates, the houses give the town a picturesque aspect. Not to miss the Ekatontapiliani Byzantine church in Parikia nor the nearby archaeological site.
Also one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the island is Naoussa.


DAY 5: PAROS – NAXOS: At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat to Santorini. Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Portara-Monument-Naxos-Island-GreeceDAY 6: NAXOS: Free day in Naxos to enjoy the sun and the clear blue waters of the Aegean see and to taste the local cuisine and especially the cheese of the area known all over Greece. Naxos is also known within Greece for its potatoes. Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture. Naxos is the most fertile island of the Cyclades.


DAY 7NAXOS – SANTORINI: In the morning, transfer to the pier to board the ferry to Santorini_Island_GreeceSantorini. Arriving on the island you will be transferred to your selected hotel.
One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the islands restaurants and taverns


DAY 8: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE:  Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small Volcano_Cuise_Santorini_Greeceislands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina. Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.
We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year.
 

DAY 9: SANTORINI – ATHENS: At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat  to Piraeus. Arrival and transfer for your selected hotel in Athens


DAY 10: ATHENS – AIRPORT: At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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Traditional Mousaka Greek Mediterranean foodWith this vacation package you have the opportunity to visit Athens and the archaeological area of Argolis, Santorini island and taste the Greek Mediterranean food in selected restaurants.
We will give you a taste of Ancient and modern Greece by visiting:
The Corinth Canal, Mycenae (Golden Mycenae as Homer was calling).
The famous Epidaurus theatre, the picturesque Nauplion city and the whole area of Argolis
Santorini is waiting for you to offer unforgettable moments with the best sunset of the world, the beautiful beaches and the small Volcano cruise. In addition to this a wine taste is included to a famous winery to taste the local wine and appetizers.

DAY 1: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


DAY 2: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of famous monuments of Athens: Karyatides_Acropolis_Athens_GreeceParliament, University, National Library and Academy, Ilion Palace, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and many other mythical monuments. Tour ends with a visit to the spectacular Acropolis.
At the end of the tour, make your first contact with Greek cuisine in a typical restaurant in the heart of Athens (drinks not included)


Epidaurus_Theatre_GreeceDAY 3: ATHENS – ARGOLIS (Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus): Passing through the picturesque Saronic Gulf coastal roads, we arrive at the Corinth Canal.
Then we go to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city “rich in gold” of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs Departure for Nauplion through the province of Argolida.
After lunch, visit Epidaurus. Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary , as well as its theater, which is once again in use today. The cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC.
The theatre is marvelled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of non amplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is a UNESCO world heritage site.


DAY 4: ATHENS _ SANTORINI: Early morning transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the boat to Santorini. Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At night, your table is already reserved in a traditional Cycladic tavern to sample a variety of local specialities of Greek Mediterranean food (drinks not included).


DAY 5: SANTORINI: Today we will participate in the cruise (included in package) that Volcano_Cuise_Santorini_Greecevisits the small islands of Nea and Palea Kameni located inside the caldera and hot springs and yellow with green water. We have the opportunity to see from distance the capital of the island, Fira located on the top of the island, a town with whitewashed houses, narrow streets, outdoor cafes and nice shops.


Santorini_Thira_Island_GreeceDAY 6: SANTORINI: In the afternoon, drive to first stop Megalochori with typical vineyard, where we learn about the grapes of Santorini. Then a traditional local production and fermentation of wine for a guided tour, including new and old facilities, hear about the production of yesterday and today. Continue to a modern wineries with a magnificent view of the volcano, “Santo Wines” – one of the largest wineries in Greece – where we will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines produced in Santorini, including the famous Vinsanto. During the tasting, a small selection of breads, cheeses and olives will be offered.


DAY 7: SANTORINI – ATHENS: At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port to embark on the boat to Piraeus.Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Athens. Overnight at selected hotel.


DAY 8: ATHENS – AIRPORT: According to your departure flight time you will be transferred to the airport for boarding your return flight.

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