Greek Mediterranean food Athens Santorini Vacation. Athens and Santorini mini-vacation with a full-day tour to Mycenae and Epidaurus that includes two meals in Athens and Santorini in Greek restaurant to taste the famous Mediterranean food.
DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.[/vc_column_text]
This tour is 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 with visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
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 theatre, 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 permits 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.
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.
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 the marina.
Transfer to your hotel
Emporio – Akrotiri Archeological Site
Explore one of the oldest and most authentic traditional villages of Santorini, built like a small labyrinth and visit its medieval fortress (15th century).
Guided tour of the so-called “Prehistoric Pompei” or “Lost Atlantis”, buried and preserved by the volcanic ash of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in human history (17th century BC)
Perissa – Winery for wine tasting
Enjoy free time to have lunch and relax at one of the longest black sandy beaches in the Cyclades and the most popular beach of Santorini.
Taste Santorini’s distinctive wines and learn about one of the oldest vineyards in Europe.
Profitis Elias – Oia village for sunset
Finish your tour with a short stop at the highest peak of Santorini (567 meters) to admire the striking panoramic view of the entire island.
Transfer to the popular village of Oia and the most photographed place in Greece. Enjoy free time to experience its legendary sunset
Included: pick up/drop off, wine tasting (3 wines).
Not included: Entrance fees at Akrotiri´s archaeological site, lunch.
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.
According to your departure flight time, you will be transferred to the airport for boarding your return flight.
STARTING POINT: Athens, daily from April to October
TRAVEL PLAN: 8 DAYS/ 7 nights
* 4 nights accommodation in Athens
* 3 nights accommodation in Santorini
* Half-day city tour of Athens
* Full-day excursion with lunch to Corinth Canal, Mycenae and Epidaurus
* Half-day volcano cruise in Santorini, on a traditional sailboat
* Full-day Santorini panoramic tour with wine tasting
* Ferryboat tickets Piraeus – Santorini – Piraeus
* Daily breakfast
* All transfers per itinerary
* 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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