Exploring Greece


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Exploring Greece

 Greece

09 days from £1099 pp  Including Int'l flight

Join this exciting nine-day tour and explore some of the most beautiful places in sunny Greece. Begin by strolling the streets of Athens, one of the most historic cities in the world.
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Join this exciting nine-day tour and explore some of the most beautiful places in sunny Greece. Begin by strolling the streets of Athens, one of the most historic cities in the world. Catch sight of its stunning landmarks, letting yourself conquered by the imposing architectural masterpieces, learn about the impressive Greek civilization, and surprise your taste buds with the mouthwatering traditional Greek dishes. Admire Delphi, the inspiring place once considered the centre of the world, and enjoy a spiritual experience while visiting the magical Meteora monasteries. Wander around the narrow cobble-stoned streets, admiring the traditional house and picturesque landscapes of Kalambaka, catch a glimpse of the explosive nightlife in Mykonos, and explore the romantic, crescent-shaped Santorini Island. Join this mesmerising tour to have an authentic journey and see the real beauty of Greece!

THE EXPERIENCE

Day 1 : ARRIVAL ATHENS

Arrive at Athens airport where our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, strolling the beautifully arranged streets of charming Athens. Perhaps enjoy a walk on the picturesque Poseidon’s Avenue, indulge in a tasty coffee at one of the inviting cafes in Agia Eirini Square, or adventure into a souvenir shopping session on Adrianou Street. You can end this memorable day with a mouthwatering dinner(not included) in one of the many traditional restaurants spread throughout the city. And if you want to catch a glimpse of the city under the mesmerising moonlight, enjoy an optional night out in Athens.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 : ATHENS CITY TOUR

Begin your day with a mouthwatering breakfast at your hotel, preparing to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city, during a memorable city tour. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Stop for a few moments and then continue your tour passing by the Prime Minister’s residence- the former Royal Palace, guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform. Then, see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University, National Library, and the lovely Constitution Square (Syntagma). Go to Acropolis to visit the Architectural Masterpieces of Athens’ Golden Age: The Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally “the harmony between material and spirit” and the monument that “puts an order in mind”- Greece’s imposing Parthenon. Last, but not least, admire the wonders of the classical era at The Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel in Athens for overnight.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 3 : ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA

After a delicious breakfast, leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Wander around spellbinding Delphi, and visit the interesting Archaeological Site. Afterwards, depart for beautiful Kalambaka, passing through the picturesque villages and spectacular towns of Central Greece. Proceed to Kalambaka for a delightful dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Kalambaka. Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4 : KALAMBAKA – ATHENS

Indulge in a luscious breakfast at your selected hotel. Then, head towards Meteora, one of Greece’s most famous landmarks that earned a special place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Monuments. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and get closer to the Greek glorious history and culture. Admire the ageless Monasteries, standing between earth and sky, atop huge rocks and containing priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. Have a short stop to see, across the road, the Leonida’s Monument, and arrive in Greece´s capital city early in the evening.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 5 : ATHENS – MYKONOS

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Then, enjoy an early transfer from the hotel to Piraeus port to take the ferry boat to Mykonos. Arrive on the beautiful island, where you will be met and assisted by our representative. Transfer to your hotel for check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities or exploring the beautiful surroundings.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6 : MYKONOS

Have a delightful breakfast at the hotel and get ready to adventure yourself into discovering the beautiful island, on your own. Known for being a meeting point of the international jet set and a piece of heaven for travellers who want to relax on amazing beaches and enjoy a unique nightlife. Stroll the lovely streets, relax on the warm sand, and enjoy a few cocktails in one of the lively beach bars. And if you want more, join an optional half day tour that gives you the chance to visit the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos. End the adventure with a night to remember, exploring the island´s explosive club scene.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 7 : MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the port of Mykonos to catch the hydro ferry boat to Santorini. Arrive on the beautiful island of romance, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing at the hotel, sunbathing, or exploring the paths of charming Santorini. You can end today´s adventure with an unforgettable optional boat sunset tour that will undoubtedly impress you.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 8 : SANTORINI

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, and get ready to discover the island of Santorini, on your own. Stroll the delightful alleys, and admire the white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops. Perhaps, get in touch with history while visiting the Akrotiri site, known also as the Pompeii of Greece. Maybe visit Canava, admiring its vineyards and distillery. Then, indulge in the incredible local food. The number of great restaurants is impressive, and the traditional dishes promise to amaze your taste buds. Late in the afternoon, you can visit the fascinating, little village of Oia to watch a hypnotizing sunset.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 9 : DEPARTURE SANTORINI

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport or Port of Santorini Island.

Tour Ends

Join this exciting nine-day tour and explore some of the most beautiful places in sunny Greece. Begin by strolling the streets of Athens, one of the most historic cities in the world. Catch sight of its stunning landmarks, letting yourself conquered by the imposing architectural masterpieces, learn about the impressive Greek civilization, and surprise your taste buds with the mouthwatering traditional Greek dishes. Admire Delphi, the inspiring place once considered the centre of the world, and enjoy a spiritual experience while visiting the magical Meteora monasteries. Wander around the narrow cobble-stoned streets, admiring the traditional house and picturesque landscapes of Kalambaka, catch a glimpse of the explosive nightlife in Mykonos, and explore the romantic, crescent-shaped Santorini Island. Join this mesmerising tour to have an authentic journey and see the real beauty of Greece!

THE EXPERIENCE

Day 1 : ARRIVAL ATHENS

Arrive at Athens airport where our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, strolling the beautifully arranged streets of charming Athens. Perhaps enjoy a walk on the picturesque Poseidon’s Avenue, indulge in a tasty coffee at one of the inviting cafes in Agia Eirini Square, or adventure into a souvenir shopping session on Adrianou Street. You can end this memorable day with a mouthwatering dinner(not included) in one of the many traditional restaurants spread throughout the city. And if you want to catch a glimpse of the city under the mesmerising moonlight, enjoy an optional night out in Athens.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 : ATHENS CITY TOUR

Begin your day with a mouthwatering breakfast at your hotel, preparing to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city, during a memorable city tour. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Stop for a few moments and then continue your tour passing by the Prime Minister’s residence- the former Royal Palace, guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform. Then, see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University, National Library, and the lovely Constitution Square (Syntagma). Go to Acropolis to visit the Architectural Masterpieces of Athens’ Golden Age: The Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally “the harmony between material and spirit” and the monument that “puts an order in mind”- Greece’s imposing Parthenon. Last, but not least, admire the wonders of the classical era at The Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel in Athens for overnight.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 3 : ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA

After a delicious breakfast, leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Wander around spellbinding Delphi, and visit the interesting Archaeological Site. Afterwards, depart for beautiful Kalambaka, passing through the picturesque villages and spectacular towns of Central Greece. Proceed to Kalambaka for a delightful dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Kalambaka. Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4 : KALAMBAKA – ATHENS

Indulge in a luscious breakfast at your selected hotel. Then, head towards Meteora, one of Greece’s most famous landmarks that earned a special place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Monuments. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and get closer to the Greek glorious history and culture. Admire the ageless Monasteries, standing between earth and sky, atop huge rocks and containing priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. Have a short stop to see, across the road, the Leonida’s Monument, and arrive in Greece´s capital city early in the evening.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 5 : ATHENS – MYKONOS

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Then, enjoy an early transfer from the hotel to Piraeus port to take the ferry boat to Mykonos. Arrive on the beautiful island, where you will be met and assisted by our representative. Transfer to your hotel for check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities or exploring the beautiful surroundings.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6 : MYKONOS

Have a delightful breakfast at the hotel and get ready to adventure yourself into discovering the beautiful island, on your own. Known for being a meeting point of the international jet set and a piece of heaven for travellers who want to relax on amazing beaches and enjoy a unique nightlife. Stroll the lovely streets, relax on the warm sand, and enjoy a few cocktails in one of the lively beach bars. And if you want more, join an optional half day tour that gives you the chance to visit the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos. End the adventure with a night to remember, exploring the island´s explosive club scene.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 7 : MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the port of Mykonos to catch the hydro ferry boat to Santorini. Arrive on the beautiful island of romance, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing at the hotel, sunbathing, or exploring the paths of charming Santorini. You can end today´s adventure with an unforgettable optional boat sunset tour that will undoubtedly impress you.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 8 : SANTORINI

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, and get ready to discover the island of Santorini, on your own. Stroll the delightful alleys, and admire the white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops. Perhaps, get in touch with history while visiting the Akrotiri site, known also as the Pompeii of Greece. Maybe visit Canava, admiring its vineyards and distillery. Then, indulge in the incredible local food. The number of great restaurants is impressive, and the traditional dishes promise to amaze your taste buds. Late in the afternoon, you can visit the fascinating, little village of Oia to watch a hypnotizing sunset.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 9 : DEPARTURE SANTORINI

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport or Port of Santorini Island.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with qualified guides in English on day 2 (halfday),3 and 4
  • ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights' accommodation
  • MEALS: 8 Breakfasts; 1 Dinner
  • TRANSPORT: Air-conditioned shared transportation in vehicle between ports and during excursions; Inbound airport transfer from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens International airport); Ferry boat ticket on economy seat for the route Piraeus to Mykonos; Hydro boat ticket on economy seat for the route Mykonos to Santorini; Outbound airport transfer to Santorini Airport
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Acropolis site, Acropolis museum, Delphi site and two Meteora monasteries
  • OTHER: Meet & Greet on arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport; Assistance on arrival at Mykonos port;
  • Assistance on arrival at Santorini port

What's not included

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes; visa fees
  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Airport and Hotel porterage
  • Visit to Delphi museum
  • Optional tours
  • Overnight city tax for the hotel overnights effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.

Accommodation

Athens: Hotel Novotel or similar 4*
Kalambaka: Hotel Divani Kalambaka or similar 4*
Mykonos: Hotel Grand Beach or similar 4*
Santorini: Hotel Afroditi Venus or similar 4*

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Parthenon: Dedicated to the patron of the city, the well-known goddess Athena Parthenos, this fascinating landmark is one of the most magnificent creations of Athenian democracy.

Acropolis Museum: Learn about the impressive past of the city while visiting the remarkable Acropolis Museum.

Delphi, the Center of the World: Once considered the centre of the world by the Greeks, Delphi is still an important place that promises to impress you.

Meteora Monasteries: Enjoy a breathtaking spiritual journey while visiting a stone forest decorated with historical monasteries and included on the Unesco’s World Heritage List.

Mykonos: Visit magical Mykonos and explore its world-famous party scene, with modern vibrant clubs and exciting beach bars.

Santorini: Relax, visit its hidden gems, indulge in the delicious local dishes, and enjoy wandering around one of the most romantic Greek islands.

Please note

  • Day 9: Drop off at Santorini Airport
  • Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Greece. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay

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