Athens and The Greek Islands

9

DAYS

 

FROM $2295* pp dbl

HIGHLIGHTS

3 Nights  - Athens • 2 Nights-Mykonos • 2 Nights-Santorini • Athens City Tour • The Acropolis & Parthenon  • The Acropolis Museum • The Plaka & Syntagma Square • Ancient Olympic Stadium • Mykonos • Delos Tour • Santorini Tour • Santorini Winery Visit & Tasting • Oia Village Walking Tour • Greek Island Ferry Rides

 

INCLUDES

7 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 10 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Today board your overnight flight to Europe.

 

Day 2 - Arrive Athens, Greece

Arrive in Athens, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel.  Athens boasts some of the most glorious history in the world.  Arguably, the most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

 

Day 3 - Athens City Tour

This morning enjoy an Athens City Tour featuring Syntagma Square, the Temple of Zeus and the Ancient Olympic Stadium. Today’s highlight will be a visit to the Acropolis with its incredible Parthenon, the most important site of the city and one of the most recognizable monuments in the world.  Then visit the New Acropolis Museum, the modern building houses statues and other masterpieces from the classical era.  Later continue to the Plaka, the oldest part of the city, filled with history, restaurants and shopping opportunities.  The rest of the day is at your own pace to further explore Athens. (B)

 

Day 4 - Athens - Mykonos

This morning transfer to the Port of Piraeus outside of Athens to take a high-speed ferry to Mykonos, which belongs to the Cyclades, a group of islands in the Aegean Sea.  Check into your hotel for a two night stay and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the galleries, sandy beaches and iconic landmarks including a row of 16th-century windmills which sit on a hill above Mykonos town. (B)


Day 5 - Mykonos Sightseeing

This morning take a ferry to Delos, known as the legendary birthplace of twin gods Artemis & Apollo. Enjoy a Delos Tour featuring the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old City, the Theater and the iconic Terrace of the Lions.  Enjoy some time to explore on your own & maybe visit the Museum of Delos.  Later return to Mykonos & enjoy one of the great restaurants in town this evening on your own. (B)

Day 6 - Mykonos - Santorini

Today take a high-speed ferry to one of the most picturesque islands in the world, Santorini, Greece’s most romanticized island, famous for its white-washed buildings and hilltop villages overlooking the Aegean Sea. Visit a local winery to enjoy a Wine Tasting.  Santorini is an island with a wine-making tradition as its volcanic soil and special climate combine to give local wines a unique taste.  Next travel through the fascinating landscape to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. Enjoy an Oia Village Walking Tour to explore this special village and discover why it is one of the most photographed places in all of Greece. Later check into your hotel for a two night stay and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.     (B,D)

 

Day 7 - Santorini - Day at Leisure

Today is at leisure to explore the island on your own.  Perhaps visit the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera located in Fira or discover the colorful beaches created by the volcanic eruption.  Maybe wander, shop, take photos & enjoy a relaxing Mediterranean meal while enjoying the spectacular views & white-washed architecture. (B)

 

Day 8 - Santorini - Athens

Today take a high-speed ferry to Athens, and enjoy some time at leisure.  Relax at a cafe or perhaps do some last minute shopping.  This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

 

Day 9 - Athens - Flight Home

Today fly home with wonderful memories of your Athens and the Greek Islands Tour. (D)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

Athens and The Greek Islands

Booking Discount Savings*

up to $200 per couple/

$100 per person

2020 Departure Dates

pp double**

April 21, 28

$2295

October 6, 13, 20

$2395

2021 Departure Dates

pp double**

April 20

$2425

May 4

$2425

October 5, 12, 19

$2525

Single Room Supplement + ($950  -  $975)

Triple Room Reduction  - ($50) per person

**Rates are Land only, per person

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* Booking Discount Details -  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive
$100 per couple/$50 per person savings.

 

Accommodations

2 Nights - Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens

2 Nights - Porto Mykos Hotel, Mykonos

2 Nights - El Greco Hotel, Santorini

1 Night - Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens

 

Optional Post Tour Extension Includes:

3 Nights Hotel Accommodations (1-Kalambaka, 1-Delphi area & 1-Athens Airport area, Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary, Tour Director, 5 Meals
(3-Breakfasts & 2-Dinners), Baggage Handling & Airport Transfer.

Optional 3-Night Delphi & Kalambaka Post Tour Extension

 

Day 9:  ATHENS to Kalambaka

Today travel to Kalambaka. Enjoy a visit to two Meteora Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monasteries are built on spectacular natural sandstone rock pillars and although it is unknown when Meteora was established, hermit monks were believed to be living among the caves and cutouts in the rocks as early as the 11th century.  Later check into your Kalambaka area hotel and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. (D) Overnight: Kalambaka

 

Day 10:  kalambaka to delphi

Today travel to Delphi which clings to the side of Mount Parnassus at 2,000 feet.  Here you visit Ancient Delphi to see the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple and Theater. Also visit the Delphi Museum before checking into your hotel in the Delphi area.  Dinner is included this evening with your fellow travelers. (B,D)  Overnight: Delphi Area

 

Day 11:  delphi - CAPE SOUNION - athens

Today travel to Cape Sounion and visit the Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea. Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounion, the temple was built during 444–440 BC. Later arrive Athens for a one-night stay. (B)  Overnight: Athens Airport Area

 

Day 12:  athens - FLIGHT HOME

Transfer to the Athens Airport and fly home. (B)

 

Inclusions: 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations, (1-Kalambaka, 1-Delphi area & 1-Athens Airport area, Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary, Tour Director, 5 Meals, Baggage Handling & Airport Transfer.

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