DAY 01: - WELCOME TO ATHENS, GREECE ! VISIT THE ACROPOLIS & PLAKA - ATHENS
Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet & Greet by your Guide (English Speaking) and depart for your Sightseeing Tour to the Capital City of Greece, birthplace of Democracy and Philosophy. Your tour includes visits at the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Evzones in their picturesque uniform guarding the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Have a photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896 were held. On the way to the Acropolis hill where you 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 order in the mind”, the Parthenon. You will also see the Ancient Theatre of Dionysos and the Herodion Theatre. Walk through Plaka Area the oldest historical neighborhood of the city of Athens, located at the foot of the Acropolis. This district incorporates and combines buildings that feature neoclassical and traditional Cycladic architecture and the ruins of the Ancient Agora of Athens (Greek & Roman). It is an area full with shops, café, restaurants and museums. Continue to your hotel for check in. At 18:30hrs transfer to Michelin 1* Restaurant Hytra for your Dinner. After dinner, return to your Hotel for overnight. Lunch under own arrangements.
DAY 02: - 3 DAY CLASSICAL GREECE TOUR ! VISIT OLYMPIA SITE & MUSEUM – ZAKYNTHOS
Early Breakfast at Hotel and check out. At 07:00hrs meet with your Guide (English Speaking) and depart for your Three Day Classical Tour at Greece mainland. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese, Tripoli and Megalopoli. Upon arrival, visit Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the idea and site of the Ancient Olympic Games. You will see the Temple of Zeus at Olympia and the Temple of Ηera at Olympia, the Ancient stadium of Olympia and the Ancient gymnasium of Olympia and many more archaeological sites. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant and after lunch depart for Kilini port to embark the ferry for Zakynthos island. At 15:00hrs sail to the “Flower of The East” as Zakynthos is known, by domestic ferry J/V Ionian Group or similar on Economy Class Lounge. At 16:00hrs arrive in Zakynthos and transfer to Shipwreck View Point for your photostop. Return to Zakynthos Town and your Hotel Strada Marina or similar for check in. Dinner at hotel and overnight. (Ferry time can be change without prior departure may it is later)
DAY 03: - 3 DAY CLASSICAL GREECE TOUR ! VISIT DELPHI SITE & MUSEUM – KALAMBAKA
Hot Buffet / Full Breakfast at Hotel and check out. Depart hotel at 07:30hrs and transfer to Zakynthos port for embarkation to domestic ferry to Kilini by J/V Ionian Group or similar on Economy Class Lounge. Sail at 08:00hrs and arrive in Kilini at 09:00hrs. From here, continue through Achaia Region and Rio - Antirio Bridge Crossing towards Delphi, passing through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus, Delphi, once believed as the centre, “Naval” of the Earth, is the home of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. At the oracle of Apollo, Pythia, the high priestess of the temple, under the influence of the ancient god Apollo delivered her famous prophesies. You will also visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, which hosts valuable pieces of art like the famous bronze charioteer. Enjoy some free time for lunch under own arrangements and later on depart via picturesque villages and towns of central Greece to Kalambaka. Check in to your Hotel, enjoy your dinner and overnight.
DAY 04: - 3 DAY CLASSICAL GREECE TOUR ! VISIT METEORA – ATHENS
Hot Buffet / Full Breakfast at Hotel and check out. Depart at 09:00hrs with your English Speaking Guide and visit two of the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to suspend between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant and after lunch, start your return trip to Athens bypassing Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae where a stop will be made to visit the memorial of Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartians. Upon arrival in Athens continue to your Hotel for check in and overnight.
Remark: Visit to religious sites is included. Knees and shoulders must be covered.
DAY 05: – CYCLADES ISLANDS HOPING ! VISIT MYKONOS & WALKING TOUR OF MYKONOS TOWN – MYKONOS
Early breakfast or breakfast boxes (both Continental) and check out. Transfer at 06:00hrs to Port of Athens for your Domestic Fast Ferry to the Island of Mykonos by , sail with ATH/JMK 07:00/09:45. Upon arrival, transfer and discover the cosmopolitan Mykonos town with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels. Discover the towns’ beautiful narrow streets with traditional shops and restaurants, little Venice with the famous windmills and a number of small chapels around nearly every corner. After your walking tour, transfer to your Hotel and remaining of your day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel. Lunch and Dinner under own arrangements
DAY 06: – CYCLADES ISLANDS HOPING CONTINUE ! VISIT DELOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE & MUSEUM – MYKONOS
Breakfast at your hotel and at 09:00hrs transfer to the Old Port of Mykonos Town. Embark one of the local ferries to Delos, an islet of the Aegean, nowadays uninhabited, one of the most important archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Delos is the legendary birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis. Remains of temples and residences on Delos are dating back from the Neolithic to the Roman periods. The tour includes amongst others, a visit of the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old city and the Theater and a walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the Museum of Delos, admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as items of everyday use. Return back to Mykonos and transfer to your Hotel . Enjoy the remaining of your day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel .
Lunch and Dinner under own arrangements
DAY 07: – CYCLADES ISLANDS HOPING CONTINUE ! VISIT SANTORINI & FIRA ORIENTATION TOUR – SANTORINI
Hot Buffet / Full Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and at 13:00hrs transfer to Mykonos port for your speed ferry to Santorini island by Sea Jets, sail with JMK/JTR 13:35/16:20. Upon arrival, meet and greet by our representative and transfer to your Hotel for check in and later on, get introduced to the beauty and fame of Fira town and the Caldera by a walking tour around its narrow streets and its typical small white churches with blue domes, restaurants and boutiques. Free time in Fira town and later on, transfer to your Hotel in Santorini for overnight. Lunch and Dinner under own arrangements
DAY 08: – CYCLADES ISLANDS HOPING CONTINUE ! ISLAND TOUR OF SANTORINI & OIA SUNSET – SANTORINI
Hot Buffet / Full Breakfast at Hotel and free morning at leisure in Santorini. At 14:30hrs depart for your brief Island tour of Santorini with your English speaking escort. Drive to Kamari, the famous black beach, which unique color was created by the eruption of the volcano in the ancient times. Continue your tour to Pyrgos a village found at the highest point of Santorini, with panoramic views of the whole island all the way to the village of Oia, which will be your final point of destination. The village of Oia is the most photographed place in Greece, best known for its breath-taking sunsets. The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. This distance is covered by walking up the traditional steps (250 steps) or by riding donkeys. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red. Enjoy free time for dinner on your own and after transfer to your Hotel in Santorini for overnight. Lunch and Dinner under own arrangements
DAY 09: - SANTORINI TO ATHENS - ATHENS
Hot Buffet / Full Breakfast at Hotel and at hrs transfer to Santorini Airport for your Domestic Flights: by JTR/ATH . Upon arrival in Athens, meet & greet and transfer to Hotel for check in. Enjoy the remaining of your day in Athens, Free at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel . Lunch and Dinner under own arrangements
DAY 10: - FREE DAY IN ATHENS - DEPARTURE
Hot Buffet / Full Breakfast at Hotel and check out by 12:00hrs. Morning Free at Leisure
Group departure. Meet at Hotel and transfer to Athens International Airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions: Guide, Accommodation in 4* hotel, Breakfast, 1 Michelin dinner in Athens, 2 Dinners HB, Entrance Fees, Ferry to Zakynthos, Ferry to Mykonos, Ferry to Santorini, Domestic Flight to Athens, Transfers.
Exclusions: Beverages, Tipping policy
Minimum Pax: 15