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Day 1: Athens – Sounio – Athens
Today’s tour takes us to the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, where his temple dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, and where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio, the temple is enveloped in myth and historical facts dated from antiquity until the present times. After the temple visit, we will have a drive back to Athens where time will be dedicated to shopping before the departure back to the hotel.

Day 2: Athens - Kalambaka
Explore the breathtaking karst landscape of Meteora (“rocks in the air”). Perched precariously atop of towering rock columns, the Meteora monasteries are truly awe-inspiring. Tenth-century ascetics sought peace in the many caves of Meteora, and the first monastery was built in 1336. A winding road provides access to their splendid isolation; at the same time enjoy examining their paintings, carvings, and icons.

Day 3: Kalambaka - Delphi - Olympia
The wonderful day will be spent exploring Delphi, the ‘center’ of the Greek world. The ancient sanctuary is divided into three sections — Marmaria, the oracular sanctuary of Apollo proper, and the stadium. We will visit each of the sections before studying the rich collection of Delphi. After visiting Delphi, we will drive to Olympia where we will spend the night there.

Day 4: Olympia – Epidaurus – Corinth – Athens 
Today’s touring is devoted to the Panhellenic sanctuary of Olympia, where every four years from 776 BCE to 393 CE Greeks from the world over came to participate in the Olympic Games. We conclude with a visit to the museum. Continue our tour of the Peloponnese at Epidaurus, one of ancient Greece’s most renowned medical centers. Its theater is considered the best-preserved of its kind in the Greek world. On the way to Athens stopping at Corinth channel. Overnight in Athens.

Day 5: Athens – Piraeus Port Ferry - Mykonos 
Early breakfast or breakfast boxes (both provided by Continental) before checking out. We will then transfer at 06:00 hrs 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 the remaining of your day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 : Mykonos –Delos Archaeological site- Mykonos

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel before transferring at 09:00 hrs to the Old Port of Mykonos Town. Embark on one of the local ferries to Delos, an islet of the Aegean,where nowadays it is uninhabited. It is 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 dates 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, we will visit the Museum of Delos, where we will admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as items for everyday use. We will then return back to Mykonos and transfer to your Hotel, with your remaining of your day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Mykonos- Ferry-Transfer - Santorini 
We will have a full Breakfast at the Hotel. before checking out and at 13:00 hrs we will transfer to Mykonos port for your speed ferry to Santorini Island via Sea Jets, sail with JMK/JTR 13:35/16:20. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted 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 via a walking tour around its narrow streets and its common small white churches with blue domes, restaurants, and boutiques. We will then have Free time in Fira town and later on, transfer to your Hotel in Santorini for overnight.

Day 8: Santorini Island Tour & Sunset Orientation (10 h max)
We will have a Full Breakfast at Hotel and free morning leisure time in Santorini. At 14:30 hrs, we depart for a brief Island tour of Santorini with your English speaking escort. We will then drive to Kamari, the famous black beach, where its 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 breathtaking 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 that transfer to your Hotel in Santorini for overnight.

Day 9: Santorini - Domestic Flight - Athens
Full Breakfast at Hotel and at hrs (TBA) transfer to Santorini Airport for your Domestic Flights via  JTR/ATH. Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to Hotel for check in. Enjoy the remaining of your day in Athens, Free at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Athens -Singapore (city tour + Airport)
Today’s tour takes us to the wonders of Athens. After lunch, we will tour the Kerameikos Cemetery and complete our city tour with the Arch of Hadrian and the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates. After lunch, we will proceed to explore the Acropolis, the lasting symbol of classical Athens. We will then stop at the Theatre of Dionysus and the newly opened Acropolis Museum. We also visit the Agora, which contains the Theseion and Stoa of Attalos. After that, we will head to the airport for your flight home.

Inclusions: Guide, Accommodation in 4* hotel, Breakfast, 5 Dinners HB, 5 Lunches, Entrance Fees., Ferry to Mykonos, Ferry to Santorini, Domestic, Flight to Athens, Transfers.

Exclusions: Beverages, Tipping policy
Minimum Pax: 15

 

Highlights

  • Athens
  • Suonio
  • Kalambaka
  • Delphy
  • Olmpia
  • Epidarus
  • Corinth
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini

Route

  1. Athens
  2. Sounion
  3. Kalabaka
  4. Delphi
  5. Epidavrou, Tripolis
  6. Pireas
  7. Thera