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ITINERARY

9 Days: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora,Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini

Tour Overview
Start your tour in Athens for a panoramic tour to the most magnificent monuments and landmarks of the city. Next the tour heads on a guided visit to the Acropolis to see the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and other stunning sights. You will then travel towards Delphi, which at one time was the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in antiquity. Experience amazing rock formations in Meteora, a beautiful area in Greece. You will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos the next day and have a few days to explore the famous island. Last stop, Santorini! Here you are free to spend a few days at leisure experiencing everything the magical island has to offer.

Day 01. Arrival / Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


Day 02. City tour / Athens (B)

The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.


Day 03. Delphi / Kalambaka (B,D)

After our breakfast we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). In the afternoon, and after a short break for lunch (not included), we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.


Day 04. Meteora / Athens (B)

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco’s list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.


Day 05. Piraeus – Mykonos / Mykonos (B)

In the morning we will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 06. At leisure / Mykonos (B)

At leisure to explore the famous island, a meeting point of the international “jet set”. Discover its amazing beaches, and enjoy the unique night-life.


Day 07. Mykonos – Santorini / Santorini (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the port of Mykonos in time to catch the local high-speed ferry to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 08. At leisure / Santorini (B)

At leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira & Oia with the breathtaking views to the volcano, and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Explore the unique black-sanded beaches or take a boat tour to the islands of the caldera.


Day 09. Departure (B)

Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the airport.
Notes:
1.The order of excursions/visits may change depending on the departure date.


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021 First Class Deluxe
Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL DBL SGL TPL
Apr 03 - Apr 11 1805 2865 1620 2215 3580 1930
Apr 10 - Apr 18 1805 2865 1620 2255 3710 1985
Apr 17 - Apr 25 1805 2865 1620 2255 3710 1985
Apr 24 - May 02 1805 2865 1620 2255 3710 1985
May 01 - May 09 1895 3020 1690 2410 4065 2110
May 08 - May 16 1895 3020 1690 2410 4065 2110
May 15 - May 23 1895 3020 1690 2505 4250 2190
May 22 - May 30 1975 3155 1760 2610 4450 2720
May 29 - Jun 06 2055 3295 1830 2695 4595 2325
Jun 05 - Jun 13 2055 3295 1830 2695 4595 2325
Jun 12 - Jun 20 2055 3295 1830 2695 4595 2325
Jun 19 - Jun 27 2165 3490 1925 2945 5085 2525
Jun 26 - Jul 04 2165 3490 1925 2945 5085 2525
Jul 03 - Jul 11 2165 3490 1925 3070 5355 2635
Jul 10 - Jul 18 2315 3785 2065 3125 5460 2680
Jul 17 - Jul 25 2420 3985 2150 3125 5460 2680
Jul 24 - Aug 01 2315 3785 2065 3125 5460 2680
Jul 31 - Aug 01 2315 3785 2065 3125 5460 2680
Aug 07 - Aug 15 2315 3785 2065 3125 5460 2680
Aug 14 - Aug 22 2315 3785 2065 3125 5460 2680
Aug 21 - Aug 29 2315 3785 2065 3015 5235 2590
Aug 28 - Sep 05 2315 3785 2065 2945 5085 2525
Sep 04 - Sep 12 2165 3490 1925 2945 5085 2525
Sep 11 - Sep 19 2165 3490 1925 2695 4855 2325
Sep 18 - Sep 26 2055 3295 1830 2695 4595 2325
Sep 25 - Oct 03 2055 3295 1830 2695 4595 2325
Oct 02 - Oct 10 1895 3020 1690 2505 4250 2190
Oct 09 - Oct 17 1895 3020 1690 2410 4065 2110
Oct 16 - Oct 24 1895 3020 1690 2350 3945 2070
Oct 23 - Oct 31 1895 3020 1690 2350 3945 2070
*For departures within the Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries may not be available or maybe altered.
Accommdation:
Athens
Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Or Similar (FC)
Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Radisson Blue, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand Or Similar (DLX)
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani Or Similar (FC & DLX)
Mykonos
Hotel Harmony, Hotel Elena, Hotel Petinos, Hotel Yannaki, Hotel San Antonio, Hotel Pelican Bay, Hotel Grand Beach or similar (FC)
Hotel Porto Mykonos, Hotel Pietra & Mare, Hotel Saint John, Hotel Mykonian Ambassador, Hotel Royal Myconian, Hotel San Marco or similar (DLX)
Santorini
Hotel Splendour, Hotel El Greco, Hotel Santorini Palace, Hotel Aphrodite Venus, Hotel Acqua Vatos, Hotel Albatros, Hotel Rocabella,
Hotel Theoxenia, Hotel Orizontes Or Similar (FC)
Hotel Majestic, Hotel Lillium, Hotel Cliff Side suites, Hotel Costa Grand, Hotel Cavo Bianco or Similar (DLX)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos and 2 nights in Santorini
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 2-day Delphi-Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • Ferry tickets Piraeus – Mykonos (regular ferry) and Mykonos – Santorini (high-speed ferry), economy class.
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services

Exclusions:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Any flights.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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