From June to September only
1st day ATHENS
Arrival at Athens Airport - Our english-speaking Staff will meet you and escort you to the waiting Car for your transfer to the hotel. Welcome drink.
Overnight in Athens.
2nd day ATHENS / PIRAEUS - PAROS
Breakfast at the hotel - Transfer to the port of Piraeus, for embarkation in BLUE STAR Ferry for the crossing to Paros (07:25-11:25) . Transfer to your Hotel.Visit of Paros by private car : Parikia, the charming capital of the island with its Ekatondapyliani orthodox church "The Virgin with a Hundred Gates" renowned for its baptistery and its Venetian fortress. Naoussa, fishing village in the north of the island with its old medieval town where you get lost in a labyrinth of flower-filled bougainvillea is certainly the most authentic village in Paros
Overnight in Paros
3rd day PAROS - DELOS - MYKONOS - PAROS
Breakfast at the hotel. Day trip to Delos and Mykonos.
It’s a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s an ark of history, floating lazily on the waters of the Aegean Sea, just a few miles away from cosmopolitan Mykonos. It’s a chance to walk around the revival of the glory of the Greek civilization. It’s the head priest of the Cyclades, the birthplace of the immortals. It’s Delos.
In the ancient times, the myth of god Apollo, god of light, and goddess Artemis having been born there rendered the island sacred: no mortal would ever be allowed to be born on its land. But, a cradle of gods as the island has been, no mortals would ever be allowed to die on it either. So, apart from it being a conspicuous religious and economic centre, the island had also been exclusive in that: even during the years of peak of the Delian Alliance, women on the brink of childbirth and people close to dying would be carried to the neighbouring island of Rineia.
Welcome to Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”?
Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.
Free time for lunch at a local tavern
Return to Paros at the end of the afternoon.
Overnight in Paros
4th day PAROS - NAXOS
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Naxos one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Departure of the boat at 10:30 and arrival at 11:10.
Naxos is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades. It has high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges, stunning seascapes and traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land. Naxos is also home to beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles coexisting harmoniously with the Cycladic architecture.
Then by a road crossing the island, one will discover the village of Apiranthos , hanging on the mountain, which is undoubtedly the most beautiful village of the island with its Venetian houses. Passage to Flerio whose kouros will be seen "asleep" for centuries in the shade of an oak tree. Free time for lunch at a local tavern
Overnight in Naxos.
5th day NAXOS - AMORGOS - NAXOS
Breakfast at the hotel. Day trip to Amorgos, Departure of the boat at 08:30 and arrival at 11:30.
Amorgos, the eastern Cycladic island, with its oblong shape seems to protect the small Cyclades. It stands proudly in the centre of the southern Aegean Sea, forming the crossroads where the north wind meets the south. The mountainous landscape, the traditional way of life and the "blue" of the sea will seduce the visitor. It is worth visiting the beautiful town and the monastery of Chozoviotissa. Free time for lunch in local tavern.
Return to Naxos (17:00-20:00)
Overnight in Naxos
6th day NAXOS - SANTORINI
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free at leisure. Transfer to the Port to board the Ferry to Santorini. Departure at 12:50 and arrival at 14:50.
Santorini: the most striking of the Greek islands, born from the fury of the earth, the island holds perhaps the secrets of Atlantis. It offers a site of incomparable beauty with its long beaches of grey sand, its impressive caldera, we can admire a real geological section where are overlain the black or red ash, lava and pumice. Surmounted by the city of Fira, the whole constitutes a fantastic scenery, unique in the world. Arrival at the port visit Fira, the capital hung on the edge of the huge crater. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Santorini
7th day SANTORINI – CALDERA
After breakfast, Cruises in the Caldera. This cruise will allow you to follow the superb cliffs of the Caldera, contemplating the alternations of black, white, red and gray: the different geological layers left by eruptions of the past. You will go to Nea Kameni, the crater still in activity (1h30 on site). Then at Palia Kameni where we will throw ink between the 2 craters, you can access by swimming in a small cove with warm, ocher and sulphurous waters. One hour of navigation to the lighthouse, before stopping in the small island of Thirassia. Free time for Lunch in local tavern
Overnight in Santorini
8th day SANTORINI - ATHENS
Breakfast. Morning spent visiting the charming village of Oia. Lunch in local tavern.
Then transfer to the port of Santorini, sea crossing to Piraeus.
Overnight in Athens.
9th day – ATHENS – Departure
Breakfast. Morning transfer to the airport with private car.
Valid from June to September 2020 – Minimum 2 Pax
Rates are per person in Twin room on BB in 3* Hotel € 1.100
Single supplement € 280
Rates are per person in Twin room on BB in 4* Hotel € 1.180
Single supplement € 360
Lunche or Dinner supplement in locale restaurant = € 18 per person/meal
Beverage supplement ¼ wine + 1 bottle of water = € 5,50 per person/meal
- Arrival and departure transfers to Athens and the islands
- Crossings: Piraeus - Paros, Paros - Mykonos, Paros - Naxos - Amorgos - Santorini –
Piraeus, by ferry, tourist class
- Hotels 3 * and 4 * for 8 nights according to the program above
- The official French-speaking guide during visits in archaeological sites
- Excursions mentioned in the programme with other clients with entrance fees
Prices do not include
-city taxes in the hotels
- The drinks
- lunches and dinners
- Personal expenses
- Extra services + optional excursions
- Anything that is not mentioned