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Athens, Mykonos, Santorini | 8 days itinerary. Guaranteed departures


ATHENS

MYKONOS - SANTORINI 

8 DAYS 

Guaranteed departures 

 

Santorini and Mykonos are the top destinations in Greece. Both located in Cyclades. Mykonos is famous for the extreme nightlife and the wonderful beaches, while Santorini is famous for the romantic sunset and the impressive Caldera. The traditional architecture, the beautiful coastline, and the fantastic views are some of the common characteristics that these two islands share.

 

 

Highlights:

Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thissio, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center)

Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia)

Santorini (Archeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani)

A complete package that includes 7 nights accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers and ferry tickets.

Your Itinerary 

 

DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens  

Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by luxurious car to Athens center - Accommodation at your hotel.Free afternoon.  For tonight we propose you an Athens by night (optional tour).  Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner and a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

 

DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens 

Departure for a half-day Athens Tour - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.  Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop).  Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

On the Acropolis 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 an order in the mind", the Parthenon.  Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.  Enjoy the rest of the day. Visit other museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization. If you are fans of shopping, you'll find in the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are a fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Don't forget to discover the Nightlife of Athens.

 

DAY 3 |  ATHENS / MYKONOS

Early morning transfer to the port of Athens to board the ferry for the island of Mykonos. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel.  A day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island. Mykonos island is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, great beaches, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. And it's not just the water that sparkles in the sun on Mykonos, but also the marble streets and beautiful white cubist buildings that characterize the island's architecture.

 

DAY 4 | MYKONOS
A day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island. Or  join the following optional tour 

Mykonos Island Tour  We start with a unique experience of the countryside Mykonos Island Our first stop will be the idyllic beach Agios Ioannis with the best view of Delos Island and we will see fishermen and their boats at the small pier, private chapel and houses built in typical Cycladic architectural style. At the village of Ano Mera, the most traditional place, you can also visit the monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century and then we will have enough free time for a stroll around the square, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink or an ouzo (not included) and wish with the local people “stin igia mas” (cheers) Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town.  Exploring Mykonos port town by walking into the narrow cobblestone streets, passing by the traditional labyrinth of the old town. We will see the famous windmills and Little Venice and we will meet somewhere Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. We will also visit, Paraportiani church and Saint Nicholas church. After the walking tour, you are free to continue your private exploration in town. Meeting point Fabrika Square, Mykonos town. 

 

DAY 5 | MYKONOS / SANTORINI
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. A day at leisure in Santorini to enjoy this unique island. Santorini is a wonderful place with a magnificent view and cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. 

 

DAY 6 | SANTORINI MORNING HALF DAY island TOUR

We will start with Akrotiri Archaeological site Guided visit (with professional licensed Guide) at one of the most important prehistoric settlements of Greece. Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed by a huge eruption during the 17th century BC and buried under the volcanic ash, which preserved the whole city in perfect conditions so as to be referred often as “Prehistoric Pompei” The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967. (Guided Tour 1 & ½ h) Entrance Fees not included in the price. We will continue with Red Beach Free time for photos or for a walk at the famous beach, well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea. (45m) .

We will continue with Perivolos black sand beach One of the longest beaches in the Cyclades & the best beach in Santorini, considered as the trendiest beach of the island. Offers a big variety of restaurants, taverns, cafes, beach bars & watersports. An ideal destination for those they want to combine relaxation, swimming & good food. time at leisure for lunch or swimming1 & ½ - 2 h ) Lunch not included in the price.    We will walk at  Megalochori (Walking Tour) at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island. Typical traditional Cycladic houses, neoclassic buildings, and small houses dug in the volcanic rock blend together with harmony. We find here also the typical small white churches with blue domes. (25 min)

Profitis Ilias mountain: The highest peak of the island (567 meters) is located between Pyrgos and Kamari. The Mountain's name is Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), coming from the Monastery with the same name located at the top. From this vantage point, you will enjoy a striking view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia. ( Photo stop 20 min).

Wine Tasting - Santo Wines: Follow the whole wine making process, from the moment of the grape pressing up to bottling. Taste the distinctive wines of the island and learn about the unique in the world Santorini vineyard! Specialized enologists give away the wine's hidden secrets, while the visitors may taste and get to know the various types of company's famous wines. (45m).
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. 

 

DAY 7 |  SANTORINI / ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to your selected hotel.

 

DAY 8 | ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport. 

 

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

> 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens in 4*  hotel 

> 2 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos island in 3* hotel  

2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini island in 3* hotel 

Half day Athens city guided sightseeing tour  

Santorini half day island tour (with English speaking driver)  

Ferry tickets Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Athens (Athens-Mykonos, normal ferry/Mykonos-Santorini-Athens, speed ferry 

All transfers as mentioned  

Daily breakfast  

24 hour assistance phone number 

 

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

> Travel insurance  International flights  >  Personal expenses  Gratuities > City taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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