11-Day Amazing Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini & Heraklion(Crete)

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Greece. The Aegean Sea. Apollonius Light. All Greek mythology in front of your eyes, a valuable road, a holy place. In the country that gave birth to culture, each step is a journey through history. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 10 nights’ accommodation in a specific hotel with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets.Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thissio, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Historical Center), Delos (archeological museum, ancient theatre, Temple of Isis), Santorini (archeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani), Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia), Heraklion in Crete (Knossos Palace)
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Athens.Stop At: Athens International AirportArrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by luxurious car to the center of Athens - Check in your Hotel in Athens or Glyfada.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Acropolis, Athens, AtticaFor tonight we propose you an Optional tour. Athens by night. 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 following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4-star hotel of your choice in Athens.Day 2: Panoramic tour of Athens.Stop At: Acropolis, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Hellenic ParliamentDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Pass By: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Pass By: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Pass By: The Academy of Athens, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Pass By: Plateia Syntagmatos, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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).Stop At: Propylaea, Athens, AtticaIn 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 others 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.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Temple of Athena Nike, Athens, Attican 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 others 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.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Parthenon, Athens, Attican 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 others 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.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Acropolis Museum, Athens, Attican 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 others 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.Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 4-star hotel of your choice in Athens.Day 3: Athens - MykonosStop At: Mykonos PortEarly transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the ferry to Mykonos. Upon your arrival in Mykonos, transfer to your hotel. OvernightDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Mykonos.Day 4: Mykonos free Day – Optional island tourStop At: Mykonos PortFree Day at leisure at Mykonos or Optional island tour: We start with a unique experience of the countryside Mykonos Island Our first stop will be the idyllic beach, Ag. 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 monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century and then we will have enough free time for a stroll around the square. Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little before going back to town. Explore Mykonos town walking into the narrow cobblestone streets, passing by the traditional labyrinth of the old town. We will see the famous wind-mills, Little Venice Paraportiani church, Saint Nickolas of fishermen. After the walking tour, you are free to continue your private exploration in town. Meeting point Fabrika Square, Mykonos townDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Mykonos.Day 5: Mykonos - DelosStop At: Archaeological Site of Delos, Delos, Cyclades, South AegeanMorning transfer to the port to board the ferry to 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 center, the island had also been exclusive in that: even during the years of the peak of the Delian Alliance, women on the brink of childbirth and people close to death would be carried to the neighboring island of Rineia. The whole of the known world of that age was aware of the sacredness of the island and of its uniqueness. Nowadays, Delos reserves its uniqueness to the known world: nowhere else in the Globe is there a natural insular archaeological site of this size and importance. No other island on Earth hosts so many monumental antiquities from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods, i.e. the centuries of the great Greek art, on a territory used exclusively as an archaeological site. Delos is not a museum; Delos is not there to tell a story. Delos is history itself.Return to Mykonos. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Mykonos.Day 6: Mykonos - SantoriniStop At: SantoriniTransfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini, transfer to your hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Santorini.Day 7: Santorini Free Day at leisure or Optional island tourStop At: Santorini Volcano, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanWe will start with Akrotiri Archaeological site. 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”. We will continue with Red Beach, well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it. 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. We will walk at Megalochori (Walking Tour) at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island. Enjoy the sunset at the end of the day. OvernightDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Santorini.Day 8: Santorini - HeraklionStop At: Hellenic SeawaysTransfer to the port to board the ferry to Heraklion. Upon your arrival in Heraklion, transfer to your hotel. OvernightDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Heraklion.Day 9: Guided Tour at Heraklion - KnossosStop At: Knossos Archaeological Site, Heraklion, CreteHeraklion is the main port of Crete, is the birthplace of the Minoan civilization as reflected in the fabulous palace of King Minos at Knossos. Torn between his modern city and old town, surrounded by thick walls sheltering buildings dated of all periods and protecting its Venetian harbor, Heraklion is the historical capital city of Crete. All around the coast recites the rosary beautiful beaches and lively resorts. Heraklion is surrounded by long coasts with animated beautiful beaches. Top attractions: The old town and the Venetian harbor, The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Knossos - the palace of King Minos, The long beaches and resorts along the coast, The hinterland and its traditional villages.OvernightDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Heraklion.Day 10: Heraklion - AthensPass By: Port of Piraeus, Piraeus, Piraeus Region, AtticaFree day in Heraklion. In the evening Ferry crossing from Heraklion to Piraeus (Athens) Overnight on boardMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight on board.Day 11: Athens - Departure DayStop At: Athens International AirportOur assistant will meet you at the Port - Ferry Dock and will transfer you to the Airport for your departure flight.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 9x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • 2 Overnights in Athens in twin-bedded rooms with breakfast
  • 3 Overnights Mykonos in twin-bedded rooms with breakfast
  • 2 Overnights Santorini in twin-bedded rooms with breakfast
  • 2 Overnights Heraklion in twin-bedded rooms with breakfast
  • 1 Overnight in 4 Berth Cabins on the Ferry Heraklion - Piraeus
  • All transfers as mentioned in our programme
  • Guided tours in Athens, Delos, and Heraklion
  • Ferry tickets Piraeus-Mykonos
  • Ferry tickets Mykonos-Santorini
  • Ferry tickets Santorini-Heraklion
  • Ferry tickets Heraklion-Piraeus
  • Delos Tour by boat
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Propylaea
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Delos
  • Entry/Admission - Santorini
  • Entry/Admission - Hellenic Seaways

What’s not included

  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Optional Tours
  • Entrance Fees to Archaeological sites
  • Greek Hotels stayover tax (3€ per overnight, per room in a 4-star hotel)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in «Inclusions».
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Mykonos Port
  • Entry/Admission - Santorini Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Knossos Archaeological Site

Itinerary

Day 10: Heraklion - Athens Pass By: Port of Piraeus, Piraeus, Piraeus Region, Attica Free day in Heraklion. In the evening Ferry crossing from Heraklion to Piraeus (Athens) Overnight on board Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight on board.
Day 11: Athens - Departure Day Stop At: Athens International Airport Our assistant will meet you at the Port - Ferry Dock and will transfer you to the Airport for your departure flight. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Arrival in Athens. Stop At: Athens International Airport Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by luxurious car to the center of Athens - Check in your Hotel in Athens or Glyfada. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Acropolis, Athens, Attica For tonight we propose you an Optional tour. Athens by night. 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 following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Duration: 3 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4-star hotel of your choice in Athens.
Day 2: Panoramic tour of Athens. Stop At: Acropolis, Athens, Attica Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Attica Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Duration: 15 minutes Pass By: Hellenic Parliament Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Pass By: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Attica Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Pass By: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens, Attica Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Pass By: The Academy of Athens, Athens, Attica Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Pass By: Plateia Syntagmatos, Athens, Attica Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - 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 guides 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). Stop At: Propylaea, Athens, Attica In 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 others 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. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Temple of Athena Nike, Athens, Attica n 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 others 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. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Parthenon, Athens, Attica n 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 others 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. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Athens, Attica n 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 others 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. Duration: 15 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4-star hotel of your choice in Athens.
Day 3: Athens - Mykonos Stop At: Mykonos Port Early transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the ferry to Mykonos. Upon your arrival in Mykonos, transfer to your hotel. Overnight Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Mykonos.
Day 4: Mykonos free Day – Optional island tour Stop At: Mykonos Port Free Day at leisure at Mykonos or Optional island tour: We start with a unique experience of the countryside Mykonos Island Our first stop will be the idyllic beach, Ag. 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 monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century and then we will have enough free time for a stroll around the square. Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little before going back to town. Explore Mykonos town walking into the narrow cobblestone streets, passing by the traditional labyrinth of the old town. We will see the famous wind-mills, Little Venice Paraportiani church, Saint Nickolas of fishermen. After the walking tour, you are free to continue your private exploration in town. Meeting point Fabrika Square, Mykonos town Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Mykonos.
Day 5: Mykonos - Delos Stop At: Archaeological Site of Delos, Delos, Cyclades, South Aegean Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to 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 center, the island had also been exclusive in that: even during the years of the peak of the Delian Alliance, women on the brink of childbirth and people close to death would be carried to the neighboring island of Rineia. The whole of the known world of that age was aware of the sacredness of the island and of its uniqueness. Nowadays, Delos reserves its uniqueness to the known world: nowhere else in the Globe is there a natural insular archaeological site of this size and importance. No other island on Earth hosts so many monumental antiquities from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods, i.e. the centuries of the great Greek art, on a territory used exclusively as an archaeological site. Delos is not a museum; Delos is not there to tell a story. Delos is history itself. Return to Mykonos. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Mykonos.
Day 6: Mykonos - Santorini Stop At: Santorini Transfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini, transfer to your hotel. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Santorini.
Day 7: Santorini Free Day at leisure or Optional island tour Stop At: Santorini Volcano, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean We will start with Akrotiri Archaeological site. 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”. We will continue with Red Beach, well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it. 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. We will walk at Megalochori (Walking Tour) at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island. Enjoy the sunset at the end of the day. Overnight Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Santorini.
Day 8: Santorini - Heraklion Stop At: Hellenic Seaways Transfer to the port to board the ferry to Heraklion. Upon your arrival in Heraklion, transfer to your hotel. Overnight Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Heraklion.
Day 9: Guided Tour at Heraklion - Knossos Stop At: Knossos Archaeological Site, Heraklion, Crete Heraklion is the main port of Crete, is the birthplace of the Minoan civilization as reflected in the fabulous palace of King Minos at Knossos. Torn between his modern city and old town, surrounded by thick walls sheltering buildings dated of all periods and protecting its Venetian harbor, Heraklion is the historical capital city of Crete. All around the coast recites the rosary beautiful beaches and lively resorts. Heraklion is surrounded by long coasts with animated beautiful beaches. Top attractions: The old town and the Venetian harbor, The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Knossos - the palace of King Minos, The long beaches and resorts along the coast, The hinterland and its traditional villages.Overnight Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your choice in Heraklion.
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