Greek my life!
What are the images that come to your mind when you think of Greece? Athen’s famous Acropolis, pristine white and blue beauty of Santorini, stylish Mykonos or rich heritage of Crete?
There is something about Greece, the unique Greek way of life that is passionate, free spirited and welcoming, all at the same time. It’s easy to fall in love with the place and the country. Even seasoned travelers end up being swept away by the Greek hospitality. What are you waiting for? It’s time to say “Greek My Life!” (Greek Zoi Mou!).
First stop on your epic love affair with Greece starts with Athens. On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
We recommend the The Electra Palace Hotel. The hotel is named after ‘Electra’, the character of ancient Greet theatre and literature who became symbol for her love to her father. The hotel has the most advantageous location being in the heart of Plaka and in front of the Acropolis, at a few steps from the most important attractions like Piazza Syntagma and at just 5 minutes on foot from the Parliament and shopping area.
After settling in, in the evening you head to the Stamatopoulos Tavern for dinner, which will give you a taste of Greek culture. Traditional recipes, barrel wine and live music take you back in time. The beauty is that the decorations are modest but characteristic of times gone by.
Today tour Athens for a cultural journey into the past. A city that was inhabited by the Gods! A city that has been worshipped by historians from around the world for the treasure trove it is. This enchanting city was where the most important civilization of the ancient world flourished and still lives through its many monuments and edifices. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras. You will see old mansions, some well-preserved and others worn down by time. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns all find their place in this celebrated city.
On the tour, pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the National Garden, the Parliament, the tomb to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, and the National library. Then head to Omonia Square, the Place of Constitution, the Presidential Palace with its Evzones, the Panathenaic Stadium, the theatre of Dionyssos and finally arriving at Acropolis.
Afternoon will be free for independent activities.
Today, head out for a day trip to Delphi. Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multicolored carpets) to arrive in DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Museum where you can see the unique bronze Charioteer. Then visit the Temple of Apollo and the Castalia Spring.
Upon return spend the evening at your leisure.
It’s time to party up Greek style! Reach the port of Piraeus for the departure by ferry boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival, get settled in to your hotel. Our recommendation is the Vencia Boutique Hotel, well known for its extraordinary aesthetics and quality.
It’s the Metropolis of the summer world. In Mykonos, galleries & sights are dressed in crystal & blue. There is a healthy competition among the hotels, restaurants & fashionable shops be trending, making you, the customer enjoying the best at all times.
Upon settle in Mykonos, explore the place at your leisure.
Today explore the most famous and cosmopolitan Greek Island. Part of the Cyclades group of islands, Mykonos is the quintessential Greek whitewashed paradise that looks like it freshly popped out of photo-shopped travel brochures! And no, the travel brochures or any photo does not do justice to this beautiful place.
Its capital town- Hora spreads over a wide area and reminds you of Venice and yet keeps it own identity by showcasing some of the best Cycladic architecture examples intact. Spellbound, you could stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire the bougainvillea trees hanging over brightly coloured doors. While you are this, don’t forget to take your picture with the Petros Pelican the mascot of this island.
Round up your day with some wild parties that Mykonos is known for!
Mythology Alert: According to Greek Mythology, the island of Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules.
It’s time for pure timeless romance. After the cultural trip in Athens, the luxury and stylish fix at Mykonos, it’s time for straightforward romance at Santorini. The place is so beautiful, that it’s said to be one of the most romantic places on earth. It’s often referred to as the Diamond of Cyclades.
Arrive by high-speed ferry to Santorini port. On arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel. We recommend Astra Suites, perched atop the most stunning volcanic cliffs of Santorini, resembling a quaint Cycladic village, the hotel has the peaceful vibe of Imerovigli village in Santorini, Greece. Settle in for the day with breathtaking panoramic views of the mysterious caldera, a sleeping volcano, and the endless blue Aegean Sea.
Did you know?
Its name refers to Saint Irene. Called also Strongili and Kalisti. The island of Santorini is related to the myth of Atlantis, the amazing views from the villages of Fira, Oia perched on cliffs, the unique sunset, the black and red beaches, the wine... It’s not by accident that it is voted every year in the top 3 destinations worldwide.
Today make your own memories at Santorini. At first this white-washed wonderland will make you think you've died and are in pristine paradise.
Santorini was actually a result of one of the most furious volcanoes of all times. Apparently, it blew its top with such force that not only did it destroy Santorini but what remained was buried in 60m of ash and pumice. The collapse of Santorini resulted in gushing in of Aegean waters to fill in the void and that resulted in the creation of crescent-shaped Caldera, one of the natural wonders of the world. These cliffs rise for about a kilometer above sea and are rimmed with picturesque villages that seem to be sprinkled with a dusting of snow against the stark dark rocks.
It’s time to big a goodbye, with a promise to return back very soon.