Romance, beauty, and mythology live here. The pristine islands, the turquoise waters, the white sand beaches the incredible tales of Greek Gods and ruins that stood the wrath fo time to show proof of it. The wonderful seafood, the cute donkeys, the delicious Feta Cheese. And the warm warm warm people of Greece. It’s the place to go to feel at home, as everyone is as friendly as if you were born and bought there! They love life and eat and dance their way through it. The sunsets are like none other! Kalos IRTHATE!
Arrive at Athens, meet and greet with our representative and get checked in at your hotel.
Enjoy a morning of leisure after which you can take off on a half day tour of the city. Start the tour with Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. The head to Herod Atticus Street, to see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. Head to the Acropolis but stop on the way to see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On reaching Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon. Close the day with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.
Today is day of self-drive around Greece. A rental car will be delivered to your hotel, and depart for Argolis by passing the Corinth Canal, visit the Archaeological site of Mycenae and then the Theater of Epidaurus, stop over at Nafplio for lunch and then head to Olympia for stay overnight and exploration the day after.
Yet another day fo exploration, start with the Archaeological site and Museum of Olympia. Leave for Delphi via the famous bridge of Rio-Antirio. Reach Delphi and stay overnight.
Start your day with the Archaeological site and the Museum in Delphi, and start for Athens and arrival in Piraeus port. Drop off the rental car and depart by night ferry for Crete. Overnight on board.
Reach Heraklio port by morning and check in to your hotel. Explore the city of Heraklio and the Archaeological Museum. The famous archaeological site of Knossos is at mere 7 kms from city center. Enjoy a private visit of Knossos and Heraklio town with private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Enjoy the day at your leisure, and visit the traditional village Arolithos. And take a land rover cruise by the mountain roads. Take a trip that takes a route up through the mountains and gorges to reach the south coast, taking in spectacular views all along the way.
Start the day by starting from Heraklio in high speed ferry to Santorini. This a quick and fun way to travel in the pristine waters. Arrive at Santorini.
Today enjoy a half day cruise to the Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirasia and Oia. Start from Fira. And after about 10 minutes by boat, arrive at the harbor of Erinia which is the name of the small volcano bay, where you will be docked for about an 1 hour and 15 minutes. trek up to the to the top where active craters are. Next stop is the island of Palea Kameni for the hot springs, the famous mud baths, which were formed as result of volcanic eruptions. In the small bay of Agios Nikolaos, the water temperature ranges from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, as it mixes continuously with the normal sea currents. These hot springs and mud baths are rich in minerals. Enjoy a nice bath and then return to the old port of Fira.
After the cruise, take the day bus tour with licensed English speaking guide. Start with the excavations of Akrotiri then proceed to beach for lunch or swim then a 30 min stopover at Megalochori to explore the village and then continue to Profitis Ilias Monastery. Then pass by Pyrgos village and head to Santo wines and Ia village to watch the famous sunset.
Today, head to Mykonos from Santorini in a high speed ferry.
Enjoy a relaxing morning and then head out for a half day cruise to the Island of Delos. This is the mythological birthplace of Apollo, it was a major religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C. The island's ruins encompass Doric temples, markets, an amphitheater, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues. The Archaeological Museum displays statues excavated from the site. Visit the Archaeological site and the Museum of Delos.
It's time to take off from the land of Greek gods and bid them Antio sas! Time to fly back home.
- Accommodation for 11 nights in 4**** hotel category of your choice (2 nights Athens, 1 night Olympia 1 night Delphi, 1 night on board ferry, 2 nights Crete, 2 nights Santorini, 2 nights Mykonos)
- Assistance by English speaking hostess upon arrival in Athens Airport
- Transfer by Mercedes taxi or Mercedes Mini van from Athens Airport to Athens and private transfers on the islands.
- Normal ferry from Athens to Crete (in cabin), highspeed ferry from Crete to Santorini and from Santorini to Mykonos in economy class.
- VAT ( as per value of 08.02.2017, in case the taxes are modified, the rates will be modified as well)
- Civil liability insurance
- Car Rental
- Service tax