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Best of Greece – 10 Days Start From $2,795

Discover the fascinating ancient wonders of Athens before heading to the beautiful Greek islands of Paros and Santorini. The perfect combination of city break and island relaxation.

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Greece
Arrive in the ancient Greek capital of Athens. After being met at the airport and transferred to our hotel, the rest of the day at leisure to settle in and explore what this magnificent city has to offer. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city, or maybe take in the acoustics of the Odeon.
Overnight: Athens

Day 2: Athens City Tour
Today we take a coach tour of Athens to see highlights including the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Enjoy a guided visit to the Acropolis, an ancient citadel located above the city. Explore one of the best museums in the world as we leave no stone unturned to take in all of the historic monuments this beautiful city has to offer.
This afternoon is free to explore Plaka, sample some of the cities delicacies or treat ourselves to some shopping on Ermou street.
Overnight: Athens   |  Breakfast

Day 3: Delphi
Athens – Delphi – Kalabaka. After breakfast we leave the busy city behind us and head north towards Delphi, a town on Mount Parnassus which was home to a famous sanctuary in antiquity. We take a walk along the Sacred Way and admire the remains of the Temple of Apollo, home of the legendary Pythian Oracle.
This afternoon, we take in the stunning views of the mountains of central Greece as we drive to Kalambaka. Arriving at our hotel, we enjoy a group dinner before settling down for the evening.
Overnight: Kalambaka  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Meteora & Thermopylae
Kalambaka – Athens. This morning we visit Meteora, a stunning World Heritage site where a series of towering rock formations shelter a number of sacred Eastern Orthodox monasteries. We return to Athens for the night, briefly stopping at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous last stand against the Persians in 480 BC.
Overnight: Athens  |  Breakfast

Day 5: Towards the Cyclades
Athens – Mykonos. This morning we transfer to the port of Piraeus where you’ll catch a ferry to Mykonos, a beautiful island famous for its windmills and jet set lifestyle. The ferry takes about 5 hours and once on the island you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Mykonos  |  Breakfast

Day 6: Mykonos
Spend today at leisure on Mykonos. Lounge on the sandy beach all day working on your tan, before relaxing with a drink or two in the bars. Maybe pop in to the numerous cafes and galleries dotted around the main town. If you’d prefer a cultural activity, try catching the ferry to the nearby island of Delos, once home to one of ancient Greece’s holiest sanctuaries.
Overnight: Mykonos  |  Breakfast

Day 7: Santorini
Mykonos – Santorini. After breakfast, transfer to Mykonos port and catch a local high-speed ferry to the magical island of Santorini. The journey takes about 3 hours and you’ll be transferred to our hotel upon arrival. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Santorini  |  Breakfast

Days 8-9: Santorini
The next two days are at leisure in Santorini, an Aegean paradise widely considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Explore the whitewashed towns of Fira and Oia with their views of the volcano which birthed the island, watch the spectacular sunset from the black-sanded beaches, or cruise the caldera on a boat tour.
Overnight: Santorini  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 10:

Your tour of Greece ends today. Spend the morning at leisure before an included transfer to Santorini airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

What’s include:


  • 9 nights 3-4 star hotels
  • One arrival transfer on Day 1 (Athens) and One departure transfer on Day 10 (Santorini) included per booking
  • Guided sightseeing in Athens, Delphi, and Meteora
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide for scheduled sightseeing on days 2 – 4.
  • Note: You will join travellers who booked through other operators for sightseeing on days 2-4, some staying in different hotels. The group size on these days can vary in size from 20 – 45 persons and guiding may be in an additional language to English. Travel unescorted from days 5 – 10.
  • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Two ferry tickets – Piraeus – Mykonos (regular ferry) and Mykonos – Santorini (high-speed ferry), economy class
  • Entrance fees for all included sites
  • All transfers and transportation in modern air conditioned vehicles.


What’s Excluded:



  • International flights and visas
  • A hotel tax of €3.00 per room per night to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in. Please budget Euro 21, for the duration of the tour.
  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture




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