Athens & The Greek Islands Tour -

Athens & The Greek Islands Tour

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • Prices from: $3,450

Highlights

-Private city tour of the Acropolis in Athens

-Private Walking Food tour

-UNESCO world heritage site of Delos

-Speed Boat connections between the islands

-Santorini Wine road tour

See the best of Athens & The Greek Islands

You’ll explore the best of this amazing country on your 10-day tour

Explore Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini

Itinerary

Day 1 – Athens

On your arrival at the airport, your private driver will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining – and it’s downright fun. The historic center is an open-air museum, yet the city’s cultural and social life takes place amid these ancient landmarks, merging past and present. The magnificent Acropolis rises above the sprawling metropolis and has stood witness to the city’s many transformations

Day 2 – Athens

Today, your private driver will pick you up at your hotel for a Private city tour of Athens including the visit of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

You drive past the neo-classical buildings of the Academy, the University, and the National Library, and on to Omonia Square before moving on to Syntagma or “Constitution Square” (the heart of central Athens). Opposite is the Parliament building, thus the square’s name, where the National Guards (Evzones) in their colorful uniform skirts and pompom shoes guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

See the Pan-Athenian Stadium, the all white marble stadium where history was made as the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Nearby, the Temple of Zeus is separated from modern Athens by the tall stone structure Hadrian’s Arch. Also view the Pnyx (the meeting place for the Assembly of the ancient city of Athens), the Theseum and the Agora with the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. Then, on to the Acropolis, at the base of which stand the ancient theatres of Dionysos, and the still used Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Opposite is Philopapos Hill offering a magnificent panoramic view of Athens. The highlight is the visit to the Acropolis.

This visit will reveal to you the splendor and timeless beauty of the Parthenon as well as its other monuments including the Propylaea, the Temple of Wingless victory, and the Erectheum.

This tour ends with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.

The Acropolis Museum holds more than 4,000 ancient works, including some of the best surviving classical sculptures that once adorned the Acropolis. The new facility, 21,000 square meters (226,000 square feet) of glass and concrete, was designed by the New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi. The new Acropolis Museum is one of the largest in Europe and houses the archaeological findings related to the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon.

Your driver/guide will drop you off at your hotel after your tour.

Day 3 – Athens

Today, your guide will pick you up at your hotel for a Private Walking Food tour, a sense-provoking tour with insights into Greek gastronomy and the local food culture.

During this private food tour you will not only explore the streets of Athens but you will get to taste appetizing treats that locals enjoy as part of their daily routine. You will gain insights into the development of our cooking methods, recipes and culinary traditions. You will be visiting dedicated artisans that have perfected their recipes over the decades, as well as specialized food stores sourcing the best products from all over Greece. A culinary tour would not be complete without a visit to the city’s vibrant central food market where local vendors exhibit their produce from across the country. Learn all about the tastes that Athenians cherish and indulge in a bountiful assortment of appetizing sweet and savory treats with your food-wise guide.

Day 4 – Mykonos

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Piraeus Pier for your speed boat connection to Mykonos. On your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5 – Mykonos

Today, your guide picks you up at your hotel for a private tour of the Best of Mykonos.

A pearl in the Aegean Sea – Mykonos is filled with white washed buildings, narrow winding paths and stunning beaches!

With your guide, you will learn about the island’s history the social customs and you will see some of the most picturesque landscapes of the Aegean, a real opportunity for photographs!

Ag.Giannis , the serene little bay with the magnificent views to Delos island is among our first stops after passing the beautiful bay of Ornos. Ano Mera is the second village of the island in population after “Chora” the capital. Visit the interesting Orthodox Monastery of Panagia Tourliani where a beautiful marble fountain is found in the yard outside the church. In the interior of the church,you can see an impressive wooden iconostasis (altar screen) made in 1775 by Florentine artists. There are icons of apostles and saints on the iconostasis as well as scenes from the New Testament. Passed Ano Mera you will continue your way at the beach of Kalafatis awarded with the blue flag for the crystal clear waters. You will have the opportunity to make various stops at Panormos and Paranga Super Paradise. TTogether with your guide you will start a walking tour in Chora (the city center) through the small picturesque streets of the capital. It may seem like a labyrinth where you can’t find your way, but your guide will keep you from getting lost. Apart from strolling around in the cosmopolitan city center full of boutiques and nice shops, you will also walk along the old port , the renowned windmills and the famous Paraportiani church, and if lucky meet the famous pelican named Petros.

Go back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Day 6 – Mykonos

Day at leisure to relax or explore Mykonos on your own.

Afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 7 – Santorini

This morning, enjoy a Private tour of Delos with your guide.

You will be picked up at your hotel to take the boat to reach Delos. On your arrival, discover the island with your guide.

It’s a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s an ark of history, floating lazily on the waters of the Aegean Sea, just a few miles away from cosmopolitan Mykonos. It’s a chance to walk around the revival of the glory of the Greek civilization. It’s the head priest of the Cyclades, the birthplace of the immortals. It’s Delos.

You will return by boat to Mykonos. Your private driver will pick you up (with your luggage) to transfer you to the pier to take thespeed boat connection to Santorini. On your arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 8 – Santorini

Day at leisure to relax or explore Santorini on your own.

Day 9 – Santorini

Today, your guide will pick you up for a Private Santorini Wine Roads tour.

Santorini Wine Roads will allow you to comfortably experience the island’s unique wine culture in a tour carefully designed to accommodate even the most demanding oenophile. During this tour you will visit 3 wineries and be introduced to 15 different styles of wines. You will be guided through centuries-old vineyards and renowned wineries. Your sommelier and the island’s wine producers will provide you with all their knowledge and expertise related to their fine wines. What a great way to learn about Santorini and its own magical, artistic way of processing grapes into fine wine!

Go back to your hotel after the tour.

Day 10 – Departure

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport to connect your flight home from Athens (flight Santorini-Athens included).

Price/Hotels
DatesPrice Per Person From
Departs Daily$3,450

Hotel Experience

HERODION HOTEL: ATHENS

The Herodion Hotel offers an elegant and contemporary look, contrasting with it’s ancient and historic environment. The hotel features spectacular views of the Acropolis, and is reputed for it’s warm hospitality. It is designed to provide suitable accommodations for both business and leisure travelers. Guest accommodations are tastefully attractive, and well equipped with modern facilities. The hotel offers an environment of discreet luxury and comfort, to create a memorable and pleasant experience.

PETASOS BEACH RESORT & SPA: MYKONOS

The luxurious Petasos Beach Resort & Spa in Mykonos offers impeccable taste in a seductive and stunning setting, featuring spectacular sea views of the Aegean. The resort is located on a private peninsula between the famed beaches of Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. A selection of Greek and Mediterranean restaurants are available on both beaches. From the beach of Platis Yialos, small taxi boats leave regularly and visit the nearby beaches. The resort is located 3,5 km away from the city of Mykonos, and the international airport is 4,5 km away.

SANTORINI PALACE HOTEL: SANTORINI

Santorini Palace Hotel is located only a few meters away from the cliff of the Caldera, and offers panoramic views of the volcano. The hotel features a combination of beautiful Cycladic architecture, open spaces, resort facilities and proximity to interesting sites. Guests can enjoy the peaceful hotel spa atmosphere, keep up with fitness routines in the fully equipped gym, relax by the pool, take a walk on the Caldera’s promenade or experience the Fira cosmopolitan nightlife. The Santorini Palace hotel is ideal for combining leisure and business, couples or family vacation, due to the vast scope of it’s facilities.

Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person.

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