Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - XEBG2L
Number of Days: 8
Greece travel packages are the best way of discovering the birthplace of modern civilization. This 8 day Greece tour includes the services of an English-speaking guide, fabulous 2 or 3-star accommodation, breakfast each day and three evening meals.
Arriving in Athens, nothing can prepare the uninitiated for the grandeur of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The Acropolis museum is an ultra modern building with a terrific restaurant, laid out to attract non-history buffs and academics alike. Afterwards, wander through the nearby area of Plaka and be amazed by the artefacts that pop up inside shops and underground stations.
After exploring the history of Ancient Greece, we travel to the islands of Mykanos and Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Observe spectacular sunsets from Santorini’s whitewashed buildings perched on the edge of a caldera, formed by the collapse of land after a volcanic eruption. If you still haven’t had your fill of history, optional excursions are also available for this second half of the tour, which finishes with an included flight from Santorini back to Athens.
Welcome to Greece! Upon arrival, you will make your own way the hotel for the start of the tour (airport transfers available at extra cost).
After our breakfast, we will take a panoramic tour of the city. We will see the Academy, the National library, the Greek parliament and the tomb of Unknown Solider, the Panathinaikon marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place, Hadrian’s Arch, the temple of Olympian Zeus, and other monuments and landmarks of the city. Our panoramic tour will end at the sacred rock of Acropolis. We will visit the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon. We continue to the nearby museum of Acropolis, considered one of the best museums in Europe. Our day continues with some free time to explore the picturesque Plaka, the old part of the city, with its beautiful narrow streets, as well as the neo-classical building and the numerous shops and tavernas. Later, we will be transferred to the port to catch the local ferry to Mykonos and transfer to our hotel.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the magnificent island of Mykonos with its unique sandy beaches on your own.
Another day at leisure to soak up some sun, explore the bustling town of Mykonos or enjoy the facilities of your hotel. Alternatively, consider our suggested optional excursion to ancient Delos.
Spend the morning at leisure until it is time to transfer to the port to catch the local ferry to Santorini. Arrive in Santorini and transfer to our hotel, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
The day is yours to explore this incredible island on your own, however you wish.
Enjoy another day at leisure to explore this unique island. Alternatively, you can follow our optional full day boat excursion to the Caldera Islands. We will visit the volcano, the hot springs, little Thirassia Island and we will end at Amoudi bay, the little port of Oia. We will climb up to Oia village and admire one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Later, we will be transferred back to our hotel.
Early in the morning, we will be transferred to the airport of Santorini to catch a local flight back to Athens. Our tour ends in Athens.
- 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.
- 7 breakfasts, 0 dinners
- All taxes and fees
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
- Modern air conditioned coach
- 3 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
- Ferry transportation: Athens-Mykonos and Mykonos-Santorini
- Internal flight: Santorini-Athens
- From $2295