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Wonders Of Greece, Mykonos & Santorini

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Visit: Athens, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini

Day 1: Athens

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or explore Athens.

Day 2 : Athens City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, relax or maybe do some shopping at Ermou street.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia

After breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. Our first stop will be at the impressive Corinth Canal, before we continue driving to Epidaurus, where we will visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Our journey then continues onto Nafplion, one of mainland Greece's most beautiful seaport towns, for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae, 'rich in gold', as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean Walls and the Tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be cross the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and our overnight stay.

Meals: Breskfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Olympia - Delphi

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green and placid. Enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex, home of the original Olympic Games, including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra and Phidias’s Workshop. We then continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio Bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Delphi - Kalambaka

Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage centre for many centuries in the antiquity. Admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred Way, and visit the Temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We will then continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will continue our drive, crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Meteora - Athens

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. These amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, have stood ageless and have provided a sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking and Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Monuments. After our visit, we will drive back to Athens and on the way, we will have a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas King of Sparta.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Piraeus - Mykonos

After breakfast this morning, we will transfer to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. On arrival in Mykonos you'll be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure for you to explore this beautiful island.

Meals: Breakfast, 

Day 8: Mykonos

Today is at leisure to continue exploring this famous island, a meeting point of the international “jet set”. Discover its amazing beaches and enjoy the unique night-life.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Mykonos - Santorini

After breakfast, transfer to the port of Mykonos to catch the local high-speed ferry to Santorini. On arrival in Santorini, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure for you to discover one of the most famous islands in Greece.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is at leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira & Oia with the breathtaking views to the volcano and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Explore the unique black-sanded beaches or take a boat tour to the islands of the caldera.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Santorini Departure

The morning is at leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for a short domestic flight, connecting you with your international return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos, and 2 nights in Santorini with breakfast
  • Athens City tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, including English speaking guide
  • The 4 day classical Greece tour on  half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Meet and Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • Ferry Tickets Piraeus - Mykonos (regular ferry) and Mykonos - Santorini (high-speed ferry), economy class.
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services.

 

Not Included:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels
  • Any flights
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions 

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ht)

Package Information

  • Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Type: Coach Tour
  • Departures: March - October 2019
  • Cities Visited: Athens, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini
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