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Day 1: Arrive In Athens, Greece
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza or Athena Zafolia, 2 nights
Day 2: Athens
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous Acropolis, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek.
Day 3: Athens – Piraeus/Rafina (Embarkation) – Mykonos
Meet your Tour Director and head for the port of Piraeus or Rafina this morning. Around 7:30 am, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos, where mythology’s Hercules defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you. This evening, sample typical specialties, like louza loukaniko (sausage) and kopanisti (peppery goat cheese), then mingle with the locals at a quaint taverna or take a bus to the main square of Mando Mavrogenous.
Hotel: Manoulas Beach at Agios Ioannis, 3 nights
Day 4: Mykonos
The granite island of Mykonos is one of the most characteristic of the Cyclades and has retained its timeless beauty. Walk through the network of narrow streets and see the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and also taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota. Stroll around the town’s waterfront in search of Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities.
Day 5: At Leisure On Mykonos
Enjoy an entire day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, Delos was known in ancient times as a sacred sanctuary and, later, as the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis.
Day 6: Mykonos – Santorini
Today, board a high-speed Express Ferry and sail to Santorini (Thera), the stunning “Black Pearl of the Aegean” and, according to some, site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Greek meal.
Hotel: El Greco, 3 nights
Day 7: Santorini
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Taste traditional Ouzo. Later, maybe relax in one of the many cafes, or why not take an optional excursion to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas?
Day 08: At Leisure On Santorini
Colourful sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today, or join an optional excursion.
Day 09: Santorini – Athens
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza or Athena Zafolia
Day 10: Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|April: 29||$3,459.00||Price on Application|
|May: 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27||$3,729.00||Price on Application|
|May: 30||$3,859.00||Price on Application|
|June: 03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24||$3,949.00||Price on Application|
|June: 27||$4,039.00||Price on Application|
|July: 01||$4,179.00||Price on Application|
|July: 04, 08, 11||$4,209.00||Price on Application|
|July: 15||$4,279.00||Price on Application|
|July: 18, 22, 25||$4,309.00||Price on Application|
|August: 12||$4,309.00||Price on Application|
|August: 26||$4,209.00||Price on Application|
|August: 29||$4,139.00||Price on Application|
|September: 02, 05, 09, 12, 16||$4,109.00||Price on Application|
|September: 19||$3,819.00||Price on Application|
|September: 23||$3,779.00||Price on Application|
|September: 26||$3,749.00||Price on Application|
|September: 30||$3,599.00||Price on Application|
|Meals:||9 breakfasts, 2 dinners|
|Ferry:||High Speed Ferry Ticket: Athens - Mykonos - Santorini|
|Flight:||Flight Ticket: Santorini - Athens|
|Accommodation:||9 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.