10 Days - Island Hopping and 03 days Cruise
Day 01 (Saturday): Athens
Arrival in Athens.
Meet at the airport by our office’s representative and transfer from the airport to Athens.
Arrival at the hotel. Check-in & settle into the rooms. Balance of the day will be free at leisure.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 02 (Sunday): Morning Athens Sightseeing Coach Tour including New Acropolis Museum.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for a fascinating tour of the Athens city.
Enjoy a tour of Athens, combining many of the city's principal modern and classical sights.
This tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. Drive by the Tomb of the Unkno Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Syntagma Square,
the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896).
See vistas of the Presidential Residence, government buildings and elegant homes. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library, Omonia Square and the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus.
In addition, we visit the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.
Our tour will end with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The new Acropolis Museum is a whole nation’s duty to its own cultural heritage! The tour in it is a journey to the history and the Greek ‘soul’ where the Aesthetics of Logic, the Ethics of Freedom and the Rationality of Beauty, are all fused together and carved in stone for eternity.
Return to the Hotel.
Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
Day 03 (Monday): Athens
Day at leisure. We suggest you visit the modern market of Athens, or have a coffee at the various coffee shops in the elite Kolonaki area. For culture lovers, a solitary early morning or afternoon walk through Ancient Agora, leafing through a booklet-guide, may prove unforgettable. What it is
certain to prove unforgettable is a visit to the National Archaeological Museum. Overnight in Athens.
Day 04 (Tuesday): Mykonos
Early morning transfer from your hotel to Piraeus port for your embarkation on to ferry to Mykonos
Island. After 5 hours of sailing trip you will arrive in Mykonos. This is the most famous tourist island in
the Eastern Mediterranean and certainly the most cosmopolitan among the Cyclades, something which is not just by chance. Mykonos (which actually is a part of small group of islands, together
with Delos, Rhenia and various rocky islets) easily captures the visitors interest, thanks to the great variety of choices offer here. There is something for everyone, whether one is demanding or
unprepared a night owl, a typical world traveler or a nature lover; “holidays” here can mean anything from the most peaceful relaxation to the wildest partying.
Located on the islands’ western harbor, the “Chora” of Mykonos is a very beautiful old island town, which in the past had its own merchant fleet. Today miraculously, it maintains a balance between tourism-related development and the preservation of its very picturesque features.
Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 05 (Wednesday): Mykonos
This relaxing day will give you the opportunity for several visits. As long as the sun is shining, the island’s greatest attractions are the many beautiful beaches and the clean blue-green sea.
On Mykonos there is something for everyone: location that the easily accessible by public transportation or “far from the madding crowd”; family style beaches or those frequented mainly
by wind-surfers – or flocks of nudists; plus one may enjoy a great variety of water-sports and many beaches bars and restaurants.
In the afternoon you can wonder around the beautiful “Chora” to the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white box-shaped houses with stepped walls for sitting on, wooden doors and windows with brightly-colored balconies.
In the night, you can have dinner in traditional Greek tavernas or fashionable restaurants near the sea. After Dinner you can enjoy your self in the amazing variety of bars and clubs, since you have the opportunity of being hosted in the one of the best night life places in the world.Overnight in Myconos
Day 06 (Thursday): Mykonos - Delos
After breakfast, transfer to Mykonos port to depart for the holly Island of Delos on a organized tour.
A day devoting to exploring Delos is a must before returning home. This ancient ruined city dedicated to Apolo, was also a major center it the Mediterranean.
Delos is the Sacred Island of the Ancient Greek, which according to mythology, was revealed among the waves of the Aegean to Leto, who was being chased by the jealous Hero; it was the
refuge where she gave birth to Apollo and Artemis.
On Delos are found the admirably well-preserved ruins of one of the largest, most significant, and best- organized ancient Greek settlements. The island was first settled, probably by the Kares, about the 3rd millennium B.C. In
the beginning of the 8th cent. B.C. it developed into a center of worship and was the capital city of an amphictyony of Aegean island.
The sites of Delos and Rhenia are under the protection of the Ministry of Culture; thus, both the mooring of private boats there and staying overnight without official permission are strictly forbidden.
Return to Mykonos Island. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 (Friday): 3 days Cruise
The ship will approach the port at 18.00 in the afternoon. Embarkation and check for overnight.
Day 08 (Saturday): Kusadasi (Turkey) & Patmos (Greece)
In the morning we arrive at Kusadasi, a lively Turkish port and the gateway to the ancient city of Ephessos, one of the most impressive ruins of the Biblical world! It is said that John brought Mary (mother of Jesus) to Ephessos, after the crucifixion of Christ, and this is where she spent her last days. Optional tour:Visit the city of Ephessos, see the town hall, baths, the Grand Theatre where Paul preached.
Early at night we call in at Patmos, a holy island for the Christian religion.
It was here that John wrote the Book of Revelations during his exile by the Roman State. Optional tour to the Monastery of St. John and the Grotto. The cave where St. John lived is near the site of the Monastery of St. John, built on one of the island's highest points and houses priceless icons and manuscrips in its Treasury.
Day 09 (Sunday): Heraklion (Crete)
This morning we call in at Heraklion. Heraklion is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the
Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed
to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture.
At 11h30 we sail for our last destination, Santorini.
It is the most active volcanic centre in the Aegean Arc, though what remains today is largely a caldera. The name Santorini was given to it by the Venetians in the 13th century and is a referenceto Saint Irene. Before then it was called Kallisti, Strongili or Thera. The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the last several thousand years when it erupted cataclysmically about
3,500 years ago. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by ash deposits hundreds of feet
deep, and its effects may have indirectly led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island
of Crete, to the south. It has also been said that the sunsets in Santorini are the best in the world…
…From the Caldera breathtaking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. From the east miles
of dark sandy or pebbled beaches. Everywhere one sees small domed churches and remnants of days gone by.
This is Santorini seen through the eyes of people who know & love it ...
Day 10 (Monday): Athens
Morning arrival in Athens. Disebarkation and Taxi Transfer to the International airport of Athens for flight back home.
Package is inclusive of:
• Arrival Transfer Airport/Hotel including transportation and our office’s representative
• Transfer Hotel/Port/Airport with taxi only
• Half Day Athens tour on Regular Coach including professional Guide and Entrance Fees to Acropolis and its museum (Pick-up & Drop off at the hotel)
• Ferry tickets Piraeus/Mykonos (economy class)
• Transfers in Mykonos Port/Hotel/Port
• Half Day Delos Tour, professional Guide, Entrance Fees & round trip transfers from/to the hotel in Mykonos
• 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens including Buffet Breakfast
• 3 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos including Buffet Breakfast
• The 3-Day Aegean Discovery Cruise to Greek Islands & Turkey
Package does not include:
• Drinks, Beverages and anything not mentioned in the program.
• The 3-Day Aegean Discovery Cruise to Greek Islands & Turkey