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Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,650

Take in Greece’s highlights as you explore the country’s ancient past and vibrant present. Tour the world-famous Acropolis in Athens, Greece’s ancient capital, before sampling the iconic nightlife of Mykonos and the rugged volcanic landscape of Santorini in the Cyclades.


This 11-day travel idea takes you to the brightest sites in Greece, passing from the capital of Athens to the famous islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

Your Greek vacation starts and ends in Athens, Greece’s capital and the centre of their ancient civilization. Athens is a landmark city, famous the world over for its wealth of history and incredible contributions to world culture. Dotted with ruins from the 5th century B.C. such as the famous Acropolis, the city is also a living and breathing museum. Take a city tour to get acquainted with the historical sites, passing from Constitution Square to the House of Parliament, past Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympics were held in 1896 and the Temple of Zeus and finally to the Acropolis, where you’ll find the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon. Athens has enough history to spend a lifetime exploring, but it’s not wanting for more contemporary pleasures. You’ll find the city’s entertainment centre in Gazi, but the whole city boasts incredible food, fashion, and nightlife. This is a city that’ll never stop growing and adding more layers to its stunning depth of history.

After exploring Athens’ historical sites, turn seaward and head to Mykonos, in the Cyclades Islands in the Mediterranean. If Athens is Greece’s heart, Mykonos is its thumping heartbeat. The island is second-to-none when it comes to nightlife. Its beachside DJ parties, electric clubs, and high-end restaurant will leave you buzzing and satisfy even the most voracious partier.

Once you've tasted Mykonos's pleasures, head to Santorini, home to the whitewashed houses you likely imagine when you think of Greece. Perched on 300m cliffs over the ocean, Santorini’s towns are spectacular and the landscape is even better. Its unique crescent shape and rugged landscape is the result of a volcanic eruption in the 16th century B.C. Take a volcanic cruise to explore the active volcanic crater on Neo Kameni and the eastern Mediterranean’s newest islets and swim through the sulfuric hot springs near Palea Kameni. Also take advantage of a Catamaran Dinner Cruise, which takes you to the ruins of Akrotiri, Santorini’s red and white beaches, and closes out your trip to Greece with a gorgeous sunset dinner on the Mediterranean.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,650

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Day 1

Athens Airport to Athens Hotel Private

Duration1 Hour

Hera Hotel Athens

Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant boutique hotel, a short walk from the Acropolis and Plaka.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hera Hotel Athens

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    Hera Hotel Athens



    Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant ...

    Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant boutique hotel, a short walk from the Acropolis and Plaka.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lobby
    • Mini Bar
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • TV
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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Day 2

Athens Afternoon Tour including Acropolis Site

This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University and the National Library. On the way to the Acropolis you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, you will see the temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis, you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Athens Hotels to Piraeus Port Private

Duration1 Hour

Piraeus Port to Mykonos on Catamaran

Duration2 Hours

Mykonos Port to Mykonos Town and Suburbs

Duration20 Minutes

Petasos Town Hotel

This hotel is exceptionally situated in the center of Mykonos, on the town's most privileged spot. It is an ideal for those who want to combine their vacations with the well-known night life of Mykonos. On a Daily basis, the hotel offers a free round trip to the 5-star Petasos Beach Resort & Spa, where one can enjoy refreshing cocktail drinks, a meal at the pool restaurant or use the resort recreational facilities.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Petasos Town Hotel

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    Petasos Town Hotel



    This hotel is exceptionally situated in the center of Mykonos, on the town's most privileged spot. It is an ideal for those who want to combine their vacations with the well-known night life of Mykonos. On a Daily basis, the hotel offers a free round ...

    This hotel is exceptionally situated in the center of Mykonos, on the town's most privileged spot. It is an ideal for those who want to combine their vacations with the well-known night life of Mykonos. On a Daily basis, the hotel offers a free round trip to the 5-star Petasos Beach Resort & Spa, where one can enjoy refreshing cocktail drinks, a meal at the pool restaurant or use the resort recreational facilities.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet
    • Laundry Service
    • TV

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Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Mykonos Town and Suburbs to Mykonos Port

Duration20 Minutes

Mykonos to Santorini on Catamaran

Duration2 Hours

Anhinios Port to Central Santorini

Duration30 Minutes

Kamari Beach Hotel

Kamari Beach Hotel is a great place to enjoy the black sandy beaches of Kamari. Take a stroll along the beach or join in with the organised water-sport activities. The stunning outdoor pool area is a great place to unwind. Have a refreshing dip in the pool or simply relax on a sun bed and admire the beautiful views of the sea. Delight in a drink or a snack at the pool bar and join in one of Kamari Beach Hotel's lively barbecue nights. The rooms at Kamari Beach Hotel are spacious and tastefully decorated, with some featuring beautiful sea views. Enjoy a relaxing start to the day with a buffet breakfast on the sunny terrace.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Kamari Beach Hotel

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    Kamari Beach Hotel



    Kamari Beach Hotel is a great place to enjoy the black sandy beaches of Kamari. Take a stroll along the beach or join in with the organised water-sport activities. The stunning outdoor pool area is a great place to unwind. Have a refreshing dip in ...

    Kamari Beach Hotel is a great place to enjoy the black sandy beaches of Kamari. Take a stroll along the beach or join in with the organised water-sport activities. The stunning outdoor pool area is a great place to unwind. Have a refreshing dip in the pool or simply relax on a sun bed and admire the beautiful views of the sea. Delight in a drink or a snack at the pool bar and join in one of Kamari Beach Hotel's lively barbecue nights. The rooms at Kamari Beach Hotel are spacious and tastefully decorated, with some featuring beautiful sea views. Enjoy a relaxing start to the day with a buffet breakfast on the sunny terrace.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Billiard
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
    • TV lounge

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Day 7

Volcano and Hot Springs

Your day begins with a boat ride, departing the old port at 11:00am. You will sail, enjoying the stunning views, until you reach the volcano lava "Nea Kameni". This volcano is extremely famous for the beautiful caldera, the island is also known for the two small islands of black lava positioned at the centre of the basin of Santorini which are, geographically, the youngest islets in the Eastern Mediterranean. Here you have around an hour to walk up to the crater, which is still active. You will then set sail along the lava rock to reach the hot springs of "Palea Kameni". Here you will stop for around 20 minutes (off shore), giving you time to swim towards the hot springs. The yellow waters contain a large amount of sulfur and are characterized for their therapeutic purposes. Today, Agios Nikolaos which is the small cove in Nea Kameni islet is a true health source. After your swim, you will re-board the boat and sail back to the old port in Fira.

Note:
This tour does not include a guide. You have free time to enjoy the volcano and swim in the hot springs.
You have the option to take a cable car or donkey (additional cost), or walk the 500 steps to reach the old port (up and down).

Duration3 Hours
Day 8

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 9

Sunset Catamaran Dinner Cruise

This afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel in Santorini to Vlihada Marina (in the south of the island) to being the catamaran cruise. The first stop will be at the red beach for swimming, which is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland. Your next stop will be at the white beach for swimming and snorkeling. Snorkeling is ideal for those who would like to explore and get a feel of the underwater world of Santorini. Your evening continues while you sail along Akrotiri and Aspronissi, and reach the hot springs. Here you can swim and enjoy a mud bath. Your cruise this evening includes dinner, which will be served on board. The tour ends at Amoudi Bay, where a mini bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Duration5 Hours
Day 10

Central Santorini to Anhinios Port

Duration30 Minutes

Santorini to Piraeus Ferry

Duration7 Hours

Piraeus Port to Athens Hotels Private

Duration1 Hour

Hera Hotel Athens

Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant boutique hotel, a short walk from the Acropolis and Plaka.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hera Hotel Athens

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    Hera Hotel Athens



    Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant ...

    Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant boutique hotel, a short walk from the Acropolis and Plaka.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lobby
    • Mini Bar
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • TV
    • Wakeup Calls Available

    More Details

Day 11

Athens Hotel to Athens Airport Private

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily from May to October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers and touring as outlined
  • Boat ticket from Piraeus (Athens) to Mykonos Island
  • Boat ticket from Mykonos Island to Santorini Island
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Beverages unless specified
  • All international and domestic airfares & airfare taxes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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