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Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,879

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$ 2,879

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Day 1

Athens Airport to Athens Hotel Private

Duration1 Hour

Herodion Hotel Athens

Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - the cultural and architectural landmarks that help define Athens, Greece, and its impact on the modern world. It is the only hotel with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few metres from its south entrance. Guests can't help but feel the history, even amid the contemporary style of this elegant Athens hotel.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Herodion Hotel Athens

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    Herodion Hotel Athens



    Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - …

    Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - the cultural and architectural landmarks that help define Athens, Greece, and its impact on the modern world. It is the only hotel with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few metres from its south entrance. Guests can't help but feel the history, even amid the contemporary style of this elegant Athens hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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    Preferred Hotel
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. Your 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

Petinos Hotel

The Hotel Petinos offers direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is by the sea, within minutes of Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach, and Agia Anna Beach. Also nearby are Paranga Beach and Paradise Beach. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a health club and a sauna. Greek and Mediterranean dishes are served at the Blue Myth restaurant, situated right on the beach. Special nights with dancing and singing are organised twice weekly.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Petinos Hotel

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    Petinos Hotel



    The Hotel Petinos offers direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is by the sea, within minutes of Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach, and Agia Anna Beach. Also nearby are Paranga Beach and Paradise Beach. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite …

    The Hotel Petinos offers direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is by the sea, within minutes of Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach, and Agia Anna Beach. Also nearby are Paranga Beach and Paradise Beach. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a health club and a sauna. Greek and Mediterranean dishes are served at the Blue Myth restaurant, situated right on the beach. Special nights with dancing and singing are organised twice weekly.

    Facilities

    • Ironing Board
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Bar
    • Beach Access
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - High Speed
    • Laundry
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Shuttle Service
    • Swimming Pool
    • 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

Athinios Port to Santorini

Duration30 Minutes

The Majestic Hotel

The Majestic Hotel is located in the Fira area and offers free breakfast - just one of the extra touches that make for a comfortable stay at this luxury Santorini hotel. Whether traveling on vacation or for business, make sure to take some time to relax as you will find massage/treatment rooms, spa services, a sauna, a steam room and a Turkish bath/hammam, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay. Don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel as this hotel features 2 outdoor swimming pools. There is also a poolside bar and a bar/lounge so guests can sip a refreshing drink by the pool or indoors. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-in and express check-out. Child-friendly amenities at this hotel include a children's pool and babysitting/childcare.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

The Majestic Hotel

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    The Majestic Hotel



    The Majestic Hotel is located in the Fira area and offers free breakfast - just one of the extra touches that make for a comfortable stay at this luxury Santorini hotel. Whether traveling on vacation or for business, make sure to take some time to …

    The Majestic Hotel is located in the Fira area and offers free breakfast - just one of the extra touches that make for a comfortable stay at this luxury Santorini hotel. Whether traveling on vacation or for business, make sure to take some time to relax as you will find massage/treatment rooms, spa services, a sauna, a steam room and a Turkish bath/hammam, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay. Don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel as this hotel features 2 outdoor swimming pools. There is also a poolside bar and a bar/lounge so guests can sip a refreshing drink by the pool or indoors. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-in and express check-out. Child-friendly amenities at this hotel include a children's pool and babysitting/childcare.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Children's Facility
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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Day 7

Volcano and Hot Springs

Leave the port of Athinios to embark on the traditional boat for your visit of active craters of the volcano on the top of the island of Nea Kameni, in Greek means "new burnt"... where you will stop for about 1 1/2 H.

Then sail to Palea Kameni, "old burnt", where thermal springs provide natural warm-water bathing. While the surrounding water and beaches may be cold, and winds can be daunting. Your stop will be about 30m. Next destination will be Thirassia which is a typical cycladic village with a way of life as it used to be before the invasion of tourism. Tiny houses of various colours give a special character to these small settlements. Is an ideal place to taste some of the traditional plates of Santorini (lunch is not included in the price), to swim or to discover the simple village of Manolios by donkey. Here your stop will be about 1.5 - 2H.

When you arrive in your last destination the assistant will inform you the pick-up point and the time that the buses depart (that depends on the sunset time) . The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. This distance covered or walking the traditional steps on feet (250 steps) or by donkeys. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration. The beauty of Oia is unsurpassed. In fact, it is almost impossible to describe in words. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece. It has inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical. In Oia there are two types of dwellings, the cave houses dug into the volcanic rock on the Caldera cliffs, and the Captains houses. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captains houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.

Duration6 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

Santorini Gems Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Your cruise starts from Vlychada port at 15:15 and then your first stop at the Red Beach for swimming and snorkelling. Your second stop at the White Beach for swimming and for the barbeque onboard, then sail past Aspronisi, Ancient Lighthouse, Akrotiri and Indian Rock. Then third stop at Hot Springs for swimming. The last stop below the picturesque village of Oia to watch the sunset. Your cruise ends at Ammoudi port.

Duration5 Hours
Day 10

Santorini to Athinios Port

Duration30 Minutes

Santorini to Piraeus on Catamaran

Duration5 Hours

Piraeus Port to Athens Hotels Private

Duration1 Hour

Herodion Hotel Athens

Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - the cultural and architectural landmarks that help define Athens, Greece, and its impact on the modern world. It is the only hotel with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few metres from its south entrance. Guests can't help but feel the history, even amid the contemporary style of this elegant Athens hotel.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Herodion Hotel Athens

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    Herodion Hotel Athens



    Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - …

    Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - the cultural and architectural landmarks that help define Athens, Greece, and its impact on the modern world. It is the only hotel with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few metres from its south entrance. Guests can't help but feel the history, even amid the contemporary style of this elegant Athens hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

    More Details

    Preferred Hotel
Day 11

Athens Hotel to Athens Airport Private

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily from May to October
Pricing based on travel: 1 – 30 Jun ’21 & 1 – 30 Sep '21

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. Please quote promo code US 567142 / CA 567141

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