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Athens, Paros, Ios and Mykonos

The alternative itinerary discovering the islands known for each beaches and nightlife.

  • DURATION

    12 Days / 11 nights

  • VALID FROM

    April to October

  • PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    Daily

1st day: Athens

After your arrival in Athens our representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to your Hotel in Athens. Enjoy the rest of the day free to have a first impression of the City.

2nd day: Athens – Sightseeing

Athens Sightseeing – In the morning we begin our visit of Athens showing the highlights of the city with a panoramic tour in the center. We will see the Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus and after to the Constitution square called “Syntagma” where the presidential guard, called “Evzonos”, is in front of the Greek parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then we will go to the Panathinaikos stadium that was originally built in 329aC, where the first Olympics of the modern era in 1896 were held. After the drive through the center, we will visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, this magnificent monument built during the Golden age of Pericles at the time of 447BC dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Finally, we will visit the new Acropolis Museum, a building of a modern architecture, with the unique antiquities from the Acropolis.

After the tour, enjoy a free afternoon to explore the center of Athens which lies around Acropolis, passing through Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio with a pleasant atmosphere of the ancient city.

3rd day: Paros

Transfer to the port of Piraeus for the ferry to the Island of Paros. Upon arrival, transfer to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to have a first impression of this island.

4th & 5th day: Paros

Two free days to discover the island of Paros with its beautiful beaches and traditional Cycladic architecture, typical gastronomy and the exciting nightlife of Paros. The island has a wide range of beaches to suit all tastes, for families and young couples or singles, and is known for water sports, especially the “wind surfing”. The capital called “Parikia” is a traditional village with Cycladic architecture with whitewashed houses and blue doors and windows that create a cheerful atmosphere on the island. In many typical restaurants called taverns, you can enjoy traditional cuisine and also the vibrant nightlife that the island offers in the bars around the center. A visit to the main Byzantine church in town called “Panagia Ekatontapiliani” (Our Lady church of 100 doors), which is said to have been founded by Sta. Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great and the medieval castle built almost entirely marble from the wreckage of an ancient temple, will leave them delighted.

6th day: Ios

Transfer from the Hotel to the port to tke the ferry to Ios. Arrival in Ios and transfer to the Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the ay to have a first impression of the island

7th & 8th day: Ios

The island of Ios is known for the beaches and intense nightlife until sunrise, but Ios has much more to offer. Ios is the island of Homer’s mother and has his tomb in the northern part of the island. The center of the island “hora” which is a picturesque Cycladic village and has the characteristic traditional white houses with narrow streets that make it inaccessible for the cars to enter the center. Throughout the day the village is very quiet and at the night, the town is where most of the bars are to enjoy the nightlife on the island. Ios also has wonderful beaches, as Mylopotas that attracts youth tourism and Manganari that was the setting for the movie “Big Blue”.

9th day: Mykonos

Transfer from the Hotel to the port for your ferry to the island of Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover the cosmopolitan town of Mykonos or explore some of the beaches. In the evening enjoy a cocktail at the “little Venice” with fantastic views of the sunset.

10th day: Mykonos

Free day in the island. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this spectacular island, home of the “jet set”. Stroll through the cobblestoned paths of Hora in the day for shopping and at night for the world-famous nightlife, which usually ends at sunrise.

11th day: Mykonos

Free day in the island of Mykonos. Explore the island which has a variety of beaches and beach bars, each with different characteristics. In the afternoon, a walk through the narrow alleys of the center will unveil the charm and uniqueness of the island where you can see the famous windmills formerly used by the inhabitants, typical of the Cycladic architecture. In the evening enjoy a cocktail in one of the numerous bars scattered around the sidewalks of the center “hora” and enjoy the famous night out in the island.

Alternatively visit the island of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites, that are part of history and Greek mythology. Delos was considered in Greek mythology as a holy sanctuary, which is the birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis.

12th day: Athens

Transfer from Hotel to Mykonos airport, and have your flight to Athens and then connect to your onward flight.

 

Included:

  • 2 nights in Athens at your chosen Hotel category
  • 3 nights in Paros at your chosen Hotel category
  • 3 nights in Ios at your chosen Hotel category
  • 3 nights in Mykonos at your chosen Hotel category
  • Daily breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfers, private in Athens and shared in Paros, Ios and Mykonos
  • Orientation meeting with representative on arrival in Athens for a local guidance and assistance in the transfer.
  • City tour in Athens, Acropolis and the museum with official English speaking guide, including entrances.
  • Ferry tickets between Athens – Paros
  • Hydrofoil tickets between Paros – Ios
  • Hydrofoil tickets between Ios – Mykonos
  • Flight from Mykonos – Athens
  • Flight taxes

Excluded:

  • Hotel taxes from € 0,5 up to € 4,0 per room per night, payable directly at the Hotel.
  • Porter fees
  • Tips
  • Optional tours
  • Everything that is not specifically stated on the itinerary and inclusions

Notes

  • Domestic flights have allowance of 1 luggage of maximum 23Kg (50 pounds) per person.