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Continental Greece with Mykonos and Santorini

The perfect combination of the main continental attractions of Delphi and Meteora with the most famous greek islands.

  • DURATION

    12 Days / 11 Nights

  • VALID FROM

    April to October

  • PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

  • PLACES VISITED

    Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Mykonos and Santorini

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:  Delphi 

In the morning we leave Athens and drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes (infamous due to the tragedy of King Oedipus) Levadia and Arachova to arrive in Delphi. We will visit the archaeological site and museum of Delphi, where we see the Omphalos which was the “navel / center of the universe” and whose fame extended far beyond the borders of Greece, kept in the temple of the wrath Apollo. Inside the museum enjoy some masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the famous athlete Aghias and the Brass Charioteer. The Oracle of Delphi acquired great influence in the world. The predictions of the priestess of Apollo called Pythia, influenced the decisions and had a great impact on the history of the cities of ancient times. Walk the Via Sacra which arrives at the temple of Apollo. After visiting and getting to know this legendary location, we will continue our journey to the town of Kalambaka, an inspiring and impressive destination, to overnight at the hotel.

4th day: Meteora 

Kalambaka is at the foot of this astonishing complex of Meteora, an impressive backdrop of gigantic rocks that appear to be suspended in the air, formed over 60 million years ago. On top of these rocks, the monks who settled after the 12th century, despite being almost inaccessible, built 24 monasteries in the hermit ideal time of the 15th century. Today six of these are kept which enjoy excellent specimens of Byzantine art. Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depart in the afternoon from Kalambaka passing through the plains of Thessaly, Lamia and Thermopylae, where the monument of King Leonidas of Sparta is, and Thiva. Arrival at our final destination Athens late afternoon.

5th day: Athens

Free day in Athens. Start the morning experiencing a typical Greek coffee and explore the ancient and modern city. Walk the streets of the traditional neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio, where modern buildings blend with the old. Experience the spectacular Greek cuisine that is the basis of the Mediterranean diet and follow with a typical greek drink “ouzo” or a good Greek wine and discover the real nightlife that Athens offers.

Enjoy the various optional tours that Athens.

6th 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.

7th 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.

8th 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.

9th day: Santorini

Transfer from the Hotel to the port for the ferry to island of Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free for first impression of the island.

10th day: Santorini 

Free day in the island of Santorini. The island of Santorini is famous for its spectacular views of the Caldera, the typical whitewashed houses with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Around 1600 BC the island was the site of the Minoan eruption, which left a large crater named Caldera and was possibly the cause of the extinction of the Minoan civilization of Crete with a giant tsunami caused by the eruption. Another theory says that this was the origin of the legend of Atlantis.

11th day: Santorini 

Free day in Santorini. Santorini has unique volcanic sand beaches with black or red colors depending on which beach you visit. The afternoon don’t miss the famous sunset seen in the typical village of Oia (pronounced Ia), where the sun seems to sink into the Aegean blue sea.

12th day: Return

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

Included:

  • 4 nights in Athens at your chosen Hotel category
  • 1 night in Kalambaka at your chosen Hotel category
  • 3 nights in Mykonos at your chosen Hotel category
  • 3 nights in Santorini at your chosen Hotel category
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner in Kalambaka
  • Arrival and departure transfers, private in Athens and shared in Mykonos and Santorini
  • 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.
  • Tour of 2 Days in Delphi and Meteora with services of professional English-speaking guide and modern air-conditioned motor coach (Days 3-4)
  • Entrances as per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes
  • 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 – Mykonos
  • Hydrofoil tickets between Mykonos – Santorini
  • Flight from Santorini – 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