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Greek Isles Experience with Athens

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Witness some of the most historic temples and ruins from Ancient Greece including the site of the first modern Olympic Games, the Temple of Zeus and the Parthenon.
  • Visit the famous party island of Mykonos, offering amazing beaches, beautiful nature, picturesque villages, delicious Greek food and a chic lifestyle.
  • Sail along the coast of Mykonos to the island of Delos to explore the UNIESCO site before enjoying some time snorkeling the gorgeous waters.
  • Appreciate the stunning scenery of Santorini with its iconic whitewashed buildings adorned with blue accents that gleam in the beautiful sunsets.
  • Taste delicious Greek food paired with local wines while dining at a private bay within the Santorini Caldera, only accessible by yacht.
  • Take in the tangerine sunsets over the Greek isles while sailing the stunning waters after a day of exploring the nearby red and white sand beaches.
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Tour Overview

Take in the essential must-sees of Greece with a Greek Isles Experience with Athens tour, exploring the historic city of ancient Greece and island hopping through some of the country’s most famed beach destinations.

The tour begins with an introduction to Greece and its everlasting history as one of the most important civilizations in the western world. Travelers will take a step back in time with a visit to the Pan-Athenian Stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held before visiting the nearby temple of Zeus. The tour of Athens is wrapped up with a visit to the Acropolis to take in the iconic Parthenon, an ancient temple devoted to the Greek goddess and patron of Athens, Athena.

Travelers will then jet off to the sensational Island of Mykonos aboard a private speed boat. While in Mykonos, visitors set sail along its idyllic coast for a day of sailing, exploring the nearby islands, snorkeling the azure waters, and enjoying rich Greek flavors with an onboard bbq. The next day takes travelers to the famous island of Santorini. The final day is celebrated with a sunset cruise, visiting the nearby hot springs, and making several stops to swim and snorkel before dinner at a private bay for a delicious meal paired with local wines.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Greece

Overnight international flight to the capital of Greece, Athens.

Overnight international flight to the capital of Greece, Athens.

Day
2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival to Athens, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. It had many fine buildings and was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and warfare.

Tonight, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at Kuzina located on the pedestrian street of Adrianou (approx. 10-minute walk from your hotel). Kuzina has a wonderful terrace with exceptional views to the enlightened Parthenon and Attalos arcade. Experience a Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch.
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Day
3

Athens City Tour with Visit to Acropolis & the New Acropolis Museum

Drive past the neo-classical buildings of the Academy, the University, and the National Library, and on to Omonia Square before moving on to Syntagma or "Constitution Square" (the heart of central Athens). Opposite is the Parliament building where the National Guards (Evzones) in their colorful uniform skirts and pompom shoes guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

See the Pan-Athenian Stadium, the all-white marble stadium where history was made as the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Nearby, the Temple of Zeus is separated from modern Athens by the tall stone structure Hadrian's Arch. Also view the Pnyx (the meeting place for the Assembly of the ancient city of Athens), the Theseum and the Agora with the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. Then, on to the Acropolis, at the base of which stand the ancient theatres of Dionysos, and the still used Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Opposite is Philopapos Hill offering a magnificent panoramic view of Athens. The highlight is the visit to the Acropolis.

This comprehensive visit will reveal to you the splendor and timeless beauty of the Parthenon as well as its other monuments including the Propylaea, the Temple of Wingless victory, and the Erectheum.

The tour then ends with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum which holds more than 4,000 ancient works, including some of the best surviving classical sculptures that once adorned the Acropolis. The new facility, 21,000 square meters (226,000 square feet) of glass and concrete, was designed by the New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi. The new Acropolis Museum is one of the largest in Europe and houses the archaeological findings related to the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon. ...read less

Day
4

Speed Boat to Mykonos

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Paraeus port to board a speed boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival to Mykonos, transfer to your hotel.

Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere and is very famous for its great nightlife. Mykonos also offers amazing beaches and beautiful nature, picturesque villages, delicious Greek food and a chic lifestyle.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Paraeus port to board a speed boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival to Mykonos, transfer to your hotel.

Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere and is very famous for its great nightlife. Mykonos also offers amazing beaches and beautiful nature, picturesque villages, delicious Greek food and a chic lifestyle.

Day
5

Semi-Private Full Day Mykonos Sailing Tour

Enjoy a full day of yachting onboard a traditional motor sailor starting from Agios Ioannis bay (always weather dependent). We first depart to the island of Delos, an UNESCO world heritage monument, where we remain for 90 minutes to solely explore the island or be part of a guided tour. For those who prefer to stay onboard, we will sail a couple hundred feet from the shore, where you will be able to treat yourselves with free soft drinks and bottled mineral water while you sunbathe and swim just a couple of hundred feet from the shore.

Then, we set sail for the nearby islet of Rhenia, accessible only via a yacht, therefore making it a small quiet exclusive paradise compared to busy Mykonos. For those who love to see what's lying on the seabed, you can ask from our crew for your free snorkeling gear. BBQ lunch follows with pork, chicken skewers, salmon or grilled shrimps, depending on what we found fresher this morning. Try out unique dips like tzatziki, humus and experience the original Greek salad ending with a choice of seasonal fruits. A good food feast in Greece is escorted by white or rose wine. In the afternoon, we will go back to Mykonos town, arriving late in the afternoon. Disembarkation and transfer back to your hotel. ...read less

Day
6

Speed Boat to Santorini

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Mykonos port to board a speed boat to Santorini. Upon arrival to Santorini, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. Santorini is instantly recognizable for its whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings adorned with blue accents, steep cliffs and tangerine sunsets that light up the sky and sea.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Mykonos port to board a speed boat to Santorini. Upon arrival to Santorini, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. Santorini is instantly recognizable for its whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings adorned with blue accents, steep cliffs and tangerine sunsets that light up the sky and sea.

Day
7

Semi-Private Santorini Sunset Sailing Tour

Today, you will enjoy sailing in the Caldera, visiting the hot springs and a private bay where dinner is prepared and served. You will see the Red & White Beaches, the Indian Head mountain and the Old Venetian Lighthouse with at least 2-3 stops for swimming and snorkeling. A delicious steak and seafood BBQ, beer, wine and sodas are included as well as round trip transfers. Masks and snorkels are provided.

Today, you will enjoy sailing in the Caldera, visiting the hot springs and a private bay where dinner is prepared and served. You will see the Red & White Beaches, the Indian Head mountain and the Old Venetian Lighthouse with at least 2-3 stops for swimming and snorkeling. A delicious steak and seafood BBQ, beer, wine and sodas are included as well as round trip transfers. Masks and snorkels are provided.

Day
8

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Athens, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Places You'll See

  • Athens

    Serving as the capital of Greece today, the ancient city was once the heart of the ancient Greece Empire and the birthplace of western civilization. Today, the city is still largely dominated by classical Greek landmarks dating as far back as the 5th century BC. This includes the hilltop citadel of Acropolis that hosts ancient buildings and temples such as the Parthenon, devoted to the goddess of wisdom and patron of the city, Athena.  Aside from the fascinating historic landmarks, visitors will also enjoy the local cafes, museums and the nearby beaches of Attica.

  • Mykonos

    This small island in the middle of the Aegean Sea is famed as a lively, cosmopolitan party destination. Partygoers, celebrities and world-renowned DJs flock to the island for a good time of dancing to the rhythmic thumping music from dawn to dusk while enjoying the stunning beaches during the day. Though known for its party life, Mykonos provides the perfect escape for relaxation, iconic Greek island sites, ancient Greek ruins, and delicious food.

  • Santorini

    Located in the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, the volcanic island of Santorini is one of the most sought out destinations of the Greek islands. Visitors flock to the ‘grammable’ cliffside cities of Oia, Fira, and Pyrgos and others to take in the iconic seaside views with charming, whitewashed buildings, Cycladic churches, and windmills. Honeymooners will enjoy the romantic atmosphere while lounging on the colorful sand beaches, some clothing optional. From beach lounging and enjoying sunset drinks, to hiking the island for views of the volcano and ancient ruins, Santorini has much to offer.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Athens : Herodion Hotel

Mykonos : Vencia Hotel

Santorini : Cliff Side Suites

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Traveled March, 2017

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Traveled October 2019

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Traveled February, 2017

Attention to detail

Thank you for the thoughtful fruit plate that was awaiting us here at the Hotel Belmar. What a treat. Everything is going well, and we are having a great time. We appreciate the attention to detail by you and your colleagues in preparing and implementing such a nifty itinerary.

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