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Destination

Greece

Duration

9 Days

Price

On Request

Dive into the depths of Greek culture on this Travelous private journey, where ancient monuments, turquoise seas, dizzying smells and stunning landscapes await you at every turn. Follow in the footsteps of fearless leaders as you visit the stunning Acropolis in glorious Athens-the cradle of civilization. Take in the absolute beauty of the Doric columns, gracefully displaying the Golden Age of Pericles before retreating from the bustle of the city. Discover the exquisite beaches of Mykonos, lapping the golden shores and creating a perfect setting for relaxation by day and fun by night! Explore the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo at Delos and then make your way to Santorini, the Black Pearl of the Aegean Sea. Stroll through the winding streets of Fira and experience the island’s famous cuisine and savory delicacies as the sun casts its fiery rays over the glittering sea. More than a captivating tour, this is a trip of a lifetime!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Athens
  • Airport Assistance & Transfer
Royal Olympic - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Athens
  • 1/2 day Athens City Tour w/ New Acropolis Museum (Lunch Included)
Royal Olympic - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Athens - Mykonos - Platys Gialos
  • Port Transfer (Depart)
  • Athens-Mykonos (Ferry)
  • Port Transfer (Arrival)
Palladium Boutique Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Platys Gialos - Mykonos
  • 1/2 day tour of Delos
Palladium Boutique Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Platys Gialos - Mykonos
  • Day at Leisure
Palladium Boutique Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Mykonos - Santorini - Fira
  • Port Transfer (Depart)
  • Mykonos-Santorini (Ferry)
  • Port Transfer (Arrival)
El Greco - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Fira - Santorini
  • Volcano, Hot Springs & Thirassia (Lunch Included)
El Greco - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Fira - Santorini
  • Day at Leisure
El Greco - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Santorini
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Flight: Santorini-Athens

Day 1
Athens

Welcome to Athens International Airport (also Eleftherios Venizelos). A Travelous representative awaits your arrival at passenger pick up holding a sign with your name printed on it. Private transfer provided by English speaking driver to your hotel.

Royal Olympic Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 2
Athens

After breakfast, meet with your private certified Travelous tour guide and embark on your panoramic tour of Athens; the capital of Greece and the birthplace of Democracy and Philosophy. Pass by the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Parliament, Tomb of Unknown Soldier guarded by Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Academy, the University and the National library. On the way to Acropolis pass by Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and stop at Panathenian Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Continue to Acropolis (Ancient City). and admire the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in mind". Continue with a private tour of the new Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building housing the most important statues from Acropolis and admire the wonders of the classical era (Mondays closed). After your City Tour, you will enjoy lunch in Plaka area leaving you the afternoon to explore the Ancient market before returning to your hotel.

Royal Olympic Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 3
Athens - Mykonos - Platys Gialos

This morning you will have an early transfer in private vehicle to the port of Piraeus, to embark on your cruise to the Greek Islands.

Ferry boat from Athens to Mykonos. Duration approximately 4 hours.

Welcome to the island of Mykonos. Your Travelous representative will be waiting for you at the port upon disembarkation from the boat holding a sign with your name printed on it . Transfer in private vehicle provided to your hotel.

Palladium Boutique Hotel - Deluxe Sea View

Day 4
Platys Gialos - Mykonos

Early morning pick up from your hotel and transfer in private vehicle with your certified English-speaking Travelous tour guide, towards the Old Port of Mykonos Town from where the local ferries depart for Delos (30 mins).

Delos, an islet of the Aegean, now uninhabited, is one of the most important archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and is known as the legendary birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis. Remains of Temples and residences on Delos are dating back from the Neolithic to the Roman periods. The tour includes amongst others, a visit of the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old city and the Theater and a walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the Museum of Delos, visitors have the chance to admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as items of everyday use. Return back to Mykonos Town with private transfer to your hotel.

Palladium Boutique Hotel - Deluxe Sea View

Day 5
Platys Gialos - Mykonos

Enjoy your day at leisure on Magical Mykonos; the beloved Island of the international "Jet-Setters" with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels, the wonderful sandy beaches, shops, galleries and the incredible night life. Explore the towns winding narrow streets, visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island, or enjoy a drink in little Venice.

Palladium Boutique Hotel - Deluxe Sea View

Day 6
Mykonos - Santorini - Fira

Transfer in private vehicle from your hotel to the port of Mykonos for your departure.

Ferry boat from Mykonos to Santorini. Duration approximately 3 hours.

Welcome to the island of Santorini. Known as the Black Pearl of the Aegean Sea, its volcanic land offers a great variety of natural products that will amaze you with its flavours and tastes. Your Travelous representative will be waiting for you at the port upon disembarkation from the boat holding a sign with your name printed on it . Transfer in private vehicle provided to your hotel.

El Greco Hotel - Standard Room

Day 7
Fira - Santorini

Get ready for an exciting day of exploring Santorini! Transfer from your hotel to the Athinios port, where you will embark on your private day tour on a traditional boat. Accompanied by your certified English speaking guide, your first stop is the Isle of Nea Kameni for the Volcano tour. Here you have the opportunity to climb up to the crater taking approximately 1.5 hours. Next the boat stops at Palaia Kameni where you can enjoy a short swim to the Hot Springs, which are many believe to have healing powers. In the afternoon, its off to Thirassia Island, where you have free time to explore the island, swim and have lunch. Finally, the boat sails along the coast and returnimg to the port of Athinios, where transfer is provided back to your hotel.

El Greco Hotel - Standard Room

Day 8
Fira - Santorini

Free day at leisure on the breathtaking island of Santorini. Admire the town of Fira's white washed houses, narrow streets, and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff accessible by cable car or Donkey.

El Greco Hotel - Standard Room

 

Day 9
Santorini

Transfer in private vehicle from your hotel to Santorini Airport for departure.

Flight from Santorini to Athens. Duration 45 mins.

Welcome to Greece, the inspiration of poets and the birthplace of philosophers, boasting natural splendor and architectural grandeur. This is the land of epic odysseys, rich mythology, legendary battles and undefeated leaders. Vibrant in culture and rich in history, Greece has offered keen travelers the unique opportunity to experience a lost empire and interact with a passionate people that had proudly welcomed visitors for thousands of years! Journey into antiquity, taking in the magnificence of whitewashed villages set against a backdrop of deep turquoise waters. From exploring ancient ruins to luxurious indulgence, from walking in the footsteps of saints to savoring an absolutely mouth watering cuisine, Greece truly has it all!

Royal Olympic Hotel

Welcome to the Royal Olympic Hotel. A five star property in the center of Athens, the hotel lays just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden, underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes walk to the new Acropolis Museum. Completely renovated in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an art hotel, very elegantly decorated and more importantly, very well looked after in every detail.

Spacious, quiet and very elegant. A nice mixture of marbles and very fine fabrics in beautiful colours.

Palladium Boutique Hotel

The Palladium Hotel Mykonos, is a supremely elegant, 5 star boutique hotel with an outstanding reputation for its excellent service and immaculate accommodation. Occupying a prime setting on a gentle hill above the beaches at Psarrou (200 meters) and Platy Gialos (350 meters), the Palladium is a very special place where elegance perfectly combines with top-quality service.

Newly renovated throughout with the highest quality furnishings and decor, the Deluxe Sea view rooms are a perfect choice of accommodation for romantic couples or honeymooners. The extremely elegant rooms comprise of a comfortable queen-size bed, charming bedroom furniture, over-sized marble bathroom, soft lightning and ornate mirrors and fixtures. All the Sea view rooms have large balconies with bamboo tables and chairs where guests can sit and take in the stunning views of the surrounding scenery including the lovely Platys Gialos Beach and the Aegean Sea.

El Greco Hotel

The El Greco resort hotel in Santorini, combines simplicity with beauty and promises to make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. El Greco resort hotel provides new standards of luxury accommodation on its guests and is one of the most prestigious Santorini resort hotels in Fira and the whole island of Santorini. Find yourself with your friends or your family in a beautiful resort hotel in the heart of the island of Santorini. El Greco resort hotel is located minutes away from the island"s magnificent capital of Fira; a vibrant place full of life and excitement.

Standard rooms are of simple, traditional decor and include air-conditioning, mini fridge, direct dial telephone, satellite-TV, private safety deposit box, hairdryer, marble bathroom, and private balcony or terrace.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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