Athens, Cyclades & Floating Monasteries - Superior

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Experience the rich history and culture of Greece. Discover the ancient Acropolis of Athens and its vibrant neighbourhoods. Cross the Aegean Sea to discover the island charms and navigate to the beautiful beaches of Santorini and picturesque Mykonos. Continue to the sanctuary of Delphi and the hilltop monasteries of Kalambaka.

Destinations
  • Europe
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Circuits
  • Beaches
  • Cities

Location: UK/Ireland - Athens

<p>Ready to dive into the wonders of one of the greatest civilisations of all time and walk in the footsteps of the greats, from Socrates to Aristotle? Head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to <strong>Athens *, </strong>the Greek capital. Touch down in <strong>Athens</strong> and transfer to the hotel, in the heart of the city where you can soak up the hustle and bustle of the mega-metropolis. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, explore the vibrant Athenian neighbourhoods and sampling delicious Greek cuisine. Overnight stay in Athens.</p> <p>* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.</p>

Accommodation Name: Polis Grand

Location: Athens

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Day at your leisure in the capital of Greece. We recommend you set off on an optional <strong>sightseeing tour of Athens*</strong>, so you can get to know some of the most fascinating spots in the city. Overnight stay in Athens.</p> <p><strong>* Optional Athens City Tour:</strong> Observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. See the Panathenaic Stadium, continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis, visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts the order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. <strong>Note:</strong> From 01/11/2021 to 31/03/2022 the tour runs every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On April 2021 and 2022 the tour runs only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.</p> <p><em>Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum, the order of the program can be changed.</em></p>

Accommodation Name: Polis Grand

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Athens - Mykonos

<p>Set yourself up for a day of sailing with a delicious <strong>breakfast</strong>, before setting off for the Piraeus Port, where you will take a <strong>ferry to Mykonos</strong>. On arrival, take a shared transfer to get to the hotel. Overnight stay in Mykonos.</p>

Accommodation Name: Aeolos Resort

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Mykonos

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Mykonos, or take an optional Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island &amp; Guided Tour of Delos*, including a fabulous lunch on board. Overnight stay in Mykonos.</p> <p><strong>* Optional Mykonos Cruise:</strong> Make the most of your day by booking a Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island &amp; Guided Tour of Delos including a fabulous lunch on board. Don't miss it! The entrance fee at the archaeological site of Delos is not included (12 &euro; per person to be paid by cash on-site).</p>

Accommodation Name: Aeolos Resort

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Mykonos - Santorini

<p>Enjoy your <strong>breakfast</strong>, before setting off for Mykonos Port to catch a <strong>ferry to Santorini.</strong> One of Greece's most loved islands, Santorini is a beautiful island, known for its blue-roofed houses and sunsets. Arrive in <strong>Santorini</strong> and transfer to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure to explore the town and dine in style. Overnight stay in Santorini.</p>

Accommodation Name: Goulielmos Hotel (Standard Room)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Santorini

<p><strong><strong>Breakfast </strong></strong>at the hotel. Day at your own leisure on the splendid island of Santorini. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Th&iacute;ra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Th&iacute;ra, Thirassi&aacute;, Aspron&iacute;ssi, Palea and Nea Kam&eacute;ni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Known for its pretty white and blue houses, paradises beaches and lively nightlife, Santorini is the perfect place for a laid-back escape. Overnight in Santorini.</p>

Accommodation Name: Goulielmos Hotel (Standard Room)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Santorini - Athens

<p>After an early <strong>breakfast</strong> at the hotel, transfer to <strong>Santorini Port</strong> to catch a <strong>ferry to Athens.</strong> Watch as the island fades slowly into the distance until finally reaching <strong>Athens</strong>. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Athens.</p>

Accommodation Name: Polis Grand

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Athens - Delphi

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Leave for Delphi via <strong>Thebes</strong>, <strong>Levadia</strong> and the picturesque village of <strong>Arachova</strong>, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive in <strong>Delphi</strong> and visit the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios and the Museum. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to discover the place by yourself. <strong>Dinner</strong> at the hotel. Overnight in Delphi.</p>

Accommodation Name: Amalia Delphi

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Delphi - Kalambaka

<p>Enjoy <strong>breakfast</strong> at the hotel. The morning is at your own leisure so you can get to know this picturesque town. Leave Delphi for an interesting trip through Central Greece and the town of Lamia to <strong>Kalambaka</strong>. <strong>Dinner</strong> at the hotel. Overnight stay in Kalambaka.</p>

Accommodation Name: Grand Meteora

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Kalambaka - Athens

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Visit <strong>Meteora</strong>, a particularly impressive scenery, with it ageless Monasteries and priceless historical and religious treasures while you stand suspended between earth and sky, on top of granite rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. Overnight in stay in Athens.</p>

Accommodation Name: Polis Grand

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Athens - UK/Ireland

<p><strong>Breakfast*</strong> at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.</p> <p>* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.</p>

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • -Welcome drink in the hotels in Athens and Mykonos.
  • -Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • Meals
    -10 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
  • -Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
  • -ATOL Protection.
  • -All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • -Ferry transfers: Piraeus - Mykono - Santorini - Piraeus. *
  • -Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • -10 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Deluxe category hotels.
  • -International flights: UK/Ireland - Athens - UK/Ireland.
  • -10 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.

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