Athens, Mykonos & Floating Monasteries - Santorini

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  • Exoticca

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 and picturesque Mykonos. Continue to the sanctuary of Delphi and the hilltop monasteries of Kalambaka.

Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
International flights: UK/Ireland - Athens - UK/Ireland.
Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
10 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Deluxe category hotels.
Ferry transfers: Piraeus - Santorini - Piraeus. *
All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
ATOL Protection.
Welcome drink in the hotel in Athens.
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Circuits
  • Beaches
  • Cities
Departure Points
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Belfast
  • Glasgow
  • London Heathrow
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester
  • Dublin Airport
Day 1: UK/Ireland - Athens

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 Athens *, the Greek capital. Touch down in Athens 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.

* 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.


Day 2: Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your leisure in the capital of Greece. We recommend you set off on an optional sightseeing tour of Athens*, so you can get to know some of the most fascinating spots in the city. Overnight stay in Athens.

* Optional Athens City Tour: 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 colourful 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.

Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum, the order of the program can be changed.


Day 3: Athens - Santorini

Set yourself up for a day of sailing with a delicious breakfast, before setting off for the Piraeus Port to catch a ferry to Santorini. One of Greece's most loved islands, Santorini is a beautiful island, known for its blue-roofed houses and sunsets. Arrive in Santorini and transfer to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure to explore the town and dine in style. Overnight stay in Santorini.


Day 4: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. First day at your own leisure on the splendid island of Santorini. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Overnight in Santorini.


Day 5: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your leisure. Known for its pretty white and blue houses, paradises beaches and lively nightlife, Santorini is the perfect place for a laid-back escape. Overnight stay in Santorini.


Day 6: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Perhaps you can explore the towns of Fira and Oia, filled with charming cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Santorini.


Day 7: Santorini - Athens

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


Day 8: Athens - Delphi

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


Day 9: Delphi - Kalambaka

Enjoy breakfast 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 Kalambaka. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay in Kalambaka.


Day 10: Kalambaka - Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meteora, 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.


Day 11: Athens - UK/Ireland

Breakfast* 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.

* 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.


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06-Apr-2021 for 11 Nights Birmingham Flight Included View live deal View live deal
06-Apr-2021 for 11 Nights Cardiff Flight Included View live deal View live deal
13-Apr-2021 for 11 Nights Belfast Flight Included View live deal View live deal
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01-Oct-2021 for 11 Nights Manchester Flight Included View live deal View live deal
10-Oct-2021 for 11 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included View live deal View live deal

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