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ATHENS - MYKONOS - NAXOS – PAROS -SANTORINI - ATHENS

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Price: 885 EUR Per Person
Duration: 11 D - 10 N

Day 1 - ATHENS

Meet and assist at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend to explore this fascinating city, Athens, a magical city. The city with the most glorious history in the world is worshipped by gods and people. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been the birthplace of civilization. It is the city where democracy and most of the wise men of ancient times were born. The most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces.

Optional A Night in Athens Tour.

Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center. On reaching the Acropolis, also known as the Sacred Hill, you will be able to see, admire and photograph it while illuminated. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. {Approx Cost € 70/- per adult & € 48/- per child}

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Evening free or optional Cape Sounion.This afternoon, we take a drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way you will have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, there is some free time to walk at your leisure along the rocky promontory of Sounion. {Approx Cost € 51/- per adult & € 32/- per child}

Overnight: Athens

Meals: None

Day 2 - ATHENS-MYKONOS

Today after breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Athens and transferred to Piraeus port for your ferry embarkation to Mykonos Island. Mykonos sits amidst the Aegean Sea like a unique Jewell handcrafted by time, the Greek sun and an anonymous local craftsman. All that can be said or written about Mykonos would be just too little. For centuries Mykonos existed under the shade of the religious centre of Delos and it had to wait until the 20th century to reach its international status and win a place on the world tourist map. Mykonos, famously called 'the island of the winds' due to the constant wind that blows, is the most popular and cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades and considered as one the most famous islands of the world. The sunlight of Mykonos from its first sunshine of dawn all the way to its last of the sunset is astonishing and supplements an atmosphere of images that seem to have sprung out of a painting. Arrival in Mykonos and transferred at your hotel. Rest of the day is free in order to explore the island.

Overnight: Mykonos

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - MYKONOS

Today, after breakfast the day will be free in order explore the island. Among the cobbled streets, next to the churches, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the delivery of island living, the heavenly beaches and the liveliness of the night, Mykonos still keeps its secrets: The happiest different moments for everyone, here, on the most famous island in the world, each one of us makes each moment UNIQUE. Mykonos retains full beauty through the passage of time, and is and always will be a perfect host to visitors, offering unlimited vacation and great expectations.

Overnight: Mykonos

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - MYKONOS-NAXOS

Today after breakfast you will be transferred at Mykonos Port for your ferry embarkation to Naxos island. Naxos is a  gem of Greece, a happy and delightful jewel shining on the waters of Aegean Sea. Being the biggest and greenest  island in the Cyclades, Naxos is infused with lively villages, proud historical monuments and sandy beaches. Therefore,  there are so many things to do in Naxos, from exploring the characteristic villages to trying out invigorating sports,  Naxos has got you covered.Orkos and Mikri Vigla are among the most beautiful beaches on the island, while the entire western coastline is ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing due to the strong winds that blow there. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the  hotel on shared basis.

Overnight: Naxos

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - NAXOS FREE DAY

Today, after breakfast the day is yours to spend in order to explore beautiful Naxos. Here are 4 things to do,  optionally, in Naxos that you would not want to miss:

Visit Portara: If you are visiting Naxos, a trip to Portara is necessary to soak in the gorgeous view and absorb the vibrant energy. Portara (the great door) is a name that the residents have allocated to a marvellous marble doorway. This monument is a short walk from the Naxos town harbour, standing proudly on a small island.This ramrod landmark, which is 2,500 years old, marks a doorway that “leads nowhere” and was once a temple devoted to the god Apollo. The vivacity of this monument is mostly because of the palpable spiritual energy around it, often described as “magical”…It is not by chance after all that Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif chose the particular place for the video shooting of their new song : Swag Se Swagat …Visit Chora & The Castle: The Chora Castle, a medieval monument, is another essential stop during your visit to Naxos. The interiors of the castle house many astonishing historical monuments such as the Boarding School of Ursulines, School of Commerce founded by Jesuit monks, the KapelaKazatza, a chapel of the Duke, the Catholic Cathedral and the Tower of Krispi or Glezos. You can also pay a visit to the surrounding cute shops, cafes, restaurants, art spaces and museums and walk the winding alleyways. Explore the Beaches: Naxos has an abundance of scenic beaches, perfect for unwinding under the warm rays of sunshine. There are various beaches outlining the alluring island of Naxos, so the diversity of choices always impress visitors. The 3 best beaches in Naxos for sandy toes and sun-kissed skins are: AgiosProkopios, Agia Anna; Palaka. Discover the Mountainous Villages: Naxos is blessed with 41 splendid villages, each of them possessing unique beauty and charm. These villages glow with ancient tradition and spectacular architecture. Here are three of the many villages that are worth paying a visit: Naxos town; Naxos is the main village of the island and should be the main event of your visit. There is plenty to explore in this lovely village, from the authentic structure to beautiful landscape and stroll-worthy waterfront, with countless bars, cafes and restaurants. Halki; this picture-perfect village is in the north of  the island, with Venetian towers and Byzantine churches that exhibit its rich history. Koronos; nested on the northeast  of the island, Koronos is surrounded by an astonishing vineyard valley. Koronos is famous for its tasty wine that is very high in quality. Most parts of the village are built facing a green valley that only adds to its beauty and charm.

Overnight: Naxos

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - NAXOS TO PAROS (Via Ferry)

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up from the Hotel and transfer to the port for your ferry to Paros Islandfamous for the traditional architecture, the lovely beaches and its nightlife. Parikia and Naoussa are the main villages of Paros, where most activities are concentrated, while there are also other seaside tourist settlements around the island. Arrival Paros and transfer to the hotel on shared basis (SIC). If time permits do visit Parikia town.The capital of Paros Island, Parikia Town features the classic blue-and-white houses on cobbled streets that are often seen as the icon of the Greek Islands. The town presents an array of restaurants along the oceanfront as well as active nightlife. Apart from shopping along the narrow streets, you'll find historic sites such as Panagia Ekatontapiliani, or "the Church of 100 Doors" built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great.

Overnight: Paros

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - PAROS (Day Free)

Post breakfast you are free to explore this island on your own.You may want to make a trip to Old Port of Naoussa. Naoussa is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades and, despite the tourism development, this lovely village has manage to keep its authenticity, its traditional character and its charm, with its whitewashed and flowered little houses and its tiny whitewashed churches and chapels, surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow, stone paved streets. The lovely village of Naoussa is built amphitheatrically around a tiny picturesque port where little colourful fishing boats called caiques moor and remains of a Venetian castle can still be seen, creating a unique and enchanting atmosphere.

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Lefkes, Paros (Historical Site) Visit the highest village on the island of Paros, Lefkes, and explore the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses  and Byzantine churches. Home to just 500 permanent residents, this tiny settlement sits on a rocky hill covered with olive and pine groves. Often overlooked by tourists, the village maintains a slow-paced way of life. Be sure to see the community's most important architectural landmark, a Byzantine church made of gleaming white marble. Nearby, you can also stop into a small folk art museum, featuring a display of local tools and traditional clothing.

Overnight: Paros

Meals: Breakfast

 Day 8 - PAROS TO SANTORINI

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up from the Hotel and transfers to the port for your ferry embarkation to  Santorini Island. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold  streaking the sky ... this is Santorini island ... Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing  can quite describe ... the unsurpassed magic of Santorini. This tiny Greek island in the Aegean sea, rich in history & steeped in myth, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster. Once famous for its seafaring captains & thriving trade from Russia towards England, France & Italy, & even further back in time the biblical volcanic catastrophe of 1500 BC, today Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Arrival in Santorini and transferred at your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend in order to explore the island and admire the breathtaking view.

Overnight: Santorini

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - SANTORINI-VOLCANO-HOT SPRINGS-THIRASSIA

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up for a cruise at the caldera and its hot springs. During this tour, you will have the unique chance to visit the active volcano of Santorini, walk on dried lava up to its peak, feel the heat underneath your feet and see the steam of sulphuric gases emerging from the earth bowels. Next, you will sail to the thermal springs where you can dive or step down into the blue waters in order to swim towards the springs (35-36 C). Last you will visit the traditional sister island of Santorini, Thirassia, where you can either swim, go up to the village or simply relax and have something to eat. Return at your hotel.

Overnight: Santorini

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – SANTORINI TO ATHENS

Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to the port to catch the ferry for your embarkation to Athens.Arrival Athens port – pick up and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Athens

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – DEPARTURE ATHENS

Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to Athens airport for your departure flight. Bid Farewell.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDES:

Accommodation:

2 nights’ accommodation in Athens hotel on BB basis. Package rates are based in Standard Room Type (Split on the first and last day)

2 nights’ accommodation in Mykonos on BB basis. Package rates are based in Standard Room Type

2 nights’ accommodation in Naxos hotel on BB basis. Package rates are based in Standard Room Type

2 nights’ accommodation in Paros hotel on BB basis. Package rates are based in Standard Room Type

2 nights’ accommodation in Santorini hotel on BB basis. Package rates are based in Standard Room Type

Meals:

Daily Breakfast (except day 1 – upon arrival)

Transfers:

Private round trip transfers in Athens from airport-hotel-port with private air conditioned taxi

Round trip transfers in Mykonos from port –hotel and v.v. on seat in coach basis

Round trip transfers in Naxos from port –hotel and v.v. on seat in coach basis

Round trip transfers in Paros from port –hotel and v.v. on seat in coach basis

Round trip transfers in Santorini from port –hotel and v.v on seat in coach basis

Normal Ferry ticket – economy class from Athens to Mykonos

Hydrofoil ticket - economy class from Mykonos to Naxos

Normal Ferry ticket – economy class from Naxos to Paros

Normal Ferry ticket – economy class from Paros to Santorini

Normal Ferry ticket – economy class form Santorini to Athens

Sightseeing:

Half-day City tour of Athens with new Acropolis Museum (organized), with English speaking guide +

entrance fees and the transportation from/to hotel (capacity of coach tour 40-50 participants)

Full day volcano tour and hot springs (organized) with transportation from/to meeting point (Food?drinks and 5 € entrance fee to the Volcano are not included) with transportation from/to meeting

point - clients need to go by themselves to the pick-up point for the tour

Details of tours:

Athens City tour (organized) pick up /drop off at the hotel.

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. (Capacity of coach tour 40-50 participants) The expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) 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 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.

DETAILS OF THE TOUR IN SANTORINI

VOLCANO - HOT SPRINGS – THIRASSIA - PORT OF OIA WITH BUS TRANSFER

(duration of tour 11:00 – 18:00)

The bus will pick you up from your village’s meeting point and will drive you to Athinios port for embarkation! Your first destination is Nea Kameni Island, the volcano of Santorini! There you will have the unique experience to climb on the top of the volcano, see and take photos of the active crater and walk on its rims! Next destination is Palia Kameni Island for swimming in the hot springs created by the volcano’s underwater power! The boat sails to your next destination which is Thirasia above the underwater craters! There you can eat in the small traditional taverns, swim in the crystalline waters or even visit the village of Manolas on the top of Thirasia and enjoy the view! Going back to the port of Athinios, the boat stops forshort time at the port of Oia where anyone who wishes can disembark! After Oia, the boat sails to Athinios port for disembarkation where the buses will be waiting for you and you will be dropped off at the starting meeting point! Departure from Athinios Port: 11:00 Return to Athinios Port: 17:30 Pick up Bus Service available from Fira - Imerovigli - Firostefani - Kamari - Perissa to Athinios Port Return Bus Service available from Athinios Port only to Fira- Imerovigli - Firostefani - Kamari – Perissa

Important Notes:

Rates subject to change in case of limited availability during events & exhibitions

*In case a new local city tax is introduced by the Greek Government in 2018, guests will have to pay this directly at the hotel and this tax is NOT included in the package rates (tax rates may vary from 0,50 to 4 Euros on a night basis depending on hotel category).

EXCLUSIONS:

GST will be levied as applicable based on the date of confirmation

Airfare & Taxes

Visa Fees and Travel Insurance

Guaranteed early check in or late check out. This is completely at the discretion of the hotel and we can only put in a request for the same.

City Tax/Tourist Tax (this is to be paid directly at the hotel in EUR)

Any expenses of personal nature

Tips and porterage

Surcharges as applicable due to peak season, surcharge dates, trade fair dates.

Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.

Any services not mentioned in the inclusions list

Drinks including Water during meals / sightseeing tours are not included