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Head to Greece to uncover the essence of Athens as you visit its ancient Acropolis and soak up the atmosphere of the capital’s vibrant neighborhoods! Next, go island-hopping to discover the paradise beaches of Mykonos and the sublime sunsets of Santorini, two of the most sought-after Greek islands.
DATE ROUTING
DAY 1 Home – Night on Board
DAY 2 Athens
DAY 3 Athens
DAY 4 Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka
DAY 5 Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens
DAY 6 Athens – Mykonos
DAY 7 Mykonos
DAY 8 Mykonos – Santorini
DAY 9 Santorini
DAY 10 Santorini – Athens
DAY 11 Athens – Home

Day 1: Home – Night on board

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. Night on board.

*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

Arrive at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy your first taste of Athens and rest after your flight. Discover Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district where you may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago or enjoy a spot of shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets.

Overnight stay in Athens.

Day 3: Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy an Athens Sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Begin in the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library.

On-route to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and a quick stop at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. During the Acropolis visit witness the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era. Return to your hotel with the remainder of your day at leisure. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At the Athens Acropolis, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Day 4: Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka

Breakfast at the hotel. Today head for Delphi. On-route discover the cities via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site of the 4th-century-B.C. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the beautiful remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Next, depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalambaka.

Please note: At Delphi, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs and steep paths. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Day 5: Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll visit the striking rock formation, Meteora, an incredibly unique scenery with ageless Monasteries protruding from the rocks. These priceless historical and religious treasures stand between sky and earth on the top of the cliffs. An incredible sight to behold. In the afternoon return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see Leonida’s Monument. Arrive in Athens early in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At Meteora, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and you will be required to climb a number of stairs in order to visit the monasteries. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. Modest dress is required to enter the monasteries of Meteora. This includes a long skirt (not trousers) and covered neckline/shoulders for women, and long trousers for men.

Day 6: Athens – Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini*. Upon arrival on the Island of Santorini, transfer to your hotel for check in.

In the afternoon enjoy a transfer to the town of Oia. With its cycladic architecture, famous blue domes and the white washed cave houses overlooking the volcano, it’s the jewel of Santorini. Enjoy free time to wander around the village, take in the stunning surroundings and be amazed by the incredible views and colors of the sunset. Overnight stay in Santorini.

*Please note: You can upgrade your transfer with a high speed ferry for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary.

Day 7: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have the day to discover Santorini at your own pace. Why not relax in one of the cafe’s while you watch the world go by or explore the volcanic surroundings of the island known worldwide as the ‘island of romance’. To make sure you get the most out of your itinerary, why not enjoy one of our recommended optional excursions listed below*. Overnight stay in Santorini.

*Please note: Due to timings, you will only be able to enjoy one of the optional activities listed below, so please pick the one you prefer.

Optional Full Day Santorini Traditional Bus Tour: Walk through the maze-like settlement of Emporio, enjoy free time for lunch at the best-known black sand Perissa Beach. Head up Profitis Ilias Mountain, Santorini’s highest peak, to the hilltop village of Oia. Enter a Greek orthodox chapel and end the day with the magnificent sunset.

Optional Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Island Tour: Cruise around Santorini’s volcanic islands on a traditional Greek boat. First, sail to Nea Kameni lava islet. Enjoy a guided walking tour to the crater of the active volcano. Enjoy the view of Santorini from this spectacular angle. Continue to Palea Kameni and dive into green sulfur thermal waters. Finally, enjoy free time for lunch in Thirassia.

Optional Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise: Sail towards the volcano and its sulfur waters on a traditional Greek boat. First, enjoy a guided walking tour to the crater of Santorini’s volcano. Take in the spectacular sights of the islands from above. Next, dive into the Aegean Sea, swim near the shores to find the volcanic sulfur waters to experience bathing in its warm therapeutic mud. As the sun sets over Oia, enjoy dinner and wine aboard the ship with the breathtaking views in the backdrop.

Optional Santorini Sunset Wine Tour: Learn about the island’s unique climate and volcanic soil at Gavalas Winery. Explore the beverage’s local history at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and admire the epic sunset. Continue with a private session of tasting at a winery by the sea. End your tour at the best place to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as you watch the sun dip into the sea.

Day 8: Santorini – Mykonos

Enjoy your early morning breakfast*, and at indicated time transfer to the port to catch your ferry to Mykonos**. This beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea is best known for its beaches and lively atmosphere.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in.

The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy at your leisure and discover the island. We recommend a stroll around the capital town of Hora, a Cycladic maze brimming with trendy bars and restaurants. Overnight stay in Mykonos.

*Please note: You may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast this morning due to the early departure time of the ferry to Mykonos.

**Please note: You can upgrade your transfer with a high speed ferry for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary.

Day 9: Mykonos

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at your leisure and discover the magical island of Mykonos at your own pace. Why not do some sightseeing, explore the towns’ winding narrow streets, visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island, or enjoy a drink in Little Venice. We recommend an exciting excursion to the mythical island of Delos*.  Overnight stay in Mykonos.

Optional Tour of Delos: A well-rounded tour of this beautiful and historically important island. Having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 b.C. Delos has kept many treasures from these times. Agora, an ancient marketplace, the famous terrace of the Naxos lions, the holy lake, the ancient living quarter and theater that will transport you to daily life back then. Visit and learn about The houses of Dionysos, Kleopatra, the Trident, the Masks and the Dolphins with their mosaics, all fantastic art experiences not to be missed.

Day 10: Mykonos – Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the port to catch your ferry to Athens*. Overnight stay in Athens.

*Please note: You can upgrade your transfer with a high speed ferry for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary.

Day 11: Athens – Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. * After an unforgettable journey through Greece’s ancient sites and idyllic islands, it’s time to bring your trip to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US**.

*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.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US today.

Santorini El Greco Resort & Spa

Fira 84 700 Fira (Santorini)

+30 2286 024946

Mykonos Pelican Bay Hotel Mykonos

Main Street, Platys Gialos 84 600 Greece

(+30) 22890 26620

(+30) 22890 26438

Kalambaka Amalia Hotel Kalambaka

42200 Theopetra, Kalambaka, Greece

+30 2432072216

Athens Polis Grand Hotel

19, October 28th str & 10 Veranzerou Str. Athens Attica 104 32, Greece

(+30) 210-52.43.156-9

Day 3 Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour (Included)

Discover the sights of both modern and ancient Athens including Consitution Square, the Athens Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis Museum. Entrance fees (approx. 30 euros per person) to be paid at destination.

What’s included: The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum Not included: Meals and any other service not mentioned above

*Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved. A hat & sunscreen cream is recommended for UV protection. Not available on the 16th and 17th April, 1st May and 31st October.

 

Day 4 Visit to Delphi Archeological Site    (Included)

Head to Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival, visit the archaeological site, home to the Temple of Apollo and the Treasury of the Athenians.

What’s included: Transfer, Professional Guide & Visit to Delphi Archeological Site. Not included: Visit the Museum in Delphi is not included. Meals, tips and any other service not mentioned.

*Pick up time will be reconfirmed upon arrival to the destination. Walking shoes are recommended  as moderate walking  is involved.

 

Day 5 Meteora Monasteries (Inlcuded)

Established between the 12th and 16th centuries, visit up to two of these ancient sites and enjoy the amazing views across the Plain of Thessaly. Approx. 3 euros per person entrance fee to be paid at each monastery.

What’s included: Transfer, Professional Guide & Meteora Monasteries tour Not included: Approx. 3 euros per person entrance fee to be paid at each monastery. Meals, tips and any other service not mentioned

*Pick up time will be reconfirmed onsite. For the visit of the Monastery ladies will need to wear a skirt and gentlemen long trousers. Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved.

 

Day 6 Afternoon Vist to Oia Village (included)

Enjoy free time to discover the picturesque village of Oia and witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Relish the beauty of the village’s architecture, its famous blue domes and white-washed cave houses.

 

Day 7 Full Day Santorini Traditional Bus Tour (Optional, $78/person)

Explore the island of Santorini in a day on a Bus Tour. Learn about the history of the island, admire the architecture of its traditional villages, encounter the volcanic beaches and experience Oia’s incredible sunset!

* This tour is not suitable for babies, children under the age of 5 and people with reduced mobility or physical limitations as it requires a certain amount of walking with some sites only accessible on foot. Not wheelchair/stroller accessible.

 

Day 7 Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Island Tour (Optional, $60/person)

Cruise to the volcanic islands of Santorini’s caldera region. Swim in hot springs, admire views from an active volcano and explore the typical village of Thirassia.

 

Day 7 Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise (Optional, $112/person)

Incredible sunset boat tour to encounter the most exciting places by sea. The Santorini volcano, Palia Kameni hot springs, sailing over underwater craters and viewing the sunset across from Oia.

 

Day 7 Santorini Sunset Wine Tour (Optional)

Enjoy the island’s select viniculture. Take an exclusive tour of two local wineries, taste around eight varieties of wine, before relaxing to watch the sunset, from the best viewpoint in Oia.

 

Day 9 Delos Island Tour (Optional, $119/person)

A well-rounded tour of this beautiful and historically important island. Discover the story of the ‘Island of Light’ and visit its main attractions.

Thinking about staying longer after the trip? You definitely can!

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US and Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Greece.

The price includes

  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US – Athens – US.
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in Charm category hotels.
  • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Regular Speed Ferries Athens – Santorini – Mykonos – Athens on economy class.*
  • Athens & Acropolis tour. Escorted tour to Delphi Archeological Site & Meteora Monasteries. Visit Oia Village at Sunset.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes*, tips, High-speed ferries** and any other services not mentioned in what’s included.

*A number of Greek cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel (Aprox. 3-4€ per room per night). City taxes must be paid in cash directly to the hotels.

**You will have the possibility to add the high speed ferry to your package for an additional cost.

11 Days

Greece in 11 Days

From: USD $1,999 

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2-20
English

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* Other dates are available on request.

* You may depart from any US major airport, please contact us for details.

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