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Athens | Mykonos | Santorini | Ios

Highlights:

  • City tour of Athens, including the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Acropolis
  • See Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896
  • Relax on 3 Greek islands, including the most beautiful island of Santorini
  • Stroll around Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, Mykonos

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Program Code

F-0081

Tour Length

12 Days / 11 Nights

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Day 1: Arrival in Athens
Welcome to Athens! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to explore this fascinating city.

Day 2: Athens
Observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a unique city on your half-day city tour. Visit the city center, including Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Continue to the Presidential Palace and see the famous Evzones (Presidential Guards) in their historic uniforms. Make a brief stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. Then continue to the Acropolis, an architectural masterpiece of the Golden Age of Athens and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The afternoon is yours for exploring the city, with its narrow streets animated with taverns, shops, and ancient monuments. (B)

Day 3: Athens | Mykonos
Transfer to the Port of Piraeus where you will board a ferry to the jet-set island of Mykonos for 2 full days of leisure, on Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. (B)

Day 4: Mykonos
Enjoy strolling in cosmopolitan Mykonos Town with its whitewashed houses. Discover the beautiful narrow streets with traditional shops and restaurants, little Venice with the famous windmills and a number of small chapels around nearly every corner. Or, take one of the many traditional fishing boats to any of the island’s world-famous beaches and soak up the sun! (B)

Optional: Half-day guided visit to the island of Delos, the center of the Cyclades of the ancient world, the island of light, birthplace of Apollon and Artemis, home to the first multicultural civilization and trade.

Day 5: Mykonos
Second day of leisure in Mykonos. (B)

Day 6: Mykonos | Santorini
Transfer to the port for a high-speed ferry to Santorini, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Greek Islands. (B)

Day 7: Santorini
Admire the spectacular caldera, created by the eruption of the island’s volcano in ancient times and the whitewashed houses perched on the edge of Santorini facing the volcano or you may choose to visit one of the islands famous vineyards for a wine tasting. A stroll through the picturesque village of Oia or a visit to the ancient city of Akrotiri, one of the most amazing archeological digs in the world. Make sure to sit back and watch one of the most amazing sunsets anyplace on earth. (B)

Day 8: Santorini
Second day of leisure in Santorini. (B)

Day 9: Santorini | Ios
Transfer to the port for your high-speed ferry to Ios, famous for its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. (B)

Day 10: Ios
Full day at leisure. Golden beaches, charming villages, shops and dining make Ios a perfect island to unwind and let go. The main village, Chora retains the feel of a sleepy Greek village, with winding streets, blue and white buildings and colorful flowers everywhere. In the evening, the village takes on a different feel and becomes the perfect spot for a great night out. (B)

Day 11: Ios | Athens
After breakfast, transfer to the port for a high-speed ferry back to Athens, for a final day in Greece. (B)

Day 12: Depart Athens
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

Hotel:  Athens Electra Hotel or Electra Palace
Hotel. City:  Athens. Number of Nights:
3
Hotel:  Hotel Porto Mykonos or Royal
Mykonian Resort & Villas. City:
Mykonos. Number of Nights: 3
Hotel:  El Greco or Majestic Hotel.
City:  Santorini. Number of Nights: 3
Hotel:  Dionyssos Hotel or Ios Palace
Hotel. City:  Ios. Number of Nights:
2