22 Jan Athens – Santorini – Mykonos winter tour – Greece – 7 Nights
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Athens!! You are met at the airport by our friendly representative and transferred to your hotel where there is time to settle in and relax. Athens offers a unique mix, combining rich archaeological sites, plenty places with panoramic view and of course a very vivid contemporary cultural life in the fields of performing arts & visual arts, as well as worldwide known for its entertaining nightlife. Give yourself the chance to enjoy some of these pleasures at your first meeting with the city.
Day 2: Athens
The establishment of Athens as a city dates back to mythological times. Today’s capital is a result of integration of ancient and medieval history into the contemporary era. Ancient Athens monuments can be found all around the city center, side by side with contemporary construction such as buildings, roads and train stations. Our expert guides will help you to explore the treasures of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour.
Beginning from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic games of modern times where held in 1896 and continue with a pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian´s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma) you will be amazed of the rich heritage and how Athens combines the old and the neoclassical in an astonishing way. Your tour will be followed by a visit to Acropolis, the ancient fortified town of Athens, dating back to the Late Bronze Age, the most famous landmark of entire Greece, the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. You will also be impressed by the Parthenon one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Erectheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Your tour will end with the visit to the impressive Acropolis Museum, one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens that houses 4,000 priceless finds from the Acropolis monuments that represent its history and function as the most important religious center of ancient Athens. The afternoon will be free at leisure.
Day 3: Santorini
After breakfast transfer to the port to embark the ferry to Santorini 07:30 – 15:15. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and then you will have the rest of the time to enjoy the stunningly gorgeous Greek isle that it’s rumored in legend to be the lost city of Atlantis. Walk in the paths of Fira, the picturesque capital of Santorini; perched high up on the edge of the Caldera and enjoy the views of the volcano, ocean, white-washed buildings, and blue domed churches. Visit Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli and relax while seeing the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Day 4: Santorini
Day at leisure to enjoy the unique view of the island, the most romantic sunset of the world and the beautiful white-washed houses. You may enjoy your day with an optional island tour. Meet your friendly, English Speaking Escort then hop inside your luxury, air-conditioned vehicle for the tour of the island first stop is Pyrgos. Situated at the highest point of Santorini, the village offers an idyllic snapshot of old-world Greece. Follow your guide along the winding paths — past the sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches — and make your way to the hilltop ruins of a medieval Venetian castle. From here, gaze out over the entire island, soaking up panoramic views all the way to the village of Oia. Continue driving to the highest area of the island Profitis Elias short stop for panoramic pictures. Continue to Oia village passing through villages of Firostefani & Imerovigli. Oia, the quintessential Greek village that’s known for its incredible sunsets. Stroll along the pretty streets with your guide, learning about the village’s history.
Day 5: Santorini – Mykonos
Morning at leisure. At indicated time transfer to airport for your flight to Mykonos via Athens. Arrival in Mykonos transfer to selected hotel. Mykonos is the most famous island in Greece and, with no doubt the most cosmopolitan in Cyclades islands. It has unique beauties with archeological, natural, recreational and traditional facets.
Day 6: Mykonos
Free day in Mykonos. Take the chance to explore every path of the island with the all-white-washed cubic houses with blue windows, charming narrow streets with pebble-stoned pavements and little white chapels with sky-blue cupolas and the famous Windmills. A walk through Chora, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle would be an amazing first meeting with the island.
Day 7: Mykonos – Athens
Morning at leisure. You can visit the Paraportiani Church which is one of the most interesting architectural structures in Greece. An emblematic monument of Mykonos, the Cyclades and Greece, Paraportiani church is responsible for some of the most idyllic pictures ever taken on the island. At mid-day you will be transferred to the port to embark the ferry to Piraeus port (14:15-20:00). Arrival and transfer to your Athens hotel.
Day 8: Athens – Airport
According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Athens airport to get the flight back carrying in your ´luggage´ with the wonderful memories of Greek Attractions.