ESSENTIAL GREECE ATHENS – MYKONOS – SANTORINI
2 Days Athens, 2 Days Mykonos, 2 Days Santorini
Enjoy beautiful Greece this summer ! Start with the capital, Athens and then discover the beautiful Mykonos and Santorini Islands (cyclades islands).
Athens is a beautiful city filled with history, nice people and amazing atmosphere. 2 days to visit the must see of Athens, the Acropolis, The Parthenon, the Erechthion and all the other wonderful buildings of classical Greece.
Mykonos Island is a grand example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing village bay. Mykonos is often named the jewel of Aegean Islands. Dicover it!
See the glamour and beauty of Santorini Island. Enjoy a stunning sunset in Oia, the place where you cant finish taking pictures. Constant volcanic eruptions have formed its unique shape of the island. Everything about Santorini is magical.
Cyclades islands Greece
The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea in Greece comprises some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels turn a trip to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience.
- 6 Nights’ Accommodation (2 in Athens, 2 in Mykonos & 2 in Santorini) on below mentioned hotels or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Arrival transfer from Athens airport to hotel – Taxi (2 people) or Mini Van (6- 8 people) including English speaking escort (Arabic, Indian on request)
- Half Day Athens sightseeing tour including Entrance fees to the Acropolis Monument & the Acropolis Museum – On seat in coach tours (2 people ) or Private (6- 8 & 15-20 people) with English Speaking Guide (other languages on request)
- Transfer from Athens hotel to the port – Taxi (2 people) – Mini Van (6-8 people)
- Ferry Tickets Economy class (Air Seats) from Piraeus to Mykonos
- Arrival transfer from Mykonos port to Mykonos hotel on seat in coach basis, all group sizes
- Departure transfer from Mykonos hotel to port on seat in coach basis, all group sizes
- Ferry Tickets Economy class (Air Seats) from Mykonos to Santorini
- Arrival transfer from Santorini port to Santorini hotel on seat in coach basis, all group sizes
- Departure Transfer to Santorini airport for your homebound flight via Athens
- Air Tickets
- Tours in Mykonos & Santorini
- Visa Fees /Personal expenses/Porterage/Tips
- Hotel Taxes (paid on the spot)
- Nights transfers supplement (valid from 23:00 to 06:00)
- Any service not mentioned in the included services
Arrival in Athens
Arrival in Athens – Arrival at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
You will be greeted by our Airport Assistant and you will be transferred to your hotel. Free day for you to discover the wonderful Metropolis, contemporary Athens. A little of history : Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, which had been a distinct city prior to ts 5th century BC incorporation with Athens. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. Check in at the hotel. Day free at leisure.
Half Day Athens Sightseeing!
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for theAthens city tour. We‘ ll take you to see the Parliament, a beautiful building in the heart of the City with the Monument of the Unknown Soldier below. Presidential guardsmen in their beautiful traditional costumes, worn during the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821, guard the monument day and night. After that, you will be taken in front of the Presidential residence and you will visit the Panathenian Stadium, or “Kallimarmaron (=good marble)”. It is a beautiful stadium, built of pure white Athenian marble taken from the Μount Penteli, where the first contemporary Olympic Games wereheld in 1896. The temple of Apollo and the Gate of Andrianos are your next sight on the way to the sacred hill of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erechthion and all the other wonderful buildings of classical Greece. After you have finished your visits, famous Plaka awaits! Traditional Athens, delicious traditional food, drinks, shops etc., all for you to enjoy before returning to your hotel. Your day ends early in the afternoon, full of color, memories and beauty! After the end of the tour, return to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure.
Athens to Mykonos!
After our early morning wake up, we depart with our transfer vehicle to the port of Piraeus – the biggest port in Greece – for our ferry departure to the white island of “wings” the cosmopolitan Mykonos. Mykonos is a grand example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishingvillage bay. Totally whitewashed organic cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of haphazard maze of narrow alley ways and streets. The earthen colors of the bare hills which surround the town’s gleaming whiteness is set between the aura of an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea. Its many well-preserved windmills and hundreds of tiny red-roofed churches adds a flavor of culture and custom to the scene, enhanced even further by many museums and the historical ancient site of Delos. Together with being friendly and open people, the locals have a healthy understanding of what it means to have a good time. Put this together with all the island’s other qualities and it is no wonder Mykonos has been often named “the jewel” of the Aegean Sea. Check in & overnight at the hotel.
Mykonos – Half Day Delos (Optional tour)
Today we seize the opportunity to take a trip
back in time with a visit to the sacred island of Delos, a small island situated in the center of the Cyclades, a few miles southwest of Mykonos. One of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, Delos has been recognized as the brightest place in the world and it is here that Leto gave birth to her twins, Apollo, the god of light and Artemis, the goddess of hunting, after she got pregnant by Zeus. The excavations of Delos started in 1873 and are still carried out today by the French School of Archaeology, the members of which are the only inhabitants today, as the whole island has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marble lions, ancient houses with well-preserved mosaics, the temple of Dionysus and the theatre are only a few of the highlights during your visit in Delos. Do not miss the chance to visit the museum, housing important artefacts that were brought to light in Delos over an excavation period of more than 140 years. Before you leave the island, you can relax at the coffee shop and enjoy your refreshment while you admire the unique view and take in the light of Delos. On our guided tour, you depart at 10pm from the old pier in Mykonos Town and you return at 2.30 pm. Overnight at the hotel.
Mykonos to Santorini
Today we have our ferry embarkation from Mykonos to Santorini Port, to which we arrive at noon. Transfer upon arrival from the port to your hotel in Santorini. World renowned for the alluring sunsets and the lunar-like beaches, Santorini is the perfect destination for memorable vacations. Constant volcanic eruptions have formed its unique shape, with the imposing caldera emerging from the Aegean Sea. Everything about Santorini is magical, from the distinctive architecture of the whitewashed houses to the picturesque villages, the friendly neighborhoods and the spectacular vistas from above. An island of incomparable beauty and elegance, Santorini exhales a compelling aura of romance all around. Even in winter, Santorini is an ethereal destination welcoming traveler to explore its beauties. The mild, temperate climate and the majestic landscapes, the effervescent life on the island and the hospitable locals, the multitude of things to do and places to visit, these are all elements adding to the singular character of Santorini. So be it summer or winter, autumn or spring, this is just the place to be for unforgettable holiday experiences surrounded by the eternal blue of the Aegean! Check in at the hotel & overnight.
Santorini – Volcano Full Day Tour (optional tour)
After breakfast we meet our bus and we start the optional tour of the day. From the port of Athinios, we head by caique to the volcano (entrance ticket to the volcano 2.5 euros per person) to see the active crater! Then we swim in the hot waters of Palea Kameni where the water temperature reaches 35oC. Then, sailing above the sub-marine crater, we reach the islet of Thirassia where you can eat, swim and visit the small traditional villages. After Thirassia, we continue to Oia to see the magical sunset. You can stroll around this lovely town and feel its magnificent vibes. After sunset, you head on our bus and we return to our departure point. The tour includes bus transfer from your hotel to the port of Athinios and back.
After check out our transfer will be ready to take us to Santorini airport for your
homebound flight through Athens. Bye Bye Greece !