Classic tour of Greece in 9 days


If this is your first trip to Greece and If you only have 9 days to spare

then this program provides you with a taste of some of the best

that Greece has to offer.

 

Covering

 Highlights of Athens,  visit the ancient sites and enjoy the local culture and enjoy local tavernas in Plaka.

Visit the ancient site of Delphi, the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle.
Visit glorious cliff-top Monasteries of Meteora

Visit Mykonos Island and enjoy your time on its nice beaches with crystal-clear water, windmills, charming waterfront buildings, stunning archaeological sites and excellent nightlife.

Visit  Santorini Island then  enjoy walking through the streets and admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim...

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano and get lots of photo opportunities.

 


Daily tour program

 

- Day 1 - Arrival in Athens

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.

 

- Day 2 - Athens -

Around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel for your guided tour of Athens.

You will explore Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896).

After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square,
and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

 

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion
and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the

Plaka so you can wander and explore. Overnight in Athens.

- Day 3 - Athens to Delphi then to Meteora Region- (D)

Morning departure from Athens on a scenic drive up North to Delphi

Upon arrival, enjoy a visit to the ancient site of Delphi.

Delphi is the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle.

In this unique hillside ancient city, see the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, plus a stadium and a theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found on these

After lunch, Depart from Delphi for another scenic drive to Kalambaka.

Arrival, check in the hotel, dinner & Overnight in the town of Kalambaka.

- Day 4 - Visiting Meteora then back to Athens-

After breakfast we will continue onto touring the site and visit glorious cliff-top Monasteries of Meteroa.

Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars

With its geografical beauty and monasteries that are built on natural sandstone rock pillars makes Meteora one of the most beautiful area on the mainland of Greece.

After lunch depart from Meteora and enjoy a a scenic drive back to Athens,

On the way will have a short photo stop at the heroic monument of Leonidas king of Sparta in THERMOPYLAE

Arrival in Athens, check into your hotel.

Overinght stay.

 

- Day 5 - Athens to Mykonos

Very early in the morning, we will transfer you from your hotel to Piraeus ferry port, and put you on
a fast ferry to Mykonos Island.  After arrival, we will meet you at the harbor and provide a transfer
to your hotel, after check in the hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.

 

- Day 6 - Free day to Explore Mykonos -

Breakfast provided in the hotel; today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.

Optional tour to Delos is available at your request.

Overnight in Mykonos.

 

- Day 7 - Mykonos to Santorini -

In the morning, we will provide a transfer to Mykonos ferry port for a ferry to Santorini Island. After arrival, you will check in at your hotel.

After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

In the early evening, meet up with your English speaking driver and enjoy 2 hour introductory tour
of the Island.

Enjoy a good panoramic tour of the island from different angles and visit small some of the villages and get a good knowledge of the island from your friendly driver.

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Day 8 - Exploring Santorini -

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have glance on the active parts, lots of amazing photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni ) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

Tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm.  Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Day 9 - Santorini to Athens -

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport and put you on a 50-minute flight to Athens.  Arriving in Athens will mark the end of this program.


Program ends

Total cost:  $_________________

Contact us for price information

 

Includes
* Centrally located superior hotels
* Accommodation in Kalambaka - Meteora

* All ferry port & airport transfers

* Guided tour of Athens ( admissions to the site is included )

* Panoramic driving tour of Santorini with stops

* Boat tour to the Volcano ( in Santorini )

* Admissions to the ancient sites

* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos

* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

* Optional tour to Delos in Mykonos ( 65.00 Euros, advance booking is required)

* Admissions to the Volcano ( 2 Euros, payable on the sights)
* Travel insurance ( assistance available is required)

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements, all arrangements like add more days, include more ancients sites and more island tours.

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