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ATHENS and the CYCLADIC ISLANDS (Tailor...

  • ATHENS and the CYCLADIC ISLANDS (Tailor Made): The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece ; and an administrative prefecture of Greece . The name refers to the islands “around” the sacred island of Delos.
  • ATHENS and the CYCLADIC ISLANDS (Tailor Made): The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece ; and an administrative prefecture of Greece . The name refers to the islands “around” the sacred island of Delos.
  • ATHENS and the CYCLADIC ISLANDS (Tailor Made): The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece ; and an administrative prefecture of Greece . The name refers to the islands “around” the sacred island of Delos.
  • ATHENS and the CYCLADIC ISLANDS (Tailor Made): The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece ; and an administrative prefecture of Greece . The name refers to the islands “around” the sacred island of Delos.
The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece ; and an administrative prefecture of Greece . The name refers to the islands “around” the sacred island of Delos.

The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece ; and an administrative prefecture of Greece . The name refers to the islands “around” the sacred island of Delos.

The Cyclades comprise about 220 islands, the major ones being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios , Kéa, Kimolos, Kythmos, Milos , Mykonos , Naxos , Paros , Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Sire, Tinos and Santorini . Most of the smaller islands are uninhabited.

Ermoupolis, on Síros, is the chief town and administrative center of the prefecture. The islands are peaks of a submerged mountainous terrain, with the exception of two volcanic islands, Milos and Santorini (Thera).

The climate is generally dry and mild, but with the exception of Naxos the soil is not very fertile. Agricultural produce includes wine, fruit, wheat, olive oil and tobacco.


TOUR PLAN

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1.

Days
Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Athens alone is worth a trip to Greece.

The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the National Museum, the Plaka area, the Syndagma (Constitution) Square alone are worth to go to Athens.

Athens, capital of modern Greece, at its foundation in 3000 B.C. was a small fortified village at the top of the Acropole. It owes its name to the Goddess Athena who won a fight against Poseidon.

Athens, today, counts about 4 million inhabitants. To discover the city, wandering in through the tiny streets and the popular areas are incomparable: bazaars, gardens, Byzantine churches and magnificent ruins remind the turbulent past and dynamical present of Athens.

Overnight in Athens


2.

Days
santorini 2 click here for the tour programme

Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum:

From Tuesday to Sunday, all year round - Dep: 08:30 - Ret: 13:30

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided halfday tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.

At the end of the tour, transfer to the airport and flight to Santorini.

Transfer to your hotel for overnight.

3.

Days
santorini 3 click here for the tour programme

Santorini is understandably considered the most romantic of the Greek islands and seduces romantics old and new.

With the Oia sunsets, whitewashed villages, pretty blue domed churches, welcoming locals and views to die for you cannot but fail to fall in love with Santorini.

Santorini has so much to offer – whether you are a first time visitor or have visited many of the Greek Islands over many years – you won't be disappointed with Santorini.

Sexy Santorini Beaches

Topless bathing is commonplace in Santorini. The Red Beach, the Perissa and Kamari beaches are among the most popular in Santorini. Yet don't venture on the red hot volcanic sands without your flip flops! The black sand is so hot!

Spooky Santorini

Folklore tales unfold the spooky revelations that Santorini is the ancient burial ground to Vrykolakes (vampires). These earthbound supernatural beings were purported to spread evil during both day and night. For some reason the islanders were said to be particularly expert at dealing with these vampires and burying them so they could roam no more. Santorini became known as the "Island of the Vampires" and surrounding Greek Islanders would bring remains of suspected vampires to the island for proper and permanent disposal. Santorini and other Greek Islands have many superstitions and folklore traditions that still find their place in modern day Greece.

Saintly Santorini : 

Santorini and beautiful white washed blue domed churches are synonymous with each other. With over 250 Santorini churches on the tiny Greek Island you cannot turn round without viewing yet another pretty little church just waiting to be photographed. As with other Greek Islands and mainland Greece the Church plays a significant role in the lives of the Greek people. The Greek Orthodox Church dominates the many cultural traditions, rituals and festivals that impact upon the daily lives of the Greeks.

Overnight in Santorini.

4.

Days
Paros or Naxos 4 click here for the tour programme

Depending on the available ferry schedules, we will leave Santorini for either Paros or Naxos where we will enjoy our time walking along the coast.

If you go for Paros, the addictive island :

Paros is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades with approx. 120 km coastline, situated about halfway between Athens and Santorini. Already in ancient history Paros was famous for its semi-transparent marble, which is still quarried today. Parikia, the capital, is one of the main harbors of the Cyclades with frequent connections to almost all other islands.

Paros Island has a lot to offer its visitors! Whether you prefer a quiet, peaceful holiday enjoying the beautiful nature and traditional Greek atmosphere, beautiful sandy beaches, an active or educational one, or you would just like to party, you'll definitely find what you are looking for!

The typical countryside with its gentle, terraced hills and magnificent rock formations, endless vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees is overwhelming. In the spring, the island is completely green, with flowers growing everywhere! There is a large number of attractive villages in the traditional Cycladic style. Their glowing white houses along labyrinth like streets, decorated with arches, pretty balconies, Greek pottery, bright flowers and fragrant herbs will make you wander around and get lost, discovering one postcard theme after the other.

Overnight in Paros or Naxos

5.

Days
Paros or Naxos 5 click here for the tour programme

But if you prefer Naxos…

The island of Naxos is the largest island in Cyclades and by far the most fertile among them.

It is located in the center of the Cyclades and tourism has only recently developed. Its innumerous sandy beaches scattered around the entire territory of the island which make it an ideal holiday island for nature lovers as well as families who seek a quiet and beautiful place for their vacation. More than 64 villages, most of which are mountainous, cover its slopes. They are well known for their excellent cool climate and their unsurpassed local cuisine.

The mountainous interior will surprise you and so will its resemblance to the island of Crete.

Overnight in Paros or Naxos.

6.

Days
Mykonos 6 click here for the tour programme

Transfer to the port and ferry to Mykonos.

Mykonos :

This island, part of the Cyclades, lyes between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 km2 (33sm) and counts 9,500 inhabitants most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, which lies on the west coast. The town is also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, following the common practice in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town). Tourism is a major industry.

Upon arrival in Mykonos, transfer to your hotel. Free time and overnight.

7.

Days
Mykonos or Athens 7 click here for the tour programme

Explore Mykonos…

Organized Island Tour :

Depending the day of the week : 09:30-13:30 or 16:30-20:30

Explore Mykonos, the most known of the Greek islands and one of the world's most popular holiday resorts, with the blue sky, the beautiful whitewashed organic cube-like houses. Start with a walking tour in the morning and walk around the narrow white-washed streets of Mykonos Town. You will have many chances to take photographs, as in the morning the town is very quiet. You will see the lovely churches, the charming shops, Little Venice, the Windmills and Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. After this we are exploring the island with a bus, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner island's landscape. We see fishermen and their wooden boats (kaikis), small private chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style. In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, an idyllic place 6 km from town, where the guests have enough free time to stroll around the traditional square and visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century. Next stop is Kalafatis beach were there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the town and neighboring islands.

Guided Tours to Delos Island :

Daily (except Mondays) : 10:00-13:30

A half-day trip, including the services of a professional guide, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, a famous political and religious center of ancient world. The whole territory of deserted Delos in one of the most important archeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city & amphitheatre and then, walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items used in every day life.

Delian Sunset Cruise :

Only on Sundays : 18:00-20:00

Enjoy the beautiful sunset and the magic of Aegean Sea. Meeting time at the Ornos Bus station at 18.100, departure at 18:30 with the traditional Greek Kaiki. The route takes us to Delos with a view to the ancient harbor and the ruins, then between Delos and the coast of Rhenia past the little islands "Ano and Kato Rematiaris" towards the South to the uninhabited islands "Prassonissia" where we can enjoy the magic light of the sun setting over Delos. On board there is a choice of drinks between sparkling wine, white wine, Gin-tonic, Ouzo, beer and soft drinks (max. 2 drinks per person) which is offered with small snacks. Return to Ornos Bus station at 20.40 after experiencing a beautiful sunset.

Overnight in Mykonos. Unless you will fly back to Athens for the last overnight (stay at airport hotel).

8.

Days
Maybe feel to go on to Turkey ?

Time at leisure till transfer to the airport.


INCLUDING:
1. Transfers and Excursions as detailed for Greece mainland only
2. Ferry tickets in economic seat lounges
3. Accommodation in double room, breakfast included (Hotels are 4* or boutique style 4* equivalent)


EXCLUDED:
1. Transfers on the Greek islands
2. Excursions on the Greek islands
3. Meals unless otherwise mentioned under "included"
4. Drinks and other personal expenses
5. Visa fees if / when needed
6. Any other service not mentioned as "included" above
7. Greece Overnight Tax

OTHER INFO

Notes

1. Depending the seasonality or some international events (congress, fairs...) prices of the proposed hotels may vary.

2. Due to closure days of some sites and museums, tours may be swapped to ensure the best running of your program. We have endeavored to show these in the program.

3. This program is only possible between April 15 and October 15 due to the ferry connections being interrupted in the winter.

Possible program alternatives :

1. Private excursions at any or all destinations (supplement to be added)

2. Higher or lower hotel category (price difference to be reflected)

3. Guide services in other language than English (supplement possible)

4. Possible connection with other tours you have booked with third parties

5. This is a program proposal. We are open to any additions or reductions you may require. These will be reflected in the new quotation.

ACTIVITY DETAILS
ACTIVITY CODE:
#GR0001
LOCATION:
santorini
TRANSPORTATION
Flight    Bus    Sea   

DATES AND PRICES

790

8 Days

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