Classical Greece & Santorini
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Tour Duration : 7 Nights & 8 Days
Tour Destination : Greece & Santorini
€ 719
Destination Information
Departure dates: Every Saturday and Sunday from November to March.
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion
  • Hotel
  • Optional Sightseeing
  • Gallery
  • Day 1 : Arrival / Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


  • Day 2 : City tour / Athens.

The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.


  • Day 3 : Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia.

After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.


  • Day 4 : Olympia / Delphi.

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.


  • Day 5 : Delphi / Athens.

Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will take the road back to Athens. Overnight in Athens.


  • Day 6 : Piraeus – Santorini / Santorini.

In the morning we will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Piraeus. Arrival in Santorini in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.


  • Day 7 : At leisure / Santorini.

At leisure in Santorini. Even in the winter Santorini has its charm. Take advantage of your time to explore the quiet streets of Fira, walk along Nomikou street, and visit the picturesque village of Oia with the stunning views to the Caldera and the volcano.


  • Day 8 : Departure.

Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the airport for a short domestic flight, connecting with your international return flight home.


Notes:
1.      Entrance/admission fees to various sites and museums are set by the Greek government, and in case of change, prices will be adjusted accordingly. Currently included entrance fees are based on rates valid as of April 1st 2016.
2.      Above rates include VAT 24%. In case of change of VAT, prices will be adjusted accordingly.


INCLUSION
  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens and 2 nights in Santorini
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 3-day classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, the day of arrival by an English speaking representative
  • Ferry tickets Piraeus – Santorini with regular ferry economy class. Supplement available for flight Athens to Santorini.
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services
EXCLUSION
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
Basic 4* Hotels – FIRST CLASS
  • Athens : Titania (standard rooms) (www.titania.gr)
  • Alexandros (www.airotel.gr)
  • Olympia : Europa (www.hoteleuropa.gr)
  • Arty Grand (www.artygrandhotel.gr)
  • Delphi : Amalia (www.amaliahoteldelphi.gr)
  • Apollonia (www.hotelapollonia.gr)
  • Santorini : Dana Villas (studio) (www.danavillas.net)
  • Blue Dolphins (standard dbl) (www.bluedolphins.gr)

 

 

Superior 4* Hotels – SUPERIOR CLASS
  • Athens : Herodion (www.herodion.gr)
  • Parthenon (www.airotel.gr)
  • Olympia : Europa (www.hoteleuropa.gr)
  • Arty Grand (www.artygrandhotel.gr)
  • Delphi : Amalia (www.amaliahoteldelphi.gr)
  • Apollonia (www.hotelapollonia.gr)
  • Santorini : Dana Villas (junior suite) (www.danavillas.net)
  • Blue Dolphins (romantic suite) (www.bluedolphins.gr)

 

 

5* Hotels (Athens only) – DELUXE CLASS
  • Athens : Intercontinental (www.athenaeumintercontinentalathens.com)
  • St. George Lycabettus (www.sglycabettus.gr) (at exterior view room)
  • Olympia : Europa (www.hoteleuropa.gr)
  • Arty Grand (www.artygrandhotel.gr)
  • Delphi : Amalia (www.amaliahoteldelphi.gr)
  • Apollonia (www.hotelapollonia.gr)
  • Santorini : Dana Villas (junior suite) (www.danavillas.net)
  • Blue Dolphins (romantic suite) (www.bluedolphins.gr)

 

 


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