Jewels of Greece and Santorini
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Tour Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Tour Destination : Athens, Santorini
€ 569
Destination Information
Departure dates: Every Mondayand Tuesday 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 : Delphi / Kalambaka.

After our breakfast we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in 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 be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.


  • Day 4 : Meteora / Athens.

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.


  • Day 5 : 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 6 : 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 7 : 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.       From November to March, it is winter period in Greece. In winter, the islands are not popular and most places like bars, restaurants, etc, are closed. Temperatures are relatively low, cruise tours are not operating, and it may be windy, cloudy and rainy. Transportation to/from the islands by ferries is sometimes problematic. High-speed ferries do not operate during winter. Only regular ferries operate and in case of strong winds there is possibility of cancellation of the scheduled trips. Although visit to the islands it is NOT recommended during winter, there are still some clients who wish to make the visit. It is important that you inform your clients about what they should expect at the islands, and that it is winter season. It is also recommended to use flights between Athens and the islands instead of ferries.
2.       For the Tuesday departures of this tour, the Athens city tour is operated after the 2-day Delphi-Meteora tour.


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 2-day Delphi-Meteora 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)

 

Kalambaka:

  • Amalia (www.amaliahotelkalambaka.gr),
  • Divani (www.divanimeteorahotel.com)

 

Santorini:

  • Dana Villas (studio) (www.danavillas.net),
  • Blue Dolphins (standard dbl) (www.bluedolphins.gr)

 

or similar quality/standard hotels

Superior 4* Hotels – SUPERIOR CLASS

Athens:

  • Herodion (www.herodion.gr),
  • Parthenon (www.airotel.gr)

 

Kalambaka:

  • Amalia (www.amaliahotelkalambaka.gr),
  • Divani (www.divanimeteorahotel.com)

 

Santorini:

  • Dana Villas (junior suite) (www.danavillas.net),
  • Blue Dolphins (romantic suite) (www.bluedolphins.gr)

 

or similar quality/standard hotels

5* Hotels (Athens only) – DELUXE CLASS

Athens:

  • Intercontinental (www.athenaeumintercontinentalathens.com),
  • St. George Lycabettus (www.sglycabettus.gr) (at exterior view room)

Kalambaka

  • Amalia (www.amaliahotelkalambaka.gr),
  • Divani (www.divanimeteorahotel.com)

 

Santorini:

  • Dana Villas (junior suite) (www.danavillas.net),
  • Blue Dolphins (romantic suite) (www.bluedolphins.gr)

 

or similar quality/standard hotels

Additional Information

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.


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