DAY 1 ATHENS
Arrival at Athens airport and private transfer by deluxe, air-conditioned car to the hotel. Accommodation either at the Attica Coast, also known as the Athenian Riviera, in the beautiful seaside surroundings of the exclusive suburb of Vouliagmeni, at a convenient distance from Athens or in the city center .
DAY 2 ATHENS
After breakfast, you will embark on a comprehensive half-day tour to the classical and modern highlights of Athens, which include the ancient Panathinaiko (= ‘of all Athens’) Stadium, cradle of the first modern Olympic Games of 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence, the ex Royal Palace, (guarded by the colourful ‘Evzones’ in traditional costume), and the Zappion Conference and Exhibition Hall.
The tour continues by passing by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, noted for its very tall columns, the National Gardens, Hadrian’s Arc (Roman), St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), the Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally the Acropolis(visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theatre, in order to visit the new Acropolis museum, where main attractions such as votives, artefacts of every day life, statues from the archaic period, the Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon Hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will all deeply impress you with their artistic beauty and sublime levels of workmanship. Free time for shopping – lunch arrangements. Overnight.
DAY 3 MYKONOS
Breakfast .Transfer to airport and flight to Mykonos . Arrival and transfer to hotel . Rest of day at leisure to explore the wonderful waters and beaches in this wonderful island. Overnight.
DAY 4 MYKONOS – OPTIONAL TOUR TO DELOS
After breakfast we recommend an optional half-day trip, including the services of a professional guide, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, a famous political and religious center in Antiquity.
The whole territory of the deserted Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean protected by Unesco as one of the Unesco heritage sites of the world. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples ofApollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre 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 rom all periods as well as small items of everyday use
DAY 5 MYKONOS – SANTORINI
Breakfast . Transfer to port and transfer by hydrofoil ( speed boat ) to Santorini . Arrival in the port and transfer to hotel . In the afternoon we propose to visit the famous Oia village with the magnificent purple sunsets . Overnight.
DAY 6 SANTORINI
Breakfast . Day at leisure to enjoy the breaktaking views of the Caldera and the famous Red & Black beach of the island. Overnight.
DAY 7 RETURN DAY
Breakfast . Transfer from the hotel to airport for departure .