07 NIGHTS & 08 DAYS GREECE!!
DAY 01: ATHENS ARRIVAL
Arrive in Athens, where you will be met by your English speaking driver and transferred to the Hotel. In the evening, enjoy Athens by night tour and a dinner at a typical Greek tavern in the Plaka (optional), the city's buzzing night spot. Overnight stays in Athens.
DAY 02: ATHENS – CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS
After Breakfast, enjoy the city tour with a visit to the famous Acropolis. Expert guides take you to see the center of the city including Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. See the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch and very many sites. And finally the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally, the Parthenon. After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to Cape Sounion. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. Overnight stays in Athens.
DAY 03: ATHENS – MYKONOS
After Breakfast, Check Out from your Hotel and you will be transferred to Piraeus Pier for your ferry to Mykonos. The rest of the day is yours to explore the most famous of the Cycladic Islands. Overnight stays in Mykonos.
DAY 04: MYKONOS
Leisure Day as you can enjoy all Mykonos has to offer, from beautiful sandy beaches to archaeological wonders to the extravagant nightlife! Overnight stays in Mykonos.
DAY 05: MYKONOS – SANTORINI
After Breakfast, Check out from your Hotel in Mykonos and Board a high-speed ferry for the stunning volcanic island of Santorini. Regarded by many as the most spectacular Greek island, Santorini boasts ancient rock formations, raw lava-layered cliffs, and beautiful black sand beaches. Overnight stays in Santorini.
DAY 06: SANTORINI – VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS BOAT TOUR
After Breakfast, you will be picked up from a designated pick up point and taken to Athinios Port in order to take the traditional boat. The first stop is to the islet of NEA Kameni where you'll have the opportunity to climb to the crater (1 ½ hour). Next the boat stops to Palaia Kameni for a short swim to the Hot Springs, which are considered to have healing powers (30 minutes). Afterwards head to Thirassia Island, where you have 2 hours free to explore the island, swim or have lunch. Finally, the boat sails along the coast and ends up to the port of Athinios. Overnight stays in Santorini.
DAY 07: SANTORINI - ATHENS
After Breakfast, you will get free time for last shopping and later, transfer to Athens by ferry. Arrival at Athens by late in the evening and will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stays in Athens.
DAY 08: ATHENS DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, Check Out from your Hotel in Athens and you will be transferred to Athens International Airport for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*