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8 DAYS - ATHENS - DELPHI - METEORA - MYKONOS (PARADISE) - SANTORINI (OIA) - GROUP#GRC8D#005 Print

BEST OF GREECE (GROUP#GRC8D#005)

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS GROUP PROGRAM (APR –OCT 2015)

DELPHI (MUSEUM AND ANCIENT SITE) – METEORA MONASTERIES – ATHENS CITY TOUR – ACROPOLIS – NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – ATHENS BY NIGHT – MYKONOS (PARADISE BEACH) - SANTORINI (OIA SUNSET – CABLE CARAND DONKEYS)

 

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DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL -  DELPHI (MUSEUM AND ANCIENT SITE - METEORA)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-2Arrival in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” meet with our office representative.Pickup from the airport for the 2 days tour to Delphi and Meteora. We wil drive through the plains of Beotia and the town of Thebes (famous by the ancient tragedy of King Oedipus. Delphi was considered the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. We will visit the ancient site the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi museum.Afterwards lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue our trip to the town of Kalambaka under the rocks of Meteora. Dinner and overnight at the hotel at Kalambaka (L,D)

 

 

DAY 2 (METEORA MONASTERIES – TRAIN TO ATHENS)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-3After breakfast we will start our tour to the magnificent standing rocks of Meteora which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Meteora (meaning suspended rocks) are one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries (we will visit two of them ) are built on natural sandstone rock pillars. The buildings of the monasteries seem like a continuance and a natural ending of the rocks. We will have the opportunity to admire the Byzantine architecture and the priceless ancient icons and religious artifacts. After the tour lunch at local restaurant and then we will begin our trip back to Athens by train in order to admire the beautiful scenery of the mainland. Upon arrival transfer for dinner transfer back to hotel for overnight in Athens. (B,L,D)

 

 

 

DAY 3 (ATHENS CITY TOUR – ACROPOLIS – NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – ATHENS BYNIGHT)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-48-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-5Breakfast at the hotel. Pickup for the Athens city tour. During the tour you will be able to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament at Syntagma (Constitution) Square and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library. On the hill of Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon. Afterwards lunch at local restaurant and then continue the tour with the National Archaeological museum of Athens to admire a vast collection of rare treasures of Antiquity. In the afternoon pickup from the hotel for a night tour in Athens with a short panoramic drive through the city centre. Next you will walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, that will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Around midnight transfer back to the hotel for overnight (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 4 (ATHENS – MYKONOS)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-68-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-7After early breakfast, pick up from hotel at for transfer to port in order to embark in normal ferry boat to Mykonos island. One of the reasons of the extreme popularity of Mykonos island is the many sandy beaches and their crystal-clear waters. The most popular beaches are the one located in the southern coast of the island; they are all fully organised and some of them are considered as some of the best in Greece. Night life on the island of Mykonos is famous worldwide and it is the main reason of the islands huge popularity and high level of tourism. The whitewashed capital Chora or Town has hundreds of crowded bars and clubs. During the trip to Mykonos we pass through the wonderful islands of Andros and Tinos, arrival in Mykonos at noon.and transfer to hotel for check in. Free time for lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon pickup from the hotel for a short excursion to Paradise beach (around 3 hours) . Transfer back and free time at leisure, dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Mykonos. (B,L,D) 

 

 

DAY 5 (MYKONOS – SANTORINI)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-88-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-9Early breakfast and transfer to port for embarkation on speed boat to Santorini, the most romantic island of the Aegean and one of the most beautiful places of the world. Arrival in Santorini island at noon. Transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon transfer to Oia area to admire the famous Santorini sunset. Dinner at local restaurant and transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Santorini. (B,D)

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 6 ( SANTORINI )

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-10After breakfast free at leisure. You will walk in the winding narrow streets of Fira, the capital of the island with the small houses, beautiful churches and vivid marketplaces, take a short tour with the famous Santorini donkeys or the cable car over the cliffs of the caldera. Optionaly you can visit Pyrgos area, the Red Beach or Kamari for swimming or take an optional tour  to visit its numerous wineries and savor the famous wines, or embark on a small cruise that will take you to climb the still active volcano, and swim in the hot springs.. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Santorini. (B,D)

 

 

 

DAY 7 (SANTORINI – ATHENS)

After breakfast, morning free at leisure and lunch at local restaurant. Early dinner and transfer to the airport for the flight back to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens transfer to hotel for overnight in Athens.  (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 8 (ATHENS – DEPARTURE)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-DELPHI-METEORA-MYKONOS-PARADISE-SANTORINIOIA-GROUP-GRC8D-005-11After breakfast, morning free at leisure. Pick up from hotel  and transfer to Athens international airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” for the departure flight. (B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY PROGRAM

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “EL. VENIZELOS” –PICKUP FROM THE AIRPORT FOR THE 2 DAYS DELPHI & METEORA TOUR – VISIT THE DELPHI ANCIENT SITE AND MUSEUM – AFTERNOON TRIP TO KALAMBAKA (METEORA)  – DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN KALAMBAKA (L,D)

 

DAY 2

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL  - MORNING VISIT AT 2 METEORA MONASTERIES  - LUNCH IN LOCAL RESTAURANT – DEPARTURE FOR ATHENS BY TRAIN – PICKUP FROM THE TRAIN STATION – DINNER AND TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL – OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS – LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL – AFTERNOON DINNER AND FOLKLORE SHOW AT PLAKA AREA  – OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4

EARLY BREAKFAST – TRANSFER TO PORT FOR FERRY BOAT TO MYKONOS – ARRIVAL AT MYKONOS AND TRANSFER TO FOR CHECK IN – FREE TIME AT LEISURE AND LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – PARADISE BEACH EXCURSION - FREE TIME AT LEISURE (NO TRANSFERS) LOCAL DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN MYKONOS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5

BREAKFAST – FREE TIME AT LEISURE – NOON TRANSFER TO PORT FOR THE SPEED BOAT TO  SANTORINI –TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR CHECK IN – FREE TIME AT LEISURE  - AFTERNOON TRANSFER TO OIA AREA FOR SUNSET AND DINNER AT LOCAL RESTAURANT AND TRANSFER BACK - OVERNIGHT IN SANTORINI (B,D)

 

DAY 6

BREAKFAST – FREE TIME AT LEISURE  - CABLE CAR AND DONKEY RIDE AT FIRA AREA – DINNER AT LOCAL RESTAURANT –OVERNIGHT IN SANTORINI (B,D)

 

DAY 7

BREAKFAST – FREE TIME AT LEISURE – LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – EARLY DINNER AND TRANSFER AT SANTORINI AIRPORT – ARRIVAL AT ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “EL. VENIZELOS” – TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8

BREAKFAST – FREE TIME AT LEISURE - TRANSFER TO ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “EL. VENIZELOS” FOR THE DEPARTURE FLIGHT (B)