CLASSICAL GREECE TOUR WITH MYKONOS AND SANTORINI ISLANDS
ATHENS - MYCENAE - EPIDAURUS - NAFPLIO - ANCIENT OLYMPIA - DELPHI - MYKONOS - SANTORINI
A trip that combines the classical ancient Greek monuments with today’s life in the most popular Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
Classical Greece, visit the places where Democracy, Philosophy, Medicine, Art, Olympic games were born.
Mykonos the cosmopolitan island famous for its fantasic beaches and the non stop nights life.
Santorini, the island famous for its sunset. Not only that, you have to walk in its winding cobblestones roads with the white washed cubic houses; you have to relax at a café on the cliffs and enjoy the unique view from the Caldera, you have to feel the unique pulse of the island’s life in order to understand why Santorini island is world’s top destination, All these and many others will keep reminding you that the island will wait you to walk around it again.
Tour Code: CLGR_08MS
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Season: All the year round
Location: Greece Classical tour, Santorin island
Style: Bus / Boat tour – History – Photography
- Athens sightseeing with Acropolis and museum.
- Corinth canal
- Ancient open theater of Epidaurus
- Ancient Olympia
- Arachova traditional village
- Mykonos island
- Santorini island
- Transportation with private Luxury car or minivan
- Experienced En speaking driver
- Hotels 3*, 4*, 5* or traditional guesthouses
- Meals Breakfast (BB) (B,_,_)
- Ferry tickets to Mykonos and Santorini
- Entrance Fees to archeological sites and museum
- Official En speaking local guides
- Meet & Greet on the arrival at the airport
- Flight ticket (Domestic flight tickets upon request)
- Accommodation tax (0.5€ per day per room for guesthouses -1.5€ per day per room for 3* hotels – 3€ per day per room for 4* hotels – 4€ per day per room for 5* hotels) paid directly by the clients to hotel.
*All packages are flexible and dynamic for any changes according to any personal needs and desires upon request.
Day 1: Athens City tour(_,_D)
Arrive to Athens, meet our staff at the airport, welcome. Guided Athens city tour. Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier to see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Transfer to the hotel. In the evening escorted walk to Plaka, Athens old town. Dinner at a Greek tavern with shish kebab and souvlaki dishes
Day 2: Peloponnese – Corinth canal – Epidaurus ancient Theater – Mycenae – Nafplio – Olympia. (B,_,_)
Morning drive to Peloponnese. On the way short stop at Corinth canal. Guided visit to ancient open theater of Epidaurus (4th century B.C.), famous for its acoustic system . Then visit to beautiful Nafplio, the first capital of Greece in its modern history. Continue to Mycenae (1300 B.C.), home place of King Agamemnon, leader of Greeks in the Trojan war to see the Lion’s Gate, Tomb of Agamemnon and Palace, We continue driving through the picturesque country of Central Peloponnese and we arrive to Olympia for overnight.
Day 3: Ancient Olympia – Kourouta beach – Delphi / Arachova (B,_,_)
Guided visit to Olympia archeological site with the temples of Hera and Zeus gods, the Olympic flame altar, the Olympic stadium where the 1st Olympic games took place in 776 B.C and to archeological museum with the famous statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. Stop for lunch at the sandy long beach of Kourouta. Then driving on the west side of Peloponnese and crossing Corinth gulf over the new bridge we arrive to Delphi / Arachova for overnight.
4th day: Delphi – Athens, Acropolis visit (B,_,_)
Guided tour to Delphi archeological site and museum. Delphi city considered by the ancients Greeks to be the center (omphalos= navel) of the world and a religious center. We’ll see the archeological site, Temple of Apollo, Theater, Market, the famous Omphalos(= navel of the earth), and finally the Delphi Museum with the amazing sculptures. Then drive back to Athens.Guided visit to Acropolis and its new museum. In the evening walk to Plaka Athens old town, Monastiraki area and have a drink in one of noumerous bars with Acropolis view. Optional dinner at a Greek tavern with Greek dishes, music and folklore show.
Day 5: Piraeus – Mykonos island (B,_,_)
Morning transfer to Piraeus or Rafina and get the Sea jet boat (07:30-11:35hrs) to Mykonos. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Walk in the town with its narrow paved streets and the white-washed cubic houses. In the afternoon have a coffee at a café at Little Venice and later party the night away at one of Mykonos famous clubs. Night in Mykonos is too long.
Day 6: Mykonos – Santorini (B,_,_)
Mid-day transfer to port and take the ferry to Santorini (Sea Jet 2 hrs). Transfer to Santorini hotel. Rest of day free to enjoy the unique caldera views, Walk to Fira town, the narrow streets and open air cafes that hanging on the steep cliff. Optional take a Fira – Oia walking tour with breathtaking views. Follow the path that is considered by many to be the most beautiful hike in the world.
Day 7: Santorini Island (B,_,_)
Relax day. OR Optional take a boat tour to Volcano and Hot springs OR a FD bus tour Santorini Sightseeing (9 hrs). Spend a full day discovering Santorini’s ancient history, local culture, and famous views on this great-value highlights tour. Explore the Minoan archaeological site at Akrotiri, swim at the black-sand Perissa Beach, and observe traditional island life in the village of Megalochori. You’ll also take in panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, sip volcanic varietals at a winery, and finish the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
Day 8: Santorini- Departure (B,_,_)
Morning transfer to Santorini airport for your flight to Athens airport to get your connection flight to your next destination.