ATHENS DELPHI and MILOS - SANTORINI ISLANDS
AMAZING GREEK ISLANDS IN THEIR HEIGHTS
Milos island located on the western side of Cyclades, is a romantic destination with gorgeous beaches. Due to its volcanic landscape, the beaches of Milos vary in geological formation. Counting more than 70 beaches around the island, Milos is blessed with marvelous and pristine shores, Provatas, Tsigrado, Firiplaka, Paleochori Pachaina, Agios Ioannis, Achivadolimni and Gerontas are among the most beautiful beaches on the island, while Kleftiko and Sarakiniko with inlets, caves and the white lunar landscape rocks will blow your mind away! Worth visiting also are the small colorful houses by the sea in Klima and Fyropotamos, the so-called “sýrmata”, which the fishers used as shelter for their boats in winter and the Catacombs of Tripiti and the mystical Sulfur Mines. Last but not least, there are local tastes offering a special gastronomic experience. Don’t miss out on watermelon pies, cream cheese pies and bonbons with white pumpkin.
Santorini island, the volcano island famous for its Fira, Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani villages with the breathtaking Caldera views and the unique sunset. Santorini island is also known as a culinary paradise with its famous traditional products like cherry tomatoes, white egg plants, fava, caper and “hloró tyrí”, a special kind of fresh goat cheese found on the island and the vast vineyards and wineries with the extremely high quality wines such as Assyrtiko, Athyri, Aidani, Mantilaria and Mavrotragano . Also it is considered to be the most sought after place for a romantic getaway and wedding destination for couples from all over the world.
- Tour Code: AMilS_09d
- Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
- Season: April to October
- Location: Athens, Delphi and Milos, Santorini islands
- Style: Island hopping – History – Photography
- Athens sightseeing with Acropolis and Museum
- Milos island
- Santorini island
- Transportation with private luxury car or taxi / minivan or bus
- Experienced En speaking driver
- Hotel Milos Salt executive room side sea view / Santorini Above Blue Sense suite Caldera view or similar hotels in DBL BB
- Meals Breakfast BB
- Entrance fees to archeological sites and museums
- Delphi guided tour on Seat In Coach (SIC) base
- Athens sightseeing private walking tour with Acropolis and museum
- Official En speaking guides
- Ferry tickets to Milos and Santorini islands
- Meet & Greet on the arrival at the airport
- Flight tickets (can be issued upon request)
- Accommodation overnight tax (1,5€ per room per day 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 hotels .
*All packages are flexible and dynamic for any changes according to any personal needs and desires upon request.
Day 1: Athens arrival (_,_,D)
Arrival in Athens. Meet our staff at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. In the evening walk at Plaka, Athens old town and Monastiraki area. Dinner at a local tavern with souvlaki and shish kebab dishes.
DAY 2: Athens City Tour with Acropolis (B,_,_)
Athens sightseeing tour, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus st, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Then Acropolis, the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and finally Parthenon, a place any civilized person has to visit. We complete the visit with the Museum of Acropolis.
DAY 3: Delphi Excursion (B,_,_)
Morning drive to Delphi. 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. At Delphi oracle, you might also get Pythia’s foretold for your future and the future of the world, as it had happened to many Kings and Emperors in the past Even Alexander the Great got her foretold before conquering the known in those days world. Continue to visit the traditional village of Arachova. Return to Athens for overnight. In the evening walk to Monastraki and have a drink in one of numerus bars of the area with Acropolis view,
Day 4: Athens – Milos (B,_,_)
After breakfast transfer to Piraeus and get the ferry (4 – 6hrs depending on islands on route stops) to Milos. Transfer to hotel at Pollonia village. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sea and the sun. Note: flight ticket (45min) upon request
Day 5: Milos island (B,_,_)
Day at leisure. OPTIONAL take the local ferry for a daily trip to nearby island of Kimolos. In the afternoon visit Plaka the capital of the island and admire great views all around and amazing sunset from the Venetian castle above the village.
DAY 6: Milos island (B,_,_)
Relax day. OPTIONAL take the boat tour around Milos to fantastic beaches accessible only by boat including the amazing beach of Gerakas and Kleftiko. No visit to the island is complete without a boat trip to the magnificent Kleftiko, the pireate hideout in the Mediavel days and a great complex of sea caves. in the evening have dinner at a seaside tavern and taste the local specialties watermelon pies, cream cheese pies and bonbons with white pumpkin.
DAY 7: Milos to Santorini (B,_,_)
After breakfast transfer to Adamadas port and get the ferry (2hrs) to Santorini. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free to enjoy the unique caldera views, walk to Fira town, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that hanging on the steep cliff. OPTIONAL HD cruise to Volcano (visit the crater) – Hot springs (swimming).
DAY 8: Santorini island (B,_,_)
Free day at leisure in Santorini. Take the Cable car or a dunkey taxi to old port and take a HD boat tour to Volcano OR explore the myths and legends of Santorini on a half-day history tour to the Akrotiri excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. in the afternoon visit the fantastic village of Oia and admire the famous sun set. Complete the day with a dinner at one of Oia cliff restaurants with amazing caldera views.
DAY 9: Departure (B,_,_)
Morning transfer to Santorini airport for your flight to Athens airport to get your connection flight to your next destination