Greece has captured the world’s imagination with its ancient culture and fantastical myths. Visions of vengeful gods and goddesses, massive armies led by generals riding in chariots, and great philosophers discussing ground-breaking ideas dance in the heads of the millions of tourists who flock to the country each year to visit world-famous sites like the Parthenon in Athens, the Acropolis of Rhodes, the churches of Thessaloniki, and the Oracle of Delphi.read more/less
A holiday in Greece isn’t all about the past, however, as the region’s warm weather gives it an ideal climate for a holiday on the beach. Greek islands like Santorini, Crete, Mykonos and Corfu are popular cruise destinations in the Mediterranean, taking advantage of the roughly 200 days of sunshine each year for tourists to enjoy their pebbled beaches, seaside tavernas and lively nightlife.
GREEK ISLAND EXPLORER
Athens, Mykonos & Santorini: Daily from March 23rd to October 26th
*For departures within the Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries may not be available or maybe altered.
Airfare from & subject to change : R 8890.00
Accommodation on BB
2 nights in Athens, 2 in Mykonos, 2 in Santorini
Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC,
English speaking guide
Ferry tickets Piraeus – Mykonos regular ferry and Mykonos Santorini high-speed ferry
Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English speaking representative
Any meals other than those mentioned above
Any drinks during included meals
Any personal expenses
Any porterage at hotels.
Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
DAY 01: Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 02: City tour / Athens
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street
DAY 03: Piraeus – Mykonos / Mykonos
In the morning we will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
DAY 04: At leisure / Mykonos
At leisure to explore the famous island, a meeting point of the international “jet set”. Discover its amazing beaches, and enjoy the unique night-life
DAY 05: Santorini / Santorini
After breakfast, transfer to the port of Mykonos in time to catch the local high-speed ferry to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
DAY 06: At leisure / Santorini
At leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira & Oia with the breathtaking views to the volcano, and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Explore the unique black-sanded beaches or take a boat tour to the islands of the caldera.
DAY 07: Departure
Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the airport for a short domestic flight, connecting with your international return flight home.