Glorious Greece!

Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

September 28 - October 7, 2019



Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.

SANTORINI

Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine (eggplant), the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano.


Mykonos

Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.

Join us for GREECE: Athens, Santorini & Mykonos

September 28 - October 7, 2019

Known as the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites,  iconic Greek islands surrounded by the glistening Aegean,  water glistening three shades of crystal blue and iconic marble temples conjure images of gods and goddesses.   

We're starting in the ancient capital of Athens before heading over to the beautiful islands of Mykonos and Santorini.   

Only $3299 early-bird til March 31

per person, double occupancy


INCLUDES:

Round-trip airfare to Athens from the US

All airport, ferry port, and hotel transfers

2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Athens Electra or similar

Athens sightseeing tour with Acropolis Site & Museum entrance

High-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mykonos - (approx. 2 hours, 40 minutes)

2 nights in Mykonos at the Hotel Kamari or similar

High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini - (approx. 2 hours)

3 nights in Santorini at the El Greco Resort & Spa or similar

One-way flight from Santorini to Athens

1 night in Athens at the Hotel Athens Electra or similar

Breakfast daily


If you do not have a roommate, one can be assigned to you, 1st come, 1st served


Act now to ensure the current rate.  Price will increase!


Deposit $400 non-refundable

Balance due by June 1st


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PURCHASE

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1

Leave USA for Athens


DAY 2

Arrive in the ancient city of Athens and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your luxurious hotel. At this point, your driver will provide you with all of your needed documentation and tickets for your trip.

After settling into your hotel, spend the rest of the day getting to know Athens on your own. Explore Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located just under the famous Acropolis. Then, weave in and out of local shops on the bustling Ermou, Kolonaki, and Voukourestiou streets. 


DAY 3

Enjoy an energizing breakfast, then embark on your included Athens Sightseeing Tour, including the amazing Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum! Join your expert guide to the center of the city, then see the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Athena Nike, the world-famous Parthenon, and much more.


DAY 4

Recharge with an early morning breakfast, then set sail to picturesque Mykonos! Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across the bright blue sea, then enjoy a convenient transfer to your next hotel.

The rest of the day is yours! Relax on the island's beautiful beaches, or stroll through postcard-worthy whitewashed Cycladic architecture. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner of moussaka, pastitsio, or souvlaki!


DAY 5

Soak up the spirit of Mykonos and enjoy a day at leisure on this breathtaking island. Wander through its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills, and chapels. Weave in and out of quaint shops, browse through interesting galleries, and unwind at charming cafes.

Explore the town's winding narrow streets, and be sure to visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island. Enjoy a drink at Little Venice, then discover the island's incredible nightlife. 

DAY 6

After breakfast, hop on the ferry and wave goodbye to Mykonos as you float on to Santorini. Upon arrival in the stunning island of Santorini, enjoy a transfer to your hotel, then settle in and relax.

Spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular Caldera, created by the eruption of the island's volcano in ancient times. Take a walk into Fira and explore the island's vibrant capital. 


DAY 7

Wake up and get ready to explore this magical island! After breakfast, take a walk through the traditional village of Oia, the most photographed place in Greece! Be sure to come back to Oia later in the day, as it's famous for its unbeatable sunsets. Small white houses tier its hillside, interspersed by splashes of deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink, and rich ocher.

It's a nightly tradition for residents and visitors to gather at the end of the village to watch the spectacular sunset. 


DAY 8

Spend another day at leisure! You may want to visit the Prehistoric Museum in Fira, which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, including famous wall paintings.

After a culture-packed morning, discover the colorful beaches that skirt the island, originally created by volcanic eruption. Treat yourself to fresh, local Mediterranean cuisine at one of the many cafes overlooking the Caldera as you feast your eyes on breathtaking views.


DAY 9

Say "see ya" to Santorini and enjoy a quick flight back to Athens. Upon arrival, relax in your airport hotel and enjoy your last night in Greece. Indulge in some authentic baklava and rest easy with peace of mind, knowing you're just steps from the airport. 


DAY 10

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage, then make your way to the airport and board your plane. Spend your relaxing flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure.