ATHENS – SANTORINI 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

Day 01: Welcome to Athens!

Today we fly to Athens – capital and largest city of Greece. On arrival we walk through Plaka- the oldest section of Athens. It has a village feel, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops selling jewellery, clothes and local ceramics. Transfer to the Hotel for check in. Dinner. Overnight Athens. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 02: Athens – Saronic Gulf Cruise (Poros, Hydra, Aigina)

Early breakfast and today we will explore the famous Greek islands by Saronic Cruise. We will cover three of the most beautiful islands of Saronic Gulf, Aegina, Hydra and Poros. These islands are small havens near Athens, here we will enjoy natural beauty, historical treasures, unique architecture, and glamorous, yet romantic atmosphere. The island of Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is the closest island to Athens. Even though the island small, it boasts a great number of sights and natural beauties, highlight of which is the famous Aphea Temple. It forms in fact an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of the antiquity. Second stop is Hydra island, which was built in the shape of an amphitheater on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic gulf, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and above all the banning of cars and the use of around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, explain the reason why Hydra preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time. The town of Poros is built in the shape of an amphitheater over two hills. Poros with the lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cozy cafes and restaurants, a picturesque capital with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets, as well as a wide selection of entertainment venues are the ingredients of this quiet, yet cosmopolitan, destination. Overnight in Athens. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 03: Athens – Santorini

Today we fly to Santorini. Santorini is known as black pearl of Aegean is one of the most spectacular Greek islands. In the evening we visit Black sand beach. Then we walk through Fira- The central square of the island. Overnight Santorini. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Santorini - Island tour

Breakfast and today we will have tour to the Center of the island and on the highest point where you will visit the hidden gems of the area. The first stop of the tour is the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias which was built on the highest point of the Island 550 meters above sea level. From there you will have a panoramic view of the whole island. After lunch we will continue to the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and a Venetian Castle. The village is one of the highest points of the Island and the View is amazing overlooking the North West part of Santorini and Megalochori. Next stop the traditional village of Oia which is on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff top and Blue Dome of Santorini, Oia hosts the most magnificent views on Santorini and a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other leads to this attractive village typical of Santorini’s architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil, their whitewashed walls and blue domes sparkling in the sunlight. Overnight at Santorini. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Santorini – Athens (City Tour)

Today we fly to Athens. On arrival we enjoy City orientation tour of Athens wherein we come across Hadrian’s Arch Monument – part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens, Royal Palace from outside. Then we take a photo stop at Olympic stadium. Followed by a visit to Temple of Olympia Zeus – a colossal ruined temple. Later we visit Acropolis Site and Museum, Parthenon– The temple that dominates the hill of the Acropolis. Also known as an enduring symbol of western civilization. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Athens - Departure flight

Breakfast and pick up from Hotel and transfer to Athens airport to take your flight. (Breakfast)

Included:

• 3 nights at Athens Hotel 4*
• 2 nights at Santorini Hotel 4*
• Daily breakfast
• 4 Lunches (one of them will be on board at Argosaronic Cruise)
• 5 Dinners
• Air tickets from Athens to Santorini with handbag and luggage
• Air tickets from Santorini to Athens with handbag and luggage
• Private transfers and tours as per program
• Entrance fees at Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus
• Saronic Gulf Cruise with lunch on board

Not Included:

• Tips
• Accommodation tax for the Hotels which will be paid upon arrival by the guests at the reception at each Hotel
• Porterage service

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