Romantic Santorini Famous Athens 8 days vacation.
Honeymoon or Vacation? Why not both?
Get to know Athens and a bit of Greek Folklore and dance sirtaki with us. Visit Acropolis and the most important sites of Athens and continue to famous Santorini. Relax in the Volcano Cruise and admire the clear waters and the caldera
DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts an order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
In the evening, dinner at a traditional restaurant with Greek music and folkloric show (drinks NOT included).
DAY 3: ATHENS – SANTORINI
Early morning transfer to the pier of Piraeus to board the ferryboat to Santorini.
We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. Look around the ship, enjoy the sun on the decks and the services on board.
Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.
Days at leisure to enjoy the beach and know better this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the island’s restaurants and taverns
Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina.
Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.
We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year.
We continue sailing below Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira towns and will arrive in Vlyhada marina.
Transfer to your hotel
DAY 7: SANTORINI – ATHENS
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for embarkation to the ferryboat back to Athens. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 8: ATHENS – AIRPORT
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
STARTING POINT: Athens, daily April to October
TRAVEL PLAN: 8 DAYS/ 7nights
* 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
* 4 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
* Half day Athens sightseeing tour
* Dinner at traditional restaurant with folkloric show
* Ferryboat tickets Athens – Santorini – Athens
* Half day Santorini volcano cruise
* Wine & fruits in the room upon arrival in Athens
* Daily breakfast
* All transfers as mentioned
* Government hotel taxes
*Special overnight tax of €4 for 5* hotels, €3 for 4* hotels, €1,5 for 3* hotels and €0,5 for 2* hotels per person per night to be paid by clients directly to the hotels in Greece.