Combination of Ionian and the Aegean Sea. Admire the beauties of Zakynthos and Cefalonia and famous Santorini. Go very close to volcanic islands opposite Santorini on the volcano cruise. Taste the Greek and Mediterranean food.
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 (shortstop).
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 Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
DAY 3: ATHENS – ZAKYNTHOS
Breakfast and at the agreed time transfer to the terminal of the bus to start the journey to Zakintos during the trip will have the opportunity to admire landscapes from the interior.
Most of the time you travel along the seaside from Athens to Corinth on the Saronic Gulf and from Corinth to Patras on the Corinthian gulf.
Once you arrive at Kylini port you will take a ferry boat trip (included) to the port of the island.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Free day on the splendid island of the Ionian Sea, also known as Zante. Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. The island’s nickname is “The flower of the Levant”, bestowed upon it by the Venetians who were in possession of Zakynthos from 1484–1797
Admire the villages, its fantastic gastronomy, the olive groves, pine trees and its cliffs with precipices of up to 200 meters, the phenomenal beaches and blue caves combining mountain and sea, a unique spectacle of nature. If you are lucky you will meet with locals in the island’s taverns singing local songs, (as they say all of them have the music inside them).
Do not miss visiting Navagio beach, or beach of the wreck that made this island famous.
DAY 5: ZAKYNTHOS – CEFALONIA
Free day in Cefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece
Island of the Lotophagous described by Homer; place at once unusual and magical that you have to know how to capture the spell. Kefalonia deserves to be visited by its bright coves, its white beaches and its landscapes embroidered with ancient olive trees.
Rest chosen by Byron where he wrote his Don Juan, and like him too, the traveller will discover places full of magic. The stage has been chosen for “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”.
DAY 7: CEFALONIA – ATHENS – SANTORINI
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 9: SANTORINI – ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat to Piraeus. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Athens
DAY 10: ATHENS – AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
STARTING POINT: Athens, daily Daily May to September
TRAVEL PLAN: 10 DAYS/ 9 nights
3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
2 nights hotel accommodation in Zakynthos
2 nights hotel accommodation in Cefalonia
2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
Half day Athens city tour
Tickets for regular bus Athens – Zakynthos
Ferryboat tickets Kyllini – Zakynthos – Cefalonia
Ferryboat tickets Santorini – Piraeus
Air tickets Cefalonia – Athens – Santorini (1 bag of 23 kg is allowed)
Half day Santorini volcano cruise
All transfers as mentioned
Government hotel taxes
A 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.