A perfect combination of Ionian and the Aegean Sea with visits to three Greek islands each one with its own character. Splendid beaches, gorgeous scenery, nightlife and more…
DAY 1: ATHENS
Arrival in Athens, meeting and assistance and then transfer to your selected 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 the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
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 – ATHENS
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, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
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 8: SANTORINI – MYKONOS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat to Mykonos. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
A day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.
Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible nightlife. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great nightlife. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honour of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.
DAY 10: MYKONOS – ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferrybaot to Piraeus. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Athens
DAY 11: ATHENS – AIRPORT
At the indicated time according to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
STARTING POINT: Athens, daily April to October
TRAVEL PLAN: 11 DAYS/ 10 nights
4 nights accommodation in Athens
2 nights accommodation in Zakinthos
2 nights accommodation in Santorini
2 nights accommodation in Mykonos
Half day city tour of Athens
Regular bus tickets Athens – Zakynthos – Athens
Ferryboat tickets Kylini – Zakynthos – Kylini
Ferry boat tickets Piraeus – Santorini – Mykonos – Piraeus
Half day Santorini Volcano cruise
All transfers as per itinerary
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.