Your tour starts in Athens with guided sightseeing and a visit to the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC and a symbol of Athens’ power and wealth at its greatest peak—the Golden Age. The tour ends with a flight to Athens and an overnight. In between, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and spend three nights on the island of Mykonos and three nights in Santorini.
Mykonos, Greece’s most famous jet-set island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, famous windmills, and whitewash houses. Here, you’ll visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and have plenty of time to relax on the beach, walk through the network of narrow streets, sample local specialties, and take optional excursions. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy the beautiful beaches, savor the local specialties, enjoy tastings at famous wineries, and witness the stunning views.
A Greek Islands tour would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine. On both islands, you’ll dine at a local restaurant, where you’ll sample the local specialties. Globus has also included a couple of special treats: a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota, and a traditional Ouzo, Greece’s most popular drink, in Santorini.
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Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Greece
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 Athens
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek?
Day 3 Athens–Piraeus/Rafina (Embarkation)–Mykonos
Meet your Tour Director and head for the port of Piraeus or Rafina this morning. Around 7:30 am, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos, where mythology’s Heracles defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you. At a local restaurant this evening, sample local specialties, like louza loukaniko (sausage) and kopanisti (peppery goat cheese), then mingle with the locals at a quaint taverna or take a bus to the main square of Mando Mavrogenous.
Day 4 Mykonos
The granite island of Mykonos is one of the most characteristic of the Cyclades and has retained its timeless beauty. Walk through the network of narrow streets and visit the CHURCH OF AGIA KIRIAKI, renowned for its beautiful icons, and also taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota. Be sure to watch for Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities.
Day 5 At Leisure on Mykonos
A whole day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, Delos was known in ancient times as a sacred sanctuary and, later, as the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis.
Day 6 Mykonos–Santorini
Today, board a high-speed EXPRESS FERRY and sail to Santorini (Thera), the stunning “Black Pearl of the Aegean” and, according to some, site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Greek meal.
Day 7 Santorini
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the local atmosphere. Taste traditional Ouzo. Later, maybe relax in one of the many cafés, or why not take an optional excursion to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas?
Day 8 At Leisure on Santorini
Colorful sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous local wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today, or join an optional excursion.
Day 9 Santorini–Athens
Enjoy time at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Athens.
Day 10 Athens
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
By high-speed ferry
Visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki; [LF] taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota; dinner at a local restaurant
By high-speed ferry
Walking tour; [LF] sample a glass of Ouzo
- Baggage handling not available on high-speed ferries.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special three-course dinners with wine
Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre
The Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre is a modern 193 room property, in the heart of Athens’ commercial district offering Free Wi-Fi access. The hotel has a choice of dining options including the roof garden restaurant where during summer months, guests can dine under starry skies whilst enjoying a spectacular view of Lycabettus hill. The perfect place to unwind is at the roof-top bar where snacks and drinks can be taken al-fresco in the summer by the refreshing outdoor dipping pool. The lively lobby bar serves drinks and fruity cocktails year round and other leisure facilities include a gym and sauna.
The magnificent view of Agios Ioannis bay and the sacred island of Delos will offer you the warmest welcome when you arrive at Manoulas Beach Hotel.
El Greco Hotel Apartments
A gorgeous property with traditional architecture boasting four swimming pools, a spa with fitness center, a cafe and elegant restaurant with beautiful outdoor veranda. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.
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