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Athens & Paradise Xpress – Mykonos & Santorini Islands

Created with Sketch. Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Islands, Cycladic Islands, Greece
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Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Welcome to Athens the birthplace of democracy.
One of the oldest cities in the world with a history spanning over 3.500 years, a city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments, ancient yet modern, versatile and inventive to cater for any visitor. This package includes a visit to the most beautiful islands of
Mykonos and Santorini.
Enjoy your stay. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a 6 night package staying 1 night in Athens,
  • 3 nights on Mykonos island
  • 2 nights on Santorini island
  • in 3* accommodation with transfers and ferry/highspeed services between the islands.
  • Add from a collection of optional tours to create your own package.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival in Athens and the Optional Evening Walking Tour (Optional Tour)

Welcome to Greece!

Upon your arrival at Athens airport, your driver will meet you at the Arrival’s Hall. Enjoy your private transfer to your city centre hotel.

Check-in at your hotel. If arrival is before the hotel designated check-in time you may elect to leave your luggage at reception.

Rest of your day free to explore the amazing city or join The Night Walking Tour of Athens.
A Late start at 8.30 in the evening we meet to start this tour. This Athens tour will give you the opportunity to view many of the city’s most famous landmarks under the moonlight, while checking out Athens’ thriving nightlife scene. Join this evening adventure for your best night ever!

On this Athens tour, we’ll walk along ancient streets and laneways, follow in the footsteps of famous personalities, hear secret stories of celebrity visitors, learn about local myths and traditions and dig into the city’s music scene.
We’ll visit three themed bars located in unique secret gardens and on rooftops with splendid vistas, hanging out with crowds of cheerful locals enjoying a night out in their homes. You’ll get to check out corners of the city that only locals visit, and uncover some of the city’s coolest spots.

You’ll also get to participate in some local drinking traditions, sampling ouzo and raki paired with mouthwatering finger foods.
From our last stop, you'll have the option to end your night there or to party on as only the Athenians know. You’ll see how locals enjoy life in this city that never sleeps!

Day 2 - Athens to Mykonos Island

Early morning pick-up for your private transfer to Pireas Port of Athens.
Depart Pireas Port on a Fast Ferry to Mykonos island. Journey time is approximately 4 hours.

Welcome to Mykonos Island
Your driver will be there to greet you at the New Port of Mykonos or the Airport. Enjoy a private transfer to your hotel.

Check-in at your hotel. If arrival is before the hotel designated check-in time you may elect to leave your luggage at reception.

The rest of your day is free to explore the island, the main town or go for a swim in one of its many beaches.
No introduction is needed to this jetsetter's island paradise where glamour meets simplicity. Mykonos, this world-famous small island awash in the Aegean Sea attracts visitors from all over the world and from all walks of life. Arriving in their private jets, their private cruisers, by air or fly in on low-cost airlines, by boat or on-board a large cruise ship. Celebrities, famous movie stars. Sheikhs the rich and famous mingle with families, the honeymooners, the young, the tourists and the locals. Mykonos island offers the antithesis of 24/7 partying, peace and relaxation or a mix of both.

Its Little Venice area, the famous windmills, the whitewashed houses in a maze of narrow alleys, beaches, its famous nightlife sets the scene for an unforgettable `Instagram` experience. Then we have the antiquity of UNESCO protected and uninhabited Delos island - a short trip across from Mykonos- shows us that life was thriving here thousands of years ago again in a multicultural society and an important trade centre attracting the ancient known world.

Mykonos makes everybody feel like a celebrity during your stay enjoying 5-star service, gastronomy, beautiful beaches, international all-night parties or just pure relaxation by the pool or at a beach.

Day 3 - Free Day or join the Mykonos Island & Main Town Morning Tour (Optional Excursion)

Today you can explore the island's many beaches, or choose from an amazing array of tour options available on the island.
Relax by the pool and stroll down to the old town for last minute shopping and a chance to bump into a celebrity. The options are endless.
OR
The Mykonos island & Main Town Morning Tour
Make your way to the main town square of Mykonos town to join this tour. Moderate walking through the town’s narrow passages where pirates in the by-gone era were lost and captured in a maze of narrow paths dotted with the local architecture at every corner. See the windmills, the famous beaches and towns on the island, visit a monastery and enjoy a coffee or refreshment at Kalafatis famous beach. Tour operates most morning and on Tuesday afternoons.

Note: Don’t forget to take sun protection and sunglasses, bottled water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Day 4 - Mykonos Island - Delos a World Heritage UNESCO listed island (Optional Excursion)

The UNESCO heritage-listed `sacred` island of Delos
This half-day tour departs at 10:00 in the morning from the Old Pier -located a short walk from the main town of Mykonos. The 45-minute boat ride to the sacred island of Delos will transport you to an ancient world, known not only as the centre of the Cycladic island group but the centre of the ancient world. Called the island of light, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis (Diana) and home to the first multicultural civilization and also the centre of the trade crossroad of the ancient world.

There is a lot to see: Delos was inhabited between 2500 B.C. and 69 B.C. The island boasts many treasures like the ancient marketplace -Agora, the famous terrace of the Naxos Lions, the Holy Lake, the theatre, their living quarters a lot more. See the houses of Dionysus, Cleopatra of Egypt, the Trident, the Masks, the Dolphin mosaic. A UNESCO listed archaeological treasure on an entire island. Visit the Temple of Isis - the Egyptian goddess, the Roman water system and cisterns, the unique museum, mosaics, statues and a myriad of objects found during the excavations.

The boat departs Delos harbour at 2.30 pm but if you still feel energized you may remain a little longer and catch the last boat back to Mykonos at 3.00 pm and maybe climb the islands highest point named Kynthos only 115m high to enjoy the view of the surrounding Cycladic islands.

Note: Don’t forget to take sun protection and sunglasses, bottled water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Day 5 - Mykonos to Santorini Island

After breakfast and check-out your driver will transfer you to Mykonos New Port

Depart Mykonos island on a Highspeed vessel for Santorini island. Your fast journey will take approximately 2 hours.

Welcome to Santorini
Your driver will be there to greet you at the Airport or Port. Enjoy a private transfer to your hotel.

Check-in at your hotel. If arrival is before the hotel designated check-in time you may elect to leave your luggage at reception.

Free afternoon:
Rest of your day free to explore the Kamari area of Santorini.
Enjoy a swim at the nearby beach or lay by the pool. An evening must, is a visit to the main town and a walk along the Caldera connecting the 3 connected towns of Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli. Enjoy a walk through the cobbled streets with a surprise at every corner.
The most amazing views await you from the towns hanging off the cliff. If you are adventurous you may elect to visit the town of Oia (pronounced `ia`) the location for the movie Lana Croft: `Tomb Raider` with Angelina Jolie.
Ensure you are at any location with a view of the volcano across the waters to view the most famous and romantic sunset.

Day 6 - Santorini Island -The Afternoon Catamaran Caldera Sunset Cruise - Small Group (Optional Excursion)

Tour includes pick-up and drop-off from your hotel to port to board the catamaran for this amazing Caldera Cruise of Santorini. View the Red and White beach, the Hot springs of the Volcano for swimming and snorkelling. Enjoy a spectacular sunset with a glass of wine.
Includes Dinner (vegetarian option to be requested), open bar for wines and soft drinks, snorkelling gear and a towel
This cruise is also available in the morning and ends early afternoon.

Note: Don’t forget to take your swimming costume, a beach towel, sun protection and sun glasses, bottled water and wear comfortable walking shoes

Day 7 - Santorini Island Departure Day

After breakfast and check-out, your driver will transfer you to Santorini Port or Airport
TOUR ENDS

POSSIBLE OPTIONS & EXTENSIONS:
If you are continuing your journey to another island or you are traveling to ATHENS please let us know. We can add on any extension to your current package and offer:
-Domestic air tickets.
-Additional Ferry/Highspeed tickets in Greece
-Stopover in Athens. Please view our City Break Packages for more information
-Additional accommodation, transfers, tours or cruises
-Any tailored made package.
Please let us know how we can make your holiday a unique and memorable experience.

Included/Excluded

  • Centrally located 3* hotels
  • Daily Hotel Breakfast
  • Private transfers - Athens, Mykonos and Santorini
  • Highspeed/Ferry economy tickets with seat allocation

Durations

7 days package

Languages

English

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Islands, Cycladic Islands, Greece

FAQs

Government Accomodation Tax
Greek Government Hotel Tax applies to all stays as of 01 January, 2018.
*This tax can only be paid locally at check-in
*Paid for each room and per night
*The amount payable direct to the hotel will be:
•1-2 star hotels and apartments: 0,50€ per room and night
•3 star hotels and apartments: 1,50€ per room and night
•4 star hotels and apartments: 3,00€ per room and night
•5 star hotels and apartments: 0,50€ per room and night
Child and Infant Policy
Child and Infant rates are available upon request.
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