Highlights: Santorini – Mykonos
9 days / 8 nights
Arrival to Athens
Arrive to Athens and transfer to your hotel in the Athens city centre. Visit Plaka, the old town and optionally take a night enjoyment in a traditional Greek tavern with folklore program with Greek dances, Greek food and wine.
Next day morning visit by your own the historical centre of Athens – Acropolis – Parthenon – Erechtheion- Monastiraki- Syntagma Sq. or take a half day Athens sightseeing tour.
Late afternoon transfer to Piraeus to get the evening ferry boat (8hrs deck class) to Santorini island. Transfer to your hotel for a 2 nights stay at Santorini, the lost Atlantis according to many researchers. Three full days in the island to explore the nice beaches and villages of Santorini by your own and admire the fantastic sun sets of Santorini. Additionally take a full day cruise around the breath-taking island of Santorini. Board on a sailing boat and sail to the island of Nea Kameni. Walk up to the still active volcano for a view of the Caldera. The cruise continues to the island of Palea Kameni, where you will have the opportunity to swim in the warm waters of the bay. Continue to the island of Thirassia, where you may choose to ride a mule to the village of Manolas. Return to the port of Athinios in Santorini, passing by the beautiful cliffs and Oia. Don’t miss to visit, at Akrotiri, the ruins of a Minoan city which had been destroyed around the year 1500c B.C. by an eruption of the volcano of Thera.
Transfer to the port for your ferry (4hrs,deck class) to Mykonos. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the rest of the day at leisure by enjoying a coffee at Small Venice and admire the sun set. Three full days to enjoy yourself, don’t forget, you are on the full fan island of Mykonos where the life runs 24 hours a day. Swim in the beautiful beaches of Mykonos, St. Ioannis with its picturesque church – St. Stefano – St. Anna – Kalafatis beach – Paradise and Super Paradise, etc and visit the village of Ano Mera, well-known for the monastery of Panagia Tourliani and the typical square with the Greek taverns.
Additionally take half day tour to Delos. Sail from Mykonos to the island of Delos which was once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. View the Sacred Harbour, and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis. Visit the museum housing archaeological artefacts found on the island and the tourist pavilion
Early morning ferry to Piraeus and transfer to Athens airport.