Highlights of Greece

The cultural and social life of Greece plays out amid and around the remnants of ancient landmarks. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, dine on fresh seafood and don’t forget to try the Ouzo!

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All about the Highlights of Greece.
Step back in time on a journey to Greece, where iconic ruins bring ancient history to life. This comprehensive tour through the cradle of Western Civilization brings the distant past and vibrant present into sharp focus. Between the must-see historical sites of Athens and the breezy sway of Santorini at sundown, you won’t have a moment to waste.
Creative surprises lie around nearly every corner, so we leave room in your schedule for spontaneous discovery: buy a ticket to that dance show that’s just starting as you walk by, or sit down at the restaurant where the musicians are setting up.
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  1. Day 1 Arrival in Athens

    Arrival in Athens. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  2. Day 2 Athens city tour

    This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex. Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National 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 order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.

  3. Day 3 Athens to Santorini

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

    Rest of the day at leisure.

  4. Day 4 Santorini

    The tour starts with the bus pick up from the pick-up point to the Port of Athinios and continues with the King Thiras boat to the lava island of Nea Kameni. King Thiras will make a stop to give you the opportunity to ascend the soil path and approach the crater of the still active volcano. After seeing the crater, you will walk back down the path and get on King Thiras boat. You will sail to the second lava island of Palea Kameni and reach the Hot Springs. The boat makes a stop approximately 50 m from the opening so you can dive in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, or relax and enjoy the view.

    The tour continues to Thirasia Island which was part of Santorini before the big explosion of the volcano. You will stay in Thirasia for two hours having the chance to go swimming, have lunch next to the sea or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. Sailing under Oia, on the way back to Athinios port, you may take wonderful pictures of the cliffs and the breathtaking scenery. At the port of Athinios, the bus will be waiting to take you back to the place where you started the excursion.

  5. Day 5 Santorini

    Explore Santorini on your own. Not to forget, in the evening you can enjoy an open-air Cinema. Laze around Kamari Beach.

  6. Day 6 Santorini to Mykonos

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port for your speed ferry to Mykonos.

    On arrival at Mykonos Port, you will be received and transferred to your hotel.

    Rest of the day at leisure.

  7. Day 7 Mykonos

    After breakfast at the hotel, rest of the day at leisure.

  8. Day 8 Mykonos Island tour

    Mykonos – Labyrinth and Landscape…A pearl in the Aegean Sea – blue sky, beautiful snow – white houses, lovely beaches everywhere…Starting the City-and Island tour by walking the small and narrow streets, you have many possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning, quiet city. You’ll get orientation and information in the labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. Of course, you will see the famous wind-mills and find Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos.

    After this you are exploring the island on a bus, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner land- scape. You see fishermen and kaikis, small private chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style. In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, an idyllic place 6 kms. from town, where the guests have enough free time for a stroll around the traditional square and they can visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century. Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment, before going back to town and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the town and neighbor islands.

  9. Day 9 Mykonos to Athens

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port for your ferry to Athens.

    On arrival at Athens Port, you will be received and transferred to the Hotel.

    Rest of the day at leisure.

  10. Day 10 Athens

    We pick you up from your hotel early in the morning in order to take you by coach to the port for embarkation on the cruise ship. At 08:00 the cruise ship departs and sails for the first stopover on the island of Hydra. There you will spend approximately one hour, thus you have free time to explore the unique island. Embarkation and sail to the island of Poros, separated from Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros town. Leisure time in Poros will be approximately 60 minutes. After two hours trip, you shall arrive in the last port, the island of Aegina, where you have time either to make an optional tour visiting the Athena Afea Temple or to swim to the nearest beaches of the island. Total time to be spent in the last Island is one hour and a half. Lunch is served on board during the voyage. Re-embarkation and sailing back to the port of Athens.

    Arrive late in the afternoon and transfer by coach back to your hotel.

  11. Day 11 Athens

    Day at leisure. We recommend visiting Plaka and Monastiraki.

    A fun lively atmosphere that is filled with historical sites like the Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Temple of Hephaestus, and Stoa of Attalos. A great area to wander, shop, eat, and sightsee.

  12. Day 12 Departure from Athens

    Depending on your departure details, you may have time to visit local museums and markets or simply sit down on the terrace of the hotel and enjoy the leisure time.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +91 98226 66560 and we will start creating your perfect trip.