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Athens – Mykonos

Duration:
5,6 Days
Departure:
Everyday
from
410

This package combines the history & culture of Athens with the crazy, glamorous nights aliong with swimming to the sandy beaches of the island of winds, Mykonos.

1ST Day: Arrival in Athens  - Optional Tour: Athens By Night & Greek dance show
Arrival in Athens where our representative will meet and assist you.  Then you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day will be free at your disposal. You can enjoy a walking tour of the historical area of Athens between Plaka and Monastiraki or Ermou Street which is famous for shopping. Late afternoon we recommend our organized tour Athens by Night & Greek dance show.  The tour starts with a visit to the main Greek port of Piraeus, passing by the most important points of the city (City Hall, picturesque yacht's harbour of Microlimano etc). Following the principal avenues and passing by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament we arrive at Plaka. Short pleasant walk through the old unique Athens city to one of the popular taverns for dinner with live bouzouki music and Greek folk dances. Overnight at hotel.

2nd Day: Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis Museum & Optional Half Day tour to Cape Sounion
After our breakfast, you will start our Athens half day tour which begins with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral,and Schliemann’s House. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Your licensed guide will explain more of Athens’s history old and new as you look at these stately buildings. Continue for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  Make your way to the archaeological site of Acropolis an UNESCO’S world heritage monument and visit Propylae the monumental entrance to the Acropolis which blends Doric and Ionic building principles, and the small temple Athena Nike, which stands on a protruding mass of rock, protecting the gate to the citadel and of course the Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens. For those who may be interested  we will continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the  ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. Transfer to hotel & the rest of the day free . On the afternoon we recommend  an organized tour in Cape Sounio & the temple of Poseidon. Begin your Sounio tour with a wonderful drive  along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada,Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). As you approach Cape Sounion, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. At  Cape Sounio where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world(on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns. Transfer back to hotel for overnight.

3rd Day: Athens – Mykonos
Breakfast. Departure for Piraeus port of Athens airport depending on your choice for Mykonos, the islands of winds as it is known. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day at your disposal. Overnight.

4th Day: Optional Tour: Mykonos City Walk & Island Tour
Starting the City-and Island tour by walking the small and narrow streets, we have many  possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning, quiet city. We get orientation und information in the labyrinth of the old town 
as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. Of course we will see the famous wind-mills and find Petros The Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. After this we are exploring the island with a bus, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner landscape. We 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 6km 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 were there is time to  relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price),  before going back to town and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the  town and neigh-bour islands.

5th Day: Optional Full day: Full Day Cruise to Delos Island
A half-day trip, including the services of a professional guide, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, a famous political and religious center in Antiquity. The whole territory of the deserted Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean protected by Unesco as one of the Unesco heritage sites of the world. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then, walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels rom all periods as well as small items of everyday use.

6th Day: Mykonos - Athens - Departure
Breakfast & Transfer to airport or port for departure back to your home country.

Note: The 5 days program includes 1 day less in Mykonos.

Prices and Services

PROGRAM HOTELS PERIOD SALE
ATHENS / MYKONOS 5 DAYS Hermes Hotel 3* / Yiannaki 4* or similar hotels  MAR - MAY 17 410 €
JUN - OCT 17 515 €
The Athenian Calliroe 4* / Grand Beach 4* or similar hotels MAR - MAY 17 460  €
JUN - OCT 17 595 €
NJV Plaza 5* / Petinos Beach 5* or similar hotels MAR - MAY 17 645 €
MAY - OCT 17  870 €
ATHENS / MYKONOS 6 DAYS Hermes Hotel 3* / Yiannaki 4* or similar hotels  MAR - MAY 17 455 €
JUN - OCT 17 595 €
The Athenian Calliroe 4* / Grand Beach 4* or similar hotels MAR - MAY 17 525 €
JUN - OCT 17 715 €
NJV Plaza 5* / Petinos Beach 5* or similar hotels MAR - MAY 17 560 €
MAY - OCT 17  720 €
  • Prices as per person in double room and subject to availability.
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General Notes

  • SINGLE | TRIPLE Rates upon request
  • OPTIONAL TOURS Rates upon request
  • Special offers for groups & Travel agencies

Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in  Athens
  • 2 or 3 nights accommodation in Mykonos
  • Breakfast daily
  • Athens sightseeing tour – Half day city tour including the Acropolis museum
  • Entrance fees of the Acropolis and Acropolis museum
  • Services of a Professional and licensed guide for the sightseeing of Athens
  • Round trip transfers as per itinerary
  • Ferry  tickets Piraeus – Mykonos – Piraeus in economy class with regular boat
  • Information documents
  • VAT
  • Travel Insurance

Not included

  • International flight tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expensses
  • Anything is not included on the included services