Athens Airport – El. Venizelos | Heraklio Airport
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We will begin with a panoramic tour passing by the most important monuments and landmarks of the city. We will marvel the Panathinaikon stadium (the marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896), pass by the ex Royal Palace and today the Prime Minister’s residence, the Zappeion (ex Royal gardens and today conference and exhibition hall), the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament with the tomb of the unknown soldier guarded by the colorful Evzones, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the old Parliament, Constitution (Syntagma) square and St. Paul’s church. Our panoramic tour will end at the Acropolis, for our guided visit, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. After your visit you will have free time on your own to explore Plaka, the old part of the town with the neoclassical buildings, the lovely narrow streets and the numerous little shops and tavernas. Later you can optionally follow our afternoon excursion to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon . Cape Sounion is located at the southern-most tip of Attica some 70 kilometers from the center of Athens. We will be driving along the coastal road of Attica, passing through some of the most prestigious suburbs of Athens, like Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. The temple of Poseidon is built on the top of a high rock, offering stunning panoramic views of the Aegean sea, and on a clear day you can spot up to 7 of the Cycladic islands. Return to your hotel in Athens for overnight.
After breakfast transfer to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. Arrival at the famous island and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Days at leisure to explore the famous island, a meeting point for the international «jet set». Discover its amazing beaches and enjoy the unique night-life
Breakfast and morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the port of Mykonos to catch the local high-speed ferry to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Days at leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira and Oia with the breathtaking views to the Volcano
and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Enjoy the unique beaches or take a boat tour to the Caldera islands.
Breakfast and morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the port of Mykonos to catch the local high-speed ferry to Crete. Arrival in Heraklion and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Days at leisure to explore the biggest of the Greek islands. Make sure to try the unique Cretan food, explore the Minoan civilization
at Knossos, discover the beautiful beaches of Elounda, and enjoy a boat ride to historical Spinalonga
Breakfast and morning at leisure until the time to transfer to Heraklion airport for your departure flight.