Greece & the Isles:
Athens- Crete-Santorini- Mykonos-Delos-Paros
10 Days

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You will only  travel with your own group and you never have to share buses or hotel rooms with strangers!

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One teacher travels free for every 6  passengers.  

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1-   Departure

Take an overnight Flight  to Athens

Day 2  - Athens  

Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel with your private Coach Bus.  Have dinner at the hotel and after a short rest take a walk in Athens , the historical Capital of Europe, with a long and fascinating history which is evident at every corner of the city.

 

Day 3  - Athens  

Breakfast at the hotel.  Private Coach Bus Excursions. 

Start with a guided tour of Acropolis, the ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.  It contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.

Next visit the Agora of Athens which was the center of the ancient city: a large, open square where the citizens could assemble for a wide variety of purposes. On any given day the space might be used as a market, or for an election, a dramatic performance, a religious procession, military drill, or athletic competition.  

And lastly visit the New Acropolis Museum, rated one of the best museums in the world and dedicated to Parthenon and its surrounding temples.  

Finish the day by having a delicious dinner at the  Plaka District!

 

Day 4  - Crete  

After breakfast at the hotel,  transfer to the airport with your private Coach Bus and take a short flight to the Island of Crete.

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges.  Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

Take a Guided Tour  of  the  first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.), the Knossos Palace where the dynasty of Minos ruled.
This was destroyed in 1700 B.C and a new palace built in its place.

 

Take a walking tour of Heraklion, the capital of Crete.  The sea, as well as excellent food and friendly, welcoming people make this place a delightful place to visit.

Overnight accommodation and Dinner in Heraklion

 

Day 5 – Santorini  

After breakfast at the hotel, take a high speed ferry to the magnificent island of  Santorini.  The island with its multicolored rock formations,

beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, and an active volcano is the most popular Greek Isle.  

Visit the ancient village of  Akrotiri.  Nicknamed Santorini’s Pompeii, it’s similar in that both were buried in a volcanic eruption.

Dinner and overnight accommodations in Santorini

 

Day 6- Santorini  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today enjoy a full day Santorini Caldera Boat Tour.  Aboard a Private Traditional Caique sailing boat tour with an escort.   Set sail  for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. Disembark and walk an ascending soil path to approach the crater of the still active Volcano. An incredible sight, even if you are not viewing a volcano for your first time! On return to the boat, visit the second lava islet called Palea Kameni, where you will find its Hot Springs and have a chance to swim in the green sulfur waters ( please don’t wear white swimsuits as they will turn to yellow permanently!),   heal any ailments in its therapeutic waters!

Dinner and Overnight accommodations at Santorini  

   

Day 7  - Paros  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day excursion to the Island  of Paros on high speed ferry.  

Paros is among the most popular islands of Cyclades located in the heart of the Aegean Sea. The Parian traditional villages, particularly Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes, are perfect samples of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for the exotic water and the golden sand.  

Island tour to include visits to:

Lefkis Village

Kolymbithres beach

Nassoua Village

Archaeological Museum

vernight and dinner in Paros

 

Day 8  - Paros - Delos- Mykonos  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early Charter Boat to the Islands of Delos and Mykonos.

First stop at the  UNESCO world heritage site of Delos. It’s an ark of history, floating lazily on the waters of the Aegean Sea. It’s a chance to walk around the revival of the glory of the Greek civilization.  

Second stop will be at the Island of Mykonos, Greece's most popular and  cosmopolitan Island.

Perhaps one of the most photographed spots on the island, Little Venice, is made up of homes that were built in the 18th century and have their foundations in the sea. It has been said that behind these doors above the waterline, pirates would store their loot!  

In the afternoon choose between two activities:

  1. Ceramic Workshop

  2. Cooking class

Return to Paros for overnight and dinner

 

Day 9 – Athens

Breakfast at the hotel.

Aboard the High speed ferry back to Athens.  

Arrive and transfer to your hotel

Extra Options:  

Visit the National Archaeological Museum 

Bike Tour of Athens 

Visit the Stadium 

Explore the Plaka district

Time for Shopping

Dinner and overnight Athens

Greek Dance show at Tavern Kalokerinos

             

Day 10 -  Flight Home

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to the airport

Flight Home!

The price of your tour includes the following

Round Trip Airfare on a major carrier

Ground Transportation including Transfers,Coach Buses and Trains

Breakfast & Dinners

Local Tour Escorts and Guides

Accommodations in centrally located Hotels

Entrances and Guided Tours as per Program

Comprehensive Travel Insurance

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