Upon your arrival at the Athens International Airport, please proceed towards the exit after collecting your baggage. Our representative holding a Make My Trip placard will meet you at the exit and take you to your hotel, to assist you with a prompt check-in. The afternoon is free for you to spend at your leisure. For your first night in Athens, we suggest you book an optional Athens by Night Tour and/or a Folklore Dance Show and Dinner.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a city tour of Athens. This is a 3-hour orientation tour of the city, with quick photo stops only. Entry tickets are not included. You will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games were held in 1896. We will pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (the old Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. We will also pass by the Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
We will arrive in Acropolis and visit the Museum to view the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally- Parthenon. It is said that “Parthenon” means harmony between material and spirit, and puts order in the mind. The afternoon is free for you to spend at your leisure. You could take a trip to Cape Sounio you could go shopping in the walking area of Plaka. Plaka is a walking street close to the Acropolis, which includes a number of cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops, bakeries, street vendors and other clothing stores.
Early morning, our representative will pick you up from your hotel. You are requested to get ready in time and head immediately for breakfast. The driver and representative will not be able to wait more than 5 minutes, as we need to board the ferry to Mykonos in time. Our representative will take you to the Piraeus Port (45 minutes driving distance) in an air-conditioned coach. The ferry duration is approximately 5 hours.
Upon your arrival in Mykonos, our representative will take you to your hotel for a prompt check-in and rest. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a walking tour of the capital-Chora. This will help you learn more about the island and acquaint you with one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. Chora is a great place to learn about the history and lifestyle of the island. The evening is free for you to spend at your leisure. You could enjoy some free time just relaxing, shopping or enjoying the nightlife of Mykonos. Mykonos is famous for its clubs, parties and exciting nightlife. You could head out to a café or restaurant for authentic Greek food, or attend a party by the beach.
The day is free to spend at your leisure. You can enjoy breakfast at your convenience, and explore the island through our optional tours or on your own via buses that run regularly on the island. We recommend a half day tour to Delos Island. The island of Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations on this island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Delos was the holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek Mythology made it the birthplace of two Greek gods: Apollo and Artemis (They are both twins and children of Zeus. Apollo is the God of music, and Artemis is the goddess of chastity and purity)
After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will take you to the Mykonos port for your ferry to Santorini. The ferry will take 3-4 hours to reach Santorini. Upon your arrival, our representative/guide will take you to the hotel to assist with the check-in. Santorini is a volcano island, built on lava from the volcano that erupted many thousands of years ago.
The day is free to spend at your leisure. You could head out to explore the island via buses that run at a regular schedule, or you could pick from one of our optional tours. Among our optionals, we recommend the Caldera-Volcano-Hot Springs and the Oia Sunset Cruise.
About the full day optional tour: The tour starts by bus from the designated pick up point (walking distance from the hotel). The bus will drop you to Athinios Port, where you will board the boat: King Thiras. The first stop will be the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. We will stop here for approximately 1 hour and walk up the ascending soil path to the crater of the active volcano. We will walk back down to the boat later, to continue our journey to the island of Palea Kameni, where the boat will stop for 30 minutes, about 50 minutes away from the opening. You can swim in the green Sulphur waters of the Hot Springs or just enjoy the view. The journey continues on to Thirassia Island, which was once a part of Santorini, before the big eruption of the volcano. We will stay here for two hours and you will have the opportunity to swim on the beach of Thirassia, have lunch next to the sea if you wish to (lunch not included), or to explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional Greek houses (you can explore Manola on foot or on donkeys). Lastly, we will sail to the port of Armeni underneath Oia, where you will walk up the steps to reach Oia in order to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in the world. The tour ends 30 minutes after sunset, when you gather at the pickup point in Oia. The bus will bring you back to the point where you started from.