The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
PricesJNB: R 22,877.00CPT: R 22,825.00DBN: R 22,765.00
Valid From1st of May 2018 (Tuesday)
Valid To31st of May 2018 (Thursday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Book your classic Greek Island Hopping itinerary NOW for your Med spring break!
A visit to Greece and the Cyclades Islands is incomplete if you don't spend some time in some of its 200 inhabited islands. Visit the Acropolis, surrounded by modern Athens, and see the Temple of Zeus, just to name a few.
About the Holiday
Day 1: Arrival Athens
Welcome to Athens and the Greek islands! Upon your arrival you will be met by a Siva Travel representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival, enjoy a free afternoon exploring the city or a nice meal underneath the Acropolis.
Day 2 : Sailing to Paros
Transfer to the port of Piraeus, board the boat and enjoy the amazing views across the Aegean, passing many rocky islands as you make your way to the beautiful islands of Paros, with its traditional sugar cube buildings, many great beaches, countless bars and nightclubs! Paros is a well-known party island and at the same time has so much to offer. Picturesque villages and beautiful scenery, local vineyards for the wine lovers, cultural experiences for the in depth travelers! Whether you are looking for a buzzy holiday or a peaceful vacation, Paros certainly has it!
Day 3-4 : Paros at leisure
Enjoy two full days to discover the island. Swim in the clear blue water of Kolymbithres, eat fresh fish at the seaside village of Naoussa or perhaps take a short 30min ferry to the nearby island of Antiparos.
Day 5 : Sailing to Naxos
Farewell to Paros island as we sail to Naxos. Naxos is the largest of the Greek Islands of the Cyclades. It is the nuptial isle of the god Dionysus and has the highest mountain of the group, Mount Zas.
The island was for many centuries under the rule of the Venetians and Marko Sanudo. Explore the Venetian town and the many picturesque villages, see the fertile valleys and taste the local agricultural products, enjoy the sandy beaches and for the restless, why not follow one the many hiking paths the island has to offer.
Day 6- 7: Naxos at leisure
Free day in this beautiful island: explore the landscapes and Ancient temples or just relax by one of the numerous sandy beaches.
Day 8 : Return to Athens
Take the ferry back Athens. On arrival at the port, you will be met by a Siva representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Take the opportunity to check out the Athenian night life. There is always a wide variety of things to do and enjoy in Athens.
Day 9: Athens Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will be experiencing the Athens sightseeing tour and will be visiting the Acropolis museum. The evening will be at leisure.
Day 10 : Depart Athens
After a nice breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the day in the city before you are transferred to Athens International Airport to catch your flight home.
Clients have to exchange ferry vouchers with the original ferry tickets, in order to embark the ship. Clients will receive their ferry tickets upon their arrival to each place or the latest one day prior sailing. If for any reason, you do not receive them, please contact the local agent the latest 24 hours prior sailing in order to exchange their voucher. Ferry tickets from Piraeus to the next destination/island will be delivered to Athens hotel. The rest of the tickets will be delivered by the local agents on each island.
Includes & Excludes
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Athens
- Approximate taxes and airline levy
- Round trip transfers in Athens
- Round trip port transfers in Paros and Naxos
- 3 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Athens
- 3 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Paros
- 3 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Naxos
- Half day tour of Athens
- Ferry tickets
- FREE Half day tour of Athens
- Meals and beverages not specified
- Passport and Visa costs
- Travel and medical insurance
- Items of a personal nature
AthensAthens (Athina) is named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who, according to legend, won the city after defeating Poseidon in a duel. The goddess’ victory was celebrated by the construction of a temple on the Acropolis, the site of the city’s earliest settlement in Attica.
The most important site of interest in Athens is the Parthenon on the Acropolis. This structure dominates the area of central Athens. From the midst of modern Athens rises the Acropolis and sitting prominently atop lies the Acropolis. A popular stop for many is the Chapel of St George which is located atop Lycabettus Hill in central Athens. The views of the city of Athens from the top are excellent. On a clear day one might even see some of the nearby islands. If you are interested in shopping, Athens has a bit to offer. It is possible to buy the latest fashion designs from European designers to local items made by local designers. If one street stands out for shopping it would have to be Ermou.
Athens enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with the greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occurring from mid-October to mid-April. Snowfalls occur almost on a yearly basis, though these do not normally lead to significant, if any, disruption. Spring and fall (autumn) are considered ideal seasons for sightseeing and all kinds of outdoor activities. Summers can be particularly hot and at times prone to smog and pollution related conditions.
Athens is home to 148 theatrical stages, more than any other European city, including the famous ancient Herodes Atticus Theater, home to the Athens Festival, which runs from May to October each year.