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Greek Island explorer - 7 days

Greek Island explorer - 7 days

Athens, Greece

From: R 12,089.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 12,089.00
  • Trip Reference

    #8763
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 Days
  • Valid From

    16th of October 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Valid To

    31st of October 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Enjoy the Greek islands, the sun, the sea and the sheer beauty of the scenery! 

Start with the ancient wonders of Athens and  travel between the Mediterranean paradises of Santorini and Mykonos.

 

About the Holiday

DAY 01: Athens

 

Arrival in Athens. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.
Overnight Athens

 

DAY 02: Athens

Athens city tour starts from the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit, the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Overnight Athens

DAY 03: Athens to Santorini

Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira. Overnight Santorin.

DAY 04: Santorini

Take an optional boat trip in the world’s biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath. Overnight Santorini.

DAY 05: Santorini to Mykonos

Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife. Overnight Mykonos.

DAY 06: Mykonos

Free day today. Spend the day on the beach, stroll around the town or take a trip to one of the small villages. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum
Overnight Mykonos.

DAY 07: Mykonos to Athens

Transfer to the port for your ferry to Athens and our tour concludes with your arrival to Athens port.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Inbound Airport Transfer – Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for Athens city tour
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  •  Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • 2 nights in Athens at the 4 star Titania Hotel
  • 2 nights Mykonos at the 4 star Hotel Petinos
  • 2 nights in Santorini at the 4 star El Greco Hotel Resort
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tips except guide and transfer staff

The rate for departure

Excludes
  • International flights
  • Visa costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
Package Conditions:

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.

Athens
Athens (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.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 12 January 2018.

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