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7 Days in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini – Unique Greek Experience
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Unique Experience in Athens & Greek Islands
Day 1st – Cape Sounio- Temple of Poseidon Private tour
- Temple of Poseidon
Day 2nd – Athens Full Day Private tour
- Acropolis Hill – Parthenon – Erechtheion
- Dionysus Theatre – Herodion Odeon
- Temple of Zeus – Arch of Hadrian
- Old Olympic Stadium
- Parliament – Changing of the Guards
- Academy of science – Athens University – National Library
- Ancient Agora
- Lunch break at a traditional tavern
- New Acropolis Museum
- Lycabettus Hill
- Plaka – The Old City
Day 3rd – Ancient Corinth & Olive Oil Tasting – Arrival in Mykonos Island
- Corinth Canal
- Ancient Corinth
- Temple of Apollo
- Olive Mill
- Ferry to Mykonos Island
Day 4th – Mykonos Semi Private Cruise in Delos & Rhenia
- Admire the blue Aegean waters and see the islands of Delos and Rhenia
- Have two swimming- snorkelling stops with complimentary snorkelling gear in isolated caves with crystal clear water
- Enjoy a full lunch in Mediterranean style, freshly cooked on-board
- Access the open- bar
Day 5th – Santorini Semi Private Cruise
- Ferry to Santorini Island
- Discover the beauty of Santorini on a catamaran Cruise
- Red Beach (swim and snorkel)
- White Beach (swim and snorkel)
- Black mountain (swim and snorkel)
- Hot springs (swim)
- Dive next to the volcano
- Enjoy a delicious lunch on board
Day 6th – Santorini Highlights Full Day private tour
- Pyrgos Village
- Red Beach
- Akrotiri Excavations
- Santo Winery
Day 7th – Departure Transfer
The immense blue of the Aegean Sea and the extraordinary landscape make Greece ideal for honeymooners, but Cape Sounio has its own special atmosphere that awakens the romantic in everyone. A place where you can share enchanted precious moments with your significant other.
We will begin by driving along the Athenian Riviera, with the Aegean piercing through you. Progressively passing the uptown suburbs (Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). We will stop at the picturesque peninsula of Vouliagmeni. This is the most expensive piece of land in the whole of Greece with its majestic mineral water spa-like. Its mild climate and water temperature makes it an all-year-round possibility. The most expensive hotel in Attica can be found here, just to explain how special this destination is.
Continuing along the dreamy coast, taking in the Aegean, the Saronic Gulf and its small islands we will deliver you to the magical Cape Sounio with its sunset that is to die for. Crowning the cape is the Temple of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. It is surrounded by the remains of its fortifications, gateway, and houses. Close by are also the remains of Athena Souniada. This precious site will be hard to top off but you will enjoy an idyllic dinner by the sea. A true romantic can never pass up a chance to visit Sounio.
Sightseeing in Athens starts with the hill of Acropolis which will make your day. On the historical hill you will have the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple of Zeus, the biggest temple in antiquity, devoted to the King of the Gods, by the way of Hadrian’s Arch.
From there we will visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.
Next driving alongside the National Garden, we will see the changing of the guard (Evzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.
After that, we will drive to Panepistimiou Street, one of the most historical streets of Athens, to see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century, but more importantly we’ll see the Architectural trilogy of Athens (The Academy – The University – The National Library).
Then, moving into the historical center of the city we will drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of Acropolis to the Aegean Sea.
You will be feeling hungry by now, so our next stop is going to be a Greek tavern with the authentic Greek Pitta Gyros in the traditional neighbourhood of Koukaki.
Enjoy your lunch and taste Gyros, the most popular Greek recipe, with a set menu, as described below:
•1 Pitta Gyros (pork or chicken or veg, fried potatoes, tzatziki, tomato, onion)
•1 Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, green pepper, olives & feta cheese, dressed with salt, Greek oregano, and olive oil)
•1 piece of Baklava (layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey)
•1 Drink (beer or glass of wine or soft drink)
(Please contact us in case of food allergies or dietary restrictions)
After lunch, we will visit the two historically old neighbourhoods of Athens, Plaka and Monastiraki, where the famous Andrianou Street is located and be ending at the flea market (shopping area) where you will also visit the Ancient Greek Agora, which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech. In the ancient Greek Agora, you will visit the Temple of Hephaestus (the best-preserved temple in Greece standing largely as built) and a small museum housed under the Portico of Attalos.
Eventually bringing us to the New Acropolis Museum, a brand new museum opened in 2009 to host all the findings that have been excavated on the hill of Acropolis and its slopes, also known as the museum of the senses. It is counted as one of the best museums in the world.
The half-day tour of Corinth and Olive Oil Mill is a great opportunity to combine the magnificent landscape of the Saronic Gulf and one of the major archaeological sites of Greece, Ancient Corinth, along with learning everything about the Greek extra virgin olive oil.
The tour begins with a drive along a coastal road. During the ride, you will see some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Our first stop the incredible Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and fusing the Saronic Gulf with the Corinthian Sea. You will have the pleasure of walking across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, for the adventurous on some days bungee jumping, is an option.
Continuing we will drive you to Ancient Corinth. Historically the city was dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth, and the old Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. The site located at the base of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the Temple of God Apollo and a small museum. In addition to its archaeological and historical interest, Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. It was here that the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of the time.
Then, we will drive up to the imposing castle of Acrocorinth, which is known as the most impressive of the Acropolis of mainland Greece. You will have time to take some great photos of the Corinthian Gulf and feel amazed by this incredible castle.
On leaving the site, we will visit an Olive Mill.
Four generations of family tradition in extra virgin olive oil production will be unveiled in front of you!
Visit the family’s first olive grove & get a guided tour at the facilities and presentation of the production line of extra virgin olive oil.
Be amazed by the virtual reality video presentation. Wearing the virtual reality mask, you will have the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience watching a video with all the stages of cultivation, production & bottling of extra virgin olive oil.
After that, you will enjoy a presentation of Greek extra virgin olive oil (varieties, categories of olive oil, health benefits & useful tips for the proper storage of extra virgin olive oil), ending your tour with a professional tasting experience.
You will have the opportunity to walk in an old olive grove, see the olive press, watch a video about olives and taste olives and olive oil.
Finally, we will make our way to Rafina port, so as to catch the afternoon ferry to Mykonos Island.
After an around 4,5 hours ferry ride, you will arrive at Mykonos island, the island ”of the winds”. After disembarking the ferry, you will see your driver holding a sign with your name.
Welcome in Mykonos island! Mykonos is the party animal of the Cyclades, Greece’s answer to Ibiza, but it also has a quiet charm and a dining scene to rival the other Greek islands. It’s known as the island of the winds and famous for its Cycladic architecture, with blue domed churches and white houses. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel for check in. Enjoy free the rest of your day in Mykonos!
Today you are going to be picked up from your hotel and get on board to a Catamaran for a sailing tour to the neighbouring islands of Rhenia & Delos! This 5 Hours Semi Private cruise will give you the opportunity to admire the blue Aegean waters and see the islands of Delos and Rhenia. Get the most of your day with two swimming- snorkelling stops (the snorkelling gear is provided complimentary) in isolated caves with crystal clear water, away from the crowds and perfect for swimming, relaxing, sunbathing, snorkelling and enjoy your full meal! On board, you will be served a full lunch in Mediterranean style, freshly cooked on-board, right in front of you! Open-bar is included as well (sodas, water, beer, white wine). When the weather is too windy , the itinerary will change and you will sail along the south coast of Mykonos, visiting the famous beaches of the island and a beautiful isolated cove.
After your cruise, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at your own leisure.
Your driver will be waiting for you today morning at the pre-arranged time at your hotel, so as to drive you to the port to catch your ferry to Santorini Island.
After a 3- hours ferry ride, you will arrive in Santorini island. After disembarking, you will see your driver waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. You will be driven to your hotel for check in. You will have time to relax or take a walk around, before been picked up for your Sunset cruise.
Explore all the gems of Santorini on a catamaran cruise and enjoy moments of fun and pleasure! You will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in White, Red Beach & Black Mountain . You will stop at the Hot springs for swimming and photos. Then, it’s time to dive next to the volcano, having amazing Caldera views! Enjoy a delicious lunch on board, while exploring the amazing island of Santorini from water! After your cruise, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
The tour starts with a drive to Oia (pronounced Ia), is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its beauty, the incredible sunset and some amazing hotels. It is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini (and some say of Greece). The village is situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano and the island of Thirassia.
Oia is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue-domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, restaurants, cafes, and other shops. Oia is quieter than Fira and the busiest area is the main pedestrian that runs along its length. At the entrance of the village there is a car park where visitors can leave their vehicle and enjoy long walks in the picturesque paths. The volcano from here is much less imposing but you can still get some gorgeous views. Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.
The walk from Fira to Firostefani through the old cobblestone path is the best way to visit this picturesque settlement, enjoying the magnificent view to the Caldera.
The blue dome of Aghioi Theodoroi church (Saints Theodore) is featured in many photos of Santorini. Should you find it open, take a look at the old icon on its chancel screen. Two smaller Catholic chapels, dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary) and Aghioi (St) Theodoroi used to stand at this very point, in the past. In 1570, a sailor brought back from Russia an icon depicting Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. In order to honour it, the Catholics built a big church in the place of the two smaller chapels, and soon people spread the word that the icon was miraculous.
As you are walking in Firostefani, you will also come across the church of Aghios Gerassimos and the square, a meeting point for locals and tourists.
The settlement has luxurious hotels, rooms to let, restaurants, cafes, mini markets and other shops.
It’s the highest village of Santorini, giving you the opportunity of getting the most amazing views of the island.
Pyrgos village with the narrow paths and the traditional stone houses is a must see of Santorini.
Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Its existence is recorded back to the 17th century. Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine cavas, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces. A prominent feature of the historical homes and mansions are the high walls, inner courtyards and solid wooden door entrances, built for privacy and for safety against marauding pirates.
A great effort is been made by local residents and businessmen to preserve the characteristics and beauty of this traditional settlement, and many of the original houses that had fallen into disrepair, have been restored to their former glory.
The Red beach is one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island, located near Akrotiri village. The reason for its popularity is its colour!
A huge attraction of the island and arguably the most famous beach lies on the southernmost part of Santorini. It is located in Akrotiri village, close to the important archaeological site of Akrotiri. To reach the beach you have to walk a couple of minutes on a downhill path. A great number of visitors come to Red Beach just to stare and photograph it.
Red Beach is without a doubt worth a visit considering that it is a rare sight, probably unique in the whole world, where red is the dominant color. It is enclosed by steep red hills that create a captivating, wild scenery. If you stand on the top you will set eyes on enormous volcanic rocks situated in the sea, small pebbles and sand of various colors, mainly red, all along the beach and appealing dark blue waters. This wonderful palette of contrasting colors will mesmerize you. Another natural marvel the volcano created.
Don’t forget to take many photos of this incomparable landscape and the images of natural beauty it lavishly offers.
Akrotiri was a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. The settlement was destroyed in the Theran Eruption sometime in the 16th century BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato’s story of Atlantis. Akrotiri has been excavated since 1967.
The Akrotiri archaeological site is open to visitors, set in a big, light and airy building. The ruins need to be covered up as the houses are made of mud bricks so would get damaged by water.
Walkways are suspended above the ruins and take you around the edge of the city. But what’s ground level for us is roof height in Akrotiri – the layer of ash was up to 40 metres thick in places so it takes a lot of painstakingly digging and the removal of huge quantities of rock to get down to the original street level. A pathway leads down through some of the reconstructed houses, where you can see details like an original Minoan toilet and a stone bathtub.
During the excavations lots of different remnants of people’s everyday lives were uncovered among the buildings, and they’re what makes the site so fascinating. The ash has perfectly preserved the Minoan way of life, from painted frescoes to hundreds of pots. These range from drinking cups up to giant storage vessels decorated with geometric patterns. Many are amazingly still intact, and some even had remains of olive oil or fish inside.
You can see some artifacts at the site, but many others have been moved to the archaeological museum in Fira, and the best of Akrotiri’s frescoes are on display in Athens’ National Archaeological Museum. Furniture like beds, chairs and tables have been recreated by pouring plaster into the casts made by the ash, like they did with people’s bodies in Pompeii. But the big difference at Akrotiri is that no human or animal remains were found here.
It’s thought there were probably lots of foreshocks before the big eruption, so the Minoans had time to pack up their livestock and valuables and leave the city, unlike in Pompeii where it all happened so quickly. As it was a rich seafaring city, people probably had easy access to boats which made it easy for them to escape. Though where they went next and why they never came back to Santorini is another of the many mysteries that surround Akrotiri.
Lastly, we will visit one of the most famous wineries of the island and sense the unique taste of Vinsanto and the other Protected Destination of Origin wines.
Inclusions - Exclusions
Private Tours are personal and flexible just for you and your party.
Transports by private vehicle
- Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
Hotel/ Port/ Airport pickup and drop-off
- Lunch at the Athens full day tour: Pitta Gyros, Greek salad, Baklava, Drink (Day 2)
- Ferry tickets (Athens to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini)
- Tour leader in Santorini Full Day tour (Day 6)
- Olive & Olive Oil Tasting (Day 3)
- Wine tasting (Day 6)
- Meal & drinks at the cruises (Day 4 & 5)
- Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost]
- Flight Tickets
- Personal expenses
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