Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.
|PLACES TO VISIT||Athens – Mykonos – Santorini|
Day 1: Arrival In Athens
Witness the beauty as night falls and the ancient city of Athens is transformed by light and shadow! Join us for Athens by Night, a tour off all that’s on offer as the Greek capital descends into darkness. Cruise between glowing, proud buildings with a short panoramic drive through the city centre. Drink in and admire the illuminated Acropolis from the slopes of the sacred hill, offering a nighttime photo opportunity that is second to none. Relax with a pleasant nightly stroll through the picturesque labyrinth of streets and neoclassical architecture of Plaka, Athens’ old historical neighbourhood. Discover why this enchanting urban maze is known as the ‘Neighbourhood of the Gods’! Having worked up an appetite, indulge in a delicious, typical Greek dinner at a traditional style tavern, and enjoy the free folk show and Greek music. Our splendid nightly sojourn departs at 20:00 and returns at around 00:30. Departure points can vary depending on your hotel, and can be arranged in advance to suit. The tour price includes transfers, a guide, traditional Greek dinner and live Greek music. It is recommended you bring a camera so as not to miss those stunning night time snaps, and some extra money and a jacket just in case.
Meeting/pick-up point: From hotel in Athens city.
Duration: Four-and-a-half hours.
Start/opening time: At 8pm.
End/closing time: At 12.30am.
Day 2: Athens - Mykonos
Later begin the Simply Mykonos Tour.
Feel the magic of this almost exclusive island, Mykonos as we explore all of its most iconic and much-loved aspects. See the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city then move on to the paradise that is Kalafatis beach to fully relax
* See all the most iconic landmarks in Mykonos
* Understand the local culture and daily life
* Relax on one of the most precious beaches on the island
The pearl of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is truly a slice of heaven on earth. With clear blue skies, quaint, little white washed houses, outstretching sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, it’s more beautiful than you can ever imagine. Starting early in the morning in Mykonos Town, we’ll wonder the little cobbled streets and ponder the everyday island life. With perfect lighting due to sunrise, we will stop for plenty of photo opportunities, so make sure to bring your camera!
We’ll roam around until we visit the ever so famous windmills, a key factor on the island due to the income generate for locals which were originally built by the Venetians in the 16th Century. Look out Mykonos’ loved mascot Petros the Pelican! This stunning creature is a local celebrity and majestically patrols the city.
Next we’ll make our way to Ano Mera, the island’s second largest village that consists of several scattered settlements where we will visit the fascinating 16th Century monastery. Admire its impressive marble pieces and its old fashioned water spigot, along with its very traditional architecture.
Last but not least, it’s time to kick back and relax under the glittering Greek sun on one of the best beaches Mykonos has to offer: Kalafatis. Head to a hidden gem spot that boasts incredible views over the town and neighboring islands! This enormous beach has various beach bars and restaurants on the sea line and everything you could possibly need. Maybe have a well-deserved snooze before we make our way back home.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Fabrica square.
Duration: Four hours.
Tuesday & Wednesday:
4pm at the meeting point. Tour start time at 4:30pm. End time: 8:30pm. Return time: approximately 9pm.
Saturday & Sunday:
9am at the meeting point. Tour start time at 9:30am. End time: 1:30pm. Return time: approximately 2pm.
Day 3: Mykonos - Jeep safari
* Ride a thrilling jeep through rural areas and hidden places!
* Be fascinated as the driver/guide emerges you with fun facts and stories
* Don’t forget your camera do snap up the amazing views!
Mykonos, named traditionally after Apollo’s grandson and comes from the myth that it was created by the giant’s bodies killed by Hercules. This mythical and magical island, is truly a paradise on earth with many stories to be told about it and so much interesting history to be seen on this spiritualistic island.
What better way to really understand this gem than explore the most secret and hidden places by jeep led by an expert tour guide? Discover places inaccessible to most by taking routes only possible by jeep, making this such a unique experience.
Let the views take your breath away as we ride along precious rural areas, white sand beaches and feel exhilarated by the sensation of adventure as we trundle along in a mighty fine jeep.
Visit the places in Mykonos which most tourists will never see with this once in a lifetime tour, oh and be sure to bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities!
Start/opening time: 10am.
End/closing time: 6pm.
Day 5: Mykonos – Santorini
Later in the evening begin the Simply Santorini Tour
Live the high life in the island’s highland villages with this excursion into what many locals feel is a vanishing Santorini. This tour will bring you to Mesa Gonia, a tiny village that’s surrounded by vineyards and is home to the island’s oldest church, the 11th century Panagia Episkopi, a work of Byzantine brilliance that is seriously photogenic. From there, we will make our way to Pyrgos, which was once Santorini’s capital. This picture-postcard town high on a mountain side boasts a Venetian castle, wonderful whitewashed churches and twisting narrow cobbled lanes. Afterwards, you’ll have the chance to sample some local wines at a winery before heading for Santorini’s star turn, Oia. Perched on a clifftop, this hip-and-happening whitewashed village with its blue-domed churches and windmills serves up spectacular views over the caldera and is famous for its sunsets. Arriving in the early evening, you’ll head along its cobbled alleys to the ruined walls of the Kastro or to a cliffside bar, where you’ll have grandstand seats for the truly spectacular sunset show. Catch it all before it vanishes.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotel lobby.
Start/opening time: 3pm.
Day 6: Santorini - Full Day Pyrgos and Oia Tour with Wine Tasting – Private
* Discover the little village of Oia
* Explore the capital Fira
* Admire the fascinating findings in Pre-Historic Museum
Start the day at one of Santorini’s most loved villages, Oia, situated on the northern tip, on top of an impressive cliff. Famous for its quiet, laidback life, its blue domed churches and its fantastic sunset, this really is a must see place whilst on the island. See the spectacular views of the volcanos Palia and Nea Kameni, along with unique views of Thirassia Island. Walk around and discover the relaxed vibes from this little village, a lot different from the modern world you’re used to. Tread the volcanic soil and lose yourself amongst the quaint whitewashed houses down the narrow, little roads.
Next stop is the capital of Santorini: Fira. Situated on the west coast, high up on the caldera cliffs opposite the volcano. Explore the cobbled streets and see the contrast between the modern day world and the charms from the olden days, in a city with approximately only 2,000 inhabitants. Here you’ll get the opportunity to visit the pre-historic museum, a fascinating collection of finds from the excavations in Akrotiri.
After, we’ll head home, after a wonderful journey and more in-depth understanding of life around Santorini.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotel lobby.
Duration: 4 hours.
Day 7: Santorini – Athens
Day 8: Athens – Departure
Arrive home with wonderful memories of your Greece Vacation to cherish for a life time.