14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece

3 Athens, 1 Olympia, 1 Delphi, 1 Kalambaka, 3 Santorini & 3 Mykonos
Airfare from JFK, 12 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Athens-Santorini & Mykonos-Athens
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Athens
    • 1 night Olympia
    • 1 night Delphi
    • 1 night Kalambaka
    • 3 nights Santorini
    • 3 nights Mykonos
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 4-7)
  • Services of local guide in Athens
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Flights and ferries between Athens and the Greek Islands
  • 24-hour telephone assistance in the Islands

 

 

Special Features

 

  • Visit the Acropolis, an ancient architectural masterpiece
  • Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo
  • Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
  • Ascend to Meteora with its mystical monasteries
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Greece
Depart to Greece

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Thursday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpactos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora
Overnight: Kalambaka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and the panoramic vistas over the Peneios Valley. Afterward a scenic drive takes us along the coast, arriving to Athens in the early evening where you will bid farewell to your tour manager
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Fly to Santorini
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Santorini where you will embark on your independent exploration of the Greek islands. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Santorini island, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs is considered one of the world's most enchanting getaways. Tonight is yours to discover some of Santorini's delightful restaurants and nightlife
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday - Full Day in Santorini
Today is free to explore this Grecian paradise. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island's iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Take time to visit the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious make up of this beautiful village. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Perhaps join the optional Santorini Island & Akrotiri tour and enjoy the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, stop at Perivolos known as ‘the black sandy beach’ and visit Santo Wine, the largest winery on Santorini. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Wine Tour to explore the world of Therian volcanic wines and enjoy tastings at three family estate wineries
Optional: Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM)*
*The Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour and Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Thursday - Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a second full day at leisure in Santorini. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. To learn more, join the optional Santorini Volcano Cruise aboard a motorized sailing boat that circles around the island. Sail to the nearby volcanic island of Nea Kameni and Therasia for leisure time before returning to the port of Athinios. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time to swim at the famous Red Beach
Optional: Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM)*
*The Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise and Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry (tourist class) to Mykonos. After approximately 3.5 hours arrive to the chic island with its bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Time on your own to enjoy the energetic ambiance. Find a table at a harbor side taverna and just savor the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Saturday - Full Day in Mykonos
Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Leave time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar and just "people-watch"
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Sunday - Full Day in Mykonos
On your leisure day, perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization or join the optional tour from Mykonos to the splendid archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island
Optional: Mykonos Delos Tour (AM)
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Monday - Depart Greece
Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Arrive and connect to your international flight
Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include the following group services: transfers for domestic flights and ferries, flight Athens-Santorini, ferry Santorini-Mykonos and flight Mykonos-Athens.
  • Passengers returning from Athens on Day 14 should select flights that depart no earlier than 12:00 pm.
  • We will provide best ferry available on your travel dates. Reservations will be made for the earliest ferry available.
  • We cannot confirm the exact ferry rounting in advance.
  • Please note that optional tours operate May through October in Santorini and May through September in Mykonos.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
Tour escort services on the Greek Islands Optional tours, and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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