12 Day Holiday Package to Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini & Crete

  • delphi
  • Meteora Monasteries Tour
DAY 1- ARRIVAL: Meet and greet at the Athens Airport to transfer you to your hotel. Free time. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 2 – ATHENS SIGHTSEEING: Our first stop is the Acropolis site, a complex of buildings that includes the Parthenon (main temple), Erectheion (the temple with the 6 female figurers, Caryatides), Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess), Propylaia (the monumental Gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Dionysus theater and finally the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached the Christianity for the first time in Athens). Our next stop will be the Temple of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times), the Panathenian Stadium (the stadium of the first Olympic Games on 1896), the memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Guards (Euzones) in front of the Greek Parliament, opposite the Syntagma or Constitutional square. Let's continue and see the Trilogy of Athens (the Academy, the First University of Athens and the National Greek Library) and finally the Lycabettus Hill (the highest point of Athens) and don't forget to take some pictures and a memory in your mind and heart of the entire city. We will also drive through Plaka (the oldest neighborhood in Athens) the picturesque quarter of the city, where there are little shops with handmade crafts and gifts for you to buy and Monastiraki (Flea Market), where you can have a pleasant walk and shopping with your friends and family. If the time permits, our next stop will be the Ancient Greek Agora or the Roman Agora (ancient markets), where is the temple of Hephaestus (the most well preserved temple in Greece), the Stoa of Attalos and the beautiful St. Catherine orthodox church. When you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch, the tour will guide you to a traditional Athens restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most known Greek dishes. After lunch, enjoy a visit at the New Acropolis Museum where you can see the marbles of the Parthenon and a superb collection of artifacts and relics found on the Acropolis excavations or the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, almost twice the size of the previous one that houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations not only Greece, but Middle East and the Balkans as well from prehistory to late antiquity. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 3 - ATHENS -DELPHI - METEORA : Pick up from your hotel to visit the Archaeological site of Delphi, Castalia Spring, and view the landmark of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the landmark of Platea and the Temple of Apollo popular for its prophet and Delphi museum. Our following short stop will be at the town of Arachova, the best winter resort of Greece that you can purchase hand-made cakes, cheese, spices, and numerous other handmade items or eat at a traditional taverna, before we reach Meteora. Overnight in Meteora.

DAY 4 - METEORA - ATHENS: We will visit the BYZANTINE MONASTERIES of Meteora, that are incorporated on the UNESCO world legacy landmark list, having our first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro which is the greatest of all. It was known as the monastery that was "suspended noticeable all around" (meteoro), due to the development of the tremendous rock over which it was constructed. Our second visit is to the incredible monasteryof St. Stephan. The Monastery of St. Stephan, which is a little church built in the sixteenth century. This great visit will be finished at the pleasant town of Kalambaka, where you will have a customary Greek lunch! A while later, going back to Athens, we have a short stop at Thermopyles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a dedication of the clash of the 300 Spartans against a huge number of Persian officers of the Persian Empire. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 5 - ATHENS - SANTORINI ISLAND: Our driver meets you at your lodging to transfer you to Piraeus Port to get the ship for Santorini island. Our driver will meet you at Santorini Port to transfer you at your lodging. Free time. Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 6 - SANTORINI - DAY CRUISE TO VOLCANO (OPTIONAL). Our driver will pick you up at 09.30 to begin the voyage round Santorini. Our first stop will be at the spring of gushing lava of Santorini! You may have the chance to walk around and explore the volcano's edge. We are going to visit the island of Palea Kameni where the popular hot springs are found on the west side. A place that's really well known for its thermal waters where you would like you'll be able to appreciate a swim within the hot springs. Proceeding, we will visit the island of Thirassia, you may walk at the beautiful and conventional town and appreciate a lunch with authentic Santorinian cooking and gastronomy. At last we'll reach Oia. From there, you'll either climb the 200 steps on foot or ride the traditional donkeys. At Oia town, you'll have the chance to walk through around the Caldera’s beauty, as well as appreciate the foremost breathtaking nightfall of your life! After the dusk, at around 20.30 we will transport you back to your lodging. Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 7 - SANTORINI - TOUR AT EXCAVATION OF AKROTIRI, VILAGGES & WINE TOUR (OPTIONAL): Our bus will you up from your hotel to begin this great Village and Wine visit in Santorini. We will visit the town Megalochori to appreciate the cycladic culture, we will go by the well-known Red or Black Beach. We will visit Pyrgos town one of the most astounding places of the island to take unbelievable photographs! Next stop will be at an ideal winery in Santorini! You will go on a tour at the winery, tasting the neighborhood wines with finger food appreciating the acclaimed with all-encompassing perspective!! Likewise, we will have a visit at the old city of Akrotiri, a standout amongst the most imperative archeological sites in Greece, that present the Bronze Age. Stroll through the lanes recent year-old structures with remarkable frescoes. Our official guide will clarify everything about the Excavation of Akrotiri. The visit takes around 6 hours with shared transport. Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 8 - SANTORINI ISLAND - CRETE ISLAND: Enjoy your morning until we transfer you to Santorini port to take the ferry to Heraklion, Crete. Our driver will meet and assist you at Heraklion port and then transfer you to your hotel. Free time. Overnight in Heraklion.

DAY 9 - TOUR IN KNOSSOS & ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF CRETE - CHANIA: Our driver will meet you at your hotel for a unique Private visit at the Palace of Knossos, the Archeological Museum of Heraklion, the old city and old market of Heraklion. You will have the special chance to visit the Palace of Knossos in Crete, to find out about the rich way of life which started around 2000 BC and was exemplified by brilliant momentous structures and an unpredictable social structure. Additionally, you will visit the Archeological Museum of Heraklion and you will explore the lovely old town and old market of Heraklion, also. Try not to pass up on the opportunity to taste the Cretan worldwide renowned cooking! Overnight in Chania.

DAY 10 - CHANIA CRETE - DAY CRUISE TO GRAMVOUSA & THE EXOTIC BALLOS BEACH: We travel west of Chania to the port of Kastelli. Here, a vessel will take you to the little island Gramvoussa with its overwhelming Venetian château and stunning views. Two hours later, the boat will take you to the lagoon of the exotic Balos with white sand and turquoise water, reminding you of the Caribbean. The clear water of the tidal pond and the white coral sand make it a compelling heaven for all visitors. Overnight in Chania.

DAY 11 - CHANIA - ATHENS: Enjoy your day until we transfer you to Chania airport to get a flight to Athens. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 12 - DEPARTURE DAY: Transfer to Athens airport according to your flight details.
  • Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Plaka, Monastiraki
  • Delphi
  • Meteora monasteries
  • Thermopyles
  • Cruise tour to famous exotic Beach of Ballos in Crete
  • Cruise tour to famous Beach of Gramvousa
  • Cruise tour to Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirasia Islands
  • Caldera Sunset
  • Visit the old town of Chania
  • Palace of Knossos in Heraklion
  • Archaeological Museum at Heraklion
PRICE INCLUDES :
• Private vehicle with an English speaking driver • Transfer from/to Athens airport/hotel
• Transfer from Hotel in Athens to Piraeus port
• Transfer from/to port/hotel in Santorini
• Transfer from/to port/airport/hotel in Crete
• Private Athens Sightseeing
• Private Tour in Palace of Knossos & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
• Cruise tour to Volcano in Santorini
• Domestic flight tickets from Chania airport Crete to Athens
• Fast ferry tickets from Piraeus Port - Santorini - Crete Island
• 4 Night's accommodation in Athens
• 1 Night accommodation in Meteora
• 3 Night's accommodation in Santorini
• 1 Night accommodation in Heraklion Crete
• 2 Night's accommodation in Chania
• Daily Breakfast
• All taxes

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Meals & Personal expenses
• Entrance fees at the Archaeological sites
• Tour Guides
• Optional tours
• Hotel City Tax (1,5 euro per room per night in 3* hotels OR 3 euro in 4* hotels)

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