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The Greek Gems, Private Tour
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Greece

The Greek Gems, Private Tour

Enjoy this memorable 8-day private tour and get closer to Greece's beautiful history and mythology, while admiring stunning landscapes, and indulging in mouth-watering Greek food. See the best of Athens, the picturesque town of Kalambaka and the crescent-shaped Santorini Island, the most precious gem of Cyclades islands. TOUR HIGHLIGHTSParthenon: The Parthenon, dedicated by the Athenians to goddess Athena Parthenos, the patron of the city, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power.Acropolis Museum: The Acropolis museum is the perfect sanctuary for the ancient artefacts that were found in the Parthenon and its surrounding temples. It covers a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters and nearly 4,000 objects exhibiting.Omphalos of Delphi, the center of the world: The oracle which consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. The Greeks considered Delphi the navel (or centre) of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.Meteora monasteries: Meteora phenomenon, a spiritual, mystical, magical, breathtaking and extraordinary experience. Visit a stone forest decorated with historical monasteries, included in the World Heritage List of Unesco. Only 6 of them have made it through the centuries, from an initial estimated number of 24.Santorini Gems: Akrotiri site -the Pompei of Greece, Lava islets -an active volcano, Canava - from vineyards to distillery, Santorinian fava - a gastronomic treasure, Oia sunset - an incredible beauty.
Enjoy this memorable 8-day private tour and get closer to Greece's beautiful history and mythology, while admiring stunning landscapes, and indulging in mouth-watering Greek food. See the best of Athens, the picturesque town of Kalambaka and the crescent-shaped Santorini Island, the most precious gem of Cyclades islands. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Parthenon: The Parthenon, dedicated by the Athenians to goddess Athena Parthenos, the patron of the city, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power.

Acropolis Museum: The Acropolis museum is the perfect sanctuary for the ancient artefacts that were found in the Parthenon and its surrounding temples. It covers a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters and nearly 4,000 objects exhibiting.

Omphalos of Delphi, the center of the world: The oracle which consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. The Greeks considered Delphi the navel (or centre) of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.

Meteora monasteries: Meteora phenomenon, a spiritual, mystical, magical, breathtaking and extraordinary experience. Visit a stone forest decorated with historical monasteries, included in the World Heritage List of Unesco. Only 6 of them have made it through the centuries, from an initial estimated number of 24.

Santorini Gems: Akrotiri site -the Pompei of Greece, Lava islets -an active volcano, Canava - from vineyards to distillery, Santorinian fava - a gastronomic treasure, Oia sunset - an incredible beauty.

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  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,882
    /person
    Twin sharing
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    Destination Services
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.
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Itinerary

ARRIVAL ATHENS

Arrive at Athens Airport or Piraeus Port. Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting to greet you at the airport/port and accompany you on the private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Take the opportunity to rest and recover after the flight or head out into the city for your first glimpse of life in Greek sprawling capital. If you want to explore the city by night, you have the chance to enjoy an optional night out in Athens.



Overnight in Athens. 

  Hotel:  None

ATHENS CITY TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up at the hotel´s lobby for your full-day Athens city tour. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Stop for a few moments and then continue your tour passing by the Prime Minister's residence- the former Royal Palace, guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform. Then, see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament, the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University, National Library, and the lovely Constitution Square (Syntagma). Go to Acropolis to visit the Architectural Masterpieces of Athens' Golden Age: The Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally "the harmony between material and spirit" and the monument that "puts an order in mind"- Greece's imposing Parthenon. Last, but not least, admire the wonders of the classical era at The Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel in Athens for overnight.



Overnight in Athens. 

  Hotel:  None

ATHENS - SANTORINI (9 hrs, by high-speed ferry)

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the port of Piraeus to catch the high-speed ferry boat to Santorini. Arrive on the beautiful island of romance, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing at the hotel, sunbathing, or exploring the paths of charming Santorini. You can end today´s adventure with an unforgettable optional boat sunset tour that will undoubtedly impress you.



Overnight in Santorini. 

  Hotel:  None

SANTORINI

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today is for you to explore and discover the island of Santorini, on your own. Stroll the delightful alleys, and admire the white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops. Perhaps, get in touch with history while visiting the Akrotiri site, known also as the Pompeii of Greece. Maybe visit Canava, admiring its vineyards and distillery. Then, indulge in the incredible local food. The number of great restaurants is impressive, and the traditional dishes promise to amaze your taste buds. Late in the afternoon, you can visit the fascinating, little village of Oia to watch a hypnotising sunset, or you can end today´s adventure with an unforgettable optional boat sunset tour that will undoubtedly impress you (please note this tour operates from May until October).

Overnight in Santorini. 

  Hotel:  None

SANTORINI – ATHENS (9 hrs, by high-speed ferry)

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port of Santorini to take your high-speed ferry to Athens Piraeus port. Your boat trip last around 5hrs. Upon arrival at Piraeus port you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in.



Overnight in Athens. 

  Hotel:  None

ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (586 km - 7 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Wander around spellbinding Delphi, and visit the interesting Archaeological Site. Afterwards, depart for beautiful Kalambaka, passing through the picturesque villages and spectacular towns of Central Greece. Proceed to Kalambaka for a delightful dinner and overnight.



Overnight in Kalambaka. 

  Hotel:  None

KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (437 km - 4 hrs)

Indulge in a luscious breakfast at your selected hotel. Then, head towards Meteora, one of Greece's most famous landmarks that earned a special place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Monuments. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and get closer to the Greek glorious history and culture. Admire the ageless Monasteries, standing between earth and sky, atop huge rocks and containing priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. Have a short stop to see, across the road, the Leonida's Monument, and arrive in Greece´s capital city early in the evening.



Overnight in Athens. 

  Hotel:  None

DEPARTURE ATHENS 

After breakfast at the hotel, prepare to check out from the hotel and at the scheduled time you will be transferred to the airport/port for your onward or return flight/boat.

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 

TOUR GUIDE: 

Operated with English or Italian or French or German-speaking local guides on a private basis during the activities on day 2, 6 and 7

 

ACCOMMODATION:

7 night’s hotel accommodation

 

MEALS:

7 Breakfasts 

 1 Dinner (Day 6)

 

TRANSPORT:

Inbound/Outbound private transfers from/to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens International airport)/Piraeus Port

 Air-conditioned private transportation throughout the tour 

 High-speed ferry boat ticket on economy seat for the route Piraeus - Santorini on day 3 and Santorini – Piraeus in day 5

 

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Athens city tour (Day 2); Delphi Archaeological Site excursion (Day 6); Meteora excursion (Day 7)

 

OTHER:

Meet & Greet 

Not Included

 Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme

 International and domestic flight tickets

 Airport taxes for domestic and international flights

 Gratuities for driver and guide

 Airport and Hotel porterage

 Visit of Delphi museum

 Optional tours 

 Overnight city tax for the hotel overnights effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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