Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival in Athens, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 2: City Tour
Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and driver to make your way to Kerameikos, the biggest and most important necropolis in Athens.
The walls of Athens, which were constructed in the 5th century B.C. by Themistokles, divided the area into two sections: The Inner Kerameikos which was the potter's quarter of the city and τhe Outer Kerameikos of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis.
After, you will make your way to The Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch (short visit). This colossal ruined temple was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods.
Your next stop is the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro (meaning the "beautifully marbled"), which is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Continue on to the highest hill of Athens Lycabettus, which appears in various legends.
Witness the Royal Palace and today's Parliament, with the elite unit known as the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms guarding the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier.
Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue to get a glimpse of the beauty of the most famous Athenian NeoClassical buildings before arriving at our next destination the Ancient Agora.
After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.
Day 3: Tour of Acropolis
Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and start a 4-hour tour with your private guide.
Walk along Dionisiou Areopagitou street one of the most impressive streets of Athens, offering an extraordinary view of the southern slope of the Acropolis, where some of the most significant monuments stand. You will enter the archeological area of the Acropolis on the southern slope to avoid the crowds and just to your right is the most ancient theatre in the world, the Theatre of Dionysus.
Your next stop is the Odeion of Herodes Atticus and before reaching Acropolis top point, you pass through Beule Gate, part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. See the Temple Of the Athena Victory also known as Temple of Athena Nike, a small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple, built by the architect Callicrates in 426 - 421 B.C. in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians.
Reach The Propylaea one of the masterpieces of classical architecture. Left of the Parthenon lies the Temple of Erechtheion built from 420 - 406BC at the holiest site of the Acropolis, where the goddess Athena planted the olive tree, her sacred symbol.
Climbing down the Acropolis hill you will reach the New Acropolis museum one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. The last level (The Parthenon room) has the dimensions and the direction of the Parthenon and it is been rotated by 23 degrees in relation to the rest of the building so that the visitor would have an immediate view of the monument.
After the tour, you return to your hotel to pick up your bags and meet your private driver. You are transferred to Piraeus Sea Port for a short ferry ride to Milos Island.
Day 3: Arrival at Milos Island
Upon arrival at Milos Island city port - Adamas, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 4: Full Day Tour around the Island with a visit to Catacombs of Milos
In the morning you meet with your local guide and go on a fantastic full day tour of Milos Island. During this day you visit an impressive archeological site -Papafragkas cave.
Then you proceed to the most popular photoshoot site of the island - Sarakiniko Beach, formed by volcanic rocks and making a beautiful contrast with clear blue waters. For a short break, you visit a pretty town of Plaka for lunch and a nice walk along lovely narrow streets and hills.
Your next stop is another important historical and archeological site of the island - Catacombs of Milos, dating from the 1st-5th century and where famous Venus de Milo was found during excavations in 1820.
On the way back you visit the local fishing village of Klima and also stop for a swim at one of the local beaches. After the tour, you return to your hotel.
Day 5 - Ferry to Santorini Island and Tour around the island Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Milos Island.
Day 5: Santorini Island Tour
Upon arrival at Santorini seaport meet your guide and driver to enjoy a trip to scenic cliffside villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia.
Today you witness famous blue domes and whitewashed buildings of the island, and an iconic postcard views of the sea. Your guide shows you the best places for light shopping and traditional Greek food along the way.
After the tour you are taken back to the hotel.
Day 6: Day at Leisure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you have a full day at leisure. Continue exploration of the Island on your own or choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.
Optionally you can book "Half-Day Wine Tour". Contact your Travel Specialist for details.
Day 7: Departure for Ios Island
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Santorini seaport on board a high-speed ferry.
Day 7 - Half Day Tour of Ios Island
Welcome to Chora, Ios Island! Upon arrival at the Sea Port, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
In a couple of hours you meet your private guide for a half-day tour of this picturesque Greek Island - Ios and its main town - Chora.
You begin with a nice walk around Chora and famous windmills, where the most popular photographs of the island are usually taken.
Then you proceed to the highest point in town - Church of Panagia Gremiotissa, which was built in 1797. This is the best spot to enjoy outstanding panoramic views of the island and feel the air of the blessed Greek region.
After that your guide takes you to visit open Theater - Odysseas Elytis, named after the Greek Noble Price winning poet.
The next stop of today's tour is the Tomb of most famous epic poet, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey - Homer.
Finally you are taken to Palaiokastro, a castle built at an altitude of 275m to protect an island from the pirates.
After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.
Day 8: Ferry to Naxos Island and Day at Leisure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer to the Sea Port.
Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands and one of the most unknown! It's located very close to the main Islands and could be reached just by a ferry ride. Amazing views and wonderful combination of the seaside and mountains!
Day 8: Arrival in Naxos
Welcome to Naxos! Upon arrival at the Sea Port, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the sail.
Optionally you can book a full-day food tour to taste delicious local cheeses and wines at the local farm or a relaxing cruise around the island. Contact your Travel Specialist for details.
Day 9: Half Day Tour of Naxos Villages and Temples
This morning you meet your private guide and start exploring the scenic island of Greek Cyclades. At first, you drive to Sangri Village, where you visit the restored Temple of goddess Dimitra (6th Century BC) and the impressive museum with the local findings.
In the next village of Damalas visit restored old olive press and a traditional pottery work-shop. Then you proceed to neoclassical village Chalki with the – over a century old- Citron distillery (since 1896). The “tasting session” and a walk in the village will make you love it!
Your next stop on the way is Panagia Drosiani, one of the oldest churches in the Balkans, it strikes the visitor with its tiny size as well as the unique 6th-century frescoes. You have some time to explore this religious complex of four churches under a central dome.
Get ready to explore the "marble village ” of Apeiranthos we walk showing you around until the main square. It’s ideal to stroll and take photos in the alleys. Pictures are unique here!
The last stop on our itinerary is at the village of Apollonas and the unfinished Kouros statue (6th century BC). On the way back we follow the fascinating north-eastern coast with the tower of Agia and village of Eggares.
If you wish to book an optional sunset cruise, please contact your destination specialist.
Day 10: Departure
This is the final day of your amazing tour of the Greek Cyclades! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.
We hope you've enjoyed cruising the Aegean Sea and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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