Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival to 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"), 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 to 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 through 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 of 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.
Day 4: Departure to Mykonos Island
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Athens.
Day 4: Arrival
Upon arrival to Mykonos, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 5: Island Tour
Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide for a full day island tour.
Start with a walking city tour of Mykonos and stroll through the narrow streets and whitewashed buildings of town, which is full of picturesque settings. Some of the highlights of the tour include stops at The Windmills, Little Venice and the iconic church of Paraportianni.
Continue with a driving tour along the coastline and enjoy local sandy beaches. You also have a stop in the small village at the center of the island called Ano Mera. Here you witness the 16th-century cathedral monastery of Panagia Tourliani.
After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel.
Day 6: Departure to Santorini
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Mykonos.
Day 6: Arrival
Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 7: Island Tour and Sunset Cruise
Following breakfast in the hotel, 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.
Without a doubt, Santorini is famed for numerous things, including its unique recognizable adorable architecture and one-of-a-kind volcanic beaches, but among the most unforgettable things to do on the island is catching sunsets. As a highlight of the day, you enjoy a marvelous small-group sunset cruise on a catamaran.
Day 8: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Santorini.
Day 8: Arrival
Upon arrival to Crete, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 9: Tour to Knossos Palace
Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide and driver for a 5.5-hour tour.
Together your unveil the history of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete, you visit and The Palace of Knossos, which is the most important archeological site on the island.
Continue to the Heraklion Archeological Museum, the best in the world regarding the Minoan art as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete, like the Bull's head Rython, the snake goddess and the disc of Phaistos. The museum displays idols made of terra cotta, marble and alabaster, collections of gold, jewelry, ivory, figurines, sarcophagi and frescoes will give you an insight into this artistic-minded civilization and complement your visit to Knossos.
After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel.
Day 10: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Crete.
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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