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  • GREECE & TURKEY - 9 nights / 10 days

    ATHENS > MYKONOS > SANTORINI > ISTANBUL

    Day 1 & 2 : Athens - The city of the Olympic idea, of artists, culture. A city filled with contrasts and surprises.

    Arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport. After boarding our luxurious air-conditioned vehicle, sit back and relax as the driver transports you safely, smoothly and efficiently to your hotel.

    During check in, you will receive our representative’s pack with your return voucher, name and contact information, date, time, and location of your transportation back to the airport on your departure date.

    Free time at leisure.

  • Day 3 & 4: Mykonosthe

    3rd & 4th day-Mykonosthe world famous island of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.

    Island Details: The capital of the island, Hora or Mykonos Town is particularly charming and considered as one of the most beautiful little cities of the Cyclades. It is representative of the island’s architecture which is typically Cycladic with whitewashed cubic houses with flat roofs, blue doors and windows, narrow paved streets, flowered balconies and a picturesque and magical atmosphere.

    • Check out from the hotel in Athens. Today you will be transferred from the hotel to the port, where by boat we will reach Mykonos.
    • Arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel.
    • Spend 2 magnificent relaxing days walking through the narrow streets of Mykonos.
  • Day 5 & 6: Santorini

     5th & 6th day: Santorini the most romantic island of the Cyclades with the famous Oia sunset

    Island Details: Santorini differs from the other islands in the group thanks to its geological morphology, the result of action by a volcano now dormant. The landscape on the western side of the island, where towering cliffs crowned by tiny and blindingly white houses plunge straight into the depths of the sea. Among the best bathing beaches, some of which are with black sand and others with pebbles are Kamari, Armeni, Amoudi, Baxedes, Perissa, Monolithos and KokkiniParalia.

    • Departure from Mykonos and transfer to  Santorini.
    • Arriving by sea is the best way, as the full impact of the cliffs and Caldera are best seen from a boat.
    • Check in at the hotel.
    • Free time at leisure.
  • Day 7: Santorini - Istanbul

    4 hours drive, distance of 160 km

    • After having your breakfast with the magnificent “Caldera” overview you will have some free time for taking last pictures and shopping souvenirs.
    • Departure from Santorini & connect your flight for Istanbul Via Athens. Arrival in Athens, transfer to the hotel. Overnight
  • Day 8:  Half Day Bosphorus Cruise

    After breakfast the morning is at leisure. This half day afternoon tour takes us on a cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus, the waterway separating Europe from Asia. Tour starts with a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar which is full of the mystical aromas of various spices and colourful shops selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Next we board our boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. As we travel, you will have the chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottomans and the palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern villas that line the shores.

  • Day 9:  Leisure Day

    After breakfast, the full day is at your disposal to explore the city on your own.

  • Day 10: Istanbul – Departure

    Departure from Istanbul & connect your flight back home

  • Inclusions

    • 2 nights at Athens on B/B basis
    • 2 nights at Mykonos on B/B basis
    • 2 nights at Santorini on B/B basis
    • 3 nights at Istanbul on B/B basis
    • Private transfer airport – hotel in  Athens – port by Taxi
    • Transfer port – hotel in Mykonos – port on SIC basis provided by hotel
    • Transfer port – hotel in Santorini– port on SIC basis provided by hotel
    • Ferry boat ticket by Blue Star Ferries : Athens – Mykonos
    • Speed boat economy ticket by Sea Jets or Hellenic sea ways: Mykonos– Santorini
    • Half Day Bosphorus Cruise on SIC
    • Return airport Transfers in Istanbul on SIC
    • All above rates are per person and includes local taxes & VAT

    Notes

    • Rate for child is valid when sharing room with two adults.
    • GST of 3.09% will be applicable as extra.
    • Rates will be subject to the hotel availability.
    • Any increase in rate of exchange, price will change.
  • GREECE Optional Tours

  • Athens by Night (on SIC basis)

    Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center and at the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and photo the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

    Days of Operation - April to October (Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday - Saturday)

    November to March (Thursday - Saturday)

    Duration: - Departure 20:15 – Return Midnight

  • Athens - City tour (on SIC basis)

    First stop, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Then we will continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

    Next stop, Acropolis with the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.

    Days of Operation - April to October (daily service) & November to March (daily service except Mondays)

    Duration - Departure 08:45 – Return 13:30

  • Cape Sounion Tour
    (Afternoon tour on SIC basis)

    Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.

    After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

    Days of Operation - April to October (daily service 15:00 – 19:00) November to March

    (Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday 14:30 – 18:30)

    Duration - 4 hours

  • City & Island Tour
    (pick up From Mykonos on SIC basis)

    After breakfast the morning is at leisure. This half day afternoon tour takes us on a cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus, the waterway separating Europe from Asia. Tour starts with a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar which is full of the mystical aromas of various spices and colourful shops selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Next we board our boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. As we travel, you will have the chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottomans and the palaces of  Dolmabahce & Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern villas that line the shores.

  • Delian Sunset Cruise (pick up point Ornos bus station on SIC basis)

    Meeting time at the Ornos Bus station at 18.10 pm, departure at 18:30h by the traditional Greek Kaiki. The route takes us to Delos with a view to the ancient harbor and the ruins, then between Delos and the coast of Rhenia past the little islands "Ano and Kato Rematiaris" towards the South to the uninhabited islands "Prassonissia" where we can enjoy the magic light of the sun setting over Delos.

    On board there is a choice of drinks between sparkling wine, white wine, Gin 6 tonic, Ouzo, beer and soft drinks (max. 2 drinks per person) which is offered with small snacks. Return to Ornos Bus station at 20.40 after experiencing a beautiful sunset.

    Days of Operation - Sundays

    Duration - 2 hours approximately

  • Jeep Safari (pick up point Yacht club, duration 8 hours)

    See the hidden corners of the island of Mykonos many of them inaccessible unless by jeep. Enjoy breathtaking views, rural areas, beautiful beaches and the unique feeling of driving in a jeep! Meeting point at the Yacht Club / Old Port of Mykonos at 9:30 a.m. Our tour takes us first along the coast to Houlakia beach and from there up to the light house. From there we drive through the area of Marathi past the dam and Panormos beach to the bay of AgiosSostis. Then we drive to the area of AnoMera where we have a stop at Paleokastro, the ruins of a Venetian Castle. We explore the area around AnoMera with its agriculture and the nearby old abandoned mine. Lunch stop in a picturesque place (not included in the price). Then we continue along the south coast and drive past Kalafatis and KaloLivadi through the green area of Halara. Our next stop is at Agrari Beach where we have time for a coffee and a swim. From there we head back for Mykonos town having as the last high light of the tour a photo stop at the old castle above the city. The tour ends at the Old Port at 6pm. don’t forget to take beach equipment, sun protection, water and good shoes. For the drivers: Please take also your driving license (to drive you must be older than 22).

    Days of Operation: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday

  • South Coast Cruise (pick up point Ornos beach on SIC basis)

    Cruise the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea and discover the most beautiful beaches of the protected south coast of Mykonos. Meeting time from 09.30 am at the bus / boat stop at Ornos Beach. We start at 10 am to cruise along the South Coast and relax on our traditional Greek Kaiki style ship while passing closely all the beautiful beaches of the South Coast. If weather permits we cross over to the uninhabited island of Dragonissi with its caves and stunning rock formations these are full of minerals and create the most amazing colors in the water. With some luck we see the wild mountain goats and eagles. Afterwards we stop at the natural beach of Frangias where we have time for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water. We have a pick nick on the beach with wine, Ouzo and Greek snacks. Our next stop is at the picturesque bay of Kalafatis where you can relax and enjoy lunch in a beautifully located restaurant right by the sea. After lunch you have time at leisure to spend on the beach or in the coffee bar by the sea. You can enjoy water sports activities on Kalafatis beach. Next stop at the famous Paradise Beach. Here you have the opportunity for another swim or to see the party in the Tropicana Bar which has just recently been elected as one of the best beach bars worldwide. We cruise back to Ornos and on our way make a stop at PlatiYalos Beach with the possibility of disembarkation there. The tour ends at 6 pm at Ornos Beach.

    Days of Operation: Monday – Wednesday – Saturday

    Duration: 8 hours

  • Tour to Delos “the island of light” (pick up point Delos pier on SIC basis)

    Only a 30 minute boat ride away from Mykonos is Delos. Delos was the center of the Cyclades of the ancient world, home to the first multicultural civilization and trade. Having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 b.c. Delos boasts of many treasures remaining from these times. What we will see: The ancient market place “Agora”, The famous terrace of the “Naxos lions”, The “Holy lake”, the ancients living quarters and theatre that give you a lively vision of the daily life then; especially the houses of Dionysus and Cleopatra, the Trident, the Masks, the Dolphins with their mosaics   are a fantastic experience of art not to be missed. Furthermore there are the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian goddess, the Roman water system and cisterns and the wonderful museum with plenty of breathtaking mosaics, statues and many more objects found during the excavations. On our guided tour you depart at 10pm from the old pier in Mykonos Town and you return at 2.30 pm. If you wish to remain a little bit longer you can also take the last boat back at 3 pm in order to have some time at leisure or maybe climb on Mount Kynthos to enjoy the view over all the surrounding Cycladic islands.

    Days of Operation - Daily service except Mondays

    Duration: 4hours

  • See Santorini in one day (bus and boat tour on SIC basis)

    This bus tour takes us to the Center of the island and on the highest point where you will visit the hidden gems of the area. The first stop of the tour is the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias which was built on the highest point of the Island 550 meters above sea level.  From there you will have a panoramic view of the whole island.

    After Profitet Elias we will continue to the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and a Venetian Castle. The village is one of the highest points of the Island and the View is amazing overlooking the North West part of Santorini. From Pyrgos we continue to Athinios where we board the boat King Thiras. Our first stop with King Thiras boat will be the Volcanic Island of Nea Kameni where we walk up the ascending soil path and approach the crater of the still active Volcano to reach the crater. After reaching the crater you walk down the dirt path to the boat to continue our journey to the Island of PaleaKameni where the boat will stop around 50 meters from the opening and you can swim in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet or just enjoy the view. The journey continues after the hot springs to Thirassia Island which was once part of Santorini before the big Explosion of the Volcano. There you will stay for two hours and you will have the opportunity to do some activities like swimming on the beach of Thirassia, have lunch next to the Sea or just explore the Village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses.  Arrival to the port of Amoudi underneath Oia where you will walk up the steps to reach Oia in order to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in the world. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset when you will gather at the pickup point in Oia and by will bring you back to the point where you started from. (Kindly note that there is a 2.00€ entrance fee to the volcano, by local Authorities collected on the spot).

    Days of Operation - Daily service

    Duration - Dep. 09:00 Ret. 30 min. after sunset

  • Morning Boat Trip at the Volcano & Hot Springs with Manolios (boat tour on SIC basis)

    The tour starts by bus from the pick- up point which brings you to the port of Athinios, where you will board the boat Manolios. Starting the tour you will set sail to the Volcanic Island of NeaKameni, there you will stop and have the opportunity to walk up the ascending soil path and approach the crater of the still active Volcano.

    After seeing the crater you walk back down the dirt path to the boat which will bring you to the second lava island PaleaKameni, where you find the hot Springs. The boat makes a stop and you can swim in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet or just enjoy the view.

    The tour ends in Athinios port where we board the bus to bring you back to the point you started from. (Kindly note that there is a 2.00€ entrance fee to the volcano, by local Authorities collected on the spot).

    Days of Operation - Daily service

    Duration: Dep. 09:00 Ret. 13:00

  • Caldera & Oia Sunset with King Thira (boat tour on SIC basis)

    Starting by bus from the pick-up point we arrive at the port of Athinios where we board the boat King Thiras. Our first stop will be the Volcanic Island of NeaKameni where we walk up the ascending soil path and approach the crater of the still active Volcano to reach the crater. After reaching the crater you walk down the dirt path to the boat to continue our journey to the Island of PaleaKameni where the boat will stop around 50 meters from the opening and you can swim in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet or just enjoy the view. The journey continues after the hot springs to Thirassia Island which was once part of Santorini before the big Explosion of the Volcano. There you will stay for two hours and you will have the opportunity to do some activities like swimming on the beach of Thirassia, have lunch next to the Sea or just explore the Village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. King Thiras brings us then to the port of Amoudi underneath Oia where you will walk up the steps to reach Oia in order to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in the world. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset when you will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to bring you back to the point where you started from. (Kindly note that there is a 2.00€ entrance fee to the volcano, by local Authorities collected on the spot).

    Days of Operation: Daily service

    Duration: Dep. 09:30 Ret. 30 minutes after sunset

  • Caldera morning with King Thira (boat tour on SIC basis)

    The tour starts with the bus transfer from the pick-up point to the Port of Athinios. From there it continues with the boat King Thiras to the lava island NeaKameni where the boat will make a stop to give the explorers the opportunity to walk up the ascending soil path and approach the crater of the still active Volcano. After seeing the crater you will walk back down the dirt path to the boat which will bring you to the second lava island PaleaKameni, where you will find the hot Springs. The boat makes a stop around 50 meters from the opening and you can swim in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet or just enjoy the view. The tour continues after the hot springs to Thirassia Island which was once part of Santorini before the big Explosion of the Volcano. There you will stay for two hours and you will have the opportunity to do some activities like swimming on the beach of Thirassia, have lunch next to the Sea or just explore the Village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. On the way back to Athinios port where the tour ends you will cruise with King Thiras under Oia where the best pictures can be taken of the amazing cliffs and the breath-taking scenery. Return back to the point you started from. (Kindly note that there is a 2.00€ entrance fee to the volcano, by local Authorities collected on the spot).

    Days of Operation: Daily service

    Duration: Dep. 09:30 Ret. 18:3

  • Sunset in Oia & traditional villages (bus tour on SIC basis)

    The first stop of the tour will be in Mesa Gonia known as the Ghost Village of the island. The Village is named this due to the large earthquake in 1956, where almost everybody left due to the destruction that the Earthquake caused. Now many people have moved back to the village but the name has still remained. There you will walk around to see the traditional architecture of the village. After Mesa Gonia we will continue to the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and a Venetian Castle. The village is one of the highest points of the Island and the View is amazing overlooking the North West part of Santorini. From Pyrgos the bus takes you to Imerovigli, an old aristocratic Village built on the Caldera. There you will also find the rock of Skaros, which are the ruins of the most important castle. You will have again the opportunity to walk around and explore the Village and take plenty of photos. (Please note that in August the tour is not going to Imerovigli because the main road in Fira closes in the direction of Imerovigli. Instead of Imerovigli the tour will visit Santo Winery next to Pyrgos which is built next to the Caldera and is the biggest winery on the Island.) The last stop of our journey is the Beautiful Village of Oia, which has a breathtaking view over the caldera and volcano and has one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The atmosphere when the sun sets in to the sea is stunning and many artists come to Oia to get inspiration from the beauty of the landscape, architecture and the sunset. After the sunset you will board the bus which will bring you back to the point you started from.

    Days of Operation: Daily service

    Duration: Dep. 14:00 Ret. 30 minutes after sunset

  • Beach exploration swimming at the most beautiful beaches (boat tour on SIC basis)

    Swim at the most beautiful beaches. The bus takes us to Athinios port where we board on our boat Manolios. Our first stop will be the Aspronisi Island a small island near the volcano where we stay approximately for 1 hour and 30 minutes for a swim and then have a light picnic. Our next stop will be the white beach, the boat will anchor 60 meters from the shore where we swim in crystal clear waters for about 30 minutes. Our final destination is the Red beach, where we drop anchor 60 meters from the shore and stay for swimming around 30 minutes, this beach is famous for the sharp red cliffs and the fine reddish pebbles. Our cruise will end sailing close to the volcanic rocks where you can take nice photos and then in Athinios port where we get on the buses for the return. Should take comfortable shoes, hat, sun cream, swimming suit and camera.

    Days of Operation - Daily service

    Duration - Dep. 12:15 Ret. Apr. 17:30

  • Evening cruise with King Thira (boat tour on SIC basis, dinner on board)

    The tour starts by bus from the pick- up point which will bring you to the port of Athinios where the boat King Thiras will be waiting for you. At the port you will be welcomed on board the boat by the captain and the crew and you will be offered a welcome drink. The boat will sail under the Caldera and our Captain will bring you to the best spots to enjoy the view and to give you the opportunity to take some spectacular pictures of the caldera and volcano. At the same time the crew will have prepared the delicious buffet dinner that will be served during the cruise. Before the sun starts setting into the Sea the Captain will bring the boat to the best location to see the amazing sunset of Santorini. After the sunset the boat will start returning to Athinios port from where you will board the bus to bring you back to the point you started. Please note after the sunset it may become a little cooler on the sea, so remember to bring a light Jacket. (wine& drinks not included in price)

    Days of Operation: Monday - Tuesday – Thursday – Friday – Saturday

    Duration - Dep. 17:30 Ret. 22:00 approximately

  • Santorini wine adventure – sunset tour  (bus tour, semi-private 1-8 pax)

    While savoring up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as the indigenous Assyrtiko, learn all about the island’s unique viticulture that produces some of the most crisp and seductively sweet wine in the Mediterranean. Walk around a volcanic vineyard, explore the wineries' cellars and enjoy a platter of local delicacies to eat alongside the wine.

    Highlights

    • 4-hour Wine tour in Santorini, led by a wine-expert guide.
    • Visit three traditional wineries dotted around the picturesque island.
    • Walk around a volcanic vineyard and learn about the unique viticulture of Santorini.
    • Explore the cellars of each winery and see where their wine is bottled and matured.
    • Sample up to 12 different wines including Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto.
    • Enjoy an assortment of local cheese, salami and olives.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

    Sunset Tour: Visit Santo Winery and enjoy a wine-tasting during sunset time.

    Days of Operation - Daily service

    Duration 4 1/2 hours

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