Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. - Wikipedia
Day 1: Athens
Arrival at Athens International Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel for check in. Remaining of your day at leisure for your first taste of Athens. Discover Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district a visitor may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago or enjoy your shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets. Overnight at Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens.
Day 2: Athens
After your breakfast, depart at indicated time for your Athens Sightseeing tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Our expert guide will take you to see the centre of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon. Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home and admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era . Return to your hotel and remaining of your day at leisure. Overnight at Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens.
Day 3: Athens to Olympia
After breakfast, depart for your 4 day tour of Classical Greece. Leave Athens by the scenic coastal road and reach the Corinth Canal (short photo stop). Enjoy the imposing landscape in the Corinth Canal’s protected waters, one of the 19th Century world’s engineering masterpieces with history that starts as early as 602 B.C. Continue to Epidaurus with its 4th century B.C. theatre, famous for its astonishing acoustics. The town of Nafplion, your next stop, a modern seaside resort and old town, is crowned by the mighty ramparts at the Palamidi Fortress. The last stop of the day is Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese, Tripoli and Megalopoli. Arrival at your hotel, dinner and overnight at Amalia Olympia.
Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4: Olympia to Kalambaka
Enjoy your breakfast and after visit Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the idea and site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Visit the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which hosts important treasures such as the famous statue of Praxiteles, Hermes. Depart for Kalambaka . Enjoy your dinner and overnight at Amalia Kalambaka in Kalambaka.
Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5: Kalambaka to Delphi
After breakfast, visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to suspend between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant in Kalambaka (not included), before going to Delphi. Arrival in Delphi, enjoy your dinner and overnight at Amalia Delphi.
Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6: Delphi to Athens – ferry to Mykonos
Enjoy your breakfast and depart for your tour to Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus, Delphi, once believed as the centre, “Naval” of the Earth, is the home of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. At the oracle of Apollo, Pythia, the high priestess of the temple, under the
influence of the ancient god Apollo delivered her famous prophesies. You will also visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, which hosts valuable pieces of art like the famous bronze charioteer. Return to Rafina port for your ferry to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Royal Myconian in Mykonos.
Day 7: Mykonos
After breakfast, time at leisure on the beloved Island of the international “Jet‐Setters” with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels, the wonderful sandy beaches, shops,
galleries and the incredible night life. Explore the towns’ winding narrow streets, visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island, or enjoy a drink at little Venice. Overnight at Royal Myconian in Mykonos.
Day 8: Mykonos‐Naxos
Enjoy your early morning breakfast and at indicated time transfer to Mykonos port for your fast ferry to Naxos . Upon arrival on Naxos Island transfer to your hotel for check in. Remaining of your day at your leisure to discover the Island of Naxos. Overnight at Lagos Mare in Naxos.
Day 9: Naxos‐ Santorini
Enjoy your early morning breakfast and at indicated time transfer to Naxos port for your fast ferry to Santorini . Upon arrival on the Island of Santorini, transfer to your hotel for check in. Remaining of your afternoon at leisure to admire the spectacular caldera with white washed houses perched on the edge, created by the eruption of the islands’ volcano in the ancient times. Overnight at Costa Grand (sea view) hotel.
Day 10: Santorini
After your breakfast, time at leisure to relax or explore the volcanic island of Santorini, known world wide as the most romantic Island. Visit the Prehistoric Museum in Fira that hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, including the famous wall paintings or discover the colorful beaches of the Island also created by the volcanic eruption. Do not miss visiting the traditional village of Oia, the most photographed place in Greece, best known for its breathtaking sunsets. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red make Oia a magical place. Overnight at Costa Grand (sea view) hotel.
Optional Dinner at Sphnix Restaurant - $150 per person including transfers from Hotel. Bonus: Complimentary Wine
Day 11: Santorini‐Athens
Transfer to the port for the ferry to Athens port. Arrival in Athens and transfer to the hotel . Overnight at Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens
Day 12: Athens
Departure. Departure transfer to airport.
$300 Per Person Non-Refundable Deposit if cancelled at anytime.
Cancellations with more than 160 days prior to departure 10% of total cost per person (or a minimum of $300 per person) is retained.
Cancellations between 160 and 121 days prior to departure 40% is retained
Cancellations between 120 and 80 days prior to departure 60% is retained
Cancellations between 79 and 61 days prior to departure 80% is retained
Cancellations 60 days or less, or no show 100% of the package price is retained
NUMBER OF DAYS: 14
Athens, Greece - Athens, Greece
LAND TOURS DATE:
COST PER PERSON:
$3,499 per person
DEPOSIT PER PERSON:
$300 Non-Refundable Deposit
FINAL PAYMENT DUE:
March 1st, 2023
Heart Cruises, LLC will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.
$150 Discount on the next land tour with Heart Cruises, LLC
Land Tours listed on the itinerary
5 stars Hotels
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Meals not listed
Optional Dining at Sphnix Restaurant - $150 per person
Internet access, phone, fax and other incidentals
Soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, alcohol such as wine, beer and cocktails
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