Essential Greece – 5 nights
Day 1: Arrive Athens / Athens by night tour
On arrival at Athens International airport, you will met by our office representative and will be assisted to the chauffeur who will in turn transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon will be at leisure after your check in. Later in the evening, you will picked up from the hotel lobby at around 2000hrs for Athens by Night tour with Dinner and Folk Show
The tour starts with a visit to the main Greek port of Piraeus, passing by the most important points of the city (City Hall, picturesque yacht’s harbour of Microlimano). Following the principal avenues and passing by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament we arrive at Plaka.
Short pleasant walk through the old unique Athens city to one of the popular taverns for dinner with live bouzouki music and Greek folk dances. Note: Drinks at the tavern are not included in the price. Overnight at hotel in Athens. (D)
Day 2: Half day City tour of Athens with Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up at around 1000 Hrs from your hotel lobby for City tour of Athens.
You will start your tour with the visit to Panathinaiko Stadium which was the cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896 (short stop). Then you will pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence, Ex Royal Palace, (guarded by colourful Evzones) Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church and then visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Later you will conclude the tour with the visit to the new Acropolis museum. The new Acropolis museum is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in Athens and ranks among the most important museums of the world.
For the first time ever all the surviving treasures of the Acropolis will be seen together in one place. Works currently held in storage or in other museum in Greece and all over the world are now together in the museum and close to their original location. The Acropolis museum main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. Another major exhibit is the remains of the ancient Athenian city that revealed by archaeological excavations on the site of the museum. Overnight at hotel in Athens. (B)
Day 3: Depart Athens for Santorini
Early morning at around 0615hrs you will be met and transferred to the port of Athens for your Ferry to Santorini. On arrival into Santorini, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean is perhaps the most fascinating and most talked about island of Greece in the Aegean. Only the name of the island is enough to unfold in mind volcanic landscape, gray and red beaches, dazzling white houses, terraces with panoramic sea views, stunning sunsets, wild fun. All this, together with remnants of lost civilizations discovered in the volcanic ash justify the epithets with which visitors identify Santorini and fairly is called, magical, indescribable, astonishing.
Rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the beautiful island. Note: High speed Ferry takes 05 hours from Athens to Santorini. Overnight at hotel in Santorini (B)
Day 4: Santorini
After breakfast, explore the island which has beautiful sandy beaches to offer. Overnight at hotel in Santorini. (B)
Day 5: Depart Santorini for Athens
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met and transferred to the port for your ferry back to Athens which departs at 1700hrs. On your arrival into Athens at 2200hrs, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Note: High speed Ferry takes 05 hours from Santorini to Athens. Overnight at hotel in Athens. (B)
Day 6: Depart Athens
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met and transferred to the airport as per your schedule for your flight back home.
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