On arrival at Athens you will be transferred to the Hotel. Evening walk little around, to get the feel of this wonderful city. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at Athens.
After breakfast we begin our Athens city tour. We start with a photo stop at Panathinaikon. It is the only stadium in the world that is built out of white marble. We then proceed, passing by Zappeion and The Temple of Olympian Zeus. We will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens and the National Library. We Continue passing by the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, The Parliament, The Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally the ACROPOLIS where we will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). We continue to Herodion and Dionysus Theater in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. We skip the lines of the new museum and proceed to see the main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze that will amaze you. Overnight in Athens.
Morning transfer to the pier Piraeus, to embark your cruise ship for your full day cruise to the islands of Aegina-Poros-Hydra. Back to Athens and overnight in Athens.
Aegina : is the biggest amongst these three Saronic islands. Aeigna is a place of rich history and has big varieties of Beaches. The island is also famous for the large production of pistachios. One of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios. Agios Nektarios of Aegina (1846-1920), is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints.
Poros : Poros is a small Greek island-pair and the smallest amongst these Saronic islands. One upon a time, two small islands – Spheria and Kalavria – came together to produce a little jewel in the Saronic Gulf, the island of Poros.
Hydra : Earlier times it was known as ‘Hydrea’ (derived from greek word for water) for its source of natural springs. It is built in the shape of an amphitheater on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic gulf. This is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Interesting fact is, Hydra is a birth place of five Greek Prime Ministers.
Full day excursion to the Archaeological site of Delphi.
Greeks considered Delphi the center (or navel) of the world. According to Greek mythology, Zeus sent out two eagles, one to the east and the other to the west, to find the navel of the world. The eagles met at the future site of Delphi — Zeus marked the spot with a sacred stone called the omphalos (meaning navel), which was later held at the sanctuary of Apollo. Overnight in Athens.
After breakfast transfer to the port, for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. We explore this very popular island, with splendid beach coves, quaint narrow streets laced with whitewashed houses with balconies where you can meet artists and jetsetters alike. Windmills give an extra romantic touch to his lovely island. Lots of air taverns, offering an array of Greek delicacies. Nothing can detract from the beauty of its landscape, its photogenic churches and its sandy beaches. It is truly an island of Paradise. Overnight in Mykonos.
After breakfast transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Santorini is totally unlike any other place on earth. The original circular island was blown apart nearly 3.000 years ago by a fierce volcanic eruption. Today one can only look and wonder at the beauty created by natural destruction. The island of the lost civilization of Atlantis, where you can see unforgettable sunsets and panoramic views. Thus the lover’s paradise. The town of Fira’s whitewashed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to a steep cliff, accessible by cable-car or by donkey ride. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Explore the island and admire the beauty. Overnight in Santorini.
After breakfast we begin our sightseeing adventure in the north of the island, at the scenic village of Oia: one of Santorini’s most visually striking locations, the village has long inspired artists with its beauty, and sits overlooking the island’s caldera.
Next, we move to the traditional, cliff-top village of Imerovigli before going to Firostefani, another nearby village that’s famous for its distinctive, blue-domed church. Santorini is also home to its own ancient ruins: the site of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption.
Later we visit Red and Black Beaches. Both are named for their distinctively colored sand, and offer stunning views over the Aegean Sea. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its varietals is the perfect way to get a taste of the island’s history. Overnight in Santorini.
After breakfast, free at own leisure in the morning. Lunch at the local restaurant and you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Crete. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Crete.
Day touring, visiting and strolling the island of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, the most southerly located that’s why the weather is normally warm throughout the year. It is an exciting and fascinating island, home of King Minos, with the famous Labyrinth and its beast the Minotaurus, half man, half bull. There are so many places of interest on the island that we can only name few of them, such as Malia, Phaestos, Zakros, the exotic beach of Vai with the unique Palm grove, Lassithi with its thousands of white-sail windmills, the sacred cave of Dicte at Psychro, where Jupiter was hiding from his father Kronos, Rethimnon with venetian and Islamic monuments. Totally unmissable. Overnight in Crete.
Today its time to say good bye to this Island country. After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Heraklion airport and take your Flight back home.