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Greek Islands 2014 | Best of Cyclades: Couple's romance Athens-Mykonos-Santorini, 8 days from 805€

Greece has more than meets the eye and our Travel Agency is your partner to get you to the best places, at the perfect time with the right value. Your personal Couple’s Romance travel Itinerary to Athens – Mykonos – Santorini for a week, is only an e-mail or a phone-call away and will feature all necessary arrangements, along with valuable insider’s hints, all concierge services required and a professional fully flexible and to-the-letter travelling experience to Greece and the Greek Islands.

Couple's Romance 8 days in Greece: Athens - Mykonos – Santorini : Pricing & Detailed Itinerary

2014
October - April
May & September
June, July & August
Special Deal Package
from 805€
+200 €
+350€
Luxury Package
from 1.250€
+250€
+350€



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Day 1 | Athens: Arrival & first impressions.
  • Welcome to Athens! Your driver will meet you at the arrivals, help you with your suitcases and escort you to the car. During the 45 minutes ride from the airport to the center of Athens, take some minutes to relax after your flight. The transfer service is optional and you may also use the modern metro services. The rest of the day is free.
  • If you feel like exploring and getting a first impression of this historical city, your hotel offers the main sights at only a short walking distance. You may spend your first evening around the area of the Parliament square to see the presidential guards, head toward the commercial center of Ermou street, have a coffee or a drink at the trendy area of Agia Irini or go for a romantic walk to Plaka and the Anafiotika area – the little Cycladic gem neighborhood of Athens.
Hotel Herodion ****: Located in the most prestigious yet quiet area of central Athens, Plaka, the Herodion hotel is an elegant and sophisticated four stars property.  With your check in, make sure you have asked for your travel folder at the front desk, containing your ferry tickets, your invoices & all the information for your trip to Greece.

Day 2 | Athens : Guided Tour & Dinner
  • On your first full day in Athens, you will be met at the lobby with your licensed tour guide to commence your private tour around the main sights of Athens. The highlight of your tour will no doubt be the iconic monuments of Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon optionally complemented by the amazing New Acropolis Museum. Your guide will give you a thorough and comprehensive lecture & discussion on the history of Athens, starting from the pre-historic years and continuing to the golden age of Pericles and classical Greece. Step – by – step you will be acquainted with the civilization of philosophy, democracy, arts, theatre & sciences.
  • In the evening, enjoy a romantic dinner in Athens. Our travel agency’s concierge services will recommend and reserve a table for you with a carefully selected restaurant. It can either be a gourmet restaurant, a popular molecular cuisine bistro, or a most traditional Greek cuisine tavern that uses the purest ingredients.
Your Licensed tour guide: Demetra Potsika. Demetra is “A guide that shows you more than… stones! A guide that takes you through the wine culture, the crafts, the local tastes, the mountain paths, the gastronomy, the geology, the cultural events, the thermal springs of the country”.

Day 3 | Athens – Mykonos: Ferry Ride & Relaxation
  • Early wake up today and your driver will be waiting for you at the lobby to drive you to the port of Athens, the Piraeus port.  This is an optional 20-30 minutes drive and ferries in Greece require being on board 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Embarkation, take a seat and enjoy the most characteristic images of Greece: a boat, the sea & the sun.
  • Arrival to the port of Mykonos. Pick up service from the hotel & check in procedure. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax, or go for a swim since Mykonos has some of the best beaches of Greece. You can try Ornos Beach, Psarrou Beach, Agia Anna or Paradise beach on the south-west part of Mykonos Island. You can head south-east for Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach or Kalafati Beach. On the north side of Mykonos you will find Ftelia Beach, Panormos  Beach & Agios Sostis Beach.
Kouros Hotel & Suites *****:  The prime location and high quality service promise an unforgettable stay in Mykonos. Only 5 km from the port and the main town of Mykonos (Chora) it is a five stars boutique property with views to the sea and the sunsets.

Day 4 | Mykonos - Delos – Mykonos : Antiquity & Scenic Landscapes
  • Mykonos is not only about wonderful beaches, luxurious hotels with pools and nightlife. Just a 30 minutes boat ride across the Mykonos harbor, you will disembark to Delos, a small rocky island that captures astonishing history compared to it’s tiny size. Delos is a UNESCO World Cultural Site situated in the center of the Cyclades and the complex of the most sacred place for ancient Greece.  For your boat trip& guided tour to Delos, you will meet your Tour Guide and the rest of the small group at the port in the morning and will be back early in the afternoon.
  • In the evening you might want to go for a walk at “little Venice“ of the main town of Mykonos, or you can take advantage of the concierge services that your hotel offers and reserve a table for dinner at some of the trendiest restaurants in Mykonos or a simple local tavern.
Day 5 | Mykonos - Santorini
  • Take your time to wake up and enjoy your delicious breakfast. At the specified time, head to the reception for your check out and the pick-up service. This is a very short ride from the Hotel to the port and another short ferry ride (3 hours) to reach from Mykonos to Santorini by ferry.
  • Disembark in Santorini Port, and face the extraordinary volcanic scenery for as a first glimpse, your senses will no doubt be hungry for more! If you have pre-booked your transfer service, be on alert to spot your driver. He will be holding a sign with your name, he will help you with your suitcases and drive you to your hotel in Oia. This is a 30-50 minutes drive, depending on traffic and season.
  • Check-in procedure and a welcome drink at the Hotel Lobby. The evening is at leisure to explore the tiny and most romantic town of Oia, or even to head toward the castle of Oia to watch the famous sunset. During the summer months, the sun sets at 19:30 or even 20:00. This is a good time to check with your personal itinerary that our travel agency has handed you for any reservations made on your behalf  with restaurants and to make sure to be on time or at least modify accordingly. Oia tends to be a very popular gastronomic destination but full of tourist traps when it comes to restaurants and taverns. Make the best out of your time there!
Alta Mare Hotel by Andronis, Oia  ****: This top notch boutique hotel is a four stars property built on the cliff of Oia and in the middle of the town’s central pedestrian path. Fully renovated with outdoor Jacuzzis, it will take you beyond your expectations if you planned this part of your trip to be the most romantic. Your delicious breakfast will be served daily in your Suite’s veranda, facing the world class famous view of the Caldera of Santorini and you will experience hospitality of high quality, friendly yet professional. You may use the swimming pool of Alta Mare hotel, or you may head right next to the five star sister property for an infinity pool.

Day 6 | Santorini Sunset Sailing cruise
  • Enjoy your room served a-la-cart breakfast and relax by the pool or your Jacuzzi, or book a massage with a therapist to come to your room or at the Spa of Andronis.
  • Early in the afternoon, meet with the sailing company’s car and after a 45 minutes’ drive’, embark on the catamaran / sailing boat for your sunset sailing experience. Santorini is all about Sailing, Dining & Wines.
Catamaran or sailing boat Cruise : This cruise is a semi-private cruise with up to 12-14 passengers and includes drinks & barbeque dinner. On board you will be greeted by a welcoming captain and you will enjoy 3 swim stops (white beach / red beach / warm springs at the volcano) & the marvelous sunset of Oia while at anchor opposite Ammoudi Bay. Make sure you have hat-sunscreen & bathes (avoid white due to sulfur at the volcano’s warm springs than can cause stains) and have in mind to bring something for when the sun sets since it tends to get chillier on board.

Day 7 | Explore Santorini
  • Santorini offers romance and relaxation, but can also be a hidden gem when it comes to activities. Our Travel Agency suggests:
  • Guided Tour in Akrotiri Prehistoric Excavations : Meet with your licensed guide and head to the south part of Santorini (Akrotiri), for a full length private tour to the excavations of the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri. Your highly knowledgeable Guide will let you in on aspects of Santorini such as the largest volcanic eruption on earth of 1600 BC, the theory of Atlantis and the architectural character of Santorini.
  • Caldera Mountain Bike Tour : A new adventure experience organized by enthusiastic bike experts featuring latest technology of electrical MTB around Santorini, it’s caldera and the traditional villages.
  • Hiking from Fira to Oia: This is a popular, easy and traditional activity in Santorini. If you are an enthusiast of hiking, or photography or simply want to “feel” the destination, hiking is the best way to go about it. Take a morning local bus from Oia to Fira (1,60 € per person, leaves every 20 or 30 minutes) and walk the trail backwards so that you have the sun behind you. It takes about 3 hours (10 km) and you will need to have water with you. Most of the trail is on the caldera cliffs and edges apart from a small 3 km part that interchanges with the main road.
Day 8 | Santorini - Athens
  • This morning enjoy your breakfast with views to the endless blue & white of Santorini, take some last shots of the dramatic volcanic landscape and those little chapels you’ve spotted and say good bye to Santorini … until next time!  Your transfer ride to the port / airport is organized accordingly and all you have to do is be on time.
  • Accommodation in Athens in a 4* Hotel (Herodion Hotel or similar) for 2 nights.
  • Guided Tour in Athens (3-4 hours Acropolis Hill & the Parthenon & main Athens spots)
  • Ferry ticket Athens – Mykonos (Blue Star Ithaki 07:30 - 14:20 or Sea Jets Master Jet  07:00 09:45)
  • Accommodation in Mykonos in a 5* Hotel (Kouros Boutique Hotel or similar) or luxury Mykonos Villas in Ornos Beach with pool for 2 nights.
  • Semi private guided boat trip to Delos (round boat trip + guided tour in English)
  • Ferry ticket Mykonos – Santorini (High Speed 5 14:55- 17:35)
  • Accommodation in Santorini in Oia at 4* Hotel (Alta Mare by Andronis or similar) for 3 nights.
  • Semi – private Sunset Cruise on a luxury vessel with full drinks + barbeque dinner ( 5 hours inc. transfers from and to your hotel)
  • Ferry ticket Santorini – Athens (Blue Star Delos 15:30-23.15or High Speed 6 12:00 -16:00)
  • Daily Breakfast (Athens Hotel, Mykonos Hotel or Villa, Santorini Hotel).
  • Concierge Serices for any destination.
Optional Services :
  • Flight to and from Greece
  • Transfer services (approx.. 25€ per way in all locations.)
  • Guided Tour with licenced guide in Santorini  (approx.. 150 €. for a 2 hours guided tour in Akrotiri)
  • Adventure mountain bike tour in Santorini (approx.. 80€ per person for a 6 hours cycling tour + winery visit, inc.transfers from and to your hotel)
Athens:The weather in Athens is quite predictable and easy to plan for. However, hot days up to +22° during winter are not uncommon. If you plan on visiting Athens between June and October keep in minf that the morning and evening    temperature usually is excellent but during the day, Athens can be very warm. At night you can enjoy Greek food and drinks, while wearing just a T-shirt, on some nice terrace in Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri or Anafiotika. Winter is mostly pretty mild and starts about November. Autumn and spring can be chilly and wet but you won’t need much more than an umbrella, a windbreaker and warm sweater.

Santorini: Santorini is one of the most spectacular places in the world and is matched by equally amazing weather. Santorini has a mild Mediterranean climate, just as the rest of the Cycladic islands and enjoys year round agreeable conditions.
  1. Guided tours booked through our Travel Agency are in accordance with European financial legislation & are conducted only by fully licensed Tour Guides. Languages other than English are available at extra cost and any admission fees to museums are covered by travelers on the spot.
  2. In most Greek Hotels usual check-in is at: 13:00 or 14:00, and check-out is at: 11:00 or 12:00.
  3. All Archaeological sites and Museums are closed on Mondays throughout Greece.
  4. All Hotels of this travel itinerary are selected by Greece specialists and experienced travel & hospitality professionals.
  5. Availability and exact pricing is confirmed after enquiry.
Luxury Package is : 4* Hotel in Athens, 4 or 5 * Hotel in Mykonos, 4 * Hotel in Oia Santorini, Guided tour in Athens, Guided Tour in Mykonos, Sunset Sailing Tour in Santorini, fast Ferries Athens - Mykonos, Mykonos - Santorini + Santorini - Athens.
Special Deal Package is : 4* Hotel in Athens, 4 or 5 * Hotel in Mykonos, 2* Hotel in Oia Santorini or 4* Hotel in Santorini Perissa, Guided tour in Athens, Guided Tour in Mykonos, Sunset Sailing Tour in Santorini, regular Ferries Athens - Mykonos + Santorini - Athens, fast ferry Mykonos - Santorini.

1st Option : Stay in Oia / switch for a 2** accommodation :
  • Mary Lou John Villas, Oia ** : This small property will offer you a minimal yet traditional caldera view studio that will make you feel like home. Located right at the beginning of the pedestrian of Oia, it is a “value for money” option if you plan to explore Santorini. Endless views to the caldera from your room or the large outdoor verandas are what you will love the most about your accommodation.
2nd option : Stay in a 4** accommodation / switch location for Perissa :
  • Aeolis Santorini Hotel, Perissa **** : This small property is located just 200m from Perissa's beautiful black pebble beach, in the east coast of the island of Santorini (Thira). The area offers many activities, numerous restaurants and is close to main sights of Akrotiri, Red Beach & the Santorini Light house. The Hotel features 5 rooms, a lovely swimming pool and genuine hospitality.
Couple's Romance 8 days in Greece: Athens - Mykonos – Santorini.
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2014
October - April
May & September
June, July & August
Special Deal Package
from 805€
+200 €
+350€
Luxury Package
from 1.250€
+250€
+350€



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