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Greek Island Escorted Tour

13 day/12 night tour from $4136 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 15 Dec 19 by 4pm

 

13 day/12 night tour from
$4136
per person share twinFlights are additional

Greek Island Escorted Tour 

Visit Athens and take in its archaeological wonders before exploring the stunning islands of Paros, Santorini and Mykonos. Kick back and relax because everything is pre-arranged and taken care of, and enjoy travelling with a small group of likeminded people to experience Greece in a more intimate way. Greece is famous for unique cuisine and as well as traditional Greek breakfasts, your guide will introduce you to local restaurants, also a range of authentic Greek Experiences and the opportunity to experience the Greek way of life.

Deal Includes
 Small group tour of max 16 participants
 Service of English speaking tour leader throughout the tour
 All transfers as per itinerary
 All Hydrofoil tickets in business class
 11 Nights accommodation at four star hotels
 Breakfast daily
 3 Course farewell Dinner in Athens
 Half day sightseeing tour in Athens including entrance to Acropolis and Museum
 Hidden gems of Athens walking tour
 Walking tour of Paros
 Walking tour of Antyparos
 Coach Tour of Santorini including including visit to local winery
 Half day tour of Mykonos
 Walk in Mykonos Town with Drink at Little Venice
 3 Course farewell Dinner in Athens

13 day/12 night Greek Island Escorted Tour 
From $4136 per person share twin
Departure: 25 May 20

Itinerary
Day 1 - Mon 25 May: Athens
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Athens for overnight. Overnight at 4 star centrally located hotel Athenian Callirhoe with the roof top restaurant with amazing view of Acropolis. Tour briefing with tour leader will take place at your hotel at 7pm.

Day 2 - Tue 26 May: Athens
Today a specially selected guide will help you to understand how Athens become one of the greatest cities of the world and a beacon of civilisation.  This special half day tour will introduce you to the major landmark such as Constitution Square with a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Olympic Stadium, the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch.  Our tour bus will also pass by the University & the Academy of Athens & the National Library. National Garden, St. Paul’s Church, Schliemann’s House and Catholic Cathedral. Visit the most important ancient monument of Athens Acropolis - ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Our tur will also visit Acropolis Museum. Afternoon option to join our Hidden Gems of Athens walking tour.  

Day 3 - Wed 27 May: Athens-Paros
Morning transfer to the port for a fast ferry to Paros. Business class seating. Our trip will take aprox. 3 hours. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.  Enjoy sea view from your room at hotel Paros Agnanti.  The hotel is located just 100 meters from sandy beach and offer swimming pool, gym and amazing restaurant with great list of local wines. Guests wishing to explore the town can make full use of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.  

Day 4 - Thu 28 May: Paros
Today our tour leader will help you to unrivalled natural beauty, beaches with crystal clear waters, unique Byzantine footpaths connecting traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes of the island. You may relax or the hotel or take transfer to town to join walking tour of the town. Admire an important ecclesiastical monument, the 6th century church of Panayia Ekatontapyliani, The name “Ekatontapylianí” means the church with 100 gates (“Ekató Pýles” in Greek), one of which is a secret one! Don’t miss the chance to visit one of the best preserved baptisteries in the Orthodox East, and the Byzantine Museum. The Parikía Byzantine Museum is housed on the ground floor of the church. Its exhibits include icons, wood-carved iconostases and other heirlooms from various monasteries and churches on the island. Those who wish to continue can join our tour leader for a visit to Naoussa,  colourful village, where the ruins of a Venetian fortress stand at the entrance to its small harbour. Free time for lunch and swim before returning back to the hotel.   

Day 5 - Fri 29 May: Paros
Today free day to explore or join our tour leader for a day visit to nearby island of Antyparos the small island located only 7 minutes ferry ride from town. Antiparos, has traditional Cycladic architecture with narrow paved streets, whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches and lovely blue-domed churches. On the southern side, there is an impressive cave with stalactites and stalagmites.

Day 6 - Sat 30 May: Paros-Santorini
After relaxing traditional Greek breakfast transfer to port for a fast ferry services to  Santorini in Business class.  Approaching Santorini by sea is one of the most spectacular travel experiences as its gradually reveals magic that made Santorini one of the most sought after tourist destination in the world.  Upon arrival transfer to your El Greco hotel for overnight. Afternoon free to relax, use hotel pool or spa. 

Day 7 - Sun 31 May: Santorini
Today tour let you  explore the most photographed island of Greece. Visit archeological site of Akrotiri and learn about the volcani explosion.  Walk to the Red Beach, and then drive to visit the black sandy beach of Perivolos. Free time for lunch. Continue to the traditional villages of Megalohori and Pyrgos – the highest point of Santorini where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the whole island.  Our tour will also include visit to the local winery for the opportunity to taste the local wines. Late afternoon arrive to Oia famous for its sunset. The sunset in Santorini is truly one you have to see to believe the magnificent colours. After the sunset transfer back to hotel. 

Day 8 - Mon 1 Jun: Santorini
Free day to relax. For those who are interested in wines we offer optional wine tours and for  sea lovers. Morning or sunset cruise is a must.  

Day 9 - Tue 2 Jun: Santorini-Mykonos
After breakfast, say a personal goodbye to Santorini and transfer to the port for a hydrofoil boat to Mykonos in Business class. Upon arrival transfer to Pelican Bay hotel. This lovely traditional hotel is located only 200meters from the famous Plati Yiallos beach. Relax and enjoy your afternoon at your leisure. Enjoy the beach or lounge by the pool. Make sure you enjoy a traditional Greek meal in one of the local taverna’s or enjoy a drink while admiring the gorgeous sunset. Overnight Mykonos.

Day 10 - Wed 3 Jun: Mykonos (Island tour)
After breakfast pick up for and island tour. Drive to picturesque small port of St. Ioannis and visit in the church. Then travel to one of the most traditional places on the island - the village of Ano Mera. Here you have free time to visit the monastery, Panagia Tourliani, built in the 16th century, or stroll through the square. Next stop is Kalafatis beach, before heading back to town for a tour through the labyrinth of old town. Continue to Ano Mera Village for a visit of a local farm. A light snack lunch will be offered to all visitors, consisting of local products from the farm itself. Next the local monasteries of “Panagia Tourliani”, also take a glimpse at the nearby open air market. Continue passing by beaches of “Kalo Livadi”, “Kalafati” and “Aghia Anna” for a photo stop. Continue to Myconian Traditional Small Vineyard, where you will be offered a snack light lunch consisting of bread, tomatoes, kopanisti, cucumbers and poor man’s black olives, along with traditional raki. Proceed to a very well known site in order to capture a panoramic Mykonos Town photo. After the tour drop of in town or transfer back to your hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight in Mykonos. 

Day 11 - Thu 4 Jun: Mykonos
Day at leisure. We recommend an optional day tour to the archaeological site of Delos. Once a major centre for administration and finance during the time of the Delian League. Explore this open air museum left virtually untouched except for restoration efforts. Afternoon before we say goodbay to Mykonos we will meet at famous Little Venice to enjoy a drink while watching a sunset.  

Day 12 - Fri 5 Jun: Mykonos-Athens
Morning free in Mykonos. Afternoon transfer to port for hydrofoil to Athens. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for our farewell dinner at Athenina Callirhoe famous roof top restaurant. (D)

Day 13 - Sat 6 Jun: Athens
After breakfast transfer to Athens Airport.

 
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Travel is valid 25 May 20 and sales valid until 15 Dec 19 or until sold out. Prices correct as at 02 Sep 19. Prices are an indication only and are subject to confirmation at time of quoting. Please note stops are changed in July and August depending on capacity. Conditions apply. Prices are in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. All prices and packages are subject to availability at time of booking. All travel must be commenced and completed as specified. Some surcharges and closeout periods may apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Valid for new bookings only. Packages are based on consecutive night stays at specified hotels – should your needs differ please refer to your travel consultant. Amendment & cancellation fees may apply. Airfares are additional. Contact House of Travel on 0800 713 715 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

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