GREEK ISLANDS

 

Athens – Mykonos – Santorini – Crete

9 DAYS EDUCATIONAL TOUR PROGRAM


1st Day, Athens:  Arrival and Transfer to your hotel. Free time to relax and in the evening pick-up from the hotel for Athens By Night to the old area of Plaka, dinner at a typical Greek Tavern with bouzouki music and Greek Folk Dances – overnight.

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2nd Day, Athens: After breakfast depart from the hotel for a morning guided sightseeing tour of Athens. Our Guide will take you through the centre of the city, Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. You will see the evzones at the Presidential Palace and on the way to Acropolis you will see the Hadrians Arch  and make a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium.   Visit the Acropolis where you will see the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena and the greatest of all monuments the Parthenon, you will complete the visit with the New Acropolis Museum and you will end with a walking tour of Plaka the old city of Athens. Return to your hotel afternoon free – overnight.

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3rd Day, Mykonos: Early morning transfer to Piraeus port to take the boat to the world-famous island of Mykonos. From the port transfer to your hotel and then you will visit the beautiful beach of Paradise.  Late in the afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight.

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4th Day, Mykonos: After breakfast you will have a short walking tour along the narrow streets with all the little tourist shops, the brilliant box-shaped houses with wooden doors and windows and brightly coloured balconies and discover Small Venice one the most picturesque corners of the Aegean Sea. Time free to enjoy the crystal clear waters at the beautiful beach, bask in the sun and late afternoon return to our hotel, overnight.

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5th Day, Santorini:  After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port where you will get the boat for Santorini, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. From the port transfer to your hotel, free time to your leisure and in the afternoon you will visit Oia the other fascinating town built on the edge of a cliff on the northwest trip of the island, where you will probably have the chance to see the sun sinking in the Aegean, in one of the most wonderful sunsets. Early evening return to your hotel, overnight.

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6th Day, Santorini:  After breakfast you will have a tour of the island including visiting the traditional village of Pyrgos and a guided  tour to one of Santorinis famous wineries. The islands fertile volcanic soil cultivated carefully over the years has made Santorini well known for its wines. You will be guided through the premises and through the history of Santorinis wine and their origins to end up the visit with a delicious experience of wine tasting. Return to Fira the capital of the island with the whitewashed houses clinging to the steep cliff called Caldera. Early afternoon transfer to the port to take the boat for Crete. Arrive at Heraklion the capital of the region and the economic centre of the island where the first European civilisation, the Minoan civilisation, that flourished on this land 5000 years ago. Transfer to your hotel, evening at your leisure, overnight.

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7th Day, Crete:  After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a guided tour visiting in the southern part of the city the palace of Knossos, which was built in preclassical times. In the center of Heraklion, at the North-East corner of Liberty Square-Platia Eleftherias you will visit the Archeological Museum of Crete. You will visit the central market where you can easily find souvenirs, jewellery, furs, food and clothes for any price. Famous Cretan products such as oil, wine, raki-spirit, honey and herbs are really worth tasting and buing. In the Afternoon you will continue the city tour with the majestic fortress, koules, that stands by the port, overnight.

8th Day, Crete:  After breakfast depart for Chania the other big city of unique beauty, with ancient and modern monuments. Along the way you will enjoy a short stop at the other picturesque historical city of Rethymno. Early afternoon you will arrive at the Old city of Chania whre you will visit the Venician Harbour and the Old Town, colourful neighbourhoods, and some last minute shopping. Late in the afternoon transfer to port for the boat back to Piraeus. Overnight on board.

9th Day, Athens: Early morning in Piraeus port of Athens and transfer to the airport for your departure flight back.

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