FROM: USD $2,195

Best of Greece - 10 Days

SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: Travel from Athens to Santorini enjoying the historic temples and monuments which make Greece such a wonderful destination. Discover the ancient sanctuary of Delphi, admire the hidden monasteries in Meteora, and take in the majestic beauty of Santorini.

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Trip Highlights

Athens - discover one of the world's oldest cities, from the ancient Acropolis to the modern Panathenaic Stadium
Meteora - admire the stunning, UNESCO-listed rock formations and clifftop monasteries
Mykonos - lounge on sandy beaches and enjoy the nightlife in this Aegean hotspot for the rich and famous
Delphi - follow the Sacred Way in the footsteps of pilgrims who sought the oracle's advice at this holy sanctuary
Thermopylae - relive the Spartans' famous last stand against the Persians on this narrow pass
Santorini - relax on one of Greece's most beautiful islands, where whitewashed villages perch on volcanic cliffs and breathtaking sunsets can be witnessed at Oia.

Included

9 nights 3-4 star hotels
One arrival transfer on Day 1 (Athens) and One departure transfer on Day 10 (Santorini) included per booking
Guided sightseeing in Athens, Delphi, and Meteora
Services of an English-speaking tour guide for all scheduled sightseeing
Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers who booked through other operators for sightseeing each day, some staying in different hotels, and spend your evenings at leisure. The group can vary in size from 15 - 45 persons. Guiding may be in an additional language to English.
9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Two ferry tickets - Piraeus – Mykonos (regular ferry) and Mykonos – Santorini (high-speed ferry), economy class
Entrance fees for all included sites
All transfers and transportation in modern air conditioned vehicles.

Not Included

International flights and visas
A hotel tax of €3.00 per room per night to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in. Please budget Euro 27, for the duration of the tour. See Trip Notes for details.
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Greece

Arrive in the ancient Greek capital of Athens. After being met at the airport and transferred to our hotel, the rest of the day at leisure to settle in and explore what this magnificent city has to offer. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city, or maybe take in the acoustics of the Odeon.
Overnight: Athens

Day 2

Athens City Tour

Today we explore the city's highlights on a coach tour. With a guided visit to the Acropolis, an ancient citadel located above the city of Athens including a visit to the one of the best museums in the world we leave no stone unturned as we take in all of the historic monuments this beautiful city has to offer.

This afternoon is free to explore Plaka, sample some of the cities delicacies or treat ourselves to some shopping on Ermou street.
Overnight: Athens   |  Breakfast

Day 3

Delphi

Athens - Delphi - Kalabaka. After breakfast we leave the busy city behind us and head north towards Delphi, a town on Mount Parnassus which was home to a famous sanctuary in antiquity. We take a walk along the Sacred Way and admire the remains of the Temple of Apollo, home of the legendary Pythian Oracle.

This afternoon, we take in the stunning views of the mountains of central Greece as we drive to Kalambaka. Arriving at our hotel, we enjoy a group dinner before settling down for the evening.
Overnight: Kalambaka  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Meteora & Thermopylae

Kalambaka - Athens. This morning we visit Meteora, a stunning World Heritage site where a series of towering rock formations shelter a number of sacred Eastern Orthodox monasteries. We return to Athens for the night, briefly stopping at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous last stand against the Persians in 480 BC.
Overnight: Athens  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Towards the Cyclades

Athens - Mykonos. This morning transfer to the port of Piraeus, where you'll catch a ferry to Mykonos, a beautiful island famous for its windmills and jet set lifestyle. The ferry takes about 5 hours and once on the island you will be met and transferred to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Mykonos  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Mykonos

Spend today at leisure on Mykonos. Lounge on the sandy beach all day working on your tan, before relaxing with a drink or two in the bars. Maybe pop in to the numerous cafes and galleries dotted around the main town. If you'd prefer a cultural activity, try catching the ferry to the nearby island of Delos, once home to one of ancient Greece's holiest sanctuaries.
Overnight: Mykonos  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Santorini

Mykonos - Santorini. After breakfast transfer to Mykonos port and catch a local high-speed ferry to the magical island of Santorini, the journey takes about 3 hours and you will be transferred to our hotel upon arrival. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Santorini  |  Breakfast

Days 8-9

Santorini

The next two days are at leisure in Santorini, an Aegean paradise widely considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Explore the whitewashed towns of Fira and Oia with their views of the volcano which birthed the island, watch the spectacular sunset from the black-sanded beaches, or cruise the caldera on a boat tour.
Overnight: Santorini  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 10

Your tour of Greece ends today. Spend the morning at leisure before an included transfer to Santorini airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Athens
Ends
Santorini
Departs
Weekly - April to October
Hotel Rating
3 - 4star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all scheduled sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Athens, Kalambaka, Delphi, Mykonos, Santorini
Countries

Renata was fantastic. She provided clear & detailed information on our arrival and all her suggestions for where to eat/extra tours were excellent. Paperwork/vouchers/tickets provided were complete and no issues were encountered. Transfers were all on time. All hotels was of a high standard. Covered a variety of sights and experiences.

Cathryn Holding
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