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Athens-Cyclades: Paros – Santorini – Mykonos 8 Days

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Greece always pleasantly surprises its visitors who keep unforgettable memories. Experience the myth of the lost Atlantis in Santorini and enjoy the deep blue sea with its magnificent sunsets.

Enjoy crazy nights in Mykonos, activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping and nightlife. Complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets. Third island of the Cyclades after Naxos and Andros, Paros is located in the center of the archipelago. It owes its reputation to its white marbles and beauty of its landscapes, with gentle hills, valleys planted vineyards or olive groves, villages with flowered walls and lanes, not to mention the beaches.

Destinations

Athens – Paros  – Santorini – Mykonos

Departure & Return Location

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (Google Map)

Package Includes

  • Hotel 3-4-5* in Athens and Paros on Bed and Breakfast
  • City tour with official guide in Athens
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Athens and Paros ports
  • Piraeus / Paros / Piraeus by ferry, tourist class
Itinerary

Day 1Athens - Arrival

Arrival at Athens airport – Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by lyxurius car to the center of Athens – Accommodation at your hotel. Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour. Athens by night. thYour evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

Day 2Athens

Departure to a half-day visit of Athens – Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

Day 3Arrival in Paros

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Paros

Breakfast-Tour of the island. Miniatures museum, marble quarries in Marathi, we will also discover the villages of Naoussa, Marpissa and Lefkes.Overnight in Paros.

Day 5Santorini

Breakfast in the hotel. One day cruise to Santorini. We will start with Akrotiri Archaeological site Guided visit (with professional licensed Guide) at one of the most important prehistoric settlements of Greece. Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed by a huge eruption during the 17th century BC and buried under the volcanic ash, which preserved the whole city in perfect conditions so as to be referred often as “Prehistoric Pompei” The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato’s story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967. (Guided Tour 1 & ½ h) Entrance Fees not included in the price. We will continue with Red Beach Free time for photos or for walk at the famous beach, well known for the unique colour of the sand and the hill behind it. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea. (45m) .

Day 6Mykonos

Breakfast in the hotel. One day cruise to Mykonos. We will start with a unique experience of the countryside Mykonos Island Our first stop will be the idyllic beach Ag.Ioannis with the best view of Delos Island and we will see fishermen and their boats at the small pier, private chapel and houses built in typical Cycladic architectural style. Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town. Exploring Mykonos port town by walking into the narrow cobblestone streets, passing by the traditional labyrinth of the old town.We will see the famous wind-mills and Little Venice and we will meet somewhere Petros the Pelecan, the mascot of Mykonos. Paraportiani church, Saint Nickolas of fishermen. After the walking tour you are free continue your private exploration in town. Meeting point Fabrika Square, Mykonos town. Return to Paros. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7Paros

Transfer to the port of Paros – Ferry crossing to the port of Piraeus and transfer to Hotel in Athens – Overnight in Athens.

Day 8Athens -Departure

Transfer to Athens airport for the departure – Assistance to boarding.

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