Athens - Syros - Tinos - Mykonos - Santorini
12 days / 11 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Athens, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2: Half-Day Athens Sightseeing
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 colourful 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). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis Museum.
Visit Poseidon’s temple in Cape Sounion.
Afternoon free. Overnight.
Day 3: Piraeus-Syros
Transfer to the port of Piraeus for the departure by ferry to Syros. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Syros.
Day 3 to day 5: Syros
Two overnights with breakfast in Syros to discover the island.
Siros was also called “Lady of Cyclades” and “Nymph of Aegean Sea” and was the home place of Pythagoras’ teacher Ferekidis. The establishment and life of the medieval city, which was built on a hill above the port, left their marks to the island until now. Having Ermoupoli as its center it became one of the most cosmopolitan places in Aegean Sea.
Day 5: Syros -Tinos
Transfer to the port for departure by ferry to Tinos. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tinos.
Day 5 to day 7: Tinos
Two overnights with breakfast in Tinos to discover the island.
Tinos is one of the most charming – although “unknown”- islands of the Cyclades, situated at the northern part of the complex, among Siros, Andros and Mykonos. It is closely associated with Panaghia Megalochari church and thousands of Christians come to Tinos to embrace the icon of Virgin Mary every year on August 15th seeking for help and consolation. Although it is widely known as a religious center, Tinos has a lot of natural beauty and important sights, which many of the thousands of visitors ignore, as the majority is limited to a daily pilgrimage trip. It has many picturesque villages built next to the sea and genuine Cycladic, mainly mountainous, landscapes at the inland, traditional settlements, the famous lofts of pigeons and beautiful chapels.
Day 7: Tinos-Mykonos
Transfer to the port for departure by ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 7 to day 9: Mykonos
Two overnights with breakfast in Mykonos to discover the island.
Since the fifties, Mykonos has always been one of the most popular tourist islands of the Mediterranean.
Despite the great tourist development of the island, it manages to maintain its cycladic features and traditional look, like few other towns. All in all, maintaining the form of the traditional architecture of the Cyclades on the modern buildings ensures a unique feeling of harmony to the town and interior of Mykonos. Nothing can be compared, though, to the emotion inspired by the enthralling space of ancient Delos. A real town with its streets and markets, public buildings and temples, luxurious houses and shops, cisterns, columns, mosaics….
The fame of the island and the large number of visitors, among whom one can recognize some of the most famous personalities all over the world, have resulted in the commercial activity that has made the market of Mykonos so famous. So, in the streets of Mykonos, most important of which is Matoyianni, one can buy clothes, jewellery and works of art designed by the most celebrated designers and artists. One wouldn’t exaggerate if one said that, quite often, this is where the trends in fashion and style to prevail worldwide are decided.
One can enjoy one coffee, or ouzo with titbit and the traditional tastes at the cafes. Bars and restaurants scattered all around, and observe at the same time, a colorful crowd wandering in the narrow streets of the town. Chora is also the starting point if you want to discover the rest of the beauties of the island, its picturesque interior and spotless beaches, using a regular bus service or other means of transport.
Day 9: Mykonos /Santorini
Transfer to the port for departure by High-speed Ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 9 to day 11: Santorini
Two overnights with breakfast in Santorini to discover the island.
It is one of the most famous islands of the Cyclades as well as one of the most renowned Greek islands around the globe. The tourist development of the last decades was frenetic, but the island still remains attractive, full of secrets and unknown beauties and continues to have one of the most famous sunsets of the planet.
Day 11: Santorini/Piraeus
Transfer to the port and departure by ferry to Piraeus. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 12: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
- All transfers as mentioned.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Syros - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Tinos - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- Half day Athens sightseeing tour + Acropolis Museum.
- All boat tickets (economy class) by ferry.
- Local taxes.
- The assistance and supervision from our agency.