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9 DAYS CLASSICAL ATHENS - MYKONOS WINTER TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   November 2015 – end March 2016

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Triple Room:  from Euro 1034.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1627.00

9 DAYS CLASSICAL ATHENS - MYKONOS WINTER TOUR SUMMARY:


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9 DAYS CLASSICAL ATHENS - MYKONOS WINTER TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 01 - SUNDAY ATHENS
Welcome to Athens!! You are met at the airport by our friendly representative and transferred to your hotel where there is time to settle in and relax. Athens offers a unique mix, combining rich archaeological sites, plenty places with panoramic view and of course a very vivid contemporary cultural life in the fields of performing arts, music and visual arts, as well as worldwide known for its entertaining nightlife. Give the chance to yourself to enjoy some of these pleasures at your first meeting with the city.

DAY 02 - MONDAY ATHENS/EPIDAURUS/MYCENAE/NAUPLION/OLYMPIA
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
After breakfast our bus will pick you up for the 4 days Classical tour of Greece. Arriving to Corinth we will make a short stop to enjoy a wonderful view of the canal and continue our trip to one of the most important and beautiful archaeological sites in Greece, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, known for its acoustics and where significant cultural events are held every summer. Our next short stop will be the first capital of Greece, Nauplion, where you will have the opportunity to take some charming pictures of the city with the two fortresses looming above the rooftops of the buildings of the old town. During our stop in the ancient city of Mycenae we will visit the Archeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon and then we will depart for Olympia through central Peloponnese area passing through the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Arriving in Olympia where we have dinner at hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 03-TUESDAY OLYMPIA/DELPHI
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
Located on the western side of the Peloponnese, the ancient site of Olympia has a special meaning to the history of Greece. It was the birth place of the Olympic Games, and each year, the Olympic flame starts its journey to the host country from here. The archaeological site of Olympia is truly fascinating, and here you can walk around the site, and step back in time. After the visit to the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum we will then continue our drive, traveling through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until we reach the magnificent bridge crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Passing by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, we arrive in Delphi, where we have dinner and spend the night.

DAY 04- WEDNESDAY DELPHI/KALAMBAKA
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
After breakfast we will continue exploring Delphi which was believed to be the center of the earth and was the most important religious center of ancient Greece. Indeed it was and still is one of the most beautiful and mystical sites in the world. We’ll visit Castalia Spring and the main archaeological site the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Theatre, the Stadium and the Museum with the famous statue of Antinoos and the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dated from 475 B.C and the famous athlete Aghias and then continue our journey through central Greece. Gaze out of your window as you cross the Thessalian plains, passing the pretty towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala, and then arrive at your Kalambaka hotel in the early evening. Dinner in your hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 05-THURSDAY METEORA/ATHENS
(Breakfast included)
Savor breakfast in your hotel, and then travel to Meteora. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to more than 20 rock monasteries, either perched precariously on top of Meteora’s towering sandstone cliffs or built into the cliffs themselves inside naturally formed caves. Originally lived in by 11th-century hermits, the monasteries later became safe havens for monks fleeing bloodshed when the Roman Empire began to fall. Impressive scenery, priceless historical and religious treasures suspended between earth and sky. In your way back to Athens you will have the opportunity to stop in the coastal town of Thermopylae, near Lamia and while learning about Thermoplylae’s historical battle between the Greek Spartans and Persians. Arrival in Athens early in the afternoon where`s time to relax.

DAY 06 - FRIDAY ATHENS -MYKONOS
(Breakfast included)
The establishment of Athens as a city dates back to mythological times. Today’s capital is a result of integration of ancient and medieval history into the contemporary era. Ancient Athens monuments can be found all around the city center, side by side with contemporary construction such as buildings, roads and train stations. Our expert guides will help you to explore the treasures of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour.
Beginning from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic games of modern times where held in 1896 and continue with a pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian´s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma) you will be amazed of the rich heritage and how Athens combines the old and the neoclassical in an astonishing way. Your tour will be followed by a visit to Acropolis, the ancient fortified town of Athens, dating back to the Late Bronze Age, the most famous landmark of entire Greece, the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. You will also be impressed by the Parthenon one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Erectheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Your tour will end with the visit to the impressive Acropolis Museum, one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens that houses 4,000 priceless finds from the Acropolis monuments that represent its history and function as the most important religious center of ancient Athens. Afternoon transfer to Rafina port to embark the ferry to Mykonos (17:30 -22:10) Arrival and transfer to hotel overnight.

DAY 07- SATURDAY - MYKONOS
(Breakfast included)
Mykonos is the most famous island in Greece and, with no doubt the most cosmopolitan in Cyclades islands. It has unique beauties with archeological, natural, recreational and traditional facets. Take the chance to explore every path of the island with the all-white-washed cubic houses with blue windows, charming narrow streets with pebble-stoned pavements and little white chapels with sky-blue cupolas and the famous Windmills. A walk through Chora, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle would be an amazing first meeting with the island.

DAY 08 - SUNDAY MYKONOS /ATHENS
(Breakfast included)
Morning at leisure you can visit the Paraportiani Church which is one of the most interesting architectural structures in Greece. An emblematic monument of Mykonos, the Cyclades and Greece, Paraportiani church is responsible for some of the most idyllic pictures ever taken on the island. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the port to embark the ferry to Piraeus port (14:15-20:00). Arrival and transfer to your Athens hotel.

DAY 09 - MONDAY ATHENS/ AIRPORT
(Breakfast included)
According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Athens airport to get the flight back carrying in your ´´luggage´´ the wonderful memories of Greek Attractions.



9 DAYS CLASSICAL ATHENS - MYKONOS WINTER TOUR INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens BB
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Olympia HB
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Delphi HB
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kalambaka HB
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos BB
  • Half Day Athens sightseeing tour regular tour *
  • 4 day Classical tour of Greece SIC tour with English Speaking Guide entrance fees included -half board
  • Athens sightseeing tour SIC tour with English Speaking Guide Entrance fees included
  • Ferry tickets economy class Rafina - Mykonos- Piraeus
  • All Transfers (private in Athens - SIC in Mykonos)
  • Hotel taxes

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Greece entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Optional land excursions


9 DAYS CLASSICAL ATHENS - MYKONOS WINTER TOUR
WINTER TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
Winter Season: from 10.11. - 10.03.
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
Regular Tour €  1034.00 €  1140.00 €  1627.00

HOTELS LIST
HOTEL LIST - ATHENS:
4 Star Titania Hotel
HOTEL LIST - MYKONOS:
4 Star Harmony Hotel
HOTEL LIST - DELPHI:
4 Star Amalia Hotel
HOTEL LIST - DIVALI:
4 Star Kalambaka Hotel or smilar Hotels
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