10 DAY TOUR FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS
SEPTEMBER 9 - 18, 2020
$3,769 CAD PER PERSON
Price based on land tour double room occupancy, including all intra tour air.
SAVE 10% per person
Book and deposit by December 2, 2019.
International Airfare, additional hotel nights, insurance, transfers, etc. are extra. Please inquire.
Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!
History comes alive on your guided sightseeing tour in Athens: see the main sights of this fascinating city and visit the amazing Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC, and perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city.
But that's not all... enjoy time on in the Greek Islands with three nights each in Mykonos and Santorini, and travel by high-speed ferries and by air. Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, iconic windmills, and whitewashed houses. Here, walk through the narrow street and see the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons. Plenty of time to relax on the beach, sample local specialities and explore the island. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy sun-soaked beaches, taste the local wines, and enjoy the stunning views.
Globus has also included some additional experiences to give you a true sense of Greek life. In Mykonos, taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, and in Santorini, taste the traditional Ouzo, Greece’s most popular drink.
From the ancient monuments to the beautiful islands, this is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Greece!
Day 1 | ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 | ATHENS
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built-in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek? (B)
Day 3 | ATHENS–PIRAEUS/RAFINA (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS
Meet your Tour Director and head for the port of Piraeus or Rafina this morning. Around 7:30 am, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos, where mythology’s Hercules defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you. This evening, sample typical specialities, like louza loukaniko (sausage) and kopanisti (peppery goat cheese), then mingle with the locals at a quaint taverna or take a bus to the main square of Mando Mavrogenous. (B, D)
Day 4 | MYKONOS
The granite island of Mykonos is one of the most characteristics of the Cyclades and has retained its timeless beauty. Walkthrough the network of narrow streets and see the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and also taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota. Stroll around the town’s waterfront in search of Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities. (B)
Day 5 | AT LEISURE ON MYKONOS
Enjoy an entire day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited
since the 3rd millennium BC, Delos was known in ancient times as a sacred sanctuary and, later, as the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis. (B)
Day 6 | MYKONOS–SANTORINI
Today, board a high-speed EXPRESS FERRY and sail to Santorini (Thera), the stunning “Black Pearl of the Aegean” and, according to some, site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Greek meal. (B, D)
Day 7 | SANTORINI
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Taste traditional Ouzo. Later, maybe relax in one of the many cafés, or why not take an optional excursion to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas? (B)
Day 8 AT | LEISURE ON SANTORINI
Colorful sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous local wineries are yours for
discovering in your free time today or join an optional excursion. (B)
Day 9 | SANTORINI–ATHENS
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. (B)
Day 10 | ATHENS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)