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Athens – Mykonos – Santorini
Greece has always attracted visitors from all over the world to the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and its traditional cuisine. “Waves of the Aegean Sea” is a carefully prepared program to provide you with the opportunity to discover and explore the islands of Mykonos and Santorini with their most famous places at your leisure.
Arrival at the Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is available. In the evening, we recommend visiting the old district of Plaka with its vibrant atmosphere, strolling through its narrow streets with its various souvenir shops, cafes, old Greek tavernas and nightlife. Overnight at the hotel.
Sunday: Athens – Mykonos
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning with the possibility to participate in the optional excursion of the city tour of Athens: Meeting with our professional speaking Italian guide for a panoramic tour of the city. You pass from the most important places in Athens, such as the Panathenaiko Stadium, cradle of the first Olympic Games that took place in 1896, continue to the residence of the Prime Minister, former Royal Palace (guarded by the famous guards of the ” Evzones ” in their traditional Greek costume) and the Zappeion Megaron. We proceed through the Roman Temple of Olympic Jupiter, the National Garden, the Arch of Hadrian, the Church of St. Paul, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the House of Schliemann (Numismatic Museum), the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Old Parliament, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Russian Orthodox Church. We then continue with the ascent to the Acropolis, the most recognized symbol of ancient Greece, one of the greatest cultural monuments in the world. At the Acropolis you will visit the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erehtheion the loggia of the Caryatids, the Herodion and the Theater of Dionysus. Visit to the National Archaeological Museum, considered one of the richest museums in the world.
After midday transfer to the port of Rafina: Before embarking on the ferry to Mykonos possibility to have lunch (optional) in a typical tavern in Rafina. Upon arrival in Mykonos, I meet the port with the assistant who will take us to the hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day available to explore the beautiful Cycladic island individually or to take part in one of our tours and optional activities. We offer you the walking tour of Mykonos town (morning or afternoon). Mykonos is a popular and famous destination worldwide, thanks to its cosmopolitan lifestyle and the variety of visitors it attracts. However, this beautiful island has much more to offer than its nightlife and popular “rich and famous” images. The traditional way of living in Mykonos is reflected in the city, where we offer you an authentic walking tour in places often little known by many of its visitors. We offer you an experience to remember all your life: experience first hand the true beauty of the city of Mykonos, covering its history and recalling some of its memories of the past. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Also this day is available to spend it on the beautiful beaches or in the city of Mykonos with the beautiful alleys full of shops, cafes and restaurants. Alternatively, you can participate in one of our tours and optional activities. Overnight in the hotel.
Wednesday: Mykonos – Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer to the port to take a fast ferry that will take us to the island of Santorini passing the picturesque islands of Paros, Naxos and Ios.
Once in Santorini, transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day available or to participate in one of our optional tours. Caldera cruise or full day tour of the island.
Transfer by bus to the port of Athinios, boarding the boat to the volcano (about 15-20 minutes, stop about 1 hour and 15 minutes). The walk up to the active craters is about 20 minutes along a walkable path. It is worthwhile to reach the top because when you get there, scratching the surface will come out of the steam that smells of sulfur.
After the visit of Nea Kameni, the boat continues to the islet of Palaia Kameni where the sulphurous hot springs are located.
The water temperature is 30-35 degrees, but is continuously mixed with sea water.
Here the boat stays for about 30 minutes to swim in the famous thermal baths rich in mud with healing power and beneficial for the skin. Continue by boat to the island of Thirassia free time (about 2 hours) to swim in the crystal clear waters of Korfos or eat in the traditional taverns tasting the various local dishes. You can go walking or donkey riding in the picturesque village of Manolas, which with its narrow streets and beautiful views of Santorini is worth a visit.
After a pleasant 2-hour break on the island of Thirassia, return to the old port by sailing along the volcanic cliffs of Oia for beautiful photos of this unique landscape. The boat from Thirassia goes to the traditional port of Armeni, from here you reach the village of Oia (on foot or in donkey). In OIA you can explore the traditional settlement, stroll through the narrow streets, admire the unique architecture that mixes large Venetian houses and small cave houses and of course admire the beautiful sunset famous all over the world. Return to the hotel by bus and overnight.
Friday: Santorini – Athens
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning available. In the afternoon transfer to the port and return to Athens by ship. Arrival at the port of Piraeus, transfer to hotel and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the time of departure, you can have some free time until you are transferred to the airport.