10 Days Greece - IMMORTAL ARIADNE
Santorini, Naxos & Paros
Day 1 - Friday
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by IBMT Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. On your way to hotel, enjoy an orientation drive in order to be familiar with the city of Athens, its highlights and its beauties. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight Athens.
Day 2 - Saturday
After breakfast and early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel for the sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: the Panathenaic Stadium, the ex. Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Tour ends with visit at the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. At the end of the tour you will have the option either to return to the Hotel or stay longer in Plaka Area, the oldest and the most traditional neighborhood of Athens, with many restaurants, shops and cafes. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Athens.(Breakfast).
Day 3 - Sunday
Athens | Santorini
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Piraeus port, the 3rd largest port of the Mediterranean Sea, in order to embark on the ferry to Santorini (trip of approximately 8 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Santorini. Overnight Santorini.(Breakfast).
Day 4 - Monday
After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day cruise (included in the package) to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera and the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters. Admire the town of Fira’s white- washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff accessible by cable car or mule. While on the cruise, take advantage of the Greek snacks and local wine (also included). You will return to the hotel having a great experience of Santorini’s active volcano! Overnight Santorini.(Breakfast).
Day 5 - Tuesday
Santorini | Naxos
After breakfast, you will transferred to the port to embark on the ferry to Naxos. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Naxos. Overnight Naxos.(Breakfast).
Day 6 - Wednesday
Naxos - Day at leisure
Day free in the island. Take the opportunity to visit one of the many archaeological excavations. The beach, leisure and cultural tourism offered, makes Naxos one of the most important Islands in Greece. Naxos offers many Museums, many archaeological sites such as the ruins of Apollo’s Temple, many venetian castles and many more findings. Naxos is also well known for the great quality of agricultural products such as feta cheese. (Breakfast).
Day 7 - Thursday
Naxos | Paros
After breakfast, at the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port to embark on the ferry to Paros. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Paros. Overnight Paros. (Breakfast).
Day 8 - Friday
Paros - Day at leisure
Day at leisure in Paros, the island with the exquisite sandy beaches in crystal waters, the traditional villages with whitewashed cubic houses in narrow paved alleys contrasted with many bougainvillea and lovely chapels. Paros was known in antiquity for its fine marble. The main town is Parikia and one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the island is Naoussa or you can purchase an optional tour as below. Overnight Paros.(Beakfast).
Day 9 - Saturday
Paros | Athens
After breakfast, at the indicated time you will be transferred to the port to embark on the ferry and return to Piraeus. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Athens. Overnight Athens. (Breakfast).
Day 10 - Sunday
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.(Breakfast).
- 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Athens
- 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Santorini
- 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Naxos
- 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Paros
- Half day Athens sightseeing tour including the New Acropolis Museum
- Half day Santorini Volcano cruise
- Ferry boat tickets – Piraeus – Santorini – Naxos – Paros - Pireus
- Transfer on arrival and departure
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites
- Daily Breakfast
Not included services:
- Airfare & Departure taxes
- New accommodation tax not included
- Tips to guide/drivers & hotel staff
- Travel Insurance
- Personal extras and meals not mentioned above
HOTELS: 4 STARS
Athens: Titania hotel, Athenaeum Grand hotel, Athens Avenue hotel, Polis Grand hotel, Stanley hotel - Or similar.
Santorini: Aegean Plaza hotel, El Greco resort hotel, Santo Miramare hotel, Santorini Palace hotel, Rose Bay hotel - Or similar.
Naxos: Naxos Palace hotel - Or similar.
Paros: Kanales hotel, Paros agnanti, Zefi hotel - Or similar.
Optional Tours (Purchase locally) -
Bus Tour Around the Island (US $64.00):
Starting from Naxos town and through the village of Galanado and the tower of Belonias, we stop at Damalas pottery workshop. Then through the valley of Tragaia and we stop at the village Halki with its mansions, the Byzantine church of Panagia Protothroni and the citrus distillery. We continue to Panagia Drosiani. Next stop is Apiranthos village with its marble paved alleys. Apiranthos has 4 small museums. The Archaeological Museum mainly hosts findings of the Proto-Cycladic period, the Geological Museum with its approximately 2,000 exhibits, the Natural History Museum with a collection of the area’s fauna, flora and a small aquarium, while the Folklore Museum displays traditional fabrics, embroidery and tools.
Passing by the villages of Koronos, Skado and Mesi, we arrive at the northern village of the island, Apollonas, where there is an unfinished Kouros statue. Time for lunch and swimming. We return to town by the northwestern costal road where we find the Tower of Agia, the monastery of Faneromeni (17th c) and the villages of Eggares and Galini.