the Greek Isles and Sicily
Tour Sicily , Mykonos and Santorini and Crete
treasures of Athens . . . the romance of the Greek isles, and Aaaaah
A Grand 21 day Tour. Weekly in Athens : April through Oct
Beach properties in Crete ) Supplement applies
Add Spain and Andalusia
is a trip tailored to make the most of that special company and unique
occasion, be it an anniversary, a honeymoon, a family vacation or
a singular chance to be alone and away.
We have selected superior and deluxe Greek hotels notable for their
charm, atmosphere, and, of course, fine service. When in Greece you'll
be free to linger late in bed with breakfast brought to your room, stroll
the romantic old Plaka district of Athens or frequent a seaside café
in Santorini, entirely at your leisure. Here
is a sample itinerary, starting in Athens .
Do you prefer to extend touring into Greece Main Land, please contact
us ? MYCENAE, EPIDAURUS,
Meteora & NAUPLIA?
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN ATHENS - Private transfers in Athens, private air-conditioned
vehicle, private Chauffeur - Weekly Arrival : April - Oct on Sunday
Our Athens-based personnel meets you at the international airport, assists
you with the formalities, and sees you to your charming and comfortable
hotel. Check in, relax, then take a stroll through the lively streets.
Browse for treasures and curios, savour a coffee or aperitif at a terrace
café, or enjoy a fine meal in the old Plaka district.
2 - ATHENS - Private Tour - Private Guide - Private Air conditioned
Chauffeured Vehicle - Monday
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Greek capital l, including
Syntagma Square, and the towering Acropolis. Lunch is included at a
local restaurant . Remainder of the day at leisure.
3 - ATHENS, MYKONOS - Tuesday (B)
Relax, and revisit a favorite café or shop today. Then we'll call for
you and see you to the airport for your flight over the blue Aegean
to Mykonos (included in our rate) , Isle of Windmills.
4 - MYKONOS - Wednesday (B)
You'll spend three days on Mykonos-enough to when your appetite for
To stay in your lovely deluxe hotel and enjoy the beach, the service,
and the amenities. Extend
your stay in Mykonos
5- MYKONOS - Thursday (B)
Or to venture out to explore some of the 350 whitewashed churches
and chapels, dramatic cliffs, coves, and villages . . . that is the
question! No doubt, you'll mix a bit of both; and with windmills to
photograph and fishermen to watch along the sea, your days will be filled.
6 - MYKONOS, SANTORINI - Friday (B)
Spend another relaxing morning. Reserve some time to stroll the cobbled
lanes of Mykonos, to sip an ouzo or retsina at a waterside café, to
discover a beach or two, to pick up a loaf of fresh bread and cheese
and olives, and picnic on a hillside as you look out to sailboats at
sea. We'll rendezvous in time to take you to your fast ferry/hydrofoil
for Santorini, where you'll find a room waiting in a beach hotel.
optional tours available based on Private arrangement or Local Group
DAY 7 - SANTORINI - Saturday (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your lovely hotel and linger for as long as you wish.
When you venture out, explore the cliff top town of Thira with its winding
paths leading from view to spectacular view.
8 - SANTORINI - Sunday (B)
Or, take a boat across to the dormant volcano, and ascend through a
crater-pocked moonscape to the crater. Or savour a soak in hot sulphur
springs. Arrange a winery visit, or an outing to Akrotiri, reputedly
the site of fabled Atlantis. Click here for more info & Images:
Villas on Santorini
9 - SANTORINI, CRETE - Monday
We'll rendezvous in time to take you to your flight to Crete, Heraklion&
your hotel. Flights operate only on Thu & Sat, on other days,
it will be the ferry which is 5 hours, or flights via Athens (Supplement
10 - CRETE - Tuesday (B)
Enjoy your stay at the hotel Or explore on your own .
11- CRETE - Wednesday (B)
Full day at leisure or explore one of the beaches on your own, or ask
our local rep for help with the transfers.
Day 12 - CRETE - Thursday (B)
Enjoy your stay at the hotel or explore one of the beaches. Or explore
on your own the Venetian part of the old town , see below more details
on tours in Crete.
13 - Athens - Friday (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer is included in Crete from the
Hotel to Crete Airport.
Fly back to Athens air ticket is included & issued in Athens. We'll
meet you upon arrival and assist with your check -in at Sofitel Athens
Airport (5 stars ). Remainder of the day at leisure.
14 - Athens / Sicily - Saturday (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfers are all included
in Athens and Sicily . Air fare is included in economy class Athens
Sicily , tax included .
Palermo-Cefalù-Messina-Taormina - Syracuse-Agrigento-Erice
Sicily , a farm house, a private villa , or la cucina! This tour
covers the highlights of Sicily, including the most classical sites
of Sicily and the historical and artistic sites. Accommodation is in
charming hotels .
Arrive at Catania Airport, our local rep will meet you and assist with
your transfer to your Hotel in Palermo : Hotel
Principe di Villafranca , Palermo, or similar .
- Sunday : PALERMO
- CEFALU' - CAPO D'ORLANDO - TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, drive along the Thyrrenian coast. Stop in
Cefalù, a pleasant resort well known for its beautiful Norman
Cathedral and medieval wash-house built in the rock. Proceed to Capo
d’Orlando for lunch. Continue to Taormina: lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the Greek Theater and enjoy time at leisure
for shopping or walking through the tiny streets,on to Catania for dinner
and overnight. Excelsior Grand Hotel , Catania, or similar (BLD)
16 - Monday: Catania - Mount Etna
After a buffet breakfast, conditions permitting, we'll try to reach
the 1800 meters mark on Mount Etna, the highest active volcano of Europe,
after we climb down we'll enjoy lunch in a local farmhouse, return to
Catania late afternoon for a walking tour . (BLD)
17 - Tuesday : Catania - Syracuse
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Syracuse , visit of the Archaeological
area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionysios
“Ear”as well as visit of the island of Ortigia, singular
treasure of the baroque style Lunch is included at a charming local
restaurant. . In the afternoon we head for Noto, one of Sicily's most
beautiful cities before continuing to Ragusa, and a brief walking tour
of the main square, before we get ready for dinner and overnight . Mediterraneo
Palace Hotel , Ragusa, or similar (BLD)
- Wednesday : PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTO
After breakfast, depart for Modica and a taste of the famous local chocolate,
then off to Piazza Armerina and visit the worldwide famous Villa Romana
del Casale famed for its well preserved mosaics. Lunch in a typical
restaurant and continue to Agrigento. Visit the Valley including the
Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus, Castor and Pollux .
Dinner and accommodation at the Jolly Hotel Della Valle. After
dinner enjoy an unforgettable panoramic tour of the Valley of the Temples
illuminated. Overnight in Agrigento . Hotel
Delle Valle | Agrigento , or similar (BLD)
19 - Thursday: AGRIGENTO - SEGESTA - PALERMO
After breakfast, depart for Selinunte then on to Segesta to visit the
Doric Temple which keeps in its stone the weight of a long history,
surrounded by a unique landscape. Lunch at a local farmhouse . After
lunch we will continue to Palermo. Dinner and overnight .
20 - Friday: PALERMO - MONREALE
After breakfast we will enjoy a panoramic tour of Palermo , then depart
to Monreale with visit to the “Duomo” (Cathedral) which
is one of the most renowned monuments in the world as well as the Benedictine
Cloister, in pure Norman style. Visit the city of Palermo including
the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace, as well as a
panoramic tour of the historical center. Lunch at Jolly Hotel. In the
afternoon, explore Palermo as you wish on your own or participate in
one of the optional excursion to the Erice , the Catacombs, the "Capo"
market and Mondello . Dinner and accommodation l. (BLD)
21 - Saturday: Palermo
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport . End of our services . Bon Voyage
. or you may wish to extend your stay.
are per person in USD $
The hotel category choice is available for Greece.
In Sicily it will be always first class 4 stars hotels
and ferry transportation within Greece as per itinerary.
way air fare, economy class Athens Sicily with tax.
day tour of Athens : guided tour as per itinerary , this is a private
tour, with a private air conditioned vehicle, private guide and driver
daily at hotel, and other meals in Sicily as per itinerary , all meals
are pre-set menu .
airport and hotel transfers in Greece and Italy , all airport /
hotel transfers are on a private basis , with a private air conditioned
vehicle and driver .
with breakfast (B) as indicated or similar according to
The hotel category choice is available for Greece, in Sicily it
will be always first class 4 stars Jolly hotels, rooms are with private
Electra Palace Hotel Athens
King George Hotel Athens.
Grand Bretagne Hotel Athens.
Myconian on Elia Beach.
Mykonian Imperial Hotel.
Mykonos Grand Hotel.
Astir Villas Hotel.
Mare Hotel .
Aldemar Royal Mare Hotel
Creta Maris Hotel
Candia Maris Hotel
Porto Elounda Hotel
Hotel , Chromata Hotel.
Optional excursions, such as city tours, sailing, cruising
meal not specifically mentioned
and personal expenses
for local personnel
Santorini and Crete : in
8 days, or in 10
and Crete : 10
Mykonos and Santorini : 10 Days , or
Without Mykonos) .
Crete , Santorini and Istanbul : in 11 days
, or extend to 12 days .
Mykonos, Santorini , Crete : 14 day version .
Mykonos , Naxos and Santorini .
touring into Greece main Land ? Mycenae
, Epidaurus, Meteora and Nauplia ?
with the 14-Day Edition : Mykonos , Santorini and Istanbul .
your stay in the Greek Isles in an 18 Day Mediterranean Escapade