The Romance of a Greek Honeymoon
a stay in Mykonos and a villa in Santorini : A 14 day Tour
14 day edition combines the best of travel in Greece: classical Athens,
a cruise through the Aegean, a beach stay in Mykonos and a hideaway
villa on Santorini
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Turkey and Istanbul in a 17-day edition .
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1 - ARRIVAL IN ATHENS Tuesday-
Weekly : April - Nov
Our Athens representative will meet you at the airport, assist you through
customs and immigration, and escort you to your hotel in the bustling
city center. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Stroll,
browse for curios and treasures, and perhaps dine at a cafe in the old
Plaka district and take in a folklore show.
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2- Athens Markets or BYZANTINE
Churches - Wednesday (cBL)
Ride the new Athens Subway alongside the locals today ( always escorted
with your English speaking Guide) ! We take pride in affording you this
experience, entirely by public transportation, with orientation by our
English-speaking representative. You'll get to tour Athens fascinating
vegetable & fruit markets by subway and/ or taxi. Enjoy lunch at
a charming local restaurant before we head back to the hotel . Markets
days/dates are subject to change, we may have to change your program
in Athens to accommodate such changes.
if you prefer you may choose instead to tour one of the following tours:
Russian Orthodox Church at Filellinon & Amalias
Athens cathedral (Mitropolis) at Mitropoleos
Kapnikarea at Ermou
Saint Theodore at Klafthmonos
They then visited the Jewelry museum (LALAOUNIS) before breaking for
They used the metro 3 times (because they wanted to).
HISTORICAL INTEREST- Museum Tour :
BENAKI MUSEUM - (closed on Tuesdays)
Covering the history of Greece from Paleolithic (pre-historic, 60000
B.C.) till present. Can easily spend over 4 hours in there. There is
also a cafeteria for breaks.
Temple of Olympian Zeus / Dionissos Theatre/ Ancient Agora/ Roman Agora
DAY 3 - ATHENS Thursday (B)
This morning you'll tour Athens and get to know the high points of the
city, especially the towering Acropolis and the adjacent museum. You'll
visit Syntagma Square, at the very heart of the city, and see the Parliament,
and guards in colorful traditional outfits. Your afternoon is free for
further exploring or shopping, or you could well be drawn back by the
charm of the Plaka. Or take advantage of one of our optional tours,
such as an afternoon visit to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon,
with spectacular sunset view; or the Sound and Light show at the base
of the Acropolis.
4 - ATHENS To MYKONOS Friday(B)
A 30 - minute drive (transfer included)will take you to Piraeus,
the port of Athens, to embark on your ferry heading for Mykonos and
by sunset, reach the jet-set isle of Mykonos. And transfer to your beach
5 - MYKONOS Saturday
For two days soak in the sun, Stroll at your own pace along lanes
lined with whitewashed houses, up to the Church of Paraportiani, or
along the shore to the island's signature windmills.
6 MYKONOS Sunday
One more day in Paradise . Enjoy an ouzo or a glass of retsina at a
DAY 7 - CRUISE From MYKONOS Monday(BLD)
Drive (transfer included)will take you to the local port , to embark
on your four-day cruise. You'll sail into the Aegean,
8 - KUSADASI (Turkey) and PATMOS Tuesday
We anchor at 7 a.m. in Kusadasi, on the Turkish mainland, gateway to
ancient Ephesus. Stroll the streets and stop in at shops filled with
leather goods and bargains in gold. Our optional tour takes you to Ephesus,
one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. You'll
re-board in time for an afternoon sailing. In the late afternoon, your
ship will call at the island of Patmos. Here you can visit the Monastery
of St. John where the Book of Revelations was written.
9 - RHODES Wednesday (BLD)
Our cruise ship arrives early at the harbor, allowing a full
day on the Island of Roses. The compact, cobbled medieval city is perfect
for exploring on your own. You'll want to visit the Palace of the Knights
of St. John, take a look at the wares in the boutiques, and spend some
time in a seaside cafe. We also offer an optional excursion to the Acropolis
of Lindos and the Valley of the Butterflies.
DAY 10 - HERAKLION (CRETE), SANTORINI Thursday (B)
We drop anchor in the port of Heraklion at 7 a.m. You can explore on
your own, or take an optional excursion to the 5000-year-old Minoan
Palace at Knossos and the archaeological museum. We sail at noon for
Santorini, where the lost civilization of Atlantis flourished. You'll
disembark for three nights or more in a private villa ( Studio) ,
for an upgrade to a Suite please add : $
200 Per person ( to the Superior First or Deluxe Rate) , or
$250 per person for the Honeymoon Suite, for the 4 nights
in Santorini . Sample
optional tours available based on Private arrangement or Local Group
11 - SANTORINI Friday (B)
You'll take a leisurely breakfast on your private terrace. An optional
tour to the archaeological site of Akrotiri is offered. Or, you can
spend the day relaxing, and take in breathtaking views of the volcano
12 - SANTORINI Saturday (B)
The day is yours for relaxing or exploring on your own--or both! You
might take a boat across to the dormant volcano, and ascend through
a crater-pocked moonscape to the crater. Or savor a soak in hot sulphur
13 - SANTORINI Sunday (B)
Enjoy the views from your villa, discover a black-sand beach, savor
the sea breezes from the terrace of a cafe, or try your hand at fishing.
Or arrange a winery visit or another excursion. The choice is yours.
DAY 14 - SANTORINI, ATHENS, Monday (B)
Our personnel will assure a seamless transfer to Santorini's Airport.
You'll catch an early morning flight to Athens ( Included in economy
class, tax included ) , where you'll board your connecting flight, if
your connection is too early in morning from Athens, then you are better
of flying into Athens on Day 12, spend the night at Sofitel Athens Airport.
Planet travel guide.
4-day cruise to Greek Isles .
Hotels / Apartments in Santorini:
Deluxe rates : Dana Villas with a view of the Caldera
& the sea ( Firostefani) , or Chromata Apartments with
a view of the caldera & the sea (Imerovigli.)
Class Superior accommodation:
" Sun Rocks ",
in Firostefani" , "Astra Apartments", " On The
first class accommodation in the: "Grotto Villas" in
Bay on Kamari Beach Hotel.
Katikies Villas , or Pantheon Villas, please add 20 % supplement to
the deluxe rate.
daily at the hotels.
day guided coach tour of Athens as per itinerary including all entrance
meals during the cruise .
greeting and assistance.
Transfer to hotel in Athens, and and from hotel to the cruise in Piraeus.
ticket Piraeus / Mykonos
transfers in Santorini & Mykonos.
Hotel service charges and taxes
local hospitality services
One-way Santorini/Athens airfare
per person in US$, Double Occupancy, Cabins with 2 lower beds
Category : XA
Category : XB
Category : XC
Category : XD
The cruise itinerary may vary, depending on the ship booked .
airfare from/to your home country
Personal expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically listed .
of the most popular restaurants in Athens and Santorini
: are Varoulko, Dionissos Zonars (just under the Acropolis), Strofi
(near the Divani Palace)
El Greco and Fanari (has great view) are good restaurants in Fira.
Also Pyrgos is another nice one... about 4 kilometers further
other guests say about our services :
Adrian and Melina
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Sent: Monday, September 24, 2:04 PM
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We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong
detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good,
and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single
thing we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the
highlight of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough
about Ahmed, Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not
have done the trip without their help. Ahmed was very professional,
courteous, and helpful, and always went out of his way to make sure
were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist guides,
Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our visit so
much better with their endless supply of information. We wore out
long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt
when we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize
what we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people.
And please find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina