Syros & Delos Islands Edition
A Honeymoon Wish 14-day Vacation in Greece
Athens • Mykonos • Syros • Delos • Santorini
Hideaway in the Greek Islands. This itinerary includes Athens, then whisks you by air to idyllic hideaways in the Greek Islands. You’ll compare superlatives. You may start with the Islands, and have Athens at the end, your International flight into Athens on Day 1 should arrive no later than 1 PM in the afternoon. Our select island facilities offer privacy, intimacy, and outings to villages, beaches, taverns and more. The choice is yours. Daily, Athens (Apr – Oct). Please click here to add Naxos.
Day 1 – Athens
You’ll be greeted at the airport by our local representative, who will assist with formalities and baggage, and see you to your hotel. Once you settle in, you’re free to stroll, browse for curios and treasures, and perhaps dine at a cafe in the old Plaka district. Or, we’ll be pleased to arrange an optional Athens by Night tour, which includes a Greek dinner and musical entertainment.
Morning arrivals for guests flying from Europe or the east coast of the USA may connect same day to Mykonos if so desire and have Athens’s stay at the end or eliminate Athens completely.
Day 2 – Athens (BL)
A full-day private city tour will orient you to the high points of Athens. You’ll visit Syntagma Square, at the very heart of the city; the Parliament; Hadrian’s Arch; and culminate with the Acropolis and its museum. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, followed by a walking tour and further exploring the Plaka old district:
This private tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert private guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop), continue on and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (former Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon, continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the winders of the classical era at the Acropolis museum. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Afternoon leisurely walking tour of the ancient district of Plaka, we break for ice-cream before returning to your hotel.
Day 3 – Athens (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day on your own or ask us for assistance with one of the optional tours.
Maybe you would want to visit to the Plaka. Or take advantage of one of our optional tours, such as to Argolis or Delphi or an afternoon visit to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, with spectacular sunset view.
DAY 4 – Athens, Syros (BD)
Take the morning to finish your shopping, or for additional explorations. In the afternoon, around 3 PM (subject to change) we’ll call for you and see you to the port of Piraeus for your ferry ride to the island of Syros. We’ll have a representative on hand to meet you, and check you in to your hotel. Dinner is included tonight at the hotel. Sample Hotels (or similar): First Class – 4 stars:Dolphin Bay Hotel or Faros Village.
Deluxe: Hotel Ploes Syros , Apollonian Palace, or similar.
DAY 5 – Syros – Private Tour (BLD)
Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Dolphin Bay Hotel or Faros Village or similar. Syros is the capital of the Cyclades, its proximity to Athens and Piraeus made it a very popular tourist destination, Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros is full of Venetian and neoclassical buildings which make it one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Greece in regard to the architectural mix, no doubt that you will find also great unspoiled beaches.
Private tour with a private guide to explore the highlights of Ermoupolis, explore this great town and its lovely narrow streets, admire the historic Town Hall, enjoy our linch in one of the street Greek cafes on Miaouli Square, visit one of the Greek churches, and of course we will not miss the Archaeological Museum.
DAY 6 – Syros – Private Tour (BLD)
Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Another day and another private tour in Syros to visit the fortified city of Ano Syros, the village of Kini, with a charming little port, and enjoy our lunch before heading back to your hotel , or maybe you prefer to go the beach and watch a great Greek sunset!
DAY 7 – Mykonos (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, we head for the ferry (business class when available on board) and on to Mykonos, and your hotel. The day is totally yours. There’s no need to venture beyond the grounds of your lovely hotel. But on the other hand, there’s plenty of reason to do so, starting with 350 whitewashed churches and chapels, dramatic cliffs, blue seas, and secluded beaches.
DAY 8 -Mykonos (B)
Maybe this will be your day to stay put. Or maybe you’ll mix relaxation with walks to photograph the famed windmills of Mykonos, or to watch fishermen at work along the sea.
DAY 9 -Mykonos – Delos (B)
After Breakfast, our local rep escorts you to the port for Delos Island Tour. A 30 minute boat ride to this small neighboring island. Delos was perceived in the Ancient World to be one of the most important sites as it was the birthplaces of many of the ancient gods such as Apollo and Artemis. Humans settled this island almost 3000 years BC. Delos used to be the power seat and the religious center of the Ancient Aegean world. The island is now uninhabited. The guided tour covers the ancient ruins/temples and the museum, the Sacred Holy Lake, Temple of the Dilions, the Theatre and the Agira. Return to Mykonos and your hotel.
DAY 10 -Mykonos, Santorini (B)
Reserve some time to stroll the cobbled lanes of Mykonos, to sip an ouzo at a waterside cafe, to discover a beach or two, or 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 ferry (Business class) or hydrofoil for Santorini. On arrival, we’ll see that you’re checked in to your hotel.
DAY 11 – Santorini(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. We offer an optional tour to the archaeological site of Akrotiri, reputed to be the center of the lost civilization of Atlantis. Sample optional tours available based on Private arrangement or Local Group tour.
DAY 12 – Santorini (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 sulfur springs. Arrange a winery visit or another excursion.
DAY 13 – Santorini or Athens (B)
If your flight tomorrow from Athens is an early morning one, then suggest that you fly back to Athens today.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. We’ll pick you up and see you to your Athens-bound flight, upon arrival in Athens, proceed on your own to Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel.
If your flight tomorrow is a late afternoon one from Athens to your home country then, you may wish to spend the night in Santorini and connect tomorrow to Athens. The flight Santorini Athens is included in our rate, economy class, tax included.
DAY 14 – Departure from Athens or Santorini (B)
After breakfast, if you are at Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel, then proceed on your own to your gate. If you are leaving from Santorini, our local rep will assist with your transfer from the hotel to Santorini Airport. Kalo Taxidi! Bon Voyage!
|Rates per person in US$|
|Tourist Class Hotel||First Class Hotel||Deluxe Hotel|
|Triple Occupancy||$ 4870.00||$ 5480.00||$ 6810.00|
|Double Occupancy||$ 4970.00||$ 5665.00||$ 7010.00|
|Single Occupancy||$ 6060.00||$ 6897.00||$ 8430.00|
- Hotel accommodation as per itinerary.
- Athens City tour with a private driver, air-conditioned vehicle and private guide.
- Syros island day tours as listed always with a private guide.
- Pre-set menu lunches while on tours in Athens and Syros.
- Pre-set menu dinner is included at your hotel in Syros Island.
- Breakfast daily at the hotels.
- Airport greeting and assistance Hotel transfers in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Transfers are always on a private basis.
- Hotel service charges and taxes.
- Airfare within Greece as per itinerary, in economy class, tax included.
- Ferry tickets as listed, in business class, tax included
- International airfare from/to USA or your home country.
- Gratuities Personal expenses.
- Beverages, and meals not specifically listed.
- Trip Cancellation Insurance. Travel Insurance.
Athens: Varoulko, Dionissos Zonars (just under the Acropolis), Strofi (near the Divani Palace).
Santorini: El Greco and Fanari (has great view) are good restaurants in Fira. Also Pyrgos is another nice one… about 4 kilometers further inland.
- Deluxe: Divani Palace Acropolis.
- First: Electra Palace. Stanley
- Deluxe: Royal Myconian.
- First Class: Petassos Beach
For Deluxe rates:
- Volcano View Villas. Nikos Villas in Oia.
- Dana Villas with a view of the Caldera & the sea (Firostefani).
- Chromata Hotel Santorini.
- For a private villa at the Pantheon Villas with a private swimming pool, please add $760.00 Per person for the total stay in Santorini to the deluxe rate listed above.
First Class accommodation:
- Sun Rocks, in Firostefani
- Astra Apartments
- On The Rocks or similar