This trip absolutely has the highlights of Greece and the best of all is that you can do it in any time of the year. Meteora is the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. You can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece. This trip goes also to Santorini, where you can experience for yourself the once-in-a-lifetime romance and charm of this pearl of the Aegean.

Destinations:Athens- Delphi- Kalampaka- Santorini

Brief Itinerary
Day 1 Athens arrival (No meals incl.)
Day 2 Bus tour Delphi and Kalampaka (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 3 Bus tour Delphi and Kalampaka (Breakfast)
Day 4 Athens free day or half day with Acropolis Museum optional tour, fly to Santorini (Breakfast)
Day 5 Santorini free day or option tour (Breakfast)
Day 6 Santorini fly to Athens (Breakfast)

Duration: 6 days
Activities Level: Easy to Moderate
Accommodations: First class hotels
Transport: Taxi in Athens and shared bus in JTR, return domestic flight
Meals: 5 breakfasts
Price: sent upon request

Tour details
Day 1 Athens arrival (no meals incl.)
Meet & Greet upon arrival Athens airport and transfer to Athens hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 Bus tour Delphi and Kalampaka (Breakfast and dinner)
Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site. After the visit depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner at hotel and overnight in local 3* hotel Kalampaka.

Day 3 Bus tour Delphi and Kalampaka (Breakfast)
Visit Meteora and enjoy a unique and most impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument), arrive in Athens early in the evening.

Day 4 Athens free day or half day with Acropolis Museum optional tour, fly to Santorini (Breakfast)
After breakfast, Athens half day with Acropolis Museum optional tour or free time.
Half Day option tour with Acropolis Museum (Dep. 08.45 – Ret. 13.30) This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, 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 wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Incl. tour by coach sharing with others, guiding in English sharing with others, Acropolis site+New Museum entrance fees (no lunch is included)
Then transfer to Athens airport to take flight to Santorini Island. Meet & Greet upon arrival Santorini airport, transfer to hotel. Stay Santorini Island for 2 nights.

Day 5 Santorini free day or option tour (Breakfast)
Free time or half days Island tour as optional tour.
Santorini tour sharing with others full day (11.30 – until sunset) Visit Akrotiri; Megalochori; Perivolos( free time for lunch); Profitis Ilias; Santo Wine; Oia sunset Include: tour by coach sharing with others, guiding in English sharing with others
Or Traditional bus tour After picking up the clients from the designated pick up points the excursion begins on board of a 50 seats bus with a licensed English speaking guide. First stop the Prehistorical settlement of Akrotiri, located in the southern part of the island, a city that has remained alive for 3.500 years beneath the lava (1h30min. approx. Entrance fee 5€ p/p not included);
After a bit of culture, time to relax to the most famous black sand beach of the island: Perissa. Here you will have free time to enjoy the sun, the sea, have some drinks, try the local dishes and have fun experiencing the water sports. The tour will continue, then, to Megalochori: traditional village situated in the mainland which still keeps almost intact its traditional features, hundreds of white painted houses built the one upon the other, stone-cobbled narrow pathways and small white churches, with their distinctive blue domes. ProfitisIlias will be the next stop, the highest pick of the island (600m high approx.) to enjoy a 360® view all over Santorini (stop approx. 15min. for photos).
It’s time to taste some local wine: stop toone of the most famous wineries of the island,Santo Wine. Here we will learn more about the production indigenous wines; have a tour inside the factory and enjoying the astonished view of the Caldera confortable sit in the shadow of the beautiful terrace of the winery taste 3 different qualities of wine confortable sitting. The tour ends with the transfer back to the original pick up points. Last and more spectacular stop: Oia village to enjoy the astonishing sunset. Here guests will have approx. 2h of free time to discover the village and see the sunset from the ruins of the Venetian castle living this one life experience. After sunset the bus will bring you back to the originally meeting points.

Or 5 hours sailing tour. Half Day Grace Sailing option tour (morning 10.00 – 15.00) (afternoon 15.00-sunset) max. 6/7pax Vlychada marine; Red Beach; White Beach; sailing around the Caldera (several stops for swimming); swimming in a private area of the Hot Springs; lunch/dinner on board. Afternoon tour sunset on board Option tour include: R/T transfers, meal & soft drinks, beer, wine.

Day 6 Santorini fly to Athens (Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out hotel of Santorini and departure to Athens.

What’s included:
• Airport meet (English ppeaking) & greet, round transfers in Athens & Santorini (Taxi in Athens and shared bus in JTR)
• 2 night 4* hotel in Athens incl. breakfast, twin sharing room (Titania http://www.titania.gr or similar)
• 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Santorini incl. breakfast, twin sharing room (Santorini Palace http://santorinipalacehotel.com/home.htm or similar)
• Bus tour to Delphi incl. 1 night at 3* accomodation in KALAMBAKA, twin sharing room on day 2 and day 3
• Athens-Santorini-Athens flight tickets eco class incl. tax on day 4 and day 6

What’s not included:
• In & out flights and departure airport taxes. (PLEASE ASK US FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCES).
• Visa arrangement fees. (PLEASE ASK US FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCES).
• Insurances.
• Personal expense such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages and meals, and highlights or sightseeings which are not indicated in the program.
• Not indicated Lunches & dinners
• An extra fee for French / Russian / German / Spanish / Italian speaking guides.
• Excess baggage charges
• Tips to guides, porterages & drivers if service is satisfied
Day 4, Athens Half Day with Acropolis Museum optional tour CNY 490 per person
Day 5, Santorini option TRADITIONAL BUS TOUR: CNY 350 per person, full day (11.30 – until sunset)
Day 5, Santorini option Half Day Grace Sailing option tour (Dep. 10.00 – Ret. 15.00) CNY 900 per person

Accomodation
First class hotel:
City: Athens
Hotel name:Titania Hotel
Information: The TITANIA Athens hotel is surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library.
Location: Located at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens.

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