Explore the age-old ruins of the Acropolis in Athens and relax on the stunning Greek island of Santorini on this 6-night Greek odyssey. Admire the classical and medieval treasures of the Greek capital and drink in its many charms during a 2-night stay. Then, ride a ferry across the Aegean Sea to the glorious volcanic island of Santorini, famous for its breathtaking caldera, black cliffs, and whitewashed clifftop towns. Enjoy free time on this gorgeous gem to unwind and take in its highlights before one last night in Athens.
Depart the US on a flight to Athens International Airport. Meet your tour representative and transfer to your hotel. After checking in, enjoy the rest of the evening to relax or to start discovering the history-steeped Greek capital independently. Perhaps roam the cobbled lanes of the oldest district, Plaka, beneath the Acropolis, or browse for souvenirs on the shopping avenues of Ermou, Kolonaki or Voukourestiou. Make the most of your time in Athens and upgrade to the deluxe NJV Athens Plaza Hotel. Offering unparalleled service, this modern 5-star hotel sits on Constitution Square and features contemporary rooms and suites, many with stunning views of the Acropolis, pedestrianized Voukourestiou Street, and tree-lined Stadiou Street. As well as offering chic modern interiors, the NJV is ideally positioned for exploring Athens’ major tourist attractions, with the Acropolis, key monuments, and Athens’ top shopping districts and museums within easy walking distance.
Enjoy breakfast before a morning sightseeing tour of Athens. Learn about Athens’ long history from your guide as you see the Parliament Building and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Syntagma Square, and tick through highlights including Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, the stage for the first modern Olympics in 1896. Ascend to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to admire its glorious temples, including the double gatehouse of the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and spectacular Parthenon. Your tour also includes a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, home to archeological treasures discovered at the Acropolis site. Admire the statues and artifacts as you learn how the Acropolis served as the hub of Greek civilization from the 5th century BC. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon free at leisure or join our optional tour to Cape Sounion.
After an early breakfast, transfer to Athens’ port for a ferry ride to the Cyclades island of Santorini. Relax on board and drink in the views of Santorini’s breathtaking cliffs as you sail into the ‘caldera’— the ancient, sea-filled volcanic crater the island overlooks. Transfer and check in to your hotel and spend the afternoon as you please. Stroll around Fira, admire the caldera views, or take in the famous Santorini sunset at your hotel this evening.
This morning, experience stunning views of Santorini’s glittering caldera as you walk the path that hugs the rim of this submerged volcanic crater, with your local guide, starting in Fira and ending in Imerovigli.. Explore the island’s whitewashed settlements, stroll through the cobblestone paths, and take in the breathtaking landscapes. Here, sugar-cube houses, bars and restaurants cling to the cliffsides, offering viewpoint after viewpoint for watching the sun sink below the caldera. Free at leisure for the rest of the day or experience the famous Santorini sunset this evening on the optional Caldera Sailing Sunset tour.
Today heralds a day of leisure in Santorini. You may want to explore the island at your own and dip into Fira’s chic shops, bars and tavernas. Alternatively, experience the best of this island and its history and culture on our full day optional Landmarks of Santorini tour. Spend the day discovering the highlights of this majestic island; stops include Profitis Ilias Mountain, Megalochori, Akrotiri Archaeological site, the Red Beach, Perivolos and Santo Wines.
Enjoy the morning free at leisure until your transfer to the port to catch your ferry back to Athens or choose the option to take a quick flight back to Athens. On arrival, relax with a transfer to your hotel and enjoy the evening in Greece’s charming capital as you wish — the perfect finale to your trip.
Today transfer to Athens International Airport and bid goodbye to Greece as you board your return flight to the US.
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Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. Enjoy the view of the Saronic Gulf and surrounding offshore islands. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, explore at your own leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.
Discover Santorini's beautiful coastline on a relaxing catamaran cruise. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear blue waters and enjoy lunch on board as we sail to the Red Beach, White Beach and famous Hot Springs.. Explore secluded volcanic beaches, experience the volcanic hot springs or simply relax on deck.
Experience the best of Santorini and its history and culture on this full-day island tour. Drive up Profitis Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain, and admire the panoramic views over this beautiful volcanic island and the Aegean Sea. After taking photos here, explore the traditional cobbled lanes of Megalochori, one of the island’s most picturesque villages, and
Relax in comfort with a quick flight from Athens to Santorini and from Santorini to Athens
*Flight time from Santorini to Athens and v.v is approximately 50 minutes*
Please note this optional flight is not available for on-site purchase.