Day 1 Arrival at Athens Airport
Welcome to Greece
On arrival at Athens International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free at your own pace, for you to explore the enchanting capital of Greece and has always been identified as the birthplace of civilization.
Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.
Overnight in Athens
Day 2 Athens
Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a city tour of Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896, then drive past 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). Next stop is Acropolis, visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens. Later, continue to visit the place where the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical Era.
Day 3 Athens –Santorini
Today after breakfast the driver will pick you up in the hotel and transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini.
Upon arrival in Santorini port the driver will pick you up and drop you to your hotel.
Day is free to unwind in the hotel.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
Overnight in Santorini
Day 4 Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is free to explore Santorini Island on your own or you can take an optional tour to visit the Volcano and the hot springs, or just to marvel the famous sunset in Oia.
There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us
Sunset in Oia and Traditional Villages
Traditional settlements, very old Byzantine churches, Santorinian mansions and numerous chapels make your journey with the bus unforgettable . Keep the best for the end... the sunset of Oia
Our first visit will be at the Mesa Gonia - the "ghost village". This village was deserted after the earthquake of 1956 and now it is barely inhabited. We will walk around to take photos of the ruined houses and old churches. Then we visit the traditional village of Pyrgos with Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and a Venetian castle. On our way to Oia, we stop at the idyllic Santo Winery to enjoy the most wonderful view of the caldera. Our last stop is the breath taking Oia village. Oia is famous for being the place of gathering artists, who are inspired by the beauty of the landscape and the magnificent purple sunset.
Cost per person AED 200.00
Volcano Tour and Hot Springs
This leisurely cruise to the Volcano, departing from Athinios Port, gives you the opportunity to explore this beautiful natural landmark and take a refreshing dip in the warm waters of the Hot Springs.
Depart from your pick up point to Athinios Port, where you will embark the caique with your guide and sail to the Volcano. Explore this natural landmark and for those feeling energetic there is the possibility of walking up the volcano face with your guide (entrance not included). The caique then sails to the Hot Springs and stops (but does not dock), giving you the chance to dive into the sea and swim to the warm waters of the Hot Springs. Finally we will return to Scala port where the buses will be waiting for you for your return journey.
Cost per person AED 250.00
Day 5 Santorini - Heraklion
After breakfast the driver will pick you up and drop you to the port for your ferry to Heraklion.
On arrival our driver will be waiting for your and transfer to hotel & check-in.
Day is free to explore the magnificent view of Heraklion.
Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete. It is the fourth largest city in Greece. According to the results of the 2011 census, the population of the city proper was 140,730 inhabitants, the municipality's was 173,993 while the Heraklion urban area has a population of 225,574 and it extends over an area of 684.3 km2 (264.2 sq mi). Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion regional unit.
Overnight in Heraklion
Day 6 Heraklion
After breakfast proceed to visit Knossos Palace .Visit at the Palace of Knossos will offer you the opportunity to discover the first advanced European civilization and to see the oldest throne in Europe. Later visit the Archaeological Museum and Heraklion city centre and enjoy some free time to explore the bustling town or enjoy stylish sidewalk cafés.
Day 7 Heraklion/End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 5990/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Athens, Santorini, Oia, Heraklion.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Athens / Dubai.
2 nights / 3 days accommodation in Athens, Santorini & Heraklion based on double room occupancy..
Return transfers in Athens Santorini & Heraklion on seat in coach.
Economy class ferry tickets from Athens / Santorini / Heraklion.
Sightseeing tours in Athens & Heraklion on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Greece: Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining – and its downright fun. The historic centre is an open-air museum, yet the city’s cultural and social life takes place amid these ancient landmarks, merging past and present.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exist formalities: Generally visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days; however, travellers from some nations may require a visa, so double-check with the Greek embassy.
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Sleeping and Eating: Your hotel and restaurant choices can be a matter-of-face chore…or they can provide rich opportunities to connect with locals and their culture.
Health & Hygiene: Take comfort: Doctors, hospitals, launderettes, and bathrooms aren’t that different. Dealing with them can even be part of the fun of travel.
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This price is applicable for the dates requested only; please call our experts for more options.
In order to proceed with the booking would require passport copies/names as in passport for all the guests.
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Prices are based on per person on twin sharing basis.