Day 1 Arrival at Athens Airport
Welcome to Greece
On arrival at Santorini International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to 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.
In the evening an OPTIONAL tour can be arranged upon request.
Evening Cruise with King Thira Boat tour
Enjoy a welcome drink and dine while watching the changing colours of a Mediterranean sunset.
Depart by coach to Athinios port. On arrival you will be welcomed on board the King Thira by the captain and the crew. Enjoy a welcome drink & relax, watching the magnificent changing colours of the sunset. The captain will set sail along the magnificent Caldera while the crew prepares a delicious buffet dinner that you will savor during the cruise.
Includes: Transfers, boat cruise, escort on board, one welcome drink & buffet dinner.
Cost per person AED 500.00
Overnight in Santorini
Day 2 Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have the freedom to explore the beautiful Island of Santorini on your own or an optional tour that can be arrange for you.
Caldera & Oia Sunset Boat Tour
Arrival at Athinios Port, where we board on a traditional boat. Our first stop is the volcanic island of Nea Kammeni, where we will hike up a dirt path to the crater of the volcano, which is still active. We continue to the island of Palea Kammeni, where we can swim in the green sulphurous waters or bathe in the warm therapeutic mud. After half an hour, the boat will sail to the charming, traditional island of Thirassia, where you can have lunch at one of the picturesque seafront taverns or swim at the beach next to the port. The boat tour ends at the village of Oia where we will admire the spectacular colorful sunset.
Cost per person AED 450.00
Day 3 Santorini-Ios
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Santorini or the port where you board a speedboat to the island of Ios.
On arrival to Ios Island, the driver will pick you up and drop you to the hotel.
Day is free to explore the magnificent view of Ios.
Ios is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. Ios is a hilly island with cliffs down to the sea on most sides, situated halfway between Naxos and Santorini.
Overnight in Ios
Day 4 Ios
Breakfast at the Hotel. Explore the natural beauty of the island on your own or you stay in your hotel for ralxation.
The beautiful beaches of Ios, where a large number of young tourists, many of whom used to sleep on their sleeping bags during the 1970s on the popular beach of Mylopotas after partying through the night. Today Mylopotas beach has been developed to an equivalent mass package tourism resort like Platys Gialos and Paradise Beach of Mykonos. On one of the beaches, which is known as the birthplace of the demigod Aeacus (son of Zeus and Aegina), there is a wall which was defaced by high schoolers from a Mediterranean country. It's not quite clear who the "artist" is, but the vandalistic writing includes names written in some ancient language, with researchers speculating that the first name appearing on the wall begins with a Y, venturing to guess that his/hers initials are YH.
Apart from the beaches, here are few things that you can do in the island.
Visiting Tomb of Homer, View of Chora, Chora, Odysseas Elytis open air theater, Windmills, Manganari Beach
Young Hippies on Ios during the 1970s, Western view of Ios, Eastern view of Ios
Overnight in Ios
Day 5 Ios-Athens
After breakfast, the driver will pick you up and drop you to Ios port and departs by speedboat/ferry to Athens. On arrival at the port the driver will drop you to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
In the evening an OPTIONAL tour can be arrange upon request.
Romantic Dinner Tour with Acropolis View
Enjoy the beautiful Acropolis view by night, topped off with a delicious Greek meal, the best way to end your day in Athens! We will pick you up from your Hotel Lobby and before going to the restaurant we will have a short orientation of Athens, passing by the most important points of the city; the Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library and Old Parliament. We then head to Elaia restaurant in one of Plaka's most central and beautiful spots. Housed in a three-storey mansion, Elaia restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience in a carefully appointed space. Attention has been paid to the most minute esthetic details so all is in harmony with heritage and culture of the area. Particularly during the summer months, our guests can enjoy a breathtaking view stretching from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill from Elaia atmospheric rooftop.
Includes: Transportation in an air conditioned vehicle, orientation tour, 3 course meal included; salad, main course and dessert plus a glass of red or white wine, water. Extras to be paid on the spot.
Cost per person AED 750.00
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 6 Athens/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 5790/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
Destinations: Athens, Santorini, Ios.
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.
Internal flight from Athens / Santorini.
2 nights / 3 days accommodation in Santorini & Ios based on double room occupancy.
1 night / 2 days accommodation in Athens based on double room occupancy..
Santorini Airport-Hotel-Port & Ios Port – Hotel – Port by shuttle transfer.
High Speed Boat on economy class tickets from Santorini-Ios-Athens.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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