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14 Night - Exploring Greece and its Islands Package

Package Details

Overview

Fly Package Tour Transfers

From $6,099* per person

Package Provider: Collette
Package Type: Tour Package
Region: Europe
Duration: 14 Nights


Description

 

 Your Tour package includes: 

·      Return economy class flights from Sydney to Athens

·      14 day Exploring Greece and its Islands tour with Collette

-      Includes 13 nights accommodation, 22 meals, airport transfers + much more

·      Airline taxes and fees

 

 

 

Tour Itinerary 

Day 1: Athens, Greece - Tour Begins

Your tour begins in the capital city of Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Athens’ historic Plaka district. In a traditional taverna, feast on local cuisine and wine while enjoying Greek entertainment.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza City Center

Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Athens

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the highlights in Athens showcasing the city's ancient and glorious monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Olympic Stadium. Next, it’s your choice! Choose a comprehensive tour of the incredible Acropolis -OR- embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems, including Pnyx – where democracy was formed in Greece – and the Temple of Hephaestus. This evening, perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional local food tour of Athens.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza City Center

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Athens - Thermopylae - Metéora - Kalambaka

Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas who died defending the city against the Persians. Arrive in Metéora and visit two remote monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock “towers” that extend nearly 900 feet into the air. Over 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. End your day at a family-owned taverna where you will savor a delicious meal with recipes passed down from generations.

Accommodation: Famissi Eden Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 4: Kalambaka - Delphi - Arachova

This morning, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. Continue to the ancient city of Delphi, one of Greece’s most important religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, the ancient theatre, and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts. It was here that the famous Oracle was consulted to foretell the destiny of Man. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort town with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Accommodation: Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 5: Arachova - Olympia

Travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Visit a local farm in the countryside and meet with the owners to learn about everyday life. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of local wines, olive oil, homemade jams, marmalades and sweets.

Accommodation: Europa Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6: Olympia

Your guided visit to ancient Olympia includes a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. – and the museum. Next, learn how to cook some of the region’s best dishes as you partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch. This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances with a delightful Greek dance class.

Accommodation: Europa Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7: Olympia - Mycenae - Nafplio

Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the ancient city of Mycenae for a guided visit of the excavations featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Your day ends in the picturesque seaside resort of Nafplio.

Accommodation: Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Nafplio - Athens - Mykonos

This morning, transfer* to the port of Athens for the high-speed ferry ride to Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you cruise across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise.

Accommodation: San Marco Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 9: Mykonos

Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity.

Accommodation: San Marco Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10: Mykonos - Santorini

Cruise to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini.

Accommodation: El Greco Resort

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 11: Santorini - Oia - Santorini

Begin your day with a visit to the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Known as the "Minoan Pompeii," the flourishing town was at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1450 B.C. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. End your day with a visit to a local winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini.

Accommodation: El Greco Resort

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 12: Santorini

Your day is at leisure to relax or independently explore Santorini, considered one of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Shop in Thira’s charming town center, take in the breathtaking scenery, visit a local museum or simply enjoy the amenities of your hotel.

Accommodation: El Greco Resort

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Santorini - Athens

Bid farewell to the Greek Islands and fly back to Athens for your overnight stay. Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece with a delightful farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza City Center

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 14: Athens - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today.

Meals: Breakfast

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Terms and conditions apply.  Prices are per person twin share in Australian dollars. Prices correct as of 22 January 2019. Other dates are available however prices on tour and flights will vary. Subject to avaiablity at the time of booking. FLights are economy class ex Sydney including all taxes and surcharges. For other departure cities please speak to your travel consultant. Advertised prices are for payment with cash, credit card payments will incur a surcharge

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)

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