Athens and Santorini are two iconic destinations with a storied past – so what could be a better choice for vacationers eager to dine in cozy tavernas, glimpse the world of Socrates, Zorba the Greek and a whole pantheon of gods and goddesses, and comb pretty beaches and villages? Athens reveals a romantically crumbling ancient city and lively streets that host quick shopping trips and long lunches. Santorini simply defies description, with its blue domed buildings rising above sparkling waters.
See the highlights of Athens from a Hop-on/Hop-off coach, allowing you to view ancient and modern sights while you drive through the city. Or, get off the coach as often as you’d like to visit areas of particular interest. You’ll spend three nights in Athens at the Hotel Hera (two in the beginning of your trip, and one at the end), a 4-star boutique hotel set right in the heart of the city, at the foot of the Acropolis Hill.
From there you’ll travel to Santorini via high-speed ferry, where you will spend four nights at the Cliff Side Suites, a magnificent 4-star hotel situated on a cliff, just a short distance from Fira town. With your local guide you will travel to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island, for the panoramic view. From there you will visit the famous Red Beach, near the village of Akrotiri, then the black beach of Perivolos. You’ll see the picturesque village of Megalohori, with its traditional Cycladic houses and neoclassic buildings, and along the way will visit a local winery for a tasting.
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Athens : Hotel Hera
Hotel Hera is a luxurious 4-star boutique hotel ideally set in the heart of Athens, with a convenient location at the foot of Acropolis Hill, next to the interconnected archeological sites. Its architectural design was inspired by the grandeur of the Ancient Athenian past, maintaining the neoclassic tradition and elements, interwoven with a charming atmosphere and contemporary city life.
Santorini: Cliff Side Suites
This magnificent 4-star hotel is situated on the edge of a cliff in Firostefani, a small village close to Fira town, and offers one of the best Caldera views on the island. It features 23 private suites with all the finest comforts, built in cave-like structures that pay great respect to the Aegean architectural style, with small yards or balconies and breathtaking views.
DAY 1: Athens
Arrive in Athens; remainder of the day is at leisure.
DAY 2: Athens
Hop-on/Hop-off city tour in Athens.
DAY 3: Athens/Santorini
Transfer to meet your ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival into Santorini, you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 4: Santorini
Island tour of Santorini (coach tour with local guide).
DAY 5: Santorini
Today is a free day to explore Santorini.
DAY 6: Santorini
Today is a free day to explore Santorini.
DAY 7: Santorini/Athens
Transfer to meet your ferry to Athens. Upon arrival into Athens you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 8: Athens
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.