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Summer Budget Tour Best of Greece 2024

Holiday Destination, Holiday Type, Escorted Group Holidays, Holiday Themes, Adventure, Family, Greece, Europe

Visit:

Athens | Mykonos | Santorini | Delphi | Kalabaka | Meteora

Includes:

HOTELS
2 night at Hotel Athens Stanley or similar in Athens.
1 night at Hotel Paolas Town Boutique or similar in Mykonos.
2 nights at Hotel Albatros or similar in Santorini.
1 night at Hotel Grand Meteora or similar in Kalabaka.
1 night at Hotel Athens Stanley or similar in Athens.

Meals
Daily continental buffet breakfast (Breakfast includes bread, butter, jam, cereals, fruit juice, milk, coffee, hot eggs and cut fruits) 6 Indian Jain /vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners 1 Local Dinner.
Note: Packed lunches, if applicable, will be Jain / vegetarian.
L - Lunch | D - Dinner | PL - Packed lunch | PD - Packed Dinner LL - Local Lunch | LD - Local Dinner

Characteristics

Escorted Group Holidays Adventure Family

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Select a Check-in and Check-out Date

Adults1 - 3
Children0 - 3
Total People1 - 4
Room 1

Available Dates are Tentative, please wait for the final confirmation from SOTC Team before issuing the flight tickets. For Payment Details as well, SOTC Team will get in touch with you.

Day 01
Welcome to Athens

On arrival proceed to your hotel and check-in on your own. Overnight in Athens. (D)
Note: The standard check-in time is 1500 hrs. We may have to proceed directly for dinner or packed dinner will be provided in case of late arrivals of flight or long queue at the immigration.

Day 02
Guided city tour - Visit the Acropolis and the Museum

Today, we go on a guided tour of Athens, we visit to the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Next, we drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Then we drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library. Later, you can enjoy free time at Plaka. Overnight in Athens. (B, D)

Day 03
Athens – Mykonos – Paradise Beach

Today, we proceed to the Port of Athens to board the Ferry to Mykonos Island – the most famous Greek island and one of the world’s most popular holiday resorts. The totally whitewashed houses and blue domed Churches fit closely together to form a one of the kind maze of narrow alleys and streets. On arrival, proceed on orientation tour of Mykonos. See the Panagia Paraportiani church and the monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Evening is free to explore beautiful beaches, and a spectacular sunset on own. Overnight in Mykonos. (B, D)

Day 04
Mykonos – Santorini

Today, after breakfast, we proceed to Mykonos port to take the High-Speed ferry to Santorini. On arrival, we check-in to the hotel. Later, we spend some free time at Kamari Beach, and then proceed to Fira, the beautiful capital of the island and the biggest and most cosmopolitan settlement of Santorini. Enjoy a walking tour followed by some free time at Fira. Overnight in Santorini. (B, D)

Day 05
9D Atlantis Show and Museum + Santo winery (Optional) – Tour of Santorini

Today, the morning is free to relax or you have a chance to enjoy a 9D Atlantis Show and Museum + Santo winery (Optional). Later, we proceed on a half day Santorini island tour to the Center of the island and on the highest point where you will visit the hidden gems of the area. We will see the charming Megalochori village, a labyrinth of winding alleys, whitewashed houses, and blue-domed churches with ornate bell towers. We also see the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias which was built on the highest point of the Island 567 meters above sea level, from where you will have a panoramic view of the whole island village of Pyrgos. Next stop will be the traditional village of Oia which is on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff top. Overnight in Santorini. (B, D)

Day 06
Santorini – Athens – Delphi - Archaeological Site and Museum

Today, we transfer to Santorini airport to take morning flight to Athens. Arrive into Athens and proceed to Delphi. We proceed to visit the Delphi Archaeological site and Museum. Later proceed to Kalabaka. Overnight in Kalabaka. (B, LD)

Day 07
Meteora (Visit 2 Monasteries) – Athens

After continental breakfast, proceed to Meteora. Few kilometers northwest of the town of Kalabaka, the impressive rocks of Meteora are rising from the plains of Thessaly been one of the most amazing places in Greece. The Greek word Meteora means “suspended in the air” and this phrase aptly describes these remarkable Greek Orthodox monasteries. We visit 2 of the 14thcentury ethereal monasteries, situated above the unique and dramatic landscape of naturally formed high rocks. Later drive back to Athens. Overnight in Athens. (B, D)

Day 08
Return back home with pleasant memories!

Today, we proceed to the airport on your own for your flight back home.Kindly spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Europe tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)
Note: In major cities like Athens, there are parking restrictions for coaches and it is not possible to stop at all the places during the city tour. Tour Manager will try his/her best to stop the coach wherever possible for a photo stop.

ATHENS:
Guided city tour of Athens
Visit to Acropolis and the Museum
Visit to Delphi Archaeological Site and Museum

MYKONOS:
Orientation Tour of Mykonos
Paradise beach

SANTORINI:
Visit the beautiful city of Fira
Half Day Santorini Island Tour
Stunning 360° views of Santorini from Prophet Elias Monastery
Visit beautiful villages of Pyrgos and Megalochori
Visit the most picturesque Oia village and watch the spectacular Sunset
Atlantis Show and Museum + Santo winery (Optional)

METEORA:
Visit two Monasteries

Meals
Daily continental buffet breakfast (Breakfast includes bread, butter, jam, cereals, fruit juice, milk, coffee, hot eggs and cut fruits) 6 Indian Jain /vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners 1 Local Dinner.

HOTELS
2 night at Hotel Athens Stanley or similar in Athens.
1 night at Hotel Paolas Town Boutique or similar in Mykonos.
2 nights at Hotel Albatros or similar in Santorini.
1 night at Hotel Grand Meteora or similar in Kalabaka.
1 night at Hotel Athens Stanley or similar in Athens.

Meals
Daily continental buffet breakfast (Breakfast includes bread, butter, jam, cereals, fruit juice, milk, coffee, hot eggs and cut fruits) 6 Indian Jain /vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners 1 Local Dinner.
Note: Packed lunches, if applicable, will be Jain / vegetarian.
L - Lunch | D - Dinner | PL - Packed lunch | PD - Packed Dinner LL - Local Lunch | LD - Local Dinner

Passport, Visa charges, Airport & Port taxes.

Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.

Insurance, laundry, telephone charges, transfers all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.

Private airport transfers, Cost of Suggested / Optional Excursions.

Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.

Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides, Hotel & Restaurant staff etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of EURO 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 8 Days, the total Tips amount is EURO 24 per person to be paid to the Tour Manager on Day 01 of the tour.

Anything not specifically mentioned in 'What your Tour Price includes' box.

OPTIONAL TOUR COST
9D Atlantis Show and Museum + Santo winery : Adult USD 145| Child USD 145
Note: Optional will be operated subject to a minimum strength of 20 passengers.

HOTELS
2 night at Hotel Athens Stanley or similar in Athens.
1 night at Hotel Paolas Town Boutique or similar in Mykonos.
2 nights at Hotel Albatros or similar in Santorini.
1 night at Hotel Grand Meteora or similar in Kalabaka.
1 night at Hotel Athens Stanley or similar in Athens.

Single room supplement USD 905 per person. Infant USD 300.
*As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
**As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.
Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room.

Visa Requirements: You must be in possession of a Multiple Entry Schengen visa. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements: For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into Athens and depart from Athens. Internal sector flight Santorini - Athens are included in the tour price. It would be advisable to check with your sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

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