Greece Family Trip
Starting at PER PERSON for all of the below, based on 3 participants: $2,478.00
Day 1: Athens for 2 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
1 executive triple room, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Royal Olympic*****
A short walk from the Acropolis, 5-star Royal Olympic Hotel is located right in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Guests can taste traditional Greek cuisine or enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop Ioannis bar-restaurant offering panoramic views over the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.
The elegantly decorated rooms and suites at Royal Olympic are air conditioned and include a mini bar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. Each soundproofed unit has a work desk, a satellite TV and a bathroom with shower or bathtub. Most units offers views over the Temple of Zeus or the swimming pool garden.
Hotel facilities include 18 fully equipped meeting rooms, all flooded with natural light and accommodating up to 700 guests. Free WiFi access is provided throughout the hotel, while the multilingual staff is available 24/7. A library is also available on site.
The Royal Olympic is within a 4-minute walk from the picturesque Plaka neighbourhood, where a variety of traditional restaurants and souvenirs shops is featured. Syntagma Square is 0.6 miles away and Athens International Airport is at 21.7 miles.
Athens Half Day Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
Duration of tour: 5 hours
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to see the centre of the city including Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis we visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, finally, the monument that ‘puts order in the mind’, the Parthenon. You will also pay a visit to the fantastic New Acropolis Museum.
Includes: Coach transportation, with entrances and guided visit to the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, New Acropolis Museum.
Day 3: Mykonos for 3 nights
Private transfer from hotel to airport
Aegean air from Athens to Mykonos
Departure at 10:40 am, arrival at 11:15 am
Meet & greet private transfer
1 junior suite, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Semeli****
The sophisticated Hotel Semeli is situated in Mykonos town, 1,641 feet from Megali Ammos beach. It boasts tastefully decorated accommodation with sea, town or garden views, a sweet-water pool with sun beds and a spa.
All rooms or suites at Semeli Hotel have a flat screen TV, seating area, marble bathroom and French doors with sea views. Stonewashed walls and a garden with geraniums and bougainvilleas provide the rooms’ exterior setting. Some units have an indoor or an outdoor hot tub.
The a la carte restaurant Thioni serves a rich buffet breakfast by the pool. Greek and Italian cuisine is served throughout the day indoors or on the veranda overlooking the sea or the garden. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the hotel’s pool bar.
Guests can make use of the Semeli Hotel gym facilities or relax with a Turkish hammam, or a massage session at the Semeli Spa. A variety of facial and body treatments are available.
Within walking distance, guests can reach the centre of Mykonos town where many bars, cafes and restaurants can be found. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and free private on-site parking is possible.
Day at leisure to relax or explore Mykonos
Getting lost in the labyrinthine alleys of Hora is an essential element of every Mykonian holiday. Searching for the right bar, a good place to eat, or your hotel is sure to be twice as difficult as you’d expected and twice as enjoyable. Despite its intense commercialism and seething crowds in high season, Hora is still the quintessential Cycladic town and is worth a visit to the island in itself.
The best way to see the town is to venture inland from the port and wander. Keep in mind that the town is bounded on two sides by the bay, and on the other two by the busy vehicular District Road, and that all paths funnel eventually into one of the main squares: Plateia Mantos Mavroyenous, on the port (called Taxi Square because it’s the main taxi stand); Plateia Tria Pigadia; and Plateia Laka, near the south bus station.
Hora also has the remains of a small Venetian kastro (fortress) and the island’s most famous church, Panagia Paraportiani (Our Lady of the Postern Gate), a thickly whitewashed asymmetrical edifice made up of four small chapels. Beyond the Panagia Paraportiani is the Alefkandra quarter, better known as Little Venice, for its cluster of homes built overhanging the sea. Many buildings here have been converted into fashionable bars prized for their sunset views; you can sip a margarita and listen to Mozart most nights at the Montparnasse or kastro bar.
Another nearby watering spot is the famous Tria Pigadia (Three Wells). Local legend says that if a virgin drinks from all three, she is sure to find a husband, but it’s probably not a good idea to test this hypothesis by drinking the brackish well water. After your visit, you may want to take in the famous windmills of Kato Myli and enjoy the views back toward Little Venice.
Mykonos, named traditionally after Apollo’s grandson and comes from the myth that it was created by the giant’s bodies killed by Hercules. This mythical and magical island, is truly a paradise on earth with many stories to be told about it and so much interesting history to be seen on this spiritualistic island.
What better way to really understand this gem than explore the most secret and hidden places by jeep led by an expert tour guide? Discover places inaccessible to most by taking routes only possible by jeep, making this such a unique experience.
Let the views take your breath away as we ride along precious rural areas, white sand beaches and feel exhilarated by the sensation of adventure as we trundle along in a mighty fine jeep.
Visit the places in Mykonos which most tourists will never see with this once in a lifetime tour, oh and be sure to bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities!
Day 6: Santorini for 3 nights
Private transfer from hotel to the pier
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Departure at 9:50 am, arrival at 11:55 am
Meet & greet private transfer from the pier to the hotel
1 classic suite, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel On the Rocks****
On The Rocks is ideally situated in the famous village of Imerovigli. It is only 1.2 miles from Fira town and built on the steep rocks, 657 feet from the Caldera basin.
All the residences have breathtaking views and verandas overlooking the Caldera and the sea. All rooms have traditional décor, combined with modern elegant elements. Every room is designed to make the most of the view from their shared verandas.
On the Rocks is a property built in a traditional Aegean Cycladic architecture with spa facilities, ready to offer you an unforgettable stay. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Santorini from the hotel’s outdoor pool, listening to relaxing music.
Next to the swimming pool you may enjoy your favourite cooling drinks, cocktails, light snacks and delicacies.
Tavernas and restaurants are only 657 feet away, while the bus stops at 99 feet. The distance from Santorini Airport and Port is 5 miles. Oia is 6.2 miles away and the closest beach (Kamari or Monolithos) is 6.2 miles away.
Day at leisure
Santorini (Cyclades): This is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular islands in the world. The streets of Fira and Ia are carved into the face of a high cliff, overlooking the circular caldera left by an ancient volcanic eruption and now filled with the deep-blue waters of the Aegean. The site of Akrotiri offers a unique glimpse into life in a Minoan city, frozen in time by the eruption 3,600 years ago. Be sure to find out if this spectacular site, which was closed to the public at press time, has reopened when you visit.
Santorini Caldera (Cyclades): As you approach Santorini by ferry, the whitewashed cliff-top villages of Ia and Fira resemble at first a new dusting of mountain snow. Then the ferry enters the caldera, the cliff walls rise steeply on either side, and you’re suddenly enclosed in a fantastic bowl whose sides are formed of red, yellow, and ocher rock and whose surface is the shimmering blue Aegean. Some 3,600 years ago, the center of the island was blown away in a colossal volcanic eruption, leaving behind a roughly circular depression in the sea floor and the crescent-shaped sliver of rock known as Santorini. The best places to view the caldera are the walking path between Fira and Ia, and the cliff-top streets in either of the two towns.
Day 8 :
Semi private catamaran tour
The cruise begins in the afternoon. Starting from the picturesque Vlichada marina, we are heading towards the South for our first 30-minute stop in the Red beach for swimming and snorkelling. Snorkelling gear is available for all the guests of the catamaran.
Next to the Red beach, we will stop to the White beach for swimming and snorkelling for 30 minutes.
We continue our trip and sail past the Indian Rock and the Akrotiri lighthouse and Aspronisi island. We move towards the central point of the Caldera to see the Volcano and admire the small bays with the rock formations. At the Hot Springs of Palea Kameni, we stop for 60 minutes for one healing swimming in the sulphurous waters.
There, our chef prepares barbeque dinner on board with recipes from the local cuisine, options for vegetarians and tailor made menus to your own special requirements. We serve on board Greek salad, eggplant salad, pork chops (or chicken/beef with one day’s notice), grilled peppers, ntolmadakia, bread. Unlimited drinks (local white wine, ouzo, soft drinks) and fruits are also included in the price.
Moving towards Oia, we switch off our engines to experience the world-famous sunset and our trips ends in Ammoudi port of Oia.
Our vessel is a brand new 50-foot sailing catamaran. With sail area of 154,2m2 and 5 cabins, this luxurious yacht combines sailing performance, safety and privacy for all the travellers.
Private transfer from hotel to airport
Aegean air from Santorini to Athens
Departure at 6:40 am, arrival at 7:25 am
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