Greece

Departure Dates: FlexibleSeptember 14th – 27th 2018

Delve into the awe of Greece on this 13-day expedition through the holiest sites of antiquity and the need-to-see islands of today. Stretched across the mainland of Greece and speckled along the Mediterranean are the majesty of history and the charm of the contemporary. From the ancient charm of Athens to the caldera of Santorini, visit the quintessential sensations that make Greece exceptional. Sit along Greece’s beaches, see the mountains, and be ready to enjoy the classic delights. Stand in awe of the vibrant blue roofs and whitewashed homes sitting along the precipice overlooking a caldera. The lavish pillars of the Parthenon watch over the ancient city of Athens. The crystal waters of Mykonos brush against the shore. Spend your days experiencing the best of Greece, from the perfect views to the fabulous beaches, from the ancient ruins to the modern flavours; see the essentials and beyond. 

Experience Includes:
Roundtrip Flight
Roundtrip Airport Transfer New Jersey
Airport Transfer in Athens
Airport Transfer in Santorini
Port transfer in Athens
Roundtrip Port Transfer in Mykonos
Port Transfer in Santorini
2 Night Accommodation in New Jersey
3 Night Accommodation in Athens
3 Night Accommodation in Mykonos
4 Night Accommodation in Santorini
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Day 1
Arrive Greece
Arrival in Greece, the land of the mythical Gods and ancient civilization. At Athens International Airport you will be welcomed by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the vibrant culture and nightlife of Modern Athens. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their favourite Athens restaurants, cafes and entertainment.
Day 2
Athens Walking Tour
After breakfast, your licensed English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Begin your tour at the new Acropolis Museum and then visit the Acropolis itself and its timeless temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. A short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus brings you to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus. You then descend to the hill of the Pnyx, the area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. You enter the historical Plaka area close to the Thiseion temple, dating back to the 5th century BC, meandering past the ancient Agora with the impressively restored Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian’s Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. The route back leads up over the Areopagus, or Hill of Mars, directly below the Acropolis. Here, in 54 AD, Saint Paul preached his Sermon on an unknown God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Finally, you pass the Roman period Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is still used as a summer venue for open-air concerts and theatrical performances. Your tour will end at Syntagma Square where you can enjoy the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Day 3
Arrive Mykonos - Leisure
After breakfast, meet your private transfer to the Athens airport for your flight to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your romantic hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure at the pool or one of the many crystal clear beaches of Mykonos. Take a walk in the whitewashed labyrinth streets of Mykonos town lined with numerous shops and restaurants
Day 4
Ancient Delos Tour & Cooking Class
Discover Ancient Delos and its legends. Our private tour will guide you through the Agora, the Sacred way and the Temple of Apollo. You will anso admire the 2.500 years old Mosaic floors and the Avenue of the Lions before returning to Mykonos and the Mykonian Spiti for the unique experience of the cooking class which will provide the rest of the day an experience you will always remember.
Day 5
Private Helicopter Tour
Take to the skies above Mykonos on this private, 30-minute helicopter tour. With your professional pilot pointing out all the main sights, drink in breathtaking panoramas of the Aegean Sea and Mykonos’ golden coastline. Then, fly over the tiny, UNESCO World Heritage–listed island of Delos, part of the Greek Cyclades Islands, and be wowed by bird’s-eye views of its well-preserved ruins.
Day 6
Arrive Santorini - Leisure
After breakfast, meet your transfer in the hotel lobby and drive to the port of Mykonos to board the hydrofoil for a three hour ride to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be greeted at the port by your driver and taken to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at your leisure, try one of the numerous restaurants while sipping wine from one of the local wineries.
Day 7
Greek Food & Wine Tour
Sip you way around the island on a private food & wine tour of the Santorini’s countryside. Enjoy a divine combination of food and wine, carefully selected by our Sommelier. Visit wine estates and have dinner at a traditional 'taverna'.
Day 8
Leisure
Leisure, enjoy your romantic retreat. Lounge by the pool or indulge in a spa treatment.
Day 9
Arrive Crete - Leisure
After breakfast, meet your transfer in the hotel lobby and drive to the port of Santorini to board the hydrofoil for your three hour ferry to Crete. Upon arrival in Crete, you will be greeted at the port by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure exploring the natural wonders, local culture and history of Crete.
Day 10
Crete Tour
Enjoy gourmet champagne breakfast. The day is at your leisure; perhaps enjoy an aromatherapy couples massage.
Day 11
Leisure
Enjoy gourmet champagne breakfast. The day is at your leisure; perhaps lounge by the beach and enjoy Watersports.
Day 12
Romantic Candlelit
Dinner This evening enjoy a romantic four course candlelit dinner at your hotel.
Day 13
Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport where you will check-in for your flight home.

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