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Athens- Delphi-Meteora-Santorini

  • Duration
    9N 10D
from LKR 261,000 (per person)

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest.

Athens- Delphi-Meteora-Santorini

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

The Greek diet is largely comprised of salads, stewed vegetables and fish as well as heavy, meaty dishes. These meat dishes were historically only eaten at celebrations and on feast days, but today they are enjoyed in the daily diet.

Santorini is the most beautiful island in Greece, and one of the top islands in the world. A move to Greece may be triggered by a desire for a change in lifestyle: a long-awaited opportunity to change pace, improve the quality of life, spend more time with loved ones, or explore new ventures.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour
  • 5 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Athens
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Santorini
  • 2-day tour at Delphi and Meteora (accommodation on HB basis in Kalambaka-Meteora) in Category A hotel for 4-star hotel offer or in Category B hotel for 3-star hotel offers.
  • Athens half-day panoramic city tour including visit of Acropolis site and museum
  • (SIC - organized regular transfer)
  • Santorini bus or boat tour with English-speaking guide and hotel pickup (SIC - organized regular transfer)
  • Private return transfer (airport-hotel / port-hotel) in Athens
  • Private return transfer (port-hotel) for 4-star hotel offer or regular return transfer for 3-star hotel offer in Santorini
  • Assistant upon arrival at Athens Intl Airport
  • Fast ferry return tickets Piraeus (Athens) - Santorini in economy class, airport seats
  • Entrance fees and English-speaking guides for the tours
Whats not included in this tour
  • Return Air ticket
  • Entrance fees to: Delphi Museum, Akrotiri Excavations and Volcano in Santorini
  • Personal Expenses eg. Minibar, Telephone, Laundry, Porter, etc. Are not mentioned above
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Visa service
  • Entrance fees to: Delphi Museum, Akrotiri Excavations and Volcano in Santorini
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Athens

    Upon arrival at Athens International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure and overnight in Athens.

  2. Day 2 Athens City Tour (B)

    Enjoy your breakfast and at about 07:30 (TBA) meet at the lobby of your hotel by our professional English-speaking guide for the Half-day Athens Morning Sightseeing Tour.

    The Athens City Tour begins with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by many sightseeing hot spots such as National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral and Schliemann’s House. Then drive past the Athens Trilogy, which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Our licensed guide will make you feel as if you are experiencing firsthand Athens’s old and new history as you look at these stately buildings. Continue for a photo stop at Panathenaic Stadium, known as Kallimarmaro Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. As proceeding, you pass by Zappeion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Last but not least, we make our way to the archaeological site of Acropolis, an UNESCO’S world heritage monument and we visit Propylae, as well as the small Temple of Athena Nike. Of course, our visit shall not be completed without the Parthenon and Erechtheion. The expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour continues with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel around 14h00, balance of the day at leisure and overnight in Athens.

  3. Day 3 Athens Free Day (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and balance of the day at leisure and shopping.

  4. Day 4 Athens to Delphi (2-day tour) (B/D)

    Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. At about 07:30 pickup from the hotel for the 2-day tour at Delphi and Meteora. The tour starts at 08:45 and returns the following day at about 19:00.

    1st day: Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site. After the visit depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka (Meteora).

  5. Day 5 Meteora to Athens (B/D)

    2nd day: Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meteora and enjoy a unique and most impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida's Monument), arrive in Athens early in the evening. NOTES: dinner and overnight in Kalambaka (Meteora) is included. In Meteora, an appropriate dressing is required for entering the Monasteries: long skirt and covered shoulders for ladies and long trousers for gentlemen. Normally we visit the Great Meteoro and St. Stefanos Monasteries. Return to Athens around 19:00 and overnight in Athens.

  6. Day 6 Meteora to Athens (B/D)

    Early breakfast and check out. At 05h45 meet at the lobby and departure transfer to Piraeus Port (Athens). Embarkation on the fast ferry with destination the island of Santorini. Duration of trip about 4½ hours. Departure from Piraeus at 07:00 and arrival in Santorini 11:45. Transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Santorini.

  7. Day 7 Santorini Bus Tour (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and at about 11h30 (TBA by our local agent upon arrival) meet at the hotel lobby and transfer to the meeting point for the Bus Tour:

    Caldera View Photo stop We will stop in an amazing spot on the caldera to take photos and admire the beautiful views.

    Akrotiri Excavations Tour starts with a guided tour in the archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. It’s a prehistoric town which

    was built 2000BC and was buried under pumice stones and volcanic ashes during a great volcanic eruption, in 1612-1613BC. The Aegean Pompeii according to the archaeologists… or visit to the Red Beach, one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island, to take beautiful photos. It is 500 m walking distance from Akrotiri excavations (Entrance fee 12,00 € p/person not included).

    Perissa Beach There is time for lunch by the sea and free time at the black beach of Perissa.

    Prophet Elias Monastery The highest spot of the island where the monastery is located with breathtaking 360° views.
    Wine Museum The history of wine as it unfolds through exhibits of the only Wine Museum of the island.
    Oia Village The tour ends at the village of Oia for a memorable sunset experience. Overnight in Santorini.

  8. Day 8 Santorini Free Day (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and balance of the day at leisure to enjoy a walk on the caldera and around or join the optional Caldera boat tour with transfer (7h approx.): transfer to the port of Athinios to board the boat with destination the Volcano on Nea Kameni island (1h15 free time -2,50 euro volcano entrance fee not included), the boat continues to the island of Palaia Kameni where the Hot Springs are. The boat anchors a few meters outside the small bay of Aghios Nikolaos, it lowers down a ladder in the water and from there you can swim a distance of about 30 mts to get to the famous mud baths of Palaia Kameni. The water temperature is 30-35 degrees but constantly mixes with seawater (30 min for swimming. It's quite a time since there is no beach on the small island). The boat sails to the island of Thirassia (2h free time to swim or eat) and then starts the return to the old port sailing near the volcanic cliffs of Oia to take pictures of the unique scenery. Disembarkation at about 17:30 in the same port, where the bus will be waiting for the return. Overnight in Santorini.

  9. Day 9 Santorini to Athens (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out. At about 10:30 (TBA by our local agent upon arrival) transfer to the port of Santorini to take the fast ferry that departs at 12:00 and arrives to Piraeus (Athens port) at 16:30. Transfer to the hotel and balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

  10. Day 10 Departure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel. At 12:00 meet at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for your international flight departing from Athens at 15:15.