Zeus Tour - 12 Days

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Zeus Tour - 12 Days

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*Free Delos Tour 8 May, 22 May, 19 Jun, 18 Sep, 2 Oct.*

 

Departs: 24 Apr-9 Oct 16: Sundays

 

Day 1 Sun: Athens
On arrival transfer to Athenian Callirhoe Hotel or similar. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Mon: Athens
Spend the morning enjoying a sightseeing tour of the ancient city of Athens. Pick up from hotel included. Visit Acropolis, walk up the hill to the one and see Parthenon the most recognisable buildings in the world. Enjoy the view over the city then continue on with the coach tour to visit the site of the first modern Olympics, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and Syntagma Square, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Time at leisure in the afternoon to explore for yourself the or take one of our optional tour. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 3 Tue: Athens-Mykonos (walking tour)
Morning transfer to the port in Athens for ferry (aircraft type seats) to the stunning island of Mykonos. Upon arrival transfer to Myconian K hotel or similar. This afternoon one of our local representative will help you discover the secret of Mykonos, normally known to the locals only. Make your way to town and meet at the Manto statue and follow the chaperon as you explore the labyrinth of Mykonos port town. View the famous Windmills, Little Venice known for great sunset, Paraportiani church, the small fishermen port with the Church of Saint Nicholas, and 'Yialos' area with all cafés and restaurants. This orientation walk will finish in the   local 'ouzeri' for you to sample local ouzo or raki (traditional Greek aperitifs) accompanied with a small 'meze' plate. After completion of the Walk (lasting two to three hours) we recommend that you remain in town and have dinner at one of the many amazing traditional restaurants. (B)

Day 4 Wed: Mykonos
Take advantage of this free day to relax and enjoy the island. Spend your time at one of the many beaches or relax by the hotel’s spectacular pool. Optional cruise to the nearby island of Delos where you can see the archaeological masterpieces such as the magnificent mosaic floor of the House of Dionysus, the Minoan Fountain, temples, Agora and the majestic lions dedicated to Apollo making up the terrace along the Sacred Way. Overnight in Mykonos. (B)

Day 5 Thu: Mykonos-Santorini
Morning free in Mykonos. Afternoon transfer to port for fast ferry to Santorini. On arrival transfer to hotel Santorini Palace or similar for overnight. (B)

Day 6 Fri: Santorini (walking tour)
Relax and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before joining a walking tour of Fira. Conducted by our local representative you will begin out front of the centrally located Atlantis Hotel. Enjoy a walk along the cliff while being presented with ideas and tips for getting the best out of your time on the island. Wander through the white cobbled streets of Fira, a town of about 2000 inhabitants, and feel the old-world charm blend with modern day  comforts. Visit Gold Street to find the most interesting and beautiful jewellery. Walk the Santorini donkey roads and then relax at wine restaurant, where you’ll taste three tradition Santorini wines in their unique wine  cellar. Afternoon free. Overnight in Santorini. (B)

Day 7 Sat: Santorini
With your day at leisure take advantage of the time to explore this beautiful island. Visit Oia village or catch a local bus and spend a day on one of the island's famous black sand beaches. In the late afternoon take an  optional sunset cruise to see the famous sunsets which Santorini is known for. Swim in the Mediterranean and feast on a barbeque dinner. (B)

Day 8 Sun: Santorini-Crete
Moring free to enjoy the island or opportunity to visit Akrotiri exxavations. Late afternoon transfer to the port for a fast ferry Heraklion. On arrival transfer to your hotel, Galaxy Hotel or similar.. (B)

Day 9 Mon: Crete
Day at leisure. Take time to explore Heraklion the main town of Crete famous for the ruins of Knossos, Minoan civilasation town nearby. Visit to the Archaeological Museum is also recommended as it is one of the most important museums in Greece as it contains almost all the unique treasures of the Minoan civilisation unearthed at Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and other sites. (B)

Day 10 Tue: Crete-Rhodes
Transfer from hotel to the airport for economy flight to Rhodes (direct or via Ahens). On arrival in Rhodes transfer to Mediterranean or Plaza Hotel or similar. Rest of the day at leisure. Take an optional day cruise to a nearby island or choose to hire a car. Travel to see the Valley of the Butterflies on the western side of Rhodes Island, approximately 27km from Rhodes city. Alternatively spend a day on one of the island's beautiful beaches of Kallithea, Ladiko Anthony Quinn or Faliraki. (B)

Day 11 Wed: Rhodes (walking tour)
Today an English speaking Guide with take you on a walk which will show you the secrets of Rhodes Town. This 4 hour morning orientation walk takes you to the main sites as well as give you info about local  restaurants, bars, transportation, tours and secrets known to locals only. This walk starts at the lobby of Hotel Mediterranean. Walk towards the old town passing by the Casino of Rhodes, the Turkish cemetery and the Mandraki port before entering the medieval city of Rhodes through the moat. Continue stroll along the Knights' Street, a cobble stone street lined with the "Inns", 15th and 16th Century buildings, where the knights have lived divided according to their nationalities. Travel back in time and experience the medieval character of the beautiful old town, declared a World Heritage Site. To complete the day, visit the Palace of Grand Master  (entrance fee approx. 6 euro payable locally). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rhodes. (B)

Day 12 Thu: Rhodes
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to port or airport. (B)
 

Inclusions
• Accommodation in first class hotels • Sightseeing in Athens with English speaking guide • Orientation walk in Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes • Economy class airfare Rhodes to Crete • Meals as per itinerary  (B-Breakfast) • Ferry as per itinerary • All transfers as per itinerary • Entrance fees, service charges and local taxes

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