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Greece: Athens & Santorini in Winter

$1750

per person

Embark on a captivating journey through Greece during the winter season (October to March). Commence your adventure in Athens, where ancient wonders await your exploration. Sail to the famous island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, where the iconic Oia village unveils its enchanting beauty.

You focus on spending glorious days explore the labyrinthine lanes of island towns, and leave the inter-island logistics to us. Visit amazing volcano craters, idyllic coves and, seaside cafΓ©s. Embrace the tranquility of winter, as each destination reveals its distinct beauty without the summer crowds.

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7 Days, 6 Nights: Athens, Santorini

β“˜ Every Thursday Fixed Date Departures Includes hotels, daily breakfast, guided excursions, driver, admission fees, and private airport/port transfers

β“˜ October 2024 to March 2025

Premium
⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐ Hotels + Athens City Tour + Santorini Island Tour with Oia Sunset + Volcano and Hot Springs + Private Transfer
Athens Included Option
Option 1: Epidaurus & Mycenae Full Day Tour or Option 2: Delphi Full Day Tour OR
β“˜ Upgrade
⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐ Deluxe Hotels OR Flex Departure Dates + Personalizations

 

Acropolis, Athens

Athens City & Acropolis

Zeus, Athena and other ancient Greek gods, National University of Athens


Deep Dive in Santorini Villages

Octopus drying in Santorini

Santorini Caldera in the Aegean Sea


6 Night Accommodation
Itinerary
DAY 1: ARRIVE ATHENS, GREECE

AtΒ Athens airport you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Athens🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: ATHENS CITY ORIENTATION TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

Half-day ancient Athens city group tour including Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, Presidential Palace, photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place), Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens Trilogy, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church. The tour ends at Acropolis Museum.

Note: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum admissions are not included.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 3: ATHENS PERSONALIZED EXCURSION DAY

After breakfast, join one of the following options included in this tour.

OPTION 1: Epidaurus & Mycenae Full Day Tour (9-10 hours)

Visit the ancient city of Mycenae and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus.

Drive along the coastal road on the Saronic Gulf to reach the Corinth Canal that connects the two Greek seas – the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea. We then arrive at the ancient site of Mycenae, home to the kingdom of mythical king Agamemnon. You will visit the Treasury of Atreus (Tomb of Agamemnon), the Mycenaean Citadel with the Cyclopean Walls and the Lionesses Gate.

After lunch, a scenic drive through the fertile Argolic valley of orange and lemon groves. At Nafplio we stop to admire the Palamidi and Acronauplia Hills, and Bourtzi island in the middle of the harbor. We continue Epidaurus Theatre, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Β  It is one of the best preserved classical Greek theatres and still used today due to its amazing acoustics.

OPTION 2: Delphi Full Day Tour (8-9 hour)

Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the β€˜Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (at your own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 4: ATHENS – SANTORINI FLIGHT

Hotel check-out and fly to the best-known and most breathtaking of all of the Greek islands – Santorini. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Believed by some to be the lost continent of Atlantis, this historic and unimaginably picturesque island is situated on the edge of a submerged volcano. Stand high on the cliffs to admire the incredible views of the white Cycladic houses with blue painted windows that have inspired artists over the ages. During your free time, sample the distinguished local wines and sunbathe on one of its many beautiful beaches which are home to transparent azure waters, with black, red or white sand depending on which beach you visit.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Santorini 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 5: SANTORINI ISLAND TOUR WITH OIA SUNSET

Full day Santorini group excursion (8-9 hours) – This excursion takes you back to the Prehistoric Thera and the myth of Lost Atlantis. Continue to the natural beauties of Santorini and its much-praised wine and food. Visit Akrotiri Excavations, Emporio, Black Beach, Monastery Prophet Elias Monastery and then watch the Oia sunset.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: VOLCANO AND HOT SPRINGS EXCURSION

Volcano And Hot Springs Excursion (group, about 3 hours): Today we sail on a traditional boat to small islands that are home to volcanos and hot springs

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7: DEPART SANTORINI – END OF TOUR

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Santorini Airport (JTR) for your flight home.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.


Every Thursday Fixed Date Departures (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons

  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Wednesday

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  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Year 2024 Β 
  • Oct 31 – Nov 6
  • Nov 7 – Nov 13
  • Nov 14 – Nov 20
  • Nov 21 – 27
  • Nov 28 – Dec 4
  • Dec 5 – 11
  • Dec 12 – 18
$1,750 + Airfare
Year 2025 Β 
  • Jan 16 – Jan 22
  • Jan 23 – Jan 29
  • Jan 30 – Feb 5
  • Feb 6 – Feb 12
  • Feb 13 – Feb 19
  • Feb 20 – Feb 26
  • Feb 27 – Mar 5
  • Mar 6 – Mar 12
  • Mar 13 – 19
  • Mar 20 – 26
$1,750 + Airfare

 


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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination
  • Premium Class
  • ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Athens
Santorini
  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Available in Fixed Date Tours ᐅ Β  andΒ  Flex Date Tours ᐅ

Every Thursday Fixed Date Departures (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Wednesday
Β 
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Year 2024 Β 
  • Oct 31 – Nov 6
  • Nov 7 – Nov 13
  • Nov 14 – Nov 20
  • Nov 21 – 27
  • Nov 28 – Dec 4
  • Dec 5 – 11
  • Dec 12 - 18
$1,750 + Airfare
Year 2025 Β 
  • Jan 16 – Jan 22
  • Jan 23 – Jan 29
  • Jan 30 – Feb 5
  • Feb 6 – Feb 12
  • Feb 13 – Feb 19
  • Feb 20 – Feb 26
  • Feb 27 – Mar 5
  • Mar 6 – Mar 12
  • Mar 13 – 19
  • Mar 20 - 26
$1,750 + Airfare
  • β€£ Sample Airfare Oct 18 New York JFK-Athens, Oct 25 Santorini JTR-JFK from $827 on Air Canada & Swiss Air
  • β€£ Airfare prices and flight schedulesΒ shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking.
Fixed Date Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.

Flex Date Tours (Land Only. Choose Your Dates)

  • β€£Β  Please inquire
Flex Date Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Daily departure.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. 2024 blackout dates: Easter, Dec 16-31 andΒ major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest airport is Athens International Airport, ATH.
  • β€£ The nearest airport is Santorini International Airport, JTR.
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Private Airport & Port Transfers
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • β€£ International Air Fare
  • β€£ Domestic Air Fare (Athens - Santorini - Athens)
  • β€£ Tourism Tax per room per night paid directly to the hotels (for example between 3-4 Euros)
  • β€£ Visa (if applicable. Free visa on arrival for American and Canadian)
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of 40% of the land tour price is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing..
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

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