Day 1: Athens: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 2: Athens:
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content. On Mondays the new Acropolis Museum is closed. Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
Day 3: Athens – Santorini. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 4: Santorini – Volcano cruise
Day at leisure at the most breath-taking island. Admire the town of Fira’s whitewashed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes, that cling to a steep cliff accessible by cable car or mule. To the south, visit Akrotiri with its recent excavations, which support the theories that Santorini might be the lost continent of the Atlantis.
Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia. Admire from distance the town of Fira standing like in a picture on top of the black rock.
Day 5: Santorini – Heraklion. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port in order to embark the fast ferry to Heraklion . Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your hotel.
Day 6: Heraklion
Day at leisure to explore this beautiful island, the largest of the Greek islands. Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Chania, Elounda, Rethymno and the Gorge of Samaria are only few of Crete's attractions. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot.
Day 7: Heraklion – Rhodes. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Rhodes . Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 8: Rhodes
Day at leisure in Rhodes, the beautiful island of Roses. Situated in the south east part of the Mediterranean Sea, Rhodes is a highly tourist oriented place, offering its visitors a combination of great history, marvelous beaches, a variety of great night spots and fascinating duty free shopping. Above all you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Old Medieval town and the Castle of the Knights. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Historical sites on the island of Rhodes include also the Acropolis of Lindos, the Acropolis of Rhodes with the Temple of Pythian Apollo and an ancient theatre and stadium, ancient Ialysos, ancient Kamiros, Kahal Shalom Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, the Archaeological Museum, the ruins of the castle of Monolithos, the castle of Kritinia, St. Catherine Hospice and Rhodes Footbridge.
Day 9: Rhodes – Athens
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens. Upon your arrival, you will check in at the hotel "Sofitel Athens Airport ", located inside the airport. Balance of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Athens – Airport. After breakfast, check in for your departure flight.
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