The trip begins in Athens where you will have two full days to visit the historical center of the city, visit the Archaeological Park of Athens, the New Museum of the Acropolis and the typical neighborhoods of Plaka, Thission and Monastiraki.
After the stay in Athens the trip continues towards the Cycladic island of Milos. Milos is characterized by its volcanic terrain where the blue waters and the red, yellow, white and black rocks of its coast create an impressive set of landscape of unique beauty. Sarakiniko with white rock formations sculpted by wind and sea, Papafragka cave, Venetsianes, Kleftiko sea caves.
Beaches with crystal clear waters such as Emborio and Agia Kiriaki, enchanting villages such as Plaka and Klima wait for you to discover them.
Santorini the ideal place to contemplate landscapes. The whole island is a geological museum. The caldera of the volcano, the houses built on the edge of the cliff, the red beach, the white beach, and of course, the most precious sunset in the world from the village of Oia.
Day 1 Athens
Arrival in Athens, pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2-3 Athens
During your stay in Athens, the capital of Greece and one of the most important ancient cities and cradle of Western civilization and democracy, we recommend you do not miss the following points of interest:
The Acropolis, with its temples and theaters and its fantastic museum, as well as the temple of Zeus or the ancient Agora, all of which can be visited in a walk of 3.5 km. We recommend starting by the temple of Zeus and from here continue with the route to visit the rest of sites mentioned. Also do not miss seeing the oldest and most famous tourist district of Athens, the Plaka neighborhood also known as the neighborhood of the gods, given its proximity to the Acropolis. Plaka maintains a very pleasant and picturesque atmosphere of its narrow streets full of shops, restaurants, and terraces. Since its urban structure comes from the period of occupation by the Turks, on the contrary to the structures of the Greek Latin period that was based on regular urbanization, these last ones were constructed of a somewhat anarchic form without any planning creating a crossroads of small narrow streets with narrow and picturesque stairs and squares.
The quarter of Monastiraki, one of the oldest and characteristic neighborhoods of Athens, with narrow streets and asymmetrical squares where we can also find small constructions of Byzantine and Ottoman influences. Also here we find the famous flea market or “Pazari” where every Sunday morning both the Athenians and tourists visit to buy or sell something. Very similar to the famous Madrid trail. In the square of Monastiraki, one of the most famous in Athens, we can find Hadrian’s library, the Byzantine basilica of Pantanasa or the mosque of Tzitarakis, the only one in Athens that can be visited and currently houses the Museum of Traditional Ceramics.
The Hadrian’s Library is a rectangular building built by Hadrian in 132 AC. in Adrianou Street, one of the most representative streets of Athens. It extends from Adriano’s library to the metro station of Thisio. We will find numerous cafes and restaurants with terraces where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Agora and the Acropolis. Another important point of interest is the Syntagma square or the Constitution square, considered the center of Athens and where we can find the Greek parliament and the monument to the Unknown Soldier. It is always guarded by the National Guard (Evzones), traditionally dressed. Every hour they make a ceremony of Changing of the Guard that is accompanied by a band (the last one is realized Sundays at 11 am). Next to this, we find the National Gardens, with an approximate surface of 160.000m2.
A place of great interest to visit is the National Archaeological Museum, or in Panepestimiou street, we can find some of the most beautiful and emblematic buildings of the city, such as the National Library, the University and the School of Fine Arts.
Day 4 Athens – Milos
Breakfast and transfer to the airport or port of Athens, to travel to Milos.
Arrival at the island and transfer to your hotel.
Day 5-6 Milos
Famous throughout the world for its statue of Aphrodite, it is located in the southwest of the Cyclades Islands. Given its volcanic composition, it makes it a unique jewel in the Aegean sea, due to the great diversity of pigmentation of its rocks, creating a unique variety of beautiful landscapes all mixed with the blue of the Aegean Sea. For centuries it has been forming a beautiful and spectacular relief on its coasts, like the lunar beach of Sarakiniko, the Kleftiko, the small coves in the caves of Papafragas. Also of great importance in the history of Milos are the Catacombs which, (dating from the Neolithic period, 7000 BC), together with those of Rome and the Holy Land, are considered to be the most important in the world. So, Kyra, or the Lady of Fylakopi, a prehistoric statue of immense archaeological interest worldwide are worth seeing.
Plaka, its capital, built 200 meters above the Gulf of Milos, maintains the typical charm of the Cycladic villages, with its balconies full of flowers and white houses with doors and windows of bright colors.
Beautiful villages like Klima, Adamas the port of Plaka, Apollonia, Mandrakia, Fyropotamos, Agios Nikolaos, and many others. And the towns considered “UP”, such as Plakes, Trypiti, Triovassalos and the capital Plaka, make your visit an unforgettable memory. We can not forget also its magnificent variety of beaches, which surround its 150 km2 of the perimeter, such as Agia Triada, Amoudaraki, Tsigrado, Palechori, Firiplaka, among many others. Or the hidden and spectacular Alogomandra will make your visit to Milos worthy.
Day 7 Milos – Santorini
Breakfast and transfer to the port to embark to Santorini.
Arrival at the island, pick up at the port and transfer to your hotel.
Day 8-9 Santorini
It is the most southerly of the Cyclades and is among one of the most outstanding destinations in the world and well deserved. It originated after a terrible volcanic explosion 80,000 years ago during the years 1900 – 1600 BC. It developed an imposing civilization, although after the explosion of 1650 BC was abandoned and returned to settle by the Phoenicians about 1300 BC. Later came the Lacedonians (1100 BC) and gave it its current name of Thira, in honor of its leader Thiras. Santorini comes from the Latin name of Agia Irini, a church that is in Thirassia and dates from the 13th century D.C.
Fira is an architectural masterpiece with spectacular views of the caldera. Among its most representative monuments are the Catholic and Orthodox Cathedral, the church of Agios Minas, photographed on countless occasions, the monastery of Panagia Rozariou or its incredible Archaeological Museum where we will find numerous vestiges, from the geometric period to the Roman, the Museum Prehistoric of Thira where we will find works of the prehistoric art of the Aegean. Other locations close to Fira and of equal beauty are Firostefani and Imerovigli also with spectacular Cycladic architecture and breathtaking views of the Caldera.
To the north of the Island, we find also the towns of Tholos, Finikia, Perivolos and Oia, the latter of incredible beauty and one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Oia also has a great maritime tradition and has the Maritime Museum of Thira and also at the foot of the Castle of Agios Nikolaos and down 200 steps we find its ancient port of Amoudi, where we will find several taverns where you can taste magnificent fresh fish. Inland there are villages of incredible beauty, such as Pyrgos, a medieval town, Megalohori or Emporio, not as touristy as Thira or Oia, but with corners of incredible beauty and where we can contemplate the peaceful life of its inhabitants. One of the most important archaeological sites on the island is located in Akrotiri, an ancient settlement of the Minoan era and after the volcano’s explosion was buried by the ashes, which helped to maintain it in almost perfect condition and where they discovered frescoes of incalculable beauty with world-wide fame as are the fisherman or the ladies, among others.
Also the ancient Thira, with its thermal baths, the theater, the Agora or the Gym among others. In spite of being a volcano, Santorini also has a diversity of beaches such as the Red of Kokini Amos or the White beach, Vlichada with its yellow rocks polished by the sea and the wind forming caves and natural sculptures. Also well known for their black sands and dark waters are Kamari, Perissa and Perivolos.
Day 10 Santorini
Breakfast and transfer to Santorini port/airport.
Price per person from 740€ in a double room.
- Transfers in Athens and Santorini airport – hotel – port and vice versa
- Car rental grp. A in Milos. Pick up and delivery of the car in the port of Adamas according to schedules of the arrival and departure ferries
- Ferry tickets Piraeus – Milos and Milos – Santorini
- 3 nights in Athens at 3* hotel with breakfast
- 3 nights in Milos at 3* hotel with breakfast
- 3 nights in Santorini at 3* hotel with breakfast
- Travel insurance
- Telephone support 24hrs
- Detailed travel information about places of interest, restaurants, excursions, etc
Price does not include:
- Tours in Athens
- International flights
- Not specified meals and drinks
- Other personal expenses
- Travel insurance
* If you wish you can add or remove nights and combine stay in more islands or in the peninsula.
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