Santorini, Sifnos & Athens June 4th to June 10th 2017

Sunday June 4th: Arrival in Athens

Flight: Delta 414 at 12:25 pm

As you exit the gate of the plane you will meet your porter who will assist with your baggage, passport control and check-in for your flight to Santorini.

  • Flight: Athens to Santorini
  • Time: Depart: 3:40 pm | Arrive: 4:25 pm

As you exit the luggage pickup area you will meet your driver and you will be transferred to your hotel.

The Tsitouras Collection
Room: House of Sea (side sea view patio)
Santorini…amazing views, romantic atmosphere, wild landscapes and a mysterious aura will embrace your arrival! A chic island which perfectly combines the dark volcanic beaches with the cliff hanging whitewashed houses and unforgettable sunsets. You will taste awarded local wines in elegant restaurants, you can enjoy a day trip to the volcano and the beaches with your private yacht or you can just relax with a cocktail listening classic music at Franco’s… An introduction which will indulge all your senses!
In ancient Greece Santorini was known as ‘Strongili’ meaning: round. It was a large and wealthy island. However, about 3,600 years ago, at the height of the Minoan civilization, it was torn apart by a tremendous volcanic eruption. The devastating explosion literally ripped the island to pieces and where land stood, Santorini’s famous caldera was created.

Monday June 5th: Day at Leisure

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Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy your hotel and the island of Santorini at leisure.

Optional Tour: Private or Semi-Private Sunset Cruise

This cruise, which lasts about 5 hours combines swimming and snorkelling, dinner on board and sailing across the sea while the sun is setting. During your tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Hot Springs, sail past the Volcano and admire the beautiful coastline and beaches, while swimming at various locations at your leisure. As the sun is setting you will make your way back towards the port and enjoy the dreamy view. The cruise includes dinner and drinks on board.

Tuesday June 6th: Transfer to Sifnos

In the morning you will meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and you will be transferred to the Santorini port for your ferry to Sifnos.

Ferry: Santorini to Sifnos

Time: Depart: 8:00 am | Arrive 11:30 am

Time: Depart: 1:10 pm | Arrive 4:40 pm

As you exit the port you will meet your driver and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Elies Resort
Room: Superior Room Sea View (breakfast and taxes included)
Snowy-white houses with traditional chimneys made of potter’s clay and small churches with blue domes, built on green hills, which lead to sandy beaches. This is Sifnos, the gem of Cyclades. According to myths and legends, Sifnos is the island of Apollo. This is the main reason explaining why the Greek God gifted the island with so many natural beauties! White traditional small houses come together with picturesque churches (over 200) into amazing alleys! 57 towers of the Hellenistic period, the monastery of Profitis Ilias, extraordinary beaches and an unaltered protected natural environment compose the scenic which gave birth and inspiration to many famous artists and poets!

Wednesday June 7th: Day at leisure

Thursday June 8th: Transfer to Athens

At 10:45 am you will meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and you will be transferred to the Sifnos port for your ferry to Athens.

Ferry: Sifnos to Athens

Time: Depart 11:40 am | Arrive 2:05 pm

As you exit the port you will meet your driver and you will be transferred to your hotel.

New Hotel
Room: Superior Room (breakfast and taxes included)
Put the best of science, art and philosophy together in one creation and you have the definitive monument of human civilization. UNESCO calls it the symbol of World Heritage. The world calls it the Athenian Acropolis! The history of the Acropolis of Athens is long, with great moments, when democracy, science, philosophy and art flourished leading to its creation. The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization.

Friday June 9th: Half Day Walking Tour of Athens

At 9:00 am you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and you will set off on your tour.

The Acropolis was first inhabited in the early Neolithic age around 6000 BC. Since then temples and dwellings were built, destroyed and reconstructed numerous times. During the Golden Age of Athens, in the 5th Century BC, most of the major temples were re-built under the leadership of Pericles, and great feats of architecture, such as the Parthenon, were created. As you make your way through the Propylaea -which was the fortified entrance to the Acropolis- you will discover a complex of temples which had been erected to glorify Athena, the city’s goddess and protector, and Zeus her father and king of the gods.
Built at the foot of the Acropolis, the museum is dedicated to the exhibition of artefacts found on the rock and the surrounding settlements. Here you will have the chance to view some of the finest sculptures which graced the life of Ancient Athens. As you enter the museum you will pass by the ‘Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis’ which is dedicated to artefacts found in the sanctuaries and houses which were located at the foot of the Acropolis, below the temples.

In the afternoon your tour will end at the King George.

Saturday June 10th: Departure

At 11:45 am will meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and you will be transferred to the Athens International airport for your flight on wards. (the drive time is 35 minutes)

As you arrive at the airport you will meet your porter who will assist with your luggage and check-in for your flight on wards.

Flight: Delta 214 at 2:25 pm

END OF PROGRAM

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