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Greece & Eastern MediterraneanRegional Journey
Duration: 7 days Visiting: Greece
Welcome to Greece. Delve into the unique history of this ancient country as you explore Mykonos and Athens via land and sea. Start in Athens where you’ll explore iconic sights including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Journey on to Mykonos. Arguably Greece’s most cosmopolitan island, it’s a whitewashed paradise waiting to be explored. Once here you’ll indulge in Greece’s scrumptious cuisine – make sure you try kopanistí, a soft cheese seasoned with pepper, and a local favourite.
Welcome to Athens.
Welcome to Athens. One of the world's ancient cities, famed for its iconic ruins, delicious cuisine and its fascinating myths. Once you arrive in the Greek capital, you’ll be transferred to your beautiful hotel, a luxury abode situated in the heart of the city. Meet your fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink and rest up before your adventure begins tomorrow.
Your Local Expert will show you the incredible sights of Athens including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of Athens’ classical spirit and civilization. They form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. In the evening, head back to your deluxe hotel for a relaxed evening before you head to Mykonos in the morning.
After your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port for the ferry sailing to Mykonos. Upon arrival you'll be taken to your picturesque hotel, your home for the next few nights. Explore the town of Mykonos and discover the maze of pretty alleyways of stunning Cycladic houses that make up the island. Later, make a welcoming stop to taste a selection of local delicacies and learn the secrets of Mykonian Cuisine with a Local Expert.
Set sail for Paradise.
Meet a Greek captain on a wonderful cruise to the stunning, world-famous south coast beaches of Mykonos, where you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the weather and coastal views. Sail from Kalafatis Beach to Paradise beach whilst enjoying Greece’s national drink and local titbits, listening to your captain’s wonderful insights into island life and his passion for sailing the sparkling Aegean Sea.
Mykonos at leisure.
Enjoy free time this morning. Why not visit Delos, a small island off the coast of Mykonos? The island is an archaeological site that houses iconic ruins, including Doric temples, markets, an amphitheatre and mosaics. The mythological birthplace of Apollo, it is one of the most unique sights worldwide, with ongoing excavations and a beautiful small museum.
After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to the port of Mykonos to board the ship to Piraeus. Once here you will be met at the port and transferred to your Athens hotel. There is time in the afternoon for you to do some last-minute sightseeing, souvenir shopping or just relax at your hotel.
Your Greek adventure ends today, but the fond memories remain! After breakfast at the hotel take a transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trip. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations.
Prices and availability of Optional Experiences are subject to change.
Athens (Traditional) - Greece
An elegant hotel fantastic access to the key highlights of Athens. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers luxury and style in the heart of the historical city of Athens.
Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre is located in the central Athens suburb of Ilissia, named after the hidden historic river that still flows below the main road. Your traditional, yet comfortable room offers all modern amenities to ensure you stay, whether short or long, is most enjoyable.
Mykonos (Traditional) - Greece
An exclusive traditional hotel in Mykonos with breath-taking sea views. Comprising the traditional architectural elements with comfort facilities and simple but modern design throughout the property, this hotel represents Mykonos’ accommodation and hospitality at its best.
The Porto Mykonos is set in the perfect location - overlooking Mykonos' Old Port, away from the busy main town which can still be easily accessed with a 10 minute walk. The pool and sundeck showcase incredible views over the Agean, while all rooms offer views of either the sea or the garden and are comfortably furnished to make you feel right at home. What could be more ideal for your relaxing stay on this beautiful island?