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Athens, Mykonos and Santorini - Family Style

Greece, Europe

Contact provider for price 7 Days April-October
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Horizon And Company 12 people max
  • Athens airport, greece, europe
  • Family & Friends trips
Explore Athens and surrounding Islands. Start your tour in Athens and enjoy the panorama of the city center dominated by the Acropolis. Visit Propylaia, The Temple of Athena Nike, The Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple, The Temple of Olympian Zeus and much more. In the evening enjoy a dinner and a traditional Greek show in an authentic location (optional). Start exploring the beauty of the Greek islands with Mykonos. Optional we offer an private wine tasting or a tour of the island. Continue your tour with Santorini, one of the most stunning Greek islands. You may choose to stay at the beach or to explore the Island. Honrizon will take care of your ferry connections, transfers and accommodations. Our tours offer worry free hotel bookings, private airport transfers, public and private guided tours, local 24/7 emergency support, and a dedicated team of experts ready to customize tours to suit your needs. All our tours can be modified with value, premium, or luxury hotels and services. This tour is only available from April to October.


Optional; Extend your tour with an extra day in Athens. Visit Delphi, known as the “centre of the earth”, the wild beauty and the inspiring landscape make this visit a unforgettable experience.

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Greece, Europe

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens

Enjoy your private airport transfer today.

A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

Ride a cable car (funicular) to the top of Lykavitos Hill for fun and a fabulous view of Athens. The kids can walk (or run) down the zig-zag path to the bottom of the hill. There's a nice, small playground under the orange trees at Plateia Dexameni.
Accommodation: Athens Gate Hotel (4*)

Athens Gate Hotel (4*) is located in the historic district of Athens, opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Gate which was constructed by the Athenians to welcome the Roman emperor Adrianos (Hadrian). Very easy to access, it is located 500 meters from the Acropolis and 100 meters from the New Acropolis Museum. Constitution (Syntagma) Square, and the commercial center of Athens are only 500 meters away. The entrance to the Plaka is just a couple of blocks away. The view of the city from the hotel's Roof Garden is possibly the best in all of Athens. It was fully renovated in 2007. The style is modern and simple, as befits the area. The hotel has 7 floors, a roof garden bar and a la carte restaurant, a lobby bar-cafeteria and a cozy area with fireplace in the lobby.

Day 2: Athens

Discover the highlights of Europe’s oldest city on a half day private tour through Athens. This enchanting metropolis is a fusion of past and present, where modern life takes place amongst ruins of old. Experience a panoramic tour with private vehicle and English speaking guide. View the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Pass by the Prime Minister’s residence, the former Royal Palace guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniforms. End your tour with a visit to the breathtaking new Acropolis Museum where you’ll walk amongst awe-inspiring wonders of the classical era.

Everyone will enjoy the changing of the guard at Syntagma Square. On the hour, soldiers wearing traditional Greek costume step into position in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at the Parliament Building.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

The National Gardens is a big green garden with paths, snack bars, picnic benches, a duck pond, and a big playground. Run down the length of the National Gardens, past the Zappio, and you'll find the ancient ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Accommodation: Athens Gate Hotel (4*)

Day 3: Athens - Piraeus - Mykonos

Enjoy a private port transfer in Athens with private vehicle and driver.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Mykonos.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

Avail of a private port transfer with vehicle and driver.

Spend some time enjoy the seaside with Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, or even Snorkelling.
Accommodation: Porto Hotel (4*)

The Porto Hotel (4*), built on the hillside facing the harbour, is just 5 minutes walk from the town centre and 4 kilometres from the airport. Porto Mykonos Hotel’s 59 air-conditioned guestrooms have contemporary decor and extend to balconies; all include satellite television, minibars, and designer toiletries. The hotel offers a snack bar and a cosy restaurant, serving breakfast to its guests. Business travellers can make use of the conference facilities available at the premises. In addition, an indoor pool, gymnasium and a sauna are also available for your relaxation.

Day 4: Mykonos

Mykonos is world famous. It is the most cosmopolitan of the Greek Islands and attracts many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. Enjoy an optional shared tour with other people offered by the cruise line or request a quote for a private tour. On the shared optional tour, your coach will take you to “Hora” the island’s capital where you will enjoy a walking tour in the narrow cobbled streets of the town, passing by chic boutiques, elegant nightclubs and white–washed houses until reaching Alefkandra. Alefkandra is a charming corner of Hora, known also as the “Venice” of Mykonos. The houses are built on the sea, with wooden balconies that evoke Venice. These were built from the mid. 18th century onward and were homes of wealthy merchants and captains. At Louis Theoxenia Hotel, you will enjoy the atmosphere while drinking your refreshment accompanied by Greek ‘meze’. You will return then to Mykonos Town (Hora) from where you will take the ship’s shuttle service back to the port to meet your ship. The ship arrives in the port at 18:00 PM and departs at 22:00 PM. The tour is not included in the tour price and can be purchased at arrival.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Porto Hotel (4*)

Day 5: Mykonos - Santorini

Avail of a private port transfer with vehicle and driver.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Thira. The high speed ferry takes approx 2.5 hrs

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

Enjoy a private port transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini.
Accommodation: El Greco Hotel (4*)

The El Greco Hotel (4*) is located minutes away from the centre of the magnificent Fira town, the capital of the unique and beautiful Santorini. The traditional and colourful architecture found here enhances the spacious surroundings and add to the overall environment of leisure. Guests of El Greco are welcome by hospitable and personable staff that will cater to the need of all guests. El Greco is a well balanced establishment equally suitable for families due to its location and facilities and for couples due to its colourful reflection of charm. The nearest beach is 7km Monolithos, the black sandy beach of Kamari is 12km, and 14km from Perissa - the largest beach of Santorini island.

Day 6: Santorini

Enjoy an optional shared tour with other people offered by the cruise line and enjoy a cruise around the active crater of Nea Kameni islet. Sail along the strange formations of its volcanic shores, where black lava rocks and white pumice are combined beautifully with the red colour of lava. Take a walk to the top of the volcanic island where sulphur is spewed into the air by one of the craters. Enjoy this surreal landscape as your guide explains the creation and history of the volcano and the last eruption which lead to the destruction of the island of Santorini. The tidal wave created by the eruption was of such an immense magnitude, it destroyed the thriving city of Knossos on the island of Crete. As your caique enters the narrows of the two lava islets, Palea and Nea Kameni, the colour of the water changes from dark blue to sulphur green. In the distance, admire the breathtaking sight of Thira Town with its white washed houses clinging precariously on the rim of the Caldera. Take time to swim in the warm waters heated by Hot Springs on the sea floor. Continue your tour to the town of Thira. A short cable car ride will then take you down to the pier to rejoin the ship. REMARKS It is recommended to bring your swimsuit and a towel. This tour is not included in the tour price but can be paid for directly on the ship.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

Visit the wonderfully organized Water Park. Slide on the three water slides, swim in the three swimming pools and have your kids play in the two children’s slides or the children’s swimming pool while you enjoy your coffee or your meal at the restaurant.
Accommodation: El Greco Hotel (4*)

Day 7: Santorini

Take a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini.

Enjoy a short flight back to Athens today. Your flight is approximately 45 minutes.
Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

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