Arrive in Athens. Rest of the day free at leisure. Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry, and more from Ancient Greece.
Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning’s Athens sightseeing tour. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Back to your hotel in the evening.
Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It’s the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found among the ruins. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. Back to your hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Mykonos by Ferry. The best way to get from Athens to Mykonos for most visitors is to take the ferry. the trip will take 2 hours on a high-speed ferry. Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town. Arrive & check in at the hotel.
Explore the most fabulous island of the Aegean Sea with the blue sky, the beautiful sugar houses, and the amazing beaches. Start your tour by getting orientation and information about the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. We will see the famous windmills. Later explore the island with a bus. The next stop is Kalafatis beach where you can relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the town and neighbor islands, before going back to town.
After breakfast proceeds to the ferry terminal. Take a ferry for Santorini. Most ferry routes run in both directions so there is no difference between the Santorini to Mykonos ferries and the Mykonos to Santorini ferries. The only thing that changes is the departure times. Mykonos to Santorini ferry takes only 2 hours and 35 minutes, Santorini, look for Thira (Santorini) or the port code ATI. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
See Santorini’s highlights quickly on this tour from Fira. You’ll see the charming village of Oia, with its white houses and scenic terraces set on the cliffside over the blue waters of the caldera, along with the picturesque towns of Pyrgos and Megalochori. First-time visitors can get an overview of the island, including a wine tasting, Visit Oia, Pyrgos, and Megalochori, and sea views at Prophet Elias Monastery.
The Thira Heraklion ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Crete and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. The trip takes approx. 2,30 hours by ferry on the Heraklion-Santorini route. After arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at Crete hotel.
Take a guided tour to the Palace of Knossos, the political and ceremonial center of Minoan civilization, followed by a guided tour to Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The tour continues with a visit to the town center of Heraklion, completing in a day the historical path of 4000 years. Knossos Archaeological Site, Knossos, Heraklion, Crete Greece Knossos Palace is the capital of Minoan civilization, just 5km away on the south of Heraklion town. It is the largest of the preserved Minoan palatial centers on the island. Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Xanthoudidou Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete It is one of the most remarkable museums in Greece containing the most notable and complete collection of artifacts and initials of the Minoan civilization around the world.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Athens & connecting flight to India.