Athens, Milos, Folegandros and Santorini

Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights
Valid from: May to September
Program Schedule: daily

1st day: Athens

After your arrival in Athens our representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to your Hotel in Athens. Enjoy the rest of the day free to have a first impression of the City.

2nd day: Athens – Sightseeing

Athens Sightseeing – In the morning we begin our visit of Athens showing the highlights of the city with a panoramic tour in the center. We will see the Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus and after to the Constitution square called “Syntagma” where the presidential guard, called “Evzonos”, is in front of the Greek parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then we will pass by the Presidential Residence and the Panathinaikos stadium that was originally built in 329aC, where the first Olympics of the modern era in 1896 were held. After the drive through the center, we will visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, this magnificent monument built during the Golden age of Pericles at the time of 447BC dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Finally, we will visit the new Acropolis Museum, a building of a modern architecture, with the unique antiquities from the Acropolis.
After the tour, enjoy a free afternoon to explore the center of Athens which lies around Acropolis, passing through Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio with a pleasant atmosphere of the ancient city.

3rd day: Milos

Transfer from the Hotel to the port for the ferry to Milos Island. Arrival in Milos and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to have a first impression of this great island.

4th & 5th day: Milos

The island of Milos is famous for the statue of Venus of Milos (now in the Louvre museum), the statue of the Greek God Asklepios, Poseidon and Apollo, where the last two are in Athens. Its position between the mainland and the island of Crete made ​​an important center of early civilization of the Aegean Sea. A volcanic glass called “obsidian” gave Milos a commercial meaning the island since 15 thousand years ago. The landscape of the coast of the island has volcanic origins and offers a unique style with sea caves, crystal clear waters, underwater passages. A legend of the island says it was used for pirates to hide and thus attack the merchant ships that were passing. With over 70 beaches to visit, it would be correct to say that each one is unique. Enjoy and see the different characteristics of them, like golden beaches, caves and beaches with lunar landscapes like the famous beach of Sarakiniko. All of them will offer a wonderful and unforgettable stay on the island.

6th day: Folegandros

Transfer to the port and ferry to the island of Folegandros. After arrival transfer to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

7th day Folegandros

The small island of Folegandros in the Aegean Sea, along with the islands of Ios, Santorini, Anafi Sikinos form the southern part of the Cyclades islands complex. She has three small villages, Hora that is the center, Karavostasi the harbor and Ano Meria. The capital Hora is built literally on the edge of the cliff, with a church called Mary “Panagia”, which was formerly a nunnery, built on a hill overlooking the village. Take a walk on the narrow center of the “hora” and you will have the opportunity to taste the distinct cuisine of homemade food in restaurants and bars, mainly family run, and see the cultural richness of this small village. In the last two decades, the moderate tourism, made ​​it keep the traditional character so you can enjoy an authentic and unaltered island in the Aegean sea. Folegandros besides having a variety of beaches, the most popular being Agali, Ag. Nicolaos and Katergo which has access with boat, also offers an ideal location for hiking with unique scenery along the island.

8th day: Santorini

Transfer from the Hotel to the port for your ferry to the island of Santorini. Transfer from the Hotel to the port for the ferry to island of Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free for first impression of the island.

9th day: Santorini

Free day in the island of Santorini. The island of Santorini is famous for its spectacular views of the Caldera, the typical whitewashed houses with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Around 1600 BC the island was the site of the Minoan eruption, which left a large crater named Caldera and was possibly the cause of the extinction of the Minoan civilization of Crete with a giant tsunami caused by the eruption. Another theory says that this was the origin of the legend of Atlantis.

10th day: Santorini

Free day in Santorini. Santorini has unique volcanic sand beaches with black or red colors depending on which beach you visit. The afternoon don’t miss the famous sunset seen in the typical village of Oia (pronounced Ia), where the sun seems to sink into the Aegean blue sea.

11th day: Return

Transfer from Hotel to Santorini airport, and have your flight to Athens and then connect to your onward flight.

Included:

2 nights in Athens at your chosen Hotel category
3 nights in Milos at your chosen Hotel category
2 nights in Folegandros at your chosen Hotel category
3 nights in Santorini at your chosen Hotel category
Daily breakfast
Arrival and departure transfers, private in Athens and shared in Milos, Folegandros and Mykonos
Orientation meeting with representative on arrival in Athens for a local guidance and assistance in the transfer.
City tour in Athens, Acropolis and the museum with official English speaking guide, including entrances.
Ferry tickets between Athens – Milos
Hydrofoil tickets between Milos – Folegandros
Hydrofoil tickets between Folegandros – Santorini
Flight from Santorini – Athens
Hotel and flight taxes

Excluded:

Porterage fees
Tips
Optional tours
Everything that is not specifically stated on the itinerary and inclusions

Notes

Domestic flights have allowance of 1 luggage of maximum 23Kg (50 pounds) per person.