Circling The Cyclades

Prestigious Past and Luxurious present in Cyclades

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Duration

8 days

Location

Athens, Santorini, Mykonos

Price

Upon request

Theme

Bespoke Experiences

Runs

Upon request

Meeting Point

Athens City Center

Every trip to Greek islands in order to respect itself, visitors need to pay a visit in the legendary island of Mykonos. Its fame relies in the prestigious archaeological site of Delos and the luxurious and fashionable life style of jet set celebrities gathered on the island. However, in this 8-day trip you will have the chance to experience the essence of Greek Summer. You begin your journey with a getting to know on the city of Athens tour by visiting the famous Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Then Santorini will follow with the most iconic images of white cave-houses and the most famous sunset in the world. In the end you will find yourself in Mykonos exploring the past and the present.

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens

Welcome to Greece, welcome to Athens! On your arrival in the Greek capital, you have the option to go on a guided tour of the Acropolis and visit the Sacred Rock’s iconic monuments, including the world-renowned Parthenon. Alternatively, you are free to explore Athens in any way you see fitting and we will be more than happy to assist you with our recommendations.

Day 2: Visit Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

Visit to the archaeological area of the Acropolis, in search of the little secrets of the rock: visual corrections, colors, damaged architectural elements and the stories behind these. Experience the Acropolis rock, the grandeur of the Parthenon and its surrounding monuments, along with a breath-taking view of the Athenian cityscape. During the walk we will become acquainted with the natural landscape and the groundbreaking ideas that turned this rocky hill into the definitive symbol of Western civilization.

Visit the Acropolis Museum accompanied by a field expert – licensed archaeologist, to discover a different experience of the Acropolis monuments, through the architectural elements of the temples, the votive offerings to the gods and the sculpture that paved the way for what E. H. Gombrich termed “The Greek Revolution” in the History of Art. The Calf Bearer, the Peplophoros Kore, the Kritian Boy and the enchanting Caryatids, are just a few of Some of the spectacular exhibits that await us to be experienced within breathing distance, before we ascend to the top floor, where we will walk side-by-side with the magnificent Parthenon Marbles.

 

Day 3: Arrival in Santorini

There is something truly magical of Santorini. Maybe it’s the dramatic landscape of jagged hills that plunge into the crystal clear Aegean Sea. Maybe it’s the villages of bleached white houses and churches, perched precariously on the edge of cliffs. Maybe it’s the cuisine, known to be one of the finest in Greece. Or maybe it’s the island’s history, which dates back as far as recorded history can go.

Day 4: Half day Tour in Santorini

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Private tour of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera for a first-hand look

at how the island’s pristine environment, and mesmerizing beauty have shaped Santorini’s culture.

Archaeological Site of Akrotiri

Guided tour of the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri, once a thriving port rich in cultural treasures.

Taste by Locals

Get a taste of real local hospitality at a local family farm in the village of Faros.Sample freshly picked fruits and vegetables, as well as some local, famous wines, direct from the barrel

 

Day 5: Santorini afternoon Tour

Private Venetian Mansion Visit

Visit a private mansion built in the 19th century by wealthy Venetian merchants.

The house was successively inhabited by Venetians, Greeks, Italians, Germans and Englishmen, before ending up again in Greek hands. Its external shape is preserved until today and almost all of its elements, such as furnishings and colors, remain intact. Guests will have the opportunity to sit on the atmospheric roof terrace and enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set majestically into the Aegean Sea from one of the island’s finest vantage points.

 

Day 6: Arrival in Mykonos

Mykonos is Greece most famous cosmopolitan island, According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”?

Day 7: Delos Tour

Reputed to be the legendary birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis, the remains of temples and residences on Delos range in age from the Neolithic to Roman periods. Explore the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old City, the Theatre Quarter, and stroll along the Terrace of lions. Take shelter from the sun after exploring the ruins by visiting the Archeological Museum of Delos, home to an extensive collection of statues unearthed in Delos and its surroundings. The collection covers a range of periods, from Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman eras.

Day 8 Departure from Mykonos

The best way to finish your holidays in Mykonos is by enjoying the Little Venice with a brunch or coffee while gazing the Aegean sea.

Highlights

Highlights of the tour are: the Parthenon Temple of the Acropolis; the Acropolis Museum; the archaeological settlement of Akrotiri in Santorini where time has stopped; a tasting of all anhydrous local products of Santorini paired with fine local wine; and an archaeological visit to the island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo.

 

Admire the breathtaking views of Santorini , its unique sunsets , Mykonos vibrant town and international tastes along with the sandy beaches and famous nightlife.

What's included

  • Private, state-licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat Tickets
  • Hotel Accomondation
  • Private Transfer

Circling The Cyclades

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