CULTURAL CONTRASTS OF GREECE
5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Athens
Arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport. After boarding our luxurious air-conditioned vehicle, sit back and relax as the driver transports you safely, smoothly, and efficiently at your hotel.By check in, you will receive our local representatives pack with your return voucher, name and contact information, date, time, and location of your transportation back to the airport on your departure date.Free time at leisure.
Day 02 : Athens- City tour (on SIC basis)
First stop, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Then we will continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex-Royal Palace), guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
Next stop, Acropolis with the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
Days of operation
April to October (daily service) & November to March (daily service except Mondays)
Day 03 :Athens - Santorini
Transfer to Piraeus port, where by boat we will reach Santorini. Santorini the most romantic island of the Cyclades with the famous Oia sunset. Arriving by sea is the best way, as the full impact of the cliffs and Caldera are best seen from a boat. Check in at the hotel. Free time at leisure.
Today after breakfast the day is free at leisure. Santorini differs from the other islands in the group thanks to its geological morphology, the result of action by a volcano now dormant. The landscape on the western side of the island, where towering cliffs crowned by tiny and blindingly white house?s plunge straight into the depths of the sea. Among the best bathing beaches, some of which are with black sand and others with pebbles are Kamari, Armeni, Amoudi, Baxedes, Perissa, Monolithos and Kokkini Paralia.
Day 05:Santorini - Heraklion
After breakfast, transferred to Athinios port, for your speed boat to Crete. Arrival at Heraklion port. Transfer to the hotel.Check in at the hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight.
Heraklion is the largest urban center in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic center of the island. The first European civilization, the Minoan civilization, flourished on this land 5000 years ago. Currently the population of the municipality of Heraklion is approximately 150.000 people. It is a very dynamic and cosmopolitan town, particularly during the summer period when thousands of visitors can be seen shopping in the market or visiting the museums and other places of interest.
Day 06:Heraklion – Athens - Bhubaneswar
After having your breakfast you will have some free time for taking last pictures and shopping souvenirs.Transferred to Kazantzakis airport for your flight back home via Athens having the best impressions from your trip.
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi – Athens in economy class
• 02Nights accommodation in Athens
• 02Nights accommodation in Santorini
• 01Nights accommodation in Heraklion
• Daily Breakfast
• Private transfer airport - hotel in Athens - port
• Transfer port ? hotel in Santorini - port on SIC basis
• Private transfer port ? hotel in Heraklion - airport
• City tour with Acropolis and New Acropolis museum, by regular organized Coach tours with official English Speaking guide
• Ferry boat ticket by Blue Star Ferries: Athens - Santorini
• Speed boat economy ticket by Sea Jets: Santorini - Heraklion
• All transfers & sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Tourist visa of Greece with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities