ATHENS BASICS

3 nights/ 4 days
Poros
Poros
Hydra
Aegina
Cape Sounio
Plaka
Acropolis
Description
Highlights: Athens- Plaka- Acropolis, Cape Sounio, Hydra Island, Poros Island, Aegina Island
Operating: All year round
Departures: Daily
 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Athens- arrival- By night tour with folklore dinner/ show

Arrive in Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel

In the evening you will depart for a night tour of Athens with a folklore welcome dinner
Observe the city that “never sleeps” through a short panoramic drive. Pass by the Acropolis and admire this world famous masterpiece highlighted by the moon light
Continue with a night walk through the old part of the city- the historical center- Plaka and enjoy a welcome dinner with the best known Greek dishes, accompanied by a live music and folklore dancing show

After the end of your dinner you will be transferred back to your hotel

Overnight in Athens


DAY 2: Athens- city tour with Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum & Cape Sounio in the afternoon

Breakfast in the hotel

In the morning start with a bus tour of the city. See the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, 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)

On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, 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

After the visit of the Acropolis Museum take some free time in Plaka for souvenir shopping and lunch

After lunch depart to Cape Sounio and the ancient temple of God Poseidon. Drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands off shore.

Upon arrival at Sounio you will visit (guided tour) the ancient temple of God Poseidon (God of the Seas). Depending on the time of the year, you may be able to catch one of the most beautiful sunsets from the Cape…

Transfer back to your hotel- overnight in Athens

DAY 3: Athens- One Day Cruise to 3 Greek islands, lunch and dancing show on board

Today you will start with an early breakfast in your hotel as around 7 am you will be picked up and depart to the port for embarkation on your ONE DAY CRUISE ship to 3 Greek Islands: Hydra- Poros and Aegina

After departure, the ship’s guide and the hostesses will ask you to assemble in one of the main lounges of the ship to get acquainted and to give you all the information concerning the ship, the program of the cruise and the islands and to make sure you will have a to have a pleasant day.

Hydra
The favorite island of the jet set, whose old traditional beautiful stone houses and mansions silently witness to a long and turbulent story. The small narrow stone paved streets await you to explore them on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle” the saddled donkeys… captivating walks along the old seaside promenade crystal clear waters, radiant fine craft shops and the beauty of Hydra will conquer you! Our stay in Hydra is about 2 hours


Poros

Although it is the smallest of the three islands that we visit, its attraction is the narrow strait offering a most enchanting view of the town of Poros. Our stay in Poros is about 1 hour.


Aegina

The largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbor, there are optional organized tours by air conditioned busses visiting the Temple of Afea (archeological site) or the Church of Saint Nektarios, whose relics are display. The above mentioned tours are optional and are sold on board the ship. Our stay in Aegina is about 2 hours

On our way back to Marina Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives at Marina Flisvos

Upon arrival at the port (around 19 pm) you will be transferred back to your hotel in Athens- overnight in Athens

 

DAY 4: departure

Today after breakfast  transfer you to Athens International Airport

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation

  • 3 nights in Athens city center hotel on the selected board type (BB, HB, FB)

Transfers

  • All mentioned transfers with private luxury coach

Private licensed Guide service of the selected language

  • Licensed guide service throughout the whole trip

Meals

  • Folklore Dinner in Plaka

Cruise (shared)

  • One Day Cruise to Hydra- Poros- Aegina, with lunch and dancing lessons on board

BETIS TRAVEL assistance


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