EXPLORING GREECE AND ITS ISLANDS
featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorini

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Day 1: Thursday, October 8, 2009
Motorcoach Transfer from Syracuse to Airport - Overnight Flight
Discover the beauty and timeless wonder found only in Greece. From historic classical Greece to the colorful Greek Islands, every day is filled with new and wonderful experiences. This fascinating tour of Greece begins with an overnight flight.

Day 2: Friday, October 9, 2009
Arrive Athens, Greece - Tour Begins

Your tour begins in the capital city of Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Athens' historic district, known as the Plaka. In a traditional taverna you will feast on local cuisine and wine, and enjoy Greek entertainment. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Athens

LANGUAGE DISCOVERY: Today, your Tour Manager will help you discover the origin and history of the language(s) you will experience on your tour along with key words and phrases that will help you communicate with the locals. A comprehensive tour of Athens brings the past to life as it showcases the city's ancient and glorious monuments. See the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Olympic Stadium. You’ll also visit the incredible Acropolis. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon to further explore this captivating city. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Sunday, October 11, 2009
Athens - Mykonos

This morning you will transfer* to the port of Athens where you will board the high speed ferry to Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you sail across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Monday, October 12, 2009
Mykonos

Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. The beautiful island beaches beckon for a day spent relaxing in the Mediterranean sunshine. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity. You will want to stroll through the island’s elegant shops and enjoy the fresh seafood offered in the waterfront tavernas. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Mykonos - Santorini

Bid farewell to Mykonos as you sail to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini. Upon arrival, visit an island winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Santorini

Spend the morning exploring the cultural wonders and history of Santorini, one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Begin the day with a visit to the Archaeological Museum** with its impressive collection of frescoes, Byzantine works of art and sculptures of the Hellenistic period. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax and explore the island capital of Thira. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Santorini - Athens

Bid farewell to the Greek Islands and fly back to Athens for your overnight stay. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip to Greece. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Friday, October 16, 2009
Athens - Tour Ends - Motorcoach Transfer from airport
to Syracuse.

Today breakfast will be included.

October 8 - 16, 2009

Highlights...
Athens • The Acropolis
Taverna Dinner Show
Mykonos • Santorini

9 Days • 11 Meals:
7 Breakfasts • 4 Dinners

Per Person Rates*:
Double $3,499
Single $4,249 • Triple $3,469

*Included in Price: Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $420 (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers, Coach bus from Syracuse to NY, Round Trip Air from New York; 7 Nights Hotel Stay; 11 meals; 7 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
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Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of
$200 per person

YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1
  Overnight Flight
DAY 2, 3
  Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens
DAY 4, 5
  Myconian Collection, Mykonos
DAY 6, 7
  Santorini Image Hotel, Santorini
DAY 8
  Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens
   

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Click here for: Important Reservation Information, Registration Form and Available Options.

For more information call
Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Sharon Grabosky 315-470-1870 Connie Maute 315-470-1886 Linda Olivet 315-470-1852

Please Note:
• Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
• To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
• **The Archaeological Museum of Thira may be replaced with the Akrotiri Archaeological Site which is presently closed due to renovations.
• Please note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
• *On day 4, due to early ferry schedules, you may be required to depart the hotel in Athens as early as 4:00 AM. Should this be the case, a boxed breakfast will be provided in place of the regular hotel breakfast.
• This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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