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
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
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
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
Today breakfast will be included.