Description

Type of Tour:Individually Tailored Tour
Operates:Departs daily all year round
Duration:6 nights / 7 days
Visit:Athens, Delphi, Aegina, Hydra, Poros
Includes:
  • Return airport transfers in Athens
  • 6 nights accommodation Athens on bed and breakfast
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Athens and the Acropolis with New Acropolis Museum
  • Full-day sightseeing tour to Delphi including lunch
  • Full-day cruise to Aegina, Hydra, and Poros including lunch
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=breakfast; L=lunch)
  • Visa costs, travel insurance and tipping

Excludes:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips
  • Optional tours, excursions, and activities
  • Greek Accommodation Tax – to be paid on the spot (approx. Euro 1.50 – 4.00 per room per night)

Full Itinerary

DAY 1:  ATHENS
After arrival at Athens Airport you will be transferred to the hotel.
Overnight:Athens

DAY 2:  ATHENS

Today’s half-day Athens tour includes visits to Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the National Library, and the Presidential Palace. Explore the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Acropolis with its architectural masterpieces from the Golden Age of Athens. The tour concludes at the New Acropolis Museum, known for its historic statues. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Overnight: Athens  (B)

DAY 3:  ATHENS – DELPHI – ATHENS

Today, drive through Boeotia’s fertile plain, passing Thebes (linked to King Oedipus’s tragedy), Levadia, and Arachova. Reach Delphi, the Ancient World’s center, then journey to Mount Parnassus. Explore the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios in a stunning landscape. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, Temple of Apollo, and the Museum with Greek sculpture masterpieces, including the bronze Charioteer and athlete Aghias. Finally, return to Athens.

Overnight:  Athens  (BL)

DAY 4:  ATHENS – POROS – HYDRA – AEGINA – ATHENS

This morning, transfer to Piraeus for a three-island cruise. First, visit Poros, the smallest Saronic island, covered in pine and lemon trees. Enjoy a walk to the clock tower for a panoramic view. Next is Hydra, known as the “smartest” Greek island, with unique architecture and car-free streets. Then, sail to Aegina, the largest island, home to important archaeological sites, a fish market, and a floating fruit market. The cruise concludes in Piraeus, followed by a transfer to your hotel.

Then the cruise continues to Hydra which is considered to be the “smartest” of the Greek islands and is a favourite resort of the International “Jet Set”. The unique architecture of its houses, the pedestrian narrow streets full of boutiques, exclusive jewellery and handicrafts attracts both shoppers and photographers. There are no cars in Hydra, and saddled donkeys are the traditional mode of transport used for both people and goods on the island.

Then sail to Aegina which is the biggest island you will be visiting and the second-largest in the Saronic Gulf. It is home to two important archaeological sites: a large Cathedral dedicated to St. Nektarios and the Temple of Afea. Whilst exploring the island you will find a wonderful fish market, a unique floating fruit market and an economy based chiefly on pistachio nuts. Thereafter the cruise returns to Piraeus and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight:  Athens  (BL)

DAY 5:  ATHENS

Today will be entirely at your leisure to explore Athens on your own. Or you could pre-book an optional tour. Details on request.

Overnight:  Athens  (B)

DAY 6:  ATHENS
After breakfast you will have the rest of the day at leisure.     (B)

Rates

Rates on request, please email: travel@itt.co.za