8 DAYS ATHENS, PAROS AND SANTORINI TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Athens - Arrival Day
Upon arrive in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the
airport and be transfered to your hotel. Once you settle in, you are free to
stroll in the old Plaka district. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2 - Athens - Half Day City Tour
In the morning, after breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and shall
start our sightseeing tour of the centre of Athens:
Panathinaikos Stadium or Panathenaic Stadium
Also known as the Kallimarmaro (i.e. the "beautifully marbled") in Athens, is
the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble.
In ancient times, it was used to host the athletic portion of the Panathenaic
Games, in honour of the Goddess Athena. During classical times, the stadium had
wooden seating. It was remade in marble, by the archon Lycurgus. In 329 BC and
was enlarged and renovated by Herodes Atticus. In 140 AD, to a seated capacity
of 50,000. The remnants of the ancient structure were excavated and refurbished,
with funds provided by Evangelis Zappas for the revival of the Olympic Games.
Evangelis Zappas sponsored the Olympic Games that were held there in 1870 and
1875. The stadium was refurbished a second time in 1895 for the 1896 Olympics,
with completion funding provided by the Greek benefactor George Averoff whose
marble statue now stands at the entrance, based on designs by architects
Anastasios Metaxas and Ernst Ziller.
University, National Library and Academy
The National Library of Greece is situated near the center of city of Athens. It
was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, as part of
his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens
and the original building of the Athens University.
The library holds 4,500 Greek manuscripts which is one of the greatest
collection of Greek scripts. There are also many chrysobulls and archives of the
The Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate
The Temple of Zeus at Olympia which was built between 472 and 456 BC, was an
ancient Greek temple in Olympia, Greece, dedicated to the chief of the gods,
Zeus. It was the very model of the fully-developed classical Greek temple of the
Doric order. The temple stood in the most famous sanctuary of Greece, which had
been dedicated to local and Pan-Hellenic deities and had probably been
established towards the end of the Mycenaean period. The Altis, the enclosure
with its sacred grove, open-air altars and the tumulus of Pelops, was first
formed during the tenth and ninth centuries BCE, when the cult of Zeus was
joined the already establish cult here of Hera
The Acropolis of Athens or Citadel of Athens is the best known acropolis in the
world. It is the significance of the Acropolis of Athens, such as that it is
commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was
formally proclaimed as the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural
Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007. The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock
that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface
area of about 3 hectares. It was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary
serpent-man, Cecrops, the first Athenian king.
Also we will visit many other mythical monuments. After the tour, you will
transfer back to your hotel, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the
city. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 - Athens / Paros
Today you will be free until the time we pick you up from hotel to Piraeus port
for embarkation to the ferry and begin our journey to Paros. Paros is an island
of Greece in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades island group, it lies
to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km (5 mi)
wide. It lies approximately 100 nmi (185 km) south-east of Piraeus. Today, Paros
is one of the most popular European tourist hotspots. The Municipality of Paros
includes numerous uninhabited offshore islets totaling 196.308 km2 of land. Its
nearest neighbor is the Community of Antiparos, lying to its southwest. Paros
also became known for its fine white marble which gave rise to the term Parian
which is used for China and fine marbles worldwide.
Upon arrive Paros, meet with our local staff and transfer you to hotel and you
will be given your room key. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city.
Overnight in Paros.
Day 4 - Paros - Free Day
Today is yours, you need not to wake up earlu. You can enjoy the beauties of the
island, explore the white churches. Or you can spend a day in the beach, enjoy
the sunshine, Paros is an island full of beaches in all sizes, from the known to
the loneliest, and the beaches vary from rocky, sandy, with gravel and with
transparent waters. Overnight in Paros.
Day 5 - Paros / Santorini
Today you will be free until the time we pick you up from hotel to the port for
embarkation to the ferry and begin our journey to Santorini. Santorini
(transportation with tender boats) is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic
islands located in the southern Aegean Sea. At 17:00 we will arrive just in time
to see one of the worlds most magnificence sunset. The largest island is known
as Thera, forming the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands.
Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion,
destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and
leading to the creation of the current geological caldera. Excavations starting
in 1967 at the site called Akrotiri under the late Professor Spyridon Marinatos
have made Thera the best-known "Minoan" site outside of Crete, the homeland of
the culture. The island remains the home of a small, but flourishing, wine
industry, based on the indigenous grape variety, Assyrtiko, with auxiliary
cultivations of two other Aegean varietals, Athiri and Aidani
Upon arrive Santorini, meet with our local staff and transfer you to hotel and
you will be given your room key. The rest of the day is yours to explore the
city. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 6 - Santorini - Free Day
Today is leisure on the magical island of Santorini, believed by many to be the
Lost Continent of Atlantis. Enjoy a sailboat ride which is included in the
package, visit the small islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni located inside
the caldera and the hot springs with green and yellow waters.The capital of Fira
is located on the highest part of the island, is a town with whitewashed houses,
narrow streets, outdoor cafes and beautiful shops. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 7 - Santorini / Athens
Today you will be free until the time we pick you up from hotel to the port for
embarkation to the ferry to back to Athens.
Upon arrive Athens, meet with our local staff and transfer you to hotel and you
will be given your room key. You can enjoy your last night in Athens. Overnight
Day 8 - Athens - End of Tour
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
In the early morning around 06.00, we will arrive Piraeus port and
disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer from the port to Athens International
airport for your flight back home. We hope your cruise was a memorable one and
we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip
back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
8 DAYS ATHENS, PAROS AND SANTORINI TOUR INCLUDES:
- Airport transfer from Athens airport to hotel
- Accommodation in a double room with breakfast in Athens
- Accommodation in a double room with breakfast in Paros
- Accommodation in a double room with breakfast in Santorini
- Guided Half day Athens Sightseeing
- Ferry ticket from Athens to Paros in economy class
- Hydrofoil tickets from Paros to Santorini on economy class
- Ferry ticket from Santorini to Athens in economy class
- Professional English speaking guide
- All entrance fees to Acropolis site and museum
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
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