Cycladic Explorer

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CYCLADIC EXPLORER

 

DESCRIPTION: 13 days | 11 nights

 

Explore the Cyclades on this 13-day journey through Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros. Visit Athens, Greece's capital city, filled with history, art and culture, then head to the beautiful island of Santorini before travelling to Ios, with its vibrant nightlife and Paros, with quiet villages and quaint charm.

 

2018 Prices from $2004/pp CAD taxes included

(based on double occupancy, departing Toronto.

Please ask for rates from YOUR GATEWAY)

 

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

 

 

Package inclusions

- International Round-trip flights to Athens

- 11 nights of accommodation

- Airport and port transfers in Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros

- Fast Ferry Athens to Santorini and Paros to Athens; Hydrofoil Santorini to Ios and Ios to Paros

- Porterage

- 11 breakfasts

DAILY ITINERARY

 

Day 1 Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

 

Day 2 Welcome to Athens

Arrive in Athens, transfer and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and get your first taste of Athens.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Day 3 Athens

The day is yours to explore Athens, Greece's capital city. Athens is home to archaeological sites including the Acropolis($), excellent museums and shopping, and delicious restaurants. Stroll through Plaka, the city's oldest district, and get a glimpse of Athens from time past.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Day 4 Athens - Santorini

After breakfast, transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Check into your hotel, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Days 5 & 6 Santorini

After your breakfast, enjoy time at leisure to relax or explore the volcanic island of Santorini, known world wide as the most romantic Island. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), or discover the colourful beaches of the island also created by the volcanic eruption. Do not miss visiting the traditional village of Oia, the most photographed place in Greece.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Day 7 Santorini - Ios

Today, travel to Ios, a hilly island with stunning cliff views and sandy beaches.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Day 8 Ios

After breakfast, take off to explore Ios. Visit traditional villages, stroll through winding streets, then head out in the evening to discover the island's vibrant nightlife.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Day 9 Ios - Paros

Today, you'll travel to Paros, an island known for its stylish resort towns and charming villages. Transfer to your hotel and check-in, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Days 10-11 Paros

Explore the island of Paros. Discover charming fishing villages and quaint cafes.

Meal(s): 2 Breakfasts

 

Day 12 Paros - Athens

Today, take the ferry back to Athens and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Day 13 Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR TOUR PACKAGE COST

  • Roudtripflight in Economy Class
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airport and the hotel on tour dates
  • Accommodation in double occupancy (standard room) with private facilities
  • Local bilingual representative in destination (English - French)
  • High-speed ferries between islands
  • domestic flights between Crete and Athens on last day
  • Excursions mentioned in the tour description

 

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Baggage handling
  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Fees for visa if required

 

 

REMARKS

• Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting some religious sites.

• In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.

• Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked.

• All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.

• In most European countries the voltage is 220V.

 

Option 1 Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.

 

Athens : Best Western Candia Hotel 4* or similar (2 nights)

Santorini : Sunrise Hotel 2* or similar (3 nights)

Ios : FarOut Beach Club 3* or similar (2 nights)

Paros : Polos Hotel Paros 3* or similar (3 nights)

Athens: Bet Western Candia Hotel 3* or similar (1 night)

 

Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed

Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Option 2 Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.

 

Athens : Athens Avenue Hotel 4* or similar (2 nights)

Santorini : Daedalus Hotel 4* or similar (3 nights)

Ios : Dyonisos Resort 4* or similar (2 nights)

Paros : Paros Agnanti 4* or similar (3 nights)

Athens: Athens Avenue Hotel 4* or similar (1 night)

 

Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed

Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Option 3 Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.

 

Athens : Divani Caravel 5* or similar (2nights)

Santorini : Splendour Resort 5* or similar (3 nights)

Ios : Ios Palace Hotel & Spa 4* or similar (2 nights)

Paros : Archipelagos Resort & Villas5* or similar (3 nights)

Athens: Divani Caravel 5* or similar (1 night)

 

Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed

Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

WHY CHOOSE US?

 

We are Greece experts, having travelled many time to the Greek Islands and mainland of Greece, we can give you first-hand experience on the hotels included in your package, any possible upgrades that may be worthwhile (for example if your trip is for a Honeymoon), and how to get the best value for your money.

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