Upon arrive in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the airport and be transferred 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 TOUR
In the morning, after breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and shall start our sightseeing tour of the center of Athens, including The Constitution of Greece (Sintagma). It was created by the Fifth Revisional Parliament of the Hellenes and entered into force in 1975. It has been revised three times since, in 1986, in 2001 and in 2008. The Constitutional history of Greece goes back to the Greek War of Independence, during which the first three revolutionary Greek constitutions were adopted. Afterwards we will visit Old Parliament House The Old Parliament building which is located at Stadiou Street in Athens, housed the Greek Parliament between 1875 and 1932. It now houses the country's National Historical Museum. In front of the building stands a large equestrian statue of General Theodoros Kolokotronis, cast in bronze. It was sculpted by Lazaros Sochos in Paris in 1900, and erected in its current place in 1904. Continue our tour, we will go to The National Library of Greece which is situated near the center of city of Athens. It holds 4,500 Greek manuscripts which is one of the greatest collection of Greek scripts. There are also many chrysobulls and archives of the Greek RevolutionThen we will continue driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the PRESIDENTIAL PALACE which is the official residence of the President of the Hellenic Republic. It previously served as the Royal Palace, until the abolition of the monarchy by referendum in 1974. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus. and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium which 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.
Upon arrive Acropolis, we will visit Acropolis Museum which is focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. Also, we will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the PROPYLAEA, the TEMPLE of ATHENA NIKE, and the ERECHTHEION. The last stop before we head back to hotel is The Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple in Acropolis, the harmony between material and spirit, the monument that puts order in the mind.
Early afternoon we will back to hotel, you can relax in the rest of the day. Overnight in Athens.
Day 03: ATHENS- SANTORINI
Morning transfer to the port of Piraeus to take the ferry to the island of Santorini (07:25-14:55). Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and then you will have the rest of the time to enjoy the gorgeous island. 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 04: SANTORINI
Day at leisure to enjoy the unique view of the island, the most romantic sunset of the world and the beautiful white-washed houses. You may enjoy your day with an optional island tour. Meet your friendly, English Speaking Escort then hop inside your luxury, air-conditioned vehicle for the tour of the island first stop is Pyrgos. Situated at the highest point of Santorini, the village offers an idyllic snapshot of old-world Greece. Follow your guide along the winding paths - past the sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches - and make your way to the hilltop ruins of a medieval Venetian castle. From here, gaze out over the entire island, soaking up panoramic views all the way to the village of Oia. Continue driving to the highest area of the island Profitis Elias short stop for panoramic pictures. Continue to Oia village passing through villages of Firostefani & Imerovigli. Oia, the quintessential Greek village that's known for its incredible sunsets. Stroll along the pretty streets with your guide, learning about the village's history. Return to hotel
Day 05: SANTORINI/ATHENS
Enjoy your breakfast and make a walk around the paths of Fira to buy some traditional souvenirs and postcards. Afternoon transfer to the port to embark the ferry to Piraeus port 19:00-04:30. Arrival & transfer to hotel in Athens.
Day 06: ATHENS/AIRPORT
According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Athens airport to get the flight back Athens-Santorini.
3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens BB
2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini BB
Half Day Athens sightseeing tour /SIC basis with English Speaking Guide /Entrance fees included
Ferry tickets economy class Piraeus - Santorini / Santorini -Piraeus ( Number seat - Plane seat )
All Transfers (private in Athens - SIC in Santorini)
Insurance: All types
Greece entry visa
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
It was a fabulous experience.Quick response to my phone calls , especially regarding the bus timing and pick-up.The staff and room boys at property where I stayed was in tune with genuine hospitality.
Ravi Kumar (Manali Tour 2015-11-11)
We booked a Golden triangle trip for 6 days with 'Spark Destinations, my wife and I could not have been happier. Mr. Vishal was great and all the members of his team were very professional. They were also more than fair, as when we went to Agra, it was World Heritage Day and all entrances were free. As we prepaid for all the trip, we mentioned it to Vishal, and they reimbursed the difference. All guides were very good, specially the guide for Jaipur (Vijay). In general a 5 stars services.