Cycladic Explorer - GREECE
Time & Location
About the Event
Calgary Date: SEP 25-OCT 8 $2712 BASED ON DBL OCC
Edmonton Date: SEP 25-OCT 7 $2580 BASED ON DBL OCC
Deposit Due $500 per person
TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANS
The CareFlexPlus plan allows you to cancel with a FULL REFUND up to 25 days prior to departure and more!
Collect Aeroplan Points*First checked bag is free*Exchangeable deposit*
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. Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you'll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.
- Round-trip flights to Athens
- 11 nights of accommodation
- 11 breakfasts
- Airport and port transfers in Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros
- Fast ferry Athens to Santorini; Paros to Athens; Hydrofoil Santorini to Ios; Ios to Paros
- 1 activity included:
- Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
- Earn Aeroplan® points
·City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.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 getting to know Athens.Day 3 Athens: Sightseeing
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Acropolis. Then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering Athens at your own pace. Athens is home to countless restaurants and cafés, great shopping on Ermou and Kolonaki streets, and fascinating history.
· The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Follow your expert guides as they take you for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you’ll continue on and pass by the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Next up is a comprehensive visit of the Acropolis to see architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the impressive Parthenon. End the tour with visit of the New Acropolis Museum.
Meal(s): BreakfastDay 4 Athens - Santorini
After breakfast, transfer to the port for your fast ferry to Santorini, then transfer to your hotel. Head out and explore Santorini at your leisure.
Meal(s): BreakfastDay 5 & 6 Santorini: At Leisure
Take the next two days to explore this magnificent island at your own pace. Lose yourself on volcanic Santorini and take in the island's romance and charm.
Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Volcanic Santorini will charm you from the moment you arrive, with its unique caldera and beautiful colourful beaches. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira. Oia is known as the most photographed spot in Greece and is renowned for its unbelievable sunsets.
Meal(s): 2 breakfastsDay 7 Santorini - Ios
Transfer to the port and travel via hydrofoil to Ios. Transfer to your hotel and check in, then enjoy free time on Ios.
Meal(s): BreakfastDay 8 Ios: At Leisure
Hit the beach, discover Ios' quiet side, or if you like, find the best party spots.
Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Explore Ios' secluded beaches and traditional villages, visit the Tomb of Homer ($), check out the souvenirs and sample fresh seafood. In the evening, hit up Ios' varied clubs and dance the night away, or simply relax at a sidewalk bar with a glass of wine and flavourful Greek feta cheese.
Meal(s): BreakfastDay 9 Ios - Paros
Transfer to the port and head to Paros via hydrofoil, then transfer to your hotel.
Meal(s): BreakfastDays 10 & 11 Paros: At Leisure
Enjoy free time on enchanting Paros.
Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Paros is the perfect balance of culture, charming villages and incredible natural beauty. Parikia Town, the island's capital, features charming walkways, quaint shops and tavernas. Head over to Naoussa, an old port town with a Venetian castle. Kolymbithres is one of the island's most popular beaches, and Santa Maria is a great spot for water sports and windsurfing.
Meal(s): 2 breakfastsDay 12 Paros - Athens
Transfer to the Paros port for your fast ferry to Athens. Transfer to your hotel and check in for the night.