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08 Days - Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

08 Days - Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

8 Days - Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

Early Bird Discount

 

Book 8 weeks in advance and get £60 off per adult and child

Book 6 weeks in advance and get £40 off per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

 

Athens

  • Athens City Tour - Included

  • Visit to Cape Sounion

 

Mykonos

  • Free time to explore Cycladic island or visit the beaches and Archaeological wonders

 

Santorini

  • Volcano & hot springs boat tour

  • Crater Nea Kameni

  • 2 hours free time at Thirassia island

 

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights accommodation in a 4 star hotels with breakfast

  • All ground transportation in AC vehicle

  • All boat transportations

  • Half day Athens City tour & afternoon Cape Sounion

  • Half day Caldera/Volcano tour in Santorini

 

Package does not include

  • 2€ entrance fee at the volcano is not included

  • Tips or personal expenses

  • International or domestic airfare tickets


Pick Up Points Available

 

There are no pick up points available for flight tours and therefore you must travel directly to Athens airport. Extra charges for night transfers supplement. 22:00-06:30 hrs


 

 

 

Day 1

Arrive Athens

Upon arrival at Athens, be greeted by our local representative to be transferred to the hotel. In the evening you may enjoy an additional excursion to ‘Athens night tour with live music, dinner and Greek folk dances (additional charges apply for this excursion).

Day 2

Athens

The Athens city tour starts with a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the ?rst Olympic Games took place in 1896. Then pass by
the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and drive past Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and ?nally Acropolis.
You will also have a guided short walking tour passing the Herodion and Dionysos Theatre, in order to visit the Acropolis museum. In the
museum you can marvel at the many attractions such as votives, and statues from archaic period. In the afternoon enjoy a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which offers a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Pass through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs. Arrive at Cape Sounion to visit the 5th century B.C Temple of poseidon, here view some of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world.

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Day 3

Athens - Mykonos

This morning, transfer to Piraeus pier for your ferry to Mykonos. The rest of the day is yours to explore the most famous of the Cycladic Islands. Overnight in Mykonos.

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Day 4

Mykonos

The day is at leisure as you enjoy all Mykonos has to offer, from beautiful sandy beaches to archaeological wonders to the extravagant nightlife! Overnight in Mykonos.

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Day 5

Mykonos - Santorini

Board a high-speed ferry for the stunning volcanic island of Santorini. Regarded by many as the most spectacular Greek island, Santorini boasts ancient rock formations, raw lava- layered cliffs, and beautiful black sand beaches. Overnight in Santorini.

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Day 6

Santorini - Volcano & hot springs boat tour

In the morning, you will be picked up from a designated pick up point and taken to Athinios port in order to take the traditional boat. The ?rst stop is to the islet of Nea Kameni where you will have the opportunity to climb to the crater. Next the boat stops to Palaia Kameni for a short swim to the Hot Springs, which are considered to have healing powers. Afterwards head to Thirassia island, where you have 2 hours free to explore the island, swim or have lunch. Finally, the boat sails along the coast and ends up to the port of Athinios. Overnight in Santorini.

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Day 7

Santorini- Athens

This morning, transfer by ferry to Athens. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Athens.

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Day 8

Depart - Athens

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

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B=Breakfast

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

There are no dedicated pick up points for flight tours. You will have to meet a Star Tours representative directly at the airport.

 

Weather

 

With its hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, Greece experiences a Mediterranean climate. Winters in Greece are cool and humid in the north and the mountainous zone. Sometimes cold air from northern Europe can spread south into Greece. Bring snow to most mountains, while the coasts are kept warm by the high sea temperatures.

 

The summer can be quite hot in Greece, mainly in the south of the peninsula, with high nocturnal temperatures of usually 28-33°C, but sometimes even 40°C. Thunderstorms are quite common especially in the northern areas. The Mediterranean climate in Greece has often local variations. Surrounded by warm seas and with mountains close by, the coast always has a breeze; mountain areas are usually cooler with clear sunny skies, but sometimes local showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot air rising from the sea can cause heavy thunderstorms especially in early autumn, but these bring often the only summer rain that rapidly evaporates.

 

Baggage

 

Please check with your airline your luggage allowance.

 

Clothing & Accessories

 

Light T-shirts and cotton clothes are recommended for the summer, while warmer clothes are necessary for the winter.

 

Passengers should also carry travel adapters so they can charge their electronic items in their hotel room (as the sockets in Europe and elsewhere vary from those in the UK). Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities.

 

Your mobile phone may be able to receive calls whilst on holiday, you can check with your network operator to switch on the roaming feature of your mobile, there is usually an additional charge to receive incoming calls whilst aboard.

Please ensure you carry all medication you will need on tour as well as names and doses of medications you are taking, or copies of prescriptions.

 

Currency

 

In Greece the currency you will require will be Euros. Star Tours’ advices passengers to exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places we will be visiting will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

We also advice our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Greece is not free.

 

Children & Young infants

 

Car seats are not provided on coaches but passengers should carry car seats with travelling infants for comfort and safety. Most coaches will not have hot water to heat up milk bottles (not suitable for drinking). Therefore it is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group.

Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle. Pushchairs can be kept in the baggage lockers of the coach.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept light weight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach. It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Coaches

 

Coaches will not be fitted with WC facilities, however regular comfort breaks will be made to ensure that clients are refreshed for their journeys.

 

All coaches are either air conditioned or air cooling systems. Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include crisps, biscuits, chevda, drinks etc.

 

Seating Allocation

 

Please remember our staff cannot take requests for any seats. Seat numbers will be given to you, on day one of your tour. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, do not be disappointed if your seats are near the back of the coach. Your holiday experience will not be ruined due to this.

 

Distances & Journeys

 

As this is a flight tour there will not be many long journeys. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes as there will be considerable amounts of walking involved as narrow roads do not allow coaches to enter most of the cities. It is advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for each day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage. On the first and last day passengers must carry their passports in their hand luggage as passports will be needed in immigration.

 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom a TV and telephone. Some may also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Health & Travel Insurance

 

Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast, so it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit, etc. this varies from hotel to hotel.

 

 

Cancelation of your Tour

 

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

Rooming configuration

 

Most of the hotels Star Tours use can only accommodate a maximum of three people in each room however if you are a family of four, i.e. two adults and two children, then your first child will be given an extra bed but the second child will be required to share the bed as no extra bed can be provided. A reduction on the tour price will be applied for the second child with no bed.

 

Additional Excursions

 

Passengers may be offered additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost. We take great pride in the fact that we can give these prices and what is included and how long the excursion will be, to passenger before they go on tour. These excursions are priced separately and operated solely by the driver and tour leader

 

Passengers are entitled to refuse any additional excursion. Only excursions listed in the additional excursions section of a tour can be conducted by a tour manager.

 

Please call our office for further information if required.

 

2018 Departure Dates & Prices in USD

 

Tour Code: ATHN

Adult

Child

Single

01 Apr to 10 May

$1,220

$780

$1,720

11 May to 20 Jun

$1,400

$810

$2,060

21 Jun to 21 Jul

$1,520

$825

$2,295

22 Jul - 26 Aug

$1,605

$910

$2,405

27 Aug - 10 Oct

$1,520

$825

$2,295

11 Oct - 31 Oct

$1,220

$780

$1,720


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