Island Hopping: The Greek Spirit

Athens/ FD Delphi / Milos Island / Paros Island

Day 1- Arrival in Athens

Meet and greet at International Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Athens. Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and start the half-day tour to Athens. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis Museum.

Free evening. Overnight in Athens.

Day 3 - Athens --- Full Day Delphi Tour with Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route.

Overnight in Athens

Day 4 - Athens > Milos Island (Cyclades Island Complex)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning Transfer to Athens Airport for domestic Flight to the island of Milos.

“The hidden Jewel of Greece”

Milos is famous for its dentelated coastline. With more than 75 small and big beaches of crystal, deep blue waters, multi-colored carved rocks, and white-yellow coasts, it is certain that you will be impressed.

Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel in Milos.

Balance of the day will be free at leisure. Overnight in Milos

Day 5 - Milos Island (Cyclades Island Complex)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Whole day free to stroll around and make your own explorations.

Overnight in Milos

Day 6 - Milos Island (Cyclades Island Complex)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Whole day free to stroll around and make your own explorations.

Overnight in Milos

Day 7 - Milos Island > Paros Island (Cyclades Island Complex)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out and Transfer to Port for the ferry/catamaran to the island of Paros.

Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Paros Island is ideal for young people, romantic couples, and families, too. The Parian traditional villages, particularly Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes, are perfect samples of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, paved streets, and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for the exotic water and the golden sand. The beaches on the southeastern side, such as Golden Beach and New Golden Beach, are particularly popular for windsurfing. A nice day trip from the island is the small island of Antiparos, with the crystal beaches and the relaxing atmosphere.

Upon arrival in Paros, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day will be free at leisure.

Overnight in Paros

Day 8 - Paros Island (Cyclades Island Complex)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Whole day free to stroll around and make your own explorations.

Overnight in Paros

Day 9 - Paros Island (Cyclades Island Complex)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Whole day free to stroll around and make your own explorations.

Overnight in Paros

Day 10 - Paros Island ----------- DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure Transfer to Paros Airport for domestic flight to Athens and then connection with your homebound flight.