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Greece 2023
Featuring Athens, Mykonos and Santorini
  Days • Meals
Visit the ancient Parthenon with a local guide and enjoy a city tour of Athens. Learn the art of olive oil tasting on Mykonos and enjoy a free day on Santorini for relaxation or independent exploration.

 Highlights
  • 11 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Included panoramic city tour of Athens
  • Visit the ancient Parthenon with a local guide
  • Discover antiquities at the Acropolis Museum
  • High-speed ferries between Athens and the islands of Mykonos and Santorini
  • Included orientation tours on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini
  • Learn the art of olive oil tasting on Mykonos
  • Free day on Santorini for relaxation or independent exploration
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Athens, Greece, a city with a history that dates back almost four millennia.
Day 2  Athens, Greece
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Mayflower Cruises & Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to begin exploring this capital city. Your Tour Manager will be available to offer suggestions and assist with your sightseeing plans. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. Meal: D
Day 3  Athens
It’s no doubt that one of the highlights of Athens is the Parthenon, standing tall on its perch atop the Acropolis overlooking the city. During this morning’s city tour, enjoy a guided visit of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

A visit to the Acropolis Museum housing art, sculpture and historical pieces dating from the Mycenaean period, is also included. See a variety of items from classical sculptures and marble slabs with relief representations from Greek mythology to artifacts from everyday life in Athens, all excavated from the nearby slopes of the Acropolis.

During the panoramic portion of the tour, see the historic ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Gate. While passing Constitution (Syntagma) Square, see the Parliament Building and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by Evzones - soldiers in traditional Foustanella attire. From mythology and history to spectacular views, you will be awestruck at the amazing sites of Athens. Meal: B
Day 4  Athens – Mykonos
Today is the beginning of your island-hopping adventure. Departing Athens by coach, transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation of the high-speed ferry. Enjoy the ride traversing the Aegean Sea, en route to the island of Mykonos. Often called the “Jewel of the Aegean,” it is the most popular of the Greek Islands with its well-preserved windmills, red-roofed churches and whitewashed buildings. Upon arrival, a city tour will show you the highlights of the island including some of its popular beaches, the traditional village of Ano Mera and the typical village square surrounded by small Greek tavernas.

During the walking portion, your local guide will take you through the meandering alleyways and narrow streets of the town, passing through the historic center and seeing the windmills, Little Venice, Paraportiani Church and Kastro area. After checking into the hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure until the included dinner at a local restaurant this evening. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Mykonos
Enjoy cultural immersion as you are introduced to the healthy secrets of olives and olive oils. At a local venue, an olive expert will teach you about the different types of oils, how they are categorized, and how to pair them with food. You’ll sample the various products along with small crudites and create your own classification chart. The ‘teacher’ will then see how you did! After this experience, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Browse in the boutiques, visit the beach or simply enjoy people-watching and meeting the locals at a sidewalk café. Meal: B
Day 6  Mykonos – Santorini
Departing the hotel by coach, return to the port where the high-speed ferry to Santorini awaits. Known as the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”, Santorini is the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. History and nature combine to make this one of the most unforgettable places in the world.

Begin discovering this paradise upon arrival during a tour of the island and its villages, including the most famous village, Oia. A quiet lifestyle, whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, winding lanes filled with boutiques and shops, tavernas, open air cafés and beautiful sunsets make this village postcard-perfect! Dinner is included at a local restaurant this evening. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Santorini
The day is free of planned activities for your personal enjoyment of the island and immersion into the local lifestyle. Sample traditional cuisine at a taverna, visit a museum, the beach or the Santorini Brewing Company. Your Tour Manager will be available to assist you with making sightseeing or dining plans while on the island. Meal: B
Day 8  Santorini – Athens
Your island-hopping adventure comes to an end with a late morning transfer to the port for the return trip to Athens via high-speed ferry. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening with your traveling companions as you recount your adventures from the week. Meals: B, D
Day 9  Athens / USA
This morning, transfer to the Athens airport for your flight home. Having explored the ancient ruins of Athens and visited the beautiful Greek Islands, your holiday will come to an end but your memories will last a lifetime. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 2 & 3   Titania Hotel or similar, Athens, Greece
Days 4 & 5  San Marco or similar, Mykonos, Greece
Days 6 & 7  El Greco Resort and Spa or similar, Santorini, Greece
Days 8  Titania Hotel or similar, Athens, Greece
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room Availability
April 18, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
April 22, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
April 26, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
April 30, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
May 2, 2023 Request a Quote $2,699 + $1,099 Available
May 8, 2023 Request a Quote $2,699 + $1,099 Available
October 7, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
October 9, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
October 11, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
October 15, 2023 Request a Quote $2,499 + $799 Available
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*Upgrades must be purchased at least 120 days prior to departure and are subject to availability. Some domestic flights within the United States and Europe may require travel in Economy class. If our contracted levels of business class are sold out, we will advise of the price of published fares, if available, at time of confirmation and before purchase. Business Class must be ticketed immediately and is non-refundable.

Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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