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Tour Description

Clear waters and sandy beaches await you on the islands of the Aegean Sea. Begin your trip with a one night stay in ancient Athens, where archaeological sites and historical museums abound. Here antiquity meets the future, and ancient monuments form a classical backdrop to a new and trendier Athens. Then walk the harbor of Mykonos, lined with outstanding shops, bars, and restaurants. Locals will welcome you into their social circle and you’ll understand why this is such a popular destination. After a three-night stay in Mykonos, transfer by ferry to Santorini, a picturesque island graced with multi-colored sand. This perfect island adventure will undoubtedly prove why Greece is one of those places that you just have to see for yourself.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Non Stop Flight from Newark to Athens
  • Accommodations:  Athens 1 night, Mykonos 3 nights, Santorini 2 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private Arrival Transfers
  • Flight from Athens to Mykonos, High Speed Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini and Flight from Santorini to Athens

Deposit and Registration

  • Trip Registration will open August 15, 2017
  • $250 Deposit Due at time of registration
  • Deposit due by September 9th 2017
  • Deposit Period ends once all 40 rooms are booked
  • 50% of Balance due January 15th 2018
  • Final Payment Due March 15 2018
  • Single Supplement Additional $625 per person

Hotel Package

Low Deposit Package (Includes nonstop airfare from Newark to Athens) – $2385 ($250 Deposit)

  • Hotel Only Low Deposit Package (Does not include airfare from Newark to Athens) – $1775 ($200 Deposit)

25 Rooms available in this 4 Star package

Athenian – Callirhoe Hotel

Mykonos – San Marco Hotel

Santorini – El Greco Hotel


Excursions (optional additional cost)

 Athens City tour with Acropolis & its Museum – $65
Delos excursion in Mykonos – $110

Private City walk and Island Tour in Mykonos – $70
Akrotiri excavations + winery tour with lunch in Santorini – $85

Day 1: Depart US for Athens

Day 2: Arrive Athens

Arrive in Athens and collect your bags. As you exit customs you will be met by a representative that will help you with your luggage and escort you to your hotel, where you will stay for one night. Take the afternoon to become accustomed with the city. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. If you would like to take the Athens by night tour Just be sure to be back to the hotel lobby in time for your evening sightseeing tour.

Optional Tour (not included)

Athens by Night – Your evening will start with a ride to the port of Piraeus with a short stop at the famous Mikrolimano. Here you will enjoy Greek appetizers and a drink of the anise-flavored aperitif, ouzo. You will then be driven back to Athens to tour its famous historic neighborhood, Plaka, where you will dine in a traditional Greek tavern. Here you will be charmed by bouzouki music and Greek folkloric dances.

Day 3:

Make sure to eat breakfast before meeting your transfer representative in the lobby. They will take you to the Airport for your Flight to Mykonos.  Once you arrive you will meet your transfer representative in Mykonos, who will escort you to your hotel.

Day 3: Arrive Mykonos

Upon your arrival you will be met by your private transfer representative who will escort you to your hotel. Mykonos is well known for its nightlife so be sure to save your energy for a late dinner this evening.

Day 4:

Visitors come to the Greek Isles to experience the gorgeous natural beauty and the fascinating history. After breakfast you can have the rest of the day at your leisure.
If you have registered for the Private Citywalk tour please meet your private guide in the lobby for a half-day city tour of the island. You then have the afternoon and evening to yourself to continue sightseeing, to work on your tan, or to just relax and enjoy the ambiance. Tonight choose if you would like to dine at the hotel or in town at one of the many restaurant choices. If you desire you can even stay for a drink at many of the restaurants, which later turn into lounges and bars.

All White Travel Buddies Meet and Greet at Jackie O’s Beach Club – 8pm

Optional Tours (not included)

PRIVATE CITY WALK AND ISLAND TOUR – You will start this tour by walking the quaint streets of Mykonos Town. Here you will have many opportunities to photograph whitewashed buildings, local windmills, and Petros the Pelican- the island’s mascot. Afterwards tour the island by private car. While exploring the inner island and the famous beaches, you will see fishermen, intimate private chapels and charming houses built in the traditional Cycladic style. Lastly you will stop in the idyllic town of Ano Mera and enjoy some of the signature Greek drink, ouzo.

Day 5:

After breakfast you can have the rest of the day at your leisure. If you have registered for Delos excursion you will meet your tour guide in the lobby for a half-day sightseeing tour to the sacred island of Delos. This island is the largest open-air museum in the world and is currently only inhabited by archeologists. After the tour you are free to relax on your own for the rest of the day.

Optional Tours (not included)

Delos excursion in Mykonos – It is strongly believed by many that the island of Delos releases a heightened sense of light and energy, which is one of the reasons ancient Greeks believed that Apollo was born here. You will witness how the ancient civilians lived their everyday lives as you wander through their living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. You will get to see Europe’s first synagogue, the temple of Egyptian gods, the lion terrace, Cleopatra’s house and the Temples of Apollo. Your expert guide will explain the spiritual, historical and cultural importance of Delos. Leave your watch at home because on this adventure you will truly travel back in time.

Day 6: Arrive Santorini

Make sure to eat breakfast before meeting your transfer representative in the lobby. They will take you to the ferry for your trip to Santorini. The high-speed ferry takes approximately three hours but can be a little longer depending on weather. Once you arrive you will meet your transfer representative on the pier, who will escort you to your hotel. Take the evening to settle in and relax. Tonight would be a wonderful night to dine at one of Fira’s restaurants; you may have to pay a little extra if it has a view of the island’s famous caldera, but it’s worth it for this once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.

Day 7:

After breakfast you can have the rest of the day at your leisure.  If you have registered for the wine tour you will meet your private guide in the lobby for your full-day tour of the island. This exclusive tour will feature museums, sandy beaches and a winery visit. After the tour you will have the evening to appreciate the spectacular views from your hotel. Those seeking an adventure can head to town for a good, old-fashioned ride on one of the local donkeys.

Akrotiri excavations + winery tour with lunch in Santorini
We will start our excursion by driving through the traditional village of Pyrgos, the most preserved medieval village of the island at the foot of Mt Profitis Ilias, where you will be able to admire its blue domed churches. We will head towards Mt Profitis Ilias, Santorini ́s highest pick (565m), named after the Monastery with the same name which is at its top. From this vantage point you will have an amazing panoramic view of the entire island, shaped like a half moon, with its black sandy beaches, its vineyards, the neighbor island of Thirassia and the volcano! Make sure you have your camera at hand to capture amazing panoramic pictures. Afterwards, we will head south and drive through Megalohori, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and vineyards, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces. The village of Akrotiri and its prehistoric site will be waiting for you for your great delight. There you will be able to see and visit the excavations of the best preserved of all the prehistoric settlements discovered in the Aegean, famous for the abundance of finds brought to light from the ruins of the Late Minoan town which was buried under thick deposits of volcanic material produced by a massive eruption in the 17th or 16th century BC. This was one of the most violent eruptions known in History! Enjoy walking through the street of this “prehistoric GREEK Pompeii”, and discover the great remains of an advanced and wealthy civilization. You will be amazed by the quality of the town ́s planning, architecture and painting as they show that the Santorinians of that period were superb builders, engineers, masons and artists! Your visit at Akrotiri Archaeological Site, will be
indeed, an unforgettable and one of a kind experience! Our last stop will be a winery at the heart of the island. Santorini is one of the oldest and more famous living vineyards in the world! There you will have the opportunity to taste different types of Santorini’s wines such as “Assyrtico” as well as the famous naturally sweet “Vinsanto”, along with other unique wines, all accompanied with assortment plate of traditional Greek snacks. After this enjoyable and fulfilling experience we
return to your hotel for dinner and overnight accommodations.

 

Day 8: Arrive Athens

Eat a good breakfast and meet your transfer representative in the lobby. You will then fly back to Athens where you will again meet your transfer representative and proceed to The Airport for your return flight. Wave goodbye to the spectacular Grecian landscape as you take off from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.

 Payment Information
Trip Registration will open August 15, 2017
$250 Deposit Due at time of registration
Deposit Period ends once all 40 rooms are booked
50% of balance due by January 15, 2018
100% of balance due by March 15, 2018

Deposit Option
$250 deposit for Airfare, Hotel and Transfer Package
Payment in Full for Hotel and Transfer Package
Deposit is not refundable

Additional Payments 
After deposit is processed please use link below to make installment payments toward trip package
Balance/Final payment is due April 15, 2018

Non Stop Flight Information 
Departing Flight (9 Hours)
Departs Newark at 11:55 pm on June 2nd
Arrives in Athens at 4:05 pm on June 3rd
Return Flight (11 Hours)
Departs Athens at 5:30 pm on june 9th
Arrives in Newark at 9:30 pm June 9th

Package Information
1 night in Athens, 3 nights in Mykonos, 2 nights in Santorini
Round Trip Transfers, High Speed Ferry, internal airfare from Santorini to Athens
Max 2 people per room
 All Travel Buddies rooms will be booked in the same wing of the resort
Travel Buddies Meet n Greet  (Day 2 in Mykonos)

Airport Transfer
Once you arrive in Athens you will be met by a transfer company representative
outside of the baggage claim with a Travel Buddies Sign for transport to the Hotel in Athens.

Accommodations Info
If you require a room for more than 2 people please contact
ddunkers@freedomtravelplanners.com

 Travel insurance (optional additional cost)

Gold Travel Protection -$175

Silver Travel protection – $96


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation request must be received via email by November 1st 2017 and all funds except deposit will be returned

Cancellation After November 1st thru March 1st , 50% of total cost is non-refundable.

Cancellation After March 1st, 100% of total cost is non-refundable.


Excursions (optional additional cost)

Excursions can be added to the package up to 30 days before departure

Athens City tour with Acropolis & its Museum – $65
Delos excursion in Mykonos – $110

Private City walk and Island Tour in Mykonos – $70
Akrotiri excavations + winery tour with lunch in Santorini – $85


Do I need a Passport
Yes, You will need a current passport that is not due to expire within 6 months of departure.

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