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Island Explorer Sifnos and Milos

Journey Synopsis

Icon Holidays : Eastern Mediterranean : Greece : Island Explorer Sifnos and Milos
Days: 11 Days
Nights: 10 Nights
Validity: 2016 - 2017
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Executive: $4204.69
Classic: $4417.19
Premium: $5392.19
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Day 1: 

Athens

After you arrive in Athens, we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Athens

Day 2:  

Athens

Today we begin your tour of Athens, touching on the major landmarks commemorating both ancient and modern Athens.  Your tour today includes a visit to the Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the Presidential Palace guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and Constitution Square.

We will then visit the Acropolis and it’s architectural masterpieces from the Golden Age of Athens including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course, the magnificent Parthenon.

Then we continue to Lycabettus Hill, 277 metres above Athens via the cable car where we will have a good view over Athens sitting between the Attica Mountain Range and the Saronic Gulf.  Here we can see the small church of St George and the Lycabettus Theatre.

Overnight: Athens (B)

Day 3: 

Athens

The day begins with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum, and then you continue to the ancient Agora - the market place and centre of ancient Athens - to hear about the early history of Athens.  From here you wander through the busy streets of Monastiraki towards the historical centre of the Plaka and visit the 100 year old distillery “Brettos” to taste some Greek liqueurs.

An enjoyable lunch will be served at a traditional Greek tavern before you take a drive along the coastal road to Cape Sounion, passing the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza.  At Cape Sounion you will be able to explore the Temple of Poseidon and the rocky promontory where there are splendid views of the Saronic Gulf.

Overnight: Athens (B,L)

Day 4:

Athens - Sifnos

After breakfast, we begin with an early morning transfer to the port of Piraeus, to embark your fast ferry to Sifnos. Upon arrival on Sifnos, you’ll be met by our local representative and transferred by private car to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Sifnos (B)

Day 5: 

Sifnos

Today you will have a full day private island tour.  In the course of the tour, you will stop at several picturesque villages where you will have time to explore. You’ll visit potters’ workshops, and can try your hand at potting the famous ceramics of Sifnos. Then we’ll attend a private culinary display at \\\"Patouxia\\\" (traditional home kitchen). Here you’ll be introduced to the Cycladic cuisine, and next there will be exhibition and preparation of two different recipes.  You’ll be able to enjoy the meal you have just prepared on the spot, or maybe even take it with you.

After the end of a long day, we’ll return to your hotel.  

Overnight: Sifnos (B)

Day 6: 

Sifnos

Today you are free to relax at the beach or at your hotel, or walk around the town and enjoy the ambience and local culture, perhaps visit some tavernas, and indulge in some local shopping.

Overnight: Sifnos (B)

Day 7: 

Sifnos - Milos

After breakfast, private car transfer to the port, to embark on your fast ferry to Milos Island.  Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our local representative and transferred by private car to your hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Milos (B)

Day 8: 

Milos

After breakfast, you will be picked up for your private half-day tour of Milos Island.  You will step back in time by means of visiting several sights of major historical/archaeological significance.  Visit the Christian Catacombs before a stop at the place where the world famous \\\"Venus de Milo\\\" statue was discovered.  Then on to the Ancient Theatre of Milos & the Archaeological Museum. En route, we’ll cross landscapes of great natural beauty and geological interest.  We’ll stop at the traditional scenic village of Plaka for a coffee break.  The village is quite high above sea-level, and offers fabulous panoramic view of the entire island.  Return to the hotel after the end of the tour.  Your afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight: Milos (B)

Day 9: 

Milos – Kleftiko - Milos

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Milos port where we’ll embark on a catamaran boat for a sailing excursion.  We’ll sail along the amazing coastline of the island, with swimming stops at secluded beaches accessible only by boat. You’ll be able to explore the wonderful sea caves at \\\"Kleftiko\\\", diving and snorkeling in the deep blue sea. A pre-selected Mediterranean menu for lunch and drinks will be served on board.

After returning to Milos port, we’ll transfer you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Milos (B)

Day 10:

Milos - Athens

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your hotel for your private transfer to Milos port, to catch your fast ferry to Athens.  Our representative will meet you upon arrival, and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight: Athens (B)

Day 11:

Athens

After check-out we’ll transfer you to the Port or airport for your onward journey.

Important note:

Due to inadequate ferry connections, the above program is only available May to September

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Accommodation

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Athens      
The Grande Bretagne (Deluxe Classic Room) The King George Hotel (Classic Room) The Royal Olympic Hotel (Executive Room) The Magna Grecia Hotel (Acropolis View Room)
Sifnos      
Elies Resort (Standard Room) Selana Suites (Standard Room) Patali Village (Standard Room) Delfini (Standard Room)
Milos      
Melian Boutique (Superior Room) Kapelan Tassos (Suite) Golden Milos (Standard Sea View Room) Santa Maria (Standard Sea View Room)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Inclusions

  • All accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • All transfers by deluxe Cars on private basis with English speaking driver
  • All touring on a private basis as per the itinerary.
  • Cooking Lesson on Sifnos
  • Private cruise to Kleftiko
  • High-speed ferry tickets  (Athens/Sifnos - Sifnos/Milos - Milos/Athens)
  • All entrance fees and taxes

Exclusion

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Extras
  • Anything not mentioned above
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