History and culture - A tour of Greece (12d)

Greece, history and culture Explore the history of Greece, immerse in the local culture An itinerary including the best of Ancient Greece plus lesser-known sites and amazing local experiences (including hiking, pottery and culinary). Twelve days combining mainland Greece and the beautiful islands of Santorini and Crete

Greece, history and culture
Explore the history of Greece, immerse in the local culture
An itinerary including the best of Ancient Greece plus lesser-known sites
and amazing local experiences (including hiking, pottery and culinary).
Twelve days combining mainland Greece and the beautiful islands of
Santorini and Crete


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<strong>Greece</strong>, history <strong>and</strong> <strong>culture</strong><br />

Explore the history <strong>of</strong> <strong>Greece</strong>, immerse in the local <strong>culture</strong><br />

An itinerary including the best <strong>of</strong> Ancient <strong>Greece</strong> plus lesser-known sites<br />

<strong>and</strong> amazing local experiences (including hiking, pottery <strong>and</strong> culinary).<br />

Twelve days combining mainl<strong>and</strong> <strong>Greece</strong> <strong>and</strong> the beautiful isl<strong>and</strong>s <strong>of</strong><br />

Santorini <strong>and</strong> Crete.

Itinerary in detail<br />

Day 1<br />

Day 2<br />

Day 3<br />

Day 4<br />

Day 5<br />

Day 6<br />

Day 7<br />

Day 8<br />

Day 9<br />

Daily Itinerary<br />

Athens<br />

Overnight Athens<br />

Athens<br />

Overnight Kalambaka<br />

Kalambaka area(Meteora)<br />

Overnight Delphi<br />

Delphi<br />

Overnight Nafplion<br />

Nafplion<br />

Overnight Nafplion<br />

Nafplion<br />

Overnight Santorini<br />

Santorini<br />

Overnight Santorini<br />

Santorini<br />

Overnight Santorini<br />

Crete<br />

Overnight Crete<br />

Included in the <strong>tour</strong><br />

• 1 overnights in Athens<br />

• 1 overnights in Kalambaka area<br />

• 1 overnights in Delphi<br />

• 2 overnight in Nafplion<br />

• 3 overnights in Santorini<br />

• 3 overnights in Crete<br />

• Private Guided Sightseeing<br />

• Athens, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum<br />

• Epidaurus<br />

• Mycenae<br />

• Meteora<br />

• Delphi <strong>and</strong> the Museum<br />

• Santorini Akrotiri<br />

• Crete Knossos palace <strong>and</strong> Archeological<br />

museum<br />

• Crete Ancient Eleftherna <strong>and</strong> the<br />

museum<br />

• Santorini winery visit <strong>and</strong> wine tasting<br />

experience<br />

• Walking <strong>and</strong> tastes <strong>tour</strong> in Athens<br />

• Walking <strong>and</strong> tastes <strong>tour</strong> in Nafplion<br />

• Arrival & Departure transfer service Athens<br />

• Daily breakfast<br />

• Welcome dinner in Athens<br />

• Farewell dinner in Crete<br />

• Pr<strong>of</strong>essional <strong>tour</strong> escort throughout the <strong>tour</strong><br />

• All entrance fees as per itinerary<br />

Day 10<br />

Day 11<br />

Day 12<br />

Crete<br />

Overnight Crete<br />

Crete<br />

Overnight Crete<br />

Depart<br />

Driving times<br />

• Athens to Kalambaka 4 hours<br />

• Kalambaka to Galaxidi 3 ½ hours<br />

• Galaxidi to Nafplion 3 ½ hours<br />

• Nafplion to Athens 2 ½ hours<br />

(approximate timing without stops)<br />

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Day 1<br />

Welcome to Athens<br />

Your transfer from the Athens airport is the start this<br />

amazing trip. It is approximately a 45 minute drive to<br />

your hotel in Athens. Check in to your hotel <strong>and</strong><br />

the rest <strong>of</strong> the day is free until your first dinner in<br />

Athens.<br />

Welcome Dinner<br />

Tonight the trip first culinary experiences! Enjoy your<br />

welcome dinner at a local restaurant. A wonderful<br />

opportunity to meet your fellow travelers while also<br />

getting a first taste <strong>of</strong> Greek cuisine.<br />

Overnight in Athens.<br />

Welcome Dinner in Athens<br />

Tour sightseeing Highlights<br />

Sightseeing (included)<br />

✓ Athens Acropolis*<br />

✓ Acropolis Museum<br />

✓ Meteora monasteries *<br />

✓ Site <strong>of</strong> Epidaurus*<br />

✓ Site <strong>of</strong> Mycenae<br />

✓ Delphi ancient site<br />

✓ Museum <strong>of</strong> Delphi<br />

✓ Akrotiri in Santorini<br />

✓ Knossos palace <strong>and</strong> the<br />

archeological museum <strong>of</strong> Crete<br />

✓ Ancient Eleftherna <strong>and</strong> the<br />

museum<br />

*A UNESCO World Heritage site<br />

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Day 2<br />

Athens Sightseeing <strong>and</strong> “food walking <strong>tour</strong>”<br />

Acropolis<br />

Today enjoy sightseeing in Athens. Your expert guide will give you the<br />

opportunity to fully underst<strong>and</strong> the role <strong>of</strong> Athens in antiquity <strong>and</strong><br />

through the ages. Your guide will reveal to you the secrets <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Temple <strong>of</strong> Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch <strong>and</strong> the<br />

Kallimarmaro Stadium, built <strong>of</strong> marble for the first modern Olympic<br />

Games in 1896. Experience the ancient wonders <strong>and</strong> relive the<br />

birthplace <strong>of</strong> democracy, twist <strong>and</strong> turn through the Plaka’s narrow<br />

streets <strong>and</strong> find ancient sites, cafes <strong>and</strong> shops full <strong>of</strong> history <strong>and</strong><br />

character.<br />

Acropolis Museum<br />

After the visit to the Acropolis continue to the Acropolis Museum. A<br />

beautiful new museum (opened in 2009) with exceptional finds from the<br />

Acropolis, including 36 panels <strong>of</strong> the Parthenon’s storied frieze.<br />

Food walking <strong>tour</strong><br />

Afterwards delve into modern Athens <strong>and</strong> enjoy discovering the narrow<br />

streets <strong>of</strong> the city, stopping <strong>of</strong>f at an old bakery, traditional café <strong>and</strong><br />

souvlaki stall on the way to sample local delicacies <strong>and</strong> aperitifs.<br />

In the afternoon set <strong>of</strong>f from Athens, North to the town <strong>of</strong><br />

Kalambaka for your overnight stay.<br />

Overnight in Kalambaka area<br />

Light lunch on “tastes <strong>tour</strong>”

Day 3<br />

Visit the Meteora monasteries<br />

When you awaken to see the awe-inspiring rock formations<br />

unfold before your eyes, you will easily underst<strong>and</strong> why it is<br />

named the Meteora, which means “suspended in the<br />

heavens above.” Today set <strong>of</strong>f from your hotel to above the<br />

charming mountain villages <strong>of</strong> Kastraki <strong>and</strong> Kalambaka <strong>and</strong><br />

visit two <strong>of</strong> the six surviving monasteries <strong>of</strong> the Meteora. A<br />

UNESCO world heritage site <strong>and</strong> one <strong>of</strong> the most important<br />

complexes <strong>of</strong> Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the world<br />

,the Meteora have for centuries captivated visitors with<br />

their awe-inspiring beauty.<br />

You will be able to see how the monks live today <strong>and</strong> enter<br />

the most captivating Byzantine basilicas in <strong>Greece</strong>.<br />

Free time for lunch.<br />

In the afternoon set <strong>of</strong>f to the town Delphi for your<br />

overnight stay.<br />

Overnight in Delphi<br />

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Day 4<br />

Sightseeing Delphi<br />

Today, in the morning enjoy the sightseeing <strong>of</strong> Ancient Delphi, ancient<br />

worlds most famous oracle <strong>and</strong> a spectacular site.<br />

The site is at the foot <strong>of</strong> the mountain. Passing by the Castalia Spring<br />

you will visit the archaeological site <strong>and</strong> view the monument <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Argive Kings, the treasury <strong>of</strong> the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the<br />

Polygonal Wall, the monument <strong>of</strong> Platea <strong>and</strong> the Temple <strong>of</strong> Apollo. The<br />

site is very large <strong>and</strong> there is a lot to see including the famous oracle<br />

where in ancient times people believed they would learn what their<br />

future held.<br />

Enjoy the views from the site, they are incredible – the setting is so<br />

impressive that in ancient times it was considered the navel <strong>of</strong> the<br />

world. After visiting the site next stop is the museum. The Delphi<br />

museum has spectacular exhibits including the frieze <strong>of</strong> the Treasury <strong>of</strong><br />

the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue <strong>of</strong> Antinoos the metopes <strong>of</strong><br />

the Athenian treasury <strong>and</strong> the famous bronze Charioteer. It is well<br />

worth visiting the museum as the exhibits complement what we saw at<br />

the site <strong>and</strong> allow us to get a better underst<strong>and</strong>ing <strong>of</strong> the role Delphi<br />

played in antiquity.<br />

Set <strong>of</strong>f from Delphi to the town <strong>of</strong> Nafplion. Nafplion, one <strong>of</strong> the most<br />

historic <strong>of</strong> Greek cities, has a gorgeous waterfront <strong>and</strong> beautiful<br />

neoclassical buildings which manage to maintain the gr<strong>and</strong> feel <strong>of</strong> this<br />

city.<br />

Overnight Nafplion<br />

Lunch at Delphi (amazing view <strong>and</strong> local dishes)<br />

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Day 5<br />

Sightseeing Epidaurus <strong>and</strong> Mycenae <strong>and</strong> afternoon<br />

walk-tastes <strong>of</strong> Nafplion town<br />

After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing two <strong>of</strong> the most important Greek<br />

ancient sites.<br />

Sightseeing Mycenae <strong>and</strong> Epidaurus<br />

Walk under the famous Lion gate up to the Mycenaean acropolis <strong>and</strong><br />

the Palace. Mycenae is very impressive as it is possible to feel the city<br />

as you retrace the steps <strong>of</strong> the ancients. See the tomb <strong>of</strong> Agamemnon<br />

<strong>and</strong> the ruins <strong>of</strong> the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city.<br />

The site <strong>of</strong> Epidaurus, which is listed as a world heritage site by<br />

Unesco, is vast. With ruins <strong>of</strong> temples <strong>and</strong> hospital buildings devoted<br />

to the healing gods; considered to be the birthplace <strong>of</strong> Asklepios. The<br />

site monuments, particularly the temple <strong>of</strong> Asklepios, the Tholos <strong>and</strong><br />

the Theatre are some <strong>of</strong> the purest masterpieces <strong>of</strong> Greek architecture<br />

dating from the 4th century BC. For most visitors Epidaurus is known<br />

for the magnificent theater which still st<strong>and</strong>s there – <strong>and</strong> is still used<br />

for plays <strong>and</strong> other performances. Take the time to walk the grounds<br />

leading up to the theater <strong>and</strong> there check the famous acoustics. The<br />

theater is considered a marvel <strong>of</strong> engineering <strong>and</strong> the acoustics are<br />

unrivalled even by today’s st<strong>and</strong>ards.<br />

(lunch at leisure)<br />

In the afternoon enjoy a leisurely walking <strong>tour</strong> <strong>of</strong> the city including<br />

tastes <strong>of</strong> the area. On this walking <strong>tour</strong> you will learn about the history<br />

<strong>of</strong> Nafplio <strong>and</strong> you will be stopping along the way for tastings <strong>and</strong><br />

various local treats. Depending on the season you will stop at different<br />

shops <strong>and</strong> cafes to allow you to better underst<strong>and</strong> the local <strong>culture</strong>.<br />

Overnight Nafplion

Day 6<br />

Santorini<br />

Depart Nafplion for Athens Airport to board your<br />

flight to Santorini. Arrive in Santorini <strong>and</strong> transfer to<br />

our hotel. Rest <strong>of</strong> the day at leisure. Take the time to<br />

explore the isl<strong>and</strong>, considered one <strong>of</strong> the top<br />

destinations worldwide. Amazing views, unique<br />

l<strong>and</strong>scapes!<br />

Overnight Santorini<br />

Operational note: This day has a lot <strong>of</strong> travelling , the<br />

afternoon is purposely left to be “quiet” for guests to rest<br />

<strong>and</strong> enjoy time at leisure<br />

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Day 7<br />

Visit Akrotiri excavations <strong>and</strong> wine tasting<br />

experience.<br />

Akrotiri visit<br />

Visit the the pre-historic settlement <strong>of</strong> Akrotiri, one <strong>of</strong> the most<br />

important <strong>and</strong> well-preserved civilizations in the<br />

Mediterranean, which was covered by the ashes <strong>of</strong> the great<br />

volcanic eruption <strong>of</strong> 1600 B.C – <strong>of</strong>ten referred to as the Pompei<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Greece</strong>. The town's life came to an abrupt end in the last<br />

quarter <strong>of</strong> the 17th century B.C. when the inhabitants were<br />

obliged to ab<strong>and</strong>on it as a result <strong>of</strong> severe earthquakes. The<br />

eruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire<br />

isl<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> the town itself. These materials, however, have<br />

protected up to date the buildings <strong>and</strong> their contents, just like<br />

in Pompei.<br />

Wine Tasting<br />

After the visit to Akrotiri, enjoy a unique wine tasting at one <strong>of</strong><br />

the finest wineries <strong>of</strong> the isl<strong>and</strong>, <strong>and</strong> the spectacular experience<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Santorini caldera views<br />

Wines <strong>of</strong> Santorini<br />

The history <strong>of</strong> vine cultivation goes<br />

back to pre-historic times in<br />

Santorini, as revealed by the<br />

excavations in Akrotiri. It is an isl<strong>and</strong><br />

with a long wine-making tradition<br />

<strong>and</strong> <strong>of</strong> particular interest to wine<br />

lovers due to its unique microclimate<br />

<strong>and</strong> volcanic ground.<br />

“Not content with merely surviving in<br />

this apparently hostile natural<br />

environment, this variety manages to<br />

produce a singular, bone-dry white <strong>of</strong><br />

inimitable character”<br />

Apart from the varieties <strong>of</strong> red <strong>and</strong><br />

white wines there is also the Visanto:<br />

a unique sweet wine <strong>of</strong> Santorini<br />

<strong>of</strong>fered after a meal.<br />

Overnight Santorini<br />

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Day 8<br />

Santorini<br />

Hike to Ancient Thira <strong>and</strong> visit site<br />

Set <strong>of</strong>f on amazing hike <strong>and</strong> sightseeing today. From<br />

the bottom <strong>of</strong> the trail up to the site <strong>of</strong> Ancient<br />

Thira it is approximately a hike <strong>of</strong> 1 ½ hours. One <strong>of</strong><br />

the most interesting hikes that Santorini <strong>of</strong>fers with<br />

majestic views.<br />

Often overlooked, Ancient Thera, is the classical city<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Santorini located on the mountain Mesa<br />

Vouno, 396 m. above sea level. It was founded in<br />

the 9th century B.C. by Dorian colonists whose<br />

leader was Theras, <strong>and</strong> continuously inhabited until<br />

the early Byzantine period. The site is quite modest<br />

but with a very rich history. From the site take in the<br />

incredible view overlooking the isl<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> on to the<br />

Aegean sea.<br />

Hiking to ancient Thera<br />

The hike is uphill on uneven ground. All<br />

participants should wear non slip closed<br />

walking shoes <strong>and</strong> have hats <strong>and</strong> water bottles<br />

with them.<br />

• Length from Kamari to the entrance <strong>of</strong><br />

Ancient Thira : 1,7km<br />

• Estimated time 1 ½ hour<br />

• (path 90%, asphalt road 10%)<br />

• Min Altitude: 32m Max altitude: 280m<br />

• Activity level: 2/5 Easy / Moderate<br />

• No experience is necessary, but participants<br />

should be in good health <strong>and</strong> comfortable<br />

walking or st<strong>and</strong>ing for extended periods <strong>of</strong><br />

time<br />

Overnight in Santorini<br />

Operational note: Possibly reverse the hike to downhill<br />

(start with site <strong>and</strong> then hike down).<br />

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Day 9<br />

Santorini to Crete<br />

Today enjoy your day at leisure up to the time you will embark<br />

the fast ferry to Crete. Take the opportunity to explore more<br />

<strong>of</strong> the isl<strong>and</strong> , or maybe relax at your hotel until the late<br />

afternoon when your transfer to the port <strong>of</strong> Santorini is set.<br />

Embark <strong>and</strong> set sail for the beautiful isl<strong>and</strong> <strong>of</strong> Crete.<br />

The trip from Santorini to Crete is approximately 2+ hours by<br />

fast ferry. In Crete the arrival port is at the capital <strong>of</strong> the isl<strong>and</strong>,<br />

Heraklion; the fifth largest city in <strong>Greece</strong> <strong>and</strong> home the most<br />

important sights <strong>of</strong> Crete: Knossos <strong>and</strong> the Archaeological<br />

museum. Take the time to walk the backstreets <strong>of</strong> Heraklion<br />

<strong>and</strong> delve into the local cuisine.<br />

From the port <strong>of</strong> Heraklion you will be transferred to your<br />

hotel for your first overnight in Crete.<br />

Overnight Crete<br />

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Day 10<br />

Visit Knossos <strong>and</strong> the Archeological museum<br />

Today enjoy sightseeing the site <strong>of</strong> Knossos <strong>and</strong> the archeological<br />

museum <strong>of</strong> Heraklion. Two <strong>of</strong> the highlights <strong>of</strong> Crete.<br />

Knossos sightseeing<br />

Crete’s most famous historical attraction is the Palace <strong>of</strong> Knossos,<br />

the gr<strong>and</strong> capital <strong>of</strong> Minoan Crete, located 5km south <strong>of</strong> the city<br />

<strong>of</strong> Iraklio. The setting is evocative <strong>and</strong> the ruins <strong>and</strong> recreations<br />

impressive, incorporating an immense palace, courtyards, private<br />

apartments, baths, lively frescoes <strong>and</strong> more. The Minoans’ highly<br />

sophisticated society is further revealed by details like the<br />

advanced drainage system <strong>and</strong> the clever placement <strong>of</strong> rooms in<br />

relation to passages, light wells, porches <strong>and</strong> ver<strong>and</strong>as that kept<br />

rooms cool in summer <strong>and</strong> warm in winter.<br />

Archeological museum<br />

This state-<strong>of</strong>-the-art museum is one <strong>of</strong> the largest <strong>and</strong> most<br />

important in <strong>Greece</strong>. The two-storey revamped 1930s Bauhaus<br />

building makes a gleaming showcase for artefacts spanning 5500<br />

years from Neolithic to Roman times, including a Minoan<br />

collection <strong>of</strong> unparalleled richness. The displays are arranged both<br />

chronologically <strong>and</strong> thematically. Your visit will greatly enhance<br />

your underst<strong>and</strong>ing <strong>of</strong> Crete’s rich history.<br />

Overnight Crete<br />

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Day 11<br />

✓ Visit Ancient Elefthenra site <strong>and</strong> museum<br />

✓ Pottery workshop<br />

✓ Arkadi monastery<br />

Today a full day <strong>of</strong> very interesting activities, both cultural <strong>and</strong><br />

historically important. Set <strong>of</strong>f early today westwards to the first visit<br />

<strong>of</strong> the day, the Arkadi monastery<br />

Arkadi Monastery<br />

The 16th-century Monastery, has deep significance for Cretans. A<br />

stark <strong>and</strong> potent symbol <strong>of</strong> resistance <strong>and</strong> considered a catalyst in<br />

the isl<strong>and</strong>'s struggle towards freedom from Turkish occupation. The<br />

impressive Venetian church (1587) has a striking Renaissance facade<br />

topped by an ornate triple-belled tower.<br />

Eleftherna site <strong>and</strong> museum<br />

One <strong>of</strong> the most interesting sites <strong>of</strong> Crete, <strong>of</strong>ten overlooked,<br />

Eleftherna is a Dorian-built settlement that was among the most<br />

important in the 8th <strong>and</strong> 7th centuries BC, <strong>and</strong> also experienced<br />

heydays in Hellenistic <strong>and</strong> Roman times. Excavations have been<br />

ongoing since 1985 <strong>and</strong> archaeologists continue to make new finds<br />

all the time; many are showcased at the impressive museum nearby<br />

In 2010 Eleftherna was placed<br />

among the TOP 10 discoveries<br />

<strong>of</strong> the World by the<br />

Archaeology Magazine.<br />

Visit the museum which is a must-see for anyone visiting the ruins <strong>of</strong><br />

Eleutherna the modern museum that contextualises the ancient city<br />

through the exhibition <strong>of</strong> treasures unearthed at the site over the<br />

past 30 years<br />

After the visit to the museum set <strong>of</strong>f to a close by village for lunch<br />

<strong>and</strong> the pottery workshop.<br />

Pottery workshop<br />

Meet the local expert in Cretan pottery <strong>and</strong> see the centuries old<br />

traditions <strong>and</strong> way <strong>of</strong> working the clay.<br />

Operational Notes: If number <strong>of</strong> participants is larger than 18, two vehicles will<br />

need to be utilized in order to reach the site; <strong>and</strong> the workshop may be split into<br />

two groups.

Day 12<br />

Departure<br />

Last day <strong>of</strong> the trip today. According to your flight schedule,<br />

take the opportunity for a walk through Heraklion or even<br />

some last-minute shopping.<br />

Transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.<br />

Thank you !<br />

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Map <strong>of</strong> the trip<br />

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Historical <strong>Greece</strong><br />

Useful Information<br />

Walking<br />

This <strong>tour</strong> includes walking on uneven ground. The sights visited at parts<br />

include uphill walking on unpaved ground. Keep in mind that all ancient<br />

sites have unpaved paths.<br />

What to definitely pack<br />

• Comfortable walking shoes – non slip.<br />

• Casual clothing<br />

• A warm jacket<br />

• Hat <strong>and</strong> sunscreen<br />

Wi-Fi<br />

Most hotels, restaurants <strong>and</strong> cafes <strong>of</strong>fer free Wi-Fi.<br />

Cell Phone coverage<br />

All <strong>of</strong> <strong>Greece</strong> has good cell phone reception.<br />

Languages<br />

Most <strong>of</strong> the Greeks speak English also (<strong>and</strong> those who do not will definitely<br />

make an effort to underst<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> help out)<br />

Currency<br />

The currency in <strong>Greece</strong> is the EURO<br />

Credit Cards<br />

Visa, Diners Club, American Express, Master Card are accepted at most<br />

shops <strong>and</strong> restaurants. Visa is probably the most widespread <strong>of</strong> all.<br />

Banks<br />

Major towns have banks, smaller towns have ATM.<br />

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<strong>Greece</strong><br />

Weather pattern for Athens<br />

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Indicative Hotels<br />

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Athens Hotels<br />

Herodion<br />

https://www.herodion.gr/en<br />

Situated at the foot <strong>of</strong> the Acropolis, Herodion Hotel<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers elegantly decorated air-conditioned rooms. It<br />

has a beautiful ro<strong>of</strong> garden with sun loungers <strong>and</strong> 2<br />

hot tubs boasting spectacular views over Athens.<br />

The modern rooms feature light wood furnishings <strong>and</strong><br />

parquet floors. They are fitted with a satellite TV,<br />

safety box <strong>and</strong> soundpro<strong>of</strong>ed windows. Most <strong>of</strong> the<br />

rooms have private balconies <strong>and</strong> some have a view <strong>of</strong><br />

the Acropolis.<br />

Offering direct views <strong>of</strong> the Acropolis, the ro<strong>of</strong>top<br />

PointA restaurant is fitted with a decked terrace,<br />

serving Mediterranean cuisine with Greek influences,<br />

<strong>and</strong> a variety <strong>of</strong> cocktails. In between, guests can enjoy<br />

snacks <strong>and</strong> homemade desserts in the semi-outdoor<br />

area in the hotel's back garden. An indoor restaurant is<br />

also included <strong>and</strong> American breakfast is served.<br />

Hotel Herodion is just a few steps from the new<br />

Acropolis Museum <strong>and</strong> a 15-minute walk from the<br />

central Syntagma Square. The Acropolis Metro Station<br />

is within 200 m from the hotel

Hotel in Kalambaka<br />

Hotel Doupiani House<br />

Along with amazing views <strong>of</strong> the Meteora,<br />

Hotel Doupiani House features cozy <strong>and</strong><br />

well-furnished rooms .<br />

The Monastery <strong>of</strong> Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas<br />

is just steps away.<br />

Each air-conditioned room at Hotel Doupiani<br />

includes a flat-screen TV with satellite<br />

channels <strong>and</strong> a fridge. The private bathroom<br />

provides free toiletries <strong>and</strong> a hairdryer.<br />

The centre <strong>of</strong> Kalabaka Town is 2 km away.<br />

Kastraki Village lies within 500 m <strong>and</strong> Trikala<br />

Town can be reached in 22 km. Free private<br />

parking is available in the premises.<br />

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Nafplio<br />

3 Sixty Hotel 4*<br />

The neoclassical 3 Sixty Hotel & Suites is located in the<br />

center <strong>of</strong> Nafplio, just 100 m from the port. This 4-star<br />

property <strong>of</strong>fers free WiFi throughout <strong>and</strong> elegant<br />

accommodations with a spa bath.<br />

All air conditioned, suites include a seating area, a<br />

mini-bar, <strong>and</strong> a flat-screen TV with satellite <strong>and</strong> cable<br />

channels. Each has a private bathroom complete with<br />

a hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers <strong>and</strong> toiletries.<br />

At 3 Sixty Hotel & Suites you will also find a bar.<br />

The hotel is 400 m from Akronafplia Castle <strong>and</strong> a 15-<br />

minute walk from Pirgos Palamidi.<br />

A boutique hotel with few rooms, very hospitable <strong>and</strong><br />

good service.<br />

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El Greco Santorini<br />

Close to Thira, the hotel <strong>of</strong>fers traditional local<br />

architecture, comfortable well decorated<br />

rooms, a spa, swimming pools <strong>and</strong> well<br />

equipped gym.<br />

The “El Greco Hotel ” is a 4 star property just 500<br />

meters to Fira town close enough to venture into<br />

town every night <strong>and</strong> enjoy the vibrant night life,<br />

but also secluded enough to enjoy the daily<br />

relaxation that only Santorini can <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

It is an intimate hotel, making for a lovely<br />

atmosphere. The staff <strong>of</strong> the hotel are very<br />

welcoming <strong>and</strong> polite, always going out <strong>of</strong> their<br />

way to help. The pleasant restaurant area is were<br />

you will enjoy your daily breakfast, or you can opt<br />

to use the room service <strong>and</strong> a lovely breakfast in<br />

bed.<br />

The hotel has all the amenities necessary for a<br />

relaxing stay, whether this is to exercise in the<br />

fitness center <strong>of</strong> just relax by the pool.<br />

Included<br />

• Wi-Fi<br />

• Flat Screen TV<br />

• Safety deposit box<br />

• Air-conditioned<br />

• Mini fridge<br />

Essentials<br />

• 4 star property<br />

• large outdoor pool<br />

• Room Service<br />

• Fitness center<br />

• Sauna<br />

Siva Travel Services / <strong>Greece</strong>

Siva Travel Services<br />


Siva Travel Services<br />

154a, Sevastoupoleos Str.<br />

11526 Athens <strong>Greece</strong><br />

Tel: +30 210 7291 066<br />

Fax: +30 210 7246 279<br />

Email: info@sivatravel.gr<br />

Web: www.siva.travel<br />

SIVA Travel is a member <strong>of</strong><br />

• European Tour Operator Association.<br />

• Hellenic Association <strong>of</strong> Travel & Tourist agencies.<br />

• Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau<br />

• Hellenic Association <strong>of</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Congress Organizers<br />

• Educational Travel Community Global Member<br />

• Fully licensed by the Greek National <strong>tour</strong>ism organization<br />

• ASTA , American Society <strong>of</strong> Travel Agents<br />

Siva Travel Services is a member <strong>of</strong> the Travel<br />

Corporation, a highly successful international<br />

travel group with 24 award-winning br<strong>and</strong>s

Notes on the presentation<br />

This presentation is indicative <strong>of</strong> the program on <strong>of</strong>fer.<br />

Actual Inclusions, hotels <strong>and</strong> room categories are as per the costing <strong>of</strong> the program.<br />

Accommodation is confirmed at the time <strong>of</strong> firm go ahead <strong>and</strong> according to deposit plan.<br />

Operational timetable / <strong>and</strong> rotation <strong>of</strong> <strong>tour</strong> may differ according to final programming if this is<br />

deemed necessary for the better operation <strong>of</strong> the <strong>tour</strong>.<br />

Payments, deposits <strong>and</strong> actual inclusions are as per the costing sheet <strong>and</strong> any subsequent<br />

revisions <strong>of</strong> such.<br />

White Label <strong>tour</strong>s<br />

All logos <strong>and</strong> company information will be according to the<br />

br<strong>and</strong>ing provided to SIVA by the operator.<br />

Tours with SIVA Travel.<br />

Your personal advisor will make sure all the details<br />

<strong>of</strong> your trip are set up perfectly for you.<br />

Detailed information <strong>and</strong> great suggestions <strong>of</strong> what to do, what<br />

you must see <strong>and</strong> where you should definitely dine will be<br />

given to you.<br />

Tailored to your personal style <strong>of</strong> holiday.<br />

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