Itinerary Ancient Athens

Discover the mythological rich history of Athens with its prominent archaeological wonders of ancient times set in the midst of modern surroundings. Savor great food, enjoy abundant shopping and experience the lively atmosphere of this vibrant city.

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Day 1

Welcome to Athens

After settling into your luxurious accommodations in Ahtens, your guide will introduce you to the heart of ancient Athens and the lively Plaka shopping area. Get acquainted with your fellow travelers during a welcome reception and dinner. D

Day 2

Set Sail for Mykonos

After breakfast, board your beautiful Greek oceanliner, your aquatic residence for the next two nights. Your first stop will take you to the colorful island of Mykonos where you will have plenty of time for sightseeing, shopping or soaking up rays on the beach. B, L, D

Day 3

Step Back In Time

In the morning, your guide will introduce you to ancient life (believed to date back 5000 years) as you visit the spell-binding archaeological site of Ephesus. You can also shop for Turkish treasures such as beautiful hand-made rugs by local villagers. Cruise onward to Patmos for a relaxing afternoon exploration of this picturesque island. B, L, D

Day 4

Welcome to Crete

Get a glimpse of the largest and southernmost Greek island of Crete. This visit is sure to entice you to return one day to see more of this beautiful and varied island! Your last stop on the Countess will take you to Santorini where you will have plenty of time to explore during your two-day sojourn at a luxurious hotel with breath-taking views of the sea below. B, L

Day 5

Sensational Santorini

Discover the secrets of this popular island in the morning with your guide. In the afternoon, enjoy a cooking class and regional cuisine for lunch, then tour a small winery tasting its local production. You will have ample time to enjoy the abundant shopping and beautiful beaches on this stunning island, thought to be by many the most beautiful in all of Greece. B, D

Day 6

Santorini Sun & Shopping/Athens

Take time to relax and spend this day as you wish to fully enjoy Santorini’s plentiful beaches, shops and sights. Fly back to Athens late in the afternoon, returning to your well-appointed hotel for the next two nights. B

Day 7

Athens – More Sights & Shopping! !

Re-join our knowledgeable guide in the morning to visit more of Athen’s fascinating venues. Your afternoon will be free to shop the popular Kolonaki area or perhaps visit the newly relocated Acropolis Museum. Wrap-up your Grecian adventure with lively music and a farewell dinner in the heart of Athens. B, D

Day 8

Journey Home!

After breakfast, transfer to the Athens airport for your journey home. B

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

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