Overview

Greece Holidays: A Vacation to Cherish for a Lifetime

Greece is a spectacular European country which attracts millions of tourists from different parts of the world for its ancient relics, archaeological sites, pristine beaches, lip-smacking cuisine, quaint villages, mountainous landscapes and many more. A number of Greece Tour Packages from India are available which offer round flight trips from a main city of India to that of Greece, luxurious stay at hotels, transfers to other city airports, tasting the local cuisine, meeting the local people and sightseeing the local places. Let us discuss some of the famous places in Greece which are renowned tourist destinations and attract tourists from different parts of the globe:

1. Greek Islands: A group of 20,000 islands, the spellbinding Greek Islands are a famous tourist destination of Greece which is dotted with spectacular beaches, colorful harbors, active volcanoes, old relics and so on. Among all the Greek islands, Santorini, a part of the Cyclades group, is the most beautiful island. Other spectacular islands from the Cyclades group include Mykonos, famous for its maze-like streets and white-washed houses, Rhodes, famous for its happening beaches, Corfu, famous for its British and Venetian culture and so on.

2.  Athens: One of the oldest cities of the world is the center of Western civilization and showcase a mixture of old and modern culture. Once in the city, tourists can visit famous archaeological sites such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the ancient Agora, the theatre of Dionysus etc. The city also offers an exciting nightlife and is an essential center for business, commerce, and culture in Greece. Athens is a must include in your itinerary when you are choosing any of the Greece Tour Packages from India.

3.  Crete: The largest Greek island, Crete offers spectacular landscapes, magnificent coastlines, huge mountains, forests dotted with olive trees, along with archaeological relics of many cultures that were once present here. In Crete, one can find a mixture of both, quite villages as well as busy city life dotted with Greek cafeteria and restaurants.

4.  Meteora: Meteora refers to a group of cliffs that emerge up to a height of 1200 feet above the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki in the North Central mainland of the country. Many historic monasteries are situated at the top of the cliffs which are visited by a number of pilgrims and monks.

5.  Delphi: Located along the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is a famous archaeological site of Greece which is dedicated to the God Apollo. This place used to attract thousands of people in the ancient times who would come with a wide range of questions to the priestess and seek advice regarding the problems in their lives. Some important structures at Delphi cover the Apollo temple, the theatre, Hippodrome, the Athenian Treasury, that hosted the ancient Pythian Games etc. You must include Delphi in your Greece Holiday Packages from India.

6.  Halkidiki: Halkidiki is a combination of three Peninsula namely Kassandra, famous for its nightlife, Sithonia, famous for its spectacular beaches and Athos, famous for its monks. These Peninsula attract numerous tourists for their picturesque view.

7. Thessaloniki: Capital of the Macedonian region and the second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki is a happening city with an exciting nightlife, enchanting festivals, and many other activities. Once in the city, tourists can witness its bizarre Byzantine walls, White Tower, Turkish Bath, food markets, museums, art galleries and the list is endless.

8. Cape Sounion: The remains of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the God of Sea is located here which makes this place famous. The relics of the temple are surrounded by sea on all three sides and viewing the sunset over the Aegean Sea from the temple relics is a spectacular sight to witness.

Best Time to Visit: The good time to visit Greece is in spring and early summer which is from mid of April to the mid of June and you can visit also in  September to the middle of October when the temperature remains moderate and the climate is pleasing.

Thus, by availing any of the Greece Holiday Packages from India, tourists from India can explore this awesome place and visit its famous archaeological sites, mountains, temples, beaches, forests etc, taste the mouth-watering cuisine, meet the local people and learn about their lifestyle and make memories of a lifetime.

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • International Flights
  • Major Indian City (New Delhi, Mumbai etc.) to Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece) to Indian Major City (New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai etc.)
  • Domestic Flight between Athens (Greece) and Santorini (Greece)
  • Stay in Athens at Polis Grand Hotel (4*) or similar in Double standard room. (Nearby Indian Restaurants - Royal Curry House, Voulgari - 650 metres, ABC Indian Tandoori, Athinas 36 - 850 metres)
  • Stay in Mykonos at Petinos Hotel (4*) or similar in Double standard room. (Nearby Indian Restaurant - Indian Palace - 4.3 kilometres)
  • Stay in Santorini at Santorini Palace (4*) or similar in Double standard room. (Nearby Indian Restaurant - Jaipur Indian Restaurant - 2.1 kilometres)
  • Seat in Coach Full Day Argolis Tour with lunch
  • SIC Full Day “Akrotiri Site – Pyrgos – Winery” in Santorini
  • Entrance fee to Akrotiri site
  • Private transfers from Airport / Railway Station to Hotel and vice versa in Greece.
  • All major sight - seeing tours as per itinerary.
  • Cost of Visa.
  • Cost of Travel Insurance.
  • Breakfast for all days (except day of arrival).

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Tips
  • Portages at hotels, airport and Sea Port.
  • Tips for the driver, local guide, all meals inside & outside of hotels. 
  • Water & drinks during meals.
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • Any item that is not indicated in the above program.
  • All extra services.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Wine tasting (starting from INR 800 – up to INR 1,200 per person)
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Places covered at a relaxed pace in 7 Nights & 8 Days. Travel is planned in a manner that you will be able to soak in the spirit of the place, cover all attractions and relax too.
  • From sightseeing to transfers, we have taken care of everything so all you need to is ENJOY.
  • Best price guarantee– Despite of premium inclusions, we are offering you the tour at a significant discount to Major Travel Portals.
  • All hotels have been carefully selected to be in the heart of the City so that you can enjoy long romantic walks at leisure.
Itinerary

Day 1: Begin Your Journey.

  • Board your flight from India for Athens
  • Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in a private car.
  • Rest of the day is yours to spend to explore this fascinating city.Athens. A magical city. The city with the most glorious history in the world is worshipped by gods and people. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been the birthplace of civilization. It is the city where democracy and most of the wise men of ancient times were born. The most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces.
  • Overnight in Athens.
  • Your tours will begin from next day.

Day 2: Athens city tour with Acropolis museum

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the city, this guided half-day tour, the only one which includes headphone system will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.
  •  We start with a photo stop at Panathinaikon Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world that is built out of white marble. We then proceed, passing by Zappeion and The Temple of Olympian Zeus.  We will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens and the National Library. We Continue passing by the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, The Parliament, The Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally the ACROPOLIS where we will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).
  • We continue the tour with a short pleasant walk passing by the Herodion and Dionysus Theater in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. We skip the lines of the new museum and proceed to see the main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze that will amaze you.
  • At the end of the Tour you will be transferred to the Hotel.
  • Overnight in Athens.

Day 3: Athens to Mykonos

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today after breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Athens and transferred to Piraeus port for your ferry embarkation to Mykonos Island. Mykonos sits amidst the Aegean Sea like a unique Jewell handcrafted by time, the Greek sun and an anonymous local craftsman. All that can be said or written about Mykonos would be just too little. For centuries Mykonos existed under the shade of the religious centre of Delos and it had to wait until the 20th century to reach its international status and win a place on the world tourist map. Mykonos,  famously called 'the island of the winds' due to the constant wind that blows, is the most popular and cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades and considered as one the most famous islands of the world. The sunlight of Mykonos from its first sunshine of dawn all the way to its last of the sunset is astonishing and supplements an atmosphere of images that seem to have sprung out of a painting. Arrive at Mykonos and you will transferred to your hotel.
  • Rest of the day is free in order to explore the island.
  • Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 4: Mykonos               

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, after breakfast the day will be free in order explore the island. Among the cobbled streets, next to the churches, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the delivery of island living, the heavenly beaches and the liveliness of the night, Mykonos still keeps its secrets: The happiest different moments for everyone, here, on  the most famous island in the world, each one of us makes each moment UNIQUE. Mykonos retains full beauty through the passage of time, and is and always will be a perfect host to visitors, offering unlimited vacation and great expectations.
  • Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 5: Mykonos –Santorini

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred at Mykonos port for your ferry embarkation to Santorini Island. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold streaking the sky ... this is Santorini island ... Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing can quite describe ... the unsurpassed magic of Santorini. This tiny Greek island in the Aegean Sea, rich in history & steeped in myth, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster. Once famous for its seafaring captains & thriving trade from Russia towards England, France & Italy, & even further back in time the biblical volcanic catastrophe of 1500 BC, today Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Arrive at Santorini and you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Rest of the day is yours to spend in order to explore the island and admire the breathtaking view.
  • Overnight in Santorini.

Day 6: Santorini and Volcano Cruise

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, after breakfast you will be picked up for a cruise at the caldera and its hot springs. During this tour, you will have the unique chance to visit the active volcano of Santorini, walk on dried lava up to its peak, feel the heat underneath your feet and see the steam of sulphuric gases emerging from the earth bowels. Next, you will sail to the thermal springs where you can dive or step down into the blue waters in order to swim towards the springs (35-36 C). Last you will visit the traditional sister island of Santorini, Thirassia, where you can either swim,  go up to the village or simply relax and have something to eat. Return to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Santorini.

Day 7: Santorini to Athens

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to the port to catch the ferry for your embarkation to Athens. Arrive at the Piraeus port.
  • From there, you will be transferred to the hotel.
  • Overnight in Athens.

Day 8: Transfer to airport and fly back home

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport via a private car to catch the flight back home.
  • Bid adieu to the beautiful cities of Greece and carry back home unforgettable memories.