Greece Islands "A Summer in Paradise"
Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 18
Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos
Greece is the land of the islands! Join us this summer as we explore Athens, Santorini and Mykonos Island. The fabulous Santorini, regarded by many as the most spectacular of all the Greek Islands. Santorini is unique in its beauty and character with sunsets you'll never forget. Mykonos, known for its charms of a traditional Cycladic town, shopping, cafes, and beaches. Each island is unique showing the amazing beauty and Greek culture.
Small group tour (max 14pp)
CTW Trip Leader
International Airfare (optional, JFK or EWR)
Domestic flight Athens to Santorini
Airport & ferry transfers
2 night Central Athens
3 Night Fira Santorini
3 Night Mykonos Town
Island Tour of Santorini
Tour guide of Acropolis (entrance fee extra)
Save $200 until JAN 27! Pay-in-Full $3695 (must pay-in-full at time of purchase)
Early Bird Price until FEB 24 w/$1000 deposit: $3895 w/airfare OR $2695 w/out
Base Price after FEB 24: $4095 w/airfare or $2895 w/out
$1000 deposit to reserve your spot!
Not Included: Tips & Travel Insurance, Volcano & Hot spring Excursion, extra excursions, lunches and dinners
*See below for payment due dates and procedures*
Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10-Depart & Arrival to Athens
Depart NYC (or your city destination) in late evening arriving in Athens late afternoon to evening on Saturday.
We'll transfer to our centrally located hotel near the Acropolis and have an optional group dinner (pay own dinner)
Sunday, August 11-Optional Acropolis Tour, Santorini Fight, & Island Tour
After an early breakfast, we'll walk around Athen and visit the Acropolis. It is a short walking distance from our hotel in Athens. When we begin to ascend the sacred hill at the Acropolis, a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Our walk will highlight the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars, and Pnyx Hills.
Our 45min flight to Santorini will depart early afternoon in Athens.
Upon arrival, we'll transfer to our hotel and check in before our private tour of the island.
Some of the places we will take in are:
Imerovigli Village: Located at the highest, most central part of the caldera, with possibly the best views anywhere on the island. It used to be the best spot to look out for pirates.
Mountain of Prophitis Ilias: Highest point in Santorini
Red Beach: Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea, make for a majestic setting and one to enjoy.
Monday, August 12-Open Day Santorini
Today you will have the full day open to explore this amazing island the way you'd like. Perhaps you may want to see more of the islands or take in one of the beaches, or spend the day in the gorgeous capital of Fira with views, cafes, and shops. Circle the World will include a list of optional activities on our final detailed itinerary.
Tuesday, August 13-Optional Volcano and Hot Springs Boat Excursion
Highly recommended, but optional- today will be a Volcano and Hot Springs Boat Excursion (cost $50usd) Our boat will sail to the island of Nea Kameni where the volcano of Santorini is. Here we have the opportunity to climb on the top of the volcano, see the active crater and walk on its rims. Next stop is Palia Kameni, where you can swim in the hot springs (101 degree) created thousand years ago by the underwater power of the volcano. Next the boat sails above the underwater craters to Thirasia Island, where we can eat in the picturesque small taverns near the port, swim in the crystalline waters or visit the village of Manolas on the top of Thirasia’s caldera. The last stop will be the small port of Oia where we'll have free time to visit the village of Oia and enjoy the famous sunset and evening dinner before heading back to the hotel in Fira.
Wednesday, August 14-Depart to Mykonos
In the late morning we will head to the port to catch our afternoon ferry to Mykonos arriving in the mid-afternoon.
With CTW tour leader, we'll explore the streets of Mykonos town or you may explore on your own.
Thursday, August 15-Open Day Mykonos/Optional Excursion to Delos Island
As a group we'll organize a day trip to Delos Island. Ferry cost and entrance fee is extra. Or enjoy other activities on the island listed below. -Rent a moped and tour island
-Little Venice (shopping, cafes, restaurants)
-Day tour to Delos Island
Friday, August 16-Open Day Mykonos/Optional Beach Day
As a group we'll organize a day trip to Paradise Beach. Transportation is extra. Or enjoy other activities on the island listed above. CTW will provide a list of optional activities to do on Mykonos on the final detailed itinerary.
Saturday, August 17-Depart to Athens
In the late morning we'll depart for the port to catch our early afternoon ferry to Athens arriving in the late afternoon. After checking into our hotel we'll have time to explore more of Athens and have our last evening out.
Sunday, August 18-Depart Home
Our flight will leave very early morning, arriving to NYC in early afternoon on Sunday.
Payment Due Dates and Procedures
All payments must be made on time to secure your spot. You may pay the balance in full anytime on/before the first due date.
You can pay the balance in either 3 ways:
-Venmo or Zelle
-Pay online through website (3% service fee will be added to total)
$1495 March 17
$1400/$1600 May 5th (final payment)
(if you signed up after sale price, your final balance is $1100)