> DAY 1: Athens
Arrival in Greece, the land of the mythical Gods and ancient civilization. At Athens International Airport you will be welcomed by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the vibrant culture and nightlife of Modern Athens. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their favorite Athens restaurants, cafes and entertainment.
> DAY 2: Athens - Half Day Athens Walking Tour
After breakfast, your licensed English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Begin your tour at the new Acropolis Museum and then visit the Acropolis itself and its timeless temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. A short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus brings you to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus. You then descend to the hill of the Pnyx, the area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. You enter the historical Plaka area close to the Thiseion temple, dating back to the 5th century BC, meandering past the ancient Agora with the impressively restored Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian’s Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. The route back leads up over the Areopagus, or Hill of Mars, directly below the Acropolis. Here, in 54 AD, Saint Paul preached his Sermon on an unknown God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Finally, you pass the Roman period Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is still used as a summer venue for open-air concerts and theatrical performances. Your tour will end at Syntagma Square where you can enjoy the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
> DAY 3: Athens, Mykonos
After breakfast, meet your private transfer to the Athens airport for your flight to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your five-star hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure at the pool or one of the many crystal clear beaches of Mykonos. Take a walk in the whitewashed labyrinth streets of Mykonos town lined with numerous shops and restaurants; make sure to ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal favorites.
>DAY 4: Mykonos
Explore the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional tour to the uninhabited island of Delos – The Sacred Island of Antiquity and the birthplace of Apollo. The entire island, all 5 square kilometers, is an archaeological monument. Remains of temples, holy places, houses, and settlements date back from the Neolithic to the Roman periods. There is no place in the world where one will not find photographs of the Lion Terrace, with its unique marble Lions. The indoor Archaeological Museum is one of the best in the country. In fact, the site is so full and rich with antiquities that multiple visits are quite common.
> DAY 5, 6, 7: Mykonos
Enjoy your day at leisure. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal tips of favorite activities and excursions while in Mykonos. Explore one of the numerous beaches with endless golden shores and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming, sports and leisure. Take a stroll around the labrynth streets of Mykonos town, explore the neighborhood of Kastro, the church of Panagia Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum, the picturesque Windmills, shopping in Matogianni, and Alefkandra or Little Venice.
> DAY 8: Departure
After breakfast meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for the drive to Mykonos airport where you will board your flight to Athens International Airport. Flights will be scheduled to meet your flight home.