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Athens. Greece
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 56.5 57.4 60.3 66.9 75.4 83.7 89.2 89.1 82.8 73.8 65.8 59.4
Average Low 44.6 44.8 47.1 52.5 60.4 68.2 73 73 67.3 60.1 53.6 47.8
Average Rainfall 1.9 1.6 1.6 1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 1.9 2.2 2.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
Mykonos. Greece
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 54 54 59 64 73 81 86 84 81 72 63 55
Average Low 43 43 46 52 57 64 70 70 64 59 52 46
Average Rainfall 5.3 5.9 3.7 2.3 1.3 0.6 0.7 0.9 3.8 6.6 6.7 6.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
Santorini. Greece
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 57 58 60 66 72 80 82 81 78 71 66 60
Average Low 48 48 50 54 59 66 71 71 67 61 56 51
Average Rainfall 4.5 3.2 2.6 1.1 0.6 0.2 \ \ 0.5 2.4 2.7 4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
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Athens & Greek Islands

10 days/8 nights - from $1,455 per person including airfare from the East Coast
Discover Athens and two Greek islands on this 8-night tour of Greece. Fly Emirates Airlines from Newark, NJ, and arrive in Athens, where you have a two-night stay. Enjoy your first taste of this ancient city by discovering Plaka, located under the Acropolis or by enjoying some shopping. The next day, your tour includes sights such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis and its architectural masterpieces of the city's Golden Age, and the Parthenon.Travel by ferry to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos for a two-night stay. Explore the island at your leisure, including its wonderful sandy beaches, the town's winding narrow streets, a visit to one of the many churches, or a drink at little Venice. Next, take a ferry to the volcanic island of Santorini, known worldwide as the most romantic island. Visit the Prehistoric Museum in Fira or the colorful beaches of the island. Finally, return to Athens for your flight home. Land & Air starting from $2340 per person based on double occupancy.

Day 1 -  Newark, NJ/Athens
Depart from Newark, NJ, via Emirates Airlines to Athens, capital of Greece.

Day 2 - Athens
Arrive and transfer to your hotel for check in. Remainder of day at leisure for your first taste of Athens. Discover Plaka, located under the Acropolis, or enjoy shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets. (Titania/Divani Palace)

Day 3 - Athens
After breakfast, depart for your sightseeing tour. See the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library. En route to the Acropolis, see Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon. Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era (closed on Mondays). Return to your hotel and remainder of day at leisure. (B)

Day 4, Athens/Mykonos
After an early breakfast, transfer at indicated time to Athens port (Piraeus or Rafina) for your fast ferry to Mykonos. Arrive on Mykonos Island and transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day at your leisure to discover this cosmopolitan island. (Pelican Bay/Petasos Beach) (B)

Days 5/6 - Mykonos
After breakfast, time at leisure on the beloved island of the international jet-setters with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels, wonderful sandy beaches, shops, and galleries, and incredible night life. Explore the town’s winding narrow streets, visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the island, or enjoy a drink at little Venice. (B)

Day 7 – Mykonos/Santorini
Breakfast and a free morning. Later, transfer at indicated time to Mykonos port for your fast ferry to Santorini. Arrive on the island and transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of your afternoon at leisure to admire the spectacular caldera with whitewashed houses perched on the edge, created by the eruption of the island's volcano in the ancient times. Overnight at your Santorini hotel. (El Greco/Majestic) (B)

Days 8/9 - Santorini
After breakfast, time at leisure to relax or explore the island of Santorini, known worldwide as the most romantic island. Visit the Prehistoric Museum in Fira that hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, including the famous wall paintings, or discover the colorful beaches of the island, also created by the volcanic eruption. Do not miss visiting the traditional village of Oia, the most photographed place in Greece, best known for its breathtaking sunsets. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed with splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red, making Oia a magical place. (B)

Day 10 – Santorini/Athens/USA
Transfer for a short flight to Athens. Connect with your trans-Atlantic Emirates flight, arriving in Newark the same day.

 

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1-30
October 1-10
$
$1455 FC
$1870 D
$745 FC
$1195 D
May 1-24
$
$1820 FC
$1870 D
$925 FC
$1195 D
May 25-31
September 19-30
$
$1820 FC
$2145 D
$925 FC
$1480 D
June 1-21
September 7-18
$
$2135 FC
$2145 D
$1190 FC
$1480 D
June 22-30
$
$2135 FC
$2690 D
$1190 FC
$2025 D
July 1-19
August 24 - September 6
$
$2470 FC
$2690 D
$1515 FC
$2025 D
July 20 - August 23
$
$2470 FC
$3010 D
$1515 FC
$2345 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy for weekday travel. For weekend travel to and from the US (Fri, Sat & Sun), add $50 each way.
  • Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees. Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

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Tour Features

  • Roundtrip air via Emirates airlines from Newark, NJ, to Athens, coach class
  • Roundtrip airport transfers on arrival and departure from Athens
  • All transfers in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini per itinerary
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations (2 nights in Athens, 3 nights in Mykonos, and 3 nights in Santorini) at first-class (FC) or deluxe (D) hotels, as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • Athens sightseeing tour by coach with entrance to Acropolis site and Acropolis Museum
  • Fast ferries Athens-Mikonos-Santorini, economy class
  • Air ticket from Santorini to Athens, economy class, including taxes
  • All taxes and service charges except for city tax to be paid directly to the hotel

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • City tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If hotels listed or TAP Portugal is not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued within 30 days of reservation; full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions and add-on air fares from various US cities are available.
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