Jewels of Greece

13 day Jewels of Greece tour with return international flights, deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour manager, sightseeing & more!

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Highlights

 

Greece is culturally rich and visually stunning; with ancient ruins and glistening coastlines, a fascinating history and passionate people.

Greece’s landscapes offer spectacular diversity, the food is marvellous and the deep blue Aegean Sea will take your breath away.

Experience the beauty for yourself with a 13 day Jewels of Greece tour. Discover fascinating history in Ancient Athens, sail around the best known islands, live it up in buzzing Mykonos, take in incredible views in Santorini and so much more. 

Extend your experience to include Olympia, Meteora & Delphi!

Your package includes return international flights, deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour managersightseeing & more!

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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff -Athens

Depart Australia today to begin your Greek adventure.

Day 2: Athens

Welcome to Greece. On arrival in Athens your will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Athens has been the centre of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple. Optional Tour: A Night out in Athens – Your evening tour begins with a drive through the city, with opportunities to photograph the illuminated Acropolis. Continue with a pleasant guided walk through the narrow streets of the old Plaka district. Your evening ends at a typical Athenian tavern for dinner and live music. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

Day 3: Athens (B,D)

Today, your expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis, visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Tonight enjoy a welcome Dinner at a local restaurant to get to know to rest of your group.

Day 4: Athens – cruise-icon– Mykonos (B)

After breakfast you’ll be Transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the high speed ferry to Mykonos. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, Mykons, the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero. The island is also said to have been the location of a great battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus. On arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of Mykonos Town to learn about this popular Greek island before having time to relax and enjoy this beachside town.

Day 5: Mykonos (B)

Enjoy a day of leisure on magical Mykonos to do as little or as much as you like.

Optional Tour – Ancient Delos – Only 45 minutes by boat from Mykonos, the island of Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Inhabited between 2500 and 69 BC, Delos boast many treasures such as the ancient marketplace, the famous terrace of the Naxos Lions, the house of Dolphins and a wonderful amphitheatre. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

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Optional Tour – South Coast Cruise – Cruse the stunning south coast of Mykonos, stopping to swin and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the protected Frangias Bay and enjoy an aperitif on the beach. Continue to Kalafatis for lunch in a beautiful seaside restaurant, followed by time to relax. Reboard you craft and sail on to the very lively Paradise Beach, where you can join the party or have a cooling swim. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

Day 6: Mykonos – cruise-icon– Paros (B)

This morning leave Mykonos behind you as you are transferred to the pier to board the high speed ferry to Paros. Paros seems like a world away from the lively atmosphere of Mykonos, with traditional villages and Greek way of life. The Parian, particularly Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes, are perfect samples of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for the exotic water and the golden sand. This afternoon enjoy and guided walking tour of Parikia and Naoussa, both scenic fishing villages with lovely pristine beaches.

Day 7: Paros (B)

Spend the day exploring this picturesque island at your own pace.

Day 8: Paros –cruise-icon – Santorini (B)

Today, transfer to the pier to board your high speed ferry to Santorini. Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multicoloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. On arrival explore this postcard island at your own pace or watch the sun go down over the beautiful caldera.

Day 9: Santorini (B)

Today, your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the island visiting the most significant places of Santorini. The excavations of Akrotiri, Perivolos beach, Megalochori and the village Prophet Ilias Monastery. Finish off and incredible day with a visit to a local winery for wine tasting. After, return to your hotel where to rest of the afternoon is at leisure to soak up island life. Spend the rest of your time discovering Santorini and its famous sunsets which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island.

Day 10: Santorini (B)

Enjoy a day of leisure on Santorini to relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches.

Optional Tour: Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia by Boat—Board a traditional wooden boat for an unforgettable sailing trip. First stop is the volcano, where you can soak in the hot springs before cruising over the submerged crater. Continue to the small island of Thirassia and enjoy some free time for lunch, a swim and a visit to the village of Manola. Finish in Oia with a climb to the village to witness the spectacular sunset before returning to Fira. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

Day 11: Santorini – cruise-icon– Athens (B)

Today enjoy a leisurely morning before being transferred to the port and catch the high speed ferry back to Athens. On arrival into Athens you will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 12: Athens – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B) 

Today your tour ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 13: Australia

Arrive home today

Please note: some flights will arrive home 1 day later.

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff -Athens

Depart Australia today to begin your Greek adventure.

Day 2: Athens

Welcome to Greece. On arrival in Athens your will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Athens has been the centre of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple.

Optional Tour: A Night out in Athens – Your evening tour begins with a drive through the city, with opportunities to photograph the illuminated Acropolis. Continue with a pleasant guided walk through the narrow streets of the old Plaka district. Your evening ends at a typical Athenian tavern for dinner and live music. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

Day 3: Athens (B,D)

Today, your expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis, visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Tonight enjoy a welcome Dinner at a local restaurant to get to know to rest of your group.

Day 4: Athens – cruise-icon – Mykonos (B)

After breakfast you’ll be Transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the high speed ferry to Mykonos. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, Mykons, the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero. The island is also said to have been the location of a great battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus. On arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of Mykonos Town to learn about this popular Greek island before having time to relax and enjoy this beachside town.

Day 5: Mykonos (B)

Enjoy a day of leisure on magical Mykonos to do as little or as much as you like.

Optional Tour – Ancient Delos – Only 45 minutes by boat from Mykonos, the island of Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Inhabited between 2500 and 69 BC, Delos boast many treasures such as the ancient marketplace, the famous terrace of the Naxos Lions, the house of Dolphins and a wonderful amphitheatre. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

OR

Optional Tour – South Coast Cruise – Cruse the stunning south coast of Mykonos, stopping to swin and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the protected Frangias Bay and enjoy an aperitif on the beach. Continue to Kalafatis for lunch in a beautiful seaside restaurant, followed by time to relax. Reboard you craft and sail on to the very lively Paradise Beach, where you can join the party or have a cooling swim. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

Day 6: Mykonos – cruise-icon – Paros (B)

This morning leave Mykonos behind you as you are transferred to the pier to board the high speed ferry to Paros. Paros seems like a world away from the lively atmosphere of Mykonos, with traditional villages and Greek way of life. The Parian, particularly Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes, are perfect samples of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for the exotic water and the golden sand. This afternoon enjoy and guided walking tour of Parikia and Naoussa, both scenic fishing villages with lovely pristine beaches.

Day 7: Paros (B)

Spend the day exploring this picturesque island at your own pace.

Day 8: Paros – cruise-icon – Santorini (B)

Today, transfer to the pier to board your high speed ferry to Santorini. Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multicoloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. On arrival explore this postcard island at your own pace or watch the sun go down over the beautiful caldera.

Day 9: Santorini (B)

Today, your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the island visiting the most significant places of Santorini. The excavations of Akrotiri, Perivolos beach, Megalochori and the village Prophet Ilias Monastery. Finish off and incredible day with a visit to a local winery for wine tasting. After, return to your hotel where to rest of the afternoon is at leisure to soak up island life. Spend the rest of your time discovering Santorini and its famous sunsets which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island.

Day 10: Santorini (B)

Enjoy a day of leisure on Santorini to relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches. Optional Tour: Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia by Boat—Board a traditional wooden boat for an unforgettable sailing trip. First stop is the volcano, where you can soak in the hot springs before cruising over the submerged crater. Continue to the small island of Thirassia and enjoy some free time for lunch, a swim and a visit to the village of Manola. Finish in Oia with a climb to the village to witness the spectacular sunset before returning to Fira. Transfers to and from hotel to meeting point not included.

Day 11: Santorini –  cruise-icon – Athens (B)

Today enjoy a leisurely morning before being transferred to the port and catch the high speed ferry back to Athens. On arrival into Athens you will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 12: Athens – Olympia (B,D)

This morning you will be collected from your hotel to begin the next leg of your journey. Begin by travelling the scenic coastal road, making a short stop to see the Corinth Canal before driving to the Theatre of Epidaurus, renowned for its remarkable acoustics. Continue via Nafplion to Mycenae to visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Travel through the central Peloponnese, passing the towns of Tripolis and Megallopolis to Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games.

Day 13: Olympia – Delphi (B,D)

Today, explore Olympia’s archaeological site to see the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the stadium and the archaeological museum. Then, drive through Eliad and Achaia then across to Corinthian Bay to Delphi, home the great oracle and the Temple of Apollo. The Temple of Apollo is actually a Roman temple dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, southern Italy. Facing the north Melbourne side of the town, it is the town’s most important religious building and has very ancient state of origin.

Day 14: Delphi – Kalambaka (B,D)

This morning we discover the wonders of the Delphi archaeological site and museum. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, plus a stadium and a theater. We then continue on to Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the giant Meteora rock pillars and monasteries, stuff photographers dreams are made of! Kalambaka is the gateway to Meteora. It’s almost entirely modern, having been burned to the ground by the Nazis in WWII, but what lies just beyond this town is an historical paradise.

Day 15: Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens (B)

After breakfast, visit the remarkable rock-top monasteries of Meteora. Seemingly suspended between earth and sky and surrounded by impressive scenery, these monasteries contain priceless historical and religious treasures. After some time to explore the Monasteries we make our way back to Athens via Trikala, Larnia and Thermopylae, stopping to admire the famous Leonidas Monument before arriving back into Athens in the early evening.

Day 16: Athens –  airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

After breakfast you tours ends. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive home today.

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international flights, deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour manager, sightseeing & more!

  • Return international economy airfares with a full service airline including 20kgs checked baggage
  • All airport and port transfers
  • 10 nights deluxe 3-4 star accommodation throughout Greece
  • Delicious breakfast daily plus a memorable welcome dinner to get to know your group
  • Professional Webjet tour manager throughout
  • In depth walking tours on each island with local experts that know them best
  • Athens sightseeing including entrance to the Acropolis
  • High-speed ferries between islands
  • Free time to enjoy the Greek island life
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated coach transportation throughout 

Extend your experience to include Olympia, Meteora & Delphi!

Receive all of the above plus;

  • 5 unforgettable days in Northern Greece
  • Additional breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • 4 nights additional accommodation
  • The services of a professional guide throughout
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • Sightseeing in Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka and Meteora

Highlights:

  • Step back in time where civilisation began in Ancient Athens
  • Explore the wonders of the Panathenaic Stadium, the Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Sail on the crystal blue waters between some of Greece’s best known islands
  • Feel the buzz of Mykonos town
  • See traditional Greek living on the relaxed Island of Paros
  • Gaze across one of the world’s greatest outlooks from the island paradise of Santorini 
  • Extend to experience the ancient wonders of Greek mythology in Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka and Meteora

 
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Fine Print

 

How To Book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 11 July 2017 or 65 prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Excluding:

  • Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Southern (Qatar Airways, KLM, Emirates or similar if unavailable)
  • Brisbane – A $250 interstate surcharge applies per person, please purchase your 20 day voucher first you will then be able to select your interstate surcharge (located AFTER you hit ‘Buy Now’). We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then advise if any surcharges are payable. Should you be unhappy with the additional surcharge amount, you will be provided with a full refund of your voucher.
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Passport Details are required 

Single Supplement:

13 Day: $1,299 per person in addition to the twin share price.
17 Day: $1,499 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size: 10 – 35 people

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit request when filling out your booking form.

Accommodation:

Athens: Electra Hotel or similar
Mykonos: Kamari Hotel or similar
Paros: Polos Hotels or similar
Santorini: Astir Thira Hotel or similar

Olympia: Antonios Hotel or similar
Delphi: Hermes Hotel or similar
Kalambaka: Orfeas Hotel or similar

Optional Tours:

A night out in Athens – $99 per person
Ancient Delos – $110 per person
South Coast Cruise – $139 per person
Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassis & Oia by boat – $79 per person 

For more information on the optional tours please see the itinerary

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here. 

Stay behind surcharge: If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Please purchase your voucher first and Webjet Exclusives will invoice the additional supplement charge when finalising your booking. If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,500 or $2,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 day prior to departure. 
  • If your travel date is within 180 days, you will be emailed an invoice shortly after purchase.
  • If your travel date is greater than 180 days. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.
  • You will then have 7 days from invoice date in order to arrange final payment to secure your dates. 
  • Any payments not received within 7 days will result in the cancellation of your purchase.
  • 2016 travel dates must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

9 May 2017
23 May 2017
20 June 2017
29 August 2017
12 September 2017
26 September 2017
10 October 2017

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 
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  • Return international economy airfares
  • All airport and port transfers
  • 10 nights deluxe 3-4 star accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily 
  • Professional Webjet tour manager throughout
  • In depth walking tours on each island 
  • Athens sightseeing 
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