Tuesday, October 4, 2022
13 days / 11 nights
Please note that this tour will be escorted by a French-speaking guide.
Travel between the surreal scenery of Meteora and the sweetness of the Greek Islands. A circuit of flavors with tasting of olive oil, cheese and succulent Mediterranean dishes. You will have the chance to live to the rhythm of the Mediterranean as you roam the narrow streets of Mykonos or to relive ancient times in the Splendid city of Delphi.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CIRCUIT
The name of the guide is not yet available on this departure.
Legend: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Flight from Montreal to Athens in economy class.
Arrival at Athens International Airport Eleftherios - Venizelos, welcome and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Drop-off of suitcases at the hotel. Walk in the district of Plaka accompanied by a local guide and lunch on your own in this beautiful district. Return to the hotel and free time to relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure to the impressive and surreal site of Meteora, classified by UNESCO. In this setting incredible, huge blocks of sheer granite, like "fallen from the sky", punctuate the landscape. At their peak, monks set up their monasteries to live there closer to God. Visit of two monasteries to discover their way of life. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in the Meteora region.
After breakfast, return to the road to the south. Visit of the Delphi site, located at the foot of Mount Parnassus, classified by UNESCO: the sanctuary of Apollo with the temple, the stadium, the theater as well as the museum housing between another the Charioteer of Delphi. The Greeks came here to consult the oracle of the Pythia, who delivered them the message of the gods and interpreted the future. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in the Delphi area.
Breakfast then departure to the west of the Peloponnese, crossing the famous Rion-Antirion bridge. Continuation to one of the most famous sanctuaries of Ancient Greece and classified by UNESCO: Olympia. Day dedicated to the discovery of the place where the Olympic Games were born: the archaeological site, the museum and its treasures that allow to capture the athletic mentality of the classical era, which is still revived today every 4 years. After the visit, drive to Lagadia, in the heart of the Peloponnese, where you will participate in the preparation of a traditional meal. Dinner and night at the hotel.
Breakfast. Crossing the Argolis, a region known for its gentle landscapes, olive groves and orange trees, olive oil and cheese tasting included. Visit the archaeological site of Epidaurus and its fabulous theater with perfect acoustics, hidden among the pines and olive trees and classified by UNESCO. Visit of Nafplion, a pretty neoclassical town which was the 1st capital of the state modern Greek. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in the Corinth region.
Breakfast. Road to Athens, brief stop to admire the famous Corinth Canal. Panoramic tour of the Greek capital to discover its main monuments: the temple of Olympian Zeus, the University, the Academy, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Parliament and its elite guards in traditional dress called "Evzones". Site visit the Acropolis, listed by UNESCO, and its museum: this complex of temples, including the famous Parthenon, is located on top of a hill and dominates the city. Free time in the alleys of the typical district of Plaka. In In the afternoon, transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation to the island of Paros. Arrival in the evening, transfer to your hotel and overnight in Paros.
Breakfast. Free day at leisure to explore the island at your own pace. Optional excursions will be offered *. Night at the hotel. *** Possibility of excursions to be booked on site.
Breakfast. Transfer to the port to take the boat to Mykonos. First, visit Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece, classified by UNESCO. Arrival on Mykonos Island: stroll at your own pace through its narrow streets lined with white houses with colorful Cycladic windows. Take a stroll along the famous Matoyanni Street with its renowned boutiques, sidewalk cafes and fine restaurants. Before leaving, take a detour to Alefkantra (Little Venice), one of the most scenic spots in Mykonos Town. Return to Paros. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast. Free time for a last walk or to relax. Transfer to the port to take the ferry to Santorini. End of the afternoon free. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure for the discovery of this unusual island and its authentic villages: Megalochori, Pyrgos, and finally Oia: this village overlooking the Caldera is undoubtedly the most striking of the island, with its small white villas built on rock and seeming to "tumble" from the cliff towards the sea. Wine tasting during the visit. Free time. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast. Free time in the morning, then transfer to the port to take a ferry to Athens. Evening arrival, transfer to hotel in Athens area and overnight.
Breakfast then transfer to Athens international airport. Return flight to Montreal.
Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
For full details on baggage allowance and applicable fees, please visit the airline's website.
|Regular accommodation simple||$3,207.00||$692.00||$3,899.00|
|Regular accommodation double||$2,707.00||$692.00||$3,399.00|