Greece - Your Cyclades Holiday

10
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11
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Are you ready to take one of your dream holiday destination of your bucket list? Then this Greece - Your Cyclades Holiday will fulfill all your requirements. Greece is just the perfect holiday destination for every traveler, being young or old. Start your tour in Athens and continue your journey to the dazzling islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Paros. Spend some time on the beautiful beaches, wander around historical sites; enjoy a typical "Greek" meal and amazing sunsets. 

At a glance

Athens 2 Nights at the Pan Hotel or similar
Paros 3 Nights at the Contaratos Beach Hotel or similar    
Mykonos 3 Nights at the Charissi Hotel or similar    
Santorini 2 Nights at the Melina Hotel or similar    
Accommodation Standard double room    
Meals Breakfast daily    
Other All Airport and Port transfers    
  Speed Ferries between the Islands    

Highlights

Cyclades Highlights
> Stroll around the Plaka neighborhood and one of the old inhabited area of the world
> A visit to Athens Acropolis is a must, even if you have limited archaeological knowledge
> Walk through the maze of alleys in Parikia ( Paros’s capital) and visit Lefkes, a medieval city nestled in the          mountains
> Explore Mykonos Island on Scooter and visit the famous windmills
> Take an evening walk around the old port of Mykonos and dine in “Little Venice”
> Watch the spectacular sunsets on Santorini Island

Quick Contact

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Athens

  • Your Greece Holiday has begun as you land at Athens Airport
  • Clear customs and meet with our representative for transfer to your hotel
Day 2

Athens (B)

  • After breakfast and with your favorite walking shoes on, it is time to explore the city
Day 3

Athens - Paros (B)

  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel and meet with our representative for transfer to the port
  • Board your Ferry taking you to Paris
  • On arrival, you are met and taken to your hotel

Inclusions

  • Return airfares from Johannesburg on Emirates Airlines (Specific and Limited Seats)
  • Departure and Fuel taxes (subject to change)
  • 10 Nights Accommodation at selected hotels in standard double rooms
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Airport and port transfers as per itinerary
  • Speed Ferry crossing as per itinerary 

Exclusions

  • Increases in airfares and departure/fuel taxes
  • Optional tours
  • Tips
  • Visa fee
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance

Validity

  • Valid for travel during May 2020
  • Seasonal, Weekend, Events and School holiday Supplements may be applicable 

    Contact us for any other travel date required

Country information

Best time to go
Vacation season opens early spring  - April and runs through to Mid-October. Some say the best months to travel are between mid-April to mid-June. You will enjoy peace and quiet as the tourist crowds have not arrived as yet (JUL-AUG). Just watch out for the Easter Weekend, as this is the most important religious weekend on the Greek Calendar.

Food & drink
Basic ingredients for a meal are bread – grains – potatoes – rice and of course olive oil. Eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, lentils also form part of the staple diet. Greeks don’t eat to live but rather live to eat. 

Culture and Language
Traditions are still strong in Greece and are to be respected, especially in rural areas. Smoking is prohibited in public. Since ancient times, Greeks have been known for their hospitality and laid-back mannerism. However, family values always come first. Greek is the official language but note that  half of Greece’s population understands English

Getting around
The most traditional way of travel to/from the Islands is by ferry. It is such an enjoyable experience and not to be missed. When traveling by car, always remember that lanes may be narrow and may have hairpin bends. On most islands, one can rent a motorbike and are the best way to explore offbeat places. Always wear a helmet. {Present tour drivers’ license at the Rental station and make sure you have Travel Insurance)

Tipping
Included in your restaurant bill, ranging between 10 & 12%. Check the bill first before adding some extra. Housecleaning, bell boys and the concierge would appreciate a tip if their service has been up to standards

Favorite Dishes
Look out for a Taverna if you want to have a  traditional meal. The servings are generous, and you will enjoy the traditional settings. Meals are simple and are prepared with seasonal produce, olive oil and grills

Traditional dishes and drinks
Dolmades: stuffed vine leaves
Gigantes: Butter beans baked in tomato sauce with a healthy Olive oil helping
Souvlaki: Spit-roasted meat, can be beef, pork or chicken
Stifado: Beed stew with onions, cinnamon and cloves)
Krasi: Red or white wine
Greek coffee: served thick and strong