Classic Greece 2022

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Classic Greece 2022 is a relaxing island hopping package to explore some of the most beautiful Greek Cyclades islands. One thought immediately springs to mind when thinking of Greece: whitewashed homes, windmills and an unending view of the beautiful Agean Sea. Start your journey in Athens filled to the brim with historical sights and lays claim to being one of the oldest cities in the world. Did you know that the historic centre of Athens has been converted into a 3km pedestrian zone? You will find at almost every corner in the city a Taverna where your culinary needs will be fulfilled. Afterwards travel to Naxos, one of the largest Greek islands with wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Santorini, and end your holiday in Mykonos. Both islands do not need any introductions as they are known for the perfect sunset for the romantic at heart

At a glance

Athens  2 Nights at the Pan Hotel or similar
Naxos 3 Nights at the Princess Hotel or similar
Santorini 2 Nights at the Melina Hotel or similar
Mykonos 3 Nights at the Charissi Hotel or similar

Highlights

  • Visit the “most beautiful building in the world” – the Parthenon and see the amazing sculpture work that decorates it.
  • Find your own secluded spot on Santorini to watch the sunset over the glittering Mediterranean.
  • Unwind at the end of the day in one of the bars in the charming Little Venice area of Mykonos.
  • Pack a hamper of delicious local foods on Naxos then head to Agios Prokopios, just 5 km away from the city of Naxos. Relax on Its endless long white sand beach, a rare and natural beauty.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Athens

  • Welcome to Athens. Your holiday Greek holiday has just started.
  • Transfer is booked to take you to your hotel
Day 2

Athens (B)

  • After breakfast, visit the Plaka, the most famous neighbourhood in Athens and visit the Acropolis in the afternoon. End of your day with a typical Greek dinner in one of the many tavernas of the city
Day 3

Athens - Naxos (B)

  • Check-out of your hotel and transfer to Athens port. Board the speed ferry to Naxos. You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel

Inclusions

  • Return airfares from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways (Specific and Limited Seats)
    Current departure & fuel taxes (subject to change)
  • 10 nights accommodation in a double room as per hotels mentioned or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast daily
  • Relevant transfers and Speed Ferries between the Islands
     

Exclusions

  • Increases in Airfares and departure/fuel taxes
  • Visa fee
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Optional tours and services not mentioned


 

Validity

  • Rate is valid for travel between 01 and 30 June 2022

    Seasonal Supplements may be applicable 

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 the 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 travelling by car, always remember those lanes may be narrow and may have hairpin bends. On most islands, one can rent a motorbike which is the best way to explore offbeat places. Always wear a helmet. {Present your drivers’ licence 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

Favourite Dishes
It is a tradition to eat in Greece. 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 prepared with seasonal produce, olive oil and grills

Traditional dishes and drinks
Dolmades: stuffed vine leaves
Gigantes: Butter beans bake 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