ATHENS/ MILOS TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the stunning Acropolis, walk the traditional Plaka neighborhoods and meet the Caryathids in the Acropolis Museum
  • Surprise yourself with the Athens Random Tour and the help of knowledgeable locals
  • Relax and pamper yourself in the thermal waters of Vouliagmenis Lake
  • Live the myth at majestic Cape Sounion
  • Walk your way up to Milos castle town to admire one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Aegean
  • Snorkel under the impressive sea rock formations at Kleftiko
  • Taste delicious ladenia pitta, and other delicacies of Milos island

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This 8-day holiday blends a brief stay in the vibrant Greek capital with a trip to the fabulous volcanic island of Milos, in the Aegean Sea. This is a semi-private/ small group tour in which you will first visit Athens, included a full visit of the impressive historic center and Acropolis Hill, and walks off the most commercial routes.

Knowledgeable local guides will show you beautiful and interesting spots that do not feature on tour guidebooks. One day will also be dedicated to the impressive Athens Coast, with stops at the natural spa of Vouliagmenis’ Lake and of course at the Temple of Poseidon, the Southernmost point of the Attica region. During your stay in Athens, you will also have the chance to taste mouth-watering Greek gourmet and traditional food.

Milos, where you will travel next, is a colorful, exciting Cycladic world-class island. Supposed to be the birthplace of Venus (de Milo), it is unique in many aspects. Butterfly-shaped, it is a quintessential Greek island with many distinctive features: a rich history, colorful characteristic fishermen dwellings next to the classic white-blue washed cubic houses of the Cyclades, volcanic formations, a jaw-dropping coastal line and of course an incredibly tasteful cuisine.

A rather tranquil affair, except some movida in July and August, it is particularly recommended for couples and families, or simply for relaxing sea holidays. In addition, next to Milos there are two other Aegean gems, the tiny quaint Kimolos and the natural paradise of the uninhabited islet of Polyegos. You will be able to visit both and swim in their turquoise waters on a sailboat day tour. Other optional activities and experiences include local cuisine cooking classes, kayak tours, an adventure tour in the wildest areas of the island and a geological tour.

DAY 1 
Arrival: pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel
Dinner in a selected Athens restaurant

DAY 2 
Athens historic center half-day tour
Athens Random Tour – off the beaten path semi-private city tour
Free dinner

DAY 3 
Athens Coast semi-private full-day tour (Vouliagmenis’ Lake, Cape Sounion, swim at the beach)
Free dinner

DAY 4 
Free time
Transfer to Piraeus port
Speed boat to Milos island (3 hrs)
Transfer to the hotel

DAY 5 
Best of Milos full-day tour (semi-private, max. 18 pax., swim included)
Free dinner

DAY 6 
Sailboat (50ft.) full-day tour around the island (semi-private, max. 22 pax.)
Free dinner

DAY 7 
Free
Optional activities/ excursions (see list below)
Transfer to the port
Speedboat to Piraeus (3 hrs.)

DAY 8 
Free
Transfer to the airport/ departure

INCLUDED

  • B&B accommodation for three nights in a 4+ stars hotel in the Athens area and for four nights in a 3+ stars hotel/ guest house in Milos
  • All private transfers with car or van from/ to El. Venizelos international airport, Piraeus and Milos ports and for scheduled activities and tours
  • A welcome dinner in Athens
  • A professional tour guide for the Athens center city tour (includes admissions to the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, a coffee and snack)
  • An Athens Random guided half-day tour (includes coffee and snack)
  • A full-day Athens Coast tour, including admission to Vouliagmenis’ Lake and Cape Sounion
  • A/R speed boat tickets to Milos island
  • A Best of Milos full-day tour (includes water and snack)
  • A sailboat or catamaran (subject to availability) around Milos full-day excursion (lunch, snacks, refreshments included)
  • General liability insurance
  • All applicable taxes and VAT

NOTES

Athens tours are available in many different languages, Milos tours are in English, Spanish and French. You will need sunglasses, hat, suncream, swimsuit and a beach towel. Also, trekking shoes for the visit to the Acropolis are recommended, as well as a mosquito repellent. The sailboat around Milos tour may change date due to bad weather conditions. If weather does not allow it to happen any day of your stay in Milos, you will be offered an alternate tour, or be fully refunded for the tour itself.

Hotel accommodation depends on availability. Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well (single occupancy supplement applies). If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

* AIG insurance health and accident cover available upon request (€ 20 pp.)

OPTIONAL TOURS & EXCURSIONS IN MILOS (inquire for rates)

  • Melian cuisine cooking class – private (+€50 pp)
  • Kayak tours – shared group (+€65 pp)
  • Milos Safari – discovering the wild side of the island – private (+€120 pp)
  • Geological private tour (+€50 pp)
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