EXCURSIONS IN THE ISLANDS

MYKONOS ISLAND- CYCLADES

Σχετική εικόνα- MYKONOS TOWN – EXCURSION

Mykonos island can be a magnificent experience by having your own tour in the blue and white narrow streets and buildings. With the aid of a highly experienced guide you will be shown the island's most famous sites and learn of its incredible history. On this excursion you can discover on a trip the inner island's landscape and beaches. The compact harbor-town of Mykonos is an excellent example of Cycladic architecture that is uniquely preserved. Some of the highlights of the tour include stops at The Windmills, Little Venice and the iconic church of Paraportianni. The inner-island portion of the tour takes you on a scenic journey through the countryside and with a visit to the small village at the center of the island which is Ano Mera. There is the traditional village square which is bordered with outdoor tavernas and coffee shops, where you will also see the 16th century cathedral monastery of Panagia Tourliani.
 Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για DELOS-DELOS BOAT TRIP EXCURSION 

In this boat trip excursion, you can enjoy a fascinating and informative visit to the archaeological site of Delos. Famous as the celebrated birthplace of Apollo, the island's vast expanse of ancient ruins marks the existence of what was once one of the most important spiritual, economic and commercial centers of its time. During the tour, you will visit the marble remains of the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, walk the celebrated Avenue of Lions and stand at the center of the dramatic amphitheater. The tour is a visit to the island's archaeological museum as well, which houses a collection of Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman and Classical sculptures and mosaics. Beautifully painted pottery and small bronze items that were used in everyday life are also on display. 


Mykonos

½ Delos Mykonos

A morning departure with the Seajet catamaran will whisk you to Mykonos in only 20 minutes, where you can connect to local departure to Delos. Once on Delos, you will meet our guide and begin your tour.
Delos is the Sacred Island of Antiquity and the birthplace of Apollo. The entire island, all 5 square kilometers, is an archaeological monument, with remains of temples, houses, holy places and settlements dating back to the Neolithic period.
Following your guided tour of Delos, you will be transported by boat back to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, where you will have plenty of time on your own to enjoy the sights, do some shopping, or have a quick bite, or a leisurely lunch. 




PAROS ISLAND – CYCLADES 

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PAROS PANTERONISSIA EXCURSION



-PANTERONISSIA EXCURSION 

Panteronissia are the small islands between the Soth of Paros and Antiparos.They are described as Blue Lagoon because of the crystal clear waters and the colours created from the reflections. 




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-SEA CAVES EXCURSION 

These caves were absolutely breath-taking. The coloration of the white rocks and turquoise blue waters were quite a magnificent site. We have never seen water so turquoise before!!! We had a blast jumping off into the water from the boat & swimming through the sea caves to explore.




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SANTORINI ISLAND – CYCLADES

-CALDERA & OIA SUNSET 

We will sail close to the old port of Fira and make our first stop in the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Walking up the soil path, we will approach the crater of the still active volcano. The trip continues to the second volcanic island named Palea Kameni. King Thiras boat makes a stop approximately 50 meters from the Hot Springs so you can dive in the green sulphur waters or simply relax and enjoy the view. After the Hot Springs we will sail to Thirasia island which was part of Santorini before the big explosion of the volcano. We will stay in Thirasia for two hours having the chance to go swimming, have lunch next to the sea or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. Leaving Thirasia island, the boat will take us to the port of Oia. We will walk up the steps to the most famous place of the world for its amazing sunset. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset. We will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the point you started the excursion.


-Santorini Bus Tour 

You will be transferred from the ship by a colorful local boat to where you will join the waiting motor coach. A short journey brings you to the archeological site of Akrotiri, one of the wonders of the Atlantida, and one of the most important civilastion in the ancient world. We will continue to Fira town, where the new Prehistoric Museum is located. In this remarkable museum you will see artifacts which were excavated at the site of Akrotiri, including the recent discovery of a gold Ibix. Upon completion of the visit at the museum you will proceed to the most northern tip of the island to experience the unique village of Oia. This dramatic small village built on a steep slope of the caldera has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock. As you walk through its narrow cobbled streets, you will come across many tiny shops which offer a varied and unusual collection of hand-made works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Oia, perched on the edge of the cliffs offers spectacular views of Fira and the volcano. After your tour, you will be taken to Fira town. Then, enjoy a short cable car ride down to the pier. 



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CRETE ISLAND

Join your expert guide on a journey back 5000 years into myths and legends and learn secrets of the oldest civilisation in Europe, the Minoans. This day brings history and legend to life and is a must see on any visit to Crete. After visiting the palace of Knossos, you will be taken into the capital Heraklion, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum. Afterwards, your guide will take you on a guided tour of the city centre. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy some free time to explore the bustling town. Or, do as the Greeks do and enjoy your café frappé in one of the many stylish sidewalk cafés.
The all-time classic excursion.




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Knossos museum


Among the most important sights of this island is the complex of the palace of Knossos. It is situated 6 km south of the capital of Crete and offers a view in the grandeur of the Minoan architecture and the fine lifestyle of the island-dwellers of that era. The 4000-years-old palace complex was discovered and excavated at the beginning of the 20th century by Sir Arthur Evans. The partial reconstruction of it is still a matter of controversy among the specialists, but certainly gives visitors a fantastic view of an era, when the rest of Europe still lived in the Stone Age. The residence of the fabulous King Minos comprised of over 1000 spaces, countless corridors, and halls. It was also the house of the mythical Greek monster Minotaur. 

During the midday break there is the chance of discovering the center of Heraklion. 

The visit of the Archeological Museum in Heraklion completes the journey through Minoan Times. Here are some of the finest finds of the earliest European Culture: frescoes, ritual vases, ceramics, jewels, seals and mysterious Minoan inscriptions.. There are also finds from the Stone Age to the Roman Times. 

Due to the Archaeological Museum renovation, one can visit the "temporary Museum of Archeology", which houses the highlights of the Minoan Civilization 


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RHODOS ISLAND – DODECANESSE

A first stop will take place at the Valley of the Butterflies:
this world-renowned site of exceptional scenic beauty comprises a valley lavishly grown with plane and pine trees, crossed by gargling streams and peopled by innumerous butterflies often resting by the
thousands along the tree trunks. The itinerary then brings visitors to the village of Embonas, famous for its vineyards and top-quality wineries yielding some of the island’s best wines – yours to taste and enjoy!
(lunch on the site is optional, its price being not included in the excursion fare). Then, on to the village of Sianna for some history and a visit for picture-taking to the ruins of the fort of Monolithos. Immediately afterwards, the journey will take you to the island’s southernmost tip, known as cape Prasonisi. More of an islet, this cape is only connected to Rhodes through a narrow strip of sandy land, forming two exotic beachfronts on either side. On the trip back, Lindos awaits to enchant you with its truly impressive citadel and the breathtaking, birds ‘eye views from above. We promise you a truly beautiful, indelibly memorable day




-Full day Old town and Lindos 


A drive of 45 minutes along the east coast of the island will bring us to Lindos the most beautiful village on the island. The village has been declared a monument for preservation and so has been able to retain most of its traditional color and charm. 

Above the white homes of Lindos and the blue of the Aegean rises the acropolis, sacred to the goddess Athena Lyndia and a mighty fortress. 

You may walk to the Acropolis (15 minutes) or hire a donkey to take you part of the way. The ancient sanctuary is built in levels leading upwards. At the highest of points is the temple of Athena Lyndia (4th c.BC). Within the acropolis are also the remains of a Byzantine. Church and the fortification of the Knights of St. John. From the top you may look down on St. Paul’s Bay, where it is said the Apostle first set foot on the island in the year 52 AD. Down from the acropolis, there will be time to walk the narrow streets of Lindos, visit its medieval church, shop or sit to have a cool drink in one of many cafes. From the village. We go to a beach for lunch and then board the bus to return to Rhodes. 

To exploration of the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes. It is situated high on the summit of “Monte Smith” Hill, where remnants of the Temple of “Apollo” and the restored edifices of the Ancient Stadium and Odium dominate over the modern city of Rhodes. 

Only a few minutes from the Acropolis, we enter yet another atmosphere: High walls, deep moats, narrow cobbled streets lead the way to the medieval town of the Knights. Byzantine churches, Gothic rhythm Palace, Inns and Hospitals, and Mosques co-exist in the most traditional Greek setting touched little by modern hectic pace and way of life. 

One of the most impressive building within the Walls is the “Grand Masters’ Palace” it was restored during the Italian period of the island today housing a superb collection of original mosaics from Kos island dating from the Hellenistic to early Byzantine period. With a visit there, the wide Street of the Knights will capture your heart and mind with its simplicity. Inns of Knights, Consulates, chapels and churches as well as houses lead the way to the Hospital of the Knights without of visit. 



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