Tour: RM - 2013 (RM) - 2013 / 2015

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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Greek Dinner by the Sea Don't miss the chance to admire the illuminated harbor of Microlimano. It is said this port was protected by the goddess Mounihia Artemis, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Port of Munihia. Later drive to the yachting marina, a perfect place to enjoy your 4-course dinner, with drinks, at one of the city's finest restaurants.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Plaka with Dinner Sample a glass of ouzo and enjoy a Greek-style, 4-course dinner, with drinks included, at a taverna in the festive Plaka district. Folk dances put you in that special mood reminiscent of Zorba the Greek.

Approximate value: €56 EUR per person

Excursion to Agia Anna Beach in Kalafati and Ano Mera with Lunch Today drive to the beautiful Agia Anna Beach in Kalafati, located in the southeast part of the island. This area of the island is a change of pace from the cosmopolitan bustle of Mykonos Town. It is the only beach on the southern side of Mykonos that is sheltered from the winds, so sit back and relax on your sunbed for a couple of hours and admire the view of the crystal clear blue-green water. Later, visit Ano Mera, the second largest village on the island and the most populated village on the island. You will have time to explore the several scattered settlements with the Cloister in the center and the Panagia Tourliani Monastery (15th century AC) named after the dome (tourlos in the Mykonian dialect) of the church, which is also the name of an Icon of Virgin Mary. This Icon is believed to be blessed or miraculous, as most people say in Greece, and many go there to pray. Later enjoy a light lunch in the main square with traditional homemade Greek food.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

South Coast Cruise Cruise the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea on a traditional Greek Kaiki-style ship and discover the most beautiful beaches of the protected south coast of Mykonos. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, "Mykonos"? Next why not board at Ornos Beach and journey to the natural beach of Frangias? You will have time for swimming or snorkeling (weather permitting) in the crystal clear water, or enjoy a tasty snack on the beach with wine, and Ouzo. Your next stop is the picturesque bay of Kalafatis where you can relax and enjoy lunch at a sea-side restaurant (menu: Greek salad, Tzatziki, bread, oven roast chicken with potatoes or a vegetarian pasta dish; 1/4 liter of wine and water). After lunch, spend some leisure time on the beach or in the local coffee bar and later continue cruising to well-known Paradise Beach where you have the opportunity for another dip in the sea or to stop at the Tropicana Bar which has recently been elected as one of the best beach bars worldwide. On your way back to Ornos, stop at Platis Yalos Beach, the oldest and most established of the resort areas with the possibility of disembarkation.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person

The Ancient, Sacred Island of Delos Join your local guide on a visit of the island of Delos, the sacred island of the Ancient Greek, which according to mythology, was revealed among the waves of the Agean sea to Leto, who was chased by the jealous Hero and was the refugee where she gave birth to Apollo and Artemis. The island is located in the hearth of the Cyclades, in the Aegean sea and due to its mystical location, it became home to the first multicultural civilization and was an important trade center in Ancient Greece. Stroll across the Agora market place, the famous Terrace of the Naxos Lions, the Sacred Lake, living quarters, and a theatre, all giving you an idea of daily life during that early period. Also see the Houses of Dionysos, Cleopatra, the Trident, the Masks, the Dolphins, the Temple of the Egyptian goddess Isis, the Roman water system and cisterns, and a wonderful museum with many breathtaking mosaics, statues and objects found during archaeological excavations. A light Greek snack is included.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Akrotiri Tour: Explore the Lost City of Atlantis Join your expert local guide on a tour of the archaeological excavation site known as Akrotiri a fascinating site on the island of Santorini. This Bronze Age settlement, from the 3rd millennium BC was destroyed in 1450 BC due to a massive volcanic eruption and was buried in volcanic ash. Nowadays the picturesque streets, the two- story buildings, the local frescoes and plenty of tools witness the ways of life in the prehistoric time. It is also known as the possible inspiration behind Plato's story of Atlantis, the legendary island first mentioned in the author's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written in 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying "across the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune.

Approximate value: €40 EUR per person

Excursion to Imerovigli and Oia A short drive takes you to Imerovigli, one of the most beautiful villages in the Aegean Sea region. Built opposite the volcanic isles, it is perched at an altitude of more than 900 feet (300 meters) above the caldera, offering spellbinding views. Then, travel to the unique village of Oia at the tip of northern Santorini. Also built on the steep slope of the caldera, many of its dwellings are built into niches in the volcanic rock. Charming houses on narrow streets, blue-domed churches, and two-story mansions painted in a spectrum of pastel colors are a photographer's dream. Time to relax and enjoy the spectacular panorama and sunset.

Approximate value: €37 EUR per person