june 2020 gastronomy tour

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at the hotel /Amarilia.  Dinner and overnight stay in Athens.


Day 2 : Breakfast at the hotel.  Depart hotel to visit the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum and Plaka.  Pass through Syntagma Square to see and take pictures at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier then visit the National Garden, by private bus and English-speaking guide. After lunch depart to visit Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon.  Direct transfer to Piraeus port to catch the ferryboat to Heraklion.  Overnight on cabin on the boat.


Day 3: Arrival transfer from Heraklion port to Heraklion hotel including also a morning tasting of bougatsa and cafe at Heraklion city. Check in at hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Heraklion. 


Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel. Private full day wine and Terroir tour of Heraklion with guide at Acharnes and Peza including an advanced wine tasting per guest and one bottle of wine per person to be offered.  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Heraklion.


Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel.  Day of Leisure. Cretan Night at Karouzanos Village. Overnight at hotel in Heraklion.


Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel.  Transfer from to Heraklion port. Embarkation on hydro boat and sail to Santorini. Upon arrival at Santorini port transfer at the hotel. Settlement and check in. Rest of the day at your own leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Santorini. 


Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Your full day tour starts from your hotel driving towards Pyrgos village. You will pass by Megalohori and then arrive to Pyrgos where you will enjoy a short stop to stroll around and explore this traditional village. Then head up to Profitis Ilias for a short stop and then proceed for visit a local winery for a tour and introduction to the local wines followed by a wine tasting of 3 local wines as well as screening of informative film & guided tour to the winery. Then depart for the traditional settlement of Oia which is located on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff top. Oia hosts the most magnificent views on Santorini and a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other leads to this attractive town. Walk around and discover the typical Santorinian architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil, their whitewashed walls and blue domes sparkling under the sunlight. Before or after sunset you will enjoy a dinner at local restaurant in Oia and then return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Santorini.


Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Around noon time you will be driven to the Akrotiri area where the Aeolos taverna is located.  Upon arrival you will be greeted with a chilled glass of wine or ouzo, the aniseed flavored Greek liquor and continue with sampling both local Santorinian specialties as well as popular Greek dishes.  Along with the master chefs at this acclaimed Greek taverna, the cooking demonstration will showcase local ingredients and unforgettable techniques that are sure to engage your appetite.  After the demonstration, enjoy the chef's creations.  After lunch, you will re-board your coach to be driven back to your hotel. Rest of day of your own. Overnight at hotel in Santorini.


Day 9: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer for port of Athinios. Embarkation on hydro boat and sail to Pireaus port. Upon arrival at Piraeus port transfer to Amarilia Hotel in Vouliagmeni. Dinner and overnight in Athens.


Day 10: Breakfast at hotel. Check out.