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7 Days

Athens & Santorini Vacation Package

【7-Day】Athens & Santorini Vacation Package

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Kenya – Athens

Santorini

Athens – Kenya

Highlights

  • Plan your own itinerary to explore Greece or spend time leisurely at your own pace
  • Provides lot of optional activities to explore the local culture, food and attractions
  • Fun in the sun
  • Head out for an unforgettable night in local clubs

Prices

Single Room PP

$2,935
Ksh 299,300

Double Room PP

$2,200
Ksh 224,400

Triple Room PP

$2,060
Ksh 210,100

All Rates Are Per Person
For Children Rates Please Contact Us

Age Range 

1 to 99 Years

Travel Style

Modern air-conditioned coach

For Information On Travelling With Children Please Contact Us

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kenya To Greece

Take a flight from Kenya and arrive in the beautiful city of Athens.

Check into your hotel. From now until tomorrow afternoon the time is yours to relax and explore. Our adventure starts the next day.

Sightseeing
Athens

Athens

Athens is the capital city of Greece with a registered metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization. The design of the city is marked by Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman civilizations.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
BW Fenix ,  Athens Atrium hotel ,  Novotel Hotel , OR Similar
 

Day 2: Athens – Santorini

Summary of The Day

Take a boat ride to Santorini Island and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea.

Approximate Timings of Boat, Departures at 07:25 AM, Arrival 15:10 PM * Ship time is for reference only, the actual final time is subject to change which will be mentioned in your detailed itinerary.

After arriving at Holy Island, we will arrange the pick-up shuttle to the hotel.

If your hotel is close to Oia, you can watch the sunset at the northern end of Oia before the night. Go ahead and grab a better viewing position. If your stay is available in other locations, you can first visit the area to enjoy the sunset.

Note

From Athens to Santorini, you will be taking a boat to Santorini Island and the journey takes about 7-8 hours. You can upgrade to flight at your own expense which takes about 1-2 hour.

Sightseeing
Santorini

Santorini

Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine (eggplant), the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano. There are naturally fantastic beaches such as the beach of Perissa, maybe the best beach in Santorini, the black pebble beach of Kamari, white beach and red beach.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Kallisti Thera ,  Aegean Plaza ,  Santorini Palace , OR Similar

Day 3: Santorini Free Day* Recommended Free Local Activity Option

Summary of The Day

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. You can choose to participate in local free day trips and half-day trips. Or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go shopping and buy some gifts for friends & friends.

Sightseeing
Palia Kameni

Option 1: AFRODITI a traditional wooden boat sunset dinner

(Departing at 14:30, about 3 hours tour, daily departures)

Take the shuttle to Athinios Pier (Old Port), board the traditional “Aphrodite” wooden boat, and enjoy the sunset dinner.

First stop is at the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Visitors can explore the volcanic rock by taking a tour, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the ticket is 2.5 Euros per person. Second stop will be at the island of Palaia Kameni, famous for its hot springs. The tour takes about 30 minutes. Third stop will be at the Oia town of Oia, to watch the world-famous sunset on the sea, and enjoy the delicious dinner on board with the unique wine of Santorini. After sunset, we will return to the port of Athinios and take the shuttle back to the hotel.

Buffet dinner: pork rolls, chicken rolls, rice, baked potatoes, Greek salad, tzatziki sauce (cucumber + yogurt + garlic), bread, fruit, wine, and water.

*Note: Operation begins on May 1st

CATAMARAN

Option 2: CATAMARAN quality catamaran

(Departing at 09:30 or 14:30, about 5 hours of tour, daily departures)

In Santorini, the best way to cruise the sea is by a catamaran! Departing from Ammoudi bay in Oia, Oia.

First stop: Near Aspronissi and Akrotiri, ± 30 minutes swimming on the red beach.

Second stop: ± 60 minutes of white sand swimming, snorkeling (including equipment, masks, snorkels and fins) with barbecue on board. Then sail towards the volcanic island.

Third stop: ± 30 minutes hot spring swimming. Ammoudi bay is over.

The last stop of the afternoon tour will be to enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the Aegean Sea on the boat.

Includes on-board barbecue: pork or chicken, vegetables, Greek traditional salad, bread, potato salad, Ntolmadakia (grape-wrapped food), Tzatziki sauce (cucumber silk + Greek yogurt + garlic), vegetable rice, Mpriam (made from pumpkin and eggplant) Traditional Greek cuisine). Drinks: Unlimited Santorini wine, anise, drink, and water.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Kallisti Thera ,  Aegean Plaza ,  Santorini Palace , OR Similar

Day 4: Santorini Free Day* Recommended Free Local Activity Option

Summary of The Day

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. You can choose to participate in local free, full-day trips or half-day trips. Or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go for shopping and buy some gifts for family & friends.

Note

During the off-season (December 01, 2018 – March 28, 2019), the island activities are closed.

Sightseeing
Kamari Beach

Option 1: Santorini bus tour around the island

(Starting at 11:30 until sunset, about 7 hours tour, daily departures)

Pick up the guests at the designated location at 11:30 am and take the tour bus to start the Santorini around-the-island tour accompanied by a professional English speaking tour guide.

The first stop explores the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, located at the southern end of Santorini, a city that has been nearly 3,500 years under volcanic lava and ashes. On the ruins, you can see the people’s residence from the late Neolithic period (about 4000 BC). The visit time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the ticket is 5 euros per person.

Next stop to the famous Black Beach: Perissa here you can fully enjoy the Aegean sun and the unique black beach. Have a cup of iced coffee or enjoy local food with a drink, or explore some water sports.

Then we will visit the traditional village Megalochori, a small inland village that retains the authentic style of Santorini. Hundreds of white houses, narrow cobblestone paths, visit the iconic building on the postcard – the Blue Top Church. Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island (about 600 meters high), can enjoy the full view of Santorini at 360°.

Then it’s time to taste the local specialties: Santo Wine, one of the island’s most famous wineries. Accompanied by a professional visit to the winery to learn about the local wine cultivation and production process. Enjoy a glass of wine while admiring the volcano on the cliff bar of the estate.

The last stop is the Oia sunset that must not be missed. Approximately 2 hours of leisure time to stroll through the exquisite town of Oia to watch the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean Sea.

Reference price: Adult € 46 / person; Child € 24 / person

Santorini

Option 2: Santorini wine tasting tour

(Starting at 10:30 or 14:30, tour time about 4-5 hours, daily departures)

Santorini’s unique location and geology have given birth to unique grapes, and the wines that have been brewed are also known throughout the world. We will take you to uncover the secrets of Santorini wines.

A well-designed wine tasting tour will make it easy to experience the island’s wine culture and satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding sommeliers. Visit 3 wineries and taste 15 different wines with snacks and local cheeses. Visit vineyards and wineries that began hundreds of years ago, and sommeliers and producers will give you a detailed explanation of the wine’s history and brewing process as well as other wine-related expertise.

Reference price: adult € 132 / person; child € 66 / person

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Santorini Palace ,  Milos Villa ,  Aegean Plaza , OR Similar

Day 5: Santorini – Return to Athens

Summary of The Day

Today, we will arrange a shuttle for you to pick from the hotel to Santorini Marina, to take a boat back to Athens.Departures at 15:30. Arrival at 23:25

Arrival in Athens we will arrange a pick-up shuttle to take you to the hotel.

* Ship time is for reference only, the actual final time is subject to change which will be mentioned in your detailed itinerary.

Note

Travel time from Santorini to Athens takes approximately 7-8 hours by boat, and you can upgrade to take flight at your own expense.

Sightseeing
Santorini

Santorini – Athens

In Athens, there are many famous sights around the Plaka area, which is the transportation center of Athens. There are many romantic quality shops, grocery stores. You can have a great time here.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Emmentina ,  Airotel Stratos vassilikos ,  Athens Atrium hotel , OR Similar

Day 6: Athens Free Day* (Recommended Free Optional Tours)

Summary of The Day

Enjoy morning breakfast in the hotel. You can choose to participate in local free full-day trips or half-day trips. Or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go shopping and buy some gifts for family & friends.

Sightseeing
Acropolis

Option 1: Athens half-day city tour

(Starting at 08:45, tour time is about 4.5 hours, daily departures)

[Marble Stadium] Athens’s Panathinaiko Stadium is the main venue for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The 2004 Athens Olympic Games was back here again and is the end of the annual marathon. It is currently the only large stadium in the world that is entirely made of marble (get off the bus and take photos).

[Constitution Square] The journey begins with the Constitution Square: the main square of Athens, the capital of Greece, in front of the Greek Parliament, named after the Greek Constitution approved by King Otto on September 3, 1843. Visit the Parliament Building, Monument to the Unknown Soldier; visit the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, University Street’s three classic architectural facades (at the Academy of Sciences at the University of Athens, the University of Athens and the National Library of Greece), Russian Orthodox Church Church and so on.

[Acropolis] The most famous ancient architectural complex in Athens (Acropolis Athens) is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The attractions include Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Adicus Amphitheatre, Erich Weng Temple, Wuyi Victory Temple, and Dionysus Theater. Walking through the old town of Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis is also a magical experience.

[New Acropolis Museum] The new Acropolis Museum in Athens is located at the foot of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. Covering an area of ​​about 25,000 square meters, it is a combination of modern and classical architecture. The new museum makes visitors feel like they are in the space-time corridor, between the old and the modern. The collections in the museum are mainly from the Acropolis and the surrounding areas of the Acropolis. Especially the sculptures from the Acropolis and the threshold of the Parthenon are extremely shocking!

Reference price: adult €78/person; child €49/person

Athens

Option 2: Athens special food tour (half day on foot)

(Starting at 09:15, tour time is about 3.5 hours, daily departures)

At 09:15 near the Panepistimio subway station, the ZARA gate of Korai Street gathers. In the heart of Athens, a different “follow-the-go” food route, if you want to learn about traditional Greek cuisine in the shortest possible time, don’t miss it!

There are many fruit shops and spice shops along the way, beautiful colors and enticing aromas; deli, bakeries, dessert shops, and of course the famous food market in Athens. Our professional guides will explain the use of ingredients, Mediterranean cooking and some interesting food stories.

Reference price: adult € 49 / person; child € 38 / person

Aegean Sea

Option 3: Aegean three island day tour

(Starting at 07:30, tour time is about 12 hours, daily departures)

Quality cruises, delicious food, wonderful traditional song, and dance, bring your good mood, enjoy the sun, the sea and entertainment!

The first island is Idra Island (HYDRA), the smallest island in the Saronic Gulf. There are no motor vehicles on the island, and the hustle and bustle and water taxis are the main means of transportation here, and the island is different. It is also one of the dream places for painters and photographers. The tour takes about 2 hours.

The second island is the island of Poros, where the island is full lush plants, with pine and lemon trees, and narrow, deep roads. On the clock tower, the panoramic view of Poros is unobstructed. The tour takes about 1 hour.

The last one is the largest of the three islands, Aegina (AEGINA), only 27 km from Athens. It has a long history, unbelievable clear waters.

Optional land tour: Aphaia Temple, built in 500 BC. The tour takes about 2 hours.

Reference price: adult € 115 / person; child € 78 / person

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Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Polis Grand ,  Stanley ,  Athens Atrium hotel , OR Similar

Day 7: Athens – Kenya

Summary of The Day

Our scheduled drop-off driver will be waiting for you at the agreed location to take you to the airport.

Note

Please make reasonable arrangements for the scheduled time and go to the airport for check-in and tax refund procedures for more than three hours in advance.

Arrive In Kenya

Meals

Whats Included

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Return Flights 

  1. 3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Athens
  2. 3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Santorini

English-speaking tour guide

Daily Continental Breakfast 

Return international flights

Airport transfer by taxi in Athens

Port transfer by taxi in Athens

Port transfer by minibus in Santorini

Athens – Santorini – Athens round-trip ferry ticket (air seat)

History, mythology and cultural talks

Not Included

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  • Meals which are not included in the package (some of the lunch is included in the optional activities)
  • Insurance
  • Travel insurance

 Letter for obtaining UK VISA (or) EU Schengen VISA can be issued upon request for customers who have booked our Europe Tours. 

A letter from Journey Genius will only act as a supporting document, however, the letter does not guarantee a VISA. 

 The issuance of VISA is at the discretion of the embassy/consulate. Journey Genius cannot be held responsible for VISA rejections.

Activities fee recommended in the itinerary

Destinations

Covering 1 Countries, 2 Cities and Towns

  • Athens (Greece)
  • Santorini (Greece)

About The Countries

Useful Things To Know Before You Go

Currencies

Euro

Greece

Plugs And Adapters

Greece Greece

Schengen Visa Requirements For Kenyans and Other Nationalities 

We can process your Shengen visa application for you or you can do it yourself directly. If you choose for us to process your visa we charge a fee. For either option the application and requirements are the same please see below:

  • You must submit an Original passport(*) valid for travel to the Members States to visit. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years. Kenyan Citizens must have a valid e-passport. 
  • You must submit a completed and signed visa application form. Each person travelling with you on your travel document must submit their own visa form. Forms for children under the age of 18 need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • If you are under 18 and are travelling without one or both of your parents or guardians, ask them to sign a consent form. Border guards may ask to see this form when you arrive.
  • You must submit Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages.
  • If the applicant is not a resident of Kenya, a justification for lodging the application here must be provided.
  • Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last three years..
  • Photocopy of the national ID card (both sides).
  • One color photo(*) not more than six months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background.
  • When you submit your application your fingerprints and photos will be taken. These will remain valid for 5 years. Some applicants, such as children under the age of 12, do not need to have their fingerprints taken.
  • Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary (it is not necessary to buy a flight ticket at this stage). We will provide this for you.
  • Individual medical travel insurance which covers all costs that could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid for the duration of the stay in all the Schengen countries Click here for a list of approved travel insurance companies.

Payment or proof of payment of the visa fee(*) (where applicable).

In addition to the above mentioned requirements, the application will be assessed on the criteria for which the relevant documents have been submitted:?

  •  the purpose of the journey;
  •  accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover accommodation;
  •  assessment of sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence;

(*) If your application lacks any of the above documents marked (*) it is considered inadmissible and your documents, including application fee will be returned to you without further notice. (Visa Codex art. 19:3).

Please complete the appropriate checklist:

How much does a visa cost?

When you apply for a visa  you must pay a fee. The application fee are as follows:

  • Schengen visa child (under 6). Free of charge.
  • Schengen visa child (6 – 11 years). Ksh 3,900
  • Schengen visa Adult. Ksh 8,000

If you apply for the visa yourself directly the application fees above will be the only cost.

If you would like us to process your Schengen visa we charge Ksh 10,000. (excluding application fee)

How long does it take?

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you intend to travel. You should apply no later than 15 working days in advance.

In most cases, you will be informed within 15 calendar days whether your application has been successful. Sometimes it can take up to 30 days if more time is needed, and up to 60 days in exceptional cases, for example if extra documents are required.

How will my application be assessed?

Some Schengen member states want to exchange information on visa applicants. This check (known as ‘consultation’) is mandatory for certain nationalities and can take up to 7 days.

Your application will also be checked in the Schengen Information System (SIS II). In addition, your application details will be checked and saved in the Visa Information System (VIS).

Cancellations Due To Visa Rejections

For customers who have availed the VISA letter from Journey Genius and wish to cancel the tour due to VISA rejection:

  * 45 Days (or) more – 16 Days prior to tour departure date — The tour cost will be refunded post deducting service fee of USD 70. Subject to if Airline tickets have been booked then the cost of the airline tickets will be non refundable

  * 15 – 07 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date — The entire tour cost will be forfeited & no-refund will be available

*Letter of VISA rejection issued by the embassy/consulate along with Journey Genius Cancellation Request Form form has to be emailed to info@journeygeniustravel.com  no later than 16 days prior to the tour departure date. Without which the cancellation request will not be processed.  

*Cancellation request will not be accepted if tour departure date is less than 16 days.

Cancellations For Personal Reasons After Receiving Visa Supporting Documents

For customers who have availed the VISA letter from Journey and wish to cancel the tour due to personal reasons post VISA being granted:

  * 45 Days (or) more – 16 Days prior to tour departure date — 75 % of tour cost paid will be refunded. If airline tickets have been booked then the cost of the airline tickets will not be refunded.

  * 08-15 Days prior to tour departure date — 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded. If airline tickets have been booked then the cost of the airline tickets will not be refunded

  * 07 Days (or) lesser prior to our departure date — The entire tour cost will be forfeited & no-refund will be available

*Copy of VISA issued by the embassy/consulate along with “Journey Genius Cancellation Request Form” form has to be emailed to info@journeygeniustravel.com. Without which the cancellation request will not be processed.  

*Cancellation request will not be excepted if tour departure date is less than 08 days.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

* Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

* Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

* This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

* Subject to availability of seats

* Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges. 

* If any airline tickets have been booked the cost of the airline ticket will be non refundable over and above cancellation charges. 

Cancellation Made Within

Refund Policy

31 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date

90% of tour cost paid will be refunded

15-30 Days prior to tour departure date

75% of tour cost paid will be refunded

08-14 Days prior to tour departure date

50% of tour cost paid will be refunded

07 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date

The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

* Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

* Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

* Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

* This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

* Subject to availability of seats.

* Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

* Subject to airline modification fees if accepted by airline.

4) For requests to change name of passengers. Only Possible if Airline tickets have not been booked. Subject to individual airline policy and the airlines fees for change of name.

Modification Notice Period

Service Charge

Requests made from the date of booking until 07 day prior to the tour departure date

US $ 70 will be charged for each order

Requests made 07 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure

No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail “Travel Insurance” to protect themselves against personal / natural / man made exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Journey Genius will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / man made exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our “Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy” would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@journeygeniustravel.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached “Journey Genius Cancellation Request Form“.

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