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Ikaria and Samos

Cyclades, Greece
Saturday, August, 31, 2019
11
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798.00€

Ikaria and Samos

798.00€
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Ikaria and Samos

Contrastingly different islands but equally beautiful!

Ikaria
Ikaria is a real treasure of the Aegean and is very much loved by its inhabitants. This island provides tranquillity, untouched nature, clear air, healthy food, good wine and an example of how to lead a simple but yet happy and fulfilling life. In ancient times it was known as the ‘healing island’ and recently was named the 5th Blue Zone in the world, an honour bestowed for healthy lifestyles and its peoples’ longevity. Discover the visual beauty and moods of the rugged-wild pine forests, megalith rocks, amazing crystal clear sea and the resilient, humorous, independent people and their appreciation of the safe ‘paradise’ in which they live.

Samos
Samos is an island ruled by legend and beauty. It is the island of the father of mathematics, Pythagoras, the astronomer Aristarchus and the
philosopher Epicurus. It is the home of goddess Hera and the land that hosted Herodotus and Aesop. It has long been a crossroads between Europe and Asia. In the sixth century BC, under its ruler Polycrates, whose ambitions and his campaigns of conquest in Asia Minor helped transform its capital Pythagoreion into one of the Aegean’s powerful city states.

Duration

11 days

Tour content

General interest, landscapes, nature and history

DAY
1

Arrive Athens airport. Transfer to Hotel Aquamarine. Overnight.

DAY
2

Transfer to Athens airport for flight to Ikaria. Arrive Ikaria airport. Transfer by coach to hotel at Avlaki.
Welcome drink and dinner at hotel. Overnight at Karras Star Hotel.

DAY
3

Optional walk in Raches mountain area. Gentle half day (approx. 3-4 hours). Light lunch in the area. Followed by a visit to a winery. Return to hotel by coach. Overnight at Karras Star Hotel.

DAY
4

By coach through the mountains to the south coast. Arrive at Manganitis for a sail by boat along the shore. Light lunch locally. Return by coach to hotel. Overnight at Karas Star Hotel.

DAY
5

Second optional walk . Wildwest history trail (approx.3-4 hours). Lunch in the area. Return to by coach to hotel. Overnight at Karas Star Hotel.

DAY
6

Third optional walk. Walking along the Halares Gorge from Christos in Rahes to the iconic Nas beach (4-5 hrs). Lunch in the area. Return to by coach to hotel. Overnight at Karas Star Hotel.

DAY
7

Tour of the island by coach. Suitable stop for light lunch. Continue to Agios Kirikos to board for Pythagoreio, Samos. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight Fyto Aqua Blue.

DAY
8

Day at leisure. Optional visits to sites in the area. Overnight at Fyto Aqua Blue.

DAY
9

Day at leisure. Optional visits to sites in the area. Overnight at Fyto Aqua Blue.

DAY
10

Day at leisure. In the evening transfer to the airport for flight to Athens. Transfer to Hotel Aquamarine. Overnight.

DAY
11

Departure transfer to Athens airport for flight home.

PRICE:

€798 per person (sharing twin-bedded room)
€254 single room supplement

INCLUDED:

• Assistance upon arrival & departure
• Return transfers from/to Athens airport
• Good standard 3 / 4 star hotels in twin-bedded with private facilities/breakfast
• Arrival/departure transfers in Ikaria & Samos
• Bus tour of Ikaria
• Boat shore excursion in Ikaria
• Domestic flights: Athens-Ikaria and Samos-Athens
• Ferry boat Ikaria – Samos
• Taxes, VAT & service

NOT INCLUDED:

• Optional walks Ikaria (details to be advised)
• Optional visits Samos (details to be advised)
• Entrance fees to sites, museums & winery
• Meals €12 – €20 (excluding drinks/wine)
• Drinks and beverages
• Tips, gratuities, porterage

More Information

Recommended flights

Please ask for our list of recommended flights to Athens.

Sunday, 13 May outbound – arrival Athens: If you prefer to book a flight not on the recommended list that is more convenient for you then it would be helpful to arrive in Athens by 20.30 hours so that you are in time for the coach transfer from Athens airport.
Wednesday, 23 May inbound – depart Athens: For your return if you prefer to book a flight not on the recommended list then please ensure that it departs Athens either at approximately 12.00 hours or 22.00 hours in order to fit in with the 2 coach transfers to Athens airport. For those of you leaving on a late flight in the evening, we will arrange a coach tour in the area.

If you require further information regarding flights from your point of origin from anywhere in the world please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail info@naturallygreece.gr we would be pleased to assist. If your flight arrives and departs at a different time then we can arrange a private transfer for you.

Group Size

15 – 25 persons

Weather

15 – 25 °C Mainly sunny, rain possible.

Meals

There are some many excellent places to experience the tasty local specialities and mostly we will all eat together although anybody wishing to opt out is welcome to.

Walks

These are optional and vary between 6-8 kms (3-5 hours duration depending on terrain) and are led by a local guide. Most paths are in reasonably good condition but anybody joining the walks should be happy to walk on rough surfaces, climb up steps and negotiate some moderate ascents.

Booking information – How to book – Terms and Conditions

Naturally Greece is trading under the tour operator Palandjian World Ltd

How to Book a Naturally Greece Tour
Early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Complete the on line booking request and we will reply with confirmation to your e-mail address.

Deposits Required
For our tours € 250 (euros) per person is required (or full payment if the booking is made within two months of departure).Upon receipt of your deposit we will send you a confirmation receipt.

How to Pay
By secure payment link or by bank transfer. We do not accept American Express cards. Please Note: Credit card charges are non-refundable under any circumstance.

Payment of Balance
The full payment is due two calendar months prior to departure.

Insurance
It is essential that you have full insurance cover in force for the duration of the tour. Please note your insurance will not be effective and you will not be covered for cancellation charges until you pay the full premium. We require all participants to have adequate travel insurance covering accidents, sickness, medical expenses, repatriation and personal liability as well as cancelled, delayed and missed departure. We also recommend ensuring you have cancellation cover in place for all tours, from the time of booking.

Flight arrangements
It is your own responsibility to book and pay for your flights to Greece. Upon booking your flights, please complete the Flight Confirmation Form at least 2 months before commencement of the tour and send by e-mail.

Fitness to Travel
Passengers should be in good health as all tours involve a fair amount of walking often over uneven cobbled streets, rough paths, steep hillsides or steps.

Accommodation
Hotel accommodation is in twin-sharing or double-bedded rooms with private bath or shower and toilet. We will try to accommodate clients who request single rooms. We will also try to accommodate clients travelling on their own but wishing to share, but if there is no other single person on the tour willing also to share we will have to charge the single room supplement.

Special Requests
Any special requests made on your booking form will be noted and we will do our best to provide these for you. We cannot, however, guarantee to comply with your request.

Changes by Naturally Greece
At present all information regarding the tour has been checked and is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, for reasons beyond our control, changes may need to be made to hotels, programmes and leaders. We cannot therefore guarantee that itineraries and programmes will be followed as published.

Cancellation by Customers
Should you have to cancel your tour, you should notify us in writing advising us of the reason for cancellation. The scale of cancellation charges is calculated according to the number of days prior to departure that written notice is received by us.