Early Bird Prize #1 2017 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 SR5 + Greece Vacation + $16,000 Cash Package Value $67,000
Get Lost in the Sun-Bleached Ancient Ruins of in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece for Seven Days & Six Nights for Two, Including Private Tours of Athens and Delos, High Speed Ferry Between Islands, Private Airport Transfers, and Round Trip Economy Air for Two
A visit to the land of Homer, Aristotle, and Sophocles is a journey to the dawn of classical civilization, with archaeological treasures galore. Athens’ towering temples and ancient artifacts inspire awe, while divine islands of Mykonos and Santorini invite simple pleasures and a taste of the good life. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sip wine (the gift of Dionysus, god of the grape harvest), delve into history on Delos, and find yourself awe-struck on the Aegean Sea on this incredible tour of Greece!
Past and present merge in Athens, the capital of Greece and ancient capital of the world, a metropolis that can be likened to an open-air museum, with iconic monuments, incredible museums, and ancient landmarks everywhere you turn. The magnificent Acropolis stands tall over the city, the Parthenon epitomizes the glory of Greece, the Erechteion – a former temple built on the most sacred part of the Acropolis – today houses the Caryatids, six larger-than-life maiden columns. Walk to the Roman Agora through the well-preserved Gate of Athena Archegetis, flanked by four Doric columns, which was financed by Julius Caesar and erected in the 1st century AD. You’ll get a true taste of heartfelt Greek hospitality and modern luxury at the Electra Athens, ideally located in the commercial district, and close enough for you to walk towards the Acropolis, the Plaka neighborhood, the ancient Agora and the new Acropolis Museum.
See the seaside glamour of Greece on the island of Mykonos, paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire white-washed houses with colorful doors and window frames, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and hidden churches. Pay a visit to the church of Panayia Paraportiani, the Town hall and the castle situated above the harbour. Don’t forget to visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums to take in a little history. Wander around the pedestrian shopping streets of the Hóra, always colorful and busy. The most glamorous of all is Matoyánni Street, lined with brand name stores, charming cafés and stylish restaurants. The luxurious newly renovated Petasos Beach in Mykonos, stands majestically on a private peninsula offering great class, impeccable taste in seductive luxury, and stunning sea views of the Aegean for unique privacy and relaxation. The resort boasts breathtaking natural beauty, and warm and kindhearted people with a tradition of excellence in service who are dedicated to your well being.
Mykonos is also the jumping-off point for the fascinating archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where after a short boat ride you’ll spend a half-day touring and exploring the wonders of this former prosperous trading port in the Cyclades archipelago. According to Greek mythology, Apollo and Artemis were born here, and his sanctuary attracted pilgrims from all over Greece. No other island on Earth hosts so many monumental antiquities from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods. Bearing traces of civilizations in the Aegean world from the third millennium B.C. to the Paleochristian era, the historical significance of Delos is exceptionally rich, and paints a picture of the great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port it once was.
The precious gem of the Aegean, Santorini, is where Greek fantasy comes to life. With its multicolored cliffs, white houses, beautiful beaches, gorgeous scenery, ancient cities, breathtaking sunsets, incredible wine, an active volcano, and a setting in the center of the sapphire Aegean Sea, it’s no wonder Santorini has become one of Greece’s top destinations! Firá, the picturesque capital of the island, is perched high up on the edge of the Caldera, and offers several options to get to know the culture of the island. A visit to the Archaeological Museum will fascinate you with artifacts from the ancient Minoan settlement of Akrotiri. Explore the town’s numerous churches and monasteries such as Agios Minas, the cathedral of Ipapanti, the cathedral of Christ, the monastery of Panagia ton Dominikanidon, Panagia tou Rodariou and the Catholic Cathedral. Stay in luxury at the prestigious El Greco Resort Rotel, which welcomes you to a place that combines simplicity with beauty, and ensures you have a truly unforgettable experience.
Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 1 night accommodations at the Hotel Electra Athens upon arrival
• 2 nights accommodations in Mykonos at Petasos Beach Resort and Spa with sea view
• 2 nights accommodations in Santorini at Hotel El Greco
• 1 night accommodations at the Hotel Electra Athens on departure
• Daily breakfast
• High speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos
• Economy class air from Mykonos to Athens
• Half-day private tour in Athens, including the Acropolis, including entrance fees
• Half-day private tour of Delos from Mykonos, including entrance fees
• Private arrival & departure transfers in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini
• High speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos & Mykonos to Santorini (economy class)
• Economy class flight from Santorini to Athens
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)
• Free concierge reservation service
2017 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 SR5
The 4Runner’s proven body-on-frame construction has helped it conquer the off-road for over 30 years and counting. 4Runner helps you reach the most remote corners of the map with available Crawl Control (CRAWL) and Multi-terrain Select. It boasts a 17/21 est. mpg and 17-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels with a leather-trimmed steering wheel and towing capacity of up to 5000 lbs.