(www.c10mt.com) Since 1965 Pacific Travel Agency provides travel and tourism services to travelers visiting Greece, from all over the world. Upon arrival at the Athens International Airport you can enjoy - individually or as part of a group - the 24-hour service of the Pacific Airport Office, situated in the arrivals hall. During your stay in Athens, our City Office, located right in the heart of the city (Syntagma Square), can assist you in all your needs. The office operates 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm - 24 hours telephone service. In both airport and city office we provide Baggage Storage and Courier Services. Our service network covers all major tourist destinations. Through our local representatives we guarantee all necessary services to make your vacation as pleasant as possible (airport/port pick up service, transfers, car delivery, on the spot assistance)!
WE PROVIDE : Hotel, villa and apartment bookings. Cruises. Package holidays. Organized bus/car tours to the archeological sites around Greece. Air/boat ticketing, domestic and international. Air taxi services and charter flights. Yacht chartering. Car rentals. VIP welcome service. Baggage storage. Courier service.
Pacific Travel also offers a wide range of VIP services.
Those include the welcome service at the airport, transfers in taxi, private car or limousine, reservations in first class hotels (we offer a big selection of the best hotels ins Greece), villas, resorts, on luxury yachts, sailing boats or private planes and helicopters. Upon request we also organize private land tours, cruises and air taxis. We assure that we will make your stay in Greece as pleasant and enjoyable as possible, providing you with a first class service. So - simply lean back and let PACIFIC do the rest!!!
Car and Motorcycle Rental | Pacific Travel Services Hotel Reservations
Driving in Greece for many tourists might be a bit of an adventure - but it is the best way to see the country as it really is. It allows you to stop wherever you like and gives you the necessary flexibility to explore Greece and its hidden beauties. Discover Greece, enjoy this amazing and unique experience and taste a bit of paradise on earth!!! Do not be afraid of driving around in Greece and Athens, traffic is not worse than in any other capital like Rome, Paris or Madrid. Once in the car, you will immediately realize that all road and traffic signs are in Greek and Latin. Never forget to have a detailed roadmap in the car, which helps you to find your way back to civilization even from the most remote places you explored.
There is an abundance of rental cars, with considerable variation in prices. If you must have an automatic, we strongly advise to contact PACIFIC TRAVEL for your reservation before leaving home and well in advance, as most of the cars in Greece as in any other European country have regular stick shift.
Most companies require that the renter is at least 21 years old, possesses an European or international driving license and has a major credit card. Daily rates for small cars (Fiat seicento, Daewoo Matiz, Hyundai Atos) start at about 30 Euro (low season) to 50 Euro (high season), unlimited mileage and insurance included. And of course, do not forget, the longer you keep the car, the cheaper the daily charge is.
Mopeds and motorcycles are available for hire wherever there are tourists to rent them. In many cases their maintenance has been minimal, so check the machine before you hire it - especially the brakes: you will need them!!!
Motorcycles are an inexpensive way to explore the islands - you will find beautiful, isolated beaches, deserted caves, picturesque villages - but be very careful driving them: roads are often poorly paved and without railing, loose gravel or stones are another common problem. As distances on the islands are very short, you will for sure enjoy your drive.
Just make sure you have a driver's license if you want to rent one. Helmets are compulsory for motorcyclists - do not worry, you do not have to bring them with you - rental agencies provide them with no extra charge! Rates vary from approximately 10 (low season) to 30 Euro per day for a moped or motorbike.
One Day Cruise Hydra Poros Aegina | Pacific Travel Services Hotel
The Saronic Gulf Islands are a diverse group: Aegina's pine forests mix with groves of pistachio trees, a product for which Aegina is justly famous for. Idyllic seascapes and beautiful gardens, numerous cafes and restaurants lining the harbor face, make Aegina very attractive. Take a stroll around town or go for a swim before we sail to Poros. Poros town has a long attractive waterfront skirting the base of the hill. Take your time to relax on its beautiful little beaches and linger in the island cafes. Hydra, the most picturesque of the Saronic Islands, offers you a chance to stroll along the traditional capital of the island, where no cars are allowed. A genuine trip back in time!!
Early in the morning we take you by bus from your hotel to Marina Trokadero for your embarkation to the cruise boat. Departure to Hydra. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim. Sail for Aegina past through Poros and seashore of Peloponissos. The lunch will be served on board during voyage. At 15:30 we arrive at Aegina, where you have time for a swim. Optional excursion, by bus, to the fine preserved Temple of Afea Athena. At 18:00 embarkation for the voyage of return to the port. Arrival to Trokadero late in the afternoon and transfer back to your hotel.
THREE, FOUR AND SEVEN DAY CRUISES
Discover the magnificent Greek Islands and Turkey on board of our cruises. Witness the archaeological wonders of Ancient Ephessos, explore Knossos, once the capital of the prehistoric Minoan civilisation. Marvel at the Acropolis of Lindos and wander through the old medieval city of Rhodes. Relax over a coffee in Fira, the capital of Santorini, with its breathtaking Caldera view. Witness the Book of Revelations, written by John the Divine in Patmos and shop in the most cosmopolitan island of them all, Mykonos. Sample the delights of exotic Istanbul, including the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Museum and the Blue Mosque.
The Aegean is blessed with crystal clear waters and warm sea breeze that still attract visitors from all over the world. Join a cruise and enjoy yourself!! Your days and nights can be spent enriched with an array of on board activities, games, entertainment or, for those who prefer a quieter holiday, just spend your days in total relaxation...
Land Tours Pacific Travel Services Hotel Reservations
ATHENS SIGHTSEEING (CONDENSED MORNING TOUR)
Take a tour through time! Follow the path that leads you from the ancient Athenian civilization to the modern city of Athens - contrasts, which make Athens such a fascinating city. Visit the Acropolis and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age, the Parthenon, Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era where held in 1896) and many more. Also enjoy the change of guard of the Evzones, Greek soldiers in their traditional uniforms, guarding the Presidential Palace.
ATHENS BY NIGHT
Your evening starts with a ride to the port of Piraeus, where you can enjoy a drink of ouzo along with Greek appetizers. Then you will drive back to Plaka, the old area of Athens, for dinner in a typical Greek tavern with live bouzouki music and Greek folk dances. Dance the night away!!!!!
From April 1st to September 30th
DEPARTURE: 15:00 - RETURN: 19:00
From October 1st to March 31st
DEPARTURE: 14:30 - RETURN: 18:30
The stunning drive along the coastal road will lead you to the breathtaking Temple of Poseidon. Standing some 60m/200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff, it is one of the most spectacular sights in all of Greece. And Greece has many of them. Allow the ancient Greek God of the Sea to welcome you...
ONE-DAY OR TWO-DAY TOUR
FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER
Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean with the Ionian Sea. Drive on to Mycenae - the city "rich in gold". Visit the famous Lions's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and many other treasures of ancient times. Contiune to Nafplion, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty tamparts of the Palamidi Fortress. Enjoy your afternoon in Epidaurus, visiting the Theatre, famous for its astonishing acoustics and architecture.
FIVE DAYS TO METEORA
FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER
RETURN: 18:30 (5th day)
Experience a vivid trip through history: from the noble ancient Greek years to the spirituality of Christian religion, which is still shown in the mystic atmosphere of Meteora. 1st DAY: Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal. Drive on and visit Mycenae, then proceed and visit the famous Theatre of Epidaurus, known worldwide for its impressing acoustics. 2nd DAY: Drive in the morning through the Central Peloponnese to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. Visit the Sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus and the Museum. 3rd DAY: Drive through Patras, capital of the Peloponnese, and take the car-ferry across the "Little Dardanelles" from Rio to Antirio. Cross the picturesque town of Nafpaktos and visit the Monastery of Profert Elias. Continue your journey and arrive in Delphi. 4th DAY: In the morning visit the archeological sites of Delphi, home of the sanctuary and oracle of the god of light Apollo, believed to be the "navel of the world" by the ancient Greeks. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through numerous picturesque villages and typical towns of Central Greece. 5th DAY: Visit Meteora, where among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens, arrive in the evening.
DELPHI - METEORA
FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER
RETURN: 18:30 (3rd day)
1st DAY: Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova. Once arrived in Delphi, visit the archeological site and the Museum 2nd DAY: Morning free. Leave Delphi for an interesting trip through Central Greece and the town of Lamia to Kalambaka 3rd DAY: Visit Meteora, a rare geological phenomenon, which created these looming rocks which thrust skywards from the plain of Thessaly, as if striving to come closer to god. Return to Athens and arrive in the late evening.
FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER
RETURN: 18:30 (2nd day)
1st DAY: Transfer to famous Delphi. Time at leisure to stroll in the picturesque village and enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through romantic villages and towns of Central Greece. 2nd DAY: Enjoys the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora with their wonderful wall-paintings, ecclesiastical treasures, rich libraries with precious manuscripts and exquisite icons. Return to Athens, arriving in the late evening.
EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER
RETURN: 13:30 APR.
Leave Athens and drive southwest towards the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean with the Ionian Sea. Drive on and visit the Ancient Town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. The Remains of the City, which includes the Agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple, clearly show how rich and important Corinth was in ancient times. A short stop at the site of the Ancient Port of Cehries, where St. Paul disembarked, will conclude the visit. Return to Athens in time for Lunch.
Boat Services | Pacific Travel Services Hotel Reservations
For most people, traveling in Greece means island-hopping. Every island has a ferry service of some kind, although in winter services are not very regular. Daily services to all islands start from April onwards, and by July and August there are countless services criss-crossing the Greek waters. There are boats in all shapes and sizes, from the giant car ferries that work the major routes to the hydrofoils, catamarans and small local boats that link an island in one group with an island in another.
Piraeus Port. The ferries for the Cyclades, Dodecanese, the North-Eastern Aegean, Saronic Gulf islands and Crete leave from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Athens' second port is Rafina, approximately 60 km from the city center, 10 km from Athens International Airport and easily reachable by bus. There are boats from Rafina to Evia and some of the Cyclades, such as Andros, Tinos and Mykonos. The port of Lavrio, in southern Attica, offers the only ferry link from the mainland to the Cycladic island of Kea. There are plenty of buses from Athens to Lavrio.
Ferries to the Ionian islands leave from the ports of Patras and Killini on the Peloponnese, at about 3 hours from Athens by train or bus. Ferries for the Sporades leave from Volos and Aghios Konstantinos. The ride to the ports takes approx. 3 hours to Aghios Konstantinos and 5 hours to Volos by bus; consider this bus trip as an opportunity to discover the beauties of the Greek mainland.
Ferry timetables change from year to year and season to season and are sometimes subject to delays and cancellations at short notice due to bad weather. No timetable is infallible, but the comprehensive weekly lists of departures from Piraeus put out by the EOT (National Tourist Information) in Athens, are as accurate as possible. Usually the local port police are considered to have the most up-to-date information.
Traveling time can vary considerably from one ferry to another, depending on how many islands are called in on the way to your destination. For example, the Piraeus Crete trip can take between 9 and 14 hours, depending on the kind of boat you take. As most of the islands are rather far away from the mainland, you save a lot of time traveling on the hydrofoils and catamarans (Santorini: ferry 12 hours, hydrofoil 7 hours; Mykonos: ferry 6 hours, catamaran 3 hours). This means, of course, that the fast boats are double price. So, if the regular ferry to Paros costs 16 Euro on a Deck seat - which is always the cheapest - the fast one would cost 34 Euro per person. You see, half sailing time - double the price.
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Athens International Airport | Pacific Travel Services Hotel
The new Athens International Airport, innovated on 28th of March 2001, is situated 30km from the city center and can be easily reached by car or public busses (E96, E95 and E94). These express airport busses run on a 24hour basis from the center of Athens as well as the port. The ticket costs Euro 2,90 and is valid for 24 hours from the time of its validation for an unlimited number of trips by any other mean of public transport, but only for ONE trip from and to the airport.
In order to meet your needs, a total of 4.800 car parking spaces have been allocated in short term and long term parking; the first 20 minutes at the short term parking are free of charge. The new airport provides a wide range of upgraded services to all travelers. The airline offices, shops and restaurants are situated on the 1st floor in the departure area, while you will find the car rentals, exchange offices, flower shop, pharmacy and banks on the ground floor, in the arrival area.
PACIFC TRAVEL is situated at exit number 3, right across the Hellenic Post Office, next to the Alpha Bank, in the arrival area. Be assured that this new airport was designed to meet the needs of everyone. All airport facilities have been planned to serve people with any type of disability as well as older people and families.
airport - city center or city center - airport: approx. 1 hour
airport - port or port - airport: approx. 1,5 hours
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