Welcome to Greece! Unwind from your flight and soak in the feeling of being in this Mediterranean paradise by watching the sunset at a popular local watering hole overlooking the Acropolis.Then: dinner with your new crew in the Old City– a charming neighbourhood with pretty little streets, beautiful gardens and pastry shops.
Explore Athens with an expert Greek guide and visit the Acropolis. Then, you’ll have time to shop after which we’ll eat lunch at a popular restaurant in Plaka.Later: hike up the Filopappou Hill for a stunning, panoramic view of Athens at sunset.For dinner, you’ll find a range of trendy cafes and restaurants to choose from.Pro Tip: try ordering a platter that offers a range of authentic dishes such as Moussaka, stuffed peppers and roasted lamb.
Catch the ferry to Mykonos and check in to your hotel.For the rest of the day, you’ll be free to enjoy the atmosphere of the island. With its houses decorated with pink flowers,weather-beaten little whitewashed churches, and charming windmills, there’s no place quite like it.Pro Tip: Head to one of the Beach Side Night Bars and eat Greek delicacies while enjoying views of the Windmills.Later: we’ll dine at a select restaurant that offers Mykonos’ local specials.
Today, explore Mykonos by foot with an expert local guide, visit villages and relax on the idyllic Kalafatis beach.Optional Tour: take a boat ride to Delos Island , an important place in Greek history and mythology (it’s said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis).In the evening: do a classic Mykonos pub crawl with lots of drinking, dancing and Greek gods (pun intended).
This morning, catch the ferry to the island of Santorini. Legend has it that it is the site of the lost city of Atlantis and,whether that is true or not, with clusters of gleaming white houses trimmed in blue and more glorious sunsets than any island has a right to, Santorini sure feels like its real-world equivalent.In the afternoon: put on your shoes and hike the famous Fira to Imerovigli trail, known best for views of the blue domed churches and white washed houses - insert Bollywood cliché here!Optional: experience a Greek Wedding Show! This unique event re-enacts a Greek wedding, with plenty of wine, mezedes and of course, fun sessions of breaking plates (yup, it’s a Greek tradition)!
Today, visit Megalochori and Pyrgos - two beautiful traditional villages in Santorini. Here, we’ll visit wineries and taste some of the finest local wine.Later: lunch at a local taverna, that provides gorgeous views of the sea.In the evening: we’ll drive to Oia to watch the world’s most beautiful sunset.Then, you’ll witness a rare sight. It’s no surprise that Santorini is famed for its sunsets, but tonight, you’ll also get to see the full moon rise above the sea, with the entire island looking twice as beautiful, bathed in moonlight!
It’s your last day in Greece! You’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.Optional: or you can choose to spend one more day in Greece (yayy)! In the afternoon : board a ferry to Athens/Piraeus and enjoy a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea. On arriving, you’ll have the rest of the day to shop and chill in the city. We would recommend popping over to Flisvos Marina and Glyfada Beach Later: stay overnight at Athens. The next day, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Activities & Experiences
With rich culture and a history spanning 3400 years, Athens promises a lively urban ambience and at the same time, will make you think about ancient battles, kings, heroes and Gods.
● Relive Greek history with an insider's tour of Athens
● Hike to Filopappou Hill : get a 360 degree view of Athens at sunset!
This island is Greece's party capital and a popular hangout among celebrities. Don't be surprised if you bump into your favourite star!
● Explore Mykonos on foot with a local
● Experience the nightlife and go bar hopping!
Gleaming white houses with blue domes, and the world's most beautiful sunset await you in Santorini! In addition, come this July and you will see the city to be twice as beautiful - under the full moon.
● Experience Wine-Tasting and watch the sunset at Oia
● Private-guided Tour of Santorini (including the Megalochori Village and Pyrgos)
● Hike from Fira (city centre) to Imerovigli (the highest town in Santorini)
You’ll be staying at comfortable accommodations centrally located in all the Greek cities:
Athens: Athens Cypria Hotel (or similar)
A few minute's walk from the old town and Acropolis, this 4* accommodation is the perfect base for exploring Athens' iconic attractions! Plus, step outside and you'll find the most popular shopping places and restaurants just adjacent to your hotel.
Mykonos: Despotiko Mykonos (or similar)
Centrally located and just a stone's throw away from the beach, Hotel Despotiko promises beautiful views of the Aegean Sea. A short walk outside will take you to Little Venice and you can also see the famed Mykonos windmills.
Santorini: Haroula Hotel (or similar)
Easily accessible to the city centre and located in the calm countryside, Hotel Haroula is the place to be if you're looking to relax and enjoy your vacation.
● 6 Breakfasts
● 2 Dinners
● 2 Lunches
● Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa. (Please note that arrival and departure transfers will be as per the suggested flight schedules. In the event that you arrive or depart at a time other than that recommended by US, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost).
● Transportation for excursions in a private, air-conditioned coach
Full Service Support:
● A local, English-speaking guide will accompany you on all the tours
● All the entrance fees to the sites specified in the itinerary
● 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day (on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only)