Athens, Mykonos & Santorini
Greece travel packages are the best way of discovering the birthplace of modern civilization. This 8 day Greece tour includes the services of an English-speaking guide, fabulous 2 or 3-star accommodation and breakfast each day.
Arriving in Athens, we'll start off by exploring the iconic Acropolis and the Parthenon, and then more of the capital's ancient sites, including Hadrian's Arch and the Panathinaikon marble stadium.
After exploring the capital of Greece, it's time to spend a relaxing few days on the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. We'll take a ferry from the mainland to our first island destination, Mykonos. Enjoy a three night stay, with plenty of free time to relax by the hotel pool or on the beautiful white beaches, and explore the towns and villages with their historic windmills and churches.
We'll then take a ferry to Santorini, a rocky volcanic island jutting out of the sea, and one of the spectacles of the Mediterranean. Enjoy a three night stay on this glamorous island, exploring the whitewashed towns, stunning sunset panoramas and volcanic-sand beaches. On our last day, we'll take an included flight back to Athens for the end of the tour.
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Why this Trip
- All tour dates are guaranteed to depart.
- No minimum numbers required.
- Only 10% deposit or minimum $80.00 required and no booking fees.
- Modern air-conditioned coaches.
Itinerary PrintView full Itinerary here
DAY 1: Arrive in Athens
Welcome to Greece! Upon arrival, you will make your own way the hotel for the start of the tour (airport transfers available at extra cost).
DAY 2: Athens city tour - Mykonos
After our breakfast we will take a panoramic tour of Athens. We will see the Academy, the National library, the Greek parliament and the tomb of Unknown Soldier guarded by the Evzones, the Panathinaikon marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place, Hadrian’s Arch, the temple of Olympian Zeus, and other monuments and landmarks of the city. Our panoramic tour will end at the museum of the Acropolis for our guided visit, considered one of the best museums in Europe. We then continue on foot to the sacred rock of Acropolis. We will visit the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon. We will then walk along Apostolou Pavlou street towards the Thisio neighbourhood for an included lunch at a local restaurant. Later on, we will transfer to the port to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. On arrival in Mykonos we will transfer to the hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening.
DAY 3: Mykonos - Free day
Day at leisure to explore the magnificent island of Mykonos with its unique sandy beaches on your own.
DAY 4: Mykonos - Free day
Another day at leisure to soak up some sun, explore the bustling town of Mykonos or enjoy the facilities of your hotel. Alternatively, follow our suggested optional excursion to ancient Delos.
DAY 5: Mykonos - Santorini
Spend the morning at leisure until it is time to transfer to the port to catch the local ferry to Santorini. Arrive in Santorini and transfer to our hotel, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 6: Santorini - Free day
The day is yours to explore this incredible island on your own, however you wish.
DAY 7: Santorini - Free day
Another day at leisure for you to explore this unique island. Alternatively, you can follow our optional boat excursion to the caldera islands. We will visit the volcano, the hot springs, little Thirassia island and we will end at Amoudi bay, the little port of Oia. We will climb up to Oia village and admire one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Later, we will be transferred back to our hotel.
DAY 8: Santorini - Athens
Early in the morning, we will be transferred to the airport of Santorini to catch a local flight back to Athens. Our tour ends in Athens early afternoon.
- 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.
- Services of your Expat tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader – please see the 'Essential Information' tab for more details.
- 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
- All taxes and fees
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
- Modern air conditioned coach
- 3 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
- Ferry transportation: Athens-Mykonos and Mykonos-Santorini
- Internal flight: Santorini-Athens
- Not Included: Entrance fees as part of the listed experiences. Check the Optional Excursions here for more information.
Optional ExcursionsOptional excursions are payable in cash currency to your tour leader whilst on tour.
- Delos Tour
- Caldera Islands and Oia tour
- Acropolis museum
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Detailed Info Pack
- Tour start & end points
- Pre-departure information
- Pre-tour accommodation
For more information on, starting points & times, emergency contact details, budgeting for your tour & much more you can download our information pack here.
Helpful Pre-Trip Info
On tour costs
Please refer to the tour itinerary for full details of what activities are included, which meals are included and what is excluded. We would recommend budgeting €25-€40 per day (this excludes optional excursions).
Please note, all rooms are twin bed as standard.
- Partners: When you book for more than one person, we will by default group you together in a room (unless you specifically request us not to). If you are unequal numbers (3, 5, 7 etc.) and we are unable to secure a triple room then the the remaining traveler will be roomed with another passenger of the same gender.
- Single Travelers: If you are travelling alone there is no compulsory charge - you will share a twin room with another passenger of the same gender. There is an optional single supplement/private room upgrade available for single travellers who wish to have a private room. This can be added at the time of booking or by contacting our customer services team. Please note that the room provided may be a single room with a single bed.
- Triple Room requests: We can generally provide a triple room on request; however it is not guaranteed to be available in every destination. Please contact our customer services team to request a triple room. Please note that in some hotels, the triple may be a double and a single bed, or the third bed may be a pull-out or bunk-bed. Where we cannot provide a triple room the rooming will consist of one twin room and the third passenger sharing with another single traveller of the same gender.
In some destinations you will have a full free day, where you can choose to join our optional excursions or explore on your own.
Your tour starts and finishes in Athens. Please have a look at our essential tour information page for detailed information.
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