Start Point
Athens
End Point
Athens
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
& ferry
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels

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Summary

Combine a Greek island adventure with fascinating ancient history! Discover incredible ancient sites on an Athens tour. Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and much more. Then it’s time to relax under the Greek sun! Head from Athens to Mykonos to explore stunning beaches and picturesque villages home to historic windmills and churches. After three days, travel from Mykonos to Santorini. Savour Santorini’s famous whitewashed towns, panoramic sunsets and stunning coastline! It’s the ultimate Grecian holiday!

This tour forms the second-half of our full-length Best of Greece tour - consider that tour to combine the highlights of mainland Greece with Santorini and Mykonos. You can also join this tour in Athens at the end of the Balkan Explorer tour.

Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Tour
Accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Public ferry between Athens, Mykonos and Santorini
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour days (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
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Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Hotel Candia Hotel Candia
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Hotel Alkistis Hotel Alkistis
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Hotel Karma Hotel Karma
Hotel Karma Hotel Karma
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Start Point
Hotel CandiaTheodore Diligiannis 40, Athina 104 38, Greece
Check-in from 15:00 hrs on Day 1
End Point
AthensAthens International Airport
12:00 hrs (midday)
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

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Why this tour

Greece is a popular bucket-list destination for travellers due to its fascinating ancient history, vibrant culture, delicious cuisine and stunning island views. You’ll get to experience all of this and more over 8 days on this Athens, Mykonos and Santorini tour.  

By starting your Greek holiday with an Athens tour, you’ll get to learn about and visit some of Greece’s top historical sights. From there, travel from Athens to Mykonos and then island hop from Mykonos to Santorini to soak up plenty of sun, sand and scenery.

Some of the highlights you’ll experience on this Greek island tour from Athens:

  • A local guided tour of Athens showcasing awe-inspiring historic landmarks such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Hadrian’s Arch.
  • A visit to Athens’ Plaka neighbourhood to enjoy an authentic Greek lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Two free days each in Santorini and Mykonos, allowing you to fully relax and explore at your own pace!
  • Spectacular ocean views as you travel on the Athens to Mykonos ferry and Mykonos to Santorini ferry!
  • Tour cost includes a domestic flight from Santorini to Athens.
  • Experience even more on your free days with optional activities such as a Mykonos Island & Ano Mera Tour, a South Coast boat trip, an excursion to the Caldera Islands and a Santorini Island day tour!

Is this the right tour for me?

This is the ideal tour for travellers who want to relax and take things at their own pace, yet still want to learn about Greek history. Starting out in Athens allows you to visit some ancient and archeological wonders before setting off on your island adventure. With two full free days in both Mykonos and Santorini, you’ll have plenty of time to explore these incredible islands and laze on the beach!

What is the accommodation like? 

All hotels have been carefully selected by our experts. Travellers will stay in twin share rooms and you’ll be paired with a traveller of the same gender if you are travelling alone. Single supplements are available for those looking for extra privacy. 

Is 8 days enough to tour Greece?

Yes! 8 days is an excellent amount of time to relax and explore Greece. This tour forms the second-half of our 12-day Best of Greece tour. If you’re looking for a longer tour that combines the highlights of mainland Greece with Santorini and Mykonos, consider booking the full-length tour.

What should I pack? 

With tour dates available from April-October, you can expect warm temperatures and sunny skies. Pack summer clothing, swimsuits and plenty of sunscreen! In autumn months, you may need a jacket for the evenings.

This Athens, Mykonos & Santorini tour offers adventure, relaxation and history all rolled into one. Join Expat Explore on this fun, affordable and convenient group tour to start ticking these Grecian hotspots off your bucket list!

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