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Greek Island Hopper

10 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Explore the ancient city of Athens before setting sail for the islands of Mykonos and Santorini on this At Leisure trip.

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Circled by the deep blue Aegean sea, life is sweet on the Cyclades islands of Mykonos and Santorini where you will have days to encounter their secret coves, tiny cobbled streets and weather-beaten characters in cafés over a glass or two of ouzo. Explore the ancient sites of Athens, the dramatic volcanic landscape of Santorini and Mykonos' party paradise.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: AGIH

9 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 9 buffet breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Athens

    • Orientation of Mykonos and Santorini

    • View the Parthenon, Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

    • Visit the Acropolis in Athens


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos

    • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    • Flight from Santorini to Athens

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Athens, Greece

Day 1

Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing

Mykonos, Greece

Day 3

Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights)

Mykonos, Greece

Day 4

Mykonos

Mykonos, Greece

Day 5

Mykonos

Aegean Island, Santorini, Greece

Day 6

Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights)

Day 7

Santorini

Day 8

Santorini

Athens, Greece

Day 9

Santorini – Athens

Athens, Greece

Day 10

Depart Athens

Day 1

Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

Welcome to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Later, meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal.

Hotel

Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

Your amazing sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple’s sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the world’s first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

Adult Price: €40.00

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere, entertained through dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, clients are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)

Adult Price: €55.00

Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

Adult Price: €50.00

National Archaeological Museum

Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Athens with our local specialist to view some of the most important exhibits; see the first “computer” known to man that was discovered south of Greece and is known as the “Antikythira mechanism”, marvel at the gold burial mask of Agammemnon, or the frescoes from the lost city of “Akrotiri” in Santorini! Enjoy free time to visit more exhibits and perhaps have a coffee in the museums beautiful main courtyard.

Adult Price: €36.00

Day 2

Day 3

Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights) Day 3 - Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights)

Board your ferry at the port of Piraeus for your journey to the Cycladic island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a Regional Meal of local traditional cuisine. Afterwards, don't miss the opportunity to experience the diverse nightlife on this vibrant island.

Hotel

Pelican Bay/Akroyali/Kamari

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Pelican Bay/Akroyali/Kamari

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 3

Day 4

Mykonos Day 4 - Mykonos

You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos. The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 17th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honour of Apollo's grandson.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Ancient Delos

We take a boat ride to Delos, once a Sacred Island, the legendary birthplace of God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Today Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. We see amongst others, the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then walk down the celebrated Lion Street. In the museum of Delos one can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items of everyday use. Transfers to/from port and entrance included.

Adult Price: €65.00

Mykonos Island Tour

We explore the island, visiting some of the most beautiful beaches and viewing the landscape of inland Mykonos. Visiting “Ano Mera” and its famous Monastery, and Kalafatis beach, to perhaps enjoy a swim in the beautiful Aegean Sea.

Adult Price: €37.00

South Coast Cruise

Enjoy a full day trip on a Greek “caique” boat, and cruise the southern coast of Mykonos. Start your day with a drive through the island of and arrive at Kalafatis beach to board your boat. Relax, enjoy the Aegean Sun, swim in the crystal clear waters and see the beautiful quiet beaches of this Cycladic island. Transfer back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Adult Price: €60.00

Day 4

Day 5

Mykonos Day 5 - Mykonos

Explore this idyllic island further today or swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy fresh salads and seafood at a waterfront restaurant. For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights) Day 6 - Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights)

A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring. Comprising of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island's spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe's most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Regional Meal of delicious Greek cuisine.

Hotel

El Greco Resort/Palace/Orizontes

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

El Greco Resort/Palace/Orizontes

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 6

Day 7

Santorini Day 7 - Santorini

Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to spend your time relaxing in the sun and take in the magnificent scenery. Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the Caldera and witness stunning sunsets.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Santorini Island Tour With Visit To Akrotiri

Drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point, for stunning views of the island, before we make our way to the village of Pyrgos, to see the iconic blue domed churches and classic Cycladic architecture. We visit the prehistoric Akrotiri – a Bronze Age settlement destroyed by a huge eruption in the 17th century BC, buried under the volcanic ash, preserving the whole city. It is often referred often as “Prehistoric Pompei” Afterwards we head for the black sand beach of Perivolos, passing picturesque villages. Enjoy time at leisure on the black beach for a swim, have lunch or do both. Entrance to Aktrotiri included. Lunch not included.

Adult Price: €52.00

Senses Of Santorini And Oia Sunset

We drive to Baxedes to visit our acclaimed local winery. We enjoy a variety of local “meze” (Greek hors d’oeurves) which will enchant your taste buds; sample the locally produced wines, walk in the vineyards, see the “kalathies” vines and the unique way that locals have grown grapes for centuries. Take a short drive to the spectacular village of Oia. Walk through the marble streets with time at leisure in the village for magnificent photos. Stroll to our chosen spot to marvel at the sunset, perhaps enjoy local delicacies at a local restaurants of your choice. Oia will delight your senses! Wine tasting and light snack included. Dinner not included.

Adult Price: €40.00

Sunset On Board

This afternoon we board our large wooden “caique” and set off to the Volcano. Choose to climb up to the top of the volcano and experience a dormant volcano, or perhaps stay on board, relax and enjoy the amazing view. Afterwards, swim in the hot springs and enjoy the natural spa like feeling of the thermal waters and its warm mud full of healing properties. A casual dinner with wine on board, with music, marvel at the sunset and the breathtaking village of Oia high above on the Cliffside.

Adult Price: €70.00

Traditional Greek Wedding Show

This evening you are invited to take part as a guest in a traditional Greek wedding. A life changing ceremony, a group celebration. Be part of the story. Meet the family. Eat, drink, dance, and break plates. The custom is traditional. The experience is not! This Greek Wedding Show is not only a Greek Night, but an unforgettable interactive musical experience!

Adult Price: €45.00

Day 7

Day 8

Santorini Day 8 - Santorini

Santorini makes some of the Greek Islands' best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Consider a ride in a 'kaiki' (sailing boat) to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Santorini – Athens Day 9 - Santorini – Athens

Take the short flight back to Athens this morning. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs.

Hotel

Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Depart Athens Day 10 - Depart Athens

Say goodbye to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Athens

    • Orientation of Mykonos and Santorini

    • View the Parthenon, Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

    • Visit the Acropolis in Athens


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos

    • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    • Flight from Santorini to Athens

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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    Service rating : Wonderful experience. I would have rated excellent if hotel in Athens was of better quality. The rooms at the Metro were not up to my standard of cleanliness.Product : The travel guide was extremely accommodating and pleasant. She went above and beyond her role in an effort to

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    Service rating : This was a lovely tour, with well thought out excursions, great specialists, and an outstanding and personable tour director--Simone Testa. The similarity in hotels and transportation with the cost-cutter tour and the combined excursions were somewhat off-putting, but we met

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    Our guide, Moriag MacGregor, was excellent. She was willing to do anything that needed to be done from helping 2 people in our group track down their luggage that was lost on their way to start the tour. Helping getting the change the bus driver wanted from us if we didn't have the right

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    Service rating : Everything about the trip was wonderful. The accommodations, the optional excursions, the pace of the trip, and most of all our wonderful tour director Simone Testa. He really made the trip.Product : As stated above, the pace of the trip, the beautiful islands of Mykonos and

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    • For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities and inclusions see trip code: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper.
    • Internal flight: The above prices include internal air fare from Santorini to Athens and are accurate as of July 2016. For up to date pricing please visit our website. One piece of hold luggage restricted to 23kg/50lbs.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.
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