Greek Island Hopper - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

10 days

from $2495 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"The whole trip was expertly organised"
Cheryl , Jul 2014

Mykonos and Santorini are the islands of choice, with three nights on each to soak up the laid-back island lifestyle of two of Greece's favourite hot-spots.

It's Insider moments like… taking to island life in authentic style as you travel with locals on the ferry to Mykonos's blue and white Cycladic architecture, and to Santorini, to experience its sunsets and local food and wine.

Trip type:
At Leisure
Trip code:
AGIH

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Trip Itinerary

  • 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 your Trafalgar Local Host for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal.

    Meal(s)

    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 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!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

    Hotel

    Pelican Bay/Akroyali/Manoulas

  • 4-5

    MYKONOS – FREE TIME

    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 18th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaelogical 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. Don't forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy cocktails 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Buffet Breakfast

  • 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, also known as Thera. 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

    Hotel

    El Greco/Volcano View/Orizontes

  • 7-8

    SANTORINI FREE TIME

    Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to simply spend your time relaxing in the sun! Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the caldera and stunning sunsets. For sightseeing, visit the Folklore Museum, the Naval Museum or discover Cycladic architecture. 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' to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Buffet Breakfast

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis

  • 10.

    DEPART ATHENS

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

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

What's Always 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

Dining

  • 9 buffet breakfasts.
    3 dinners (including Welcome Reception and 2 Regional Meals).

Travel Highlights

  • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos.
  • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Flight from Santorini to Athens.
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • 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

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Athens

  • Traditional Taverna Meal, Music And Dancing

    Adult Price: €54.00 Take an evening trip to a lively taverna in the centre of Athens where you’ll enjoy traditional Greek food, a choice of drinks and traditional music and dancing. Although there is an official ending time, guests are welcome to stay on later with the local residents.
  • Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

    Adult Price: €52.00 You’ll enjoy an evening stroll around the Acropolis on the finest pedestrian street in Athens centre and a memorable dinner in a restaurant in lively Psiri, which is within walking distance of the historic Plaka area. Dining is meze style, giving you the opportunity to taste many delicious modern Greek dishes.
  • New Acropolis Museum Tour

    Adult Price: €34.00 Take a trip to the New Acropolis Museum – an essential visit for new visitors to the city, and the best way to complete the archaeological tour to the Acropolis of Athens. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.
  • Cape Sounion Day Trip

    Adult Price: €37.00 We’ll journey to the southernmost tip of mainland Greece to see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Marvel at the rugged coastline and the ancient temple and visit the site of the world’s first lighthouse. The Aegean Sea is named after King Aegeas who threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below.

Mykonos

  • Mykonos Island Discovery

    Adult Price: €35.00 You’ll explore the labyrinth of winding streets and see the beautiful, white washed architecture and blue domed churches of Mykonos. You’ll also discover the old port and the famous windmills, view the landscape of inland Mykonos and relax on Kalafatis beach, where you’ll have time for a dip in the turquoise waters of the Aegean.
  • Ancient Delos Revealed

    Adult Price: €52.00 Delos, the legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe. During this trip you’ll visit the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city, the theatre and walk down the celebrated Lion Street. You’ll also view ancient sculptures at Delos museum.
  • Mykonos Beach And South Coast Cruise

    Adult Price: €64.00 Enjoy a full day cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos. You’ll see the uninhabited island of Dragonissi and visit the quiet beach of Frangias where you can enjoy a swim and light snack. At Kalafatis beach there will be time for a relaxed lunch in a traditional seaside tavern before finishing at Paradise beach.

Santorini

  • Volcano And Sunset Cruise

    Adult Price: €65.00 Get a chance to climb up to the top of an active volcano with our Local Specialist, or stay on board, relax and enjoy the amazing view. You’ll also be able to swim in the hot springs, followed by a casual sunset dinner and drinks accompanied by live music. Hot spring water may stain light-coloured swimwear. Volcano entrance of€2.00 per person is not included.
  • Impressions of Santorini

    Adult Price: €53.00 Visit the museum of Akrotiri and marvel at the frescoes, art and prehistoric pieces. Your Local Specialist will take you through the museum and show you the amazing archaeological site at the Cape of Akrotiri. You’ll also enjoy free time for lunch in Castelli village or in a traditional Thiran cave house. Lunch not included.
  • Santorini's Secret Spots

    Adult Price: €44.00 Drive through the Thiran countryside and arrive at the highest peak of the island with a panoramic view. In Exo Gonia you’ll enjoy a guided tour through more untouched areas of Santorini. You'll also visit the underground cave winery dating back to 1830, taste local wines, and sample a Greek aperitif, tsikoudia.
  • Santorini Island Exploration With Visit To Akrotiri

    Adult Price: €45.00 Enjoy incredible views at Profitis Ilias and admire the blue-domed churches of Pyrgos. You’ll visit Megalochori ghost village and explore Perivolos black sand beach. Here you’ll swim and eat lunch, before visiting the red sand beach. Finish your day off with a slow drive back to your hotel after.Lunch not included.
  • Senses Of Santorini Cuisine And Oia Sunset

    Adult Price: €38.00 Travel to the Baxedes region of Santorini to visit an acclaimed winery, enjoy local meze and sample the wines. You’ll walk through the kalathies vines and see the unique way grapes are grown here. In Oia, your Travel Director will take you through the marble streets and you'll also have free time. Dinner not included.
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