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.
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 your Trafalgar Local Host for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal.
- Meal: Welcome Reception
- Hotel: Metropolitan/Divani Palace.
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. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast.
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. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal. Hotel Pelican Bay/Akroyali/Eva.
Days 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) 2 Buffet Breakfasts.
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, 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/Santorini Palace/Orizontes.
Days 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) 2 Buffet Breakfasts.
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. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast. Hotel Metropolitan/Divani Palace.
Day 10: Athens – Return home.
Say goodbye to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast.
- Sightseeing Highlights
- City tour in Athens
- Orientation of Mykonos and Santorini
- Visit the Acropolis in Athens
- View the Parthenon, Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens.
- 9 buffet breakfasts
- 3 Dinners.
- For included sightseeing in Athens.
- Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Hand-picked 4 and 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
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos.
- High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. Flight from Santorini to Athens.
Prices based on double occupancy land only, no air is included, prices vary on departure dates.
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