Athens, Myknos & Santorini Island Hopping Trip
This tour will bring you to two of the most popular Greek islands with time to explore the capital that birthed western civilization.
Explore Athens’ Acropolis, the symbol of the ancient city with its iconic Parthenon and some of the most breathtaking views around.
Enjoy the delights of Mykonos with its cubist Cycladic architecture, whitewashed windmills, white sandy beaches, and high-rolling international crowd.
Santorini has been referred to as the “supermodel” of the islands with its jaw-dropping cliffs that soar out of a sea-filled caldera, topped by whitewashed villages.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
- 2 Nights inn Athens in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre-booked sea-transfer or flight from Athens to Mykonos
- 3 Nights in Mykonos in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre- booked ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
- 2 nights in 4 star hotel in Santorini with breakfast
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip
- UK flights can be arranged at a supplement from a variety of UK airports
- Price per person based on low season departures. Prices may be higher during peak Summer months.
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Legendary for its long, rich history and unforgettable attractions like the iconic Parthenon that rises above the city, Athens is a city that should be on every travel bucket list. While its famous sites where Plato and Socrates once walked are what draw many here, the Greek capital also offers plenty of modern delights, from world-class museums and art galleries to endless restaurants offering mouthwatering Greek and international fare.
The birthplace of theater, democracy and Western civilization, Athens is a must-visit for any history, architecture or archaeology enthusiast, with the strikingly white columns of the Parthenon providing just a glimpse of what’s to come. There are few cities that can rival Athens when it comes to historical prominence, but it’s also a place where you can watch residents as they make their way to the local markets or play a sidewalk game of chess, enjoying a slower-paced, more laid-back way of life. After dark, the contrasts truly come to light, with the scent of spiced lamb filling the air from tavernas, Omonia Square all lit up and music blaring from the dance clubs.
The stunning Acropolis, visible from nearly every vantage point across Athens, is still the temple city’s hub and a daily reminder of Greek heritage. While the remains of ancient Greece tend to get the most attention, there are plenty of surprises, from live music performances set up in restaurants and on sidewalks to energetic art shows, fabulous street art and much more. Just a short drive on the Attica peninsula are fantastic beaches, while monasteries with incredible Byzantine mosaics and mineral-filled lakes can easily be reached in less than an hour as well.
Experiences in Athens
Athens by bike
If you enjoy exploring on two wheels, join a bike tour to see the highlights of central Athens with an expert local guide. You’ll visit many top historic sites, cycling around the iconic Acropolis through the Ancient Agora, to the Roman Forum and beyond. Learn more about what you’re seeing as well as the city’s legends and rich history while stopping along the way.
Luxury Catamaran Cruise
Don’t visit Greece without spending some time on the water. This luxury cruise will bring out on an elegant catamaran to see the sights along the Athens Riviera while enjoying a traditional Greek meal and BBQ dishes with stops for swimming or snorkeling. Soak up the Mediterranean sun and the salty sea breeze on a morning or a sunset cruise capped off with the region’s famously stunning sunset.
This walking tour is a perfect way to see the city sights on foot while skipping the long lines at the greatest monument of ancient Greece, the Acropolis. A three-hour experience, you’ll get skip-the-line access even at the busiest times before exploring the new Acropolis Museum with a knowledgeable guide. It also includes many of Athens’ other highlights like the Changing of the Guards.
A foodie must, this gourmet tasting tour will bring you on a 4-hour gastronomic excursion to sample Athens’ delicacies. You’ll visit markets, delis, cafes and some of the hottest street food spots on foot, while being able to take advantage of the knowledge provided by your private expert food guide. Taste everything from regional cheeses donuts to Greek bread, wine, and fresh brewed coffee.
Cosmopolitan Mykonos is renowned for its lively nightlife that provides endless excitement after dark and beautiful beaches for soaking up sunshine during the day.
A place to see and be seen, it’s also ideal for celebrity spotting and shopping, with winding streets lined with art galleries and interesting shops.
The isle offers plenty of beauty to gaze at and capture on film, like iconic Cycladic buildings with whitewashed windmills that overlook Mykonos Town.
Mykonos is renowned for its five-star hotels and decadent parties, attracting superyachts and supermodels with opportunities to dance from dusk ‘til dawn. Sip tropical cocktails under the Aegean sun at more than 30 beaches, with those on the south side famous for their incredible variety of beach bars, clubs, and restaurants. Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters, it’s an ideal island for swimming as well as for taking part in more thrilling water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving. With high-end shopping like Louis Vuitton, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with the rich and famous or spoil yourself with handmade accessories, designer labels, leather goods, local art, jewelry and more. A true shoppers’ paradise, where the stores are always open – most stay open well past midnight during peak season.
The nightlife is what attracts many to Mykonos, best started by heading to one of the endless places for fine dining, with famed restaurants like Interni serving Mediterranean fare infused with flavors from around the world and Ling Ling by Hakkasan, an open-air Cantonese restaurant. There are plenty of authentic Greek eateries serving dishes like louza, thin slices of pork cooked in the sun with thyme and oregano, and of course, baklava for dessert. Afterwards you’ll find nearly an overwhelming selection of famous bars and clubs for sampling the nightlife, like Astra in Mykonos Town. A fixture here for decades, it’s a more mellow spot to enjoy a drink early on, but as the night progresses it really heats up. A fiberoptic ceiling mimics the night sky, pulsing in time to the music, where everyone from Keith Richards to Monaco’s royalty have been seen out on the dance floor.
Experiences in Mykonos
Day Trip to Rhenia and Delos
Enjoy a mini-cruise to the UNESCO-protected archaeological site of Delos for a panoramic tour, marveling at ruins of an amphitheater, markets, Doric temples, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues. You’ll get to visit the unspoiled beaches on Rhenia island for a swim and enjoy a buffet lunch with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages on board. Snorkeling gear is included too.
This 6-hour cooking class takes place at a traditional farm estate. Your culinary instructor will teach you how to prepare mouthwatering local recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients, with lunch or dinner options. At the end of the lesson, enjoy the meal that you made, complete with local wine and other drinks. An optional farm, island, Ano Mera village or Mykonos Town tour can be added.
You’ll get your own personal guide for this 2.5-hour walking tour through Old Town Mykonos. Stroll the narrow streets lined with magnificent blue and white architecture and postcard-perfect sugar-cube homes. You’ll get to explore Little Venice, visit the Church of Panagia Paraportiani and take in spectacular views of the island’s iconic windmills too, all while learning about the island’s history and how it’s changed over the centuries.
The Authentic Mykonos Tour
Step into the shoes of a Mykonian for the day, visiting a farm in a traditional village. Get to know the animals, watch and participate in activities like goat milking, cheese making and bread baking, which you’ll enjoy at breakfast along with other farm-fresh ingredients. Swim on a isolated beach and tour an uninhabited part of the island by 4X4, getting a glimpse at the locals’ daily lives and spectacular island scenery.
Santorini oozes romance, one of the reasons it’s so popular for honeymoons and all sorts of romantic escapes, though it’s on or near the top of just about every travelers’ bucket list. Stepping off the ferry you might think that you’ve stepped into a dream, with the endless whitewashed buildings adorned with blue doors and shutters, creating a breathtaking palette that reflects the sea and the sky, built into rugged cliffs that slope down to the glistening waters below. It’s all about jaw-dropping views, which can be found just about everywhere on this crescent-shaped outcrop.
On the island’s northern tip at Oia, churches, hotels, and homes spill down rock walls, creating one of the planet’s most stunning backdrops, though the scenery at sea level is just as impressive. While Santorini may not have many white sand beaches for lounging on, it does boast some of the most unique stretches on the planet, like Red Beach, where the cliffs with their fiery-red hue are turned into crimson sand at the bottom and framed by dazzling cerulean water. Of course, Santorini is well known for its black sand beaches like Perivolos and Perissa and Perivolos, but it also offers several beaches with white sand as well. Wine enthusiasts can take advantage of fine local wine which is especially high quality due to the land’s volcanic elements. It flows almost as freely as the hot springs near the volcano, with vineyards and wineries dotted across the island, including Boutari Winery, established back in 1879.
Experiences in Santorini
E bike Tours
Explore the hidden island of Thirassia just 1 nautical mile away from Santorini. Get on your electric bike on this fun half-day tour that will bring you to some of the island’s most impressive spots to see the sunset away from the crowds and a spectacular view to Santorini. Let your bike do all the work as you discover hidden treasures most tourists don’t get to see, ride alongside the caldera, and enjoy a guided tour on one of the most secluded destinations in Cyclades.
Santorini Wine Tasting
Wine enthusiasts can enjoy the highlights of Santorini as well as the opportunity to sample the island’s fine wine on this small group tour. You’ll get to visit the breathtaking village of Oia, Pyrgos and Megalochori, soak up the views from Prophet Elias Monastery and enjoy a wine tasting featuring local varietals at a picturesque winery that overlooks the dramatic caldera.
Catamaran day cruise
Sailing around Santorini provides a stunning perspective of one of the world’s most unique and beautiful islands. This tour will bring you along its shores a luxury catamaran, with a stop to soak in natural hot springs and a visit both the White and Red beaches for a swim. While you have fun, the crew will prepare a BBQ feast that will be enjoyed with local white wine and cocktails.
Cooking Class & Wine
A favorite among food enthusiasts, enjoy a unique cooking experience in a traditional cave house on Santorini. You’ll be immersed into the local culinary traditions as you learn how to prepare traditional dishes with hands-on-instruction from your guide. Afterwards, enjoy the meal you helped to make paired with wine, Greek coffee and dessert on a beautiful terrace. You’ll even get to take home some recipes.
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