A romantic and cosmopolitan island hopping program starting from Athens, offering you selected accommodation and services to the two most famous of Greek islands, cosmopolitan and bustling Mykonos and romantic and unique Santorini
Greek islands, cosmopolitan and bustling Mykonos and romantic and unique Santorini
Day 1 | Athens
Welcome to Athens! This historic city has much more to offer than the world known Acropolis and the Acropolis museum, that are a must none the less. With more than 100 museums and galleries to pick from, culinary options that combine the east and west, a revived city centre ideal for taking a stroll and shopping as well as a beach front just a short drive or a bus ride from the city center, Athens is becoming once again a perfect starting point for your exploration of what Greece has to offer. Enjoy the city from your centrally located hotel.
Day 2 | Athens : Guided Tour & Free afternoon
On your first full day in Athens we would suggest you take a tour around the main sights of Athens. The highlight of the tour will definitely be the iconic monuments of Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon, complemented by the amazing New Acropolis Museum and a walk around the historic neighborhoods of the city. We would suggest a private city tour that will give you a thorough and comprehensive presentation of the history of Athens, starting from the pre-historic years, continuing to the golden age of Pericles and classical Greece up until the modern years. For the evening enjoy your diner at one of the many unique restaurants or taverns of the city, ask your guide to suggest the best options according to your tastes.
Day 3 | Athens – Mykonos: Ferry Ride & Relaxation
Early wake up and departure for the port of Piraeus to board on the ferry to Mykonos. Arrival to the port of Mykonos and Pick up service from the hotel & check in procedure. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure by the pool or at one of the famous Mykonos beaches. In the evening the traditional Mykonos town and its famous nightlife await you.
Day 4 | Mykonos – Delos – Mykonos : Antiquity & Scenic Landscapes
Mykonos is more than the wonderful beaches, luxurious hotels with pools and nightlife. A mere 30 minutes boat ride across the Mykonos harbor, lies Delos, a small rocky island whose historical importance belies its size. Delos is a UNESCO World Cultural Site situated in the center of the Cyclades and the location of the most sacred place for ancientt Greeks. The boat trip and guided tour to Delos is realized on a daily basis, weather permitting. In the evening you canvgo for a walk at “little Venice“ at the town of Mykonos, reserve a table for dinner at some of the trendiest restaurants or simply enjoy the atmosphere of the town.
Day 5 | Mykonos – Santorini
Departure with high speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. Disembark in Santorini Port, and have a first glimpse of the unique volcanic scenery. Transfer to your hotel to enjoy your room overlooking the caldera. Depending on your hotel location you can enjoy the noisy night life of Fira or the quiet and exclusive feeling of Oia. Taking pictures of the famous sunset is a must! The caldera scenery is a perfect landscape that wakes up the artist in everyone. Enjoy your diner at one of the many gourmet restaurants serving recipes made from local ingredients and have a taste of one of the famous Santorini wines.
Day 6 | Santorini caldera cruise
Enjoy a staple of the Santorini visit, the cruise inside the caldera. Walk at the small island of Thirassia, the volcanic islet of New Kameni, that surfaced during the last eruption of the volcano, take a swim at the volcanic waters and end your cruise with a visit of Oia to enjoy the famous sunset at the best vantage point.
Day 7 | Explore Santorini
Enjoy a full day tour of the island starting with a guided visit of the Akrotiri Prehistoric settlement. Continue for a tour of the central part of the island to the less touristy villages and end your tour with a visit and a glass of wine at one of the famous Santorini wineries.
Day 8 | Santorini – Athens
Departure from your hotel to the port or airport for your return to Athens and your return flight or the continuation of your program.
A romantic and cosmopolitan island hopping program starting from Athens
- Accommodation in Athens in a 4* Hotel for 2 nights.
- Guided Tour of Athens, duration 4 hours including Acropolis and the Parthenon and main Athens spots)
- Ferry or airplane ticket Santorini – Athens
- Transfers from airport or ports to the hotels and vice versa
- Accommodation in Mykonos in a 5* Hotel for 2 nights.
- Guided boat trip to Delos
- Ferry ticket Mykonos – Santorini
- Accommodation in Santorini at a 3* or 4* Hotel with caldera view for 3 nights.
- Full day cruise at the caldera with visit to the island of Thirassia, Nea Kammeni and Oia for the sunset
- Ferry ticket Santorini – Athens
- Flight to and from Greece
- Transfer services
- Additional tours
Athens: The weather in Athens is quite predictable and easy to plan for. However, hot days up to +22° during winter are not uncommon. If you plan on visiting Athens between June and October keep in minf that the morning and evening temperature usually is excellent but during the day, Athens can be very warm. At night you can enjoy Greek food and drinks, while wearing just a T-shirt, on some nice terrace in Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri or Anafiotika. Winter is mostly pretty mild and starts about November. Autumn and spring can be chilly and wet but you won’t need much more than an umbrella, a windbreaker and warm sweater.
Santorini: Santorini is one of the most spectacular places in the world and is matched by equally amazing weather. Santorini has a mild Mediterranean climate, just as the rest of the Cycladic islands and enjoys year round agreeable conditions.
Have in mind
Please note that caldera view accomodation is at the highest demand. It is best to make your request at the earliest possible to have a choice of accomodation.
Hotels in both Mykonos and Santorini are build according to the cycladic traditional architecture, upon making your request please state if you have any mobility issues to make arrangements accordingly.