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GREEK ISLAND HOPPER
 
10 DAYS FROM $2,450 US  
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Greek Island HopperCircled 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.

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


Greek Island Hopper Map 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


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


DAY 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 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.

Explore this idyllic island further 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 - 2 Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences
Ancient Delos - Adult Price: €65.00
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.

Mykonos Island Tour - Adult Price: €37.00
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.

South Coast Cruise - Adult Price: €60.00
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..


DAY 6: MYKONOS – SANTORINI (3 NIGHTS)
A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island 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


DAY 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. 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 - 2 Buffet Breakfasts

Optional Experiences
Santorini Island Tour With Visit To Akrotiri - Adult Price: €52.00
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.

Senses Of Santorini And Oia Sunset - Adult Price: €40.00
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.

Sunset On Board - Adult Price: €70.00
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.

Traditional Greek Wedding Show - Adult Price: €45.00
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!


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


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 - Buffet Breakfast


INCLUDED:

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


Dining
9 buffet breakfasts
3 Dinners


Location Specialist
For included sightseeing in Athens.

Hidden Treasures
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
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
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos.
High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. Flight from Santorini to Athens.



DEPARTURES: 
April - October

PRICES:
From approx $2,450 US per person double occupancy 


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