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9 Day itinerary in Greece, Europe

Island Hopping: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Welcome to Greece! The city of Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, the historical capital of Europe and a city of culture, history and philosophy. Athens today is a vibrant metropolis that blends it’s proud past with its dynamic modern present. At the same time, you will have the chance to e... Read More

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Overview

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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

On Some Day Trips

starting point

Athens

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Visit markets

Meet local people

Rural home stays

Indigenous culture

Outdoors & Nature

Culture & Arts

Food & Drink

Start / End

Highlights

1

Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour

2

Delos & Rhenia Sailing Cruise

3

Santorini Cooking and Wine Tasting

4

Caldera Sunset Cruise

Itinerary

High-End Accommodation expand_more

Day 1

place Arrival in Athens

Upon arrival, your driver will be awaiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

place Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour

A perfect tour to get a true feel of Athens! Ascend to the top of the sacred rock of the Acropolis to be confronted by one of the world’s most important structures in history, the Parthenon. Once there you will enjoy a guided tour which will reveal the magnitude and the rich heritage of Athens and the cultural achievements of the Greek civilization of the Golden Age. After visiting Acropolis, get ready for a 3-hour food tour that will truly make you feel like an Athenian! Sense the intriguing Greek cuisine and local food culture through an experiential food tour in the heart of the bustling capital of Greece. Wander through authentic corners of the city and visit a number of dedicated artisans that have perfected their recipes over the decades, specialized food stores sourcing the best products from all over Greece as well as the vibrant central food market. You will enjoy a leisurely walk through the old quarter of the city to marvel Plaka neighborhood with its picturesque cobbled streets and quaint restored buildings and distinct and atmospheric architecture. Along the way you will walk by the Roman Agora, the Tower of the winds, Hadrian’s Library, Lycicrates Monument, Fetihye Mosque, beautiful neoclassical buildings and many more Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman traces of the old city.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 3

place Domestic Flight from Athens to Mykonos

The pick up time for your transfer will be advised at your hotel. Your driver will deliver you to the Athens Airport. A short flight and you will find yourselves on the exciting Mykonos! Mykonos Free Time at leisure on the beach. Mykonos is one of Europe’s most popular summer destinations, and the reason is obviously its fine golden sand beaches. Golden sand, comfy sunbeds, tropical umbrellas, amazing cocktails and crystal clear turquoise waters to die for…! There is not even one beach that will disappoint you and there is one for every taste. Today, you could choose the one for you and enjoy some wonderful time on the beach.

Accommodation:

  • High-End Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 4

place Delos & Rhenia Sailing Cruise

Our dedicated crew will welcome you on board by serving a refreshing drink and showing you around the spacious and elegant vessel. One of our cruise representatives will greet you and give you an overview of the cruise itinerary. We lift the anchors heading to Rhenia & Delos islands, the center of the Cyclades and located few miles south-west of Mykonos. After approximately 1 hour sailing, we will arrive at the untouched island of Rhenia, separated from the sacred island of Delos by just a small strait. Dropped anchor in the idyllic bay surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, enjoy a refreshing swimming. After approximately 2 hours spent in the untouched island of Rhenia, the next stop is Delos Island, one of the most important archaeological sites of Greek history for our Licensed Guided Tour. We spend about 1½ hour with our professional English-speaking guide and about 30 minutes free time exploring the UNESCO-listed Island of Delos, visiting the museum, walking up Mount Kynthos (367 feet high) and admiring the staggering array of ancient ruins. We are ready to sail back to Mykonos. We will say goodbye in the Greek way with a farewell drink toast and returning home full of euphoria, for having shared with you our Greece, whose destiny is bound to the sea and sailing is the best way to experience it.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 5

place Explore Mykonos town at your own pace

Experiencing the most lively corner of the island by walking the small and narrow streets of Mykonos town, you have many possibilities to take nice photographs. Indulge yourself in the labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the Churches in town. If you are lucky, you will also see the famous windmills and find Petros the Pelecan, the mascot of Mykonos.

Day 6

place Hydrofoil boat from Mykonos to Santorini

Your driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the port. Upon arrival, your driver will be awaiting for you at the port with a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day explore Satorini at your own pace. Without mentioning dazzling panoramas, the mesmerizing sea or vibrant villages, Santorini's culinary tradition would be something worth experiencing on its own. Borrowing a pronounced Mediterranean diet from the mainland, Santorini shares a tendency to use vegetables, quality olive oil, meat and fresh seafood generously, creating its own cuisine by adding products that are cultivated solely on its fertile soil. Try the island's peculiar white-eggplants with mozzarella, or sample the unique "Tomatokeftedes", tomato fritters made of Santorini's own produce, and accompany it beautifully with a glass of Vinsanto – Santorini is in all aspects a work of art, and its souvenirs and local produce doubtlessly reflect the island's beautiful facets. Oia and above all Fira are the island's major shopping destinations, places of unrivaled charm where traditional shops line up neatly down narrow streets. In Santorini a visit to one of the local art galleries is a must: evocative handicrafts, folk art and jewelry can be bought at accessible prices, guaranteeing a souvenir that mirrors the authenticity of the villages. Another worthy shopping experience is all about local produce. The diversity of products makes it hard to choose from the numerous delicacies grown on the island's volcanic soil. Fava, the Greek version of split peas, is particularly unique in Santorini and it is used to make a down-to-earth, yet scrumptious, puree. The island's grapes make a heavenly wine that is exported worldwide and can be bought in any of the local wineries. Last but not least comes Santorini's trademark tomato, the locals' pride and a must try for food-aficionados - wonderfully appetizing and juicy.

Day 7

place Santorini Cooking and Wine Tasting

A blend of Santorini’s best tastes and flavors with a “touch” of your effort to cook authentic Santorinian recipes are the main ingredients of the experience that is the Cooking & Tasting Experience Tour. The tour includes the a visit to a winery and a hands-on cooking lesson, by local experts, along with information about the local wines and finally, the pleasure of enjoying your gastronomic creations. What will you take with you? Experience the joy of cooking traditional Santorinian dishes, savor the memory of an exquisite gastronomic experience with the delicious tastes of the island, and take home a booklet with all the recipes you cooked. This tour is perfect for foodies, honeymooners, cooking class aficionados, or food and wine lovers.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 8

place Afternoon - Caldera Sunset Cruise

Starting from the port of Vlychada port, the cruise passes by Red and White Beach, with a stop at Black Mountain. It will then pass by the Lighthouse South of the Caldera and the Hot Springs at the Volcano. The next stop in Thirassia where lunch will be served. You will then sail towards the port of Ammoudi for a spectacular view of Oia. The return route will offer beautiful Fira views and sunset views before entering the port of Vlychada.

Guide: Included for the day

Accommodation:

  • High-End Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 9

place Departure Day

Today, you will have to say goodbye to the beautiful Greece. Your driver will pick you up and transfer you to Santorini Airport where you will take the domestic flight back to Athens. Once arriving in Athens airport, check-in to international flight and depart Greece.

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • 4* Hotel

Transport expand_less

  • Athens Airport Pick up
  • Domestic Flight from Athens to Mykonos
  • Hydrofoil boat from Mykonos to Santorini
  • Domestic Flight from Santorini to Athens

Activities expand_less

  • Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
  • Delos & Rhenia Sailing Cruise
  • Santorini Cooking and Wine Tasting
  • Caldera Sunset Cruise

Not Included expand_less

  • International Flights
  • Meals not specified as included
  • Tips for Guides and Drivers
  • Travel Insurance

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$2875 USD