Greek Island Hopper
Set sail to Greece's most beautiful islands during this 10-day guided tour. Let a Local Expert show you Athens’ ancient Acropolis and Parthenon before setting sail for the crescent-shaped island of Santorini. Here, enjoy views of the caldera from your hotel’s pool, then toast with your fellow travelers to an unparalleled sunset over the Aegean Sea. Later, join a local geology expert to learn about how the volcanic island was formed. On Mykonos, a Local Expert will guide you in a walk of the island’s narrow alleys and iconic Cycladic houses followed by a private tasting of local delicacies. Plus, you’ll meet a Greek captain and board a vessel for a cruise along Mykonos’ stunning coast.
This trip is available as a Small Private Group.
Travel exclusively with friends and family in a small, private group of 12+ guests.
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Your Guided Holiday Includes:
- 9 nights in superior accommodation
- 11 meals – 9 breakfast, 2 dinners with wine
- High-speed ferry transfers from Athens to Mykonos and Santorini
- Highly-skilled Travel Director
- Complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
- Transfers between Insight hotels and cruise port
- Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport
- Hotel and restaurant tips are included
Price is per person, based on twin occupancy for 01 May 2022 departure
**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply
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Day 1 / Welcome to Athens
An Insight host will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel, where there is time to settle in and relax. At 19:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and get to know your fellow travellers over a delightful evening of dinner and wine.
Day 2 / Athens Sightseeing
Today your mythical Grecian discovery encapsulates the intriguing history of ancient Greece. Begin with an exploration revealing the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Next, your Local Expert takes you to the Acropolis, one of the most important ancient sites in the Western world. Crowning the top is the Parthenon, visible from almost everywhere in the city. See the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Day 3 / Depart for Santorini
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the port for the early ferry to Santorini. Famed for the scattered white Cycladic houses that rest upon its cliffs, Santorini is a dreamy getaway. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and take time to relax. Why not take a dip in the pool? In the evening join your fellow travellers for a refreshing cocktail as you watch the sunset over the caldera and the Aegean Sea.
Day 4 / Santorini Relaxed Start
Today you’ll delve into the geological history of Santorini. In the morning a local geology expert will divulge secrets about this volcanic island and the caldera, revealing the details of its formation. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Why not head out for a swim at Ammoudi Bay, to visit the Santorini Wine Museum or ask your Travel Director for some restaurant recommendations?
Day 5 / Santorini at leisure
With a day at leisure, why not take the opportunity to visit the site of Akrotiri, an ancient city covered by volcanic ash and unearthed in 1967. If shopping is to your liking, spend your time walking the white walled alleyways, browsing the many shops and taking in the breathtaking views of the caldera.
Day 6 / Mykonos Sightseeing Relaxed Start
After your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port for the ferry sailing to Mykonos. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel. Explore the town of Mykonos with a Local Expert and discover the maze of pretty alleyways of stunning Cycladic houses, lining the island mountainside.Later, make a welcoming stop to taste a selection of local delicacies and learn the secrets of Mykonian Cuisine.
Day 7 / Mykonos at Leisure Relaxed Start
Today you’ll have free time to explore as you wish with many exciting adventures to choose from. Why not take a transfer to the picturesque Mykonos Town and explore the beautiful port area, including the famous windmills, the Matoyinnia Alleys and of course Little Venice? Or perhaps visit Delos, a small island off the coast. The island is an archaeological site that houses iconic ruins, including Doric temples, markets, an amphitheatre and mosaics. The mythological birthplace of Apollo, it is one of the most unique sights worldwide, with ongoing excavations and a beautiful small museum.
Day 8 / Mykonos Relaxed Start
Board your kaiki, a traditional boat and meet a Greek captain and his family to cruise around the stunning, world-famous Little Venice of Mykonos. Sit back and relax as you enjoy views of the iconic windmills. (weather permitting).
Day 9 / Depart Mykonos
After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to the port of Mykonos to board the ship to Piraeus in Athens. Once here you will be met at the port and transferred to your Athens hotel. There is time in the afternoon for you to do some last-minute sightseeing, souvenir shopping or just relax at your hotel. Enjoy your last night with your fellow travellers at a Celebration Dinner to toast your experiences.
Day 10 / Depart Athens
Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens airport.
Terms & Conditions
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 29 October 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Flights are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.