See the wonderful highlights of the Greek Islands on this 10 day Island Hopping tour of the Cyclades! Begin in Athens and explore this renowned ancient city. Visit the must see’s like the Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis Museum. Then journey across the Aegean Sea to popular Mykonos and spend the days wandering the picturesque streets with their whitewashed houses, experiencing this island’s upbeat summer vibe. Next stop is stunning Santorini; its breathtakingly picture-perfect views and whitewashed buildings covering the hillside are sure to make lifelong memories. Join our Island Hopping in the Cyclades tour for a true and once in a lifetime experience.
Day 1 Athens
Welcome to Athens! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After check-in start your discovery of the ancient and absorbing capital of Greece. Wander the streets of the Plaka district with its wonderful array of bars, cafes and restaurants.
Day 2 Athens
This morning join a tour of Athens to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (formerly the Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue to visit the place where the Acropolis statues have found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era – the New Acropolis Museum. (B)
Day 3 Athens – Mykonos
This morning after an early breakfast you will be transferred by private vehicle to the port of Piraeus for your fast ferry to Mykonos. Relax on board as you cruise across the Aegean Sea, between the islands of the Cyclades. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After check-in you have time to stroll into Mykonos Town for dinner. (B)
Day 4 & 5 Mykonos
For the next two days you are free for you to spend your time as you wish on this charming island. Relax by the hotel pool or on one of the many fine beaches of the island. Alternatively, visit Mykonos Town where you can wander through the narrow streets amongst picturesque whitewashed houses down to the harbour where the locals still fish using traditional methods. In the evening, Mykonos comes alive at night, so live like a local with a glass of ouzo and traditional mezedes appetizers in one of the many restaurants and cafes that line the port. (B)
Day 6 Mykonos – Santorini
After breakfast you will be transferred to the ferry terminal for your fast ferry to Santorini, the most spectacular of the Greek islands. On arrival you will transferred by private vehicle up the steep sides of the volcanic caldera to your hotel in Fira. After settling in, enjoy a pre-dinner drink as you watch the breathtaking display of your first Santorini sunset. (B)
Day 7 & 8 Santorini
Over the next two days you have free time to explore and discover magical Santorini. Formed 3,500 years ago by a massive volcanic eruption that half-submerged the island and gave it its distinctive half-crescent shape and steep cliffs, today the island is a tourist paradise. Relax by the pool; wander the charming streets of Fira, a stunning cluster of whitewashed buildings perched precariously atop the cliffs, or visit nearby Oia with its breathtaking picture-postcard views over the Aegean Sea and its famous sunsets. Santorini is an experience not to be missed. (B)
Day 9 Santorini – Athens
After breakfast and check-out from your hotel you will be transferred to the ferry terminal for the fast ferry back to Athens. Relax onboard and on arrival into Piraeus you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B)
Day 10 Athens
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey. (B)
Athens: Hotel Polis Grand (3 star) or similar
A unique and modern hotel located in the heart of Athens city
Mykonos: Hotel Pelican Bay (4 star) or similar
A chic, hillside hotel overlooking the Aegean
Santorini: Hotel Astir Thira (3 star) or similar
A relaxed, family-run hotel featuring perfect views of the volcano and Santorini sunsets
Athens: Hotel Divani Palace (5 star) or similar
An iconic hotel just metres away from the world famous Acropolis
Mykonos: Hotel Petasos Beach (4 star) or similar
A luxury beach hotel designed for optimal comfort and ultimate seclusion
Santorini: Hotel Majestic (5 star) or similar
Offering high quality accommodation, this hotel is perfect for views of the breathtaking Santorini sunset
Inclusions: 9 nights in selected hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, high-speed ferry tickets – economy class (Athens – Mykonos, Mykonos – Santorini and Santorini – Athens), Athens half day city tour by coach, Athens: airport and pier transfers by private vehicle, Mykonos and Santorini: pier transfers by shared shuttle bus and services of local representatives.
Exclusions: Greece Room Tax of approx. EUR 1-4 per room/per night, to be paid locally.
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