GREECE ISLAND HOPPER
Explore the ancient city of Athens before setting sail for the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. You will embark on a leisurely encounter with Athens, and the secret coves, narrow lanes and characters who live on the volcanic landscape of Santorini, and Mykonos's party paradise.
10-day Athens to Athens
with visits to the Greek Island of Mykonos and Santorini with Trafalgar
DAY 1 - ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS)
DAY 2 - ATHENS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Embark on a journey to the Acropolis, a sacred site since Mycenaen times. Imagine Athenians ascending the hilltop shrine to worship Athena at the Parthenon, and see the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Admire the pom-pom march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then spend the rest of the day on your own soaking up the verve of this vibrant city.
DAY 3 - ATHENS – MYKONOS (3 NIGHTS)
Depart Athens and cruise to Mykonos - its characteristic hillside windmills overlook the beautiful bay and stand as an enduring greeting to all who arrive. Enjoy an orientation before spending the rest of your day getting lost amidst the island's labyrinthine lanes, lined with white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea.
DAY 4 - MYKONOS AT LEISURE
Set your watch to island time and enjoy a glorious day soaking up the laid-back vibe of Mykonos. Spend your day relaxing on its beautiful beaches, sip champagne in the picturesque Little Venice waterside, or visit some of its historical treasures, including the 17th-century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum.
DAY 5 - MYKONOS AT LEISURE
Kick back and enjoy another idyllic day in beautiful Mykonos. Indulge in local seafood flavours, enjoy a leisurely swim in the calm waters of the Aegean or consider a trip to see the mythical sanctuary of Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo.
DAY 6 - MYKONOS – SANTORINI (3 NIGHTS)
Take a short ferry transfer to Santorini, where you’ll spend the next three days exploring the island's dramatic beauty. Stroll through the volcanic island's quaint cliff-top towns. Blue-domed white-washed façades cling dramatically to the multi-coloured cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop for exquisite sunsets.
DAY 7 - SANTORINI AT LEISURE
View the magnificent caldera, see the island's ancient ruins or ramble through the winding streets of Fira and Oia - today is yours to enjoy a leisurely exploration of this beautiful island on your own. Indulge in a day of sunbathing and relaxation on one of its many beaches or shop up a storm at its boutique stores.
DAY 8 - SANTORINI AT LEISURE
Perhaps toast the spellbinding beauty of Santorini at a local winery and learn about the art of winemaking in the region. Then consider a ride in a kaiki (sailing boat) to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni to swim in its glorious hot springs - another full day at leisure to relax and soak up the island atmosphere.
DAY 9 - SANTORINI – ATHENS
Return to Athens this morning, taking a short flight to the capital. After being transferred to your hotel, you have free time for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing in Athens.
DAY 10 - DEPART ATHENS
Say a fond farewell to Greece as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home.
TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST
✓ White washed cottages of Mykonos
✓ Temple of Zeus
✓ Aegean Sea
✓ Parthenon in Athens
✓ 1896 Olympic Stadium
✓ Hadrian's Arch
✓ Blue domed white-washed cottages of Santorini
✓ Beaches of Mykonos and Santorini
✓ The glorious hot springs on the volcanic island of Nea Kameni