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Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini Explorer

DAY 1: ATHENS

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

 

A welcome package with a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Electra Hotel Athens

DAY 2: ATHENS

Meet your private guide for a half day walking tour of Athens. By exploring the city on foot, you’ll have ample opportunity to observe the striking contrasts between antiquity and modernity that make Athens such a fascinating city. On your way up the hill to the Acropolis, pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The ancient citadel of the Acropolis is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and its most famous ancient monument, the iconic Parthenon. At the end of the visit, return to your hotel on foot.

Electra Hotel Athens

DAY 3: ATHENS TO MYKONOS

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

 

Board a high-speed ferry for a transfer from Athens to Mykonos. Approximate ferry duration is 2.5 hours.

 

Meet your private driver for a port transfer. 

 

This afternoon, meet your private driver for a transfer to the starting point of your walking tour of Mykonos. With a private guide, stroll along the seafront, past the local fish and vegetable market. Keep your eyes peeled for the island’s cheerful avian mascot, Peter the Pelican. Visit the antique-filled Folklore Museum, situated in a charming 11th-century house on your way to Papaportiani Church. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Church is a famous example of Cycladic architecture and is one of the most photographed spots in the Mediterranean. From here, continue onwards to the picturesque area of Alefkandra, known as the “Little Venice” of Mykonos. The gorgeous old houses are perched precariously on the edge of the sea, and the neighborhood is a popular area for local artists to set up their workshops. By the harbor, the iconic windmills stand guard facing the north, and offer a strikingly beautiful photographic opportunity. The windmills were used in the past to grind wheat, and provide a scenic vista overlooking Little Venice and the sea below. From here, continue to the House of Lena Museum, a great example of 19th century middle-class Mykonian life. End the afternoon with a stop at a local tavern for a sampling of Greek “meze”, including various traditional Greek dips and olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes. Enjoy a wine tasting with your guide, and learn about the history and terroir of Greek wines. Conclude your tour with a return transfer to your hotel.

Royal Myconian Resort

 
DAY 4: MYKONOS

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Royal Myconian Resort

DAY 5: MYKONOS TO SANTORINI

Meet your private driver for a port transfer. 

 

Board a high-speed ferry for a transfer from Mykonos to Santorini. Approximate travel time is typically 2 hours, though can range up to 2 hours 45 minutes.

 

Meet your driver for a private port transfer. For your comfort, a private assistant will be on hand to help you navigate the crowded Santorini port, and make your onward connection.

Aressana Spa Hotel

 
DAY 6: SANTORINI

Enjoy a full day at leisure on the beautiful island of Santorini. Enjoy time on the beach relaxing by the sea or explore the local streets and cafes.

 

Santorini is a spectacular sight to behold, and a memorable experience at sunset. Experience the spectacular sunset this evening from the comfort of a small group shared cruise. In a small group of 20 participants or less, you'll transfer to port and set sail around the island, starting with a visit to the famous Red Beach, a geologically unique area that was formed in a volcanic eruption. The beach is known as one the finest locations for swimming and snorkeling in Santorini, and the crystal-clear waters protect unique rock formations that are perfect for discovering. From here, continue sailing to the stunning White Beach, primarily accessible by boat or on foot from the Red Beach. Volcanic black sand contrasts the towering white cliffs above, and the sand is dotted with white pebbles and pumice stones. Enjoy a half hour at leisure for swimming and snorkeling in the clear azure waters of this cove. Back on board, savor a delicious barbeque meal on the ship’s deck, accompanied by crisp Santorinian wine. Continue sailing back to port, stopping below the village of Oia to watch the sunset over the Caldera, basking the sea with brilliant hues of royal purple, red and orange. Conclude your magical evening with a return transfer from port.

Aressana Spa Hotel

 
DAY 7: SANTORINI

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

 

Starting from:

$3080
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When To Go:

April to June, Sept to October

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Currency:

Euro

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Language:

Greek

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Flight Time:

14 hours

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