City treasures and island pleasures
Spend 8 nights in the cradle of Western civilization – Greece! Explore the capital of Athens before setting sail to Mykonos and Santorini.
Visit the Acropolis, the most important ancient site in the Western world, and be amazed at what remains after all these centuries!
Sit back and relax on the high-speed ferries to Mykonos and Santorini.
Taste Greece’s rich history by sampling some of the local delicacies: soulvaki, spanakopita, and moussaka.
In the mood to party? Get a taste of Mykonos’ glamorous nightlife at one of countless top-rated clubs.
Admire the sublime sunsets over Santorini’s half-moon-shaped bay in the center of the caldera.
Walk among legends in Athens, gaze across a bright blue ocean in Santorini, and live it up in glamorous Mykonos on this essential tour through Greece! Begin your vacation in Athens, a city that’s equally ancient and modern. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, dig into a gyro and wander the streets of charming Plaka. Go back in time and spend your days as an archaeology expert at the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
After a few days of ancient Greek exploration, embark on a ferry to Mykonos! Delight in its authentic seaside charms, splashy cafe-bar-boutique scene, and traditional whitewashed architecture. In Mýkonos Town, visit the Archaeological Museum’s ancient pottery collection for a taste of history, or take the dip on the island’s sheltered south coast.
But wait, there’s more! Hop aboard the ferry to the dazzling island of Santorini. Spend your days relaxing at the Perivólas and Vlyháda beaches in the far south of the island or for the more adventure-inclined, take a hike! Choose from two classic hiking routes: from Períssa to Kamári, past post-eruption ancient Thera, and along the caldera edge from Imerovígli to Oía. Either route you choose is sure to guarantee spectacular views!
*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Includes airfare & airport taxes, transfers, hotels, ferries, tours, and daily breakfast. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers.
Arrive in the ancient city of Athens and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your luxurious hotel. At this point, your driver will provide you with all of your needed documentation and tickets for your trip.
After settling into your hotel, spend the rest of the day getting to know Athens on your own. Explore Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located just under the famous Acropolis. Then, weave in and out of local shops on the bustling Ermou, Kolonaki, and Voukourestiou streets.
Transfer to Athens hotel - 2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Athens Electra or similar
Enjoy an energizing breakfast, then embark on your included Athens Sightseeing Tour, including the amazing Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum! Join your expert guide to the center of the city, then see the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Athena Nike, the world-famous Parthenon, and much more.
Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)
Discover the secrets of Athens, including its famous Acropolis on your sightseeing tour! Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.
On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.
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 famous Parthenon.
Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Here, you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.
Recharge with an early morning breakfast, then set sail to picturesque Mykonos! Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across the bright blue sea, then enjoy a convenient transfer to your next hotel.
The rest of the day is yours! Relax on the island's beautiful beaches, or stroll through postcard-worthy whitewashed Cycladic architecture. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner of moussaka, pastitsio, or souvlaki!
Transfer to Athens ferry port
Ferry to Mykonos!
High-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mykonos
Transfer to Mykonos hotel - 2 nights in Mykonos at the Hotel Kamari or similar
Soak up the spirit of Mykonos and enjoy a day at leisure on this breathtaking island. Wander through its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills, and chapels. Weave in and out of quaint shops, browse through interesting galleries, and unwind at charming cafes.
Explore the town's winding narrow streets, and be sure to visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island. Enjoy a drink at Little Venice, then discover the island's incredible nightlife.
After breakfast, hop on the ferry and wave goodbye to Mykonos as you float on to Santorini. Upon arrival in the stunning island of Santorini, enjoy a transfer to your hotel, then settle in and relax.
Spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular Caldera, created by the eruption of the island's volcano in ancient times. Take a walk into Fira and explore the island's vibrant capital.
A Tip For Your Trip: Santorini is an island of steep hills. Pack a pair of comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk!
Transfer to Mykonos port
Ferry to Santorini!
Transfer to Santorini hotel - 3 nights in Santorini at the El Greco Resort & Spa or similar
Wake up and get ready to explore this magical island! After breakfast, take a walk through the traditional village of Oia, the most photographed place in Greece! Be sure to come back to Oia later in the day, as it's famous for its unbeatable sunsets. Small white houses tier its hillside, interspersed by splashes of deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink, and rich ocher.
It's a nightly tradition for residents and visitors to gather at the end of the village to watch the spectacular sunset. Chances are, you'll want to come back every night until you return home.
Spend another day at leisure! You may want to visit the Prehistoric Museum in Fira, which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, including famous wall paintings.
After a culture-packed morning, discover the colorful beaches that skirt the island, originally created by volcanic eruption. Treat yourself to fresh, local Mediterranean cuisine at one of the many cafes overlooking the Caldera as you feast your eyes on breathtaking views.
Say "see ya" to Santorini and enjoy a quick flight back to Athens. Upon arrival, relax in your airport hotel and enjoy your last night in Greece. Indulge in some authentic baklava and rest easy with peace of mind, knowing you're just steps from the airport.
Transfer to Santorini airport (JTR)
Fly to Athens!
Transfer to Athens hotel - 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Athens Electra or similar
Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage, then make your way to the airport and board your plane. Spend your relaxing flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure.
Transfer to Athens airport (ATH)