Day 1: Athens
Touch down in Athens for a taste of Greek culture. Check into our hotel and relax. In the evening, you can try out a lovely Greek experience by catching an outdoor movie!
Maximise your time in port with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Athens and Piraeus! Your self-guided shore excursion offers the best of both worlds, with the flexibility to visit the sights at your own pace and the on-board commentary ensuring you don’t miss anything. Jump off along the way to explore ancient sites like the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus; stroll the pretty streets of Plaka; or visit popular attractions like the National Archeological Museum, Syntagma Square and the National Gardens.
Experiences: Athens Hop-on Hop-off bus (Valid for 2 Days)
Day 2: Athens
Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on a 3-hour food and walking tour through Athens. Led by a local guide, stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting ‘bougatsa’ (a sweet or savory pastry), ‘loukoumades’ (Greek honey dumplings), olives and other Greek specialties. Then, take a trip to Varvakeios market to peruse regional spices and herbs. To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 14 people.
Continue your day as you customize this City Sightseeing tour by hopping on and off the bus at any stop, as many times as you like on your Day 2. Simply hop off where you want to, and return to any stop to continue your tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Experiences: Athens small group morning food tour (3 hrs.)
Day 3: Athens to Mykonos (By Ferry 07:00-12:30)
Get to know Mykonos and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular islands in the Cyclades group. Its beaches hum by day with beach bunnies and water sports, and the summer-evening beach rave scene is up there with Ibiza’s. Away from the coast there are tucked-away villages to discover, and fabled islands awaiting offshore.
Start by exploring the island’s main port and town, Chora Mykonos. On the waterfront, you might spot one of the town’s three tame pelicans, a Mykonos emblem since the 1950s. Step inside the four-in-one Church of Panagia Paraportiani, with its whitewashed dome, then follow winding alleys through the chi-chi Little Venice quarter. At sunset, snap a photo of the four iconic windmills overlooking Little Venice, before choosing a taverna for the evening with waterfront views and a menu of seafood fresh from the sea.
Experiences: Day at leisure
Day 4: Mykonos and Around the Island
Buses and tiny boats can get you around the island, or you might want to pedal down the streets of Mykonos.
As the road to Fokos winds through the rural landscapes of Mykonos, stop halfway at a traditional private church for a short visit and an insight by your guide into the religious traditions of Mykonos. Then we continue our ride by the soothingly peaceful water of the reservoir of Ano Mera, before encountering the picturesque view of Fokos beach. As we coast down the last downhill before our destination we have the chance to admire this unique landscape and take some panoramic souvenir photos. The inviting blue of the sea will certainly not leave you uninterested.
The hillside of Fokos beach will be calling you to its sunkissed (easy to hike) path, from where you can enjoy the magnificence of the Aegean sea and the wild landscape of Mykonos. This is the easiest ride, but at Mykonos’s landscape it is impossible not to have some hilly parts along the way. Nevertheless, the leisurely pace we follow allows each participant to cycle at their own pace and nobody gets the feeling of being left behind.
Experiences: Day at leisure
Day 5: Mykonos to Santorini (By Ferry 14:15-16:25)
Arrive in Santorini in the evening and check into your gorgeous hotel overlooking the sea. Santorini, the island of romance, is the home of fava, a delicious and nutritious yellow split-pea purée. It is also known for its wine, distinctive cherry tomatoes, white aubergines, and the fact that vegetables grow on the dry volcanic land. You have the day at leisure to soak up the unforgettable sunset over the azure sea.
Experience: Day at leisure
Day 6: Santorini
Sip on Santorini wine during this 4.5-hour, small-group tour of the island and three of its wine estates. As you explore, learn about wine production in the area, and hear about the local varietals such as assyrtiko. Explore a vineyard with a guide and walk around wine cellars. If you want to make the tour extra-special, upgrade to enjoy an evening excursion. The option includes a visit to a hilltop winery, local tapas, and sunset views to complement your wine. Numbers are limited to eight people.
Experiences: Santorini wine tasting tour (Add On)
Day 7: Santorini to Athens (By Ferry 16:35-19:15)
Bid adieu to Santorini and head back to Athens. You have the day at leisure.
Experiences: Day at leisure
Day 8: Athens
Make your way back home, with a bag full of memories J
- Breakfast on all days except Day 1
- Meals mentioned
- Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in 3 star hotels
- Internal travel by ferry as indicated against each day
- All tours and activities except those which are optional/Add Ons/DIY
- Flight charges to and from Europe
- Entrance fee at local monuments and museums
- Local transport within the city
- Meals not mentioned
- Personal expenses such as beverages, tips, room service etc.
- Any costs arising from flight delays, change in weather conditions, strikes etc. which are beyond our control
- Visa charges and processing
- Travel insurance
- What is not mentioned in “Inclusions".
*Please note: Activities are flexible and depend on availability