10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens

$1109
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$1599*
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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Mon, Jul 24  (Sold Out) $2469* $1639
Mon, Jul 31  (Sold Out) $2669* $1639
Mon, Aug 07  (Sold Out) $2749* $1639
Mon, Aug 21  (Sold Out) $2659* $1639
Mon, Aug 28  (Sold Out) $2259* $1529
Mon, Sep 04  (Sold Out) $1909* $1319
Mon, Sep 11  (Sold Out) $1749* $1209
$1649* $1159
Mon, Sep 25  (Sold Out) $1649* $1159
Mon, Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1599* $1109
$1599* $1109
2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Mon, Jul 24  (Sold Out) Call For Air $1839
Mon, Jul 31  (Sold Out) $2919* $1889
Mon, Aug 07  (Sold Out) $3159* $1889
Mon, Aug 21  (Sold Out) $2619* $1889
Mon, Aug 28  (Sold Out) $2379* $1719
Mon, Sep 04  (Sold Out) $2089* $1519
Mon, Sep 11  (Sold Out) $2099* $1519
$2099* $1519
Mon, Sep 25  (Sold Out) $1969* $1479
Mon, Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1869* $1379
$1869* $1379
2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Mon, Jul 24  (Sold Out) $3349* $2399
Mon, Jul 31  (Sold Out) $3319* $2399
Mon, Aug 07  (Sold Out) $3409* $2399
Mon, Aug 21  (Sold Out) $3259* $2399
Mon, Aug 28  (Sold Out) $2749* $2139
Mon, Sep 04  (Sold Out) $2709* $2149
Mon, Sep 11  (Sold Out) $2639* $2149
$2469* $1939
Mon, Sep 25  (Sold Out) $2449* $1939
Mon, Oct 02  (Sold Out) $2149* $1659
$2059* $1569

*Not Included:
Tour escort services, luggage handling, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include departure transfer, but does include the following group services: transfers for domestic flights and ferries, flight Athens-Santorini, ferry Santorini-Mykonos and ferry Mykonos-Athens.

Land only passengers must notify our reservations department of your international flight details 65 days prior to your departure. Failure to provide this information may result in a long layover.

When choosing flights, select those that arrive in Athens before 5:00 pm in order to connect with flight to Santorini. Alternatively, an additional night may be added in Athens. We will provide the earliest available connecting flight to Santorini based on your arrival into the Athens airport.

We will provide best ferry available on your travel dates. Reservations will be made for the earliest ferry available. We cannot confirm the exact ferry routing in advance. Local weather and wind factors can cause ferry delays and/or cancelations. When this occurs you will be advised your options locally. As weather conditions are beyond control, any costs incurred for alternate transportation, hotel and/or other out-of-pocket and related expenses will necessarily be borne by the traveler. We suggest you consult your trip insurance policy for covered benefits.

Flights between Mykonos and Athens are available and require a supplement, as well as supplemental transfer costs. Flight upgrades must be purchased at least 60 days in advance of your trip, and will not be available for purchase locally.

Please note the optional Mykonos Delos Tour will only operate from May through September.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Ferry service between the islands and to and from Athens can vary from three to six hours in length, time schedules dependent upon local weather and sea conditions. Flights may be available for pre-purchase. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Athens, Fly to Santorini
Arrive in Athens and transfer to your flight to Santorini. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Santorini Island, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs, is considered one of the world's most enchanting getaways. Tonight is yours to independently discover some of Santorini's delightful restaurants and nightlife
Overnight: Santorini

DAY 3, Wednesday - Full Day in Santorini
Today is free to explore this Grecian paradise. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island's iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Take time to visit the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious make up of this beautiful village. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Perhaps join the optional Santorini Island & Akrotiri tour and enjoy the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, stop at Perivolos known as ‘the black sandy beach’ and visit Santo Wine, the largest winery on Santorini. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Wine Tour to explore the world of Therian volcanic wines and enjoy tastings at three family estate wineries
Optional: Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM)*
*The Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour and Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a second full day at leisure in Santorini. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. To learn more, join the optional Santorini Volcano Cruise aboard a motorized sailing boat that circles around the island. Sail to the nearby volcanic island of Nea Kameni and Therasia for leisure time before returning to the port of Athinios. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time to swim at the famous Red Beach
Optional: Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM)*
*The Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise and Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry (tourist class) to Mykonos. After approximately 3.5 hours arrive to the chic island with its bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Time on your own to enjoy the energetic ambiance. Find a table at a harbor side taverna and just savor the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Mykonos
Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Leave time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar and just "people-watch"
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Mykonos
On your leisure day, perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization or join the optional tour to the splendid archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island
Optional: Mykonos Delos Tour (AM)
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Ferry to Athens
In the early afternoon, transfer to the port to board the ferry to Athens. The ferry ride from Mykonos to Athens is approximately 6 hours (1pm to 7pm). Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the classical city of Athens
Note: An upgrade to a flight is available to purchase at least 60 days in advance of your trip, and will not be available for purchase locally
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently, widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. At Constitution Square, perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Alternatively, join the optional Athens city tour that begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium, the President's residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens. This neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes is surely the best place to spend your last night in Greece
Optional: Half Day Athens Sightseeing (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Begin with a guided tour of the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, then proceed to Perivolos, better known as "the black sandy beach," where you will have free time for a swim or lunch (not included). After your break, walk through the traditional village of Megalochori and on to Pyrgos, the first capital of Santorini. Finally visit Santo Wine, the largest winery on Santorini, where you will have the opportunity to sample three local wines while taking in the gorgeous island views.

Departs at approximately 11:00 am. Transfer details from your hotel will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Entrance fee for the Akrotiri excavation is not included and must be paid for in locally in cash (12 Euro per person).

*Optionals "Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour" and "Half Day Santorini Wine Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $46.00
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Explore the magic world of Therian volcanic wines. Enjoy a tasting experience under the guidance of an experienced sommelier on this tour of three family estate wineries. Savor delicious Cycladic cheese and other local bites as you learn about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varieties.

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

*Optionals "Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour" and "Half Day Santorini Wine Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 15 Apr 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 $100.00
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This morning transfer to the port where you will board the motorized sailing boat "Pegasus," and cruise around the beautiful island of Santorini. Sail to the island of Nea Kameni, and walk up to the still-active volcano for a view of the Caldera. Sail to the island of Palea Kameni, where you will have the opportunity to swim from the boat in the bay's sulfur springs infused water. Continue to the island of Therasia for leisure time before returning to the port of Athinios in Santorini in the afternoon, passing by the magnificent cliffs and the picturesque village of Oia.

A local tax of 2 Euro will be collected upon entrance to the volcano and is not included in the price of the tour.

This tour involves strenuous uphill walking on uneven surfaces and may not be suitable for all travelers. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended. This tour welcomes tourists from all around the world and is commented in multiple languages. Please be aware that the temperature of the bay's waters varies by season; the sulfur springs do not substantially increase the temperature of the water.

Pick up time from hotel will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

This tour is only available for pre-purchase from May through September. These will be available for purchase locally in April and October if weather permits.

*Optionals "Santorini Volcano Cruise" and "Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #4 01 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $52.00
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Enjoy an unforgettable day of relaxation in the blue waters of Santorini. From the beautiful port of Vlychada, sail to the famous Red Beach for a swimming stop. Continue sailing past the White Beach and the Venetian lighthouse before stopping for a freshly prepared lunch. Enjoy one final swimming stop in the hot springs before docking in picturesque Oia.

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

*Optionals "Santorini Volcano Cruise" and "Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #4 26 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017 $105.00
24 Jul 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 $105.00
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This morning transfer to the port where your ship departs Mykonos for the island of Delos. This small island was once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades Islands, and according to myth, the location of the birth of Apollo and Artemis. Upon arrival, join a guided tour that will include such landmarks as the Sacred Harbor, and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by imposing stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis. Continue to explore the ruins on your own, or visit the museum housing the priceless archaeological artifacts found on the island. The ship will return to the port in Mykonos Town.

Pick up time from hotel will be advised locally. This tour will conclude at the port in Mykonos Town and does not include a return transfer to your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

This tour is only available for pre-purchase from May through September. These will be available for purchase locally in April and October if weather permits.

Day #7 01 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $58.00
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The tour begins with a panoramic drive through the city center of Athens. View Panathenian Stadium, the Presidential Residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens. Finally, visit the new Acropolis Museum, the striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed.

Departs at 8:45 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Tour ends at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #9 02 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $70.00
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