Exploring Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

Main destination Greece 9 Day Tour

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Exploring Athens, Mykonos and Santorini
Welcome to Greece. A country with rich history, the oldest continuously used language in the world and the birthplace of theatre and the Olympic Games. With over 2000 islands off the mainland of Greece, Santorini and Mykonos are sure to excite any type of traveler. Enjoy wine tasting in Venetsanos, and a catamaran cruise to watch the iconic sunsets in Santorini. While in Mykonos, spend the afternoon mingling with the locals during a cooking class at a traditional farm. From the ancient ruins to the whitewashes house and famed windmills, Greece will be a place you never cross off your bucket list.

Hotels:

  • Hotel Amalia, Athens
  • Myconian Korali, Mykonos
  • Hotel Splendour Resort, Santorini

Included:

Meals:
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • Catamaran Cruise with BBQ
  • Sea Kayaking in Santorini
  • City tour of Athens including the Parthenon and Acropolis
  • Visit the Varvakios Market on a food tour in Athens
  • Wine tasting in Venetsanos
  • Cooking lesson in a traditional farm in Mykonos
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Professional guide service during the Athens city tour, food tour, Akrotiri tour and to dinner in Athens
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat;
  • Domestic ferry rides, ferry taxes and fees

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Travel insurance

Day 1

Arrival in Athens

Welcome to Greece! Pickup at airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening, you will be transferred to Strofi restaurant in the shadow of the holy rock of Acropolis for your welcome dinner.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Amalia Hotel


Athena
Day 2

Athens – Acropolis - Varvakios

Start your day with an optional morning yoga. After, meet your guide in Syntagma Square to start sampling the best of what the city's street food stalls have to offer. You'll learn about the Mediterranean diet and its potential benefits while strolling the city streets in neighborhoods you may not have discovered yet and exploring bustling open-air markets.
Say good morning with Greek coffee at one of the city's landmark coffee houses, then pick up some street snacks to sample on the go. Venture into the aromatic Varvakios Market, the largest and most popular fish, meat, and vegetable market in the city, and explore the city's main spice street. Sample olive oils, honey, cheeses from around the country, cured meats, olives, and more. Everything from baklava to souvlaki is available to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.
After the food tour, enjoy a city walking tour of Athens most iconic sites including the ruins, Parthenon and other must-see areas. Return to hotel to freshen up before enjoying the rest of the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Amalia Hotel

Grecotel Pallas Athens
Day 3

Athens – Mykonos

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Piraeus port and catch the ferry to Mykonos. You'll start your tour of the Cyclades in route to Mykonos, one of the larger islands in the Aegean Islands. Known for its glitzy restaurants and nightlife, art scene, and jet set crowds, Mykonos will throw you headfirst into your island adventure.
Once you arrive in Mykonos, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Myconian Korali 


Beldevere Hotel Mykonos
Day 4

Traditional Farm Visit

Optional morning yoga lead by group leader. In the afternoon you will be transferred in a traditional farm or house for your cooking lesson. You will learn about Greek cooking techniques and ingredients. You'll master strategic deployment of olive oil, fresh produce, seafood, and more with your culinary instructor.
Return to hotel for remainder of evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Myconian Korali 



Greece
Day 5

Free day in Mykonos

Optional morning yoga lead by group leader. Leisure day to explore Mykonos. Spend time at one of the many beaches or walk around Little Venice at one of the many shops or restaurants. Optional afternoon yoga lead by group leader and evening on your own.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Myconian Korali 

Mykonos
Day 6

Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini – Venetsanos Winery

After an early breakfast in Mykonos, you'll be transferred to Mykonos port and catch the ferry to Santorini. Your bus will be waiting for you in order to transfer you to Venetsanos Winery for a wine-tasting tour. After tasting the volcanic wines and enjoying the panoramic view of Santonri, you will head to your hotel near Fira.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Splendour Resort

Splendour Resort Mykonos
Day 7

Fira – Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy optional morning yoga lead by group leader followed by a leisurely morning breakfast with time to stroll through town and scope out the small shops and boutiques. Head over to Fira, the capital of the island, which offers plenty to explore. History buffs will be delighted by proximity to the Archaeological Museum of Santorini, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Folklore Museum of Emmanuel Lignos, and the church of Hypapante.
As the late afternoon unfolds, you'll head toward Vlychada Port to board your semi-private catamaran cruise around the island. Your first stop will be at the Red Beach to swim and sun, followed by a second stop at the White Beach to take in all the distinctive-colored sands of Santorini.
Barbecue will be served onboard while you sail past landmarks at Aspronisi, the Ancient Lighthouse, Indian Rock, and the prehistoric city at Akrotiri, hidden away at the southern tip of Santorini. These ruins are the site of some of the Bronze Age’s most advanced settlements, which prospered for centuries before being destroyed by a great volcanic eruption in the mid-second millennium BC. Top it off with a jump into the hot springs at Nea Kameni, where the mineral-rich volcanic waters are believed to have therapeutic properties.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Splendour Resort

Fira
Day 8

Akrotiri – Sea Kayaking

After breakfast, you'll visit the prehistoric city at Akrotiri, hidden away at the southern tip of Santorini. These ruins are the site of the Bronze Age’s most advanced settlements, which prospered for centuries before being destroyed by a great volcanic eruption in the mid- second millennium BC. You'll have the morning to explore its streets alongside a local guide who will share its stories.
In the afternoon, you'll head to the beach for a sea kayaking tour on the lesser-known south side of the island. Get a new perspective on the shores while you paddle past the Red and White beaches, named for their distinctly-colored sands, with plenty of time to stop for swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean's clear water.
Return to the hotel to freshen up, before heading out to a local restaurant in Fira to cheers the end of this magical trip!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Splendour Resort


Akrotiri
Day 9

Depart Santorini

It's time to say farewell to Greece! Today, you'll savor one more breakfast in Santorini before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Santorini

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Athens

Welcome to Greece! Pickup at airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening, you will be transferred to Strofi restaurant in the shadow of the holy rock of Acropolis for your welcome dinner.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Amalia Hotel


Athena
Day 2

Athens – Acropolis - Varvakios

Start your day with an optional morning yoga. After, meet your guide in Syntagma Square to start sampling the best of what the city's street food stalls have to offer. You'll learn about the Mediterranean diet and its potential benefits while strolling the city streets in neighborhoods you may not have discovered yet and exploring bustling open-air markets.
Say good morning with Greek coffee at one of the city's landmark coffee houses, then pick up some street snacks to sample on the go. Venture into the aromatic Varvakios Market, the largest and most popular fish, meat, and vegetable market in the city, and explore the city's main spice street. Sample olive oils, honey, cheeses from around the country, cured meats, olives, and more. Everything from baklava to souvlaki is available to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.
After the food tour, enjoy a city walking tour of Athens most iconic sites including the ruins, Parthenon and other must-see areas. Return to hotel to freshen up before enjoying the rest of the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Amalia Hotel

Grecotel Pallas Athens
Day 3

Athens – Mykonos

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Piraeus port and catch the ferry to Mykonos. You'll start your tour of the Cyclades in route to Mykonos, one of the larger islands in the Aegean Islands. Known for its glitzy restaurants and nightlife, art scene, and jet set crowds, Mykonos will throw you headfirst into your island adventure.
Once you arrive in Mykonos, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Myconian Korali 


Beldevere Hotel Mykonos
Day 4

Traditional Farm Visit

Optional morning yoga lead by group leader. In the afternoon you will be transferred in a traditional farm or house for your cooking lesson. You will learn about Greek cooking techniques and ingredients. You'll master strategic deployment of olive oil, fresh produce, seafood, and more with your culinary instructor.
Return to hotel for remainder of evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Myconian Korali 



Greece
Day 5

Free day in Mykonos

Optional morning yoga lead by group leader. Leisure day to explore Mykonos. Spend time at one of the many beaches or walk around Little Venice at one of the many shops or restaurants. Optional afternoon yoga lead by group leader and evening on your own.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Myconian Korali 

Mykonos
Day 6

Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini – Venetsanos Winery

After an early breakfast in Mykonos, you'll be transferred to Mykonos port and catch the ferry to Santorini. Your bus will be waiting for you in order to transfer you to Venetsanos Winery for a wine-tasting tour. After tasting the volcanic wines and enjoying the panoramic view of Santonri, you will head to your hotel near Fira.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Splendour Resort

Splendour Resort Mykonos
Day 7

Fira – Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy optional morning yoga lead by group leader followed by a leisurely morning breakfast with time to stroll through town and scope out the small shops and boutiques. Head over to Fira, the capital of the island, which offers plenty to explore. History buffs will be delighted by proximity to the Archaeological Museum of Santorini, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Folklore Museum of Emmanuel Lignos, and the church of Hypapante.
As the late afternoon unfolds, you'll head toward Vlychada Port to board your semi-private catamaran cruise around the island. Your first stop will be at the Red Beach to swim and sun, followed by a second stop at the White Beach to take in all the distinctive-colored sands of Santorini.
Barbecue will be served onboard while you sail past landmarks at Aspronisi, the Ancient Lighthouse, Indian Rock, and the prehistoric city at Akrotiri, hidden away at the southern tip of Santorini. These ruins are the site of some of the Bronze Age’s most advanced settlements, which prospered for centuries before being destroyed by a great volcanic eruption in the mid-second millennium BC. Top it off with a jump into the hot springs at Nea Kameni, where the mineral-rich volcanic waters are believed to have therapeutic properties.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Splendour Resort

Fira
Day 8

Akrotiri – Sea Kayaking

After breakfast, you'll visit the prehistoric city at Akrotiri, hidden away at the southern tip of Santorini. These ruins are the site of the Bronze Age’s most advanced settlements, which prospered for centuries before being destroyed by a great volcanic eruption in the mid- second millennium BC. You'll have the morning to explore its streets alongside a local guide who will share its stories.
In the afternoon, you'll head to the beach for a sea kayaking tour on the lesser-known south side of the island. Get a new perspective on the shores while you paddle past the Red and White beaches, named for their distinctly-colored sands, with plenty of time to stop for swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean's clear water.
Return to the hotel to freshen up, before heading out to a local restaurant in Fira to cheers the end of this magical trip!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Splendour Resort


Akrotiri
Day 9

Depart Santorini

It's time to say farewell to Greece! Today, you'll savor one more breakfast in Santorini before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Santorini

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

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