08 DAYS IN ATHENS, SANTORINI AND MYKONOS lets you explore the rich historical heritage of Athens and enjoy the hot and happening beaches on the azure blue seas of Santorini and Mykonos.
ATHENS is the capital of Greece. It hosts ancient landmarks like the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the collonaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserve sculptures, vases, jewellery and more from Ancient Greece. Athens is also a contemporary city, and it’s not uncommon for the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri, and Gazi to stay busy until dawn.
SANTORINI has whitewashed, cubiform houses clinging to cliffs above an underwater crater. They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles. It also has a lively bar scene and tavernas serving local grilled seafood and dry white wine, made from the Assyrtiko grape.
Mykonos is popular for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music well past dawn. Matoyianni Street is lined with, with chic, high-end shops, cafes, and art galleries. The town's Little Venice quarter is filled with waterfront bars, seafood restaurants, and houses with colourful balconies.
Athens | 02 Nights
Santorini | 02 Nights
Mykonos | 02 Nights
Athens | 01 Night
Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserve sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.
Athens is also a contemporary city, and it’s not uncommon for the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri, and Gazi to stay busy until dawn. Some areas of the city are pedestrian-only, such as the winding lanes of the Plaka neighborhood, lined with cafes, traditional tavernas, and neoclassical houses. Near Syntagma Square, whose Old Royal Palace houses Greece's parliament, is the Ermou shopping boulevard. Here, fashion boutiques mix with stores selling silver and handmade art. The Grand Promenade walkway, created for the 2004 Olympics, circles the Acropolis, passing fabled remains such as the crumbling Ancient Agora of Athens complex.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
Akrotiri, a Bronze Age settlement preserved under ash from the eruption, provides a frozen-in-time glimpse into Minoan life. The ruins of Ancient Thera lie on a dramatic bluff that drops to the sea on 3 sides. Fira, the island's commercial heart, has the Archaeological Museum of Thera and boutique shops. It also has a lively bar scene and tavernas serving local grilled seafood and dry white wine, made from the Assyrtiko grape. Oia is famous for sunsets over its old fortress.
Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town. Chora, the local name for Mykonos town, is located in a sheltered bay on the west coast. Here, narrow, mazelike lanes are lined with white cubiform houses trimmed with bougainvillea and blue doors and shutters. Matoyianni Street is the heart of the retail scene, with chic, high-end shops, cafes, and art galleries. The town's Little Venice quarter is filled with waterfront bars, seafood restaurants, and houses with colorful balconies. Nearby, Panagia Paraportiani is a whitewashed church with a famously lumpy, lopsided shape.
DAY 01: Arrival in Athens
On arrival at Athens’s International airport, get transferred to your hotel.
Athens is a city which has the most glorious history in the world and is worshipped by gods and people. The rest of the day is on leisure to explore the city.
You can take an optional sightseeing tour of Athens by Night. You can also opt to visit the Plaka and the hills of Athens and conclude the tour with dinner in a typical Greek tavern. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 02: Athens
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Athens. The highlights include a drive by the Panathenaic stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Drive pass by famous landmarks such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, parliament, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, academy, university, National Library, andConstitution square. Proceed to The Acropolis and visit the architectural masterpieces of the golden age of Athens. See The Propylaea, The Temple of Athena Nike, The Erechtheion and The Parthenon. Later, visit The Acropolis Museum and admire the wonders of the classical era. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 03: Athens - Santorini
After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the ferry terminal in Athens. Travel from Athens to Santorini by ferry. On arrival in Santorini, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is on leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Santorini.
DAY 04: Santorini
After breakfast, the day is on leisure to explore the mysterious and majestic Santorini, the 'Black Pearl of the Aegean'. It is one of the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands
Optional tour Santorini
Volcano and Hot Springs Trip. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 05: Santorini- Mykonos
After breakfast, take the ferry to Mykonos. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. According to mythology, there was a battle between Zeus and the giants on this island. On arrival, proceed on an orientation tour of Mykonos. Enjoy some of the best views of Mykonos and its surroundings. Explore the narrow streets and alleys of the old town and little Venice. The evening is free to explore beautiful beaches and a spectacular sunset on your own. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 06: Mykonos
After breakfast, the day is on leisure for you to enjoy all that the island has to offer, from beautiful sandy beaches, archaeological wonders, and the extravagant nightlife. Relax by the beach, immerse yourself in the island's rich history or dance the night away.
We recommend visiting the island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and one of the most sacred places of ancient Greece, or simply visit the famous Paradise and Super Paradise beaches. Overnight in Mykonos.
DAY 07: Mykonos- Athens
After breakfast, travel from the hotel to the ferry terminal in Mykonos. Travel from Mykonos to Athens by ferry.
On arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is on leisure to discover this historical city. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 08: Departure from Athens
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Athens for your return flight back home.