The Greek Islands

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Experience bliss on a heavenly tour of the Greek Islands

Island-hop in the playground of the Greek gods - through whitewashed villages and rugged landscapes, over decadent sand beaches and across the azure waters of the Aegean. Saunter through vineyards and olive groves scattered among Byzantine churches, and dine on fresh seafood under the golden Mediterranean sun. Discover the myths and legends of Mykonos and Ios, quaff wine renowned to cure broken hearts in Naxos and round off this Greek Islands adventure with a visit to the mighty ruins of Athens.

  • Discover the ancient Acropolis in Athens
  • Admire the bronzed bodies on Mykonos
  • Follow well-worn mountain paths in Syros
  • Visit the birthplace of Apollo
  • Watch the famous Santorini sunset in Oia
  • Sample wine thought to cure a broken heart
  • Travel through medieval villages in Naxos
  • Frolic in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Athens, Greece
  • Finish:

    Athens, Greece
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 lunch
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (14 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Metro, Taxi
  • Included activities:

    Ano Syros walk, Cultural show, Day trip to the island of Delos, Excursion to Oia for sunset, Traditional Greek meal, Walk and distillery tour, Walk to Panagia Gremiotissa

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    182kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A Single Supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Day 1 Athens

Travel to Greece's thriving metropolis, Athens. If arriving early, perhaps explore the ancient Acropolis and be sure to stop by to watch the changing of the guard at Syntagma Square. Dine on traditional Greek cuisine and end the day with a quick nip of ouzo.

Days 2-3 Syros

Leave behind the city pace of Athens and begin the Greek Islands adventure on Syros. Follow the footpaths of Syros through small villages to see farms, terraced fields and fabulous, sandy beaches. Perhaps spend an evening in a taverna to appreciate the traditional Rembetiko music the area is known for.

Days 4-5 Mykonos

Saunter among bronzed bodies on legendary Mykonos beaches or discover secluded seaside hideaways out of town. Explore labyrinthine streets in the main village and head to the nearby island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. At night, discover the nightlife Mykonos is famous for while out partying with the locals.

Days 6-8 Santorini

Located on the edges of an enormous caldera, the island of Santorini is known for its whitewashed buildings and black sand beaches. Take the opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals and feast on fresh seafood as the sun melts into the ocean at Oia.

Days 9-10 Ios

Winding past characteristic Aegean architecture, the narrow paths of Ios's main village are blissfully free of cars. Follow stairs down to remote beaches, visit one of the 365 churches and chapels or climb to the top of the hill in Hora for panoramic views.

Days 11-13 Naxos

Discover stories of racy mythology during a stay on Naxos and be sure to try the local wine - it's reputed to be the antidote to a broken heart. Hike between charming villages, past Byzantine churches and enjoy free time exploring the residential paths of the 13th-century Kastro.

Days 14-15 Athens

Travel back to Athens and further explore this ancient city before toasting the conclusion of this fabulous Greek Islands odyssey.
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