Journey through Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece from Dubrovnik to Santorini
Wind your way down through some of Mediterranean Europe’s most charming towns, beaches and islands on this journey from the Adriatic to the Aegean. Start off with a tour of Dubrovnik’s enchanting walled city before heading south along the spectacular Dalmatian coast to Montenegro. Venture off the tourist trail for a taste of old-time Balkans in Albania and Macedonia, take time out in provincial Syros, and then eat, drink and sunbathe your way through the good times on offer in Mykonos and Santorini. A region of breathtaking scenery, legendary history and ever-enticing cuisine, this journey through Eastern Europe serves up a slice of the Mediterranean with a Balkans backdrop.
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Take a guided walk around the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'
Lake Ohrid straddles the border between Macedonia and Albania. Take a cruise on the stunning lake, which is also one of the oldest in Europe
Albania's colourful capital of Tirana is on the verge of big changes, so visit before the rest of the world does. Enjoy Albanian hospitality and plenty of free time to explore this fascinating city
Uncover thousands of years of civilisation in Athens with visits to the world-famous Acropolis and the ancient Agora
Wander through the charming villages of Syros. When night falls, indulge in delicious seafood dinners in traditional tavernas while Rembetika music floats around you
With its boutique culture, gorgeous beaches and thumping nightlife, the chic isle of Mykonos invites you to embrace your hedonistic side. Let the rest of the world melt away as you swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea
The sight of a Santorini sunset can turn even the most hardened of souls into a romantic. Walk along the volcanic rim of the island from Thira to Oia, passing through white villages that cling to plunging cliffs
There is not much time in Dubrovnik on this trip, so you may want to consider arriving a few days earlier to make sure you are not missing out on everything that this beautiful city has to offer.
We have had reports of travellers being pickpocketed on public transport in Athens. Please be careful with your valuables while travelling on the metro or the bus.
Summer temperatures in the Balkans and the Greek Islands can reach up to 40°C, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. On the other hand, early in the season (April) many businesses may still be closed and the weather is unpredictable, however you may have some of the major sights of the Greek islands almost to yourself. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
Due to the current financial situation, banking services in Greece could potentially become limited at short notice. This includes credit card processing services and servicing of ATMs. When travelling through Greece, please ensure you have more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit cards, credit cards, etc.). You'll also need to have sufficient Euros in cash to cover emergencies, unforeseen circumstances and any unexpected delays.
As there are potholes and cobblestones in many Eastern European cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
As this is a combination of 2 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Athens.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 07 October 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
A single supplement is available on this trip.
Our Dubrovnik to Santorini trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
As a long time Intrepid customer, this trip fulfilled my expectations . Comfortable hotels , enthusiastic , caring leaders , local experiences sometimes in places not many go .
Review submitted 07 Sep 2017
The Dubrovnik to Athens trip was an incredible experience that I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in travelling to the Balkans! It's a particularly great opportunity to travel to Albania and Macedonia before these countries get discovered by mass tourism as well as experiencing beautiful and less well known areas of Greece. One tip: stay an extra night in Athens or you won't have time to see all its incredible sights. Thank you intrepid for a great trip and in particular to our fantastic tour leader Peter!
Review submitted 19 Jul 2017