Athens to Santorini

8 Days | From ancient Athens, embark on a colourful Greek Islands tour

4.9 out of 5 based on 151 reviews submitted.
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Embark on a tour through the Aegean Sea, taking local ferries around the Cyclades Islands. Indulge in a little island hopping and take the time to uncover remote ruins, gorgeous beaches and outstanding scenery. Travel from the ancient capital of Athens all the way to the spectacular natural wonders on the island of Santorini on this wonderful Greek adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Athens To Santorini including Greece
Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Santorini, Greece
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSE
This trip generates 22 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Let the rest of the world melt away as you swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea.
  • Wander through the charming villages of Syros. When night falls, indulge in delicious seafood dinners in traditional tavernas as 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.
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The main means of transportation on this trip is by public ferry. These ferries are large car ferries that transport hundreds of people, along with cars and trucks. In most cases there are no reserved seats and passengers are free to walk around the ferry. Luggage is stored in a designated area on the car deck and is not accessible while the ferry is moving.
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between ports and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs, up and down steep inclines and across cobblestones.
  • The Greek Islands are very hilly and mountainous, which means lots and lots of steps. The cobblestone streets also become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Greece's topography very demanding.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in this region (over 40C/104F). It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Many hotels in Europe have fans, not air conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • If you have more time to explore Greece you may want to check out our trip ‘Best of Greece’ (trip code ZMSAC). This trip explores the mainland of Greece in addition to the Cycladic Islands.

Itinerary

Map of Athens To Santorini including Greece

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Ferry, Public bus, Taxi, Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Syros - Loukoumia Workshop Visit
  • Syros - Ano Syros Walk
  • Syros - Sunset Dinner
  • Delos - Day Trip to the Island of Delos
  • Delos - Archaeological Site
  • Santorini - Caldera Rim Hike to Oia
Add on activities
  • Athens - Acropolis Pass for 5 Sites - EUR30
  • Athens - National Archaeological Museum - EUR12
  • Athens - Day trip to the Saronic Islands - EUR140
  • Athens - Day Trip to Delphi - EUR60
  • Athens - Lycabettus Hill - Free
  • Athens - Numismatic Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - Twilight Athens Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - Half day trip to Cape Sounio - EUR55
  • Syros - Archaeological Sites & Ruins - EUR5
  • Syros - Industrial Museum of Syros - EUR2
  • Syros - Historical tour of Ermoupolis Textile Heritage Museum - EUR20
  • Mykonos - Aegean Maritime Museum - EUR4
  • Mykonos - House of Lena - EUR2
  • Mykonos - Trip to Village of Ano Mera (by public bus) - EUR4
  • Mykonos - Paradise Beach (by public bus) - EUR4
  • Mykonos - Super Paradise Beach (by public bus) - EUR10
  • Myconos - Cooking Class in Myconian house & farm - EUR150
  • Santorini - Museum of Prehistoric Thira - EUR6
  • Santorini - Volcano & Hot Springs Half Day Trip (by boat) - EUR25
  • Santorini - Beer tasting at local brewery - EUR25
  • Santorini - Wine museum and wine tasting from - EUR25
  • Santorini - Archelogical site of Akrotiri - EUR12
  • Santorini - Sunset Cruise & Dinner - EUR90
  • Santorini - Semi Private Sunset Catamaran cruise & Dinner - EUR160

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 151 reviews submitted.
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Heather · Traveled May 2024
Tour was a great way to get a taste of a few of the islands. Syros was a nice surprise as it’s a more authentic Greek island and has less tourists from cruise ships. Aris was a great tour leader! He is very organized, caring and thoughtful. His recommendations were spot on. Aris even helped with departure transfers and organized an extra activity for us last minute.
Review submitted 27 May 2024

Maria · Traveled May 2024
I will write one
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Roxanne · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Kate · Traveled May 2024
A very enjoyable short view of the Greek Islands. Some of the hotels are below standard and not in a central location so you must walk to see things. A LOT of walking abd dragging bags on ferries so be prepared for this. Some time in Syros and Mykonos to explore but very little time in Athens & Santorini so make sure you stay longer in these places to see everything. Not many meals included either so it can get very expensive. Overall the itinerary and food was excellent, but the hotels could be improved.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

Sean · Traveled May 2024
The Intrepid experience was one of a lifetime. They accommodated guests with clean hotels, good meals, and fun activities. The biggest highlight was possibly our group leader who was the best any of us could’ve asked for. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a fulfilling and beautiful experience in Greece.
Review submitted 20 May 2024
Athens to Santorini
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EUR €2,237