From ancient Athens, embark on a colourful Greek Islands tour
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.
Uncover thousands of years of civilisation in Athens with a visit to the world-famous Acropolis and the ancient Agora
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
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.
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. There are no reserved seats and passengers are free to walk around the ferry freely. Luggage is stored in a designated area on the car deck and is not accessible while the ferry is moving.
As this trip spends little time in Athens you may want to consider arriving a day or two early.
Summer temperatures in Greece 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.
Please be aware that some of the Greek Islands are very hilly and mountainous, which means lots & lots of steps are an inherent feature of the landscape. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines. Also, stone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Greece's topography very demanding.
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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 13 October 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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A single supplement is available on this trip.
You don't have a lot of time in Athens at the start of the trip, so if you're keen to explore this exciting and fast-paced city in depth, we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip.
Our Athens to Santorini trips score an average of 4.73 out of 5 based on 113 reviews in the last year.
The Athens to Santorini tour was one for the books. Everything went smoothly and our tour leader, Aris, made it even more enjoyable. We would have orientation walks at every new destination so that the next day, you have a free day to walk around on your own and at your own pace.
Review submitted 22 Sep 2018
Be aware your Be aware you travel a lot on public transport which means carting suitcases for a 10 to 15 min walk to Hotels. Pack lightly which I didn't do due to travelling for 7 wks.
Review submitted 19 Sep 2018