Athens to Santorini

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 157 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 157 reviews submitted.
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Daniel · Traveled May 2024
Athens to Santorini is a great way to be introduced to Greek culture while also enjoying the beauty of the Cycladic Islands. I feel both cultured and relaxed after the historic tours amazing food and gorgeous sunsets.
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024

Jeff · Traveled May 2024
Greece was my 4th Intrepid trip and I'm completely addicted to the company ethos. All the group leaders have been beautiful within. Sincerely, your missing out on an ultimate life experience if you holiday without Intrepid. Brilliant. More please.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Stephen Floyd · Traveled May 2024
This was an amazing tour of the Cycladic islands in Greece. While Mykonos and Santorini lived up to their claim to fame for the picturesque views and friendly locals, Syros was the pleasant surprise with the old town (Anos Syros) and the food as well as limited crowds.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Vikki · Traveled May 2024
An incredible tour to get a taste of life in the Greek Islands. Georgia our leader was amazing and ensured we made the most of each day. Syros was a spectacular surprise, the food delicious and the scenery unforgettable. I travelled solo and walked away with new friends.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Jan · Traveled May 2024
An amazing trip, full of interest, history and led by an outstanding leader, Georgia !
Review submitted 31 May 2024
Athens to Santorini
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CAD $3,195