Athens to Santorini

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 161 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,992
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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
Athens, Greece
Santorini, Greece
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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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.


Map of Athens To Santorini including Greece



3 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Ferry, Public bus, Taxi, Metro


Hotel (7 nights)

  • 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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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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4.9 out of 5 based on 161 reviews submitted.
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Amy · Traveled June 2024
Review submitted 17 Jun 2024

Peter · Traveled June 2024
This was a fantastic introduction to the Greek Islands and our leader Georgia was so helpful and informative! Personally, I would have skipped Mykonos and included another island that wasn't so touristy, but overall I loved this trip!
Review submitted 16 Jun 2024

Matthew · Traveled June 2024
Our Intrepid trip to the Islands of Greece was great. Georgia Kalimeri was an outstanding trip leader. Intrepid is lucky to have her on the team. She is very professional and made sure we were safe and had a great time. She made the trip very enjoyable and educational. She is a 10 our of 10 for sure!
Review submitted 19 Jun 2024

Susan · Traveled June 2024
Athens to Santorini was a memorable trip. The three islands are so different but all stunning . An early morning stroll in Syros followed by a dip in the Aegean with just 2 locals. Bougainvillea strewn laneways in stylish Mykonos with cocktails and dancing in Lola’s bar. Stunning views from the cliff tops of Santorini followed by a magical sunset dinner/ so many contrasting memories. Just loved going to archaeological site of Delos and recommend the twilight cruise and volcano hike in Santorini. Our guide Nasos took us to family tavernas that served amazing food and was fun to travel with. His love of his homeland was contagious. Only 6 in our group so it was like a little family! Great!
Review submitted 10 Jun 2024

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
Athens to Santorini
EUR €1,992