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9 Days | Discover Greece's iconic Cyclades on an in-depth island adventure

4.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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Let the charm of the Cyclades wash over you on a nine-day Premium Greek island adventure. Start off in the storied city of Athens, explore the charming villages of Paros, uncover ancient riches in Naxos and soak up million-dollar views in Santorini. Travel with a passionate local leader who’s eager to share the magic of their country as you discover fascinating histories, incredible food and welcoming locals. Whether you’re searching for tumbledown ruins and ancient myths or simply a stretch of sand by the Aegean Sea to read a book on, Greece has it all in spades.

Trip overview

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Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Santorini, Greece
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Greece
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZVPI
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste a dazzling variety of Greek food during Exclusive Experiences, including a visit to an olive oil press museum Naxos, a cooking class complete with local kitron tasting, and an afternoon of wine tasting in Santorini at two different wineries.
  • Take a guided hike along Santorini’s legendary caldera, passing steep cliff faces and unbelievable views as you learn about the geological history of the island along the way.
  • Learn the tricks of the trade in Naxos during an Exclusive Experience: take an in-depth cooking class with a local, using organic ingredients from her garden to create regional specialties which you’ll then enjoy for lunch.
  • See Paros through the eyes of a local during an enlightening Exclusive Experience. Explore the island with an expert guide who will share insider knowledge on the island’s history and charming villages.
  • Soak up the magic of Santorini from your whitewashed Feature Stay hotel, offering spacious rooms, modern amenities, an expansive swimming pool and a prime location against a stunning backdrop.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Amurtel, who provide a safe space for refugee women and children in Greece. Donations help them provide antenatal and postnatal care programs run by qualified midwives.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Pickpocketing can be an issue in Athens, especially on public transport. But if you keep your valuables concealed and secure while travelling on the metro or bus, you should have no problems.
  • Summer temperatures in Greece can reach up to 40°C, so you will need to be able to cope with the heat if you're visiting at this time. Please consider the time of year and your suitability to visiting during that season.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Ferry, Private vehicle, Taxi

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Athens - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Paros - Highlights of Paros Half Day Island Tour with Local Guide
  • Naxos - Old Town Walk & Portara Visit
  • Naxos - Cooking Class at a Local Home
  • Naxos - Eggares Olive Oil Press
  • Santorini - Caldera Hike
  • Santorini - Winery Excursion & Wine Tasting
Add on activities
  • Santorini - Thira Prehistoric Museum - EUR6
  • Santorini – Black Sand Beach Umbrella and Sun Bed Rental - EUR75

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. 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. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. On the following departures, the Feature Stay in Santorini will be El Greco Hotel, rather than Santorini Palace: ZVPI230516, ZVPI230521, ZVPI230611, ZVPI230919

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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Barbara · Traveled September 2023
Greece is beautiful. The Intrepid hotels were great. Maria, our guide, was energetic and helpful. Read the itinerary carefully: if you are not a beach person or a shopper, there is a lot of down time.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Amy · Traveled September 2023
Highly recommend using this agency. They did a great job planning and executing our trip. We will be back! Loved our tour guide, Estel.
Review submitted 12 Oct 2023

Lynette · Traveled September 2023
The Premium Greece Cyclades Island Tour was fabulous. I highly recommend this tour.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Jennifer · Traveled September 2023
Highly recommend this trip. All 3 islands are quite different but exciting to explore and experience. Intrepid’s tour leader provides a comprehensive personalised small group tour.
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Laurie · Traveled September 2023
This was a most memorable trip from the onset. Maria, our tour leader, was enthusiastic, approachable and caring. We knew immediately that she was an advocate in all ways, giving us peace of mind that everything was going to run smoothly with no worries at all. The tour offered everything we could have imagined. We especially loved the balance of group activities with time on our own to do our own exploring at our own pace. I will surely recommend Intrepid to others and hope to have a future experience with them sometime in the future.
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023
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