One Week in the Greek Islands

7 Days | Island hop between paradisical beaches, coves and nightlife hotspots in Greece

18 to 29s
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GBP £1,250
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Calling all nature lovers, beachside loungers and avid explorers – this week-long adventure will take you to all the hotspots throughout the famous Greek Islands. Explore an ancient citadel in Athens, then take a ferry to Paros in the Aegean Sea. Explore traditional villages, natural swimming coves and maybe even take a ride to the sister island Antiparos for a local bite. Head to the village of Lefkes and explore the scenic olive-grove locale before a lunch of moussaka, dolmas or Greek salad. Head to Ios – a hub of vibrant nightlife and countless beaches to kick back on – and watch the sunset over an iconic city. End it all in Santorini, where you can hike off the refreshing glass (or glasses) of the country’s most popular wine and sit down for another epic sunset.

Trip overview

Map of One Week In The Greek Islands including Greece
Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Athens, Greece
Theme
18 to 29s
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
ZMYG
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the idyllic beaches, volcanos, swimming coves and bays that make up the Greek Islands. Lounge on soft sands or lava pebbles, surrounded by towering cliffs, and soak up the European sun.
  • Rub shoulders with the locals in the village of Lefkes – surrounded by olive groves and distinctive Cycladic architecture – on an included lunch of Greek favourites like moussaka and dolmas.
  • Take a short hike to Odysseas Elytis Theatre for an epic sunset over Ios, then hit the thriving nightlife and make new friends at local beach clubs that come alive when the sun goes down.
  • Enjoy loads of free time to swim and lounge at the beach, go sea kayaking around the sparkling waters of Paros or hike through the hills of Santorini.
  • Fill your heart (and your camera roll) with gorgeous sunsets (and sunrises if you’re keen), expansive island views and iconic Greek architecture on a trip that lets you find the spots to hang out, take photos and meet new friends.
  • 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?
  • As the trip only has limited time in Athens and Santorini, we highly recommend staying a few extra days before or after your tour to enjoy all these amazing destinations have to offer.
  • The main means of transportation on this trip is by public ferry. These ferries are large, and 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.
  • Summer temperatures in Greece can reach up to 40°C, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season.
  • Some of the Greek Islands are hilly and mountainous, which means steps are an inherent feature of the landscape. You will need to be able to lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines. We recommend packing as lightly as possible for this reason. For more information, check out the "Packing" section of the Essential Trip Information. 

Itinerary

Map of One Week In The Greek Islands including Greece

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Ferry, Public bus, Taxi, Metro

Accommodation

Hostel (Multi-share) (1 night), Hotel (3 nights), Hotel (Multi-share) (2 nights)

Activities
  • Lefkes - Local Lunch
  • Paros - Lefkes Village Visit
  • Ios - Teatro Odysseas Elytis Sunset
Add on activities
  • Athens - Dora Stratou - EUR20
  • Athens - Day Trip to Delphi - EUR60
  • Athens - Numismatic Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - Lycabettus Hill - Free
  • Athens - Acropolis Pass for 5 Sites - EUR30
  • Athens - Twilight Athens Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Athens - Day Trip to the Saronic Islands - EUR140
  • Athens - National Archaeological Museum - EUR12
  • Athens - Taste of Athens Urban Adventure - EUR139
  • Paros - Sea Kayaking Half Day Trip - EUR90
  • Paros – Ferry to Antiparos (one way) - EUR2
  • Paros - Archaeological Museum - EUR3
  • Paros – Local Bus to Naoussa (one way) - EUR2
  • Paros - Kayak Hire (hourly) - EUR20
  • Ios - Church of Panagia Gremniotissa - Free
  • Ios - Homer's Tomb - Free
  • Ios - Seven Beaches Boat Tour - EUR59
  • Santorini - Volcano & Hot Springs Half Day Trip (by boat) - EUR25

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is not available on this trip. 

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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One Week in the Greek Islands
From
GBP £1,250