Athens to Santorini

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

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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 19.23 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. 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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Athens To Santorini including Greece

Inclusions

Meals

5 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 - Dora Stratou - EUR20
  • Athens - Lycabettus Hill - Free
  • Athens - Numismatic Museum - EUR15
  • Athens - Twilight Athens Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Syros - Archaeological Sites & Ruins - EUR5
  • 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
  • Santorini - Museum of Prehistoric Thira - EUR6
  • Santorini - Volcano & Hot Springs Half Day Trip (by boat) - EUR25

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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 118 reviews submitted.
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Georgia · Traveled August 2023
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Maxine · Traveled August 2023
Excellent trip. Well paced.
Review submitted 01 Sep 2023

Bruna · Traveled August 2023
I had a great experience traveling with Intrepid for the first time! Great itinerary and leader, nice places to visit. Booking informations are 100% accurate. Average age of my group were around 45y. Included activities are good but the best ones are the extras, so prepare to spend more money to have the full experience.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Annette · Traveled August 2023
Our experience with Intrepid exceeded my expectation. From the initial contact, to the itenary and in particular our guide Evelina
Review submitted 28 Aug 2023

Megan · Traveled August 2023
Evelina was amazing! This trip had wonderful beaches on Syros and gorgeous views of the Caldera. Our tour guide and group truly made a memorable vacation to Greece! Highly recommend!!
Review submitted 27 Aug 2023
Athens to Santorini
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