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Greek Island Explorer

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10 Days from $2,550 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Windmill in Oia village, Santorini Island, Greece

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Greece ...more Greece

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Athens, Santorini, Mykonos ...more Athens, Santorini, Mykonos
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

    Let it sink in – the fact that you’re standing in what was once the centre of the western world, where the likes of Socrates, Aristotle and Plato offered their wisdom and insights which have stood the test of time. Your launch pad to a Greek island adventure begins in the capital, where you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. There’s plenty of time to relax on the islands, so lace up your walking shoes and discover the city your way. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead.

    hotel Zafolia
  2. Day 2 Athens sightseeing and free time

    The Acropolis looms large over Athens and today you’ll get up close and personal with this ancient citadel. Your Local Specialist reveals its extraordinary history that spans thousands of years as you view the archaeological remains of temples, theatres and the mighty Parthenon, considered the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. You’ll view the Panathinaiko Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, stopping in Syntagma Square to admire the curiously clad Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The rest of the day is yours to explore Athens on your terms, but with ancient history on your mind you may wish to embark on an Optional Experience to see the 5th-century BC Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. This evening, if the sizzle of street food hasn’t already captured your attention, you may wish to join your fellow travellers for an optional traditional dinner at a favourite city taverna.

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  3. Day 3 Athens – Santorini (3 Nights)

    Don’t resist the urge to slow it all down as you leave the busy cityscape behind and catch a high-speed ferry to Santorini. The spectacular volcanic eruption in 1646 BC had quite the magic touch on its dramatic landscape. After checking in and an orientation tour, you'll have some time on your own, followed by dinner at your hotel.

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    hotel Kamari Beach
  4. Day 4 Santorini free time

    Don’t waste a second of your time lazing on the sun-soaked beaches of Santorini when you can ascend to its highest point for stunning views instead. This Optional Experience will reveal the iconic landscapes of the Cyclades you’ve only seen in photographs – the gleaming whitewashed buildings, cerulean blue domes and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. An alternative Optional Experience could see you board a caïque fishing boat to the volcano instead, soaking in its warm thermal waters and healing mud against the backdrop of Santorini’s enchanting cliff-top villages. This evening, there’s no better place to bid farewell to another beautiful island day than in Oia. After an optional afternoon wine tasting paired with local meze, you’ll stroll through its marble streets to our favourite sunset spot to capture the Instagram shot of the trip.

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  5. Day 5 Santorini free time

    Indulge in another full day to explore Santorini your way. You could choose one of several Optional Experiences to fill the day or stroll through Fira’s narrow streets shopping for last-minute souvenirs, clothing and jewellery. Incredible views of the Caldera are never far as you explore the island’s ancient paths, villages and beaches on your own. Why not make the most of your final evening in Santorini, sampling the local culinary delights with uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea? There’s always time for one last ouzo.

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  6. Day 6 Santorini – Mykonos (3 Nights)

    Bound for the island playground of Mykonos. All that stands between you and the sun-kissed shores of the Cyclades is a short high-speed ferry ride. After transferring to your hotel and a short orientation tour, Mykonos is yours for the taking so don’t hold back and seek out your favourite island spots for the rest of your stay. Whitewashed houses line the narrow streets and life is rather idyllic behind the colourful wooden shutters that shield the locals from the warm Mediterranean sun. Dinner tonight is included and you'll need no excuse to stay out late, indulging in the island's renowned nightlife.

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    hotel Alkistis
  7. Day 7 Mykonos free time

    Snap your fingers and you’ll be on the other side of the island. Well, almost. You could choose to spend your day exploring tiny Mykonos your way or join your fellow travellers for an optional Island Tour driving through arid landscapes to some of its most celebrated beaches. Before you dip your toes into the water, you’ll visit Ano Mera village whose 16th-century monastery is dedicated to the protectress of Mykonos. Then continue to the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Kalafatis.

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  8. Day 8 Mykonos free time

    Grab your front-row seat to the goings-on in Mykonos's old port as you sit perched on one of the brightly painted wooden balconies characteristic of Little Venice. There’s time today to wander through the shopping streets of Chora village and see the 16th-century windmills of Kato Mili that look out over the bay. For history lovers, there’s no better way to spend your day than joining an optional visit to nearby Delos, the legendary birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. On this captivating exploration of what was once the most important site in ancient Greece, you’ll see many artefacts that have been collected in the ruins of this sacred site. After a day of sightseeing, you’ll want to make the most of your final evening in this island playground. Seek out a taverna with beautiful views of the sunset and toast to another day in paradise with new friends.

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  9. Day 9 Mykonos – Athens (1 Night)

    Leaving island life behind, it’s time to return to Athens for a final exhilarating encounter with the vibrant Greek capital. Transfer to your Athens hotel, then spend the evening in the narrow lanes of Plaka following your nose past its 19th-century façades to find the best souvlaki in town. A lively evening lies ahead if you’ve yet to have your fill of good times with good friends. Keep your toes tapping to the street music that fills the air and find a taverna with your name on it.

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    hotel Zafolia
  10. Day 10 Depart Athens

    Your journey through Athens and the Greek islands reveals why ancient Greece was the chosen land for gods and goddesses, philosophers, poets and famous personalities. As you prepare for your return journey and long after you arrive home, you’ll remember the generous spirit, postcard-perfect scenery and legacy of the ancients that are among the many gifts that Greece has given you. Say farewell to your new friends at the end of your holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers.

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Greek Island Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 2 Dinners
  • 9 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • City orientation tours
  • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Santorini, Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and views of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch
  • Mykonos Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets and your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities
  • Santorini Enjoy an orientation of the town of Fira with the views over the caldera where your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Athens

Available on Day 2

Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the 5th-century BC Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple's columns and marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the surrounding coastline as you uncover classical Greek history.
Adult Price: € 48

Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Treat yourself to a quintessential Greek travel experience, enjoying a ‘meze style’ dinner in the vibrant nightlife district of Athens, Psiri. Dine like the locals with free-flowing wine and traditional dishes, served in the centre of the table to share, so you can experience all the flavours of Greek cuisine. Top the experience off with a tour of the beautifully illuminated Acropolis!
Adult Price: € 53

Santorini

Available on Day 4

Essence of Thera with Akrotiri and Oia Visit

This morning embark on an unforgettable quest, driving through amazing landscapes and picturesque villages.  Today you will discover Santorini's true essence and learn its fascinating history spanning from antiquity to modern times.   You will uncover the less-known medieval village of Pyrgos, built at the slopes of the mountain Prophet Elijah, where Cycladic and Venetian styled architecture blend with panoramic views.  We leave behind the middle ages scenes and step into antiquity as we visit one of the most significant archaeological sites of Greece, the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri.  Almost 4 millenniums ago, a huge volcanic eruption buried the whole city in ash, preserving this bronze aged settlement, also referred to as 'Greek pre-historic Pompeii'.  Santorini is also famous for its wine production and distinctive local varieties.  Our next stop of the day is a local Santorini winery where we enjoy a variety of local 'meze' (Greek hors d'oeuvres) and sample the locally produced wines.  Learn about the 'kalathies' vines and the unique way that locals have grown grapes for centuries.  Later in the afternoon, visit the idyllic village of Oia, known as one of the prettiest spots on the island.  With its white-washed houses resting on the clifftops of the caldera, blue-domed churches sprinkled along the charming narrow alleys, cute cafes and restaurants overlooking the volcano, a visit to Oia is must see!
Adult Price: € 77

Santorini Island Tour With Visit To Akrotiri

Take a tour of Santorini's must-visit destinations, from the ancient village of Akrotiri to the black sand beach of Perivolos. Kick things off with a drive to the highest viewpoint on the island, Profitis Ilias, before we make our way to the village of Pyrgos to admire iconic Cycladic architecture and later explore the Bronze Age village of Akrotiri. Top off the tour with a leisurely swim on the black beach.
Adult Price: € 62

Available on Day 5

Sunset On Board

Set sail on board our large wooden "caique" towards the dormant volcano Nea Kameni. Whether you opt to climb the volcano or relax on board, you'll have the chance to swim in the thermal hot springs before enjoying a casual dinner with wine, music and good company. Enjoying the striking colours of a Santorini sunset, with views of Oia in the distance, you'll love this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
Adult Price: € 85

Traditional Greek Wedding Show

This is one travel experience you won't soon forget! Experience the plate-smashing rollicking good time of a traditional Greek wedding with this vibrant, interactive musical. Meet the family and be part of the story as you eat, drink, dance and break plates in the traditional customs as you settle in for the Greek Wedding Show.
Adult Price: € 65

Mykonos

Available on Day 7

Mykonos Island Tour

Today we explore the vibrant Island of Mykonos, driving through amazing Cycladic landscapes, admiring some of its splendid beaches and scenic locations. Our exploration begins with a visit to the traditional village of Ano Mera and its famous Monastery dedicated to the protector of the island, before continuing to Kalafatis Beach to enjoy a swim in the beautiful Aegean Sea.
Adult Price: € 48

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Ancient Delos

Join us for a boat ride to Delos, the legendary birthplace of the God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis, which is today one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Explore the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city, the theater and more before touring the famous Museum of Delos to admire historic artefacts.
Adult Price: € 78

Athens

Available on Day 9

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

Travelling through Greece means one thing: food, glorious food! Immerse yourself in the authentic culture of Athens with an excursion to a traditional taverna. Savoring the sumptuous flavors of Greek food and your drink of choice, you’ll enjoy watching dancing and musical performances as you dine. Later, when the official events wrap up, you're welcome to stay in the taverna to mingle with the locals.
Adult Price: € 57

Reviews
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Jeannette Amavisca
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Service
Answered my questions, listened to my rant about prior trip and air that was booked through company
Vacation
Enjoyed the trip, hotels in good locations, tour guide marvelous
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 14, 2019
Service
Reservation went off without hitch
Vacation
Trip was just as advertised. It was very well run & organized. Our tour guide, Kiki, was excellent & was the reason our trip was so enjoyable. She is so knowledgeable & efficient.
Virginia Waldron
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Booking was easy and all my follow up questions were answered promptly and thoroughly. We loved Greece and had a wonderful guide, Simone Testa, throughout our visit. The hotels and ferries were all clean and convenient and the additional excursions very worthwhile. We have already booked our 2019 vacation with GET.
Vacation
An excellent value for the money.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Greece was awesome. Local tour guides very good. Main tour guide for our small group of eight left something to be desired. Some optional excursions were cancelled. Hotel change in Mykonos but I understand was up graded!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. We will send them to our Operations Team for immediate review.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Vacation
Thought trip was a little expensive as a Cost Saver program!
Suzanne Plahs
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Service
Our trip director Nico was excellent, The gentleman who arranged our flights (randy) did an awful job.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize if you were unhappy with your flight arrangements. We do try to book the most direct and competitive schedules available at the time you book your tour, however we are happy to make changes or requests on your behalf as long as they are in the parameters of our airline contracts. We are happy to see that once you arrived in Athens, you enjoyed your trip and the expertise of your Travel Directors.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Vacation
We loved all the excursions, the guides for each outing were very informative and answered all of our questions. My favorite guide was Ginny, not her real name but we couldn’t pronounce it.
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 15, 2018
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All my questions were answered before the travel date. From the time we left for the airport everything went like as planned. No delays, everyone was helpful, tours were great and our tour director, Nico, made sure everything and everybody was present and accounted for on the tours. I would definitely book with GET again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
How wonderful to hear you had such a lovely time on your Greece vacation! We're happy to have been a part of making your trip extra special. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of our travel family.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Vacation
Price of the trip was inclusive of some tours and all transfers mostly a complete package.
Sharon Lamonakis
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Service
Our guide Susana was fabulous. She made our trip!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Greece and that Susana was a great tour director. Happy Travels!
Monday, June 11, 2018
Vacation
Great location of our hotels. Next time I prefer not to climb so many stairs to get to our room in Mykonos
Babs
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Service
I had made a reservation for an advertised tour but there was a error made in the booking. It resulted in a booking on a similar tour of lesser quality. When I brought this to the attention of GET, they did everything possible to make amends. I was very satisfied with their customer service, especially Nick Schroeder. It showed that the client is considered and not just the sale.
Vacation
How can anything ugly be said about Greece? It was the hotels that made it an average score. If the trip was based on the last hotel it would have rated bad.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Service
Everything went perfectly from start to finish right down to the smallest detail. Our tour guide in Greece (Jason P) was absolutely fabulous !!!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's fantastic to hear!  Thank you for sharing your comments
Friday, October 13, 2017
Vacation
Amazing doesn't even scratch the surface. I absolutely loved each and every aspect of this trip. Can't wait to go back again. Would HIGHLY recommend this to everyone!!
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Service
Excellent tour guide in Greece. He was totally involved with our group and was available any time we needed him. We loved our trip!
Vacation
We got a lot of bang for our buck.
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