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Greek Island Explorer

Operated by: CostSaver

10 Days
Oia, Santorini

Countries Visited

Greece ...more Greece

Locations Visited

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

    Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After checking in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting.

    hotel Zafolia/Novotel
  2. Day 2 Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. View the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. This evening savour local Greek specialities at one of the city's excellent restaurants.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights)

    Transfer to Piraeus and board the Aegean ferry. Your first stop is Mykonos, popular with the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour. Spend the rest of the day exploring this magical island. Houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with splashes of sky blue and jade green bringing colour to door frames and window shutters, many of which are overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. Dinner is included tonight. Afterwards you might like to experience the island's vibrant nightlife.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Alkistis/Kamari/Aphrodite Beach
  4. Day 4 Mykonos Free Time

    Experience the delights of Mykonos, around 9,000 people inhabit this rugged mass of granite. One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, Mykonos is known for its beaches and diverse nightlife but manages to retain a strong indigenous identity despite its popularity. If you want to see the quieter side of the island, explore narrow winding alleys full of tempting boutiques in the labyrinth of the old town.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Mykonos Free Time

    Today is free for you to wander around Little Venice on the east side of the harbour or consider a sightseeing experience to the nearby sacred island of Delos, a charming island and the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Visit the Archaeological Museum or Aegean Maritime Museum displaying ancient and nautical artefacts relating to the island's seafaring heritage. Enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant and don't miss the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the sparkling sea.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights)

    Your holiday continues with a ferry ride south across the Aegean to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three nights. You are met at the port and transferred to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour. After checking in, explore Santorini, also known as Thira. The islands physical beauty along with a dynamic nightlife, makes it one of Europe's most desirable destinations. This evening, join your fellow travellers for an included dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Kamari Beach/Okeanis/Cultural Village
  7. Day 7 Santorini Free Time

    There are plenty of things to do in Santorini and you have two full days to enjoy this picturesque island. Relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches. Consider a cruise to explore the volcano and swim in the hot springs. Visit the island's museums or take a tour of a traditional winery and sample the grape variety unique to Santorini.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Santorini Free Time

    Enjoy another full free day on this picturesque island. Santorini has an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine, including Greek specialities. And don't miss the sunsets for which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island, which offers an uninterrupted view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Santorini – Athens

    Today take the high-speed ferry back to Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival at the port of Piraeus, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. Enjoy some last minute sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or simply relax and reflect on your amazing journey. This evening, you might like to join your travelling companions for a celebration dinner - there are plenty of restaurants, tavernas and open-air cafés in the colourful Plaka area with street musicians playing traditional Greek music.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Zafolia/Novotel
  10. Day 10 Depart Athens

    This morning, it is time to bid farewell to Greece and your newfound friends at the end of your wonderful Greek Island holiday. Transfers are available to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 Buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.

Sightseeing Highlights

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

Dates & Prices

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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

Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple’s sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the world’s first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.
Adult Price: €40

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the center of Athens. Enjoy excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere while being entertained by dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, guests are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)
Adult Price: €55

Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the center of the table. Also, enjoy the local free-flowing wine! Afterward, see the Acropolis beautifully illuminated as you return to your hotel. (Casual dress)
Adult Price: €50

Mykonos

Mykonos Island Tour with Paradise Sailing

Today we explore the vibrant Island of Mykonos, driving through amazing Cycladic landscapes looking in on some of the most well-known beaches of the island. Our exploration begins with Ano Mera and its famous Monastery dedicated to the protector of the island, as we continue to the blue flag awarded Kalafatis beach and set sail with a caique boat to the most celebrated spot on the Island, Paradise beach.
Adult Price: €60

Ancient Delos

We take a boat ride to Delos, once a Sacred Island, the legendary birthplace of God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Today Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. We see amongst others, the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then walk down the celebrated Lion Street. In the museum of Delos, one can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items of everyday use. Transfers to/from port and entrance included.
Adult Price: €68

Mykonos Island Tour

We explore the island, visiting some of the most beautiful beaches and viewing the landscape of inland Mykonos. Visiting “Ano Mera” and its famous Monastery, and Kalafatis beach, to perhaps enjoy a swim in the beautiful Aegean Sea.
Adult Price: €43

Santorini

Santorini Island Tour With Visit To Akrotiri

Drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point, for stunning views of the island, before we make our way to the village of Pyrgos, to see the iconic blue domed churches and classic Cycladic architecture. We visit the prehistoric Akrotiri—a  Bronze Age settlement destroyed by a huge eruption in the 17th century BC, buried under the volcanic ash, preserving the whole city. It is often referred often as “Prehistoric Pompei” Afterward, we head for the black sand beach of Perivolos, passing picturesque villages. Enjoy time at leisure on the black beach for a swim, have lunch or do both. Lunch not included.
Adult Price: €57

Senses Of Santorini And Oia Sunset

We drive to Baxedes to visit our acclaimed local winery. We enjoy a variety of local “meze” (Greek hors d’oeurves) which will enchant your taste buds; sample the locally produced wines, walk in the vineyards, see the “kalathies” vines and the unique way that locals have grown grapes for centuries. Take a short drive to the spectacular village of Oia. Walk through the marble streets with time at leisure in the village for magnificent photos. Stroll to our chosen spot to marvel at the sunset, perhaps enjoy local delicacies at a local restaurant of your choice. Oia will delight your senses! Wine tasting and light snack included. Dinner not included.
Adult Price: €46

Sunset On Board

This afternoon we board our large wooden “caique” and set off to the Volcano. Choose to climb up to the top of the volcano and experience a dormant volcano, or perhaps stay on board, relax and enjoy the amazing view. Afterward, swim in the hot springs and enjoy the natural spa-like feeling of the thermal waters and its warm mud full of healing properties. A casual dinner with wine on board, with music, marvel at the sunset and the breathtaking village of Oia high above on the Cliffside. Price does not include entrance to Volcano.
Adult Price: €75

Traditional Greek Wedding Show

This evening you are invited to take part as a guest in a traditional Greek wedding. A life-changing ceremony, a group celebration. Be part of the story. Meet the family. Eat, drink, dance, and break plates. The custom is traditional. The experience is not! This Greek Wedding Show is not only a Greek Night but an unforgettable interactive musical experience!
Adult Price: €55

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
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
Service
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
Service
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
Service
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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