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Greek Island Hopper

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,795 per person

Countries Visited

Greece ...more Greece

Locations Visited

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

    Ease into a simpler way of life - the intoxicatingly slow pace of the Cycladic islands is the ultimate departure from reality, but not before you enjoy a passionate encounter with Athens after being transferred to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and light meal to kick off your At Leisure discovery of Greece's capital and the enchanting islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Radisson Blu Park
  2. Day 2 Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

    Embark on a journey to antiquity with your 'Local Specialist' who will take you to the Acropolis, a sacred site since Mycenaen times. Imagine Athenians ascending the hilltop shrine to worship Athena at the Parthenon, and see the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Admire the pom-pom march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then spend the rest of the day on your own soaking up the verve of this vibrant city.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Athens – Santorini (3 Nights)

    We depart Athens and cruise to Santorini, where we'll spend the next three days exploring the island's dramatic beauty. Stroll through the volcanic island's quaint clifftop towns. Blue-domed whitewashed façades cling dramatically to the multi-coloured cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop for exquisite sunsets. Join your companions this evening for a memorable meal of Greek cuisine.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel El Greco
  4. Day 4 Santorini At Leisure

    View the magnificent caldera, see the island's ancient ruins or ramble through the winding streets of Fira and Oia - today is yours to enjoy a leisurely exploration of this beautiful island on your own. Indulge in a day of sunbathing and relaxation on one of its many beaches or shop up a storm at its boutique stores.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Santorini At Leisure

    Toast to the spellbinding beauty of Santorini at a local winery and learn about the art of winemaking in the region. Then consider a ride in a caique (sailing boat) to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni to swim in its glorious hot springs - another full day at leisure to relax and soak up the island's atmosphere.

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

    We take a short ferry transfer to Mykonos - its characteristic hillside windmills overlook the beautiful bay and stand as an enduring greeting to all who arrive. Enjoy an orientation before spending the rest of your day getting lost amidst the island's labyrinthine lanes, lined with whitewashed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. Take to the playground of the rich and famous and perhaps experience the island's vibrant nightlife.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Pelican Bay
  7. Day 7 Mykonos At Leisure

    Set your watch to island time and enjoy a glorious day soaking up the laid-back vibe of Mykonos. Spend your day relaxing on its beautiful beaches, sip champagne in the picturesque Little Venice waterside, or visit some of its historical treasures, including the 17th-century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Mykonos At Leisure

    Kick back and enjoy another idyllic day in beautiful surrounds. Indulge in local seafood flavours, enjoy a leisurely swim in the calm waters of the Aegean or consider a trip to see the mythical sanctuary of Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Mykonos – Athens

    We return to Athens, via a high-speed ferry. After being transferred to your hotel, you have free time for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Radisson Blu Park
  10. Day 10 Depart Athens

    Say a fond farewell to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home.

    meals Breakfast
Greek Island Hopper
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • High-speed ferry from Athens to Santorini
  • High-speed ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Santorini and Mykonos
  • VIEW the Parthenon, Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens
  • VISIT the Acropolis in Athens

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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

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 centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! Afterwards see the Acropolis beautifully illuminated as you return to your hotel (Casual dress).
Adult Price: €50

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre 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

Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth 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

Mykonos

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

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

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

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” Afterwards 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

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. Afterwards, 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

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 restaurants of your choice. Oia will delight your senses! Wine tasting and light snack included.Dinner not included.
Adult Price: €46

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

Athens

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre 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

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Charles Helein
Friday, September 27, 2019
Service
Yes I would use again, the agent was knowledgeable, courteous, forthcoming, patient, and helpful. making a change from previous plan was seamless with no problems
Vacation
Athens was a surprise, Mykonos and Santorini were not.
Kathleen Anderson
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Service
Patient and answered all questions.
Vacation
Hotel room in Athens was dirty and carpet was horrible. Islands were spectacular. Would have liked more information on side trips prior to leaving . For example... hot springs was sulphuric.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Service
Niko our travel director was great but I felt our extra options where not organized and did not match our original plans.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share them with our Operations Team in Athens. We are glad that overall you enjoyed the expertise of Niko and the beauty of Greece.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Vacation
Overall had a great experience. I did not like the alcohol drinks purchase at the restaurants. The wine that was free at dinners tasted awful.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Service
Telephone customer service was good.
Vacation
Poor service by Trafalgar. We were combined with the cost saver group and were given less desirable rooms and travel director than the cost saver group. The Cost Saver guest received better service and paid much less then us. Nothing about this tour stood up to the tour we took in the past with Grand European. Will not travel with this company again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest review.  Our Guest Relations team is researching this with our office in Athens and will be in touch with you as soon as we have more information.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Nichole Cook
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Service
Our Tour Director was unbelievable— one of the reasons we loved the trip so much. Highly disappointed no one ever told us we’d be going with Trafalgar instead of Grand European Tours. I understand they are sister companies, but it felt very dishonest when we found out the day of arrival. The trip itself was beautifully orchestrated. We were not a fan of the hotel accommodations in Athens. They did not compare to the caliber of hotels we stayed in on the islands. That was a big complaint from the whole group.
Vacation
It was a lot of money, but I felt like I got VIP service everywhere. The hotel in Athens was less than easy on the eyes. I was glad most of the trip was spent in other hotels.
Trusted Customer
Friday, October 6, 2017
Service
The Athens experience was lacking. Hotel had great public spaces but the room was not even satisfactory (dirty carpet, smelled of smoke despite their insistence that it didn't), plus it was in a "dead" part of the city. The Mykonos and Santorini experiences were excellent, including hotels and their locations. In our early 70's, we were the oldest on the tour, and found some aspects physically challenging (Climbing hill to Santorini hotel, doing own porterage on ferries).
Vacation
Good value, except for Athens, but would prefer you charge a bit more so we needn't take care of tips for local experts.
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