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Greek Island Hopper

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,995 per person
Mykonos

Countries Visited

Greece ...more Greece

Locations Visited

Athens, Acropolis, Mykonos, Santorini ...more Athens, Acropolis, Mykonos, Santorini
  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 the capital and the enchanting islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Radisson Blu Park/Marriott
  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 Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights)

    We depart Athens and cruise 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 white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. Take to the playground of the rich and famous and perhaps experience the island's vibrant nightlife.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel Pelican Bay/Kamari/Aphrodite Beach
  4. Day 4 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 Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 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 Buffet Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights)

    We take a short ferry transfer to Santorini, where we'll spend the next three days exploring the island's dramatic beauty. Stroll through the volcanic island's quaint cliff-top towns. Blue-domed white-washed 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 Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel El Greco/Santorini Palace/Rose Bay
  7. Day 7 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 Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Santorini At Leisure

    Toast 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 kaiki (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 atmosphere.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Santorini – Athens

    We return to Athens, taking a short flight to the capital. After being transferred to your hotel, you have free time for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Radisson Blu Park/Marriott
  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 Buffet Breakfast
Greek Island Hopper
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos
  • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
  • Flight from Santorini to Athens
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

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

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
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Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
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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