Take in the top three destinations on this tour of Greece’s highlights. Discover the ancient ruins of Athens, from the towering Acropolis to the Temple of Zeus, and spend time exploring its vibrant neighborhoods and markets at your own pace. In Milos, set sail in the azure Aegean Sea and hike in beautiful volcanic lands past traditional fishing villages. End your vacation on the stunning, crescent-shaped island of Santorini, made famous for its picturesque whitewashed, blue-roofed heritage buildings, delicious cuisine and fantastic sunsets!
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Admire the ancient city of Athens in Greece, where millennia-old history and contemporary culture connect. Although the hilltop Acropolis complex is Athens’ showstopper attraction, there are significant archaeological sites and architectural wonders scattered across town with museums to match.
Group Tour of Athens with Visits to Acropolis & Museum Enjoy a tour of the magnificent Acropolis complex and museum on this delightful excursion. After an early breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel. Meet your local guide aboard the tour bus and enjoy an informative drive as you pass by renowned monuments and buildings on your way to the Acropolis. Stop for an enjoyable photo-moment at the famous Panathinaiko Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in the late 1800s. Pass by the Zappeion, the Temple of Zeus, and many other famous landmarks along the way. At the Acropolis, take a guided tour and learn all about the historic significance of the site. Explore the Acropolis Museum, admiring the collection of votives, statues, ancient artefacts, and the magnificent Parthenon hall. (Duration: Half Day, from 08:00 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
Explore Athens on your own Explore Athens at your own pace, and take all the time you need to really get to know this ancient city. Be sure to visit Plaka’s stairs and the atmospheric Anafiotika within the historic heart of the city. Stroll around in the lush National Gardens and check out the open-air cinema, or drop by the expansive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Athens is not all about the past, though. You could also explore trendy neighborhoods like Kolonaki and Monastiraki for some lively dining and entertainment options. Discover Greek coffee culture, look out for interesting graffiti and visit contemporary art galleries for a truly immersive tour. Visit the Varvakios Agora food market to check out the local produce. Shop for souvenirs at weekly flea markets that spring up across town. On Sundays you can witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Parliament Building on Syntagma Square. Take in Saronic Gulf views from the Piraeus waterfront, or catch the sunset from Lycabettus Hill.
Milos is a delightful volcanic island of the Cyclades located within the Aegean Sea in Greece. Although famous for the discovery of the Venus de Milo statue, the island has plenty to offer in its picture-postcard painted white villages set around a central caldera.
Group Hiking and Sailing Trip in Milos Enjoy a day out in the sun on an exhilarating hiking and sailing trip in Milos. After an early breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel to meet your hiking guide. Take a leisurely hike along the island’s sunny Kleftiko Beach, exploring the coastal landscape and geothermal features. Take a dip in the sea before boarding a sailing yacht. Relish a light lunch on board, picking up interesting trivia from your guide about the island’s cultural heritage. Spend the afternoon sailing down the Aegean Sea, learning all about this unique volcanic island and its rich mineral wealth. Sail past local fishing villages with traditional boat houses. After docking at the marina, drive back to your hotel and recall the day’s adventures! (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable hiking boots, bring bathing suit, towel & change of clothes).
Group Tour exploring the Best of Milos in a Day Start by exploring Papafragkas on Milos’ northern shores, where sea caves and fjords beckon. Next, visit the Phylakopi archaeological site nearby, and learn about this important Bronze Age settlement. Head to Sarakiniko beach to cool off in turquoise waters, surrounded by greyish white volcanic cliffs. Later, ascend to Plaka, the hilltop capital of Milos. Get lost in its narrow cobblestone alleys, flanked by homes showcasing Cycladic architecture. Make your way to Tripiti village, to see the well preserved Ancient Theater of Milos that boasts views of the Aegean Sea. Shortly after, visiting the famous Catacombs of Milos complex in the neighborhood, explore the three underground galleries. Drop by the fishing village of Klima that overlooks the Milos Bay. Finally, relax with a swim on the southern coast, either at the pebbled Paleochori beach or the red sand Provatas beach. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Bring swimwear)
Santorini is a stunning crescent-shaped island with a volcanic history, cradled within the Cyclades and known for picturesque getaways in Greece’s Aegean Sea. Here, scenic cliffside towns of Fira, Oia, and other settlements along the caldera invite you on romantic sojourns.
Group Tour of Santorini including Oia and Akrotiri excursions Explore the natural and cultural delights of Santorini, with excursions to Oia and Akrotiri. Start your tour with an exhilarating drive that takes you to Profitis Ilias, the highest point of the island. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of rugged landscapes and azure seas. Next, a walking tour takes you through majestic Neoclassical ruins and quaint Megalochori cave houses that blend into the mountainous environs. Continue your journey through history to Akrotiri, nicknamed the ‘Greek Pompeii,’ where wooden walkways take you around a Bronze Age settlement preserved by volcanic ash. From there, take a scenic break at the iconic black sand beaches of Perivolos. Go swimming or beachcombing till you feel peckish. Settle down at any of the seafront restaurants for a flavorsome lunch of fresh seafood and other local specialties. Follow this up with another gastronomic treat as you drive through lush Santorini vineyards for a tasting of regional wines. Finally, arrive at the village of Oia, that perches on the rim of the Santorini Caldera, perhaps just in time for the most spectacular sunset in the entire Cyclades. (Full Day; Shared Activity & Guide; Lunch is not included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes)
Shared Sunset Cruise to Santorini Caldera Spend a lovely afternoon sailing to the beautiful Santorini Caldera aboard a yacht. Start out from your hotel, and enjoy the drive to your waiting cruise boat. Settle down on a comfortable deck chair or laze in a hammock, enjoying the breeze and the cerulean blue Aegean Sea, as you sail along. On reaching the caldera, disembark at the shore to enjoy spectacular views and a leisurely swim, while the crew prepares a delicious meal. Back on board, relish a sumptuous dinner as you make the leisurely trip back to land. Drive back to your hotel from the pier at the end of the trip. (Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Dinner; For special dietary requirements, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring bathing suit, towel & change of clothes).
You will be transferred from your hotel to Santorini airport in a private vehicle
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 3,290 /person
Option 2 From $ 3,990 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights.
Meals as indicated
All activities as listed :
Athens: Group Tour of Athens with Visits to Acropolis & Museum
Athens: Explore Athens on your own
Milos: Group Hiking and Sailing Trip in Milos
Milos: Group Tour exploring the Best of Milos in a Day
Santorini: Group Tour of Santorini including Oia and Akrotiri excursions
Santorini: Shared Sunset Cruise to Santorini Caldera
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
All transfers as indicated above
Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
Travel, health and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above