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11-Day Athens, Santorini and Naxos

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Trip Overview

Indulge in Greek ancient history, modern-day living, traditional cuisine and stunning vistas on this 11-day Athens and Greek Islands trip!

Beginning in the capital city of Athens, you'll be greeted with beautiful architecture and ancient sites. Come the evening, you'll be sampling mouthwatering local dishes and seeing what Athens nightlife has to offer.

Moving on from Athens, you'll arrive in the picturesque island of Santorini where the hills are scattered with whitewashed buildings that cling to the cliffs. Your time will come to a stunning end with a few days on the stunning island of Naxos. Here, you'll be able to soak up the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, visit lush green gorges and experience local life in traditional villages.
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Food & Drink
Beach & Sea
Culture & Arts
Hiking & Trekking
Outdoors & Nature

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Itinerary

Day 1

Begin your Athens & Greek Islands Trip!

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Begin your Athens & Greek Islands Trip!

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met by the tour assistant who will transfer you to your hotel. Detailed information will be presented to you about all art and music events taking place in Athens during your stay, and you'll also be given a list of the finest restaurants to try in Athens. Your first day is an opportunity to wander through the city centre, stroll around the picturesque alleys of Plaka area, and enjoy some local culinary delights.

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    Accommodation

    Athens Avenue Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Athens

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    Restaurants

    Fish PointOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Minivan from Athens International Airport to Athens

    Minivan from Athens Avenue Hotel to Fish Point

    Minivan from Fish Point to Athens Avenue Hotel

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    Destinations

    Kallithea

    Athens

Day 2

A Walk Through Ancient History

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A Walk Through Ancient History

Today you'll enjoy a guided tour to Parthenon, the Erectheion, Acropolis museum, and continue to the imposing Roman Agora, the vivid life of Monastiraki Square. Youll also visit Athens Central Market with little shops selling herbs and local delicacies. Afterwards, you'll explore the National Gardens and the extraordinary Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place, among other amazing sites. Come the evening, you'll experience Athens by night with a crawl of the bars.

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    Accommodation

    Athens Avenue Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Acropolis of Athens

    Acropolis Museum

    Free Time in Athens

    Athens Central Market

    National Garden

    Panathenaic Stadium

    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Athens Nightlife

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    Restaurants

    Athens Avenue Hotel

    Local Restaurant in AthensOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Kallithea

    Athens

Day 3

Athens Food Tour

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Athens Food Tour

Get ready to bite into a sweet, cream-filled, crunchy filo layered pie called bougatsa, and fork into perfectly fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called loukoumades. Whilst on this food tour of the city, you'll also savour a satisfying medley of flavours from warm pita bread filled with seasoned grilled meat, fresh vegetables and a traditional sauce, called Gyros. In between all this, you’ll taste Feta cheese, Greek olives, sip Greek wines and take a walk through Athen's central market.

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    Accommodation

    Athens Avenue Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Athens Food TourOptional Activity: AU$ 103 per person

    Athens Central Market

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    Restaurants

    Athens Avenue Hotel

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Kallithea

    Athens

Day 4

Boat to Santorini

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Boat to Santorini

After breakfast, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Piraeus port. From here, you will catch the ferry to the stunning island of Santorini, which will take around 6 hours. Upon your arrival on the island, you will be transferred to your Santorini accommodation. Your evening is free so you can either dine at the hotel or make your way to one of the many local restaurants the island has to offer.

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    Accommodation

    Acroterra Rosa5 star

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    Restaurants

    Athens Avenue Hotel

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Athens Avenue Hotel to Pireas

    Boat from Pireas to Santorini

    Minivan from Athinios Port Santorini to Acroterra Rosa

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Kallithea

    Akrotiri

Day 5

Southern Santorini Tour

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Southern Santorini Tour

Today, you'll spend the day on a guided tour of the southern part of Santorini. The tour will include a trip to a 16th-century Monastery, numerous stunning viewpoints across the island, a tour of the traditional village of Megalochori, and a stop at Perivolos beach. You'll also visit a winery, where you'll be able to sample the various local wines made on the island. Your evening is free to spend as you wish.

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    Accommodation

    Acroterra Rosa5 star

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    Activities

    Southern Santorini

    Monastery of the Prophet Elias

    Megalochori

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    Restaurants

    Acroterra Rosa

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Akrotiri

    Decentralized Administration of the Aegean

    Moni Profitou Iliou

    Megalochori

Day 6

Free Time and Sunset Cruise

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Free Time and Sunset Cruise

Today, you will have most of the day to yourself. You can either explore the town, the stunning beaches or hike the highly recommended Caldera Trail. The trail will take around 3-5 hours depending on how often you stop to soak up the beautiful views. In the evening, you'll enjoy a sunset cruise on a catamaran where dinner will be served on board and you will have plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel.

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    Accommodation

    Acroterra Rosa5 star

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    Activities

    Hike the Caldera TrailOptional Activity

    Santorini Sunset Sailing

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    Restaurants

    Acroterra Rosa

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    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Akrotiri

    Decentralized Administration of the Aegean

    Órmos Athiniós

Day 7

Santorini Wine Tour

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Santorini Wine Tour

Another day in the paradise that is Santorini. Like yesterday, you'll have the day to explore the towns and beaches if you wish or you can go on the recommended Santorini Wine Tour. On this tour, you will visit a vineyard and learn a lot about the local viticulture, finishing off with a glass of wine and some local food specialities. One of the most perfect ways to finish your stay on the island of Santorini.

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    Accommodation

    Acroterra Rosa5 star

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    Activities

    Santorini Wine TourOptional Activity: AU$ 257 per person

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    Restaurants

    Acroterra Rosa

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Akrotiri

    Mesaria

Day 8

Boat to Naxos

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Boat to Naxos

After breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the Santorini port. From here, you'll catch a ferry to Naxos. Upon your arrival in Naxos, you will be met by a guide and transferred to the Naxos Palace Hotel where you will stay during your time on Naxos. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure, perhaps you'll spend the afternoon soaking up the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world that can be found here on this island.

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    Accommodation

    Naxos Palace Hotel4 star

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    Restaurants

    Acroterra Rosa

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Acroterra Rosa to Athinios Port Santorini

    Boat from Athinios Port Santorini to Naxos port

    Minivan from Naxos port to Naxos Palace Hotel

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Akrotiri

    Agios Prokopios

Day 9

Experience Authentic Cyclades

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 Experience Authentic Cyclades

Experience Naxos like a local! You'll be taken off the beaten track as you dive into the island's vast history, local tradition, and food culture. You'll be able to admire the magnificent ancient temple of Demeter and visit a local pottery workshop to learn the secrets of this ancient art form. You'll also be able to discover the fresh flavour of Kitron liqueur and how it is made in a traditional distillery. Finish your day with local olive oil tasting at the Olive Press Museum in Eggares.

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    Accommodation

    Naxos Palace Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Naxos Authentic Tour

    Temple of Demeter

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    Restaurants

    Naxos Palace Hotel

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    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Agios Prokopios

    Naxos

    Decentralized Administration of the Aegean

Day 10

Naxos Beach Day

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Naxos Beach Day

Recharge and escape from worries and stress at one of the golden-sanded beaches of Naxos. Here, the beaches are world-famous for their crystal turquoise waters and golden sand that stretches for miles. Dive in and enjoy the sun!

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    Accommodation

    Naxos Palace Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Naxos Beach DayOptional Activity

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    Restaurants

    Naxos Palace Hotel

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Agios Prokopios

    Decentralized Administration of the Aegean

Day 11

Departure Day

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Departure Day

You'll enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel in Naxos before checking out. You will then be transferred from your hotel to the Naxos port where you can catch a ferry to your next destination leaving with wonderful memories of your Greek islands trip!

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    Restaurants

    Naxos Palace Hotel

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Naxos Palace Hotel to Naxos port

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Agios Prokopios

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What’s included?

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 14 activities
  • 10 breakfasts
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation

What’s not included?

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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