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11-Day Famous Islands of Greece

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Trip Overview

Discover the famous islands of Greece on this island-hopping tour. Starting in Athens, you'll have a comprehensive tour of the archaeological sites of the city before heading for the Greek shorelines.

Starting in Mykonos, you'll have lots of free time to discover the Chora, the white sand beaches and perhaps the Sacred Island of Delos. Then, jump to Santorini for a few days of sun, sand, sea, food and wine! Your Greek Islands travel will take you to Santorini with wine and cooking classes before finishing your trip on the pink and white sand beaches of Crete!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome Tour of Athens

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Welcome Tour of Athens

No matter what time your flight arrives we will be there to give you a warm welcome to Greece. Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world has many ancient and modern wonders to explore. Walking through the cobblestones of Plaka and Monastiraki you will get your first look at the Acropolis! Later on, you will enjoy dinner at one of Athens' best rooftop restaurants.

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    Accommodation

    Electra Athens4 star

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    Activities

    Evening Tour of Athens

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Athens International Airport to Athens

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    Meals

    Dinner

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    Destinations

    Athens

Day 2

Full-Day Tour of Athens

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Full-Day Tour of Athens

A full day of history awaits you, that will take you through the symbol of Athens, the Parthenon, and the sixth-best museum in the world, the Acropolis museum. One of Athens' best archaeologists will be there to privately guide you and unravel 3,000 years of Athenian history. You will have lunch at a local traditional tavern. Then your tour will continue by visiting the ancient Agora, Thision, Kallimarmaro Stadium and many hidden picturesque neighbourhoods around Athens.

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    Accommodation

    Electra Athens4 star

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    Activities

    Parthenon

    Acropolis Museum

    Walking Tour of Athens

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Athens

Day 3

Your Greek Islands Travel Begins

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Your Greek Islands Travel Begins

Early in the morning, you will catch the ferry to Mykonos to begin exploring the Greek Islands. Private transport to your hotel will be arranged. Today you will have the choice of which famous beach to visit that Mykonos has to offer. Shopping time, beach time and lots of beach bars are there for you to explore and enjoy.

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    Accommodation

    Petinos Beach Hotel5 star

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    Activities

    ScorpiosOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Ferry from Athens to Mikonos

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Athens

    Platis Gialos

    Mikonos

Day 4

Mykonos Town

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Mykonos Town

Today you have the option of exploring Mykonos by bike, this guided tour takes you through some of the less-known gems of the island and a stop for a picnic lunch in a private beach along the way. Alternatively, a day trip to Delos island can be arranged, where an archaeologist will guide you through the birthplace of Apollo.

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    Accommodation

    Petinos Beach Hotel5 star

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    Activities

    Sacred Island of DelosOptional Activity: AU$ 425 per person

    Bike Tour of MykonosOptional Activity: AU$ 425 per person

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Platis Gialos

    Delos

    Mikonos

Day 5

Mykonos to Santorini

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Mykonos to Santorini

Early morning breakfast before catching the ferry to Santorini. Take in the spectacular view, this is the world's only inhabited volcano cauldron! Enjoy a relaxed afternoon exploring the cobblestone streets of Fira. At night, you will enjoy a spectacular, fun musical with Greek mezes and wine. Be prepared to dance!

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    Accommodation

    Villa Irini Fira3 star

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    Activities

    FiraOptional Activity

    The White Door Theatro: AU$ 425 per person

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    Restaurants

    Kokkalo

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    Transportations

    Ferry from Mikonos to Thera

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Platis Gialos

    Thera

Day 6

Santorini Catamaran Cruise

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Santorini Catamaran Cruise

Free morning to explore the Santorini. In the afternoon, a transfer will be arranged to take you to the harbour where a catamaran will await you to embark on an unforgettable 5-hour cruise of Santorini and the surrounding islets. You will sail to secluded little known beaches, dive or snorkel into the crystal-clear waters and enjoy a Greek lunch on board. The best is left for last, as you will witness a Santorini sunset in the water.

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    Accommodation

    Villa Irini Fira3 star

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    Activities

    Catamaran Sunset Tour

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Thera

Day 7

Santorini to Crete

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Santorini to Crete

Free morning to enjoy your last day in Santorini. In the evening, you will catch the ferry to Crete. As always, the transfer from your hotel to the ferry station will be arranged for you. You will arrive in Heraklion, Crete! The largest island in Greece, and the birthplace of European civilisation. You will have dinner at a traditional tavern in the old town centre.

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    Accommodation

    Olive Green Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Santorini Cooking ClassOptional Activity: AU$ 276 per person

    Winery TourOptional Activity: AU$ 149 per person

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    Restaurants

    Ladókolla

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    Transportations

    Ferry from Thera to Heraklion

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    Meals

    Breakfast and dinner

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    Destinations

    Thera

    Megalochori

    Heraklion

Day 8

Ancient Knossos

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Ancient Knossos

While in Crete, you will have your very own private guide to help you explore this unique island and show you spectacular spots along the way in every excursion! Today, you will visit the nearby ruins of Knossos, established in 7,000 BC this is Europe’s most ancient city, and where the Labyrinth of the Minotaur was located according to ancient mythology. As always, an archaeologist will privately guide you. In the afternoon, you will have lunch in Heraklion, before you head off to Chania.

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    Accommodation

    Domes Noruz Chania Autograph Collection5 star

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    Activities

    Palace of Knossos: AU$ 149 per person

    ChaniaOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Heraklion to Chania

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Heraklion

    Knossos

    Chania

Day 9

Elafonisi Beach Excursion

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Elafonisi Beach Excursion

A day trip to Elafonisi. Elafonisi (literally translates to deer-island), is known for its turquoise waters and pink sand! The island is full of natural shallow-water lagoons, sand dunes, coves and of course, pinkish sand beaches that are waiting for you to relax and enjoy - this really is paradise. On your way back, a traditional Cretan lunch will be arranged for you.

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    Accommodation

    Domes Noruz Chania Autograph Collection5 star

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    Activities

    Elafonisi and Elafonissi Beach: AU$ 149 per person

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Chania to Elafonissi Beach

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Chania

    Crete Region

Day 10

Food Tour in Chania and Cretan Fiesta

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Food Tour in Chania and Cretan Fiesta

Today you will have a private trip of Chania. You will learn about the amazing history of the city, its conquerors and how they shaped the city and have plenty of time for shopping, at some of Chania’s less known spots. In the afternoon, lunch will be served at a local tavern where you will taste some amazing local delicacies. In the evening, you will head to a traditional Cretan Village for a Cretan fiesta with lots of food and dancing!

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    Accommodation

    Domes Noruz Chania Autograph Collection5 star

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    Activities

    Tour of Chania: AU$ 149 per person

    Cretan Fiesta: AU$ 149 per person

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Chania to Vamos

    Private Driver from Vamos to Chania

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Chania

    Crete Region

Day 11

Goodbye Greece!

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Goodbye Greece!

Depending on your departure time, you will have a relaxed morning in Chania while waiting for your flight. Take a domestic flight to Athens!

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    Activities

    ChaniaOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Chania to Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis"

    Plane from Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" to Athens

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Chania

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What’s included?

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 10 activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Airport transfer
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

What’s not included?

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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