ATHENS, MYKONOS, AND SANTORINI EXPLORER

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Trip overview

Who does not dream of Greek islands. Get to know Greece taking this private tour by entering Athens, a sublime city that is a mixture of contemporary features and ancient appeal. City full of marvelous monuments that are reminiscent of old, archaic times that were filled with love, wars, intrigue and passion. . The path from Athens will lead to Delos island to experience the  spirits of old archaeological sites and observe the simple, yet, rife life of local residents. Continue with island hopping on Santorini. Picture corners of elegant, whitewashed houses with amazing views on sky-blue waters that rounds the island. All in all the highlights will make you want to come back because you can never get enough of unreal sunsets, island hopping, local cosine and history that this trip will introduce you too.

Please keep in mind that all our tours are tailor-made according to our clients interests and wishes. If there is something in this itinerary you would like to change or customize, please contact us . We will gladly modify the itinerary to meet your preferences.

Trip map and locations

Athens, Greece

Mýkonos, Greece

Delos, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Akrotiri, Greece

Trip itinerary

DAY 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL

Step into the luxury of ancient history with your arrival in Athens, the vibrant capital of Greece. Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining.

Private transfer to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you to relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight in Athens.

DAY 2: ATHENS EXPLORER PRIVATE CITY TOUR

After your breakfast, depart for your Athens Sightseeing private tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum.

Our expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon. Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home and admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.

In the afternoon, enjoy your Cape Sounion private tour. Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounio.

In the evening, return back to Athens.

Overnight in Athens.

DAY 3: ATHENS – MYKONOS

Early morning breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port for your shared ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, private transfer from Mykonos port to your hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 4: DELOS ISLAND & MYKONOS TOUR

Today is reserved for exploring Delos Island and Mykonos with your local guide. After breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the Old Port of Mykonos Town. Embark to one of the local ferries to Delos, an islet of the Aegean, nowadays uninhabited, one of the most important archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Delos is the legendary birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis. Remains of temples and residences on Delos are dating back from the Neolithic to the Roman periods.

Return to Mykonos and discover the cosmopolitan Mykonos town with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels. Discover the towns’ beautiful narrow streets with traditional shops and restaurants, so-called little Venice, with the famous windmills and a number of small chapels around nearly every corner. Spend a some time here to discover the quiet charm of the Cycladic maze of Hora, the pleasure of travelling the backcountry roads and a dining scene to rival any Greek island.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 5: PRIVATE MYKONOS CRUISE   

Relax and enjoy one jaw-dropping views on your private day cruise. The south coast of Mykonos is home to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches and this full-day cruise is the perfect escape to hidden bays and beaches reserved for your own peace. Sail along the coast on a traditional Greek kaiki, hop off to swim and snorkel at Frangias Beach. Along the way, before we get back, we are taking you Kalafatis Beach – spot amazing to enjoy some fine-dinning.

Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 6: MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Private transfer to the port to hop on a shared ferry over to Santorini. Santorini, or Thira, is a spot nobody should miss while in Greece. It is among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world. Located in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades islands, Santorini Island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing villages has been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea.

Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, Santorini Greece is also famous for the romantic sunsets and the volcanos with amazing luxury resorts overlooking those almost unreal images that nature has created.

Enjoy the picturesque and romantic island of Santorini. We highly recommend you visit to Volcano and the Hot Springs, the red, white and black beach, to see the Archaeological excavations at Akrotiri, or just to marvel the famous sunset in Oia. So much to do and so much to see, it definitely is a place you will have to return to once more.

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 7: AKROTIRI & VILLAGES PRIVATE WINE TOUR

After breakfast, get moving with your tour in Santorini Island. Visit of Akrotiri, which same as at Pompeii it was buried under a rain of ashes around 1600 BC.AD, the picturesque village of Pyrgos located in the southern part of the island. In 1967, excavations in the southwest of Santorini uncovered an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Housed within a cool, protective structure, wooden walkways allow you to pass through the city. Peek inside three-storey buildings that survived, and see roads, drainage systems and stashes of pottery.

Continue to the village of Oia which is a traditional settlement in the north of Santorini. Perched on the northern tip of the island, this once centre of trade in antiquity now reflects the renaissance of Santorini after the devastating earthquake of 1956. Restoration work has restored the beauty overwhelmingly enjoyed by visitors, though signs imploring visitors to be quiet and respectful remind you that for some, Oia is home year-round and a functioning village. You will struggle to find a more stunning spot in the Cyclades. Built on a steep slope of the caldera, many of its dwellings nestle in niches hewn into the volcanic rock.

End the day with an amazing wine tasting and lunch – there is no better way to end the day.

Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 8: PRIVATE CATAMARAN SUNSET CRUISE

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and meet your transfer at the hotel lobby to Vlychada for your catamaran cruise. Discover Santorini’s beautiful coastline with this delightful cruise, which includes sea treasures BBQ experience. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear blue waters at the red beach, and sail past the big lighthouse south of the caldera. Explore secluded volcanic beaches, experience the volcanic hot-springs or simply relax on deck.

Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 9: SANTORINI – ATHENS

After breakfast, get on a ferry to Piraeus. Piraeus arrival and transfer to the hotel in Athens for check in.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Athens.

DAY 10: FLY OUT

Private transfer to Athens airport.

Fly out of Greece.

Price & Inclusions

Benefits and special perks you get by booking with VIA:

  • Pre-checked Via hotels
  • Negotiated hotel amenities
  • 24/7 local concierge that makes the trip so much more special with recommendations on the spot and flexibility within the tours and itinerary making each trip stress free
  • Exclusive day trips and tours not bookable anywhere else
  • Top-natch local guides (over 20 languages available)
  • Private transfers with high class vehicles no older than 3 years

 

All our itineraries and trips are custom made to each client. The above itinerary (price from) is calculated based on 2 people traveling in low season in 4* hotels with all private tours and transfers. The price of the itinerary can go up or down depending on the season, changes on the itinerary and/or specific requests.

 

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