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Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & More

Tour Overview

There are only a handful of other places in the world that can claim to hold quite as much history as Greece. Ancient mythological stories, influential philosophers and cultural innovation through art, music and theatre have all come from Greece, making it a travel destination with plenty to offer every kind of traveler.

From historic cities to picturesque islands, this unforgettable tour takes you to some of the best Greek destinations, with opportunities for guided sightseeing, beautiful beach trips, and sampling delicious local food and drink. Over nine days, you will visit legendary Athens, vibrant Mykonos and enchanting Santorini, with the option to extend your trip to explore Crete and Rhodes as well.

Our tour of Greece is fully customizable based upon the number of people you are travelling with and your vacation wish list.

Premier Experiences, Premier Advantages

  • Premier director and/or local Premier guide

  • Airport meet and greet

  • Private transfers

  • Ferry (hydrofoil) tickets

  • Curated accommodations

  • Full breakfast included daily

  • Internet (where available)

  • 24/7 Premier support

Itinerary

Highlights of Athens

Day 1

Arrive in Athens, where our assistant will be waiting to transfer you from the airport to your hotel. Take advantage of your assistant’s local tips and start your trip with a stroll through the center of Athens for a first taste of the city.

Day 2

Explore Athens with a guided walking tour that takes you around the main highlights of the city. Visit Hadrian’s Arch, ‘Syntagma’ square where the presidential guard is located and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

Continue the panoramic tour visiting the Neoclassical buildings of Athens, such as the College, the library and the Academy, and finally visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon, built in 447 BC during the golden age of Pericles. Appreciate the Propylaea, the Temple of Athens Nike, the Erechtheum, and all its magnificent constructions.

Highlights of Mykonos

Day 3

Check out of your hotel and catch a ferry to the island of Mykonos. Transfer to your accommodations for the next three nights. The rest of the day is free for you to discover the cosmopolitan town of Mykonos, explore some of the beaches or just relax poolside. Enjoy a cocktail in the evening with fantastic views of the sunset.

Day 4

Spend a free day on the island. Appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of Mykonos, home of the ‘jet set’, and stroll through the cobblestoned paths of Hora for shopping or for the world-famous nightlife, which usually winds down at sunrise.

Day 5

Another day is fully at leisure  to enjoy the attractions and atmosphere of Mykonos. Explore the island’s beaches and bars, each with different characteristics, or discover the famous windmills formerly used by the inhabitants, typical of the Cycladic architecture. 

Alternatively visit the nearby island of Delos, home to one of the world’s most important archaeological sites. Delos was considered a holy sanctuary in Greek mythology, as it was said to be the birthplace of the immortal twins, Apollo and Artemis.

Highlights of Santorini

Day 6

Transfer to the port and take a ferry ride from Mykonos to the island of Santorini. Arrive on the famous island, home to iconic blue-roofed buildings, and enjoy the rest of the day exploring as you wish. Transfers to your accommodations are included.

Day 7

Choose how you would like to spend your first morning in Santorini – hiking is always an excellent option to see the Caldera. Around 1600 BC, the island was the site of the Minoan eruption, which created a large crater and giant tsunami and was possibly the cause of the extinction of the Minoan civilization of Crete. Admire the spectacular views of this crater, along with the pretty whitewashed houses and stunning views of the Aegean Sea. 

Mid-afternoon, enjoy Santorini from the water with a small group catamaran sailing. Sail towards the volcano and visit a swimming stop at the Hot Springs before charting the course for Red Beach for more swimming and snorkelling (equipment on board). Sail along the ancient city of Akrotiri, the White Beach, the Indian Head Mountain, and the Venetian lighthouse into the picturesque Caldera. End the sail with sunset and a delicious barbecue dinner prepared on board.

Day 8

Santorini is yours to explore today. It is home to numerous unique volcanic sand beaches, with black or red colored sand depending on which spot you visit. In the afternoon, catch the famous sunset seen from the village of Oia, where the sun appears to dissolve into the Aegean blue sea. An island tour and winery visits round out a perfect stay on Santorini upon request.

Day 9

Transfer from your hotel to Santorini airport, then fly to Athens and connect to your onward flight home.

Highlights of Crete or Crete & Rhodes OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS

Day 9

Transfer from your hotel to Santorini port and catch the ferry to Heraklion on the island of Crete. Transfer to your hotel and then enjoy the afternoon walking around the ancient city, which has a wide variety of restaurants and bars. Experience typical Cretan food, which is the basis of Mediterranean cuisine, and taste the famous Cretan drink called ‘raki’ to a soundtrack of live Cretan music.

Days 10 & 11

Enjoy two free days to learn about Heraklion, where the Minoan civilization existed and the Palace of Knossos was built. The Venetian castle in Rethymnon is a place that will leave you speechless, as well as a walk through the Samaria Gorge, which is a tourist attraction for nature lovers.

Day 12

Transfer to Heraklion airport and fly to Rhodes. The rest of the afternoon is free for a stroll through the old town, which is clustered around a medieval castle. Here, find plenty of shops and typical Greek tavernas and bars, where you can have a drink or enjoy an authentic home-cooked meal.

Day 13 & 14

Finish your tour with two free days on the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago. Rhodes is also known as the island of the knights, as it was inhabited by knights of St. John in the fourteenth century, who built the Venetian castle and its walls which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Visit the old city center, the market and the charming streets all around the castle, which is one of the best preserved in the Mediterranean region. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and savour the flavors of this great island.

Day 15

Transfer to Rhodes airport, then fly to Athens and connect to your onward flight home.

Optional Post-Tour to Crete Additional Supplement From $1999 per person (double occupancy); Single Supplement $1,000.

Optional Post-Tour to Crete and Rhodes From $2,899 per person (double occupancy); Single Supplement $1850.

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