Greek Island Hopping. 'The Greek iconic islands'

Exquisite experiences throughout
What's included
included on tour 2 overnights in Athens
included on tour 3 overnights in Mykonos
included on tour 3 overnights in Santorini
included on tour Daily Breakfast
included on tour Selected meals at highlight points
included on tour Guided Sightseeing (including 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
tour highlight Athens Acropolis and the Acropolis museum
tour highlight Island of Delos (close to Mykonos)
tour highlight Akrotiri, the Greek Pompei (Santorini)
included on tour Walking tour of Athens with local tastes
included on tour Food walking tour of Mykonos old town
included on tour Exclusive Cooking class in Santorini
included on tour Santorini semi private sunset cruise
included on tour Barbeque dinner on board the cruise
included on tour Fast ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos and Mykonos to Santorini
included on tour All entrance fees to the sites
included on tour All local taxes
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steps of trip Trip Itinerary
An incredible nine day tour of the iconic Greek islands.
Including the best daily activities to showcase each island.
length of trip is 9 days
Day 1
Welcome To Athens!
Athens

Welcome to Athens!

Our staff will be waiting for you at the airport for your transfer you into Athens. A drive of about 45 minutes to your hotel.

Time at leisure to discover Athens! Redolent with history and mythology, Athens is a vibrant city, enlivened by bustling outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets that wind through the city's ancient sites and its fair share of urban eccentrics. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, full of things to see and do. It manages to be rich in history but also hip as well.

Tonight enjoy a local dinner in the heart of Athens.


Overnight in Athens.
tour food inclusions Dinner
Day 2
Athens
sightseeing Acropolis and the museum
Acropolis of Athens and the theater of Herode

Today enjoy sightseeing in Athens. Your expert guide will give you the opportunity to fully understand the role of Athens in antiquity and through the ages.

Visit the Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis museum Your guide will reveal to you the secrets of the Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Kallimarmaro Stadium, built of marble for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Experience the ancient wonders and relive the birthplace of democracy, twist and turn through the Plaka’s narrow streets and find ancient sites, cafes and shops full of history and character.

After the visit to the Acropolis continue to the Acropolis Museum. A beautiful new museum (opened in 2009) with exceptional finds from the Acropolis, including 36 panels of the Parthenon’s storied frieze.

Tastes of Athens walikng tour Afterwards delve into modern Athens and enjoy discovering the narrow streets of the city, stopping off at an old bakery, traditional café and souvlaki stall on the way to sample local delicacies and aperitifs.

Ovenight in Athens
tour food inclusions Breakfast and Tastes of Athens walking
Day 3
Mykonos
[ Arrival and Walk & Tastes ]
island of Mykonos town
Today setoff to the port of Athens, board the fast ferry to the stunning island of Mykonos, famous for its brightly white-washed cubed houses, jet setting visitors and wonderful nightlife.

After checking in to your hotel, transfer to Mykonos town for a walk of the narrow streets of this world-famous port. Enjoy local tastes on the walk and get a better understanding of the local life.

Mykonos Walk and Tastes Amazing food walking tour (private – pick up from Hotel). Experience the essence of the beautiful town of Mykonos.
On this leisurely walk through the narrow alleyways of “Chora” you will see the iconic windmills, little Venice and gain insight into the daily life of the island. The culinary exploration will take you to local café, bakery and family ran restaurant. Taste the delicious local produce and understand the Cycladic culture.

Ovenight in Mykonos
tour food inclusions Breakfast and "Tastes of Mykonos"
Day 4
Mykonos
[ sightseeing of Delos ]
Mykonos town at dusk

Today in the morning a highlight visit to the Unesco world heritage site of Delos island.

The island of Delos
Start off this lovely tour from your hotel where you will be picked up and transferred to the port. The island of Delos is about nine miles off the coast of Mykonos and the boat ride there will take about 30 minutes. Enjoy the time on board and bask in the sun, feel the sea breeze and take in the Aegean blue sea.

The site you will visit today is one of the most impressive in Greece with an incredible history; the sacred island of Delos. The mythical birthplace of twins Apollo and Artemis, splendid Ancient Delos was a shrine turned sacred treasury and commercial center. Your guide will make this site “come alive”, the remains of the city are so clear that you easily see how the ancients lived and the city thrived. On Delos, which is Unesco World Heritage Site, the excavations are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; and it is a site where the ongoing work is still taking place.

The boat ride back to Mykonos will give you time to relax before returning and ending this unique experience.

In the afternoon enjoy sitting by the pool of your hotel and later maybe explore the famous island nightlife. Mykonos reputation precedes it for amazing dining and clubbing !

Overnight Mykonos
tour food inclusions Breakfast
Day 5
Mykonos
At leisure
Day at beach Aegean Sea
Today a day at leisure to explore the island of Mykonos. A slow pace day for you to enjoy the island. Explore the various beaches of Mykonos and according to what style you prefer you will definitely find a beach for you. From the dance/club beaches to the secluded ones, all share the amazing crystal clear waters of the Aegean sea.

Your personal advisor will help you chose the activity of the day or alternatively just relax by the pool !

Overnight Mykonos
tour food inclusions Breakfast
Day 6
Santorini
Arrival
Santorini blue waters Greece

Today travel south from the island of Mykonos to the island of Santorini. A boat journey across the beautiful Aegean sea. As you approach Santorini from the water, it's hard not to be awed by the sheer cliffs that soar above a turquoise sea, by the fact that you're sailing in an immense crater of a drowned volcano and that before you lies an island shaped by an ancient eruption.

Arrive in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Take the time to explore the island, considered one of the top destinations worldwide. Amazing views, unique landscapes are the key highlights of the island.

Tonight relax at your hotel or explore the beautiful village of Oia, the most photographed of all Santorini. The sunsets from Oia are some of the most beautiful.

Overnight in Santorini
tour food inclusions Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7
Santorini
Sunset Cruise
santorini from the sea

This morning is free for you to enjoy the spectacular island of Santorini.

Sunset Cruise with BBQ!
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a very special cruise with dinner onboard a Catamaran. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon out on the water sailing the Santorini caldera. See the one of the most beautiful sunsets. This small group semi-private cruise includes sailing, swimming and a wonderful meal on board. The yachts includes ample space including hammock style nets on the bow for you to sunbathe and good space in the main cabin for when the sun gets to be too much.
The captain will set anchor at a spectacular spot and your crew will prepare a wonderful meal for you. Enjoy the awe inspiring views of the caldera and swim in the Aegean turquoise waters.

Overnight in Santorini
tour food inclusions Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8
Santorini
Akrotiti site and Cooking Class
the acropolis of Athens in Greece


An amazing day today, full of experiences which are interesting and also fun ! First a cultural and historical sightseeing of the Akrotiri ruins and then a great cooking class.

Akrotiri (the Greece Pompei) Visit the the pre-historic settlement of Akrotiri, one of the most important and well-preserved civilizations in the Mediterranean, which was covered by the ashes of the great volcanic eruption of 1600 B.C – often call the Pompei of Greece.

Cooking class After the visit to Akrotiri, enjoy a highlight of this trip and on your last day on the island enjoy the Santorini cooking class. At a beautiful venue, and led by professional chefs, learn the secrets of Greek cooking. With emphasis on Santorini ingredients this cooking class combines fun, amazing tastes followed by a wonderful lunch. This selected cooking class will allow you to better understand the local life and customs.

Overnight in Santorini
tour food inclusions Breakfast and Cooking Class lunch
Day 9
Depart
Farewell
swimming in Greece

The Greek island holiday ends today, but the fond memories remain!

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight home. Thank you !

tour food inclusions Breakfast






Athens accommodation

Grande Bretagne 5*

With a mix of old and new, Hotel Grande Bretagne is gateway to vivid sights and sounds that capture the unmatched spirit of Europe's oldest capital.
The lavish rooms are appointed with the finest furnishings. The marble bathrooms feature a vanity counter, separate bathtub, and shower. Some rooms have balconies facing the Acropolis, and the daily changing of the guard at the parliament building.
Located right in the centre, at the corner of the impressive Syntagma Square, the hotel offers uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, while the ritual changing of the Evzone guard in front of the Parliament building occurs virtually on its doorstep.

Mykonos accommodation

Mykonos Grand 5*

Located right on Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort provides 5-star, boutique accommodation set amidst cobbled paths overlooking Delos Island. It includes a health center and large pool. Rooms and suites at Mykonos Grand combine the cube-shaped Cycladic architecture with the restful interior décor. They are equipped with a satellite LCD TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. All units open out to balconies or patios with sea, garden or pool views. The cosmopolitan center of Mykonos Town is around 4 km away from the resort. The island’s port and airport are both 4.5 km away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout .

Santorini accommodation

Andronis Suites 5*

Nestled in the Caldera cliff with a view of the volcano, the surrounding islands and the Aegean Sea, this hotel combines classic luxury with modern minimal style.
A healthy and natural lifestyle defines Andronis Luxury Suites. The concept extends from the massage room and luxury spa to the Mediterranean restaurant. Savour cuisine that is freshly prepared using only bio-organic ingredients.
Andronis Suites are carved into the cliff, creating an authentic and charming base. The design of the suites combines traditional Cycladic and contemporary style

Tour Map and information

Tour Experiences
tour highlight Walk the narrow streets of Plaka and Monastiraki in Athens.
tour highlight See spectacular Sunset in Santorini
tour highlight Learn the secrets of Greek cuisine at the highlight cooking class in Santrorini
tour highlight Live like a local when on the "walk&Taste" tours

Tour Information
camera Sightseeing
Unesco World Heritage site sign Visit to the Athens Acropolis. A Unesco World Heritage site.
trip search Visit the new Acropolis museum.
Unesco World Heritage site sign Visit the island of Delos. A Unesco World Heritage site.
trip search Visit Akrotiri in Santorini (the Pompei of Greece!)
hint of trip All sightseeing tours are performed by licensed and fully qualified guides.

Dining
Daily breakfast at each hotel and selected meals which showcase the destination (as noted in the itinerary).
 
Accommodation
Hotels included in this trip are 5 star properties.
Transfers
Our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to pick you up on arrival.
On the last day you will be transferred from your hotel to the Airport.


Tour Note
International flights are not included in the price of the trip
reviews of the tour Reviews for the "Greek island hopping" tour

This was by far the best organized trip we have ever taken.
Amazing attention to detail. Specially enjoyed the Cooking class in Santorini and visiting the island of Delos.
Thank you Siva Travel!

comments by guests on this trip
We had a wonderful holiday in Greece.
Everything was just perfect. Our Greek Honeymoon was all I could dream of. Specially Santorini and the sunset cruise.
Loved exvery moment in Greece and with daily follow up we felt so pampered.
The flowers in our room where such a nice touch !
We will be back to Greece soon.

comments by guests on this trip
Loving Greece
Such a nice holiday. The Greek islands are so pretty.
Siva Travel organized everything perfectly.
Maria was very helpful and always ready to give us really great tips of where to go and what to see.
Thank you very much.

comments by guests on this trip
A great time in Greece, so well planned.
The care that Siva team took to make our holiday great was amazing.
From our arrival to our last day our days were just perfect. We will miss our daily calls with our advisor Zoi!
The islands and Athens are so beautiful - we loved the walking foodie tours of the towns.
Thank you!









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