Day 1: Athens
Pack your bags, you are off to Greece!
Day 2: Athens
Welcome to Athens! Upon arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, you will be greeted by your Hellenic Holidays transfer representative, who will drive you to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day exploring Athens. You might stroll the old neighborhoods of Plaka, which mingle old & new Athens or explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Monastiraki and Kolonaki.
Day 3: Athens (B)
After breakfast, your day will begin with your private half day walking tour. Along with your English speaking licensed guide, you will visit the Acropolis and the awesome temples of the Parthenon, the Erectheion and the Athena Nike. Your walk will continue to the Areopagus, or Hill of Mars. Finally, you pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, where you can still enjoy concerts and theatrical performances in the summer months. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Acropolis Museum exhibiting the glory of Ancient Athens.
Day 4: Athens / Mykonos (B,D)
After breakfast, your Hellenic Holidays transfer representative, will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport / port for your short flight or ferry ride to Mykonos. Mykonos is renowned for its cosmopolitan character, spectacular beaches and intense nightlife. Enjoy the remainder of the day soaking in the Greek sun at one of the island’s spectacular beaches or by your hotel’s pool. Take a stroll through the white washed cobblestone paths visiting the local shops as well Mykonos’ most recognized landmark, the famous windmills. Consider dinner at one of our recommended restaurants, enjoy the Myconian vibe and a great meal.
Day 5: Mykonos (B)
Your Day is at leisure. While in Mykonos, consider a quick sail over to one of the most important mythological and archaeological sites in Greece, the uninhabited island of Delos. These optional tours are available at the front desk of your hotel. According to legend, Leto gave birth to Artemis and Apollo here. Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Greek Mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The remains of temples, holy places and settlements date back from the Neolithic to the Roman periods. While in Delos, a must see is the famous row of Lions and the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Day 6: Mykonos (B)
Enhance your senses by swimming, sunbathing and enjoying a range of water sports at some of Mykonos’ most spectacular sandy beaches. Melt your stresses away with a spa treatment at one of the island’s many great spas. You are now comfortably Myconian, so make your final visit in the main town of Chora for some last minute purchases or experience another great evening in the Jewel of the Cyclades.
Day 7: Mykonos / Paros (B)
After breakfast, your Hellenic Holidays transfer representative will drive you to the port of Mykonos where you embark on a 1 and half hour sail aboard a high speed ferry to Paros. After your arrival at the port of Parikia, you will be welcomed and driven to your hotel. Paros is most famous in antiquity for its fine marble. Spend the afternoon enjoying the crystal blue waters of some of the island’s finest beaches
Day 8: Paros (B)
Enjoy a day of swimming, sunbathing and enjoying a range of water sports at some of Paros’ most spectacular beaches. Consider visiting the beach of Kolimbithres, or if windsurfing is your thing, visit the southeastern side of Paros and enjoy Golden Beach and New Golden Beach. In the evening consider visiting the colorful village of Naoussa and enjoy a wonderful seaside taverna dinner from one of our recommended restaurants as you enjoy the sea views and Paros’ vibe.
Day 9: Paros (B)
Paros isn’t just beaches and water sports. Consider exploring the main attractions of the island such as the picturesque village of Lefkes and the magnificent Ekatontapyliani Church, the church of one hundred doors is one of the earliest contributions to Christian architecture. If you are considering a day trip, grab a local ferry and visiting the neighboring island of Antiparos, a quiet islands known for its crystal beaches and wonderful seaside tavernas. Many of Hollywood’s A List own homes in Antiparos so you never know who you might bump into it.
Day 10: Paros / Santorini (B)
Goodbye Paros, Hello Santorini! After breakfast, your Hellenic Holidays transfer representative will drive you to the port of Paros where you embark on a 1 and half hour sail aboard a high speed ferry to Santorini. Santorini is most known for its breathtaking views of the red and brown layers of volcanic ash that makes its famous cliffside. You will be driven to your hotel overlooking the majestic caldera. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the romantic atmosphere of the island. Perched on a cliff with breathtaking views of the sunsets and the sea below creates the perfect setting for the next few days.
Day 11: Santorini (B)
After breakfast enjoying caldera views, your morning is at leisure. In the early afternoon, you will be driven to the port of Vlihada or Ammoudi where you will embark on the sailing trip that we have arranged. You will sail to the Red and White beaches, the Venetian Lighthouse and the Sulphur Springs. During these visits, you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. You will then sail to a secluded bay where while you swim or relax, a lavish steak and seafood barbecue with many appetizers and salads is being prepared for you to enjoy.
Day 12: Santorini (B)
After breakfast, you will be picked up and your Hellenic Mirrors Tour of Santorini will begin. Visits to the traditional and unspoiled villages of Pyrgos and Megalochori will showcase the authentic side of Santorini. Your visit will continue toward the archaeological site of Akrotiri, seeing the remnants of this village in its beautiful museum. Your trip will continue with a wine tasting and food pairing at one of the finest wineries of Santorini with an expert sommelier. Finally, your visit will conclude with a quick stop in Oia to enjoy some unique photo opportunities with cliffside views.
Day 13: Santorini (B)
Your last day in Santorini. You might consider visiting the famous village of Oia. Some enjoy the day by taking a donkey ride down from Oia to Ammoudi where they swim, eat and then return back to Oia to take in one of the world’s famous sunsets. Others explore Oia’s local souvenir shops or visit some of the local artists whose display their work of the landscape. What better way to end your stay in Greece, by dining at one of the local restaurants we recommend with those majestic views.
Day 14: Santorini / Athens / Home
Your Hellenic Holidays transfer representative will drive you to the airport for your short flight to Athens connecting to your flight home.
Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
Note: The itinerary we have created above is flexible and can be tailored along with the destinations and activities offered. It represents a sample of the many alternatives that we offer.
Single Rooms: On all itineraries, single rooms are available to book a supplement. Speak to your travel specialist for pricing.
Customize this Journey: If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor-Made Journey for you and your companion, please e-mail us or speak to your favorite travel professional.