Best Islands Of Greece - Ciconia Travel

Best Islands of Greece-Private

from $3000/per person

Journey through the gorgeous sights of Greece from Athens to Mykonos and Santorini over 10 days. Delve deep into history and mythology following the footsteps of ancient Athenians. Ferry the Aegean to meet the ‘island of the winds’ Mykonos and embrace its colourful culture, vibrant beaches, adorable villages and fancy clubs. Discover the fabulous beauty of Santorini town residing on the steep cliffs that ornament the most stunning sunsets. Uncover its incredible archaeological and natural treasures, beaches of red, black and white sand. Travel in comfort and style through the best of Greece whilst sampling the delicious cuisine and wine.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Greece
Starts in / Ends in
Athens / Athens
Departs on
Fridays
Hotel Rating
5 -4 Star Hotels
2 People Min.

Sight Visited

  • Athens
    Athens

    You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

  • Mykonos
    Mykonos

    Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!

  • Santorini
    Santorini

    The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.

ITINERARY

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Day 1: Athens
Meet the unparalleled cultural heritage of ancient Greece on an epic adventure in comfort and style.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the sophisticated and delicious Greek cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts.
  • Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel 5*
  • Optional Experiences: Group Dinner
  • Meals: No
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Day 2: Athens City Tour
Journey to the depths of ancient Greece as we embark on a comprehensive city tour of the cradle of western civilization with our expert guide. Soak in unique sights such as the world-famous Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and Agora, and follow the footsteps of Socrates and Plato. Visit historic sites as Hadrian’s Arch and commemorate the first ever modern Olympics of 1896. You will have personal leisure time in the afternoon to continue your in-depth discovery, stroll the modern vibrant squares, and savour the best local souvlaki or perhaps even ouzo.
  • Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Athens City Tour
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Day 3: Athens, Mykonos Ferry, Mykonos
Wake up to the beautiful view of Acropolis overlooking Athens and transfer to the bustling port of Piraeus for your ferry to Mykonos. Sailing the open seas on a comfortable Aegean ferry, approach the charming windmills and whitewashed houses covering the slopes surrounding the port. The famous island offers gorgeous towns of narrow cobbled streets, lively beach clubs, exquisite authentic dining and an endless nightlife. Checking into your hotel in the late afternoon, launch your discovery through the mazes of streets through stalls, shops, cafes and bars.
  • Hotel: San Marco Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Mykonos
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Day 4: Mykonos, Delos, Mykonos
You have a full day to make the best of Mykonos, enjoy one of its stylish seaside clubs or colourful party beaches, lose yourself purposefully among the labyrinthine streets uncovering its hidden gems. Start with an orientation walk with your guide around the main port to get your bearings – as navigating the narrow maze-like streets is no small feat. Our boat trip today to Delos island presents incredible ancient ruins at the ‘birthplace’ of the gods Apollo and Artemis. Inhabited since 3rd millennium BC, it is one of the most prized mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in all of Greece. In the evening, taste delicious local seafood and view the most stunning sunset over Little Venice. As you finish your tasteful wine, feel free to discover the rich nightlife of Mykonos.
  • Hotel: San Marco Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Key Highlights: Delos
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Day 5: Mykonos
Soak in the Aegean sun and the energizing beat at one of Mykonos’ famous beaches. Start learning your way around town and discover beautiful quaint villages scattered around the island. Hire a ride to create your personal itinerary and discover the diverse range of attractions in Mykonos. Find your favourite ice cream store and view a stunning sunset at Little Venice with the waves ascending beside colourful houses lined by the sea. Enjoy delicious seafood and a trendy bar at the seaside.
  • Hotel: San Marco Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Key Highlights: Little Venice
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Day 6: Mykonos, Santorini Ferry, Santorini
Bid farewell to the beautiful and crazy Mykonos and ferry to the gorgeous Santorini. Comfortably cruising the Aegean, approach the breath-taking view of steep cliffs and terraces of whitewashed houses. Santorini is blessed with a unique geology and nature, colourful beaches of volcanic sand, immense historical and cultural treasures, and a world-famous sunset. Stroll the vibrant town and soak in a scenery of a lifetime as blue churches and white houses unfold before you. Savour the excellent local wine and fine Greek dining.
  • Hotel: Splendour Resort Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Santorini
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Day 7: Santorini
Journey through the heart of the town on a walking tour with your guide. Uncover the bustling town centre, famous landmarks and the popular hotspots for the best views. Take a short boat trip to the crater and hot springs part of the volcano that gave Santorini its unique shape and features. In the afternoon at Oia village, watch the sun disappear in the blurred horizon between the sky and the sea from a pool atop the cliffs. Discover the diverse nightlife of Santorini with plentiful restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs.
  • Hotel: Splendour Resort Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Key Highlights: Santorini Sightseeing, Volcano Tour
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Day 8: Santorini
Freely discover the myriad of beautiful sights at Santorini that you couldn’t make the time for. You can hire quadbikes or motorcycles from a local provider to make it to the black or white beach in the South, then the Archaeological Museum of Thera before a refreshing stop; shape your journey as per your wishes. Visit prehistoric settlements; beaches of colourful sand and water sports; quaint villages, wineries and more. Sample the fine Greek cuisine and delightful local wine with astounding views over the village to cement your memories of Santorini.
  • Hotel: Splendour Resort Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Key Highlights: Quad Biking
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Day 9: Santorini, Athens Ferry, Athens
Wake up to the beautiful Santorini for a final breakfast on the island. Transfer to the port and ferry back to Athens in comfort with a book at hand. Arriving in late afternoon, spend your personal leisure time wisely to cherish your favourite sites or explore new hidden gems of the capital. Embrace the lively culture and nightlife of Athens and bid a proper farewell to Greece over dinner with friends and ouzo.
  • Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Farewell Dinner
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Day 10: Athens
Our marvellous Greece adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Make sure to bid farewell to newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!
  • Meals: Breakfast

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