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Ancient Ruins, Mykonos & Santorini

Greece in 11 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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The perfect trip for those looking to encounter both the legendary history of ancient Greece and the sublime beaches of the Greek Islands with stays in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini.

Trip Highlights

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    Acropolis of Athens
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    Delphi
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    Meteora
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    Mykonos
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    Santorini

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  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

Head to Greece to uncover the essence of Athens as you visit its ancient Acropolis and soak up the atmosphere of the capital's vibrant neighborhoods! Next, go island-hopping to discover the paradise beaches of Mykonos and the sublime sunsets of Santorini, two of the most sought-after Greek islands.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Ready to dive into the wonders of one of the greatest civilisations of all time and walk in the footsteps of the greats, from Socrates to Aristotle? Head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to Athens*, the Greek capital. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Athens

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Arrive at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy your first taste of Athens and rest after your flight. Discover Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district where you may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago or enjoy a spot of shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets. Overnight stay in Athens.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dorian Inn or similar
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1252 Reviews

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3rd Day: Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy an Athens Sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Begin in the center of the city, visit Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library.

On-route to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and a quick stop at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. During the Acropolis visit witness 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 you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era. Return to your hotel with the remainder of your day at leisure. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At the Athens Acropolis, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dorian Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

1252 Reviews

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Activities

included
Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

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4th Day: Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head for Delphi. On-route discover the cities via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus.

Arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site of the 4th-century-B.C. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the beautiful remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Next, depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalambaka.

Please note: At Delphi, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs and steep paths. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. During the excursion, travelers are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Estimated transfer distance from Athens to Kalambaka 375km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kaikis Hotel or similar
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171 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Delphi Archeological Site

Moderate

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5th Day: Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll visit the striking rock formation, Meteora, an incredibly unique scenery with ageless Monasteries protruding from the rocks. These priceless historical and religious treasures stand between sky and earth on the top of the cliffs. An incredible sight to behold.

In the afternoon return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see Leonida's Monument. Arrive in Athens early in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At Meteora, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and you will be required to climb a number of stairs in order to visit the monasteries. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. Modest dress is required to enter the monasteries of Meteora as it is a sacred place. This includes a long skirt (not trousers) and covered neckline/shoulders for women, and long trousers for men.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Estimated transfer distance from Kalambaka to Athens 375km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dorian Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

1252 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Meteora Monasteries

Moderate

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6th Day: Athens - Santorini

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Breakfast at the hotel*. In the morning transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini**. Upon arrival on the Island of Santorini, transfer to your hotel for check in.

In the afternoon enjoy a transfer to the town of Oia. With its cycladic architecture, famous blue domes and the white washed cave houses overlooking the volcano, it’s the jewel of Santorini. Enjoy free time to wander around the village, take in the stunning surroundings and be amazed by the incredible views and colors of the sunset. Overnight stay in Santorini.

*Please note: You may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast this morning due to the early departure time of the ferry to Santorini. However, you can request a "breakfast box" during check-in to take with you.

**Please note: You can upgrade your transfer with a high speed ferry for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary. It is not possible to upsell the upgrade during the journey, and it is only available up to 30 days before the travel date.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Iliada Hotel Santorini or similar
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288 Reviews

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Activities

included
Afternoon visit to Oia Village

Moderate

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7th Day: Santorini

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have the day to discover Santorini at your own pace. Why not relax in one of the cafe's while you watch the world go by or explore the volcanic surroundings of the island known worldwide as the 'island of romance'. To make sure you get the most out of your itinerary, why not enjoy one of our recommended optional excursions listed below*. Overnight stay in Santorini.

*Please note: Due to timings, you will only be able to enjoy one of the optional activities listed below, so please pick the one you prefer.

Optional Full Day Santorini Traditional Bus Tour: Walk through the maze-like settlement of Emporio, enjoy free time for lunch at the best-known black sand Perissa Beach. Head up Profitis Ilias Mountain, Santorini’s highest peak, to the hilltop village of Oia. Enter a Greek orthodox chapel and end the day with the magnificent sunset.

Optional Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Island Tour: Cruise around Santorini's volcanic islands on a traditional Greek boat. First, sail to Nea Kameni lava islet. Enjoy a guided walking tour to the crater of the active volcano. Enjoy the view of Santorini from this spectacular angle. Continue to Palea Kameni and dive into green sulfur thermal waters. Finally, enjoy free time for lunch in Thirassia.

Optional Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise: Sail towards the volcano and its sulfur waters on a traditional Greek boat. First, enjoy a guided walking tour to the crater of Santorini’s volcano. Take in the spectacular sights of the islands from above. Next, dive into the Aegean Sea, swim near the shores to find the volcanic sulfur waters to experience bathing in its warm therapeutic mud. As the sun sets over Oia, enjoy dinner and wine aboard the ship with the breathtaking views in the backdrop.

Optional Santorini Sunset Wine Tour: Learn about the island’s unique climate and volcanic soil at Gavalas Winery. Explore the beverage’s local history at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and admire the epic sunset. Continue with a private session of tasting at a winery by the sea. End your tour at the best place to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as you watch the sun dip into the sea.

Note: Most of the optional activities are available from May to September. For departures in April and October, we recommend purchasing them at the destination, as they are subject to availability and weather conditions.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Iliada Hotel Santorini or similar
tripadvisor rating

288 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full Day Santorini Traditional Bus Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Island Tour

Active

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Optional
Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise

Active

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Optional
Santorini Sunset Wine Tour

Light

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8th Day: Santorini - Mykonos

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Enjoy your early morning breakfast*, and at indicated time transfer to the port to catch your ferry to Mykonos**. This beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea is best known for its beaches and lively atmosphere.
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in.

The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy at your leisure and discover the island. We recommend a stroll around the capital town of Hora, a Cycladic maze brimming with trendy bars and restaurants. Overnight stay in Mykonos.

*Please note: You may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast this morning due to the early departure time of the ferry to Mykonos. However, you can request a "breakfast box" during check-in to take with you.

**Please note: You can upgrade your transfer with a high speed ferry for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary. It is not possible to upsell the upgrade during the journey, and it is only available up to 30 days before the travel date.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Alkistis or similar
tripadvisor rating

466 Reviews

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9th Day: Mykonos

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at your leisure and discover the magical island of Mykonos at your own pace. Why not do some sightseeing, explore the towns’ winding narrow streets, visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island, or enjoy a drink in Little Venice. We recommend an exciting excursion to the mythical island of Delos*.  Overnight stay in Mykonos.

*Optional Tour of Delos Island: A well-rounded tour of this beautiful and historically important island. Having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 b.C. Delos has kept many treasures from these times. Agora, an ancient marketplace, the famous terrace of the Naxos lions, the holy lake, the ancient living quarter and theater that will transport you to daily life back then. Visit and learn about The houses of Dionysos, Kleopatra, the Trident, the Masks and the Dolphins with their mosaics, all fantastic art experiences not to be missed. Note: Travelers must walk approximately 1 km from the parking area to the port to board the tour. Upon arrival, vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at the check-in counter located in the entrance cabin. Additionally, please be aware that the tour may be canceled due to weather conditions.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Alkistis or similar
tripadvisor rating

466 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Delos Island Tour

Moderate

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10th Day: Mykonos - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the port to catch your ferry to Athens*. Overnight stay in Athens.

*Please note: You can upgrade your transfer with a high speed ferry for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary. It is not possible to upsell the upgrade during the journey, and it is only available up to 30 days before the travel date.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dorian Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

1252 Reviews

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11th Day: Athens - US

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Breakfast at the hotel*. After an unforgettable journey through Greece's ancient sites and idyllic islands, it's time to bring your trip to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US**.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the next day.

Included activities

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Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved. A hat & sunscreen cream is recommended for UV protection.

Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Acropolis of Athens

Discover the real Athens on this emblematic tour! Visit the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, the city center, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, among other unmissable attractions.

Duration 04:45h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved as well as we advise to bring a hat and sunscreen. Reminder: These activities can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Visit to Delphi Archeological Site

Included activity for day 4 in Delphi

Head to Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival, visit the archaeological site, home to the Temple of Apollo and the Treasury of the Athenians.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Appropriate clothing will be required to enter the monasteries. For men, sleeveless tops and shorts over the knees are prohibited. For women, sleeveless tops, shorts or pants are prohibited—only skirts at the knees are allowed.

Visit to the Meteora Monasteries

Included activity for day 5 in Meteora

Established between the 12th and 16th centuries, visit up to two of these ancient sites and enjoy the amazing views across the Plain of Thessaly.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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It is necessary to climb a few steps on uneven terrain to reach the village of Oia from the parking slot.

Afternoon visit to Oia Village

Included activity for day 6 in Santorini

Enjoy free time to discover the picturesque village of Oia and witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Relish the beauty of the village’s architecture, its famous blue domes and white-washed cave houses.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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This tour is not suitable for babies, children under the age of 5 and people with reduced mobility or physical limitations as it requires a certain amount of walking with some sites only accessible on foot. Not wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Full Day Santorini Traditional Bus Tour

Suggested activity for day 7 in Santorini

Explore the island of Santorini in a day on a Bus Tour. Learn about the history of the island, admire the architecture of its traditional villages, encounter the volcanic beaches and experience Oia’s incredible sunset!

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:45 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Not wheelchair accessible. Due to uneven surfaces, this is not recommended for people with walking disabilities, in a wheelchair or stroller. Children must be with an adult. Infant seats unavailable. Life Jackets are given only in case of emergency.

Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Island Tour

Suggested activity for day 7 in Santorini

Cruise to the volcanic islands of Santorini's caldera region. Swim in hot springs, admire views from an active volcano and explore the typical village of Thirassia.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:20 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Not wheelchair accessible. Due to uneven surfaces, this is not recommended for people with walking disabilities, in a wheelchair or stroller. Children must be with an adult. Infant seats unavailable. Life Jackets are given only in case of emergency.

Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise

Suggested activity for day 7 in Santorini

Incredible sunset boat tour to encounter the most exciting places by sea. The Santorini volcano, Palia Kameni hot springs, sailing over underwater craters and viewing the sunset across from Oia.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Not wheelchair accessible. Minimum age to participate: 16 years old. Minimum drinking age: 18 years old.

Santorini Sunset Wine Tour

Suggested activity for day 7 in Santorini

Enjoy the island's select viniculture. Take an exclusive tour of two local wineries, taste around eight varieties of wine, before relaxing to watch the sunset, from the best viewpoint in Oia.

Duration 05:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Athens - US.
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Regular Speed Ferries Athens - Santorini - Mykonos - Athens on economy class.*
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  • Athens & Acropolis tour. Escorted tour to Delphi Archeological Site & Meteora Monasteries. Visit Oia Village at Sunset.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes*, tips, High-speed ferries and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*The Greek government has implemented the Climate Crisis Resilience Tax, calculated per room and per night. This varies according to the accommodation category and the time of year. It will be paid by guests upon arrival and directly at hotel check-in:

  • From March to October: €10 in 5-star hotels, €7 in 4-star hotels, and €3 in 3-star hotels.
  • From November to February: €4 in 5-star hotels, €3 in 4-star hotels, and €1.50 in 3-star hotels.
Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.


Important information regarding hotels: 
 
Hotel classification in Greece is not governed by the same standards as in other countries. Please take this into account when selecting your desired accommodation. If you're seeking a more comfortable experience, we recommend that you select hotels in the "Superior" category.
 
• We cannot guarantee rooms with a sea view in the Greek Islands.
• The group may be allocated in different hotels depending on group size and hotel availability.
• Beach chairs / sun loungers are not included.
• Triple rooms: Usually triple rooms in Greece will have a double bed/ two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed. We can't guarantee triple rooms with 3 beds of the same size.
• Please be aware that the WIFI connection in Greece tends to be very slow.
 
 
Important information regarding ferries: 
 
The ferries included in this itinerary are conventional ferries running at average speed such as Blue Star or Super Ferry. They should not be considered high speed nor super-fast ferries or fast ferries. 
 
The approximate duration of the included ferries are 7.30hs from Athens to Santorini, 2hs from Santorini to Mykonos and 5.30hs from Mykonos to Athens. 
 
*You will have the possibility to upgrade to high speed ferries to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. This upgrade, if you choose it, will be applied to all ferry transfers in the itinerary.
  
• In case of adverse conditions, there may be changes to the ferry timings and durations. 
• During the ferry journey, please be advised that unscheduled stops may occur at other islands. We recommend staying alert to announcements made via screens and speakers, ensuring readiness to disembark at the designated stop.
• During the ferry journey, passengers prone to motion sickness are advised to carry motion sickness pills for a more comfortable voyage.
• It is not possible to upgrade to a high-speed ferry during the journey, and the upsell service is only available up to 30 days before the travel date.
• It is crucial not to lose ferry tickets as they cannot be reprinted. In case of loss or misplacement, customers will need to repurchase them.
• Customers are not permitted to bring luggage into the seating area. Luggage must be placed in a designated luggage spot by customers. It is recommended to tag luggage to avoid confusion with other passengers. 
 
 
Important information regarding Activities: 
 
Due to timings, in Santorini you will only be able to enjoy one of the optional activities listed, so please pick the one you prefer.

• Most of the optional activities are available from May to September. For departures in April and October, we recommend purchasing them at the destination, as they are subject to availability and weather conditions.
• Some included activities can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.
 
 
Important Trip information: 
 
The order of the itinerary may differ depending on which day you arrive at the destination: 

Arrival at destination Monday / Tuesday / Thursday/ Saturday: Begin your trip with 2 nights in Athens, 1 night in Kalambaka and 1 night in Athens, following with the Island stays. 

Arrival at destination Wednesday / Friday / Sunday: Begin your trip with 1 night in Athens, 1 night in Kalambaka and 2 nights in Athens, following with the Island stays. 

Also, during national holiday, religious or official events your itinerary may vary and change its order. All the included visits will be carried out in any case. 

• We recommend taking cash in the local currency with you on this trip, as withdrawing cash at ATMs is not always possible or easy in Greece. City taxes must be paid in cash directly to the hotels.
• Due to the nature of the destination the terrain can be uneven at times, it may require you to walk on a rocky path, and up and down hills.
• For wheelchair users this trip is upon request and it is recommended to travel on a private basis, please contact us for further information.
  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Greek.

  • Electricity

    230 V. 50 Hz. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 02:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    www.visitgreece.gr

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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