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Greek Island Hopper 9-Night Amazing Itinerary

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Thank you for your interest in this popular Greek Island Hopper Itinerary. Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, the Greek Islands, the crystal clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…Greece appeals to everyone and on this trip you’ll experience all of this and more!

This popular itinerary is perfect for groups, families, couples or individuals and has many custom add-on options as well as free time to enjoy and experience the beauty, food, wine and culture of the Greek islands on your own. The moments and memories you make will be postcard perfect in these movie set style destinations. This trip can be customized including adding on a post trip excursion to see more of "Classical Greece" or famous Greek Montastarys on the on the mainland. Let's get started...

The many faces and sights of Greece
"It takes a lifetime to discover Greece but only an instant to fall in love with her" - Henry Miller

9-Night Greek Island Hopper Itinerary

Available April - October

Day 1 - ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Day 2 - ATHENS

Day 3 - ATHENS–PIRAEUS/RAFINA (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

Day 4 - MYKONOS

Day 5 - AT LEISURE ON MYKONOS

Day 6 - MYKONOS–SANTORINI

Day 7 - AT LEISURE ON SANTORINi

Day 8 - SANTORINI-ATHENS

Day 9 - DEPART ATHENS, GREECE

Day 1 - ARRIVE ATHENS

Welcome to Athens, Greece. One of the world's oldest cities and the capitol and largest city in Greece. Also the birthplace of the modern Olympics.

Day 2 - TOUR ATHENS

After breakfast enjoy a city tour to include the world-famous ACROPOLIS with its temples and shrines perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city and the site where Socrates taught.

Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek?

Day 3 - ATHENS–PIRAEUS/RAFINA (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

Meet your Trip Director and head for the port of Piraeus or Rafina this morning. Around 7:30 am, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos, where mythology’s Heracles defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you.

At a local restaurant this evening, sample local specialties, like louza loukaniko (sausage) and kopanisti (peppery goat cheese), then mingle with the locals at a quaint taverna or take a bus to the main square of Mando Mavrogenous. (B,D)

Day 4 – MYKONOS

The granite island of Mykonos is one of the most characteristic of the Cyclades and has retained its timeless beauty. Walk through the network of narrow streets and visit the CHURCH OF AGIA KIRIAKI, renowned for its beautiful icons. Stroll around the town’s waterfront in search of Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities and fantastic sunset.

Charming narrow streets and shops

Day 5 - AT LEISURE ON MYKONOS

A whole day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner on the waterfront. (B)

Great Dining

Day 6 - MYKONOS–SANTORINI

Today, board a high-speed EXPRESS FERRY and sail to Santorini (Thera), the stunning “Black Pearl of the Aegean” and, according to some, site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Greek meal. (B,D)

Day 7 – SANTORINI

Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the local atmosphere.

Later, maybe relax in one of the many cafés, or why not explore the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’ s most breathtaking panoramas and sunsets? (B)

Day 8 - AT LEISURE ON SANTORINI

Find your Bliss...Colorful sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous local wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today, or join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 9 - SANTORINI–ATHENS

Rise early to enjoy a final sunrise in Santorini. Enjoy time at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Athens. (B)

Day 10 – ATHENS- Departure

Sadly, your vacation ends with breakfast this morning before flying home but your memories will last forever. (B)

But Wait... There's more to see - Optional Post- Trip Add Ons:

Since your already gone 10 days why not consider a short 2-3 day extension to your trip while you’re here so see some of Classical Greece in the interior of the country including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Olympia, Delphi and visit the famous historic hilltop monasteries of Meteora featured in James Bond movies.

Ancient Delphi
Meteora

Pretty Amazing Right?

We hope you're excited about visiting Greece for the trip of a lifetime. This trip is perfect to celebrate a milestone event like a birthday, anniversary, family or school reunion, etc. Let's chat about how we can help you live your own "Greek Islands" story with you or your group. Let's make "Someday" today. Book early for best pricing and availability.

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Created with images by Hello Lightbulb - "Woman near a pool" • Andres Herrera - "untitled image" • H Fall - "The stairs to somewhere tranquil" • Alex Antoniadis - "Lost" • Robert Anasch - "untitled image" • Kamala Saraswathi - "Having lunch over looking the blue sea. Sunny and warm." • Michelle Woodson Howell - "Stunningly beautiful Santorini, Greece in the summer time." • Alex Blăjan - "untitled image" • Klāvs Taimiņš - "View to Mount Lycabettus, from Acropolis." • Puk Patrick - "Parthenon Temple at Athen, Greece" • spalla67 - "mykonos greece windmills" • Pascal Debrunner - "Angelokastro" • Theodoris Katis - "No description needed." • Eugene Chan - "untitled image" • Anna Gru - "untitled image" • George Tasios - "untitled image" • Victor Malyushev - "Ancient Delphi, Greece. Original file here (link to Dropbox): https://vk.cc/9ZGbpZ" • Anestiev - "nature outdoors mountain"