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Greek Island Explorer

10 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

This CostSaver trip takes in Athens, the Acropolis and Hadrian's Arch, plus the islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

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Greek Island Explorer

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    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
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      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances.
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Start your Aegean adventure in ancient Athens before settling into laid-back island life on vibrant Mykonos and Santorini's dramatic volcanic landscape, where you will have days to explore their secret coves, tiny cobbled streets and seaside cafés.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: CGIH

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 9 Buffet breakfasts

      • 2 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece
        • Athens
          Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian's Arch

        • Mykonos
          Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities

        • Santorini
          Orientation of the town of Fira with a walk to enjoy the views over the caldera. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 Buffet breakfasts

        • 2 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Mykonos, Greece
        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Greek Island Explorer

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting.

      Hotel
      Zafolia/Titania/President

      2. Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. View the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. This evening savour local Greek specialities at one of the city's excellent restaurants.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights)

      Transfer to Piraeus and board the Aegean ferry. Your first stop is Mykonos, popular with the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. Spend the rest of the day exploring this magical island. Houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with splashes of sky blue and jade green bringing colour to door frames and window shutters, many of which are overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. Dinner is included tonight. Afterwards you might like to experience the island's vibrant nightlife.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Alkistis/Kamari/Vienoulas Garden

      4. Mykonos Free Time

      Experience the delights of Mykonos, around 9,000 people inhabit this rugged mass of granite. One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, Mykonos is known for its beaches and diverse nightlife but manages to retain a strong indigenous identity despite its popularity. If you want to see the quieter side of the island, explore narrow winding alleys full of tempting boutiques in the labyrinth of the old town.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      5. Mykonos Free Time

      Today is free for you to wander round Little Venice on the east side of the harbour or consider a sightseeing experience to the nearby sacred island of Delos, a charming island and the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Visit the Archaeological Museum or Aegean Maritime Museum displaying ancient and nautical artifacts relating to the island's seafaring heritage. Enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant and don't miss the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the sparkling sea.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      6. Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights)

      Your holiday continues with a ferry ride south across the Aegean to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three nights. You are met at the port and transferred to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. After check-in, explore Santorini, also known as Thira, which is comprised of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands and is all that remains after one of the world's largest volcanic eruptions. This created a caldera whose multi-coloured walls are spectacular and it's the islands physical beauty that, along with a dynamic nightlife, makes it one of Europe's most desirable destinations. This evening join your fellow travellers for an included dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Kamari Beach/Melina/Rose Bay/Okeanis Beach

      7. Santorini Free Time

      There are plenty of things to do in Santorini and you have two full days to enjoy this picturesque island. Relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches. Consider a cruise to explore the volcano and swim in the hot springs. Visit the island's museums or take a tour of a traditional winery and sample the grape variety unique to Santorini.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      8. Santorini Free Time

      Enjoy another full free day on this picturesque island. Santorini has an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine, including Greek specialities. And don't miss the sunsets for which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island, which offers an uninterrupted view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      9. Santorini – Athens

      Today take the high-speed ferry back to Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival at the port of Piraeus, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. Enjoy some last minute sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or simply relax and reflect on your amazing journey. This evening you might like to join your travelling companions for a celebration dinner - there are plenty of restaurants, tavernas and open air cafés in the colourful Plaka area with street musicians playing traditional Greek music.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Zafolia/Titania/President

      10. Depart Athens

      This morning, after breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to Greece and your new found friends at the end of your wonderful Greek Island holiday. Transfers are available to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece
        • Athens
          Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian's Arch

        • Mykonos
          Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities

        • Santorini
          Orientation of the town of Fira with a walk to enjoy the views over the caldera. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 Buffet breakfasts

        • 2 Three course dinners


      $name

      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Mykonos, Greece
        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 125 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The tour was great and well organized. The sites and excursions highlighted all the history and important landmarks of Athens and the Greek Islands. 10 days was an adequate amount of time to explore and relax. You don't feel pressured or rushed. Our beachfront hotels in Mykonos

      • Trip:

        Service:

        This was my first time traveling with Trafalgar and I was very impressed! Our tour guide Simone Testa was amazing , friendly, helpfully and all around great! I can’t wait to travel again with Trafaglar! Thank you for this experience!

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Quality and location of accommodation was great in Athens, Mykonos & SantoriniProduct : All good - however I suggest that you advise future customers of the many steps on Santorini and Mykonos.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Our tour director was friendly and helpful. She always ensured that our trips were well coordinated and was very accommodating to our needs (e.g. when we needed to change rooms in Mykonos to a lower level because the flight of stairs was challenging for me mum). I would recommend

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Our whole tour was well organised and everything ran very smoothly. Our tour guide, Moraig, went out of her way to help everyone on the tour and gave individual attention to all. I would consider doing another Trafalgar tour again.Product : If there was a tour option to also

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