Greece Island Hopping Tours

Greece tours take you to a country of phenomenal cultural, historical heritage, amazing coastlines and remarkable beauty. Greece has over 2,900 islands, innumerable beaches and over 200 days of sunshine per year, so it is no wonder it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. The islands that form the Cyclades sit in the middle of the Aegean Sea and are generally where most travellers tend to visit when in Greece. Each island is unique and offers flawless natural magnificence, history and adventure. From the vibrant town of Mykonos where you can weave through the whitewashed streets and discover ‘Little Venice’; to experiencing one of the most vivid and famous sunsets in the world in Santorini, to letting loose in the renowned party island of Ios...

Greece tours take you to a country of phenomenal cultural, historical heritage, amazing coastlines and remarkable beauty. Greece has over 2,900 islands, innumerable beaches and over 200 days of sunshine per year, so it is no wonder it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Our Greece Trips

Trip Style: Classic, Island Hopper

Best of Greece

10 Days

4.9

51 reviews

from

$2754

$1102

Trip Style: Classic, Island Hopper

Athens+3 Island Explorer

9 Days

4.9

31 reviews

from

$2369

$948

Trip Style: Discovery, Island Hopper

Athens+2 Island Explorer

7 Days

4.9

22 reviews

from

$2049

$820

Trip Style: Classic, Island Hopper

3 Island Explorer

7 Days

5

27 reviews

from

$1728

$691

Trip Style: Island Hopper, Short Break

2 Island Explorer

5 Days

4.7

11 reviews

from

$1393

$557

Trip Style: Discovery, Island Hopper

Mykonos to Athens

8 Days

4.9

12 reviews

from

$2113

$845

Trip Style: Island Hopper, Short Break

Santorini to Athens

6 Days

4.7

7 reviews

from

$1536

$614

Trip Style: Discovery, Overland

All About Balkans

12 Days

4.8

17 reviews

from

$2329

$932

Trip Style: In-Depth Explorer, Sailing

Greece & Turkey Discovered by Gulet

15 Days

new trip

No reviews yet

from

$3326

$2495

Greece Accommodation

Please find below the 4 & 3 Star hotels used on our Greece trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

PRESIDENT HOTEL
Athens
4 Star

Located in the center of Athens and 500 m from Panormou Metro Station, President Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a swimming pool.

ALEX HOTEL
Mykonos
4 Star

This hotel is centrally located in the Mykonos town, close to all restaurants, taverns and bars and beach of Mykonos, also offers an outdoor swimming pool to it’s guests.

NEW HAROULA HOTEL
Santorini
3 Star

New Haroula hotel is located in the centre of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The hotel offers an outdoor pool the rooms and a balcony overlooking the pool or the bougainvillea garden.

HERMES HOTEL
Ios
3 Star

Hermes Hotel is centrally located, only 700 meters away from the town, night clubs, bars are only stone's throw away, offers an outdoor swimming pool, and it’s also 7 minute walk to the beach.

HOMER'S INN HOTEL
Ios
3 Star

5 minute away from the port of Ios, very well located in the island,this modern hotel features an outside swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV.

Greece Sights Map

Greece Travel Guide

Due to Greece’s location, it is gifted with a relatively balmy climate. It has characteristic Mediterranean weather with scorching, dry summers and mild rainy winters. There are basically two seasons in Greece: hot and dry between April and September; mild and wet from October to March. Between the months of July and August is when the Greek Islands are swarmed with tourists as there is plenty of sunshine, blue skies, beach opportunities and swimming sessions. Temperatures around this time of year are in the mid to high 30’s during the day and hardly ever drop below 20°C in the evenings.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Greece and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece.
Greece is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a tourist visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements may change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
The culture of Greece has evolved over the years due to its location, the influence from other states and cultures and from the years of the various empires that ran the nation. In ancient times, Greece was the origin of Western culture and established many fields such as physics, geometry and biology. The Greeks are a friendly and curious bunch of people who are proud of their culture and speak of their country with passion. The religion that represents much of the popular is the Greek Orthodox Church and plays a vital part in everyday life for many Greek’s both in the villages and cities. Family, music, food, religion and traditions are the foremost mixtures of the culture in Greece and establish the centre for those travellers who wish to visit Greece.
The Greek diet is very Mediterranean and traditionally includes plenty of herbs, vegetables, meat and seafood. From street food to restaurant dining there are always plenty of delicious options when visiting Greece. Moussaka, calamari, dolmades, souvlaki and gyros are just a handful of local popular dishes that you’ll encounter whilst visiting Greece and the flavours of these will not disappoint. Local wine and beer are readily available along with Ouzo. Ouzo is a sweet, strong alcoholic drink that has a distinctive liquorice taste. This is the national drink which means no visit to Greece is complete without trying it.
From jewellery and bags to antique and collectors’ stores, Greece offers plenty of treasures for travellers looking for something special. Whilst on a Greece tour, you’ll encounter many markets and stalls, which present plenty of unique and different items. You will also come across high-end boutique stores and shopping malls, which sell plenty of expensive items and are home to major fashion names.
Easter: Easter is significantly the major occasion of the year in Greece, celebrated all over the country with fireworks, spit-roasted lamb and candlelit street parades. The first ceremony takes place on Easter Friday and finishes on Easter Sunday, and within this time plenty of feasting, ceremonies and celebration take place. The date of the Greek Orthodox Easter is harmonised to the Julian calendar which means it may not match up with the Catholic Easter. Apokries (Carnival Season): Aprokries occurs three weeks prior to Orthodox Easter and is a time of colourful parades, plenty of feasting, costume and masquerades and games for both young and old.  Greece’s carnival is one of the largest and utmost exciting in the Mediterranean with each town tending to have its own traditions and customs during Apokries.

Greece Tours - FAQ

Greece is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
The temperate climate of Greece allows travellers to enjoy this gorgeous country all-year-round. Summer is best in Greece, and Greece is best in Summer. It is one of the most popular countries of the Mediterranean for summer holidays. Spring and Autumn is great to avoid the crowds while enjoying the occasional sunny weeks and warm seas.
Complimentary wi-fi is available in many hotels, cafes and restaurants, however the quality of the connection may differ. You can also find internet cafes in the cities visited. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G.
If you come from another EU Country you may be able to use your phone without any additional roaming charges, please consult with your mobile provider. Coverage is generally quite good in Greece, however may be spotty on some small islands. Make sure to enable global roaming before leaving home to be able to use your mobile in Greece. 3G/4G is commonly available throughout the country, however may be unreliable in rural areas.
The currency in Greece is the Euro. A few examples of approximate prices:
  • Crepe: 1.50 EUR
  • Muffins, bagels: 0.30 - 2.00 EUR
  • Sandwiches: 2.50 EUR
  • Pies: 2.00 EUR
  • Corn: 2.00 EUR
  • Soft Ice Cream: 1.35 - 1.90 EUR
  • Nut Coco: 1.00 EUR
  • 500 ml water in vending machines: 0.35-0.50 EUR
Although it is usually safe to drink tap water in Athens and Thessaloniki, we would recommend to ask beforehand, especially on the islands. Alternatively, bottled water is commonly available. However, please consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, and reduce your use of plastic.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Greece. However, small shops and vendors may not accept cards, we would recommend to carry cash with you for such small purchases.
ATMs are commonly available in most towns of Greece. They can be easily found on the streets, hotel lobbies, restaurants, tavernas...
Airport transfer service isn't available in Greece. All our hotels are centrally located & easily accesible via public transport or taxi.
The welcome meeting will be held in the hotel lobby around 6pm with your group and guide. You can find the arrival information for Greece tours here. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail to inform you before the trip. Don't worry if you will miss the welcome meeting on Day 1 as some travellers arrive late in the day - just make sure to let us know in advance.
There is no pre or post tour accommodation available in Greece.
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options can be limited.
The currency of Greece is the Euro. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Greece, make sure to check if the tip is included in your bill at restaurants. Your tour guide will also be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at info@traveltalktours.com or +44 0208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
Yes, the tour price includes ferry tickets and transfers to/from the ports.

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best time to visit
Due to Greece’s location, it is gifted with a relatively balmy climate. It has characteristic Mediterranean weather with scorching, dry summers and mild rainy winters. There are basically two seasons in Greece: hot and dry between April and September; mild and wet from October to March. Between the months of July and August is when the Greek Islands are swarmed with tourists as there is plenty of sunshine, blue skies, beach opportunities and swimming sessions. Temperatures around this time of year are in the mid to high 30’s during the day and hardly ever drop below 20°C in the evenings.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel advice
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Greece and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Visas
Greece is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a tourist visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements may change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture
The culture of Greece has evolved over the years due to its location, the influence from other states and cultures and from the years of the various empires that ran the nation. In ancient times, Greece was the origin of Western culture and established many fields such as physics, geometry and biology. The Greeks are a friendly and curious bunch of people who are proud of their culture and speak of their country with passion. The religion that represents much of the popular is the Greek Orthodox Church and plays a vital part in everyday life for many Greek’s both in the villages and cities. Family, music, food, religion and traditions are the foremost mixtures of the culture in Greece and establish the centre for those travellers who wish to visit Greece.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking
The Greek diet is very Mediterranean and traditionally includes plenty of herbs, vegetables, meat and seafood. From street food to restaurant dining there are always plenty of delicious options when visiting Greece. Moussaka, calamari, dolmades, souvlaki and gyros are just a handful of local popular dishes that you’ll encounter whilst visiting Greece and the flavours of these will not disappoint. Local wine and beer are readily available along with Ouzo. Ouzo is a sweet, strong alcoholic drink that has a distinctive liquorice taste. This is the national drink which means no visit to Greece is complete without trying it.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping
From jewellery and bags to antique and collectors’ stores, Greece offers plenty of treasures for travellers looking for something special. Whilst on a Greece tour, you’ll encounter many markets and stalls, which present plenty of unique and different items. You will also come across high-end boutique stores and shopping malls, which sell plenty of expensive items and are home to major fashion names.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events
Easter: Easter is significantly the major occasion of the year in Greece, celebrated all over the country with fireworks, spit-roasted lamb and candlelit street parades. The first ceremony takes place on Easter Friday and finishes on Easter Sunday, and within this time plenty of feasting, ceremonies and celebration take place. The date of the Greek Orthodox Easter is harmonised to the Julian calendar which means it may not match up with the Catholic Easter. Apokries (Carnival Season): Aprokries occurs three weeks prior to Orthodox Easter and is a time of colourful parades, plenty of feasting, costume and masquerades and games for both young and old.  Greece’s carnival is one of the largest and utmost exciting in the Mediterranean with each town tending to have its own traditions and customs during Apokries.
HIGHLIGHTS
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.
HIGHLIGHTS
Santorini
The most beautiful sunset in the world... This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches.
HIGHLIGHTS
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’!
HIGHLIGHTS
Ios
The perfect place for sea, sun & party ! Don’t forget to visit the tomb of the famous Greek poet, Homer, before you get lost in the night.
ACCOMMODATION
Athens
PRESIDENT HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Mykonos
ALEX HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Santorini
NEW HAROULA HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Ios
HERMES HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Ios
HOMER'S INN HOTEL
3 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Greece?
Greece is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Greece?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Greece?
The temperate climate of Greece allows travellers to enjoy this gorgeous country all-year-round. Summer is best in Greece, and Greece is best in Summer. It is one of the most popular countries of the Mediterranean for summer holidays. Spring and Autumn is great to avoid the crowds while enjoying the occasional sunny weeks and warm seas.
F.A.Q.
What is the internet access like in Greece?
Complimentary wi-fi is available in many hotels, cafes and restaurants, however the quality of the connection may differ. You can also find internet cafes in the cities visited. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Greece?
If you come from another EU Country you may be able to use your phone without any additional roaming charges, please consult with your mobile provider. Coverage is generally quite good in Greece, however may be spotty on some small islands. Make sure to enable global roaming before leaving home to be able to use your mobile in Greece. 3G/4G is commonly available throughout the country, however may be unreliable in rural areas.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a…?
The currency in Greece is the Euro. A few examples of approximate prices:
  • Crepe: 1.50 EUR
  • Muffins, bagels: 0.30 - 2.00 EUR
  • Sandwiches: 2.50 EUR
  • Pies: 2.00 EUR
  • Corn: 2.00 EUR
  • Soft Ice Cream: 1.35 - 1.90 EUR
  • Nut Coco: 1.00 EUR
  • 500 ml water in vending machines: 0.35-0.50 EUR
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in Greece?
Although it is usually safe to drink tap water in Athens and Thessaloniki, we would recommend to ask beforehand, especially on the islands. Alternatively, bottled water is commonly available. However, please consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, and reduce your use of plastic.
F.A.Q.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Greece?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Greece. However, small shops and vendors may not accept cards, we would recommend to carry cash with you for such small purchases.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Greece?
ATMs are commonly available in most towns of Greece. They can be easily found on the streets, hotel lobbies, restaurants, tavernas...
F.A.Q.
Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange them?
Airport transfer service isn't available in Greece. All our hotels are centrally located & easily accesible via public transport or taxi.
F.A.Q.
Where is the welcome meeting on day 1 of my tour?
The welcome meeting will be held in the hotel lobby around 6pm with your group and guide. You can find the arrival information for Greece tours here. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail to inform you before the trip. Don't worry if you will miss the welcome meeting on Day 1 as some travellers arrive late in the day - just make sure to let us know in advance.
F.A.Q.
Can I book pre or post tour accommodation?
There is no pre or post tour accommodation available in Greece.
F.A.Q.
Do you have solo travellers on your tours?
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
F.A.Q.
I’m a solo passenger, do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
F.A.Q.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
F.A.Q.
Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options can be limited.
F.A.Q.
What currency should I bring?
The currency of Greece is the Euro. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.
F.A.Q.
Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to tip?
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Greece, make sure to check if the tip is included in your bill at restaurants. Your tour guide will also be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
F.A.Q.
What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at info@traveltalktours.com or +44 0208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
F.A.Q.
Are ferry tickets & transfers to/ from the ports included in the tour price?
Yes, the tour price includes ferry tickets and transfers to/from the ports.
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A Short Guide to Mykonos

A Short Guide to Mykonos

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5 Lesser Known Ancient Sites in Greece

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How to spend 24 hours in Athens

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