Athens+3 Island Explorer

$736/per person

Start your 9 day, once in a lifetime experience in Athens, a world capital of cultural and historical heritage before you hit the water to relax and unwind on some of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Party till dawn in Mykonos, get lost in the maze of streets; watch the World’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini after a long day of swimming and end your tour in breath-taking Ios, a joy to behold.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
Greece
Starts in / Ends in
Athens / Ios
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
2 & 3 & 4 Star
25-30 people

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.

  • Ios
    Ios

    The perfect place for sea, sun & party type of holiday! Don’t forget to visit the tomb of the famous Greek poet, Homer, before you get lost in the night.

  • 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

1
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Greece! We meet at 7pm in the lobby for a fast and informal meeting where you will be given some country information and explained how the week is going to unfold. There is an optional group dinner tonight to get to know the rest of the group.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
2
Day 2: Athens
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece; it is one of the world’s oldest cities with history spanning back over 3,400 years and is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The cultural and historical heritage is still evident in the city today and represented by all of the ancient monuments and works of art. Our tour will take you to many of these sites, including the National Library, the Academy, The Constitution Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, Parthenon and Acropolis to name a few. The night is yours free to explore more of this incredible city.
  • Included Activities; Athens City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
3
Day 3: Mykonos
We make an early start as we catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, after meeting with your tour leader and other travellers, you will have an info meeting. Later, there will be a brief orientation walk, where you will be given some tips to explore the rest of the island on your own. It is no coincidence that this is the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.
  • Included Activities; Orientation walk in Mykonos
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Mykonos
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with the fishing boats bobbing side by side with the luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore.
  • Optional Activities ; Delos Island Tour
  • Meals ; Breakfast
5
Day 5: Mykonos, Santorini
Departing from Mykonos with a ferry and heading for Santorini, an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch breath-taking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. Being one of the major tourist attractions of Europe with its marvellous climate and perfect observation conditions, Santorini will offer you a wild beauty created from the volcano that lies in the middle of the bay.
  • Included Activities; Orientation walk in Santorini
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
6
Day 6: Santorini
Today you will have free time to explore the island.
  • Optional Activities ; Volcano Tour, Quad Biking Tour
7
Day 7: Santorini, Ios
Early this morning we take the ferry again and start sailing to Ios, a famous tourist destination. Visitors come here for its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. It is well known as the party island with the lively atmosphere and the endless fun. The capital is built at the point where the ancient city was, where white houses unfold and its windmills and narrow small roads can be seen on the hill tops. A great party night is waiting for us.
  • Included Activities; Orientation walk in Ios
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Ios
A lazy day is waiting for us in Ios today. You have a free day.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Ios
Our trip will end here (11:00am) in Ios. We say goodbye to our new friends. 
Start
Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

2 & 3 & 4 star hotels

Meals

8 breakfasts

Transportation

Economy class ferry

Transfers

Transfers from the island ports to the hotels and from hotels to the island ports

Tour Leader

Services of experienced Travel Talk tour leader

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

ARION HOTEL - ATHENS


This contemporary, centrally located hotel is situated 2 minute walk-away from Monastiraki Metro Station. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with minibar, satellite TV and hairdryer.

ALEX HOTEL - MYKONOS


This hotel is located in Tourlos area, very close to central Mykonos, offers an outdoor swimming pool and wi-fi all around the hotel.

NEW HAROULA HOTEL - SANTORINI


New Haroula hotel is located in the centre of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and free access to Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fridge, satellite TV and a balcony overlooking the pool or the bougainvillea garden.

HOMER'S INN HOTEL - IOS


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

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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Value for Money
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Joanna Henderson

Quad bike optional was amazing in Santorini – would definitely recommend! Lydia was great – always willing to do what she can to make our experiences better. I had to leave a day early and she was fantastic in helping me book ferries/ hotel etc.

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Camilla Garcia

Kostas is the best guide ever! He was friendly, professional, reliable during all tour. thanks!

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Samantha Jones

Kostas went above and beyond – he had everyone’s best interests in mind and was a lot of fun!! Give him a pay rise!

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S. O’Neill

We had a great trip. The group were all like-minded & it was perfect! Vicky did a great job. Thanks!

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S. Kay

Awesome time. Great tour leaders.

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P. Shen

Well planned tours and great rates. Basil was a great tour leader and I appreciated his attentiveness, professionalism and sense of humour.

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N. Morrison

Basil was a fantastic tour leader, very informative and showed us all the highlights of every island we went to, including Athens!

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M. Hawkes

Very good tour – value for money. Basil was a brilliant tour leader. Everyone had a great time.

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B. Hasson

Our tour was really topped off by having such a flexible & friendly tour guide. He always made sure everyone knew what was going on and happy. He made a real effort to make sure people of the group got to see what they wanted.

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V. Tannous

Found both tour guides very helpful, they went out of their way each day to ensure everyone was happy + sightseeing.

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