Athens+3 Island Explorer

from $1180/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 breathtaking Ios.

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! Meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join us for an optional group dinner to get to know your new travel mates.  
  • Included Activities: Welcome meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group dinner
  • Meals: No
2
Day 2: Athens
Let's start our tour in Greece's capital, Athens, which is one of the world's oldest cities with history spanning back over 3000 years and is considered the birthplace of Western Civilization. Take a step back in time and explore an amazing array of historical and cultural sites in our city tour including: the National Library, the Academy, Constitutional Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, and of course, the iconic Parthenon and Acropolis. The night is free for you to explore more of this incredible city.  
  • Included Activities: Athens city tour
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: Mykonos
Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and your fellow travellers to explore Mykonos town, and its white washed houses.  
  • Included Activities: Orientation walk in Mykonos
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Mykonos
The day is yours to soak up the sunshine, swim in the sea or chew through your memory card taking pics of cute windmills and quaint streets. Or discover the birthplace of Apollo by taking an optional tour to Delos Island. Tonight, hit the bars and restaurants and dance the night away!  
  • Optional Activities: Delos Island Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Mykonos, Santorini
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the town of Fira to get our bearings. See why the blue door houses, white church domes make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece. Santorini is formed from volcanic activity, and from the caldera witness the most epic sunset and breath-taking views.  
  • Included Activities: Orientation walk in Santorini
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
6
Day 6: Santorini
Today you will have free time. Relax on the red or black sand beaches, wander the streets and browse through the shops of the main town or take an optional quad biking tour. Explore the island's volcano and check out an active crater and hot springs on our optional volcano tour. The choices are endless!
  • Optional Activities: Volcano tour, Quad biking tour
7
Day 7: Santorini, Ios
Today we are taking to the seas, and heading towards to Ios. Get orientated on a tour around Ios and see its golden beaches and characteristic Aegean houses which are set on the hilltop. Tonight get amongst it, as we hit up the renowned party night life in the evening!  
  • Included Activities: Orientation walk in Ios
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
Day 8: Ios
Feeling a little under the weather from last nights antics? Nothing a gyros and a dip in the sea can't fix! It's a free day today so laze on the beach, roam the streets of the beautiful town of Chora or swoon over those awesome views.
  • Meals: Breakfast
9
Day 9: Ios
Our trip will end here (11:00am) in Ios. It's time to say goodbye to our new friends.  
Start
Price ($)
Sat 16 May 2020
$1180
Thu 21 May 2020
$1180
Sat 23 May 2020
$1180
Thu 28 May 2020
$1180
Sat 30 May 2020
$1180
Thu 4 Jun 2020
$1180
Sat 6 Jun 2020
$1180
Thu 11 Jun 2020
$1180
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$1180
Thu 18 Jun 2020
$1180
Sat 20 Jun 2020
$1180
Thu 25 Jun 2020
$1297
Sat 27 Jun 2020
$1297
Thu 2 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 4 Jul 2020
$1297
Thu 9 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$1297
Thu 16 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 18 Jul 2020
$1297
Thu 23 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$1297
Thu 30 Jul 2020
$1415
Sat 1 Aug 2020
$1415
Thu 6 Aug 2020
$1415
Sat 8 Aug 2020
$1415
Thu 13 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 15 Aug 2020
$1297
Thu 20 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$1297
Thu 27 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 29 Aug 2020
$1297
Thu 3 Sep 2020
$1180
Sat 5 Sep 2020
$1180
Thu 10 Sep 2020
$1180
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$1180
Thu 17 Sep 2020
$1180
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$1180
Thu 24 Sep 2020
$1180
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$1180
Thu 1 Oct 2020
$1180

The tour price covers 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?

  • 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

PRESIDENT HOTEL - ATHENS


The President Hotel Athens can be reached by Metro or Bus from Venizelos Airport. Metro closes by midnight, while Bus number X95 is available for 24 hours. The hotel located on Kifisias street, is walking distance away from Ambelokipi station reached by bus number X95. If you arrive by metro the distance from Ambelokipi station to the hotel is 700 meters, 6-8 minutes walking distance to the hotel.

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.

HERMES HOTEL - IOS


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

ARMODOROS HOTEL - IOS


This hotel is a famous one among the Ios hotels with it’s swimming pool and pool bar, it allows you to walk to the town and beach only in a few minutes.

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 2018. 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
5
Guide
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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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