Best of Greece

$809/per person

No time frame is long enough to enjoy the beautiful Hellenic Republic, but in 10 days you can experience the most popular islands, the amazing history of Athens and absorb the Aegean Culture’s core. Discover all Greece has to offer, see where ancient Greek gods were born and the ruins of their temples, then party till dawn in crazy Mykonos, let the World’s most beautiful sunset fascinate you in Santorini and explore the breath-taking Ios.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Greece
Starts in / Ends in
Athens / Athens
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 6pm 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
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
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, Athens
Today we take the ferry and depart for Athens. We arrive to Athens around 23:15pm.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
10
Day 10: Athens
Our trip will end here (11:00am) in Athens. We say goodbye to our new friends.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)

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

Accommodation

2 & 3 & 4 star hotels

Meals

9 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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B. Fulton

Tour leader was wonderful, very friendly and easy to talk to.

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A. Hill

Affordable and fun. Kiki was great!!! We loved her and would do another tour with her. She knows everything.

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M. Hrysza

Really enjoyed our tour leader and structure of the tour.

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N. Medder

Tour leader is amazing, very well informed and takes us to great places. It’s been a blast.

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P. Johnson

I feel as though our trip would not have been so smooth if we went alone. Having Kyriaki suggest restaurants and activities saved us a lot of time.

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P. Chong

I would recommend Travel Talk to as the price is fairly reasonable and the flexibility of the tour to do what we want most of the time. Great tour and fabulous tour guide! Group size wasn’t overly big which was nice and really enjoyed the tour over all. I will definitely do another Travel Talk tour again.

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B. V. Beek

Easy going, relaxing holiday. Lots of sights and generally good people with good vibe.

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G. Meehan

I had a fantastic time. Kyriaki and Alex were such great tour leaders, so helpful and friendly and really made the tour amazing.

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H. Edmumdson

Great value for money and awesome tour leaders. Thanks for enabling us to have one of the best experiences in Greece, will definitely come back.

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K. Baluch

Great people and best travel leader. Basil is an amazing tour leader and would recommend him to everyone and come back to Travel Talk.

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