Best of Greece

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Discover all Greece has to offer in this epic 10-day Best of Greece tour.

Experience the most popular islands, the amazing history of Athens and the Greek way of life. See where the ancient Greek gods were born and the ruins of their temples, then party till dawn in crazy Mykonos. Take an insta-worthy pic of the world’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini and explore the breathtaking Ios.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Greece
Starts in / Ends in
Athens / Athens
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
2 & 3 & 4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
25-30 people

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Spend 3 nights at the gorgeous Greek Capital, explore the immense history and the colourful neighbourhoods of Athens
  • Take a ferry fit for open seas and travel in comfort from Athens to the popular islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Ios.
  • Stay in hand-picked, comfortable hotels and feast on the delights of the Mediterranean cuisine every day.
  • Immerse youself in the island life, enjoy marvellous beaches and endless summer parties, discover the fascinating history and most importantly, relax and recharge!
  • Follow your guide on orientation walks on each island to learn about the best beaches, sights & locales as well as their hidden gems.
  • Soak up the sunshine at the infamous Paradise Beach in Mykonos sipping cocktails and partying till sun down.
  • Shape your holiday with options for visiting the incredible ruins on Delos Island (near Mykonos), quad biking and taking a boat trip to Santorini’s volcano.

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

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Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Greece! Meet in the lobby around 6:00pm 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.
  • Accommodation
    The President Hotel - 4 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
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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.
  • Accommodation
    The President Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Athens City Tour
  • Entrance Fees
    Acropolis - EUR 20
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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.
  • Accommodation
    Alex Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
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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!
  • Accommodation
    Alex Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Optional Activities
    Delos Island Tour - EUR 50
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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.
  • Accommodation
    New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Orientation Walk in Santorini
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Day 6: Santorini
We’ve got a free day today. 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 in our optional volcano tour. The choices are endless!
  • Accommodation
    New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Optional Activities
    Quad Biking - EUR 35
    Volcano Tour - EUR 20
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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!
  • Accommodation
    Hermes Hotel - 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Orientation Walk in Ios
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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.
  • Accommodation
    Hermes Hotel - 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
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Day 9: Ios, Athens
Raise the anchor, today we are departing by ferry for our final stop, Athens. Tick off any last minute sightseeing and soak up all that Greece has to offer.
  • Accommodation
    The President Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
10
Day 10: Athens
Our trip will end here (11:00am) in Athens. Fill up on your last breakfast with the Travel Talk crew and say goodbye to your new friends.
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast

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The tour price covers 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?

  • 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.

ATHINAIS HOTEL - ATHENS


ASTOR HOTEL - ATHENS


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.

SUNRISE HOTEL - IOS


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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Diana Coelho

Amazing Trip! Went as a solo traveler and made friends easily. Accommodations were great! Breathtaking views in both Mykonos and Ios hotels. All hotels had AC. Showers had good water pressure and no shortage of hot water. The cost of the trip was fair. Would have liked more things included for the price we paid. Perhaps have 1 dinner included or entry to the acropolis. Our tour guide, Stefanos, was amazing!! He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly the must see’s in every place.He took care of the group and made sure everyone was safe every night! If your tour guide is Stefanos, you will not be disappointed! His humour, stories, and passion for the greek culture makes this tour unforgettable. I highly recommend this tour. It is a good mix of scheduled activities and free time. You will not regret it!!

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Amy Diamond

Once again a great Travel Talk tour! I’ve nearly done them all!! Kostas is a very passionate guide and will do anything for his guests, great guy great guide! Thanks guys!

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Roger Liu

Kostas, our tour guide was a very friendly, helpful & responsible man who attended to our every need. I’ve had a great time on the tour. Thank you Kostas for everything.

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Michelle Bates

Thanks Lydia for a fantastic tour. I had a fantastic week my favourite day was quad biking all over Santorini. Thank you also for helping me to make Lauren’s birthday unforgettable by organising a cake. <3

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Emily Schultz

Really enjoyed the tour! All of the people on the trip were great! Kostas (tour guide) was also very good! Really helped me feel safe while travelling & I feel like I got to see & experienced a lot.

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De Yun He

Kostas is a sweetheart! He has gone above and beyond to ensure everyone is well looked after, comfortable and most importantly having an amazing time on this trip. I have no doubt that whoever gets Kostas as a guide is very fortunate! Thank you Kostas for everything on this tour! You’re amazing human being and a tour guide!!

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Taylor McCormack

Kostas is the greatest tour guide I have has! His attitude towards all of us was superb and her was very caring and thoughtful. 10/10

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R. Scully

Easy going, relaxed, great & very informative tour leader. Very satisfied with the tour.

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M. Byron

Basil was a great tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable.

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B. Falloon

Great tour! Managed to do so much in a short amount of time. Great leader! Fantastic time – Thank you.

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TOP REVIEWS

  • Best of Greece

    Amazing Trip! Went as a solo traveler and made friends easily. Accommodations were great! Breathtaking views in both Mykonos and Ios hotels. All hotels had AC. Showers had good water pressure and no shortage of hot water. The cost of the trip was fair. Would have liked more things included for the price we paid. Perhaps have 1 dinner included or entry to the acropolis. Our tour guide, Stefanos, was amazing!! He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly the must see's in every place.He took care of the group and made sure everyone was safe every night! If your tour guide is Stefanos, you will not be disappointed! His humour, stories, and passion for the greek culture makes this tour unforgettable. I highly recommend this tour. It is a good mix of scheduled activities and free time. You will not regret it!!

    Diana Coelho
  • Best of Greece

    Once again a great Travel Talk tour! I’ve nearly done them all!! Kostas is a very passionate guide and will do anything for his guests, great guy great guide! Thanks guys!

    Amy Diamond
  • Best of Greece

    Kostas, our tour guide was a very friendly, helpful & responsible man who attended to our every need. I’ve had a great time on the tour. Thank you Kostas for everything.

    Roger Liu

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