Athens and the Popular Cycladic Islands: Mykonos and Santorini

For a first-time Greece visitor, without a doubt the best idea for a 1-week tour is to combine Athens with two awesome islands. We have chosen the most popular Cycladic Islands for you: Mykonos and Santorini.

  • Iconic blue-domed churches and breathtaking sunsets create a picturesque and romantic ambiance in Santorini.
  • From its picturesque windmills, standing tall as sentinels, to its peculiar pelican inhabitants who wander the waterfront, Mykonos whispers tales of mythology and folklore.

This is a private tour and it can be customized just for you. We can add water sports or anything you're interested in, and we will adapt it to your schedule by making it when you want and as long as you want.

Days:

Price:

from US$2259 each(2 per room) *

Best For:

First-time visitors

Best Time:

Apr.-Jul./ Sep.- Oct.

Flights:

Domestic flights included, international on request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low tourist season: Apr, Oct.15 -Nov.10

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Day Highlights
1-2
Athens
Explore the Highlights of Athen including Acropolis
3-4
Mykonos
Discover the ancient ruins on the island of Delos with a boat tour
5-7
Santorini
Sunset in Oia, beaches and wine tasting
This is the best choice for Time-limited travellers. If you are looking for a compressed classic Greece vacation, I would be happy to help you out.
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Tour Highlights

Venture into the heart of Athens and let the majestic Acropolis unveil its unrivaled splendor.
Parthenon temple
Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
changing of the guard ceremony
Immerse yourself in the ancient world of Greek mythology and history at Delos.
delos
Immerse yourself in the flavors and aromas of Santorinian wines.
wine tasting
Enjoy the striking contrast of blue church domes and doors against white buildings on narrow alleys.
blue church domes
Capture a sunset in Oia Village, and be captivated by its changing colors and serene atmosphere.
sunset in Oia

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Greece tour for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Athens
  • Upon arrival at Athens Airport, you will be met by our local driver representative and transferred to your hotel in Athens.
  • The rest of the day is free for you to gain your own first impressions of this romantic city.
Day 2
Athens | Discover Athens' City Highlights
Temple of Olympian ZeusTemple of Olympian Zeus
  • Start with a visit to the city center, including the Hellenic Parliament in the Old Royal Palace, the National Library, and the Presidential Mansion. Watch the Evzones in their skirted uniform at Syntagma ('Constitution') Square and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier.
  • Before ascending to the Acropolis, you will explore Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Panathenaic Stadium, which is famed for holding the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
  • Then explore the ancient citadel — the Acropolis, which is home to several historied buildings and structures, including the Propylaea (ceremonial gateway), the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Athena Polias, and most famous of all, the Parthenon.
  • The day's highlights tour completes with a visit to the Acropolis Museum.
Day 3
Athens to Mykonos by Ferry | Free afternoon & evening
Little Venice on Mykonos island Little Venice on Mykonos island
  • Early in the morning, transfer to Piraeus port and take a ferry to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos where you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • With a free afternoon, you can begin to explore this famous Cycladic Island on your own, enjoying the beautiful beaches of Elia, Paradise, Super Paradise, and Psarou, the town's Cycladic architecture, and great nightlife.
Day 4
Mykonos | A Day Trip to Delos (join-in)
Delos RuinsDelos Ruins
  • Discover the ancient ruins on the island of Delos with a boat tour from Mykonos.
  • See sights like the house of Dionysus, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.
  • Step back in time as you stroll through the ruins of a Roman-era market.
Day 5
Mykonos to Santorini by Ferry | Free afternoon & evening
Fira townFira town sunset
  • Board the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. Upon arrival at the pier, you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • The rest of the day is open to your choice of sightseeing: enjoy the unique caldera views or take a walk to see Fira town with its beautiful whitewashed houses, narrow streets, and open-air cafés that hang on steep cliffs.
Day 6
Santorini| Discover the Magic of Santorini
sunset over Oia townSunset over Oia town
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Oia, with its charming blue-domed churches and breathtaking views of the Oia Caldera.
  • Visit the peaceful village of Megalochori, known for its neoclassical houses and traditional taverns.
  • Indulge in a wine-tasting experience at one of the island's renowned wineries, where you will taste four different varieties and learn about local wines.
  • Explore the ancient city of Akrotiri, one of the most important Bronze Age settlements in the Aegean.
  • Finally, relax and unwind at enchanting Perissa Black Sand Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seaside lunch.
Day 7
Santorini| Departure
  • We'll provide a transfer to Santorini airport for your flight to Athens for your connecting flight to your next destination.

Hand-picked Hotel

Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites

Price Includes

*Price from $2,259 per adult

*The price is based on two adults in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season (Apr.-Oct.15 -Nov.10). We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-gr-1)

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One-to-one consultancy
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Knowledgeable local guides
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Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Breakfasts and meals as listed
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Transportation as listed
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