Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Island Hopping Package

Operates: Daily in summer
Duration: 10 nights / 11 days
Visit: Athens – Mykonos – Naxos – Santorini – Athens
Includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Athens
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Mykonos
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Naxos
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Santorini
  • All transfers in Athens on a private basis, transfers on the islands by shuttle bus
  • Half-day organized coach tour to Delos including return transfers
  • Full day Volcano tour on Santorini (excluding entrance fee to Volcano)
  • Ferry tickets (economy class): Athens – Mykonos (07:30-12:45)
  • Hydrofoil tickets (economy class):  Mykonos – Naxos (13:35-14:50), Naxos – Santorini (14:55-16:20), Santorini – Athens (12:15-16:55)
  • All local taxes and service fees except for the Accommodation Tax
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=breakfast)
Excludes:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips
  • Optional tours, excursions, and activities
  • Greek Accommodation Tax – to be paid on the spot (approx. Euro 1.50 – 4.00 per room per night)
Notes:
  • The tour operates with a minimum of  2 persons.
  • Ferry and hydrofoil times are approximate and subject to change.
Accommodation:

Accommodation used (or similar):

3* Package Hotels:

  • Athens: Museum Hotel
  • Mykonos: Kamari Hotel Mykonos
  • Naxos: Grotta Hotel
  • Santorini: Kamari Beach Hotel Santorini

4* Package Hotels:

  • Athens: Polis Grand Hotel Athens
  • Mykonos: Petinos Hotel Mykonos
  • Naxos: Astir of Naxos Hotel
  • Santorini: El Greco Hotel

Full Itinerary

Day 1:  ATHENS On arrival at Athens airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight:  Athens

Day 2:  ATHENS – MYKONOS
You will be collected at your hotel and transferred to the port for your ferry to Mykonos (approx. 6 hours). After arriving on Mykonos, Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island and a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight:  Mykonos  (B)

Day 3:  MYKONOS
After breakfast you will be transferred to the port for your organized tour to Delos. Sail to the small island of Delos on a caique (a small Mediterranean sailing boat). The island may be small but it is home to numerous impressive monuments and is heralded as the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Due to its religious significance a decision was made to purify the island and all remains of the dead were removed from it. It was also decided that from then on no one should be born or die on the island so that no one tried to claim it as an inheritance. As a result of this the island had no indigenous community and ended up uninhabited unlike the other important Cycladic islands. After you return from the excursion you will be transferred to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight:  Mykonos  (B)

Day 4:  MYKONOS
Today will be entirely at leisure to discover and enjoy what Mykonos has to offer you. Enjoy the beach, the sun and the fun of this unique island. One of the most famous destinations worldwide and a favourite holiday spot of the jet set, Mykonos is extremely beautiful and well known for its bare hills, the amazing sandy beaches, the white country chapels and the Cycladic architecture.
Overnight:  Mykonos  (B)

Day 5:  MYKONOS – NAXOS
You will be collected at your hotel and transferred to the port, for the ferry to Naxos. After being transferred to the hotel on arrival you will have the rest of the day leisure.
Overnight:  Naxos  (B)

Day 6:  NAXOS
Naxos is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades with impressively high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges and stunning seascapes. You will also find traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land. Nàxos is also an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles coexisting harmoniously with Cycladic cubic houses. Today is entirely at your leisure to experience and explore this beautiful island.
Overnight: Naxos  (B)

Day 7:  NAXOS – SANTORINI
You will be collected at your hotel and transferred to the port, for the ferry to Santorini. On arrival on Santorini, the volcanic highlight of the Cyclades, you will be transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight:  Santorini  (B)

Day 8:  SANTORINI
After breakfast you will be going on a full day organized tour that will visit the Volcano, some hot springs, Thirassia, and end with a view of the sunset on Oia. After being picked up from one of the designated pick-up points (information to be provided the night before) and transferred to Athinios port you will start this tour sailing on a traditional caique (Mediterranean sailing boat). The first stop is on the islet of Nea Kameni which is the Volcano of Santorini itself. You will have an opportunity to climb to the top of the crater of this active but currently dormant Volcano (entrance fee not included). Next sail to Palea Kameni, home to some natural hot springs formed by the numerous volcanic eruptions in the area over the centuries. A short stop will be made allowing for an opportunity to go for a swim in the warm yellow-green waters which are claimed to have healing properties. Then dock at Thirassia, the second largest island of the Caldera opposite Santorini but much quieter and unaffected by the large number of tourists. Continue to Ammoudi from where stairs lead up to Oia village (transport by donkey possible). Explore the traditional settlement of Oia with its unique blend of large Venetian houses and small cave homes before ending the tour viewing the famous sunset. After experiencing the sunset you will return to your hotel.
Overnight:  Santorini  (B)

Day 9:  SANTORINI
Your second day in Santorini will be at your leisure to locate and explore the highlights that most interest you. Cousteau looked for the lost city of Atlantis on Santorini. The present-day shape of the island is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times feeding the myth of the lost Atlantis. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion dating back 3,600 years and which created the current geological caldera and some of the surrounding islands. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.

There is much left to see. One could walk the busy streets of Fira, Santorini’s capital, or visit Pyrgos offering the best panoramic view of the island. Or discover what any of the numerous smaller settlements still has to offer as you wander their narrow cobblestone streets and admire the little white chapels, the cave white houses and the blue windows which have come to act as romantic symbols of the island.
Overnight: Santorini  (B)

Day 10:  SANTORINI – ATHENS
You will be collected at your hotel and transferred to the port, for your ferry to Athens. On arrival at the port, you will be transferred to your hotel and have the remainder of the day your leisure.
Overnight: Athens  (B)

Day 11:  ATHENS
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Athens Airport.  (B)

Rates

ATHENS, MYKONOS, NAXOS & SANTORINI ISLAND HOPPING

– Min.2 pass.

11 Days
10 Nights

Currency Per Person Sharing Single Room Supplement
3* Package        
1 – 14 May & 1 – 14 Oct 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 153 391
15 May – 20 Jun & 15 – 30 Sep 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 286 511
21 Jun – 5 Jul & 27 Aug – 14 Sep 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 489 663
6 Jul – 26 Aug 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 730 877
15 – 31 Oct 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 140 375
4* Package        
1 – 20 Apr 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 203 528
21 Apr – 15 May 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 395 691
16 – 27 May 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 498 796
28 May – 30 Jun & 27 Aug – 15 Sep 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 721 1 001
1 – 16 Jul 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 733 1 006
17 Jul – 26 Aug 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 904 1 138
16 – 30 Sep 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 561 852
1 – 15 Oct 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 457 750
16 – 31 Oct 2019 from: Athens – Athens EUR 1 225 548

Includes: Arrival and departure airport transfers in Athens; 10 nights’ accommodation; transportation and ferries as per itinerary; organized Delos tour; Santorini Volcano tour; meals as indicated.

Excludes: Greek Accommodation Tax – to be paid on the spot (approx. Euro 1.50 – 4.00 per room per night)

Note: Single room supplement applies to the third person sharing wanting a single room.  Contact us for rates for one person travelling on their own.

Rate applies to arrival date and will not be calculated pro rata over the stay.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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