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Greek Islands Tours

By Viator, May 2014

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Some people spend their whole lives exploring the Greek Islands. Dramatic rocky landscapes, white sand beaches, even whiter villages, crystal clear waters, town squares where you can spend the evening at outdoor restaurants caressed by warm Aegean breezes. Really, what's not to like?

Here are four of our favorite best Greek Island escapes.

Near the mainland but a long way from stress, charming Spetses shows off its rich maritime heritage with stately merchants' mansions and the Old Harbor, busy with bobbing yachts and fishing boats. Relax on pines-scented beaches on one of the island's many coves.

Then again, if your idea of an island getaway involves sunbaking all day and dancing all night, Mykonos is the island for you. Over a couple of days or longer, soak up rays with Europe's beautiful people on stunning beaches like Elia and Paradise before heading back to Mykonos Old Town to catch the sunset from one of the Little Venice bars perched right on the water. Everyone eats late and parties even later, but you can always recover on the beach the next day! If all that hedonism is too much, see one of the most extensive ancient Greek ruins anywhere on nearby Delos.

For many people, Santorini is the ultimate Greek island, with its haunting volcanic landscape, cliff-hugging towns and gorgeous whitewashed, blue-domed churches. Beaches come in red, white and black, the sunsets in a range of colors which will take your breath away. Come for two days to see why this is such a celebrity magnet, or stay for four days and feel like a VIP yourself.

Of course history buffs have more than enough to occupy them in Greece. The island of Rhodes is covered in antiquities and later architectural treasures. Rhodes has its own Acropolis and other ancient glories like a stadium and theater, but the island was even more of a powerhouse in the Middle Ages, and it boasts the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Or escape civilization - ancient or modern - and tour the natural splendor of Crete’s Samaria Gorge, the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.

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Santorini Volcano Cruise Including Hot Springs, Thirasia and Optional Oia Sunset

3 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini to Nea Kameni volcano and the nearby island of Thirasia on a 7-hour excursion! After ogling the Greek island vistas from the water, ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 7-9 hours

From USD $77.96

Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit and Wine Tasting

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini to a winery, enjoy free time at Nea Kameni volcano, languish in the hot springs, and watch the sun fade over the island on a sunset ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.95

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 385 Reviews

Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.63

3-Night Santorini Tour from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Santorini, also known as the ‘black pearl of the Aegean,’ is easily one of the most spectacular Greek islands! Enjoy three nights on the poster-child island to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $609.06

2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 35 Reviews

Stay overnight on the gorgeous Greek island of Santorini where sweeping sand beaches, volcanic vistas and pretty whitewashed villages await! The trip is ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days

From USD $285.85

2-Day Mykonos Experience from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Kick back and relax on an overnight trip to Mykonos, an idyllic Greek island with a reputation as the Aegean party capital! Relax by the beach, discover rustic ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

From USD $259.86

7-Night Aegean Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise from Athens

Soak up the splendor of the Aegean Greek Islands and Turkey’s so-called Turquoise Coast on this unforgettable 7-night independent cruise from Athens! Cruising ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $2,421.00

4-Day Mykonos Excursion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy all Mykonos has to offer, from beautiful sandy beaches to archaeological wonders to the extravagant nightlife!

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $735.74

4-Day Spetses Excursion

Spetses, the Diamond of the Saronic Gulf has a rich history and an air of grandeur from days gone by. Explore the old harbour and the islands many beaches at ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 Days

From USD $438.52

Crete Island Day Trip: Chrissi or Gramvousa

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Kick back and relax on a tiny sun-kissed island on this full-day trip from Crete! Starting from one of two locations – west Crete or east Crete – you’ll visit ...  Read more

Location: Crete, Greece
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.01

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