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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  5 days (approx.)
Go island hopping in Greece on an unforgettable 5-day independent tour from Athens, taking in the islands of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini. In between ferry cruises from one island to the next, enjoy free time to soak up the islands’ seductive scenery: lazing on beaches, exploring whitewashed towns and basking under the blazing sun – sunglasses are a necessity in this part of Greece, not just a fashion statement! Enjoy 3- or 5-star hotel accommodation on the islands, with overnight stays in Syros and Mykonos, followed by two nights in romantic Santorini.

Highlights

  • 5-day Greek island tour including accommodation in Syros, Mykonos and Santorini
  • Cruise by ferry around the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea
  • Relax with free time on each island to do as little or as much as you like
  • Lounge on the sandy beaches with sheltered coves in Syros, and embrace the jet-set nightlife in Mykonos
  • Explore Santorini’s pretty lanes with typical whitewashed Greek island houses
  • Enjoy overnight stays in Syros and Mykonos, followed by two nights in Santorini

What You Can Expect

4 Nights in the Greek Islands from Athens: Santorini, Mykonos and Syros

Feel the magical atmosphere of Santorini on this 5-day Greek island tour!

Leave the city bustle of Athens behind, and set out to explore three of the most exciting islands in the Greek Cyclades archipelago – a cluster of small islands and rocky outcrops adrift in the Aegean Sea. Before you arrive, you will receive the different sailing times and your hotel details throughout your 5-day independent tour. All activities, lunches and dinners on the islands are at your own expense as this is a fully independent experience.

Start with an overnight stay in Syros, the capital of the Cyclades Islands, and get your first taste for Greek island life in a place that’s totally off the tourist trail; it’s an island that’s popular with Greeks rather than the traveling masses. Contrast the ambiance with an overnight stay in the party island of Mykonos -- known for its vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan restaurants -- and then spend your last two nights in chic Santorini, where romance is a natural resource. Discover a quintessentially Greek landscape of whitewashed houses and bright blue domes, stacked into the cliffs overlooking Santorini’s dramatic caldera (volcanic bay); prepare to be wooed.

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens – Syros
Board your ferry in the afternoon at Piraeus Port in Athens, and cruise east to the island of Syros. The trip takes around 4 hours, so relax out on deck, soaking up the sunshine and gazing out over the dazzling Mediterranean Sea. Dock in the island’s bustling port, and then check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps taking a stroll around its charming town – Ermoupolis – to admire its Neoclassical houses, or maybe check out its soft sand beaches, like Delfini Beach and Aetou Bay.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Ploes or 5-star Hotel Bratsera in Syros

Day 2: Syros – Mykonos (B)
Relax over breakfast in your hotel, and spend the day in Syros at leisure. At the pre-arranged time, board your boat and cruise to Mykonos. After checking in to your hotel, the evening is yours to spend doing as little, or as much as you please. Take it easy and explore the island on an evening stroll, catching one of Mykonos’ legendary sunsets, or head to the main town to party the night away.

Overnight: 3-star Vencia Boutique Hotel or 5-star Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel

Day 3: Mykonos – Santorini (B)
After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy a day of free time on the island of Mykonos, destination of the rich and famous! If a night on the town has left you bleary eyed, then take time out to sunbathe on Paradise Beach, or alternatively, stroll into town to discover the bustling squares where people in Mykonos go to see and be seen.

Board your ferry at pre-arranged time and cruise to Santorini. Check in to your hotel and then spend your night on the island at leisure.

Overnight: 3-star Blue Diamond Bay Hotel or 5-star Aressana Spa Hotel in Santorini

Day 4: Santorini (B)
Enjoy breakfast and then set off to enjoy Santorini independently. With its bright white island houses, rocky hillside scenery and deep hued sea to match its bluer-than-blue skies, Santorini is the stuff that Greek dreams are made of. The day is yours to enjoy at leisure; soak up the scenery, sip ouzo by the beach (own expense) or wander around the picturesque streets admiring the Cycladic architecture.

Overnight: 3-star Blue Diamond Bay Hotel or 5-star Aressana Spa Hotel in Santorini

Day 5: Santorini – Athens (B)
After a final breakfast in your hotel, spend your morning doing as you please on the island. Head to the port at the pre-arranged time, and board your ferry back to Piraeus Port in Athens, where your 5-day tour ends

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The ferries were amazing (specially the blue star ferries), the hotels were great. It was a little difficult for me to find the hotels at mykonos and santorini, and they weren't very recognized. But awesone experience, and great organization

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This holiday was great! It was exactly what we wanted with ferries and booked hotels and the rest of the time to explore on your own. All hotels good. Beautiful views from Syros and Mykonos hotels. Couldn't fault the service at Santorini hotel...staff were exceptionally helpful. Most beautiful scenery and it was a very relaxing holiday.

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