Best Islands of Greece - Ciconia Travel

Journey through the gorgeous sights of Greece from Athens to Mykonos and Santorini over 10 days.

 

Delve deep into history and mythology following the footsteps of ancient Athenians. Ferry the Aegean to meet the ‘island of the winds’ Mykonos and embrace its colourful culture, vibrant beaches, adorable villages and fancy clubs. Discover the fabulous beauty of Santorini town residing on the steep cliffs that ornament the most stunning sunsets. Uncover its incredible archaeological and natural treasures, beaches of red, black and white sand. Travel in comfort and style through the best of Greece whilst sampling the delicious cuisine and wine.

10 Days
4 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
5 Star Hotels
Max 20 People
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Welcome to Greece

Meet the unparalleled cultural heritage of ancient Greece on an epic adventure in comfort and style.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the sophisticated and delicious Greek cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Athens City Tour

Journey to the depths of ancient Greece as we embark on a comprehensive city tour of the cradle of western civilization with our expert guide. Soak in unique sights such as the world-famous Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and Agora, and follow the footsteps of Socrates and Plato. Visit historic sites as Hadrian’s Arch and commemorate the first ever modern Olympics of 1896. You will have personal leisure time in the afternoon to continue your in-depth discovery until our exciting dinner plans. Gather for dinner at a local restaurant to experience the authentic Greek cuisine and culture with a folklore show, together with complimentary house wine!

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner with Greek Folklore Show

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Parthenon
Sightseeing of Temple of Zeus and Agora
Acropolis Museum visit
Royal Palace visit
Greek Folklore Show with dinner

Ferry to Mykonos

Wake up to the beautiful view of Acropolis overlooking Athens and transfer to the bustling port of Piraeus for your ferry to Mykonos. Sailing the open seas on a comfortable Aegean ferry, approach the charming windmills and whitewashed houses covering the slopes surrounding the port. The famous island offers gorgeous towns of narrow cobbled streets, lively beach clubs, exquisite authentic dining and an endless nightlife. Checking into your hotel in the late afternoon, launch your discovery through the mazes of streets filled with stalls, shops, cafes and bars. In the evening, we have special dinner plans at the well-known Pilatis Gialos beach where you can try out fine samples of Greek cuisine.

Hotel

San Marco Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at Pilatis Gialos

Sightseeing Activities

Mykonos Orientation Walk
Dinner at Pilatis Gialos

Mykonos

You have a full day to make the best of Mykonos, enjoy one of its stylish seaside clubs or colourful party beaches, lose yourself purposefully among the labyrinthine streets uncovering its hidden gems. Start with an orientation walk with your guide around the main port to get your bearings – as navigating the narrow maze-like streets is no small feat. Our boat trip today to Delos island presents incredible ancient ruins at the ‘birthplace’ of the gods Apollo and Artemis. Inhabited since 3rd millennium BC, it is one of the most prized mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in all of Greece. In the evening, taste delicious local seafood and view the most stunning sunset over Little Venice. As you finish your tasteful wine, feel free to discover the rich nightlife of Mykonos.

Hotel

San Marco Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Delos Island Boat Trip

Leisure Time

Soak in the Aegean sun and the energizing beat at one of Mykonos’ famous beaches. Start learning your way around town and discover beautiful quaint villages scattered around the island. Hire a ride to create your personal itinerary and discover the diverse range of attractions in Mykonos. Find your favourite ice cream store and view a stunning sunset at Little Venice with the waves ascending beside colourful houses lined by the sea. Enjoy delicious seafood and a trendy bar at the seaside.

Hotel

San Marco Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Little Venice

Ferry to Santorini

Bid farewell to the beautiful and crazy Mykonos and ferry to the gorgeous Santorini. Comfortably cruising the Aegean, approach the breath-taking view of steep cliffs and terraces of whitewashed houses. Santorini is blessed with a unique geology and nature, colourful beaches of volcanic sand, immense historical and cultural treasures, and a world-famous sunset. Stroll the vibrant town and soak in a scenery of a lifetime as blue churches and white houses unfold before you. In the evening, get to savour the delicious seafood and local recipes at a select restaurant in Oia with incredible views over the sea.

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at Oia

Sightseeing Activities

Santorini Orientation Walk
Dinner at Oia

Santorini Walking Tour

Journey through the heart of the town on a walking tour with your guide. Uncover the bustling town centre, famous landmarks and the popular hotspots for the best views. Take a short boat trip to the crater and hot springs part of the volcano that gave Santorini its unique shape and features. In the afternoon at Oia village, watch the sun disappear in the blurred horizon between the sky and the sea from a pool atop the cliffs. Discover the diverse nightlife of Santorini with plentiful restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs.

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Santorini Volcano Tour

Leisure Time

Freely discover the myriad of beautiful sights at Santorini that you couldn’t make the time for. You can hire quadbikes or motorcycles from a local provider to make it to the black or white beach in the South, then the Archaeological Museum of Thera before a refreshing stop; shape your journey as per your wishes. Visit prehistoric settlements; beaches of colourful sand and water sports; quaint villages, wineries and more. Sample the fine Greek cuisine and delightful local wine with astounding views over the village to cement your memories of Santorini.

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Ferry to Athens

Wake up to the beautiful Santorini for a final breakfast on the island. Transfer to the port and ferry back to Athens in comfort with a book at hand. Arriving in late afternoon, spend your personal leisure time wisely to cherish your favourite sites or explore new hidden gems of the capital. Embrace the lively culture and nightlife of Athens and bid a proper farewell to Greece over a final group dinner. Savour the delicious local cuisine at a traditional Greek taverna with complimentary house wine, and commemorate your favourite moments from an incredible adventure with newly-made friends.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Group Farewell Dinner at a Greek taverna

Goodbye

Our marvellous Greece adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Make sure to bid farewell to newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include top-class accommodation and services, all entrance fees, breakfasts & dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 & 4 Star Characteristic Hotels

Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Luxury Transportation

Deluxe air-conditioned coach, ferry between Athens & Mykonos and Mykonos & Santorini

Exceptional Authentic Dining

9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners. Dinner with Greek folklore show, Dinner at Oia, Traditional Greek taverna with complimentary wine, Dinner at Pilatis Gialos.

Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Find more details below and in the itinerary.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Athens

Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural center of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a city with a heady mix of history and edginess.

San Marco Hotel

Mykonos

San Marco Luxury Hotel & Villas is an elite luxury beach hotel in Houlakia Bay on the bewitching Greek Cyclades island of Mykonos, the island of the winds.

Splendour Resort Hotel

Santorini

Situated in the scenic Firostefani, Splendour Resort offers elegant 5-star accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea. Nestled into hillside, the hotel blends in magically with its Cycladic surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of the east side of the island.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
DEPARTURE
RETURN
STATUS
TWIN ROOM
SOLO ROOM

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3029

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5149

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3029

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5149

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3029

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5149

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3175

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5398

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3175

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5398

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3272

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5563

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3272

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5563

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3272

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5563

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3272

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5563

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3272

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5563

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3175

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5398

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$3175

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$5398

HIGHLIGHTS

Home to unparalleled cultural heritage, Greece presents stunning monuments and charming villages, legendary mythology and beautiful nature whether discovering the or the islands.
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.

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.