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Santorini and Mykonos are premier destinations in Greece, both located in the Cyclades. Mykonos is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and stunning beaches, while Santorini is famous for its romantic sunsets and striking caldera. These islands share characteristics such as traditional architecture, beautiful coastlines, and breathtaking views. Despite their similarities, each island maintains a unique atmosphere that draws millions of visitors and has earned them global fame. Easily reachable by ferry or plane from Athens and other islands, Mykonos and Santorini consistently rank among the world's top destinations. Though both are well-developed for tourism, they offer a perfect blend of relaxation and spectacular surroundings.

Price starting from $ 3999  Ex (New York)

Overview

Begin your Greek journey with a visit to Athens and the Acropolis. Welcome to the city where democracy, arts, and science first flourished, home to notable figures such as Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. After absorbing the rich cultural heritage of Athens, it's time to board a ferry and journey to the renowned cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

Mykonos derives its name from Apollo’s grandson, "Mykonos". A highlight of the island is Paradise Beach, perfect for a refreshing swim or adventurous snorkeling. Following Mykonos, your adventure continues to another spectacular island, Santorini. Famous for its stunning sunsets and delectable cuisine, Santorini is the most renowned island in Greece. You'll have the opportunity to witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets imaginable. Additionally, Santorini is home to one of the few active volcanoes in Greece and Europe.

Itinerary

Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Athens to start your magical journey to Greece

Upon arrival in Athens, claim your bags and proceed toward the arrival hall.  Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm). Our local representative will assist you with a smooth check-in.

Check in at the hotel and catch up on your rest. You can unwind or tour the city throughout the remaining part of the day.

Overnight in Athens

Today, after the luscious breakfast at the hotel, you have the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city

Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece, begin with a Panoramic drive of the city visiting the Panathenaic Stadium (modern Olympic Games), the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

Continue with a guided tour of the Acropolis, the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon

The rest of the day is free for leisure, immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere. Take a leisurely walk through the charming neighborhood of Plaka, known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods." Explore its narrow streets lined with neoclassical houses, browse through souvenir shops, and stop by cozy cafes and tavernas for a drink or traditional Greek meal.

Overnight in Athens

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast.  Later this morning check-out and proceed to Piraeus port for your ferry to Santorini, the Eden-like Island where blue-domed rooftops and gentle ocean waves complement the bright white buildings and rocky hillsides. A picturesque landscape and iconic destination, Santorini’s charms reveal themselves during your 2-night stay, where we’ll spend the next day exploring the island’s dramatic beauty. Stroll through the volcanic island’s quaint clifftop towns. Blue-domed whitewashed façades cling dramatically to the multi-colored cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop for exquisite sunsets

Overnight in Santorini

Experience the tour's initial destination at Santorini Caldera and gain insights into its formation. Then, journey through the scenic countryside to the renowned village of Oia, a favorite subject of photographers in Santorini. Explore the charming village of Imerovigli, perched on a higher cliff, offering an incredible view. Make a brief stop at Firostefani to marvel at the iconic Blue Dome Church, often featured in Santorini's postcards. Ascend to the summit of Prophet Ilias, the island's tallest mountain, towering 2,000 feet above sea level.

Discover either the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos, as per your preference. If interested, you can take an optional visit to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site to explore the excavations. Additionally, you have the choice to visit Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery for a taste of the local wine. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, take a refreshing swim at the picturesque red or black sandy beaches, and indulge in relaxation throughout the journey.

Overnight in Santorini

Embark on your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, situated in a truly awe-inspiring location, offering unparalleled vistas of the caldera and volcanic islands. Marvel at its unique architectural design, constructed from top to bottom, as you savor three of their exceptional wines.

Next, delve into the world of winemaking at the wine museum in Mesa Gonia. Housed within a natural labyrinth, this one-of-a-kind museum lies eight meters below ground and stretches 300 meters long. It represents twenty-one years of dedication by the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Explore the various stages of the winemaking process, from ploughing in the vineyards to grape harvesting, stomping, weighing, and the use of machinery throughout history up to modern techniques. Treat your taste buds to the family's renowned volcanic wines.

Conclude your journey at Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, renowned for being one of the best sunset-watching spots. Unwind and savor your wine in this picturesque setting as you witness the sun descending into the depths of the sea.

Overnight in Santorini

During the morning in Santorini, you have the freedom to enjoy it at your leisure. This means there are no scheduled activities or fixed plans, allowing you to explore the island on your terms and at your own pace. You can use this time to relax, take a leisurely stroll, visit local attractions, or simply soak in the beauty of Santorini. It's a perfect opportunity to start your day in a relaxed and unhurried manner, enjoying the charm and serenity of this stunning island. Make the most of your free time and savor the morning at leisure in Santorini or pre-book our suggest add-on

Optional – Sunset Caldera Cruise with Dinner - USD 125 Per person
Soak up breathtaking views of the Santorini Caldera on a sunset sightseeing cruise from the port of Athinios. Sip on welcome drinks and savor the flavors of authentic Greek cuisine with a buffet dinner served onboard.  After pickup, go to the port of Athinios by bus. Then, hop on board the King Thiras and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail under the caldera as your captain takes you to the best spots to enjoy the view and take spectacular pictures of the volcano.  Next, savor a delicious buffet dinner prepared and served onboard by the crew. Before the sun starts setting into the sea, sail to a spot to catch the sunset of Santorini.  After watching the sunset, head back to Athinios port where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the starting point of the excursion.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Enjoy some free time for some last-minute souvenir shopping. Athens truly comes alive at night and so we invite you to join us for an evening of fairy-tale wanderings around the most iconic neighborhoods of the city ending with a delicious light dinner of Greek mezedes

Overnight in Athens. 

Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips with Voyages Hub!

Accommodation

Acropolian Spirit Boutique Hotel
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The Acropolian Spirit Boutique Hotel is a charming accommodation located in Athens, Greece. The hotel is situated in the heart of Athens, offering convenient access to major attractions such as the Acropolis, Plaka neighborhood, and the historic city center. It is ideally positioned for exploring the city's rich history and vibrant culture. The Acropolian Spirit Boutique Hotel offers a personalized and intimate experience with its boutique setting. It is known for its warm hospitality and attention to detail, ensuring guests feel welcomed and well taken care of during their stay. The hotel features a range of stylish and comfortable rooms designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere. Each room is thoughtfully decorated with modern furnishings, offering amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms. Some rooms may also offer views of the Acropolis or the cityscape. One of the highlights of the hotel is its rooftop terrace, which provides panoramic views of the Acropolis and the city. Guests can enjoy their breakfast or unwind with a drink while taking in the breathtaking sights of Athens.

Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
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The Aressana Hotel is situated in the picturesque town of Fira, the capital of Santorini. It is conveniently located near the town center, offering easy access to shops, restaurants, and other attractions. The hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the island's iconic volcanic landscape. The hotel offers a range of comfortable and elegantly designed rooms and suites. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, and private bathrooms. Some rooms may also feature balconies or terraces with views of the sea or the hotel's courtyard. The Aressana Hotel provides a range of facilities and services to enhance guests' stay. It may include a swimming pool, a sun terrace, a fitness center, a spa or wellness center, and a restaurant offering delicious Greek and international cuisine. The hotel may also offer concierge services, 24-hour front desk assistance, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel may feature a spa or wellness center, allowing guests to relax and rejuvenate during their stay. Services such as massages, body treatments, and beauty treatments may be available, providing a tranquil and pampering experience.

Tour Price Includes -

  • 07 Nights’ Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis.
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 1 Dinner in Athens
  • Half-day Athens city tour
  • Ferry tickets – Piraeus to Santorini
  • Domestic flight from Santorini to Athens
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing tour
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Transport in private / scheduled touring vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking driver/ guide for all transfers and sightseeing
  • International airfare ex-New York 
  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharge
  • All local applicable taxes

Tour Price excludes

  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or Services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • Covid Testing RTPCR Fee if applicable
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included.
  • Local city taxes of around EUR 4 to EUR 5 per day are to be paid directly at hotels upon check out

Planning a trip to Greece ?

Visa Requirements: Check if you need a visa to enter Greece based on your nationality. Citizens of the European Union and many other countries do not require a visa for short visits, but it's always best to verify before traveling.

Best Time to Visit: The peak tourist season in Greece is during the summer months (June to August) when the weather is hot and the islands are bustling. Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) for pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and potentially lower prices.

Currency: The currency in Greece is the Euros. Ensure you have sufficient cash or credit cards that are widely accepted. ATMs are readily available in cities and popular tourist areas.

Language: The official language is Greek, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. Learning a few basic Greek phrases can be helpful and appreciated.

Transportation: Greece has a well-developed transportation system, including domestic flights, ferries, buses, and trains. Island hopping is a popular activity, and ferry services connect the islands. Plan your transportation options and book in advance during peak seasons.

Health and Safety: Ensure you have travel insurance that covers medical expenses. It's advisable to carry necessary medications, sun protection, and insect repellent. Greece is generally a safe country, but take standard precautions against pickpocketing and safeguard your belongings.

Cultural Etiquette: Greeks value politeness and respect. Familiarize yourself with basic cultural norms, such as greeting with a handshake, showing respect for religious sites, and dressing modestly when visiting churches or monasteries.

Tipping: Tipping in Greece is customary, but not mandatory. It is common to leave a small tip (around 5-10% of the total bill) at restaurants and cafes if you're satisfied with the service.

Local Customs: Greeks have a relaxed approach to time, and punctuality may not be strictly observed. Embrace the leisurely pace and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

Electrical Outlets: Greece operates on a 230V/50Hz electrical system. Bring a universal adapter if your devices have different plug types.

Drinking Water: Tap water is generally safe to drink in Greece, but if you prefer, you can opt for bottled water, which is widely available.

REVIEW

Our Greece tour organized by Voyages Hub was absolutely phenomenal! From the historical wonders of Athens to the picturesque islands of Santorini and Mykonos, every moment was filled with beauty and adventure. The itinerary was well-planned, the accommodations were top-notch, and the knowledgeable guides added depth to our experience. Highly recommend Voyages Hub for a seamless and unforgettable Greek getaway!"

Sarah Dickinson verified
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I cannot speak highly enough of Voyages Hub's Greece tour. The itinerary was perfectly balanced, allowing us to explore the ancient ruins of Athens, relax on stunning beaches, and immerse ourselves in the local culture. The guides were friendly, informative, and passionate about Greece's rich history. The attention to detail and excellent customer service made this trip truly exceptional.

Jennifer and Ross Geller verified
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Choosing Voyages Hub for our Greece tour was the best decision we made. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm hospitality and expertly guided through the fascinating historical sites and vibrant cities. The accommodations were comfortable and conveniently located, and the transportation was seamless. We left Greece with beautiful memories and a deep appreciation for this remarkable country

Wendy Brown verified
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Voyages Hub exceeded our expectations with their Greece tour. The itinerary included all the must-see destinations, but they also took us off the beaten path to discover hidden gems. From exploring the charming streets of Athens to savoring local delicacies in traditional tavernas, every day was filled with unforgettable experiences. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and knowledgeable guides made this trip truly exceptional.

Michelle Winston verified
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Our Greece tour with Voyages Hub was a dream come true. The islands of Santorini and Mykonos were simply breathtaking, and the opportunity to witness iconic sunsets and relax on pristine beaches was unforgettable. The guides were friendly, informative, and went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. If you're looking for a Greece tour that combines culture, relaxation, and stunning beauty, Voyages Hub is the way to go!

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