Greece & Her Islands

From $1099 (was $1549)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days

Passport Required

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Introduction

If Greece is on your "must see list" then now is the time to visit the cradle of Western Civilization. You'll see Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, enjoy delicious food, marvel at ancient buildings and be astounded by incredible art.

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Athens
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini
Hotel Accommodations
  • 8 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.*
*Local regulations in Greece mandate that guest carry their own luggage on and off ferry boats.

Activity Level

Moderate Active
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Trip Highlights

  • 4 nights in Athens with sightseeing
  • Visit the most popular islands in Greece—2 nights in Mykonos & 2 nights in Santorin
  • Visit the Acropolis & the Parthenon, along with the Acropolis Museum
  • Explore the colorful cobbled streets of Plaka
  • See spectacular 1000-foot volcanic cliffs and white domed churches and windmills
  • Included island transfers by modern ferries across the Aegean Sea
  • Additional optional sightseeing opportunities

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Greece & Her Islands

Tours Starts: Athens, Greece

Tours Ends: Athens, Greece

Day 1

Depart for Athens

Your vacation begins as you depart on your transatlantic flight. Overnight in flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Athens

Arrive in Athens, Greece, the land of great philosophers, artists and the birthplace of democracy. If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, you will be transferred to your hotel where the balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, you’ll get a chance to meet all your fellow travelers and your YMT Tour Director at the welcome briefing and dinner at the hotel. (D)

Titania Hotel or similar

Day 3

Athens

Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens to observe the striking contrasts and history that make this such a fascinating city. You will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the monument of the Unknown Soldier and Constitution Square. Then it’s on to the most famous site in Athens—the Acropolis, atop which lies the stunning 2,500 year old Parthenon Temple built to honor the goddess Athena. Finally, this morning you will visit the new Acropolis Museum. The afternoon is at leisure and you are free to explore the Plaka district in the shadow of the Acropolis, Athens’ oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. The maze of cobblestone pedestrian streets is lined with shops, boutiques, souvenir stands and flea market stalls that beckon all who enter. You will have plenty of time to browse through the many shops and souvenir stalls or you can relax in one of the many tavernas or cafes. This evening you can experience an optional fun and entertaining Greek night. (B)

Titania Hotel or similar

Day 4

Athens Leisure Day

Today you will have the full day to explore more of this ancient city, or explore further afield. We recommend you join our full-day optional tour to Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greek history. Delphi was the center of the ancient world and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It sits at the foot of mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. (B)

Titania Hotel or similar

Day 5

Mykonos

This morning, we take the short drive to the port of Piraeus to board your ferryboat and cruise toward the islands. This afternoon, we arrive at the island of Mykonos, famous for its windmills, whitewashed buildings, and domed churches. This charming island is just 33 square miles, and has a resident population of around 10,000. This evening, you can enjoy a plethora of exceptionally fresh seafood in the waterfront cafes and tavernas in the area of Mykonos Town known as Little Venice. (B)

Hotel Kamari or similar

Day 6

Mykonos Leisure Day

Today is yours to explore this magical island. We will have a morning optional tour to the neighboring Island of Delos, fabled birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. After the 45 minute boat ride, explore the ruins of the ancient Minoan civilization, including the Agora, temples of Apollo, the Hippodrome, amphitheater, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll have plenty of time to explore more of the island or relax on one of the many sandy beaches. If you choose to explore on foot, the central part of Mykonos Town is closed to traffic during most of the day, and has whitewashed cubic houses, a labyrinth of narrow streets, beautiful churches, lovely chapels, and many purple bougainvillea. (B)

Hotel Kamari or similar

Day 7

Santorini

After breakfast at the hotel, this morning we leave Mykonos and take the fast ferry to the volcanic island of Santorini. Here you will arrive to witness the majesty of the island’s spectacular 1,000-foot-high volcanic cliffs. Also famous for the vista of its stacked whitewashed houses of Fira (the main town) perched on the side of the caldera, Santorini is one of the most photographed Greek Islands. On the southern side of the island, the resorts of Kamari and Perissa are well known for their black volcanic sand and Santorini is also renowned for producing some of the best wine in Greece. This evening you may want to book our exciting optional dinner cruise. (B)

El Greco hotel or similar

Day 8

Santorini Leisure Day

You have a full day to explore this unique island paradise at your own pace, or join our optional Island Highlights Tour where you’ll visit and see all the main sights. These will include Akrotiri, a Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed by a huge volcanic eruption during the 17th century BC and was preserved in perfect condition; the Red Beach; and several beautiful traditional villages. Tonight, enjoy an included Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant with newfound friends, hosted by your YMT Tour Director. (B, D)

El Greco hotel or similar

Day 9

Santorini & Athens

The last morning in the islands is yours to relax on the beach, or explore the array of shops for last minute souvenirs and gifts before we head to the port around lunchtime for our early afternoon ferryboat departure for Athens. We arrive back late evening at the port of Piraeus and take the short transfer to Athens for the last overnight stay in Greece. (B)

Titania Hotel or similar

Day 10

Depart for Home

Transfer to Athens airport to check in for your return flight to the US. On certain tour dates, you may choose to combine our Greece and Italy tours. If you are joining us for our Ultimate Greece & Italy tour, you will fly to Rome to join our Bella Italia itinerary. (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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If Greece is on your "must see list" then 2018 is the time to visit the cradle of Western Civilization. You'll spend time in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, enjoy delicious food, marvel at ancient buildings and be astounded by incredible art.


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