Greek Island Hopper (RM) - 2016

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10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens


Greek Island Hopper
Visit Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.”
Visit Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.”
Experience the beautiful views Greece has to offer
Sunset over Oia Village on Santorini Island in Greece
Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos
Santorini, Greece
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Santorini
Discover Santorini, Greece, the Black Pearl of the Aegean
Discover Santorini
The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos

Vacation Overview

Stunning scenery, sun-soaked beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty Greek cuisine…on this Greek Islands tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

Your tour starts in Athens with guided sightseeing and a visit to the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC and a symbol of Athens’ power and wealth at its greatest peak—the Golden Age. The tour ends with a flight to Athens and an overnight. In between, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and spend three nights on the island of Mykonos and three nights in Santorini.

Mykonos, Greece's most famous jet-set island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, famous windmills, and whitewash houses. Here, you'll visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and have plenty of time to relax on the beach, walk through the network of narrow streets, sample local specialties, and take optional excursions. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy the beautiful beaches, savor the local specialties, enjoy tastings at famous wineries, and witness the stunning views.

A Greek Islands tour would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine. On both islands, you'll dine at a local restaurant, where you'll sample the local specialties. Globus has also included a couple of special treats: a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota, and a traditional Ouzo, Greece’s most popular drink, in Santorini.

If you are looking for a fantastic Greek Islands vacation, look no further. Globus handles the details so all you have to do is relax and enjoy these islands like they should be enjoyed.


ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

ATHENS–MYKONOS
By high-speed ferry

MYKONOS
Visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota; dinner at a local restaurant

MYKONOS–SANTORINI
By high-speed ferry

SANTORINI
Walking tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite sample a glass of Ouzo

SANTORINI–ATHENS
By air

NOTES:

  • Baggage handling not available on high-speed ferries.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

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DAY 2Athens

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the Parthenon atop the ACROPOLIS, an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Also visit the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman Temple of Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. Tonight, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek? (Breakfast)

The Parthenon The Parthenon is a temple to the Greek goddess Athena 
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DAY 3Athens–Piraeus/Rafina (Embarkation)–Mykonos

Meet your Tour Director and head for the port of Piraeus or Rafina this morning. Around 7:30 am, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos, where mythology’s Heracles defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you. At a local restaurant this evening, sample local specialties, like louza loukaniko (sausage) and kopanisti (peppery goat cheese), then mingle with the locals at a quaint taverna or take a bus to the main square of Mando Mavrogenous. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos 
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DAY 4Mykonos

The granite island of Mykonos is one of the most characteristic of the Cyclades and has retained its timeless beauty. Walk through the network of narrow streets and visit the CHURCH OF AGIA KIRIAKI, renowned for its beautiful icons, and also Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota. Be sure to watch for Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities. (Breakfast)

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DAY 5At Leisure on Mykonos

A whole day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, Delos was known in ancient times as a sacred sanctuary and, later, as the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis. (Breakfast)

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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 6Mykonos–Santorini

Today, board a high-speed EXPRESS FERRY and sail to Santorini (Thera), the stunning “Black Pearl of the Aegean” and, according to some, site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Greek meal. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Visit Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Discover Santorini Enjoy the breathtaking views of Santorini Sunset over Oia Village on Santorini Island in Greece 
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DAY 7Santorini

Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the local atmosphere. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste traditional Ouzo. Later, maybe relax in one of the many cafés, or why not take an optional excursion to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas? (Breakfast)

Discover Santorini, Greece, the Black Pearl of the Aegean Santorini, Greece Experience the beautiful views Greece has to offer Santorini, Greece 
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DAY 8At Leisure on the Island of Santorini

Colorful sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous local wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today. Another possibility: an optional excursion to Akrotiri, the magnificent Minoan Bronze Age settlement. (Breakfast)

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DAY 9Santorini–Athens

Enjoy time at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Athens. (Breakfast)

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DAY 10Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Two ferries; internal air



Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special three-course dinners with wine

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Greek Island Hopper:

  • Acropolis Athens