Greek Island Hopper (RM)

10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2020 Tour Details

Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

History comes alive on your guided sightseeing tour in Athens: see the main sights of this fascinating city and visit the amazing Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC, and perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city.

But that's not all... enjoy time on in the Greek Islands with three nights each in Mykonos and Santorini, and travel by high-speed ferries and by air. Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, iconic windmills, and whitewashed houses. Here, walk through the narrow street and see the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons. Plenty of time to relax on the beach, sample local specialties, and explore the island. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy sun-soaked beaches, taste the local wines, and enjoy the stunning views.

Globus has also included some additional experiences to give you a true sense of Greek life. In Mykonos, taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, and in Santorini, taste the traditional Ouzo, Greece’s most popular drink.

From the ancient monuments to the beautiful islands, this is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Greece!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
ATHENS–MYKONOS
By high-speed ferry
MYKONOS
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

Headsets throughout the vacation

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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Acropolis Athens

Transportation:

Two ferries; flight Santorini-Athens

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

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

Day 2 ATHENS

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 ATHENS–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 Hercules defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you. This evening, sample typical 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 Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 MYKONOS

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 see the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and also Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota. Stroll around the town’s waterfront in search of Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 AT LEISURE ON MYKONOS

Enjoy an entire 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 Breakfast

Day 6 MYKONOS–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 Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 SANTORINI

Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the friendly 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 Breakfast

Day 8 AT LEISURE ON SANTORINI

Colorful sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous local wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today, or join an optional excursion.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 SANTORINI–ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Athens
Mykonos
Santorini

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Athens
Mykonos
Santorini

Athens

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Head to Athens' oldest neighborhood - the legendary Plaka - for a delectable 4-course dinner featuring Greek specialties and authentic Greek entertainment!

Price Range: $$

Greek Dinner by the Sea

Greek Dinner by the Sea

Enjoy a romantic dinner with drinks, overlooking the stunning Saronic Gulf and its dazzling illuminated harbor of Mikrolimano.

Price Range: $$

Mykonos

Discover Delos

Discover Delos

Discover the ancient treasures of Delos on this exciting half-day guided excursion through the island¿s magnificent archaeological site.

Price Range: $$

A Day in Mykonos

A Day in Mykonos

This fantastic introduction to Mykonos shows you the Cycladic Island¿s most famous beaches, a bustling village with an important ancient monastery, and the 19th-century lighthouse with sweeping views of the crystal-clear emerald waters.

Price Range: $

Santorini

Sunset in Oia Village

Sunset in Oia Village

Step right into the scene of a Santorini postcard on this incredible excursion featuring sunset in the village of Oia.

Price Range: $

Akrotiri, the Lost City of Atlantis

Akrotiri, the Lost City of Atlantis

Explore the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri, a city destroyed in 1450 BC by a massive volcanic eruption - and the possible inspiration for Plato¿s legend of Atlantis.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $525*
18 guests in a party: $117*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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