Greece Island Adventure
9 days from £1,795
Sand beaches, ancient ruins and sublime sunsets
With crystalline waters, cubist whitewashed houses and soaring limestone cliffs, the Cyclades are undoubtably the Greek islands at their most iconic. This island-hopping adventure showcases the best of Mykonos, Ios and Santorini over 9 sun-soaked days, as well as immersing you in history in Athens. Step back in time at the Acropolis, bake yourself on black sand beaches, party the night away in Mykonos’ glamorous beach clubs, sample delicious local wines, and watch the sun go down over Santorini’s blue-domed churches. Oh, and did we mention the private boat trip with prosecco picnic on a hidden beach? The Cyclades are calling.
Day 1: Arrive in Athens
Welcome to Greece's vibrant capital. Drop your bags at the hotel and get exploring the mosaic of urban neighbourhoods, each packed with their own charms, from classical sculptures to grungy cafes and street murals. Tonight, get to know your group over a big welcome dinner and an ouzo or two.
Day 2: The Parthenon
See the real Athens on a walking tour of the places only the locals know about as well as its cultural hotspots. Explore the iconic Parthenon and the murals and galleries of artsy Exarchia. Tonight, dine al fresco in Exarchia, with carafes of retsina to wash down your moussaka.
Day 3: Mykonos Beach Clubs
Hop on the ferry to Mykonos, Greece's great glamour island. We're staying just moments from one of the best beaches on the island in a beachfront resort with its own beach bars and open-air nightclub. Spend the afternoon on the sands before going large tonight - when in Mykonos.
Day 4: Mykonos Old Town
Spend the morning on the sun-drenched beach, swimming in sapphire blue water, and watching the beautiful people. After lunch, wander the streets of Mykonos Old Town, past whitewashed Cycladic buildings, and iconic blue domes. After dark, another hedonistic night in the beach clubs beckons.
Day 5: Ios Bar Crawl
Cruise the Aegean to pretty Ios. With fine white sands, and traditional Cycladic houses, it's a postcard perfect island. Spend the afternoon wandering the cobbled streets or chilling on the beach. Tonight, we party Ios style, with a next-level bar crawl starting in the famous square.
Day 6: Island Boat Trip
Board our private boat and head out into the sparkling ocean, stopping to swim and snorkel in aqua-coloured caves, and over a shipwreck, before arriving at a hidden beach. We'll pack a prosecco picnic so spend the rest of the afternoon soaking up the sun with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Day 7: Wine Tasting
Take another ferry to the legendary island of Santorini, where we'll stay in a stylish hotel in the beachfront area of Perissa. Spend the afternoon exploring the quirky shops, cute beach bars, and local restaurants before a sunset wine-tasting session with views over the spectacular caldera.
Day 8: Santorini Sunset
Spend a full day exploring Santorini. Bake on black sad beaches, pose by blue-domed churches, sip sublime local wines, and hit the Thira ruins. As the day draws to a close, we'll head to Oia for iconic views of cube-like buildings and the shimmering sea, painted gold by the sunset.
Day 9: Goodbye Greece
After breakfast it's time to say our goodbye and make for the airport with a golden tan and memories that will last a lifetime.
Accommodation & Meals
We’ve hand-picked a selection of gorgeous, boutique accommodation for this trip. In Athens you’ll stay right in the heart of the city, with views of the Acropolis, and on the islands, you’ll never be more than a stone’s throw from a beautiful beach, with everything from pools, sun terraces and your own nightclub at your disposal! All rooms are on a twin or double basis with private bathrooms.
- Athens (2 nights): Centrally located hotel with a sauna, gym, and rooftop terrace that’s perfect for sundowners looking out over the Acropolis.
- Mykonos (2 nights): Lively resort with two bars and its own nightclub, just 2 minutes’ walk from one of the most famous beaches on the island.
- Ios (2 nights): Airy resort with swimming pool and three bars, just 1 minute from a stunning white sand beach.
- Santorini (2 nights): Stylish low-level hotel close to the beach with pool, and sun terrace with views over the Aegean.
The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.
Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.
8 breakfasts and 1 lunch are included on this trip. The rest of the time you’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like.
Greeks are well known for their love of food and feeding others. With flavour packed dishes made with local ingredients from Mediterranean vegetables to olive oil and cheeses, you’re guaranteed to never feel hungry while you’re here. Try souvlaki skewers hot off the grill, a bubbling moussaka, lemony stuffed vine leaves, and a flaky spanakopita (filo pie filled with spinach and feta). With veggie delights such as stuffed peppers, tzatziki, and the ubiquitous Greek salad, plant-based travellers are every bit as well catered for as their meat loving counterparts.
Dates & Prices
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Most expensive: £254 December, 2023
The trip begins on day 1 in Athens. You’ll need to fly into Athens International Airport (ATH), where we’ll meet you and transfer you to our starting accommodation. There are no activities planned until a welcome dinner tonight.
The trip ends after breakfast on day 9 in Santorini. Return airport transfers are not included, so you’ll need to make your own way to Santorini National Airport (JTR), but your trip guide can help you book transfers.
This trip is designed for those aged 18-39.
The maximum group size is 20.