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Experience the authentic Greece, Athens, and the Greek Isles with Audley Travel
  Varies pp

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Destinations: Europe, Greece

Take in the lesser-visited highlights of five of Greece's islands - Hydra, Milos, Mykonos, Santorini, and Delos, all on a trip personalized by experts with 24/7 on-trip support and get a trip upgrade of $100 in value.

On this trip you'll enjoy dining with locals, cruising around Santorini on a catamaran, visiting archeological ruins and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • Special Offer*
  • Member Benefits
    • Trip customized specifically for you by a destination expert
    • $100 value trip upgrade
    • 24/7 on-trip support
    • All in-country transfers

Travel Shaped Around You:

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Where You Will Stay:

Each stop on this tour has you staying in lodging as fabulous as the destination themselves:

  • New Hotel - A visionary take on creating something new from the vestiges of something old, the New Hotel is the brainchild of Brazilian design influencers, the Campana brothers. The brothers are renowned for transforming everyday objects into artworks and their innovative design concept takes salvaged furniture, fixtures and fittings from the previous hotel that occupied the site and reuses them in an avant-garde fashion.
  • Salt Suites - Located at the edge of Pollonia, right on the water, Salt Suites is a characterful, boutique hotel offering expansive sea views. Modern, bright and minimalist, its deceptively simple design and tranquil location make it a great place to relax and unwind.
  • Santorini Secret Suites & Spa - Located in the caldera in the heart of Oia, Santorini Secret Suites & Spa is a boutique property with a magical setting. The pedestrian marble walkway through Oia separates the main part of the hotel, which descends into the caldera along stone staircases, and the hotel’s villa which is at street level.
  • Belvedere Mykonos - A petite Grand Hotel rooted in the tradition of age-old splendour. Elegantly shifting through the decades, it has carried the essence of old Mykonos into the modern age, transforming nostalgia into a genuinely social hospitality experience.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a Greek dinner with a local Athenian in their home.

  • Take a day trip to the island of Hydra off the Peloponnese.

  • Delve into the volcanic past of the Cyclades on a private geological tour of Milos.

  • Get away from the crowds on an island tour of Santorini that’s focused on local life.

  • Explore the archaeological remains on the island of Delos.

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Included With Your Trip


  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel

Nearby Attractions:

  • Santorini Private Boat Trip - On this private, half-day boat trip around the island, you’ll get to examine the layers of the steep pumice cliffs up close, see the vivid hues caused by mineral deposits, and swim in waters warmed by geothermal activity. With views of the whitewashed villages on the clifftops, you can swim and snorkel in coves only accessible from the water, and finish with a sunset meal on board.
  • Athens Food Lover's Tour - This private, half-day walking tour gives you an introduction to the city’s markets, delis, bakers and food purveyors as well as Greek food traditions and customs. You’ll explore the heart of Athens as well as the up-and-coming area of Psirri, where the Varvakios Agora, Athens’s central market, is located, enjoying many food stops along the way.
  • Ancient Olympia and the Olympia Museum - Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games in the 8th century, is a vast site with many remains of temples and the original training facilities used by ancient Greek competitors. It can be a little overwhelming for the first-time visitor, but on this tour, you’ll be accompanied by a private guide who’ll walk you around the site, ensuring you see its highlights. They’ll help bring the ruins to life and put them into context, explaining the political circumstances that led to the inception of the games, athletes’ training regimes, cheating and bribery, and the perks of being a winning athlete.
  • Delphi - Once, visitors came to Delphi on foot or by boat then hiked an ancient path up to the site. Today, Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors arrive by coach to climb the long track, known as the Sacred Way, which leads to the Temple of Apollo at the top of the hill.

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Additional Package Options: 

  • Vacation Protection Insurance
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Hertz® Rental Car
  • Direct Airport Transfer Service (town car or limousine) 
  • And much more!
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Here is a look at the details of this trip:

At A Glance: Athens & the Greek Islands tour Itinerary~ 12 days ~ Athens to Mykonos to  ~ All breakfasts ~ from $8,775

Day 1: Athens

Meet your private driver at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in Athens. In the evening, visit a local home and enjoy dinner and conversation with a native Athenian.

Day 2: Athens

You’ll meet your private guide this morning for a tour of the Acropolis, seeing one of the top sights in Greece and delving further into its history at the modern Acropolis Museum.

Day 3: Athens

You’ll travel by ferry to the island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf for a day trip. There will be free time to explore the cobbled lanes and the restaurants and shops of this port town.

Day 4: Pollonia

You’ll have a transfer to the port this morning where you’ll board the ferry for Milos. On arrival, you’ll be met by a representative and taken to your hotel. You have the remainder of the afternoon to relax and begin to explore Milos.

Day 5: Pollonia

See the island today on a private tour of the highlights of Milos, visiting some of the smaller towns, ancient catacombs, the spot where the Venus de Milo was discovered, and finally unwinding with free time on the bleached white rocks and beach of Sarakiniko.

Day 6: Pollonia

Explore a different side of Milos today on a privately guided geological tour of the island where you’ll see volcanic fields, beaches lined with red and white rocks, and the ghost town of an abandoned sulfur mine right on the ocean. You’ll have the afternoon free.

Day 7: Oia

Your driver will take you to the port this morning where you’ll travel by ferry south to Santorini. You’ll be met there by your driver and delivered to your hotel where you have the afternoon at leisure.

Day 8: Oia

See a more traditional side to Santorini today on a privately guided tour of some of the small interior towns, and visit a local resident on his farm for lunch.

Day 9: Oia

You’ll have the morning free today to explore the towns of the caldera or relax by the pool. In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to a smaller port where you’ll enjoy a small group catamaran cruise around Santorini. You’ll have time to swim and experience the sunset over the water from your boat.

Day 10: Mykonos Town

Take the ferry to Mykonos this morning — you’ll have private transfers to the port in Santorini and on to your hotel. In the evening, you’ll learn about traditional Mykonian cooking from native resident Teta in a lively cooking class held in her home.

Day 11: Mykonos Town

Venture off the island of Mykonos today on a privately guided excursion to the island of Delos where you’ll have a tour of the archaeological site there, a hub of commerce and culture for the whole of the Mediterranean in ancient times. You’ll have the afternoon free.

Day 12: Mykonos Town

A private transfer will take you to the airport today for your departing flight.

Departure Dates
Start: March 6, 2023
End: December 31, 2023
Price: Varies pp

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