All aboard for an unforgettable 4-night island hopping adventure! Combine the ease of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel on this self-guided 5-day tour of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini islands from Athens, including ferry transfers and accommodation. With no fixed itinerary, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the tranquil beaches of laid-back Syros, discover the party scene of Mykonos and soak up the scenery of romantic Santorini.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Leave the city bustle of Athens behind, and set out to explore three of the most exciting islands in the Greek Cyclades archipelago – a cluster of small islands and rocky outcrops adrift in the Aegean Sea. Before you arrive, you will receive the different sailing times and your hotel details throughout your 5-day independent tour. All activities, lunches and dinners on the islands are at your own expense as this is a fully independent experience. Start with an overnight stay in Syros, the capital of the Cyclades Islands, and get your first taste for Greek island life in a place that’s totally off the tourist trail; it’s an island that’s popular with Greeks rather than the traveling masses. Contrast the ambiance with an overnight stay in the party island of Mykonos — known for its vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan restaurants — and then spend your last two nights in chic Santorini, where romance is a natural resource. Discover a quintessentially Greek landscape of whitewashed houses and bright blue domes, stacked into the cliffs overlooking Santorini’s dramatic caldera (volcanic bay); prepare to be wooed.
Board your ferry in the afternoon at Piraeus Port in Athens, and cruise east to the island of Syros. The trip takes around 4 hours, so relax out on deck, soaking up the sunshine and gazing out over the dazzling Mediterranean Sea. Dock in the island’s bustling port, and then check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps taking a stroll around its charming town – Ermoupolis – to admire its Neoclassical houses, or maybe check out its soft sand beaches, like Delfini Beach and Aetou Bay. Overnight: 3-star Hotel Hermes or 5-star Hotel Ploes in Syros
Relax over breakfast in your hotel, and spend the day in Syros at leisure. At the pre-arranged time, board your boat and cruise to Mykonos. After checking in to your hotel, the evening is yours to spend doing as little, or as much as you please. Take it easy and explore the island on an evening stroll, catching one of Mykonos’ legendary sunsets, or head to the main town to party the night away. Overnight: 3-star Vanilla Hotel or 5-star Royal Myconian Resort & Villas in Mykonos
After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy a day of free time on the island of Mykonos, destination of the rich and famous! If a night on the town has left you bleary eyed, then take time out to sunbathe on Paradise Beach, or alternatively, stroll into town to discover the bustling squares where people in Mykonos go to see and be seen. Board your ferry at pre-arranged time and cruise to Santorini. Check in to your hotel and then spend your night on the island at leisure. Overnight: 3-star Sea View Hotel or 5-star Nine Muses Hotel in Santorini
Enjoy breakfast and then set off to enjoy Santorini independently. With its bright white island houses, rocky hillside scenery and deep hued sea to match its bluer-than-blue skies, Santorini is the stuff that Greek dreams are made of. The day is yours to enjoy at leisure; soak up the scenery, sip ouzo by the beach (own expense) or wander around the picturesque streets admiring the Cycladic architecture. Overnight: 3-star Sea View Hotel or 5-star Nine Muses Hotel in Santorini
After a final breakfast in your hotel, spend your morning doing as you please on the island. Head to the port at the pre-arranged time, and board your ferry back to Piraeus Port in Athens, where your 5-day tour ends