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Athens to Santorini in 9 days

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Group Size: Avg 10-15

Trip code: TTGR

Duration: 9 days

9 day group experience
Enjoy the Greek nightlife
Soak up the sun at beach clubs

We know you're looking for the summer of a lifetime! To spend your days without a care in the world exploring all of Greece's hotspots and hidden gems, each day a different beach, a different cocktail in hand. Start in Athens and finish in Santorini, stopping at every bucket list island in between. 9 days of pure bliss! Sounds dreamy right? Spend your days visiting ancient Athens, snorkelling in crystal clear waters in Santorini, hitting up Mykonos' best beach clubs or sipping cocktails till the sun comes up in Ios. Greece is the destination of dreams. Time to make those a reality! 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the ancient wonders in Athens
  • Chill at the beach clubs in Mykonos
  • Have a prosecco picnic on a secluded beach
  • Take in the white and blue architecture of Santorini
  • Watch an instagram worthy sunset in Oia
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  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick up
  • All on tour transport
  • Athens Walking Tour
  • Acropolis Parthenon Visit
  • Mykonos Old Town tour
  • Floating Hostel Experience
  • Acropolis Parthenon
  • Mykonos Old Town tour
  • Paradise Beach Club
  • Ios Pub Crawl
  • Ios Boat Trip
  • Secluded Beach - Prosecco Picnic
  • Santorini Wine Tasting
  • Oia Trip - Santorini’s most famous View Point
  • Local tour guide 
  • 24 hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Some meals (see itinerary)

Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome Dinner

YAMAS you're in Greece baby! Fly into Athens International Airport where you'll start the next 9 epic days. We take you to our accommodation in Athens. Chill out, relax, and soak in the warm Greek heat. You're on holiday after all. Later on, we meet up for a big welcome dinner. Meet your group, get to know each other over an Ouzo shot or 4, chat each other's ears off and find out all the essentials, name, age, where they're from, whether they prefer cats or dogs. You know, the important stuff!

Day 2 - Explore Ancient Athens

Have a chilled morning before we head out to ancient Acropolis Parthenon, built to be home to Athena, Greek Goddess of the City. The Acropolis oozes in culture and history and is the epitome of Greek heritage today. People travel from all around the world to visit the Acropolis, so walk around and take it all in. It really is a Bucket List destination. Afterwards, we head to the artsy neighbourhood of Exarchia. The walls are filled with colourful murals, the local shops are edgy and quirky and the company? couldn't be better. We spend the evening here for some 10/10 greek food, fill yourself up on saganaki, eat so much Tzatziki you think you'll turn into yoghurt or skip the food and wash the epic day down with a Mythos. (That's Greece's local beer by the way)

Day 3 - Mykonos

We're up early, and we're off to Mykonos! We grab our transport down to the port where we hop on their ferry to our next destination. We check into our beachfront cabins and relax. We're here for the next few nights so make yourselves at home. The ferry is just a short crossing to the old town where you'll find plenty of traditional cobbled greek streets, bars and restaurants. In the evening, we head to get a taste of Mykonos lively nightlife

Day 4 - Mykonos tour and Beach Club

We have a free morning before we're off on a sightseeing tour in the afternoon. We're taking you to THE hotspots, the hidden gems and everything in between, we're hitting up golden sand beaches, taking you to the best viewpoints before heading to Paradise Beach Club. We're practically VIPs. We spend the day, sunbathing, dancing ridiculously around to the sounds of the resident DJ sipping on mojito after mojito. Is this paradise? Well yes, quite literally it is. The sun goes down as we party the night away. We grab dinner and see where the night takes us!

Day 5 - Ios Nightlife

We're up early and off to the famous island of Ios! It's time to let loose! We check into our ultra cool party hotel. Ios is known as one of the best islands to visit in Greece, and we're about to show you why! Spend the afternoon wandering the white and blue alleyways of the cobbled greek streets, with every twist and turn you'll find more and more beauty. Whatever you fancy Ios has it. In the evening we freshen up before we head out to Ios' famous square! We're going on a bar crawl baby, a bar crawl that is! We take you to the best spots with the best bartenders. Dance on the tables, party till the sun comes up, bust out all those dance moves you've been practising. Will this night go down in history? Hell yea! We don't do average, we do legendary.

Day 6 - Prosecco Picnic

Wake up, you may have a bit of a fuzzy head, but do you know what fixes any hangover? Mimosas! We jump on a small boat and sail to a super secluded beach where we’ll relax for the day. The beach is pristine and beautiful and one of Ios’ best hidden spots. At lunch time we put on a spectacular spread as we host our very own PROSECCO PICNIC! Spend the afternoon sunbathing, bubbly in hand, without a care in the world. Take a dip in the ocean whilst sipping a mimosa or after 1 too many glasses attempt to build the ultimate human pyramid. What more could you ask for? The evening is ours to spend as we please, Ios has some of the best restaurants in the whole of Greece, so we hit up a personal favourite. After dinner, we can take the night any direction we'd like. Did someone say - ROUND 2?

Day 7 - Wine tasting in Santorini

Today we catch the ferry to Santorini where we stay in the beachfront area of Kamari. Chilled, zen backpacker vibes full of beach bars, cute restaurants and quirky shops plus...€3 Gyros. Winner winner. In the evening we take you wine tasting. Yeah, we fancy. Santorini produces some of the most delicious wine in the world, so it's only right we try it first hand. Watch the sun go down over the caldera as we become world-class wine connoisseurs, ok maybe not. But we'll definitely know the difference between white and red. After a few tipples of wine, we head into Fira, the capital of Santorini where we spend the evening and have dinner and a few drinks. Check out the lively Fira nightlife...we're in Santorini after all...THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Day 8 - World Famous Oia Sunset

Today we have a full day exploring Santorini and the day is yours to spend as you please. Hit up some of the local beaches, visit Perrissa, or head on over to Black Beach. If you've got some extra energy, take a walk up to Ancient Thira ruins located just off Kamari. In the late afternoon, we get dolled up as we head off to Oia. Walk along the promenade as you watch the sun go down with your group. It's golden hour! Grab those ultimate insta snaps you've seen ALL over Instagram and watch the sun go down to the stunning view of the famous blue dome churches and whitewashed buildings. You haven't seen a sunset unless you've seen an Oia sunset. After a magical evening, we catch our ride back to Fira Town, where we party for our last night together!

Day 9 - Checkout

All good things must come to an end, and after 9 days it's time to say goodbye. It's checkout day. We'll miss you, just like you'll miss us. Your guide is on hand for any help with onward travel plans or if you're staying on in Greece longer and need some advice! Hey, if you just need a sadness induced hug, they're there for that too. We're bad at goodbye, so we'll say see you next time

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Your trip starts in Athens on day 1. An airport pick up is included and you can arrive at any time. We recommend arriving before 5pm so you are in time for the welcome dinner.

Your tour ends in Santorini on day 9, You can depart at any time. 

8 nights of twin share accommodation are included in this trip.

4 breakfasts are included in the trip. You will have the opportunity to sample Greece's famous cuisine during other meals.

Minimum age to take this Greek Hopper trip is 18.  Average age of travellers is between 18-39.

UK citizens can travel to countries in the European Schengen area (including Greece) for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days.

Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your departure.

All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

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