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Escape to Greece on this 9-day Island Hopping Adventure that will take you to Athens, Paros, and Santorini. Start your journey in Athens, where you'll explore the architectural wonders of the ancient world, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Taste some of the finest Greek cuisines at one of the many tavernas in the neighborhood. The next stop is the beautiful island of Paros, known for its stunning beaches and quaint villages. Enjoy the day in Paros and explore its azure beaches, winding streets, and picturesque houses. Board the ferry to the stunning island of Santorini. Watch the sunset over the Caldera from the charming town and swim in the Aegean Sea. Don't forget to taste the local wine and visit the small village of Pirgos, one of the most picturesque in Santorini. With breathtaking views, delicious food, and historic sites, this adventure is an experience you won't want to miss.
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  • Visit Athens, known for its history, ancient landmarks, and vibrant culture
  • Discover iconic landmark, like Acropolis, Parthenon, and Temple of Athena
  • See the picturesque village of Naoussa, known for its vibrant nightlife
  • Spend the day relaxing on one of Paros' beautiful beaches
  • Don't miss the opportunity to capture the famous Santorini sunset
  • Savor a delicious meal and sample local wines in Santorini
  • Take a leisurely day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Santorini
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Arrive in Athens

Welcome to Athens! You will be greeted on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Athens. Today will provide time at leisure to discover Athens after your international travels! Redolent with history and mythology, Athens is a vibrant city, enlivened by bustling outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets that wind through the city's ancient sites, and its fair share of urban eccentrics. It is a city full of contrasts.

Day 2: Athens

This morning enjoy a city tour of Athens. During this exploration of the city, your private expert guide will reveal the secrets of the Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Kallimarmaro Stadium, built of marble for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Enjoy the ancient wonders and explore the birthplace of democracy. Twist and turn through the Plaka’s narrow streets and find ancient sites, cafes, and shops full of history and character.

Day 3: Paros

Transfer to the port of Piraeus, and board the ferry to Paros. On arrival in Paros, you are met & transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and settle into island life. With free time at hand, explore this “blue and white” island and it's vibrant culture, food and beaches.

Day 4: Paros

Spend the day in Paros and leisurely explore the island's villages and beaches on this free day.

If you're feeling more adventurous today, consider taking an optional day trip to the islands of Delos and Mykonos, let one of our trip planners know you would like to add this excursion:

On this optional excursion, the ferry will depart from the port of Naoussa at 9:30, and you will reach Delos at 10:30 after traveling for an hour. You will encounter the small granite land of the god of light, Apollo, where you will be amazed by the exceptional archaeological site covering a history of three thousand years. During your visit, you may admire the sanctuary of Apollo, the terrace of the Lions dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos, the temple of Leto, and the splendid exhibits of the local museum. After a 3-hour stay, you will reach the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, where you will discover everything that has made her famous. A walk through the picturesque streets, seeing the beautiful windmills and Small Venice's traditional architecture, the golden beaches, and the land bathed in white and blue will intrigue you. The boat departs from Mykonos at 17:00 and will arrive  back in Naoussa at 18:15.

Day 5: Paros

Enjoy the day in Paros. Relax by the pool, or maybe take the opportunity to visit Antiparos or one of the beautiful beaches in Paros.

Optional Activities and Excursions to book in advance:
  • Island tour & beach visits with time to swim
  • Cruising to Antiparos to visit another cultural gem

Day 6: Santorini

Sail on the ferry from Paros to Santorini, the jewel of the Aegean! On arrival in Santorini, you are met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Relax by the pool of your hotel or start exploring this magical island.

Day 7: Santorini

Today, you will explore the island of Santorini with a private guide and visit two wineries to taste the locally produced wines, from the well-known larger wineries to the smaller and hidden off-the-beaten-path locations. The local microclimate and volcanic soil on Santorini enable the production of a distinctive range of wines that are unique to the island. You will have a fantastic day out combining fine wine with Santorini's natural beauty. On your way back to town enjoy the drive through the island and stop at the sleepy village of Pirgos, one of Santorini's most picturesque villages. 

Optional Activities and Excursions to add to your time in Santorini:
  • Visit to Akrotiri and Island tour
  • Sunset cruise
  • Boat trip to volcano and hot spring (shared)
  • Culinary experience
  • Kayaking Santorini

Day 8: Athens

Transfer from your hotel in Santorini to the port and embark the ship to the port of Athens (Piraeus). You will be greeted at the port of Piraeus and transferred to your Athens hotel. Depending on your time of arrival in Athens, take the opportunity for some last-minute sightseeing, souvenir shopping, or just relaxing at your hotel.

Day 9: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Today marks the end of the Greek island-hopping tour, but the wonderful memories endure! Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the hotel before spending the rest of the day at leisure before being taken to the airport for your return flight.


NJV Athens Plaza Hotel

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel
Hotel Entrance and Reception Area
Hotel Reception Area

Saint Andrea Seaside Resort Paros

Saint Andrea Seaside Resort Paros
Hotel Accommodation
Saint Andrea Seaside Resort Paros

El Greco Resort and Spa

El Greco Resort and Spa
Resort Accommodation and Pool

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  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Port taxes and charges
  • Arrival & Departure Transfer Service: Athens Airport to/from Athens Hotel
  • Organized Guided City Tour in Athens
  • Round Trip Transfer: Port to Hotel & Hotel to Port in Paros and Santorini
  • Wine Tour in Santorini
  • Boat Tickets: - Piraeus to Paros - Paros to Santorini - Santorini to Piraeus
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  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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