Athens, Milos, Santorini and Mykonos

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Athens, Milos, Santorini and Mykonos

Athens, Milos, Santorini and Mykonos

To go to Greece is to visit the heart of the foundations or our world. It is a country rich in history, culture and places to discover with 1,200 to 6,000 islands (depending on the definition). Among these are Milos, Mykonos and Santorini, known for their sumptuous landscapes, beaches and hiking trails. We invite you to visit these places for an unforgettable trip.

This itinerary can be adjusted to your personnel needs and preferences.

Highlights

  • Independent tour

  • Explore the Acropolis in Athens

  • Milos’ captivating nature and unforgettable views

  • Check out Santorini’s dramatic views and Oia’s famous sunset 

  • Discover Mykonos town and Little Venice

  • Hang out in Greek picturesque villages

  • Walk along beautiful beaches 

  • Swim in the stunning blue waters 

  • Sample regional wines and fresh seafood

Included

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Flights

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All transfers

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All Ferries

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Accommodation

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All breakfasts

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Half Day Acropolis tour and its Museum

Travel Information

Code: GRE3

Journey intensity

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Price

11 days

Departure from Montreal to Athens

Arrival in Athens, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

Take advantage of this day to discover the city and its surroundings at your leisure. In particular, go to the district of Plaka, also known as “The Quarter of the Gods”, a lively area a few hundred meters from the Acropolis. If you have time, visit Monastiraki, the second liveliest district of the capital.

Later head to the Museum of Cycladic Art which focuses on two types of art in particular: works from the classical period and those from the Bronze Age (third millennium). After your visit, stop at one of the many taverns of Athens. Finish the day with a short walk to the top of Mount Lycabettus, 277 meters high, from where you will have a splendid view of the capital.

Main attractions to discover: Plaka, Monastiraki and Museum of Cycladic Art

Overnight in Athens 

Your third day begins with a half-day tour of the city during which you will discover some important sights of Athens such as the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy of Athens, the temple of Olympian Zeus and of course the Acropolis as well as its museum, inaugurated in 2009. These important sites make for an informative and interesting tour which will immerse you in the heart of ancient Greece.

Rest of the day free.

You can choose between visiting a museum such as the Benaki Museum with its many collections (Islamic art, Greek history, archives and architecture) or discovering other aspects of local life such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located next to Syntagma Square, where there is a changing of the guards every hour. Conclude your day by strolling through the closed market where the smells, flavors and sounds will entice you.

Discovering Athens and Greece is more than just sightseeing; tasting Greek cuisine is an integral part of enjoying a fresh and colorful Mediterranean diet. Typical dishes include Horitaki (Greek salad), Spanakopita (puff pastry filled with Feta and spinach) and dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves). To try the many local flavors, head to Ama Lachei Stis Nefelis for Kritharioti (a local version of risotto) or Apaki (a pork-based meal). Don’t forget to wash it all down with Raki, a typical alcoholic beverage, the best of which you can find at the Aster!

Main attractions to discover: the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy of Athens, the temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Greek culinary culture.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Athens

Transfer to the port and ferry to Milos. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

Less known than the other islands, Milos is still one of the main places to visit in the Cyclades. Begin your visit with a stroll on the beach of Sarakiniko with its majestic, white rock formations surrounded by a sparkling blue sea; the perfect place to start discovering Milos. Continue on to Mandrakia, a charming little port town. Then take the road to Tripiti to visit the catacombs where some tombs date back to the first century AD.

Main attractions to discover: Sarakiniko beach, Milos city center, Mandrakia, Tripiti

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Milos

Free day to discover the island.

Start by visiting the small, picturesque village of Klima, where you can sit down and have a bite to eat or rent a small boat to sail the Agean Sea. Or why not discover a former pirate hideout?

Kleftiko Bay is not easy to access but is definitely worth the visit by a hiking trail or a sailing excursion. You will be rewarded with crystal clear turquoise waters and caves that you can explore while diving. At sunset go to the Kastro district of Prak where you will find some of the oldest houses on the island.

When it is time to eat, go to O Hams Milos, facing Papikinou Beach close to Adamas. The focus here is on slow-cooked meat dishes such as goat and mutton, but they also have vegetarian and vegan options. All their products are natural and local, making this a very popular place that is in great demand. Be sure to book ahead! On the Plaka side, we recommend the Archontoule, which serves excellent, typical Greek dishes based on fish and meat.

Main attractions to discover: Klima, Prak, Kleftiko Bay, hiking, swimming

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Milos

Transfer to the port and ferry to Santorini. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

Santorini is an island known for its romantic atmosphere. Between gorgeous sunsets, views of the Caldera and its blue and white buildings, Santorini has made a name for itself among tourists in search of a perfect location. The island, rich in history, is comprised of several small villages such as Fira/Tira, Imerovigli, Oia, Pyrgos, Firostefani, Kamari, Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Emborio and Perissa for you to discover.

Start your stay by visiting Tira, the local capital with the most restaurants, cafes and shops as well as a view of the two volcanic islands of Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni. Don’t miss Akrotiri, a site of archeological excavations of an ancient Cycladic civilization with Minoan influences.

Main attractions to discover: Tira, Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni, Akrotiri

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Santorini 

Free day to discover the island.

Discover Oia by hiking for a few hours and discovering more of Santorini’s land and sea on the way. For many this walk is an eye-opening experience of the island. It is widely known that Oia hosts one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Head down to the bottom of the village to admire the Bay of Amoudi.

Santorini boasts many restaurants and cafes. Among them, check out Nikolas Oinomagiremata, a family-run business offering local dishes made with fresh produce such as Greek fava or tomato fritters. Also recommended, try Vokan on the Rocks to savour excellent Greek tapas, salads and delicious brunches.

Main attractions to discover: Oia’s sunset, Ammoudi Bay

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Santorini 

Transfer to the port and ferry to Mykonos. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day free.

Mykonos is well known for its beaches, its festive atmosphere, its architecture and its typical colors, all of which will look amazing in your photos! Matoyianni Street with its many shops is one of the best-known places to soak up the pleasant ambiance and energy of Mykonos. In the evening discover the beauty of Little Venice, another well-known area of the island.

Main attractions to discover: Mykonos and its lovely neighborhoods, Matoyianni Street, Little Venice

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Mykonos 

Free day to discover the island.

Head to Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site 30 minutes from Mykonos where, according to historians, the Greek gods Artemis and Apollo were born. Continue toward Rhenia and enjoy the marvelous blue-green colored sea. Take a swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbathe on the fine sandy beach or stroll around the golden beach.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Mykonos, we suggest you visit the Folklore Museum. Continue with a visit to the Paraportiani Complex. Here you will find ancient ruins of religious buildings and a breathtaking view of the sunset worthy of many photos to share with loved ones.

The cuisine here is similar to that of the mainland. Enjoy the Kopanisti, known as the Greek Roquefort, as well as the Kremidopita, a typical regional onion pie. Allow yourself to be seduced by Mostra (barley rusk with a tablespoon of Kopanisti cheese topped with a ripe diced tomato) and sausages with black-eyed peas. The Kikis Tavern and the Fokos Tavern are the best bets for these typical dishes. The Hippie Fish is also very popular especially for its fresh products.

Main attractions to discover: Delos, Rhenia, Mykonos beautiful beaches, snorkeling, Folklore Museum, Mykonos’ Sunset, Paraportiani Complex, the nightlife of Mykonos

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Mykonos

Transfer to the port and ferry to Athens. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

This is your chance to return to the capital and discover the national garden, a veritable green oasis a few meters from Syntagma Square. You can also visit the Cycladic district of Anafiotika, or the authentic and unusual Anargyroi Church. For lovers of the genre, street art is very visible in Athens, particularly in the districts of Exarchia and Psiri, something else to discover in the Greek capital.

Meal: Breakfast 
Overnight in Athens

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Montreal.

Meal: Breakfast 

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DATES

Daily departures from May to October 2022

INCLUSIONS

This trip includes:

  • Round trip flights Montreal Athens

  • High speed economy class ferries Athens/Milos/Santorini/Mykonos/Athens

  • All transfers between airport/ports and hotels

  • 9 nights in double occupancy in a standard room, hotels according to the chosen category

  • 9 breakfasts

  • Half day Athens city tour with Acropolis and its museum

  • Airport taxes

This trip does not include:

  • Any activities, tours or entrance fees to monuments

  • Items of personal nature such as mini-bar, safety-box, wi-fi etc.

  • Tips and baggage handling at airports/ports & hotels

  • Greek Tourist tax

  • All types of travel or personal insurance

  • PCR tests

  • Anything not stated explicitly in the inclusions

  • Contribution to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents: 3.50$ per 1000$

Featured Hotels

Package in standard hotels (or similar)

Athens Plaka 3*
Milos Santa Maria Luxury Suites 3*
Santorini Santorini Palace 4*
Mykonos Pelican Bay Art 4*
Package in superior hotels (or similar)
AthensTitania 4* (superior room)
Milos

Santa Maria Village Resort & Spa 4*                                         (garden view room)

SantoriniCliff Side Suites 4* (superior room)
MykonosVencia 4* (sea view room)

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