Greek Island Adventurer

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You will visit: Ios, Paros, Santorini

Want to catch island fever, soak up the sun & experience a few of Greece's hottest destinations? Now's your chance! Starting in the Greek capital we'll then set sail to some of the country's best island spots. With 9 days, there’s loads of time to experience everything. Chill beachside, live it up with the locals, sightsee, indulge in awesome optionals or just relax. Finish back in Athens for another slice of the ancient city. It's a great way to combine culture, partying & seeing this beautiful area of the world.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive Athens

On arrival in Athens, check in to your hotel & take some time to explore this open-air museum. You could honour the birthplace of drama by climbing around the massive Theatre of Dionysus or get the background on Ancient Greece at the National Archaeological Museum. Otherwise, experience Athens’ urban heart, take off into the streets and find a hole-in-the-wall food joint, where you can try the famous souvlaki.

This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers then wrap up the day on the shady slopes beneath the Acropolis and jump start your trip with an optional dinner in the rustic district of Plaka, where traditional tavernas spill out onto the pavements. Tonight’s festive atmosphere is perfect for toasting the start of the tour.

Hotel

  • A traditional Athens affair
    Euro 39.00
2 Athens to Paros

Hop on board a ferry in the morning & head to the ultra chilled island of Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & cute fishing villages. Hit the beach, shop or wander around Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Later, hit up Parikia by night!

Guesthouse Breakfast

3 Paros

Spend the day relaxing on island time. There’s the option of a cruise on a typical Greek boat, a Caique, to some of the gorgeous nearby islands & beaches for a spot of swimming & relaxing away from the town.

There are loads of other options here too, you could also go exploring on Antiparos island or simply chill on one of Paros’ three main beaches as you relax & soak up the rays.

There’s also plenty of shops to keep the keenest of shoppers entertained, or pick up some cute souvenirs to take home.

We give you the chance to head to Naoussa with your Tour Manager who’ll give you the run down on this cute town. This spot is one of the most charismatic villages in the Cyclades. Built like an amphitheatre around a tiny picturesque port where colourful fishing boats are moored, the town is located in close proximity to the remains of a Venetian castle, which you’ll learn about here. In the evening is the best time to explore, it’s perfect for capturing some snaps to take home.

There’s plenty of places to eat, so head to a local restaurant for a tasty meal, or if you’re up for another night out ask your Tour Manager for some tips on where to head to experience how the people of Paros party by night.

Guesthouse

  • Evening trip to charming & charismatic Naoussa
  • Paros Island Sailing Adventure
    Euro 45.00
4 Paros to Ios

Today we will cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios.

Guesthouse

5 Ios

Relax on sandy beaches or lounge about poolside before a big night out, when Ios’ villages come alive. Head to the small streets of Hora, packed with clubs, bars and pubs and let loose to the pumping tunes. Otherwise, join the outdoor party in the squares and lanes. If you’re keen, you can keep it moving until dawn!

Guesthouse

  • Visit Ios town
  • Sailing Spectacular Ios
    Euro 40.00
6 Ios to Santorini

Today: change islands and it’s a total change of scene.

As stunning proof of a massive volcanic eruption, Santorini will make your jaw drop with its natural beauty. From the water, look up at the well-recognised sight of iconic blue-domed, whitewashed churches.

Guesthouse

7 Santorini

Wake up to another day in iconic Santorini. Take advantage of our return transfers to the famous Perissa Beach. Considered a must-visit, this spot is famous for its unusual black sand, the result of the island’s volcanic landscape & sheltered environment. With its crystal blue water, it’s the perfect way to relax, swim & chill. The area is dotted with little tavernas & beach bars so taking a break from the beach here is a must.

For those that love to explore you could hitch a ride on a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira, or visit Oia to see the island’s submerged volcano.

Guesthouse

  • Visit the main town of Fira
  • Soak up on the sun on day trip to Perissa, Santorini's largest black sand beach
  • See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini
  • Evening transfer into Fira
  • Oia Sundowners
    Euro 25.00 - minimum 15 people
  • Santorini Island Chillout
    Euro 32.00 (min 15)
  • Volcano Trek & Swim
    Euro 22.00 (Min 15)
8 Santorini to Athens

Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Why not toast the end of your tour by heading out for a final night with the group.

Hotel

9 Depart Athens

The tour ends after check-out & it's time to say farewell to your new travel buddies.

Or, choose to learn more about the birthplace of democracy with an optional sightseeing tour of Athens. Get the run down on the Parthenon, the Acropolis and the first modern Olympic Stadium with our expert Local Guide.

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 8 nights accommodation: 6 nights quad-share guesthouse accommodation, 2 nights in hotel upgrade
  • Guesthouse & hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager
  • Ferry crossings (tourist class on all journeys) & coach transfers

Food

  • 1 continental breakfast

Inclusions

  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • Evening trip to charming & charismatic Naoussa
  • Visit Ios town
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Me Time

  • A traditional Athens affair
  • Paros Island Sailing Adventure
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$166
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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