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Greek Island Hopping

(From May 2022)

4.6
374 reviews
Boat sailing on Sea

The one that gives you the ultimate Greek Island experience exploring Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Ios

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  • Duration

    11 days

  • Places

    5 places

  • Meals

    10 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 35 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides

Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Ios

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About this trip

You'll be living your best Greek island life on this sun, sea & culture-rich trip in Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Ios & Athens. Stopping in at each of Greece's most popular islands, the perfect spot for buzzing party nights and lazy sun-soaked days, you'll have plenty of time to explore charming villages, local shops, volcanoes, natural coves & sun-soaked beaches, with plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming & nightlife as well as a bit of ancient history in between. 

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DAY 1 - Start Athens

Athens

Hello island lovers! Welcome to Greece, and welcome to the best holiday of your life. It's a big call to make on day 1, but we're making it! Take a minute to unpack in settle in to our hotel before we meet up this evening. First your Trip Manager will give you the rundown of what to expect over the next 10 days, then you'll have free time to explore the local area and find yourself some dinner.

DAY 2 - Athens to Mykonos

Athens

With no time to waste, we'll start our island hopping adventures today with our first destination: Mykonos.

Mykonos

Let's do this! Two nights on the island of Mykonos, how did we get so lucky? Even the boat ride across the Aegean will have you awe struck and in love. Tonight, you'll have the option to join an exploration of Mykonos by night on a locally guided walking tour of the town's cobbled streets.

DAY 3 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Windmills; cafes overflowing with olives, feta and tzatziki; storybook streets - and that's before you've even taken a dip in the ocean! The day is yours to soak up the sunshine and play in the sea, or if you want more you can take an optional private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos island, making time for swim stops and a picnic lunch along the way.

DAY 4 - Mykonos to Paros

Mykonos

This morning we're on to our next Greek island, Paros. Let's spare a thought for all those travellers who only get to visit just one Greek Island, and then remember how lucky we are.

Paros

Beaches, naturally sculpted swimming coves, a Byzantine church and traditional villages: we must be in Paros. Here you're free to get into the sun and sea vibes, or you can sign up for an optional Paros evening experience like no other. Starting with a tour of Parikia, Paros's capital, you'll hop on a bus to Krios beach for a freshly cooked, traditional Greek food platters complete with lively local music and dancers (and yes, you can try and join in). Rounding it all off with some obligatory plate smashing, you'll have the chance to continue the night in Parikia or take the included transfer back to your accommodation.

DAY 5 - Paros

Paros

Another day, another opportunity for Greek Island sun and swimming. Those who feel like exploring the island can sign up for an optional full day boat cruise around the secluded and pristine beaches of Paros and Antiparos, complete with sunbathing on deck, swim stops and a barbeque lunch including wine. You'll be back in time to join forces with the rest of your crew for an included dinner together this evening.

DAY 6 - Paros to Santorini

Paros

Paros, it's been magical – but today we're taking to the seas again, this time in search of Greece's most insta-famous island: Santorini.

Santorini

Santorini, we have arrived! Tonight you'll have the chance to join us on a cruise and take in the iconic sunset of Oia - this is not an optional you're going to want to miss.

 

DAY 7 - Santorini

Santorini

Rise and shine, Greek Island travellers! The island of Santorini won't explore itself. Today is your day to take a swim at Perissa Beach, eat the local specialty of fried tomato balls known as domatokeftedes, or roam the streets of Fira. You can even opt to take an incredible volcano cruise around Santorini, complete with crater hike and a soak in local hot springs. We'll join up this evening for an included dinner together, before making the most of a free night out (or in).

DAY 8 - Santorini to Ios

Santorini

We're in danger of being spoilt by Santorini now, so it's lucky we have one last Greek Island to hop to before that happens.

Ios

A bit more rugged and remote than Santorini and Mykonos, Ios will prove a nice change of scenery for our final Island night. And thankfully, there will be no change in the good vibes or the time spent ocean side. We'll join together for an included dinner tonight, with another free evening on the cards afterwards.

DAY 9 - Ios

Ios

Our final Island day, and your last chance to soak up the Greek sun and frolic in the sand without a care in the world. Now is your chance to get some adrenaline in with a speedboat safari, or take a leisurely stroll around the pretty village of Ios Chora and enjoy some stuffed zucchini flowers or baked feta drizzled with olive oil at a local cafe. It's a free evening tonight, so you're going to need the fuel if you want to hit the party scene of Hora until the break of dawn.

DAY 10 - Ios to Athens

Ios

While choking back the tears and waving a sad goodbye to the dreamy islands of Greece, try to think positive thoughts: we have a boat ride to enjoy this morning, as well as one more night together in the city of Athens.       

Athens

Ready for one more dose of Athens and one last chance to hang out together? We'll soak up the last rays of the Mediterranean sun this afternoon, and if you really want to get the most out of Athens, you'll have the chance to sign up for a city tour and visit to the famous Acropolis.

DAY 11 - Depart Athens

Athens

And just like that, it's time for the goodbyes. As sad as they are, at least you have the memories. And another 300 Contiki trips to jump aboard! Make the most of your last free breakfast before you kick on to your next port of call.

Top Experiences

6 included & 7 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Mykonos town by night with a locally guided walking tour

    EUR 30.00

    Mykonos

  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets

    EUR 30.00

    Santorini

  • Visit the highlights of Santorini with a spectacular volcano cruise including crater hike and hot springs

    EUR 50.00

    Santorini

Greek Island Hopping (From May 2022)

6 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • All transfers between hotels & ferry ports during the trip
  • Get the inside scoop on the City's best spots from your very own Trip Manager
  • Ferry from Athens to Mykonos including reserved seating
  • Ferry from Mykonos to Paros including reserved seating
  • Ferry from Paros to Santorini (inc reserved seating)
  • Ferry from Santorini to Ios including reserved seating

7 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Mykonos town by night with a locally guided walking tour EUR 30.00
  • Take a private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos with swim stops and a picnic EUR 50.00
  • Visit Parikia and end the night with a tasty dinner at Krios Beach complete with Greek dancing and plate smashing EUR 30.00
  • Take a full day boat cruise around Paros and Antiparos. Take the opportunity to swim, sun bake, or just relax on deck. EUR 49.00
  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets EUR 30.00
  • Visit the highlights of Santorini with a spectacular volcano cruise including crater hike and hot springs EUR 50.00
  • Let’s hop on a speed boat & sail around the beautiful coastline for a day of relaxation and snorkelling EUR 38.00

Where You'll Stay

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  • Paradise Beach Double Room

    Paradise Beach Resort

    Mykonos, Greece

    Located on one of the most famous beaches of Mykonos, Paradise Beach Resort boasts a private beach, two seaside bars and traditionally furnished rooms

    2 nights

  • 10 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    8 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Contiki Special Stay

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