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Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape

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Rooftops overlooking sea

The one that serves up blissful sun, party & chill in the idyllic Aegean

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  • Duration

    9 days

  • Places

    3 places

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 35 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides

Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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About this trip

Right now there are no two hotter destinations in Greece than Mykonos and Santorini, and on our Island Escape you'll soon understand why. Endless blue and white buildings, ancient sights, azure waters, staying in top quality, air-conditioned hotels - if this isn't your picture of paradise, we don't know what is. Sandwiched between the historical vibes and city life of Athens, we'll hit these idyllic islands for what might just be the best week of your life.

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DAY 1 - Start Athens

Athens

Calling all Greek gods & goddesses - welcome to the heart of ancient Greece! This evening you'll meet your fellow travellers at our hotel and we'll enjoy an included dinner together tonight before our real adventures begin tomorrow.

DAY 2 - Athens to Mykonos

Athens

After breakfast we have a free morning to enjoy Athens as you like, as well as an included walking tour of the sights. Our time in Athens was amazing and well worth delaying our island time for. But delay it further? We shall not...

Mykonos

Let's do this! 3 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.

 

DAY 3 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Here we are on a day when it feels completely fabulous to be alive. You're in Mykonos baby! And the day is yours to soak up sunshine and play in the sea. Choose to do things at your own pace or join us for an optional boat trip on the Aegean and soak up the gorgeous Greek sun while swimming in crystal clear waters. Tonight we head out for some free time to enjoy the local cuisine before enjoying some of Mykonos's famed nightlife. 


 

DAY 4 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Set your watch to island time and enjoy a glorious day soaking up the laid-back vibe of Mykonos. Or opt in for a tour out to Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece.

 


 

DAY 5 - Mykonos to Santorini

Mykonos

This morning, let's spare a thought for all those travellers who only have the time to visit just one Greek Island. Those poor unfortunate souls...

Santorini

Saddle up! We're taking to the seas again, this time in search of the island of Santorini. It's finally your turn to be the one lulling about the white-washed blue dome churches looking like a sultry summer babe.  Home to the famous Oia sunset, this is the stuff dreams are made of. Ah, life.

DAY 6 - Santorini

Santorini

Rise and shine, Greek Island travellers! The island of Santorini will not explore itself. Take a swim at Perissa Beach, eat the local specialty of fried tomato balls known as domatokeftedes, and roam the streets of Fira.

DAY 7 - Santorini

Santorini

The beautiful thing about having two full days on the one island is you have time to both relax and explore. Whatever you didn't do yesterday is still up for grabs today. If you feel like you've crammed it all in already, just head to the black or red sand beaches and spend another glorious day ocean-side. Just remember to plan your day around the excursion to the iconic sunset of Oia - this is not an optional you're going to want to miss.

 

Santorini

 

DAY 8 - Santorini to Athens

Santorini

It's our last full day on trip - best hit up a big city we know and love and cause a little harmless havoc. Goodbye Santorini you sun soaked beauty, we're off to Athens. 

Athens

On arrival in Athens, tick off any last sightseeing you missed in this time capsule of a city tonight. 

DAY 9 - 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

5 included & 5 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

  • Uncover the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades, mythological Delos

    EUR 60.00

    Mykonos

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

    EUR 50.00

    Santorini

Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape

5 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Ferry from Athens to Mykonos including reserved seating
  • Walk through time with a city tour of historical Athens
  • Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini including reserved seating
  • Ferry from Santorini to Athens including reserved seating
  • Feast on authentic Greek dishes and see traditional Greek dancing in the heart of Athens' historic Plaka district

5 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
  • Uncover the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades, mythological Delos EUR 60.00
  • Visit the highlights of Santorini with a spectacular volcano cruise including crater hike and hot springs EUR 50.00
  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets EUR 30.00

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

    3 nights

  • 8 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    5 nights in Hotel, 3 nights in Contiki Special Stay

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