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Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape

(Enhanced Experience)

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The one that gives you the upgraded Greek Island experience, exploring the best of the Islands

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  • Duration

    9 days

  • Places

    3 places

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Maximum 30 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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  • Only $200 deposit to book

    Reserve your space now with a deposit of only $200, pay the rest 45 days before departure

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Why is this an enhanced experience?

  • Sail, hike, swim and chill on the iconic islands and Athens at the right pace over 8 nights.
  • Stay in 3/4* hotels on the Islands, with the best Insta worthy views! It's our highest standard of accommodation for your stay in Greece.
  • Indulge yourself with three nights on each Island of Mykonos and Santorini, vs other shorter experiences. More time to explore, play, recover, repeat.

Top Experiences

4 included & 5 free time add-ons available to add later

  • A Traditional Athens Affair

    EUR 40.00


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

    EUR 30.00


  • Uncover the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades, mythological Delos

    EUR 60.00


Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape (Enhanced Experience)

4 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

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
  • 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
  • A Traditional Athens Affair EUR 40.00

Map & Itinerary

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DAY 1 - Start 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


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...


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


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. Tonight we head out for some free time to enjoy the local cuisine before enjoying some of Mykonos's famed nightlife. 


DAY 4 - 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


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...


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


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


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.




DAY 8 - Santorini to Athens


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. 


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

DAY 9 - Depart 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.

Want to see more?

Extend your trip to include Spotlight on Greece with four days to explore four World Heritage sites from Delphi to Olympia. Head to the cute coastal town of Nafplio, visit Olympia where the Olympic Games were birthed, and head to Delphi where the Ancient Greeks would go to speak with the Oracle. Three nights in charming central hotels, two dinners, and local guides make this the perfect add on for ancient history lovers.

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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