Sporades Islands Discovery

8 days from $2,784 per person*
  • Private guided city tour of Athens, including the ancient Acropolis.
  • Visit the monasteries of Skiathos with private guide.
  • Step into the scenes of Mamma Mia in Skopelos witih private guide.
  • Private airport transfers.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As the sunset casts its golden glow on the Acropolis and you gather to hear the stories of the Golden Age of Athens in the shadows of ancient architectural masterpieces, the full majesty of this special place will descend with the dying light.

You’ll also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, and tour the iconic Parthenon. But this is only the beginning of the story. As you leave Athens, ancient monuments are replaced by the rich pine forests, white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons of the Sporades Islands. Meet the wine-making monks of a 17th-century island monastery; visit the panoramic filming locations of hit musical Mamma Mia! at Skopelos; take some time out to relax on Kastani Beach; and gaze out upon the Amarantou Peninsula.

Greece is a land of fascinating mythology and your expert English-speaking guides will bring centuries of history alive with entertaining stories of ancient fact and fiction as you witness all the beauty of this picturesque part of the world. From city-center boutique hotels to a beach resort, a collection of special accommodation has been carefully selected to help you relax, recharge and reconnect in this absolutely stunning natural playground. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Athens
    Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(2)
    • Greece - Welcome Package(2)
    • Self-Guided - Afternoon at leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with New Acropolis Museum - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Athens to Skiathos
    Athens to Skiathos
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight Not Included
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Hotels (Town) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Walk & Monasteries (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Skiathos
    Skiathos
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Skiathos to Skopelos
    Skiathos to Skopelos
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Hotels (Town) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Skiathos - Skopelos [1.5hrs] - Highspeed-Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Skopelos
    Skopelos
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Mamma Mia (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 7 Skopelos to Agios Konstantinos to Athens
    Skopelos to Agios Konstantinos to Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Skopelos - Agios Konstantinos [3 hrs] - Highspeed-Economy
    • Agios Konstantinos - Athens [2hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Athens
    Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Athens

Enjoy an airport transfer with a driver and assistant. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure as you relax at your hotel or enjoy the city sites.

Accommodation: New Hotel (4*)

The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in Athens, an ideal destination for a unique and unforgettable stay. The hotel is renowned because it was designed by the brothers Campana, who have created this splendid structure joining together the charm of ancient Athens with the best modern amenities. The ambiences of the hotel are sophisticated and accurate down to the smallest detail, provided with sleek jagged mirrors and bespoke modern furniture, which were created from the use of recycled materials and wisely made by local art students. As for gastronomy, the hotel features an optimal restaurant that is able to satisfy even the most demanding palate. In fact, the restaurant proposes a big variety of optimal local products, always fresh and selected.

Athens
Athens
New Hotel
New Hotel

Day 2: Athens

This private tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the Parthenon. You will complete your visit with the Acropolis Museum. Entrance fees to the New Acropolis Museum are included.

Accommodation: New Hotel (4*)
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Day 3: Athens - Skiathos

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Flight from Athens-Skiathos is not included in your itinerary pricing. Please contact us for a quote on domestic flights for your trip.

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

During this private tour of Greek monasteries, you will learn about the two most famous sons of Skiathos. The first stop will be to Alexandros Papadiamantis house. Papadiamantis was a very special Greek writer, born on the island. The old house where he lived has been transformed into a museum celebrating the author’s life. After, you will be taken to the upper west part of Skiathos, the oldest part of Skiathos. The first monastery you will visit is Moni Evangelistrias. The monastery was once home to seventy monks, but now only two remain to do the chores, including wine making. The second monastery will be Panagia Kounistra, an exquisite 17th century monastery with a rich historic past, whose occupants have included the famous monk Dionysios. After the tour concludes you will be brought back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Bourtzi Hotel (4*)

The Bourtzi Hotel is a modern design hotel ideally located in the heart of Skiathos town not far from the harbour. The hotel's location makes it an ideal base to explore Skiathos and the neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos and to take advantage of all the facilities Skiathos town has to offer. The hotel features 38 contemporary design guest rooms all with modern amenities, an outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds, and a stylish cocktail bar on the main pedestrian road of Skiathos town. At the Bourtzi Hotel you will experience a relaxing atmosphere and personalized service that will make your holiday on the beautiful island of Skiathos unforgettable.

Skiathos
Skiathos
Bourtzi Hotel
Bourtzi Hotel

Day 4: Skiathos

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Bourtzi Hotel (4*)

Day 5: Skiathos - Skopelos

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Skopelos. The ferry takes approximately 1.5 hours.

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Adrina Beach Hotel (4*)

Adrina Resort & Spa hotel is fairly new, cozy hotel. The Adrina is situated in the centre of the island and just a few short steps from the beach. It offers the warmth and comfort of home and at the same time the quality of big holiday resort. The hotel features Standard rooms and Maisonetted Rooms with garden or sea views. All rooms have bath, private balcony, satellite TV, mini fridge and air conditioning. The guests of the hotel can enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and surrounding country side while have breakfast at the hotel Restaurant. The restaurant serves American and Continental breakfast. During the lunch or dinner time the guests can take meal at Adrina's Taverna - the restaurant that is located at the pool side and serves Greek cuisine at reasonable price or can enjoy the drinks and snacks at the hotel pool or beach bars. The hotel also accommodates swimming pool with continuously recycled crystal clear sea water.

Skopelos
Skopelos
Adrina Beach Hotel
Adrina Beach Hotel

Day 6: Skopelos

To start this Mamma Mia tour, you will be picked up at your hotel with a private vehicle and English speaking guide and brought to the locations the movie was filmed where you can follow in the steps of the main characters. You will see things like the chapel of St. John, where the marriage of the main characters took part, Kastani Beach, and Agnondas, where you will see the Amarantou peninsula. After the tour has concluded you will be brought back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Adrina Beach Hotel (4*)
Chapel of St. John
Chapel of St. John

Day 7: Skopelos - Agios Konstantinos - Athens

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Agios Konstantinos. The highspeed ferry takes approximately 3 hours.

A transfer from Agios Konstantinos to Athens with a private vehicle and driver is provided. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.

Accommodation: New Hotel (4*)

Day 8: Athens

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

New Hotel (4*): Athens

The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in Athens, an ideal destination for a unique and unforgettable stay. The hotel is renowned because it was designed by the brothers Campana, who have created this splendid structure joining together the charm of ancient Athens with the best modern amenities. The ambiences of the hotel are sophisticated and accurate down to the smallest detail, provided with sleek jagged mirrors and bespoke modern furniture, which were created from the use of recycled materials and wisely made by local art students. As for gastronomy, the hotel features an optimal restaurant that is able to satisfy even the most demanding palate. In fact, the restaurant proposes a big variety of optimal local products, always fresh and selected.

New Hotel
New Hotel
New Hotel Lobby
New Hotel Lobby

Bourtzi Hotel (4*): Skiathos

The Bourtzi Hotel is a modern design hotel ideally located in the heart of Skiathos town not far from the harbour. The hotel's location makes it an ideal base to explore Skiathos and the neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos and to take advantage of all the facilities Skiathos town has to offer. The hotel features 38 contemporary design guest rooms all with modern amenities, an outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds, and a stylish cocktail bar on the main pedestrian road of Skiathos town. At the Bourtzi Hotel you will experience a relaxing atmosphere and personalized service that will make your holiday on the beautiful island of Skiathos unforgettable.

Bourtzi Hotel
Bourtzi Hotel

Adrina Beach Hotel (4*): Skopelos

Adrina Resort & Spa hotel is fairly new, cozy hotel. The Adrina is situated in the centre of the island and just a few short steps from the beach. It offers the warmth and comfort of home and at the same time the quality of big holiday resort. The hotel features Standard rooms and Maisonetted Rooms with garden or sea views. All rooms have bath, private balcony, satellite TV, mini fridge and air conditioning. The guests of the hotel can enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and surrounding country side while have breakfast at the hotel Restaurant. The restaurant serves American and Continental breakfast. During the lunch or dinner time the guests can take meal at Adrina's Taverna - the restaurant that is located at the pool side and serves Greek cuisine at reasonable price or can enjoy the drinks and snacks at the hotel pool or beach bars. The hotel also accommodates swimming pool with continuously recycled crystal clear sea water.

Adrina Beach Hotel
Adrina Beach Hotel
The Beach
The Beach
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    My trip to Scotland was absolutely wonderful. All the hotels were perfectly located, clean, and had wonderful amenities. The guides were exceptional and really knew Scotland and so much of the history. My Kensington representative, Lynne, was very helpful, very responsive, and was tremendously patient while I made numerous changes to the itinerary. It was a superb experience and one that I will never forget.

  • Ronald D. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Christian was our driver/guide. He was knowledgeable, thorough, caring/considerate and gave of his time greatly.

  • Meghan B. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    My husband and I had the time of our lives in the UK and Ireland! The tours that were set up for us were exactly what we hoped for and more. We learned so much and saw so much! Very impressed! I have already told others about Kensington tours. If you book, you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Kevin!

  • Diana G. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our tour guide in Roma,Francesco, was the best guide we ever had on this and our last trip that was provided by Kensington. Our other guides were also very good, but Francesco was outstanding.

  • Darron J. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our guides were excellent. Noel Clawson in Wales was friendly, knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to be around. Glen Jones for our day with him was also excellent and I would highly recommend a guided tour of London. Much more efficient than the hop on/hop off tour.

  • Edward G. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    All of the guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and conducted themselves in a professional manner. Both Dino Quaas and Andreas Zurner were extremely helpful and added significantly to the tour.

  • Major J. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    Our honeymoon that was setup and organized by Kensington Tours was absolutely amazing. All the details were taken care of and made our trip pleasant and stress free. Our accommodations were top notch with beautiful views located close to our destinations. Our guides and trip advisors were very knowledgeable. I would recommend Kensington tours to all my friends and family for future use as a travel agency as well as they will be our first choice in our future travel plans.

  • Sara G. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

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    Thanks to Kensington Tours, this trip could not have been better! The tour guides were the very best making our experience absolutely wonderful. Our accommodations were wonderful, and the logistics went like clockwork. Thank you for making our trip a once in a lifetime experience. I have already recommended Kensington to others.

  • Arthur F. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    I loved the vacation.. Your guides were fabulous and you put me into Hotels that were exactly where we wanted to be. Will contact you for our next trip!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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