Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer

7 days from $2,849 per person*
  • Wander the landmarks of historic Athens, including the temples of the Acropolis.
  • Experience the wine-and-beach mecca of Mykonos with a private guide.
  • Dine on Greek barbecue on a sunset cruise off the coast of Santorini.
  • Laze about on the pristine white-sand beaches of the gorgeous Greek Islands.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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For a time, Greece was the center of the world – a thriving hub of politics, philosophy, science, and art. Sheltered by mountains and blessed with a coastline open to a glittering sea speckled with hundreds of islands, the gods couldn’t have picked a prettier location for their kingdom on Earth. The archaeological sites of ancient Athens reveal a rich culture whose achievements still stagger the mind more than 2,000 years after its fall, while the whitewashed hillside towns, azure waters, and snow-white beaches of islands like Mykonos and Santorini dazzle the eye with their beauty. With so much to see and do wrapped up in such an attractive package, the only downside to visiting Greece comes with the realization that, ultimately, you’ll have to leave.

Our tour begins in the capital with a private tour led by an expert guide that will introduce you to both modern and ancient Athens at historic sites like the Temple of Athena Nike, the Arch of Hadrian, the Parthenon, and Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics in 1894. Later, travel to Mykonos and discover its unique culture, delicious food, and heavenly wines on a half-day privately guided tour of this gorgeous island famed for its nightlife. Next, head to Santorini, the southernmost Cycladic island, to walk the spectacular sands of the Red and White beaches, refresh at a natural hot spring, and embark on a stunning sunset cruise complete with a sumptuous Greek barbecue. Relaxation is a big part of the Greek Islands’ allure, which is why we’ve been careful to strike the perfect balance of activity and free time. Swim, snorkel, explore, and unwind as much as little as you like. ... Show More »

Please note: This tour is only available from April to October.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Athens
    Athens
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
    • Greece - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with New Acropolis Museum (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Athens to Mykonos
    Athens to Mykonos
    • Private Transfer - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Athens - Mykonos [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Port (Zone 4) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Mykonos Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Mykonos to Santorini
    Mykonos to Santorini
    • Private Transfer - Port (Zone 4) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Mykonos - Santorini [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Port - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Shared Tour - Small Group Sunset Cruise with BBQ Dinner (7 hrs) - Coach/Driver/Boat (Lagoon 500)
  • Day 7 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
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

To ensure a seamless experience, an English-speaking assistant will meet you at the airport to help you coordinate 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.

Accommodation: Electra Hotel Athens (4*)

Electra Athens Hotel is an inviting and welcoming property, presenting a perfect blend of excellent Greek tradition along with modern and comfortable facilities. This property is located in the heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square, facing Greek Parliament. Situated at the start of the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights, the old town of Plaka and the upscale Kolonaki shopping and dining district. The hotel boasts elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites that are extremely comfortable and come with a host of in-room amenities. Start the day by enjoying the delightful, award-winning buffet breakfast and continue with a unique gastronomical journey through the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Athens
Athens
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Electra Athens
Electra Athens

Day 2: Athens

Meet your private driver and English-speaking guide for a half day tour of Athens, including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Start with a visit to the city center to see the exterior architecture of the Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Drive along Herod Atticus Street, where members of the Presidential Greek Guard known as the Evzones can be seen in their distinctive uniform in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace. Continue your drive to the Acropolis, passing by Hadrian’s Arch. Stop for a visit to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium across the street, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896.

Next, spend some time exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis, the ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Explore the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and its most famous ancient monument, the iconic Parthenon. End your tour with a visit to the adjacent New Acropolis Museum, home to the archeological artifacts uncovered at the Acropolis and its surrounding slopes. At the end of the visit, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Electra Hotel Athens (4*)
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Day 3: Athens - Mykonos

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Board a high-speed ferry for a transfer from Athens to Mykonos. Approximate ferry duration is 2.5 hours.

Your driver will meet you for a private port transfer.

Accommodation: Petasos Beach Resort & Spa (4*)

Petasos Beach Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable retreat on its own private peninsula overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. With excellent service and luxurious comforts, the aesthetically perfect beach resort offers an on-site spa and health center, fitness center and 2-tier swimming pool adorned with waterfalls. Guests, in the comfort of an elegant scene, will experience personalized services in surroundings overlooking the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Hotel

Day 4: Mykonos

This afternoon, your private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for a walking tour of Mykonos. Stroll along the seafront, past the local fish and vegetable market. Keep your eyes peeled for the island’s cheerful avian mascot, Peter the Pelican. Visit the antique-filled Folklore Museum, situated in a charming 11th-century house on your way to Papaportiani Church. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Church is a famous example of Cycladic architecture and is one of the most photographed spots in the Mediterranean. From here, continue onwards to the picturesque area of Alefkandra, known as the “Little Venice” of Mykonos. The gorgeous old houses are perched precariously on the edge of the sea, and the neighborhood is a popular area for local artists to set up their workshops. By the harbor, the iconic windmills stand guard facing the north, and offer a strikingly beautiful photographic opportunity. The windmills were used in the past to grind wheat, and provide a scenic vista overlooking Little Venice and the sea below. From here, continue to the House of Lena Museum, a great example of 19th-century middle-class Mykonian life. End the afternoon with a stop at a local tavern for a sampling of Greek “meze”, including various traditional Greek dips and olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes. Enjoy a wine tasting with your guide, and learn about the history and terroir of Greek wines. After sampling local wines, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Petasos Beach Resort & Spa (4*)
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mykonos Windmills
Mykonos Windmills

Day 5: Mykonos - Santorini

Your driver will meet you for a private port transfer.

Board a high-speed ferry for a transfer from Mykonos to Santorini. Approximate transfer time is 2.5 hours.

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Accommodation: Cliff Side Suites (4*)

The fully renovated and refurbished Cliff Side Suites are perched overlooking the Aegean Sea, with an enchanting panoramic view of the Santorini sunset. Honoring the Aegean architectural style, the property promotes local design traditions, a comfortable retreat, and a visually appealing merging of pleasant colors. The iconic white of the walls combines perfectly with the color-scheme of the doors and windows, creating a magical environment to stay and relish Santorini’s higher state of style and hospitality. The 23 private suites are adorned with the finest comforts, housed in an iconic cave-like structure with small yards or balconies perched along the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira, affording guests one of the best view spots on the island of Santorini.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Santorini
Santorini
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Cliff Side Suites Hotel

Day 6: Santorini

Santorini is a spectacular sight to behold, and a memorable experience at sunset. Experience the spectacular sunset this evening from the comfort of a small group shared cruise. Transfer to the Vlychada port and set sail around the island, starting with a visit to the famous Red Beach, a geologically unique area that was formed in a volcanic eruption. The beach is known as one the finest locations for swimming and snorkeling in Santorini, and the crystal-clear waters protect unique rock formations that are perfect for discovering.

From here, continue sailing to the stunning White Beach, primarily accessible by boat or on foot from the Red Beach. Volcanic black sand contrasts the towering white cliffs above, and the sand is dotted with white pebbles and pumice stones. Enjoy a half hour at leisure for swimming and snorkeling in the clear azure waters of this cove. Back on board, savor a delicious barbeque meal on the ship’s deck, accompanied by crisp Santorinian wine. Continue sailing back to Ammoudi port, stopping below the village of Oia to watch the sunset over the Caldera, basking the sea with brilliant hues of royal purple, red and orange. Transfer back to your hotel from Ammoudi port. This evening’s tour includes round-trip transfers, BBQ dinner, drinks, snorkeling equipment and towels.

Accommodation: Cliff Side Suites (4*)
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Santorini Sunset
Santorini Sunset

Day 7: Santorini

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Electra Hotel Athens (4*): Athens

Electra Athens Hotel is an inviting and welcoming property, presenting a perfect blend of excellent Greek tradition along with modern and comfortable facilities. This property is located in the heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square, facing Greek Parliament. Situated at the start of the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights, the old town of Plaka and the upscale Kolonaki shopping and dining district. The hotel boasts elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites that are extremely comfortable and come with a host of in-room amenities. Start the day by enjoying the delightful, award-winning buffet breakfast and continue with a unique gastronomical journey through the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Electra Athens
Electra Athens
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Electra Hotel Reception
Electra Hotel Reception

Petasos Beach Resort & Spa (4*) : Mykonos

Petasos Beach Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable retreat on its own private peninsula overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. With excellent service and luxurious comforts, the aesthetically perfect beach resort offers an on-site spa and health center, fitness center and 2-tier swimming pool adorned with waterfalls. Guests, in the comfort of an elegant scene, will experience personalized services in surroundings overlooking the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Hotel

Cliff Side Suites (4*): Santorini

The fully renovated and refurbished Cliff Side Suites are perched overlooking the Aegean Sea, with an enchanting panoramic view of the Santorini sunset. Honoring the Aegean architectural style, the property promotes local design traditions, a comfortable retreat, and a visually appealing merging of pleasant colors. The iconic white of the walls combines perfectly with the color-scheme of the doors and windows, creating a magical environment to stay and relish Santorini’s higher state of style and hospitality. The 23 private suites are adorned with the finest comforts, housed in an iconic cave-like structure with small yards or balconies perched along the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira, affording guests one of the best view spots on the island of Santorini.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Pool Side
Pool Side

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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