Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer

7 days from $2,737 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
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
    • Greece - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with New Acropolis Museum - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Athens to Mykonos
    Athens to Mykonos
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Athens - Mykonos [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port (Zone 4) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Mykonos Wine & Culture (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Mykonos to Santorini
    Mykonos to Santorini
    • Transfer - Private - Port (Zone 4) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Mykonos - Santorini [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Tour - Shared - Premium Sunset Cruise (with BBQ dinner) (5 hrs) - Coach/Driver/Boat (Lagoon 500)
  • Day 7 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Transfer - Private - 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

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.

Accommodation: Electra Athens (4*)

Electra Athens Hotel is a superior first-class 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. Right on the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights and old town of Plaka. The hotel boasts guestrooms and elegantly furnished 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 flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Athens
Athens
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Electra Athens
Electra Athens

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: Electra Athens (4*)
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Day 3: Athens - Mykonos

A port transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by high speed ferry to Mykonos. The duration takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Meet your private vehicle and driver for a port transfer.

Accommodation: Petasos Beach (4*)

Petasos Beach Hotel offers excellent service and luxurious comforts with premises of the turquoise Aegean Sea. Petasos Beach is on a private peninsula between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. It offers a spa & health center, a fitness center and 2-level swimming pool with waterfalls. The guest, 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 2017 - 2018 -  Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Hotel

Day 4: Mykonos

During your half-day tour today, your private guide will take you on a walk of the sea front past the local fish and vegetable market. You will also have an opportunity to meet the island’s mascot, Peter the pelican. On your way to Paraportiani Church, a famous sample of Cycladic architecture and one of the most photographed spots of the Mediterranean, you will visit the Folklore Museum, situated in a beautiful house from the 11th century. Continue on to the picturesque Alefkandra, an area known as the “Little Venice” of Mykonos with the old captain houses built into the sea. The Windmills opposite Little Venice were used in the past to grind wheat, and from here you'll enjoy beautiful views of Little Venice and the sea. Then continue to the House of Lena where you can see the style of furniture and personal belongings of the family. Before returning to the hotel, take a Greek ‘meze’, including various Greek dips and olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes in a local tavern. While you enjoy a wine tasting, your guide will tell you about the history of Greek wines.

Accommodation: Petasos Beach (4*)
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Greek Meze & Mykonian Windmill
Greek Meze & Mykonian Windmill

Day 5: Mykonos - Santorini

Meet your private vehicle and driver for a port transfer.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Santorini. The high speed ferry takes approximately 2.5 hours.

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

Accommodation: Cliff Side Suites (4*)

Cliff Side Suites are newly renovated and refurbished as they stand on the natural rim where the most enchanting and fascinating sunset of the world is happening. Cliff Side Suites pay great respect to the Aegean architectural style and the complex promotes the design and comfort of locality along with a blissful merge of pleasant colors. The white of the walls is combined perfectly with the colors on the doors and the windows creating a magic environment to stay and feel Santorini’s higher state of style and hospitality. 23 private suites with all the finest comforts, built in a cave- like structure with small yards or balconies in the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira offering one of the best view spots in the island.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Santorini
Santorini
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Cliff Side Suites Hotel

Day 6: Santorini

This afternoon you will be transferred to the Vlychada port where a boat will be waiting to take you on a premium semi-private sunset cruise. Your first stop is the Red Beach, a geological phenomenon of red rocks and sand, which will offer you a breathtaking sight, as you gaze upon this spectacular natural creation. Your next stop will be at the White Beach another geological phenomenon. Continue to the famous hot springs, which are considered to have healing powers. On your way back to the Ammoudi port you will stop below Oia village to watch the sunset. Savor Santorinian wine as you enjoy dinner on board under the unique sunset in the waters of Santorini’s Caldera. Tour includes: roundtrip transfers, BBQ dinner, drinks, snorkeling equipment, towels. 

Accommodation: Cliff Side Suites (4*)
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Santorini Sunset
Santorini Sunset

Day 7: Santorini

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

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 Athens (4*): Athens

Electra Athens Hotel is a superior first-class 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. Right on the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights and old town of Plaka. The hotel boasts guestrooms and elegantly furnished 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 flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Electra Athens
Electra Athens

Petasos Beach (4*) : Mykonos

Petasos Beach Hotel offers excellent service and luxurious comforts with premises of the turquoise Aegean Sea. Petasos Beach is on a private peninsula between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. It offers a spa & health center, a fitness center and 2-level swimming pool with waterfalls. The guest, 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 2017 - 2018 -  Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Hotel

Cliff Side Suites (4*): Santorini

Cliff Side Suites are newly renovated and refurbished as they stand on the natural rim where the most enchanting and fascinating sunset of the world is happening. Cliff Side Suites pay great respect to the Aegean architectural style and the complex promotes the design and comfort of locality along with a blissful merge of pleasant colors. The white of the walls is combined perfectly with the colors on the doors and the windows creating a magic environment to stay and feel Santorini’s higher state of style and hospitality. 23 private suites with all the finest comforts, built in a cave- like structure with small yards or balconies in the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira offering one of the best view spots in the island.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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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