12 days from $3,408 per person*
  • Take a privately guided walking tour of the fortress at Rethymno on Crete.
  • Explore the archaeological sites of the Acropolis in Athens.
  • Wander beautiful Mykonos and travel to the legendary island of Delos by boat.
  • Refresh yourself in the hot springs of Santorini and stretch out on its beaches.
  • Stroll the white-stucco villages of picturesque Paros at your leisure.
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Every traveler should walk the archaeological wonders of Athens at least once, but to fully appreciate Greece, one must leave the mainland behind. In ancient times, the Cyclades were often the backdrop against which the gods quarreled and schemed, and today these gorgeous islands still teem with magic. Dotted with whitewashed towns pulled straight from postcards and bounded by some of the most picturesque beaches you’ll ever see, the abundance of historical sites found here are almost an afterthought. Come along and discover where the Greece of old meets the Greece of now and understand how, two millennia removed from legend, the Cyclades still fascinate the imagination.

It begins, naturally, in Athens, the crucible of Western civilization. Tour the landmarks of Greece’s ancient and modern capital, including the Parthenon atop the Acropolis and the stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics. After landing on Mykonos, explore the ruined temples of Delos, a once-thriving hub of religion and politics at the center of the Greek world. Later, travel to Paros and wander the winding streets of its towns on your own in between visits to the beach. The natural splendor of Santorini awaits next, where you’ll walk the colored sands of the Red and White beaches before restoring yourself at the island’s famed natural hot springs. Last stop: Crete, where a private half-day walking tour will introduce you to its myths and legends and the heritage left behind by the civilizations that have claimed it, including the Greeks, Romans, and Ottomans. (The Greek Islands are best enjoyed at your own pace, and we’ve built plenty of free time into the itinerary for you to swim, snorkel, explore, and relax however you see fit.) ... 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
    • Self-Guided - Afternoon at leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day City Tour with Acropolis - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Athens to Mykonos
    Athens to Mykonos
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Athens - Mykonos [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port (Zone 1) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • Tour - Shared - Delos Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Boat/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Mykonos to Paros
    Mykonos to Paros
    • Transfer - Private - Port (Zone 1) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Mykonos - Paros [1 hr] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Paros
    Paros
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Paros to Santorini
    Paros to Santorini
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Paros - Santorini [2 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Tour - Shared - Red Beach, White Beach, Hot Springs (5hrs) - Coach/Driver/Boat
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Santorini to Heraklion to Rethymno
    Santorini to Heraklion to Rethymno
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Santorini - Heraklion [1.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Heraklion - Rethymno [Port 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Rethymno
    Rethymno
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Rethymno
    Rethymno
    • Rethymno - Heraklion [Airport, 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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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: Plaka (3*)

Behind vibrant exotic flowers and cobblestone roads sits the Plaka Hotel. This location is in the heart of Athens and brings many treasures close to it like the Syntagma Square, Acropolis, museums, Parliament, shopping area of Plaka, and Cathedral. The hotel has cozy guestrooms that are well furnished and equipped with all the modern amenities. For dining pleasure, there is a small restaurant on-site that is attractively furnished and offers a variety of cuisine. The minimalist decoration, the friendliness of the staff, and the cleanliness of the hotel are promising an unforgettable stay in Athens. From the hotel's roof garden, guests can enjoy one of the best views of the Acropolis and the rest of the city.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Athens
Athens
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel

Day 2: Athens

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. A guide will take you to see the centre of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis you will visit the Museum and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon.

Accommodation: Plaka (3*)
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Parthenon
Parthenon

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: Yiannaki (3*)

The Yiannaki Hotel is located in the settlement of Ornos, in a beautiful bay area on the western side of Mykonos Island. The hotel is situated just 200 meters from the beach and offers a beautiful view from the room balconies. The hotel has been recently refurbished with excellent facilities complementing the ever excellent service. The Yiannaki Hotel was built according to the traditional Cycladic architectural style and is comprised of 45 tastefully furnished rooms. Painted in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white, the Yiannaki Hotel is the perfect setting for your time on Mykonos island and is well situated for a day on the beach or a night on the town.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Yiannaki Hotel
Yiannaki Hotel

Day 4: Mykonos

Take a tour of the now uninhabited island of Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece. The Delos Island archaeological sanctuary, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, is listed by UNESCO as one of mankind's most important cultural and historical sites. Delos was a sacred island for Ancient Greeks and with the Delos oracle being second only to that of Delphi the island became the holiest place in the Aegean. As a result there grew a flourishing commercial town & harbor on Delos with a large population, temples, and open air theatre. The short boat trip and guided tour to this now uninhabited island of Delos, will give you some facts and a remarkable insight of the Hellenistic ruins dating from 300 B.C.

Accommodation: Yiannaki (3*)
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cleopatra's House
Cleopatra's House

Day 5: Mykonos

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

Accommodation: Yiannaki (3*)

Day 6: Mykonos - Paros

Meet your private vehicle and driver for a port transfer.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Paros. The high speed ferry takes approx 1 hr. 

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Accommodation: Paros Agnanti (4*)

Paros Agnanti Hotel is set directly on the beach of Krios (2 km from Parikia Village), which is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. In perfect harmony with the Cyclades landscape, that respects the traditional architecture and the environment, Paros Agnanti is a source of good life, a natural, luxurious creation for those who seek privacy with a cosmopolitan touch. Each of the guestrooms affords beautiful views and all have been completed in their own unique style. The hotel boasts two swimming pools, a restaurant which serves Greek cuisine, a pool bar, a natural cave, tennis and basketball courts, table tennis, and a playground.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paros
Paros
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paros Agnanti Hotel
Paros Agnanti Hotel

Day 7: Paros

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

Accommodation: Paros Agnanti (4*)

Day 8: Paros - Santorini

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Santorini. High speed ferry takes approx 2 hrs.

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

Accommodation: Dana Villas (3*)

Dana Villas is a group of studios and apartments perched on the rim of a cliff in Firostefani. The villas are located close to the capital of the island, yet, are away from the noisy city center. The attractive studios and apartments are furnished in Santorinian décor with special attention to quality and detail. The complex also offers a swimming pool with a pool bar, restaurant, café, buffet breakfast, an outdoor heated Jacuzzi, and the most breathtaking views of the ocean, the volcano, and the sunset from the rooms. All rooms offer a guaranteed ocean view, bringing deep turquoise colors straight into your room. Ocean views are located in every part of this quiet hidden hotel, promising you excellent views at any time of the day.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Santorini
Santorini
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dana Villas View
Dana Villas View

Day 9: Santorini

This morning you will be transferred to the port where a boat will be waiting to take you on a 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.  At the end of the tour the boat sails back along the coast and ends at the port, where buses will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Tour includes: roundtrip transfers, BBQ, drinks, snorkeling equipment. You will be departing and returning at either Ammoudi port or Athinios port, depending on where your accommodation is located.

Accommodation: Dana Villas (3*)
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Red Beach
Red Beach

Day 10: Santorini - Heraklion - Rethymno

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

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Heraklion. The high speed ferry takes approximately 1.5 hrs. 

Enjoy a private transfer with vehicle and driver from Heraklion Port to Rethymno.

Accommodation: Veneto Hotel (4*)

Veneto Hotel, an old 14th century Venetian manor house, is located in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno, just a 3-minute walking distance from the commercial area, museums, the beach and numerous cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs. The hotel has been restored with respect to the character and architecture of the building, and has created six studios and four suites, ready to take you to the charm of yesterday and offer you the comforts of today. In the common areas of the ground floor, there is one of the most beautiful and famous restaurants on the island. In the stone-built wine cellar you can find some of the most carefully selected wines from the Cretan, Greek, and national vineries.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rethymno
Rethymno
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Veneto Hotel
Veneto Hotel

Day 11: Rethymno

Enjoy a walking tour around the old town of Rethymno, the capital of the homonymous province, located in the western part of the island of Crete. During a walk through the old town, you can see the most important sights and the architecture of Rethymno. Start the journey in the old part of the city from the Venetian harbor, through its Venetian quarters, with obvious elements of Turkish presence - minarets, huge round dome in the desert fortress, visible from all sides, which protected the city from the threat of pirates. Finally, visitors can enjoy a swim at the sandy beach, which begins east of the port town of Rethymnon. There are other attractions including small Venetian harbor with lighthouse, the Venetian Loggia, the Fountain Rimondi, Neradze mosque, church and Venetian mansions Street Arcadiou, St. Francis Church, and many other points of interest in Rethymno. Entrance fee to fortezza and a tasty snack is included.

Accommodation: Veneto Hotel (4*)
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rethymno
Rethymno

Day 12: Rethymno

Enjoy a private transfer from Rethymno to Heraklion airport/port.

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.
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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.

Plaka (3*): Athens

Behind vibrant exotic flowers and cobblestone roads sits the Plaka Hotel. This location is in the heart of Athens and brings many treasures close to it like the Syntagma Square, Acropolis, museums, Parliament, shopping area of Plaka, and Cathedral. The hotel has cozy guestrooms that are well furnished and equipped with all the modern amenities. For dining pleasure, there is a small restaurant on-site that is attractively furnished and offers a variety of cuisine. The minimalist decoration, the friendliness of the staff, and the cleanliness of the hotel are promising an unforgettable stay in Athens. From the hotel's roof garden, guests can enjoy one of the best views of the Acropolis and the rest of the city.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel

Yiannaki (3*): Mykonos

The Yiannaki Hotel is located in the settlement of Ornos, in a beautiful bay area on the western side of Mykonos Island. The hotel is situated just 200 meters from the beach and offers a beautiful view from the room balconies. The hotel has been recently refurbished with excellent facilities complementing the ever excellent service. The Yiannaki Hotel was built according to the traditional Cycladic architectural style and is comprised of 45 tastefully furnished rooms. Painted in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white, the Yiannaki Hotel is the perfect setting for your time on Mykonos island and is well situated for a day on the beach or a night on the town.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Yiannaki Hotel
Yiannaki Hotel

Paros Agnanti (4*): Paros

Paros Agnanti Hotel is set directly on the beach of Krios (2 km from Parikia Village), which is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. In perfect harmony with the Cyclades landscape, that respects the traditional architecture and the environment, Paros Agnanti is a source of good life, a natural, luxurious creation for those who seek privacy with a cosmopolitan touch. Each of the guestrooms affords beautiful views and all have been completed in their own unique style. The hotel boasts two swimming pools, a restaurant which serves Greek cuisine, a pool bar, a natural cave, tennis and basketball courts, table tennis, and a playground.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paros Agnanti Hotel
Paros Agnanti Hotel

Dana Villas (3*): Santorini

Dana Villas is a group of studios and apartments perched on the rim of a cliff in Firostefani. The villas are located close to the capital of the island, yet, are away from the noisy city center. The attractive studios and apartments are furnished in Santorinian décor with special attention to quality and detail. The complex also offers a swimming pool with a pool bar, restaurant, café, buffet breakfast, an outdoor heated Jacuzzi, and the most breathtaking views of the ocean, the volcano, and the sunset from the rooms. All rooms offer a guaranteed ocean view, bringing deep turquoise colors straight into your room. Ocean views are located in every part of this quiet hidden hotel, promising you excellent views at any time of the day.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dana Villas View
Dana Villas View
Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Balcony Views
Balcony Views

Veneto Hotel (4*): Rethymno

Veneto Hotel, an old 14th century Venetian manor house, is located in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno, just a 3-minute walking distance from the commercial area, museums, the beach and numerous cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs. The hotel has been restored with respect to the character and architecture of the building, and has created six studios and four suites, ready to take you to the charm of yesterday and offer you the comforts of today. In the common areas of the ground floor, there is one of the most beautiful and famous restaurants on the island. In the stone-built wine cellar you can find some of the most carefully selected wines from the Cretan, Greek, and national vineries.

Greek Island Hopper Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Veneto Hotel
Veneto Hotel

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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