14 Days / 13 Nights: Athens (1 night) - Tinos (4 nights) - Mykonos (4 nights) - Santorini (4 nights)
This outstanding Greek holiday itinerary combines a taste of Athens with three very different Cycladic destinations, including Tinos, the island that we call “the best kept secret of the Cyclades.” From the unspoiled countryside of Tinos, with its artistic traditions, mountain villages, and beautiful dovecotes, you’ll stop next at Mykonos, the cosmopolitan island destination with outstanding nightlife, and with the opportunity to visit the Sacred Island of Delos. Santorini is next, and here you’ll have the breathtaking Caldera and the legendary sunset at Oia. We think that this Greek holiday itinerary certainly defines the diversity of the Cyclades!
Day 1 Athens International Airport, Athens City
Arrival at Athens airport. Meet our Athens Branch representative and transfer to your Athens accommodation. Day at leisure. We suggest you stroll through the streets of the Plaka area, or bargain your way through the Monastiraki flea market at the foot of the Acropolis hill. Athens is a wonderous city, and you can find yourself in the middle of a traffic jam at 3 o’clock in the morning! Overnight Athens.
Day 2 Athens City, Tinos (Island)
After breakfast, transfer to the port (Piraeus or Rafina) for your departure to Tinos. Arrival and transfer to your Tinos accommodation. We suggest that you explore the streets of Tinos Town and visit its museums and the famous Church of the Panagia, the most important pilgrimage for the Greek Orthodox followers. The famous Icon of Our Lady dominates its interior. It is covered with precious jewels, just a few of the many offerings of emperors, kings, and the faithful. The church was built in 1828, during the Hellenic Independence Revolt against Turkish Rule, on the spot where the miraculous icon was found. Try to discover the numerous pieces of marble carried over from the ruins of Delos, and used to build the walls during the five-year period of its construction. Overnight Tinos.
Days 3 - 4 Tinos (Island)
Days at leisure. We suggest that you tour one of the most beautiful of the Cycladic Islands. The expansive Tinos island scenery is, simultaneously, dramatic and serene. Rolling hills of green and brown, laced with an intricate series of endless rock walls, a landscape dotted with clusters of white villages, churches and exquisitely built dovecotes, all accessed by excellent paved roads. Marvelous fountains ornamented with marble sculptures, beautiful beaches, and its authentic old-world charm have made Tinos the island of choice for those searching for the "real" Greece. After your tour, you will understand why Tinos is called "the Bride of the Cyclades." 2 overnights Tinos.
Day 5 Tinos (Island)
Your last full day and night on Tinos, perhaps a chance to catch up on your gift shopping. Evangelistria Street offers the perfect opportunity to pick up inexpensive jewelry, linens and souvenirs. For dinner, try a taverna on one of the small back streets or at the seaside. Did you know that National Geographic's Traveler's Magazine dubbed Tinos the "gourmet island?" Overnight Tinos.
Days 6 - 8 Tinos (Island), Mykonos (Island)
After breakfast, transfer to the port for your departure to Mykonos. Arrival at Mykonos island and transfer to your accommodation. Rest of the days are free at leisure to explore and find your way through the maze of Mykonos Town. The tinier the cobbled street, the more surprising the view. Do consider a visit to the Sacred Island of Delos, the heart and soul of the Cyclades in antiquity. Take a jeep and explore the myriad of outstanding beaches that make Mykonos so famous. While on the subject of famous, don't miss the fabulous nightlife! 3 overnights Mykonos.
Day 9 Mykonos (Island)
Your last free day and night on Mykonos. Grab your postcards and head for the beach, or explore some of the designer boutiques in Mykonos Town. For dinner, splurge at one of the many gourmet restaurants in town, or if you haven't tasted one yet, try the original Greek fastfood, the humble souvlaki. Better yet, try the pizza or a fantastic salad at the Point Cafe near the main bus station in Fabrica. Overnight Mykonos.
Days 10 - 12 Mykonos (Island), Santorini (Island)
After breakfast, transfer to the port for your departure to Santorini. Arrival at Santorini and transfer to your accommodation. Rest of the days free at leisure for you to come to terms with the shock and awe that you'll experience when you first view the Caldera and its breathtaking precipices. Enjoy a swim at the colorful black or red beaches created by the eruption of the volcano during ancient times. Don't miss visiting the traditional village of Oia to enjoy the magnificent sunset that has christened Santorini as the most romantic island of the world. 3 overnights Santorini.
Day 13 Santorini (Island)
Your last day and night on this magnificent island, and a chance to take a last-minute tour, relax on the beach, or visit the many jewelry shops in Fira Town. Dinner should be a memorable affair, with volcano view of course! Do consider a sunset cruise with dinner, a wonderful way to end your holiday. Overnight Santorini.
Day 14 Santorini (Island), Athens International Airport
After breakfast, transfer to the Santorini airport for your return flight to Athens, full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime!
For prices please contact our Agency using our Request Form. All prices will be given in Euros, per person in double occupancy and will include:
Ferry or Highspeed tickets between all destinations
Air Tickets Santorini/Athens
All transfers as per itinerary
Hotel taxes, service charges
Supplement for single occupancy: +50%
This itinerary can also be designed in reverse order.
Any excursion suggested in this itinerary can be pre-booked at any time prior to the start of your holiday.
If you don't find an itinerary that is exactly what you need and have in mind (both in terms of length and of destinations included), then choose the one(s) that are closest to your wishes and contact us by email. The itinerary that you choose will form the basis of our email correspondence. Any change or substitution is possible, and our aim is always to best fit your needs!