Includes flights from Montreal, ferries, domestic flights & much more!
Discover the history and culture of Athens and the Greek isles with this amazing package. After one night in Athens, take a ferry to Mykonos, a picturesque island known for its upbeat nightlife and stunning natural scenery, where you can wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice or relax on of one of the many golden sandy beaches and terrace bars.
From Mykonos, take a ferry to Santorini, an island known throughout the world for its stunning Red Beach, colorful sunsets and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs.
From Santorini, fly to Athens. While in Athens, you could visit the famous Acropolis to see the Parthenon and other famous ruins. At Constitution Square, perhaps catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. See the Ancient Agora, with its impressive temples and public buildings, or walk through the old Plaka district.
Swim in crystal clear waters, under the hot Grecian sun, and relax on the sandy beaches with some Greek ouzo during this independent vacation that offers incredible value and flexibility in your schedule! There is truly something for everyone in enchanting Greece!
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights Montreal-Athens, Athens-Montreal
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- Intra-flight Santorini-Athens
- 9 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
- All transfers
- Breakfast Daily
- Flights and ferries between Athens and the Greek Islands
- 24-hour telephone assistance in the Islands
DAY 1, Sunday – Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece
DAY 2, Monday – Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
DAY 3, Tuesday – Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry (tourist class) to Mykonos with its bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills, world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Time on your own to enjoy the energetic ambiance. Find a table at a harbor side taverna and savor the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views
Note: An upgrade to a flight is available to purchase at least 60 days in advance of your trip, and will not be available for purchase locally
DAY 4, Wednesday – Full Day in Mykonos
Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Leave time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar
DAY 5, Thursday – Full Day in Mykonos
On your leisure day, perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization or join the optional tour to the splendid archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island
Optional: Mykonos Delos Tour (AM)
DAY 6, Friday – Ferry to Santorini
Today, transfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini (tourist class). Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The island of Santorini, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs is considered one of the world’s most enchanting getaways. This evening is yours to independently discover the delightful restaurants and nightlife
DAY 7, Saturday – Full Day in Santorini
Today is free to explore this Grecian paradise. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island’s iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Take time to visit the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious make up of this beautiful village. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Perhaps join the optional Santorini Island & Akrotiri tour and enjoy the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, stop at Perivolos known as ‘the black sandy beach’ and visit Santo Wine, the largest winery on Santorini. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Wine Tour to explore the world of Therian volcanic wines and enjoy tastings at three family estate wineries
Optional: Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM)*
*The Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour and Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
DAY 8, Sunday – Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a second full day at leisure in Santorini. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. To learn more, join the optional Santorini Volcano Cruise aboard a motorized sailing boat that circles around the island. Sail to the nearby volcanic island of Nea Kameni and Therasia for leisure time before returning to the port of Athinios. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time to swim at the famous Red Beach
Optional: Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM)*
*The Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise and Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours
DAY 9, Monday – Fly to Athens
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the classical city of Athens
DAY 10, Tuesday – Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. At Constitution Square, perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Alternatively, join the optional Athens city tour that begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens. This neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes is surely the best place to spend your last night in Greece
Optional: Half Day Athens Sightseeing (AM)
DAY 11, Wednesday – Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Alexandros Hotel, Athens
This tourist class hotel is located in a central location on Mavili Square.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, some with balconies opening to city, garden, or courtyard views. All rooms are well equipped with a range of modern amenities.
Location: The hotel is set in a scenic location just beneath Lycabettus Hill. The U.S. Embassy, Athens Concert Hall and Kolonaki are within a half mile of the hotel.
Restaurants: The hotel offers the on-site Don Giovanni Restaurant serving fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Room service is available during limited hours.
Parthenon Hotel, Athens
The superior tourist hotel is located nearby the Acropolis of Athens.
Guest Rooms: The rooms are decorated with comfortable furnishings that are complemented by brown decor accents. All rooms are equipped with amenities for a pleasant stay, such as complimentary internet access, a mini refrigerator and air conditioning.
Location: The hotel is situated in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens. The Acropolis Museum, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Temple of Olympian Zeus are within a half mile walk of the hotel. Metro, bus and tram stops are a short walk away.
Restaurants: Guests are invited to enjoy the delectable Greek dishes that are served in the hotel’s Acropolis restaurant. A variety of delicious refreshments are available in the hotel’s bar.
The Stanley, Athens
This superior tourist class hotel is a short metro ride from the historical center of Athens including the Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Archaeological Museum.
Guest Rooms: Rooms are fitted in simple contemporary decor with wood accents and feature air conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary internet access, mini safe, balcony and more. Enjoy the hotel’s seasonal roof top pool.
Location: Hotel is on Karaiskaki Square near to many attractions. The hotel is located 0.4 miles from the city center of Athens and .9 mile from Constitution Square. Parthenon is nearby at 1.6 miles. The Metaxourghio Metro Station (line 2) is next door to the hotel.
Restaurants: The hotel’s main restaurant, Ikarus, overlooks Karaiskaki square. It serves an American style buffet breakfast and Greek and international dishes for lunch and dinner. The roof garden restaurant, Virtus, features panoramic views of the Parthenon, Acropolis and city and a la carte local dishes, specializing in char-grilled meats and fish. Enjoy a refreshment at the Day Bar.
Hotel Artemis, Mykonos
This tourist class hotel is situated on the picturesque beach of Agios Stephanos.
Guest Rooms: Rooms feature air conditioning, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, mini refrigerator, and a balcony.
Location: The hotel is located on the beach of Agios Stephanos. It is 1.5 miles from the town of Mykonos and 0.5 mile from the Mykonos New Port. There is a bus stop in front of the hotel that provides easy access to the town of Mykonos.
Restaurants: The hotel offers a breakfast room and snack bar. Several restaurants are located a short walk away.
Despotiko Hotel, Mykonos
This superior tourist class hotel combines tradition and convenience with marvelous views overlooking the town and the sea.
Guest Rooms: Comfortable rooms decorated in modern contemporary furnishings with many amenities. Rooms feature air conditioning, direct dial phone, satellite TV, hairdryer and balcony or terrace. Enjoy the hotel’s own outdoor pool.
Location: Ideally located in capital of Mykonos. The hotel is just a few minutes walk to both the beach and the Mykonos Town city center (200 yards).
Restaurants: The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast room and a snack bar.
Kamari Hotel, Mykonos
This superior tourist class hotel is situated nearby Platys Gialos Beach.
Guest Rooms: The rooms are decorated with stylish decor accents and wooden furnishings. All rooms feature amenities that will ensure a pleasant stay, such as a balcony or veranda, complimentary internet access and air conditioning.
Location: During their stay, guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s pool. The hotel is nearby both Platys Gialos Beach and Psarou Beach. The town of Mykonos and the Mykonos windmills are about a ten minute drive away.
Restaurants: The hotel’s restaurant serves scrumptious fare for breakfast and snacks throughout the day. A range of delicious refreshments are available at the bar and the pool bar.
Mykonos Beach Hotel, Mykonos
This tourist class hotel overlooks the Aegean Sea.
Guest Rooms: The guest rooms feature comfortable furnishings and a balcony with a view of the Aegean Sea. All are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, a telephone, and a mini refrigerator.
Location: The hotel is in a traditional Cycladic style bungalow complex, and features spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Megali Ammos beach and the town of Mykonos are within walking distance.
Restaurants: The hotel serves an American style breakfast buffet daily.
Alia Hotel, Santorini
This superior budget class hotel is located a short walk away from the beach.
Guest Rooms: The guest rooms are fitted with tasteful decor and comfortable wooden furnishings. Enjoy the hotel’s on-site pool and splendid views of the surrounding landscape.
Location: The hotel is a short walk away from the beach and the village center of Kamari. The city center of Fira is situated about five miles away from the hotel.
Restaurants: Snacks and beverages are available at the hotel’s on-site bar.
Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel, Santorini
This tourist class hotel is located in the village of Kamari.
Guest Rooms: The guest rooms feature comfortable wooden furnishings and modern decor accents. All rooms offer amenities for a relaxing stay, such as a balcony or terrace, air conditioning and a mini refrigerator.
Location: Guests can enjoy the nearby beach and the hotel’s pool and garden. The hotel is located in the village of Kamari. Ancient Thera is about two and a half miles away, and the city of Fira is approximately five and a half miles away from the hotel.
Restaurants: The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast and dinner buffets. The hotel’s bar offers both splendid beach views and a variety of tasty beverages. Refreshments are also available at the hotel’s pool and beach bars.
*Includes airfare from Montreal plus domestic flights and ferries, airport taxes, transfers, accommodations and certain meals as per itinerary. This is a limited time offer, subject to availability and supplier’s inventory control; other conditions and restrictions may apply. Not all travel dates available. Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. OPC Indemnity Fund fee of $1 per $1,000 of travel products sold is additional.