Welcome to Greece

The island of Mykonos, named after the son of the god Apollo, is known for its glamourous crowds, whitewashed houses, and the occasional pelican wandering its narrow streets. Mykonos is also just a short boat trip away from Delos, an ancient sacred island which is now a UNESCO world heritage centre due to it’s mythological, historical and archaeological importance. Emerged in Greek life, we’ll island hop to Santorini, a breathtakingly beautiful volcanic island. Famed for its stunning sunsets, the coloured strata of its volcanic cliffs, and the white Cycladic houses which line the hilltops – Santorini has to be experienced to be believed. Together, these two islands will provide the perfect blend of mythical Greek history, exquisite Mediterranean food, beautiful beaches under the bright light of the sun, and the opportunity to explore the narrow streets of ancient Aegean towns.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient streets of Fira, Oia and Chora.
  • Discover the mythical history behind the UNESCO world heritage site of Delos.
  • Embrace the dramatic landscape of Santorini’s Caldera and swim in hot springs on our sailing trip.
  • Visit a Greek winery to understand how wine is made and taste some local produce.
  • Enjoy these beautiful Greek Islands in Spring whilst they are surrounded by flowers in bloom.
  • Dates & Prices

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    May 6 - May 13, 2017 (8 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £1559 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £899 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1399 1399 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 699 699 Contact us for availability

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    The white marble Delos Lions roaring against a blue sky
  • The whitewashed seafront houses of Little Venice in Mykonos

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 3 and 4-star accommodation
    • All breakfasts
    • One dinner
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Guided tour around the UNESCO world heritage site of Delos
    • Guided tour around the island of Santorini
    • Visit to a winery with wine-tasting
    • Boat trip around the Caldera with a visit to the hot springs
    Two fishing boats moored in turquoise waters in Mykonos Harbour

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Saturday 6th May

We arrive in Mykonos this evening and transfer to our hotel in Platys Gialos, an area on the south side of the island located a couple of miles from Mykonos Old Town. Upon arrival at our hotel in the early evening we shall enjoy a welcome evening meal together.

Dinner included. Overnight in Platys Gialos, Mykonos.

Sunday 7th May

Today we will be taking a short boat ride to visit Delos. Famed as a sacred shrine and bustling port, Delos is an explosion of colourful blooming flowers at this time of year. According to legend, Apollo the god of light and Artemis the goddess of hunting were born here. Thousands of years ago it was the greatest commercial centre in the world and was deemed so sacred that it was illegal to give birth or die on the island. Having been left abandoned since ancient times, the ruins of the city are considered some of the best preserved in the world, including mosaics, villas and the famous sacred lions. Excavations which began in 1872 and are still ongoing have revealed grand monuments and our guided tour around the island will explore the most important of these.

After a morning spent discovering these ancient treasures, we will travel back by boat to the mainland. Here, the afternoon will be yours to spend at leisure exploring Mykonos Town. Known as Chora by local islanders, this Cycladic village is a labyrinth of streets designed to confuse pirates, so prepare for winding alleys lined with whitewashed cubic houses, numerous cafes and chic boutiques. While you explore Chora, look out for Petros the pelican, a bird who became the mascot of Mykonos after being found with a wounded wing and made the town his home.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Platys Gialos, Mykonos.

Monday 8th May

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Our hotel is situated minutes away from both Platys Gialos beach, one of the longest beaches on Mykonos, and Psarou beach. Both beaches are surrounded by bars and restaurants, and have sun beds available to rent for a day spent relaxing by the golden sands and clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Alternatively, our hotel has a swimming pool with a jacuzzi and poolside bar, as well as its own restaurant. If you fancy exploring further afield, there are regular buses from near our hotel to Mykonos Town and also Ano Mera, a small village which is home to a medieval monastery, traditional pastry shops, and many tavernas.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Platys Gialos, Mykonos.

Tuesday 9th May

Today we say goodbye to idyllic Mykonos as we continue our journey to the island of Santorini, located a morning’s ferry ride away in the southern Aegean Sea. Santorini has a peculiar geographical history; the crescent shaped isle we see today is all that remains after an enormous volcanic eruption destroyed much of the island thousands of years ago. There are even suggestions that before this explosion, Santorini was home to the Lost City of Atlantis! It’s renowned for the multi-coloured layers of its sheer lava cliffs, spectacular sunsets over the Caldera (‘volcano cauldron’), the dark volcanic sand of its beaches, and an abundance of unique vineyards. Our hotel is located in the coastal village of Kamari, and we will transfer here from the ferry port.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Kamari, Santorini.

Wednesday 10th May

We’ll spend our first full day in Santorini exploring the island with a guided tour around some of its most beautiful spots. This will include Firostefani, a picturesque area perched on the cliffs of the Caldera, and Oia, a traditional village with narrow streets and blue domed churches. We will also visit the highest spot on the island which is home to the monastery of Profitis Ilias, before having lunch together in a restaurant housed in an old tomato factory! Santorini is famed for its tomato production and a popular meze dish with the locals are tomatokeftedes, tomatoe patties fried in olive oil (delicious with tzatziki). After our meal, our day will continue with a visit to a nearby winery where we will have the opportunity to understand how the wine is produced, and to enjoy some tasters too.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Kamari, Santorini.

Thursday 11th May

Today we’ll explore the Caldera up close as we embark on a sailing voyage around some of Santorini’s smaller surrounding islands. As the Old Port of Santorini is located below the main town, we’ll travel down to meet our sailing boat via cable car. From there, we’ll board our vessel and head to the uninhabited island of Nea Kameni (meaning ‘the new burnt’), which is formed from black lava and home to an ancient volcanic crater. A short walk up to the highest point of the island will allow us to discover steaming sulphur openings in the rock and panoramic views across the island. Next we will have the opportunity to swim in some mud baths near the island of Palaia Kameni, before continuing on to the island of Thirassia, a quiet and undeveloped islet where we shall enjoy lunch in a traditional taverna. From here, we will head back to our departure point, sailing nearby to the volcanic cliffs of Oia before mooring up in the Old Port of Fira and disembarking our ship.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Kamari, Santorini.

Friday 12th May

Our last full day in the Greek islands will be yours to enjoy at leisure. Kamari is home to a beautiful long black sand beach and flanked by Mesa Vouno, the mountain of Kamari. There is a wide variety of places to eat and drink, and also an open air cinema, as well as many tiny traditional churches to explore. Our hotel also has a large pool if you prefer to relax closer to home. Another option for today is to visit the Old Town of Fira, which can be reached by a short bus trip. Alternatively, you may wish to spend the day discovering Santorini’s culinary delights, as the island is famed for its unique tomatoes, fava (bean puree), and local goats cheese.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Kamari, Santorini.

Saturday 13th May

This morning will be spent enjoying the Mediterranean sun, sea and sand before we prepare for our journey home after lunch. We will fly home from Santorini airport, having enjoyed a fascinating island break discovering the history, charms and culture of the islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

Breakfast included.