Company : Topdeck Travel
Activities: Sailing Tours / Tours
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1250 £ Pound (UK)
10 Days, Athens to Athens - Bring your island holiday dreams to life in Greece.
The mere mention of a Greek island holiday is enough to conjure up images of endless beaches with impossibly blue waters glittering under perpetual sunshine. Good news: the real thing offers this and more. Starting with the ancient wonders of Athens, join us as we travel between the Mediterranean paradises of Santorini, Paros and Mykonos, each with its own enticing beaches, charming towns and timeless villages, fit for exploring.
Day 1: Athens, Greece
Meet the crew and dump your gear. Get the lowdown at a welcome meeting before hitting the Old Town streets of Plaka and Monastiraki. Tonight's all about making besties between dance moves.
Day 2: Athens
Orient yourself on this morning's walking tour and tick off the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Square. Then, drop your jaw at the Acropolis. Hop on an optional trip to Cape Sounion, the southernmost point in Greece. Cue coastal views of the Saronic Gulf and ancient columns for a different kind of #throwback. More of an urbanite? Take the rest of the day to get lost – you're free until dinner. Tonight: Greek grub and live entertainment at a traditional taverna.
Day 3: Athens to Mykonos
Rise and shine. We're off to Mykonos. Walk off your sea legs on a tour of the town. Then, doll up and hit the streets to discover why this island is nicknamed the Ibiza of Greece.
Day 4: Mykonos
Delos Island in the AM to check out the birthplace of Apollo aka the sun god (optional) or sleep in and worship the rays on your own time. Tonight? Dance off that heat haze.
Day 5: Mykonos to Paros
More chalky villages, skyblue churches and laze-worthy beaches on the horizon. Next up: Paros. Get your bearings on a walking tour before cutting loose to explore. Pro tip: grub it up in Parikia Town for the best restaurants and bars.
Day 6: Paros
Another free day for the win. Alternate between ocean dips and naps on the beach or take off on an optional tour of the island. You'll see the church of Ekatontapiliani, the Naoussa fishing village and the famous Kolymbithres beach for lunch and a swim. Hungry for more? Byzantine footpaths connect old school villages through Instagram-able landscapes. Your feed will be all #nofilter.
Day 7: Paros to Santorini
Back on the ferry and on to Santorini. Get ready for romcom worthy landscapes (it's a honeymoon hotspot for a reason) and views to write home about. Get oriented on a walking tour of Fira town before witnessing the epic sunset on an optional visit to car-free Oia. After dark, hit the local taverns to mingle with the locals.
Day 8: Santorini
Sail out to the island's volcano for an optional hike up King George to Instagram the active crater. Bonus: natural hot springs and mud masks. Nap time or free time – you decide.
Day 9: Santorini to Athens
Whip out your camera and snap one last shot of the postcard-worthy scenery on your last free morning. We're catching the ferry back to Athens for a final dose of ancient architecture and tragic myths. Oh yeah, and a night out with your new friends.
Day 10: Athens
Should you stay or should you go? Your call. We're outta here after breakfast.
What is Included
I did a sailing trip with Topdeck and I couldn’t have asked for a better guide and group. I made so many new friends that I will know for a long time and had some incredible experience and memories to last a lifetime