Day 1 – Overnight Flight – Board your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2 – Arrive in Athens, Greece – Arrive in Athens to meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Athens boasts some of the most glorious history in the world. Arguably, the most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 – Athens City Tour – After an included breakfast, enjoy an Athens City Tour, featuring Syntagma Square, the Temple of Zeus, and the Ancient Olympic Stadium. Today’s highlight will be a visit to the Acropolis with its incredible Parthenon, the most important site in the city and one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. Then visit the New Acropolis Museum, the modern building houses statues and other masterpieces from the classical era. Later continue to the Plaka, the oldest part of the city, filled with history, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. The rest of the day is at your own pace to further explore Athens. Overnight in Athens.
Day 4 – Athens – Mykonos – After an included breakfast, transfer to the Port of Piraeus outside of Athens to take a high-speed ferry to Mykonos, which belongs to the Cyclades, into your hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the galleries, sandy beaches, and iconic landmarks, including a row of 16th century windmills which sit on a hill above Mykonos town. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 5 – Mykonos Sightseeing – After an included breakfast, take a high-speed ferry to Delos, known as the legendary birthplace of twin gods Artemis and Apollo. Enjoy a Delos Tour featuring the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old City, the Theater, and the iconic Terrace of the Lions. Enjoy some time to explore on your own and maybe visit the Museum of Delos. Later return to Mykonos and enjoy one of the great restaurants in town this evening on your own. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 6 – Mykonos – Santorini – After an included breakfast, take a high-speed ferry to one of the most picturesque islands in the world, Santorini, Greece’s most romanticized island, famous for its white-washed buildings and hilltop villages overlooking the Aegean Sea. Visit a local winery to enjoy a wine tasting. Santorini is an island with a winemaking tradition as its volcanic soil and special climate combine to give local wines a unique taste. Next travel through the fascinating landscape to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. Enjoy an Oia Village Walking Tour to explore this special village and discover why it is one of the most photographed places in all of Greece. Later check into your hotel for a twonight stay and enjoy an included dinner with your fellow travelers. Overnight Santorini.
Day 7 – Santorini – Day at Leisure – After an included breakfast, today is at leisure to explore the island on your own. Perhaps visit the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera located in Fira, or discover the colorful beaches created by the volcanic eruption. Maybe wander, shop, take photos, and enjoy a relaxing Mediterranean meal while enjoying the spectacular views and white-washed architecture. Overnight Santorini.
Day 8 – Santorini – Athens – After an included breakfast, take a high-speed ferry to Athens, and enjoy some time at leisure. Relax at a café or perhaps do some last-minute shopping. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. Overnight Athens.
Day 9 – Return to USA – After an included breakfast, fly home with wonderful memories of your Athens and the Greek Islands Tour.
Meals: 7B, 3D