Cycladic Discovery

10 nights / 12 days
athens • mykonos • naxos • santorini

Cycladic Discovery - Trip Quote

Travel through Greece with stops in Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini, and discover the wonderful history and romantic atmosphere of this country's iconic cities and islands. From the beautiful volcanic caldera of Santorini to the hustle and bustle of Greece's largest city, you'll get a taste of it all on this 12-day journey.

Sample 2019 Prices from various gateways*:
$2194 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from Toronto
$2209 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from St. John's
$2574 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from Calgary
$2310 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort) from Vancouver
*Prices are in CAD funds, per person, based on double occupancy with round-trip flight in Economy Class
Prices are always subject to change, please request an updated quote price

Out & About - Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Athens.

Day 2        Welcome to Athens
Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel and check in.

Day 3        Athens: At leisure
Spend the day discovering Athens.

Out & About Suggestions

Explore Greece's capital city. Athens is home to countless restaurants and cafés, great shopping on Ermou and Kolonaki streets, and fascinating history. Travel back to ancient times at the Acropolis ($), or stroll through the narrow streets of the Plaka neighbourhood and check out the tavernas, open late.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4        Athens - Mykonos
After breakfast, head to Mykonos via fast ferry. Transfer to your hotel and check in, and spend the rest of the day at leisure to discover this cosmopolitan island.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Days 5 & 6        Mykonos: At leisure
Enjoy two days on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

Out & About Suggestions
Admire the island's iconic windmills and chapels, or have a beach day on one of many golden-sand beaches: Platys Gialos, Ornos, Psarou or Super Paradise, to name just a few!
Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 7        Mykonos - Naxos

Transfer to the port and travel via hydrofoil to Naxos, an island filled with a rich history and lore. Transfer to your hotel and check in, and spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 8        Naxos: At leisure
Head out and explore the lush island of Naxos at your own pace.

Out & About Suggestions
This island offers great hiking and walking, charming villages with excellent souvenir shopping and beautiful beaches. Relax on sunny beaches with turquoise waters, or explore the capital, Naxos Town (also called Chora), with a hilltop castle. Visit the Portara, a marble monument that was once a temple devoted to Apollo. As you explore the island, you may see sheep, goats and cows—be sure to sample fresh local cheese!
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 9        Naxos - Santorini
After breakfast, transfer to the port and travel via hydrofoil to Santorini, a beautiful island with spectacular landscapes. Transfer to your hotel and check in, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Days 10 & 11        Santorini: At leisure
Spend two full days on the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini.

Out & About Suggestions

Santorini is a dream, with white houses dotting beautiful hillsides, a unique caldera and gorgeous colourful beaches. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Be sure to check out Oia's incredible sunsets.
Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 12        Santorini - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to Santorini airport for your local flight to Athens, where you will board your flight home.
Meal(s): Breakfast

HOTEL CHOICES (or similar)
OPTION 1 - Comfort
Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.

  • Athens: Best Western Candia Hotel 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Mykonos: Hotel Vanilla 3-star(or similar) (3 nights)
  • Naxos: Naxos Resort Beach Hotel 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Santorini: Star Hotel Santorini 3-star (or similar) (3 nights)

OPTION 2 - Superior

  • Athens: Athenaeum Grand Hotel 4-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Mykonos: Leto Hotel 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Naxos: Alkyoni Beach Hotel 4-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Santorini: Rose Bay Hotel Santorini 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)

OPTION 3 - Premium

  • Athens: Electra Metropolis Hotel 5-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Mykonos: Myconian Kyma Design Hotel 5-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Naxos: Nissaki Beach 4-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Santorini: Costa Grand Resort & Spa 5-star (or similar) (3 nights)

Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight/package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Santorini to Athens
  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini
  • Fast ferry Athens to Mykonos; Hydrofoil Mykonos to Naxos and Naxos to Santorini
  • Porterage
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Baggage handling/porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Fees for visa if required

REMARKS
• Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting some religious sites.
• In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.
• Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked.
• All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.
• In most European countries the voltage is 220V.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We are Greece experts, having travelled to the Greek Islands and the mainland of Greece numerous times, we can give you first-hand experience what distances are covered in Greece, what to watch for, and how to get value for your money.

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