Athens, Paros & Santorini (off-season travel)

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Get ready for the Greek adventure of your dreams! Discover the mysterious magic of ancient Greece in Athens, then take breathtaking ferry rides to the picturesque islands of Paros and Santorini. Feel like you're on a movie set, as you stroll through postcard-worthy stone alleyways lined with traditional restaurants and whitewashed homes.  Kick off your journ...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

What's this trip about?

    Get ready for the Greek adventure of your dreams! Discover the mysterious magic of ancient Greece in Athens, then take breathtaking ferry rides to the picturesque islands of Paros and Santorini. Feel like you're on a movie set, as you stroll through postcard-worthy stone alleyways lined with traditional restaurants and whitewashed homes.  Kick off your journey in the capital city of Athens, where the culture of ancient Greece is rooted. Enjoy an included tour of the Acropolis Site, visit the Acropolis museum, then explore on your own! Why not treat yourself to delicious Greek cuisine at a cute taverna in the Plaka neighborhood? After 2 nights in Athens, you'll set sail for sand and sunshine. First stop on your Greek Isles adventure? Paros! Gawk at the beauty of the bright blue sea and admire the whitewashed cliffside houses that starkly contrast against it. Wander through the adorable village of Naousa and lounge on the warm sand of popular beaches. Next, you'll journey to the one and only Santorini. Known for being the most popular and romantic of the Greek Isles, this colorful, cultural hub is packed with charm. From capital Fira to Amoudi Bay and Red Beach, Santorini is a Grecian dream. Be sure to catch at least one famous sunset from the village of Oia!  When your island time is up, you'll sail back to Athens for one final night. Check-off all the items on your Greece bucket-list and turn your travel fantasies into realities! 


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityAthens
End CityGreece

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats


  • Europe
  • Greece


  • Athens
  • Paro
  • Santorini


  • Culture
  • Relaxing Retreat

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
    • All airport, ferry port and hotel transfers
    • 2 nights in Athens at the Polis Grand Hotel or similar
    • Athens sightseeing tour with Acropolis site & museum entrance
    • Ferry from Athens to Paros
    • 2 nights in Paros at the Polos Hotel Paros or similar
    • Ferry from Paros to Santorini
    • 2 nights in Santorini at the Splendour Hotel or similar
    • Ferry from Santorini to Athens
    • 1 night in Athens at the Polis Grand Hotel or similar
    • Breakfast daily *Please note: High-speed ferry options are not available from November through March.


Day 1 Welcome to Athens!

Upon arrival in Athens, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel for check-in. Once you get settled, walk around and get to know the city! 

Meander through the streets of Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis. There, treat yourself to a delicious first-night meal at a cute taverna! 

Day 2 Athens

Recharge with a delicious breakfast, then embark on your sightseeing tour of Athens! Included is a visit to the Acropolis Site & Museum, so get ready for an ancient adventure. 

Day 3 Athens - Paros

Kiss the city goodbye! Starting today, you're on island time. 

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the local ferry port for your journey to Paros! Take in stunning sea views from the boat and feel yourself gasp as you approach this beautiful island....

Day 4 Paros

Rise and shine - a beautiful day awaits!

Start your day with a delightful breakfast, then enjoy time at leisure on the stunning island of Paros. Soak up some sun at any of the countless beaches surrounding you. Some of the prettiest beaches in Paros are: ...

Day 5 Paros - Santorini

It's time to sail to Santorini! Enjoy another beautiful ferry ride on the Aegean and take in the bright blue water that surrounds you. Upon arrival in Santorini, you'll be transferred to your hotel for check-in. 

Spend the rest of the day relaxing and getting to know the area. Admire the postcard-worthy caldera, with whitewashed houses perched on the edge against the sea.  

Day 6 Santorini

There's nothing quite like waking up in sunny Santorini. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, then explore this romantic island at your own pace. Walk through Fira, kick back on colorful beaches, and visit the site of Ancient Thira!

If anything should top your Sa...

Day 7 Santorini - Athens

Today, you'll head back to Athens for the last leg of your Grecian getaway. Upon arrival in the city, you'll be transferred to your final hotel.

Spend the night checking off your Greece bucket-list! Do some last souvenir shopping, make sure you've tried a...

Day 8 Depart Greece

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and wave goodbye to gorgeous Greece. Hop in your convenient airport transfer and find your departure gate. Spend the flight home dreaming about your next adventure! 

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