The Greek Islands are one of Europe’s most loved Summer holiday destinations - and with good reason!
With incredible turquoise blue waters, clifftop views, ancient architecture, authentic cuisine and of course, sunsets, Greece has become a haven for those looking for a mix of relaxation, partying and sightseeing. Our Greek Island Hopping tour for under 39’s starts in Athens and takes guests on an adventure through the islands of Santorini, Ios, Paros and Mykonos.
To make the most of your Greek Island adventure, we have added optional excursions to our itinerary, giving you an opportunity to really immerse yourself in all things Greek!
Meet Athens Tour
We start this tour by exploring a bit of Exarchia area, with the bohemian ambiance that comes from the bookshops and other bric-a-brac stores, as well as the street art spots. We stop at Panepistimiou Street to admire 3 monumental buildings of the Neoclassical Era and then stroll straight through the historical triangle until we get to Monastiraki Square – a landmark where ancient, medieval, Ottoman and contemporary Greece co-exist. We walk along the traditional Flea Market and past Plaka area to the foot of Acropolis hill, where you can choose if you want to visit the Acropolis Museum or the Acropolis archaeological site at the end of this tour.
We start this tour by exploring a bit of Monastiraki area, where contemporary modern living meets ancient tradition, before we visit the famous Syntagma square for a photo opportunity in front of the presidential guards. We enter the Plaka area to enjoy a relaxing walk in the oldest Athenian neighbourhood, where we see famous monuments and learn about the history of Athens. Finally we will reach the Acropolis area, where you can choose to visit the Acropolis Museum or the Acropolis archaeological site at the end of this tour!
Duration: 2 hours guided tour and free time at the end of the tour
Cost: Included in tour price!
Pick up from: Selina Hotel at 4:30pm
What to take: Hat, sunglasses and a water bottle
Please Note: At the end of the tour you are given enough free time to visit either the Acropolis Archaeological site (entrance fee: 20 Euros) or the Acropolis Museum (entrance fee: 10 Euros).
Santorini Island Tour
Spend the day exploring Santorini island. Hike along the Caldera of the volcano into Oia town, where you’ll stop to take in the stunning scenery before enjoying a traditional souvlaki lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring, swimming and relaxing at the famous Black Beach, famous for its volcanic ash-like sand and beautiful beach. We’ll head back to our accommodation for a quick change before indulging in local wine tasting, with an incredible view for the famous Santorini sunset!
Duration: All day excursion: 9am – 5pm & 6:30pm – 9pm
Transfer duration: 3 hours (with numerous stops)
Cost: Included in tour price!
Pick up from: Santorini Hostel
What to take: Swimwear, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera
Please note: As this is a full day excursion, make sure you take everything you need for the whole day – ie, a light jacket (as it can get windy in Oia), money for shopping, etc.
Ios Speedboat Safari
Kick start the afternoon and have a blast on a group tube ride! Speed along the beautiful Ios coastline at sunset and stop to snorkel and explore hidden caves next to a shipwreck. Afterwards we’ll take the speedboat to a secluded beach, where you can swim, relax and recover from the night before.
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Transfer Duration: Walking distance of 20-30 minutes to the starting point, or 5 minutes on the local bus
Cost: 45 Euros
Pick Up From: Meltemi Beach Hut
What To Take: Swimwear, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera
Please Note: For health and safety reasons, no jumping is permitted from the boat while it is moving and alcohol consumption is forbidden.
Paros Day Trip
Spend the day on a traditional style wooden fishing boat cruising around the stunning Antiparos Island, visiting the crystal clear Blue Lagoon and stopping at secluded bays to swim, jump off the boat or snorkel! We’ll find a sheltered bay or private beach to have a BBQ lunch (onboard or beachside), complete with soft drinks, water and snacks. This is one excursion you don’t want to miss!
Duration: All day excursion: 9am – 5pm
Transfer Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 55 Euros
Pick Up From: Polos Hotel
What To Take: Swimwear, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera
Please Note: Due to health and safety regulations, jumping into the sea from the top deck is not allowed. Swimming is only permitted during designated swim stops.
Greek Night Paros
Get ready to dance the famous Syrtake and Zorba among other traditional dances! Experience a traditional cultural evening with a homemade shot and a variety of ‘mezes’ (appetizers) – this is your chance to taste all the Greek delicacies including freshly baked wood-oven bread! Professional dancers will teach you how to dance, so join us by the beach at our carefully picked location. This is your chance to experience what it is like to be Greek!
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 30 Euros
What To Take: Comfortable dancing shoes and warm clothing as it may get cooler later on in the evening.
Please Note: Drinks are at an additional cost on this excursion.
Joining us in the Greek Islands? Be sure to check out your Greek Island Hopping Accommodation!