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Athens, Naxos & Santorini Adventure

The ancient capital of Athens, then 2 of the magical Greek Isles: Naxos & Santorini; travel independently with flights, hotel & ferry included.

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Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures September 2022 – September 2023
Activity Level Easy
What to Expect This leisurely-paced, independent tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for most levels of physical fitness. This tour does not include a tour guide or escort. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Discover the magic of Athens and the Greek Isles of Naxos and Santorini. This tour is designed for the independent traveler that loves to spend their days exploring the ancient secrets of the Greek islands or basking on the sun-splashed Mediterranean beaches. Spend the evenings dining, dancing and enjoying everything the islands have to offer.

Spend two nights in Athens, exploring the magnificent ancient ruins, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Propylea, and the temple of Athena Nike. Then, begin your Greek island-hopping adventure on the breathtaking island of Naxos. Explore the island’s winding stone alleys and discover numerous castles, temples, churches and more. Then set off on a high-speed ferry for Santorini, the Greek island famous for rugged landscapes, whitewashed houses, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques that cling to steep cliffs. Wherever you explore on the island, enjoy the spectacular views as the sun sets behind the caldera.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) via scheduled carriers, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees, with other gateways available on request
  • 8 nights in Deluxe and Superior First Class hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • Athens City Tour
  • All transfers
  • Ferries between Athens, Naxos and Santorini
  • Return flight from Santorini

Optional add-ons

  • Cape Sounion Tour

Why you'll love it

  • Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion.
  • Board a high speed ferry to the gorgeous island of Naxos, the largest and greenest island in the Cyclades.
  • Spend two days exploring Naxos, admiring the Portara and the ancient stone castle of Kastro, or relaxing on the beach at Plaka or Agios Prokopios.
  • Enjoy Santorini's rugged landscapes, whitewashed houses, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques.
  • Explore Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia.
  • Take an optional boat cruise to Nea Kameni and visit the still active volcano.

Itinerary at a Glance

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $300 off if you book by Aug. 4, 2022!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*, including Instant Savings discounts
2022 DEPARTURES
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Departs U.S.: Mon, Jun 20, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Jun 29, 2022
Jun 20 – Jun 29
$3649 Departed
Departs U.S.: Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Aug 10, 2022
Aug 1 – Aug 10
$3799 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Mon, Sep 5, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Sep 14, 2022
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Sep 5 – Sep 14
$3549 –$300 $3249 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Oct 5, 2022
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Sep 26 – Oct 5
$3399 –$300 $3099 Select
2023 DEPARTURES
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Departs U.S.: Mon, May 8, 2023
Finishes: Wed, May 17, 2023
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May 8 – May 17
$3499 –$300 $3199 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Jun 19, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Jun 28, 2023
Jun 19 – Jun 28
$3699 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Mon, Jul 24, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Aug 2, 2023
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Jul 24 – Aug 2
$3899 –$300 $3599 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Aug 28, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Sep 6, 2023
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Aug 28 – Sep 6
$3899 –$300 $3599 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Sep 11, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Sep 20, 2023
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Sep 11 – Sep 20
$3699 –$300 $3399 Select
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2022 DEPARTURES
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Starts: Tue, Jun 21, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Jun 29, 2022
Jun 21 – Jun 29
$3149 Departed
Starts: Tue, Aug 2, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Aug 10, 2022
Aug 2 – Aug 10
$3299 Sold Out
Starts: Tue, Sep 6, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Sep 14, 2022
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Sep 6 – Sep 14
$3049 –$300 $2749 Select
Starts: Tue, Sep 27, 2022
Finishes: Wed, Oct 5, 2022
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Sep 27 – Oct 5
$2899 –$300 $2599 Select
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Starts: Tue, May 9, 2023
Finishes: Wed, May 17, 2023
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May 9 – May 17
$2999 –$300 $2699 Select
Starts: Tue, Jun 20, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Jun 28, 2023
Jun 20 – Jun 28
$3199 Sold Out
Starts: Tue, Jul 25, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Aug 2, 2023
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Jul 25 – Aug 2
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Starts: Tue, Aug 29, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Sep 6, 2023
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Aug 29 – Sep 6
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Starts: Tue, Sep 12, 2023
Finishes: Wed, Sep 20, 2023
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Sep 12 – Sep 20
$3199 –$300 $2899 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Athens, Naxos & Santorini Adventure
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
Jun 20, 2022;  Sep 5, 2022 $899
Jun 19, 2023;  Sep 11, 2023 $949
Aug 1, 2022 $999
Jul 24, 2023;  Aug 28, 2023 $1049
All other dates $849
Upgraded hotels in Naxos & Santorini, Double Occupancy1
Jun 19, 2023 $249
May 8, 2023 $349
Jun 20, 2022;  Sep 5, 2022 $449
Jul 24, 2023;  Sep 11, 2023 $499
Aug 1, 2022 $549
Aug 28, 2023 $599
All other dates $199
Upgraded hotels in Naxos & Santorini, Single Occupancy
Jun 19, 2023 $1249
May 8, 2023 $1299
Jun 20, 2022;  Sep 5, 2022 $1499
Sep 11, 2023 $1549
Jul 24, 2023 $1749
Aug 1, 2022 $1799
Aug 28, 2023 $1899
All other dates $1149

1. Porto Naxos or similar in Naxos. The Majestic Hotel or similar in Santorini.

Optional Excursions
Cape Sounion $60

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Check in for your overnight flight to Greece

Day 2 Athens

  • Arrive in Athens, where you'll be met and escorted to your hotel
  • Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure

Royal Olympic Hotel or similar

Full Day Itinerary
Cafe in Plaka, Athens

Arrive today in Athens. You'll be met by our representative and then escorted to your hotel, centrally located near Constitution Square and the famous Plaka (Old Town). Athens, the birthplace of western civilization, once hailed as the Paris of the Mediterranean, is now a bustling modern city, a colorful tapestry of eastern and western influences, full of outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets, parks and gardens, street bazaars, dilapidated mansions and ancient ruins.

Day 3 Athens

  • Enjoy a half day of sightseeing in Athens
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the city independently, or join an optional excursion

Royal Olympic Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Parthenon, Athens

The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens.

Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, and the National Library. Conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.

This afternoon, explore Athens on your own or join an optional excursion.

Optional Excursion: Cape Sounion, $60
Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

Drive along the coastal road past countless coves and the beautiful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to Cape Sounion. Dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon, the sanctuary at Sounion is one of the most important archaeological sites in Attica. Although evidence suggests that the site dates back to the prehistoric period, the sanctuary is first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, as the place where Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Learn about the rich history of this area as you take in stunning views of the Aegean on this fascinating optional excursion.

Day 4 Athens & Naxos

  • Transfer via high speed ferry to Naxos
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to explore Naxos

Astir of Naxos or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Sunset on Naxos

This morning, you'll be transferred to the port of Piraeus to board a high speed ferry to the gorgeous island of Naxos, the largest and greenest island in the Cyclades. Its high mountains and lush fertile valleys are dotted with charming traditional villages. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 5 Naxos

  • Full day at leisure to enjoy Naxos

Astir of Naxos or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Portara, Naxos

Spend two days independently enjoying the island of Naxos. Stroll through the town of Naxos, also known as Chora, with its winding stone alleys and narrow arched alleys. Admire the Portara, the magnificent marble gate still standing as testimony to the grandeur of the Temple of Apollo, built in the 6th century B.C.E., and perhaps the most recognizable landmark of Naxos.

Be amazed by the ancient stone castle of Kastro. Explore the numerous castles, temples, churches and archaeological sites that dot the island. Or, if you prefer, relax on the beach at Plaka or Agios Prokopios, or go scuba diving to admire the reefs and shipwrecks below the surface.

Day 6 Naxos

  • Another full day to explore Naxos at your own pace

Astir of Naxos or similar Breakfast

Day 7 Naxos & Santorini

  • Transfer via high speed ferry to Santorini
  • Balance of the day to explore Santorini at leisure

Santorini Palace or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Oia Village at dusk, Santorini

This morning, transfer to the port of Naxos for your ferry to the island of Santorini. Upon arrival at the port of Thira, you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the cliff-side of Santorini, facing the famous Caldera. The balance of the day is at leisure. This striking island is a volcanic crater immersed in the sea. The island is famous for its breathtaking and rugged landscapes, whitewashed houses, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques which cling to steep cliffs, accessible by foot, cable car or mule.

Day 8 Santorini

  • Full day at leisure to enjoy Santorini

Santorini Palace or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Windmills in Oia

You will have two days to enjoy the island of Santorini on your own. Visit the bustling town of Fira, or even the smaller villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia. Or, take an optional boat cruise to Nea Kameni and visit the still active volcano. Wherever you go, enjoy the spectacular views as the sun sets behind the caldera.

Day 9 Santorini

  • Another full day to explore Santorini at your own pace

Santorini Palace or similar Breakfast

Day 10 Depart Santorini/Arrive USA

  • Bid farewell to Greece as you board your flight home
  • Arrive in the USA later today

Breakfast

Hotels

Royal Olympic Hotel
Royal Olympic Hotel
Deluxe

This 5-star, family run hotel is located directly opposite the Temple of Zeus and the National Garden, overlooking the Acropolis and a short walk to the new Acropolis Museum.  If you prefer to enjoy a cocktail by the pool while listening to relaxing music, try out the Pool Bar. The Royal Olympic features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, a cozy library with a comfortable reading area, a fitness center and a spa.

More information

Astir of Naxos
Tourist Class

Located right by St. George Beach, within a 10-minute walk from Naxos Town, and a 5-minute drive from Naxos Airport, Astir of Naxos is ideally situated to explore the largest island in the Cyclades and relax in a quiet surrounding.

More information

Santorini Palace
First Class

Santorini Palace blends Cycladic architecture, open spaces and resort facilities. It's conveniently located near interesting sites to explore and just a few meters from the cliff of the Caldera.

More information

In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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