We know you're looking for the summer of a lifetime! To spend your days without a care in the world exploring all of Greece's hotspots and hidden gems, each day a different beach, a different cocktail in hand. Start in Athens and finish in Santorini, stopping at every bucket list island in between. 9 days of pure bliss! Sounds dreamy right? Spend your days visiting ancient Athens, snorkelling in crystal clear waters in Santorini, hitting up Mykonos' best beach clubs or sipping cocktails till the sun comes up in Ios. Greece is the destination of dreams. Time to make those a reality! We're in...are you?
We’ve perfected the balance between culture, adventure, beaches and parties. A high level of inclusions at a low cost. Think of a Ferrari for the price of a Ford. Highlights, hotspots & hidden gems are crafted into each itinerary with our own TruExclusives. We stay in a variety of different accommodations such as hotels, hostels, homestays, beach huts & even boats. Maximum adventure, minimum hassle.
YAMAS you're in Greece baby! Fly into Athens International Airport where you'll start the next 9 EPIC days. We take you to our accommodation in Athens. Chill out, relax, and soak in the warm Greek heat. You're on holiday after all. Later on, we meet up for a big welcome dinner. Meet your new TruFam, get to know each other over an Ouzo shot or 4, chat each other's ears off and find out all the essentials, name, age, where they're from, whether they prefer cats or dogs. You know, the important stuff!
Have a chilled morning before we explore Athens by foot. We take a walking tour to explore Athens hidden gems and cultural hotspots, a sightseeing tour showing you the real Tru Greece. After we head to the ancient Acropolis Parthenon, built to be home to Athena, Greek Goddess of the City. The Acropolis oozes in culture and history and is the epitome of Greek heritage today. People travel from all around the world to visit the Acropolis, so walk around and take it all in. It really is a Bucket List destination. Afterwards, we head to the artsy neighbourhood of Exarchia. The walls are filled with colourful murals, the local shops are edgy and quirky and the company? Well...it couldn't be better. We spend the evening here for some 10/10 greek food, fill yourself up on saganaki, eat so much Tzatziki you think you'll turn into yoghurt or skip the food and wash the epic day down with a Mythos. (That's Greece's local beer by the way)
We're up early, and we're off to Mykonos! We grab our transport down to the port where we hop on their ferry to our next destination. Mykonos, and yep we’re going big! We’re staying at Paradise Beach Club where we’ll be spending the day sipping cocktails, dancing on the beach and living our Tru best life. Throw out those terrible dance moves to the sounds of the resident DJ sipping on mojito after mojito. Is this paradise? Well yes, quite literally it is. The sun goes down as we party the night away. We grab dinner and see where the night takes us!
It’s a chilled morning, we need it. We’re heading straight to the beach where we’ll relax for the afternoon. We grab a spot of lunch before we head to Mykonos Old Town. You’ve seen the pictures, white cobbled streets, stunning white washed windmills and blue top domes. It’s an instagrammer’s dream. Grab a souvenir, get matching tops with the TruFam or just treat yourself to cookies and cream ice cream. In the evening we’ll watch the sun go down over dinner and see where the night takes us!
We're up early and off to the famous island of Ios! It's time to let loose! We check into our ultra cool party hotel. Ios is known as one of the best islands to visit in Greece, and we're about to show you why! Spend the afternoon wandering the white and blue alleyways of the cobbled greek streets, with every twist and turn you'll find more and more beauty. Whatever you fancy Ios has it. In the evening we freshen up before we head out to Ios' famous square! We're going on a bar crawl baby, a TruTravels bar crawl that is! We take you to the best spots with the best bartenders. Dance on the tables, party till the sun comes up, bust out all those dance moves you've been practising. Will this night go down in history? Hell yea! We don't do average, we do legendary.
Wake up, you may have a bit of a fuzzy head, but do you know what fixes any hangover? Mimosas! Today we’ve got the ultimate TruExclusive for you. We jump on a small boat and sail to a super secluded beach where we’ll relax for the day. The beach is pristine and beautiful and one of Ios’ best hidden spots. On the way we stop to swim and snorkel in sparkling aqua hidden caves, snorkel amongst a shipwreck and cool off in the crystal clear waters. At lunch time we put on a spectacular spread as we host TruTravels very own PROSECCO PICNIC! Spend the afternoon sunbathing, bubbly in hand, without a care in the world. Take a dip in the ocean whilst sipping a mimosa or after 1 too many glasses attempt to build the ultimate human pyramid. What more could you ask for? The evening is ours to spend as we please, Ios has some of the best restaurants in the whole of Greece, so we hit up a personal favourite. After dinner, we can take the night any direction we'd like. Did someone say - ROUND 2?
Today we catch the ferry to Santorini where we stay in the beachfront area of Perissa. Chilled, zen backpacker vibes full of beach bars, cute restaurants and quirky shops plus...€3 Gyros. Winner winner. In the evening we take you wine tasting. Yeah, we’re fancy. Santorini produces some of the most delicious wine in the world, so it's only right we try it first hand. Watch the sun go down over the caldera as we become world-class wine connoisseurs, ok maybe not. But we'll definitely know the difference between white and red. After a few tipples of wine, we head into Fira, the capital of Santorini where we spend the evening and have dinner and a few drinks. Check out the lively Fira nightlife...we're in Santorini after all...THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Today we have a full day exploring Santorini and the day is yours to spend as you please. Hit up some of the local beaches, visit Perrissa, or head on over to Black Beach. If you've got some extra energy, take a walk up to Ancient Thira ruins located just off Kamari. In the late afternoon, we get dolled up as we head off to Oia. Walk along the promenade as you watch the sun go down with your TruFam. It's golden hour! Grab those ultimate insta snaps you've seen ALL over Instagram and watch the sun go down to the stunning view of the famous blue dome churches and whitewashed buildings. You haven't seen a sunset unless you've seen an Oia sunset. After a magical evening, we catch our ride back to Fira Town, where we party for our last night together!
All good things must come to an end, and after 9 days it's time to say goodbye. It's checkout day. We'll miss you, just like you'll miss us. Your Travel Ninja is on hand for any help with onward travel plans or if you're staying on in Greece longer and need some advice! Hey, if you just need a sadness induced hug, they're there for that too. We're bad at goodbye, so we'll say see you next time!
Our hotel in Athens is in a very central location and is just a short walk from the scenic district of Plaka so is in an amazing spot for exploring the city. It has an amazing rooftop terrace where TruTravellers can grab a cocktail or beer with a backdrop of the Acropolis and the city... what a way to start off our incredible 9-day Island Hopper tour! If you small fitness room and a sauna are also featured on site. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and if you really fancy chilling out, there's a sauna!
All the rooms are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom.
From the cityscapes of Athens to the beaches of Mykonos. Our resort is a 1-minute walk from one of the most famous beaches of Mykonos and has its very own private beach! So if you wanna get your tan on, this resort is perfect. It also has two bars right on the seafront and is home to one of the best nightclubs on the island, which constantly has insane lively beach parties! We really know how to pick the best places for you!
All rooms have a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer.
Another incredible resort that is just a 1-minute walk from a stunning white sand beach with crystal blue seawater. It has a great swimming pool with free sunbeds and has 3 bars around the resort where you can get all the cocktails you want to have the holiday of a lifetime (although maybe take it easy since we go on a pub crawl that first night!)
Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and there are lots of options for breakfast.
Santorini is the last stop on this unforgettable 9-day adventure and what an amazing last stop is it. The hotel is Santorini is close to the beach and has an outdoor pool to lounge in before you hit the town or go to the famous town of Oia to watch the famous Santorini sunset. The terrace is the perfect place to grab a beer and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea.
All rooms are air-conditioned and there is free Wi-Fi in all areas.
WHERE DOES THE TRIP START & FINISH?
The trip starts in Athens and ends in Santorini.
WHICH AIRPORT DO I NEED TO FLY INTO?
You will need to fly into Athens International Airport.
WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO THE END DESTINATION?
The closest airport is Santorini National Airport (JTR)
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP?
Accommodation on this trip is mainly twin share
What is the local currency?
The currency is Euros.
Is my money protected?
Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change before 60 days of your departure date.