Arrival Day & Welcome Dinner
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!
Explore Ancient Athens
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)
Athens Walking tour, Acropolis Parthenon
Mykonos Beach Club & Parties
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!
Beaches, Mykonos Old Town & Instagram hotspots
It’s a chilled morning, we need it. We’re heading North to a quiet, idyllic 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!
Hit up Ios Nightlife
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.
Swimming in caves & Prosecco picnics
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?
Boat Trip, private beach & snorkelling
Wine Tasting in Santorini
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!
World famous Oia Sunset
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!