The flexiblity and freedom to choose how long you spend on Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Ios.
Many ancient Greek philosophers were hedonists. They believed pleasure was the entire point of life. The ultimate goal. After you’ve visited these islands, you’ll understand why. Experience the thrills of raunchy UV paint parties, drool over the most mesmerising sunsets on the planet, and fall in love with the ancient sites of glistening Greece. With Flexi Hopper, we’ve maximised gratification by giving you the freedom to choose how long you savour each island! Check out the suggested 9-day itinerary below.
We spend 9 days exploring Greece. We visit Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Ios.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout guide
Transfer to and from AthenStyle to Piraeus Port included for everyone regardless of where they are staying in Athens
All transfers to and from MyTrip Preferred Partner island accommodation if you are staying there
Transfer from Santorini port to Fira Town included for all on day of arrival, and from Fira Town to Santorini port on day of departure
Guided orientations of each island
History, mythology and cultural talks
Organised nights out on every island
Exclusive discounts for bars, restaurants, watersports, clothing and jewellery stores
Bar crawls on Mykonos and Ios
Trip starts at 5:30am at AthenStyle, Athens
Trip ends at 6:30pm at AthenStyle, Athens
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9 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Athens to Mykonos
Welcome to the start of your adventure! We depart early this morning, with a transfer to the port. Kick back and relax as we cruise on the ferry past the islands of Syros and Tinos, and make good time an early afternoon arrival in the stunning Aegean gem of Mykonos. Get checked in before heading out to soak up the sun on the beach, or grab a delicious lunch with your new Busabout family. Join us this evening for some drinks at Paradise Beach, where your wristband gets you 2-for-1 cocktails! Later on our fantastic guide will take us on an orientation walk of the town, where we’ll watch the sunset over the famous windmills. Tonight we have the bar crawl to experience the incredible nightlife!
Day 2: Mykonos
How would you like to spend your next day in paradise? The choices are all yours. Head to the beach to soak up the sun on the pristine white sands, or make your way back into town and explore the local establishments. Tonight you can join the group back at Paradise Beach, with discounts for Busabout passengers and the option for an unforgettable night at one of the local, world-renowned super clubs! Staying longer in Mykonos? We don’t blame you! There’s still plenty for you to see and do. For anyone particularly interested in ancient history and architecture, head to the next-door island of Delos! This is known as the birthplace of the Greek God Apollo, and your guide can arrange your tickets. If you’re wanting to stay for more beach time, Platys Gialos Beach is a must-visit, with it’s crystal-clear blue waters and sun loungers for rent. Just catch the bus there from Mykonos town! Or for a closer option, wander along the waterfront to the right of Paradise Beach, to find Paraga Beach with it’s chilled out vibes. if you want to explore more of the town, wander throughout the day for great shopping and find a spot called Salt & Sugar - bacon and eggs, waffles, or pancakes. What more could you want?
Day 3: Mykonos to Paros
This morning we say goodbye to Mykonos as we head for the picturesque island of Paros, where we’ll arrive at the gorgeous blue shores by lunchtime. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy, so take in the beautiful local sights and relax by the beach at this model Mediterranean town. Head into the islands capital of Parikia for a spot of retail therapy! This evening you can join your knowledgeable guide for an orientation walk of Parikia town, including a stop at the famous Church of 100 Doors. Tonight we offer an optional Greek experience including a group meal with traditional food, dancing, and plate smashing. Finish off this perfect day with a perfect night soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Parikia town after dark!
Day 4: Paros
Today we set sail across the clear waters on our optional Paros Boat Trip. Relax on deck with an ice cold drink or wine, and enjoy a delicious BBQ feast as we sail around the islands of Paros and Antiparos. Snorkelling gear is provided for the numerous swim stops should you want to explore the underwater environments of the Aegean; this trip is truly not one to miss! Tonight ask your guide for some recommendations for a delicious dinner at a local taverna, and then join your fellow travellers later for some cocktails and karaoke and sing the night away. Staying longer in Paros? Why wouldn’t you! Why not spend a day in the stunning fishing village of Naoussa? You can catch the local bus from the port in Parikia, and be checking out the pretty marina and gorgeous beaches in no time. Another village worth exploring is Lefkes, located in the central part of the island. Set on a verdant hill covered in olive trees, you’ll have an epic view of Naxos Island. For more beach time in Paros, don’t pass up Santa Maria Beach! Boasting white sands and picturesque waters, this spot is ideal for snorkelling and windsurfing.
Day 5: Paros to Santorini
Enjoy a few more laid-back hours in Paros this morning, before we catch our ferry south to Santorini for our late afternoon arrival. We approach the island’s scenic and towering coast, and head for the cliffside capital of Fira. Sit back and soak up the spectacular views this evening, as your awesome guide explains the legends of the island over cocktails and dinner with the group. Tonight, hang out with your Busabout fam and explore to your heart's content, or hit the buzzing nightlife of this famous town.
Day 6: Santorini
Sun-Tour-Ini Day! Join this exclusive Busabout optional excursion where your brilliant guide will show you all the highlights Santorini has to offer, explaining all the fascinating legends of the island along the way. We’ll check out Perissa, one of Santorini’s famous Black Beaches, where you can relax and take a dip. Your guide will explain about the Ancient Ruins at Akrotiri, and you’ll get to see the famous Red Beach! You can head to Fira this afternoon to freshen up, explore the capital and grab some souvenirs. The second half of the excursion kicks off with a visit to Santo Winery, where you have a wine tasting of three included local wines while taking in a truly memorable view. The final stop on the Sun-Tour-Ini excursion takes you to Oia, famous for THAT sunset. Everything from your private transfer to and from Oia, orientation walk of this picturesque town, picnic dinner at sunset, and drinks are included. This is regarded as one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset so don’t forget your camera! After an incredible day of exploring together, it’s back to Fira to dance the night away. Staying longer in Santorini? Take a trip out to the active volcano! You can take a boat across, before hiking to the top for breathtaking views, followed by a soak in the thermal pools. Chat to your guide for help organising tickets. For history lovers, visit Akrotiri; this is an incredible excavation site near the Red Beach that has uncovered the site of the ancient Minoan civilisation, which was wiped out by the famous volcanic eruption. If relaxing is all your heart desires right now, then spend a day lazing on the sands of the famous White Beach.
Day 7: Santorini to Ios
Get ready to move onwards to our penultimate destination, the truly stunning island of Ios. We arrive this afternoon in the resting place of Homer after a quick jaunt across the Aegean, so get checked in and grab some lunch together! Then it’s time to hit the beach, where you can enjoy exclusive discounted water sports like tubing, scuba diving, kayaking, or a free stand up paddle boarding taster thanks to your trusty Busabout wristband. This evening we offer an optional raucous bar crawl to all of the best local watering holes.
Day 8: Ios
Enjoy this Aegean paradise at your leisure. Soothe the remnants of last night’s revels with a refreshing swim at Mylopotas Beach, and partake in some of the optional activities on offer. Explore the vacant village of Ios, or head out into the surrounding hills for a short hike and to discover the beautiful hidden coves that are perfect for a picturesque dip! Tonight we’ll blow the roof off this island as we head out into town for another epic pub crawl. New bars, new singlets, same levels of Ios FUN! Staying longer in Ios? There are plenty more beaches to check out! In fact, there’s more than 20 beaches to explore on this piece of paradise. Valmas Beach is a quiet and secluded cove beach, calm and sheltered - perfect for windier days. For the history buffs, make your way to Plaktos Beach and Homer’s Tomb. You can find a path leading up to the rumoured ancient tomb of the famous poet and philosopher Homer. If hiking is your thing, you won’t run out of trails! Make your way into the rocky hills to discover some incredible views.
Day 9: Ios to Athens
So it's time to end our affair with the gorgeous Greek islands. We check out and depart Ios this morning, as we make waves on our journey back to the cultural hub of Greece, Athens. We arrive into the capital in the early evening, and the tour wraps up upon arrival at the recommended accommodation. The night is yours to spend as you please, so why not spend it with your Busabout family and look back on the adventure of a lifetime! We hope to see you again.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Greek Island Flexi Hopper
Tour starts from:
AthenStyle, Athens at 5:30am
Tour ends in:
AthenStyle, Athens at 6:30pm
Accommodation is not included. Choose your own accommodation on MyTrip
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- With the option to spend longer on the islands that you love you can explore the islands at your own pace or join in with one of the optional extras organised by the Guide
- Spend the day beach hopping and celeb-spotting around the island of Mykonos - ask Guide for details
- (Optional excursion) ‘My Big Fat Greek Night’ - Delicious 4-course meal at Krios Lounge, on a secluded beach, followed by Greek dancing and plate smashing
- (Optional excursion) Paros Boat Trip. A full day sailing around the islands of Paros and Antiparos with swim stops, snorkelling, beach stops, BBQ lunch, wine and soft drinks included
- (Optional excursion) Busabout exclusive ‘Sun-Tour-Ini’ excursion. A full day exploring the must-see sights of Santorini including the famous black and red sand beaches, ancient Minoan excavation site at Akrotiri (entrance not included), Fira town, local wine tasting experience and topped off by watching the world famous sunset at Oia. Includes a picnic dinner and drinks at Oia
- Discounted watersports in Ios, such as tubing, scuba diving, kayak safari trip around the island, jet boat safari, or a free stand up paddle boarding taster with your Busabout wristband
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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Yes, depending on availability there is no problem to change dates (a small fee applies). If the new date is more expensive the difference will also need to be paid. You can also transfer the funds you’ve already paid over to another trip of the same or higher value if you change your mind, as long as it’s outside of the notification period.
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