Explore the Greek islands and discover the sun-drenched beach vibes of Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, and Ios.
Picture it: water so turquoise you can’t help but answer its enticing call, raves beginning at sunrise and lasting well into the early hours of the morning, more golden beaches than you could shake a parasol at and sun-kissed skin as far as the eye can see. The Greek islands are every perfect postcard you’ve ever seen. Best of all, they come gift-wrapped with more history, mythology, fine foods, and parties than any sane person could ever hope to consume. Fall head-over-heels in lust with the four gods of seduction: Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, and Ios!
We spend 11 days exploring Greece. We visit Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Santorini, Ios.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
10 nights’ accommodation
10 breakfasts and 1 dinner
All ferry transport
Transfers to and from ports
Guided orientations of each island
History, mythology and cultural talks
Exclusive discounts for bars, restaurants, watersports, clothing and jewellery stores
Bar crawls on Mykonos and Ios
Picnic dinner and drinks overlooking the famous
Oia sunset in Santorini
Trip starts at 2:00pm at Evripides Hotel, Athens
Trip ends at 10:00am at Evripides Hotel, Athens
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11 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Athens
Your adventure begins in the capital of Greece. Meet with your fantastic Busabout guide and meet your fellow passengers before heading out for an afternoon of exploration in this historical city with a different attraction to see around every corner. Visit the sprawling Acropolis high above the city which is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the Parthenon and Daphne Monastery, the temple of the Goddess Athena, the symbol of Ancient Greece and the birthplace of democracy. We meet this evening for welcome drinks and crazy tales of Greek mythology.
Day 2: Athens to Mykonos
We have an early start to the day with a transfer to Piraeus Port. As we set sail towards the sun we pass the islands of Syros and Tinos as we make good time for an early afternoon arrival into the stunning Aegean gem of Mykonos. Get checked in before heading out to relax and soak up the sun on the beach or grab a delicious lunch at one of the beachfront cafes. This evening we meet for some drinks at Paradise Beach. Your Busabout wristband entitles you to 2 for 1 cocktails! Later your fantastic guide will take you on an orientation walk of the town culminating with watching the sunset over the famous windmills, followed by a bar crawl to savour some of this amazing island’s incredible nightlife.
Day 3: Mykonos
Head to Paradise Beach and enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun on the pristine white sands or head back into town and explore the local establishments, however you choose to spend your time you’re sure to have an amazing time in this paradisiac island. Tonight we get the party started back at Paradise Beach, with discounts for Busabout passengers and the option of heading out for an unforgettable night at one the local, world renowned, super clubs.
Day 4: Mykonos to Paros
This morning we say goodbye to Mykonos as we set sail for the picturesque island of Paros. We arrive at the gorgeous shores of Paros and head out for delicious local lunch. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy, take in the many beautiful sights and relax by the beach at this model Mediterranean town or head out into the islands capital of Parikia for a spot of retail therapy. This evening we have an orientation walk of Parikia town including a stop at the famous Church of 100 Doors. Tonight we offer an optional Greek experience including 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 5: Paros to Antiparos to Paros
Today we set sail on our Paros Boat Trip. Relax with an ice cold drink or wine as we prepare a delicious BBQ feast on board 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 head out for a delicious dinner, ask your guide for a recommendation if necessary, and then join us later for some cocktails and karaoke and sing the night away with your fellow passengers.
Day 6: Paros to Santorini
This morning we have a few hours to enjoy Paros before heading off to catch another ferry as we continue south for Santorini. We approach the island’s scenic coast in the afternoon, and arrive on terra firma just in time to grab a late lunch and soak up the sun and scenic views of the surrounding archipelago on the famous volcanic sands of Santorini’s Black Beach. This evening we offer a delicious optional barbeque dinner back at the hotel pool, so join us for a few drinks and some mouth watering poolside fare. Alternatively feel free to head out into town for some drinks and dancing in one of the many fantastic local restaurants and bars.
Day 7: Santorini
Speak to your fantastic Busabout guide for insights into the unforgettable sights on offer in this island of mythic beauty or join us for an optional excursion this afternoon. We’ll set a course north for the cliffside town and capital of Fira to enjoy an afternoon of astounding panoramas and retail therapy. Learn the fascinating local legends and enjoy a lovely picnic dinner and sundowners while watching the famed Santorini sunset.
Day 8: Santorini to Ios
This morning we depart for 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 before hitting the beach to enjoy exclusive discounted water sports such as 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 9: Ios
Enjoy this Aegean paradise at your leisure. Soothe the remnants of last night’s revels with a refreshing dip at Mylopotas Beach and partake in some of the optional aquatic activities on offer. Explore the vacant village of Ios by day 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!
Day 10: Ios to Athens
This morning marks the end of our brief affair with the gorgeous Greek islands. We check out and depart this morning as we make waves on our long journey back to the cultural hub of Greece, Athens. We arrive into the capital in the early evening and the rest of the night is yours to enjoy as you wish. Head out for a final night of revelry as you party the night away in the awash in the eclectic atmosphere of this incredible city.
Day 11: Athens
Check-out is at 10am this morning. We hope to see you again!
Still have a burning question about this trip?
Tour starts from:
Evripides Hotel, Athens at 2:00pm
Tour ends in:
Evripides Hotel, Athens at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Twin Share (Hotel / Beach Bungalows).
You can upgrade to single supplement from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Celeb- spotting around the island of Mykonos
- Organised dinners and nights out on every island
- My Big Fat Greek Night - An evening of traditional
- Greek fun with dinner and plate smashing
- Paros Boat Trip - A full day sailing around the islands of Paros and Antiparos
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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