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 sunset 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 for the four gods of seduction: Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, and Ios!
We spend 11 days exploring Greece. We visit Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Ios.
What Is Included...
Your legendary Busabout crew
10 nights’ accommodation
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
- Party the night away in Ios
- Soak up the sun on Mykonos’ beaches
- Watch the beautiful sunset in Santorini
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11 Day Itinerary
Greek Island Hopper (Fixed Itinerary) 11 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Our adventure begins this afternoon in the capital of Greece, Athens. Meet with your brilliant Busabout guide and get acquainted with your fantastic fellow passengers. This afternoon you’re free to explore this vibrant, historical city (often referred to by scholars as the cradle of Western civilisation). Why not head to the sprawling Acropolis perched high above the city, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Try basking in the wonders of the Parthenon and Temple of Hephaestus or visit the temple of the Goddess Athena, the symbol of Ancient Greece and the birthplace of democracy. We meet this evening for welcome drinks and cap off the day with an optional dinner at a local taverna.
Athens to Mykonos
We’ll start the day bright and early with a transfer to Piraeus Port. Along the way we’ll pass the islands of Syros and Tinos, making good time for an early afternoon arrival into the stunning Aegean gem of Mykonos. After checking in, head out and get tanning on the beach, or grab a delicious lunch at one of the beachfront cafes. This evening we meet for drinks and laughs at Paradise Beach, where your Busabout wristband gets you 2 for 1 cocktails! Later, your fantastic guide will take you on an optional orientation walk of the town, culminating in a sunset vantage over the famous windmills. Tonight, join us on a bar crawl to experience some of this amazing island’s unforgettable nightlife. - Breakfast included
Today’s your chance to buckle down and discover the heart of Mykonos. Wander its gorgeous, white-painted streets, explore the local establishments and delve into its rich history. Head to Paradise Beach and enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun on the pristine sands, cocktail in one hand, mystery novel in the other. Teleios (that means perfect)! However you choose to spend your day, you’re bound to have a phenomenal time in this paradisiac island. Tonight, we crank the party up to 11 at Paradise Beach, where Busabout passengers get discounted drinks. You can choose to keep the party going for an unforgettable night at one of the local, world-renowned super clubs. - Breakfast included
Mykonos to Paros
The sea beckons once more and our voyage demands to be continued, so we wave goodbye to Mykonos and set sail for the picturesque island of Paros. We’ll be arriving in time for a delicious local lunch, after which you’re free to enjoy the rest of the afternoon! Take in the island’s many beautiful sights and relax by the beach at this model Mediterranean town or head out for some well-earned retail therapy. This evening, enjoy an orientation walk of Parikia town, which includes a stop at the famous Church of 100 Doors. Tonight, we offer an optional authentic Greek experience consisting of traditional food, dancing, and (everyone’s favourite) plate smashing. Finish off this perfect day with an unforgettable night soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Parikia town after dark. - Breakfast included
Another port, another chance to engross ourselves in new sights, sounds, and people. Feel free to join us for our optional Paros Boat Trip (often described as an epic day in paradise). Relax with an ice-cold beverage as we prepare a delicious BBQ feast and sail around the islands of Paros and Antiparos. Snorkelling gear is provided for the numerous swim stops should you want to explore the underwater realm of the Aegean Sea. Maybe we’re biased, but we truly feel this trip is not to be missed! Tonight, head out for a delicious dinner. Your guide will be more than happy to provide recommendations if necessary. Later, join us for some cocktails and karaoke. Sing the night away with your fellow passengers in vibrant, beautiful Paros. - Breakfast included
Paros to Santorini
Enjoy your last few hours in Paros whilst you can because we’ll soon be making waves on our trip to spectacular Santorini, where we’ll arrive in the afternoon. Head out and soak up the scenic views of the surrounding archipelago on the famous volcanic sands of Santorini’s Black Beach. This evening’s yours to savour, so feel free to head down to the beach for some drinks and dancing in one of the many fantastic local restaurants and bars. - Breakfast included
Time for your free day to explore spectacular Santorini! If you’re overwhelmed with all the goodies on offer, don’t forget you can always speak to your fantastic Busabout guide for insights into all of the unforgettable sights on this island of mythic beauty. Jump aboard our optional Sun-Tour-Ini to learn about the fascinating local legends on your way to the stunning cliffside town of Oia, Black Beach, Red Beach and the Capital Fira. Tonight, it’s time to tick off that bucket list by exploring some of the highlights of the island by night. We head to the beautiful Capital of Fira; an Instagrammer’s paradise. Enjoy a delicious local dinner with the famed Santorini sunset as your gorgeous backdrop. After, get stuck into a big Busabout night out with included welcome shots and revelry! - Breakfast included
Santorini to Ios
We depart in the morning for our penultimate destination: the truly stunning island of Ios. After a quick jaunt across the Aegean, we’ll arrive this afternoon in the final resting place of Homer (not Simpson). Get checked in, grab some lunch, and hit the beach where you can enjoy discounted water sports such as tubing, scuba diving, kayaking, or a free stand up paddle boarding taster––all thanks to your ever-trusty Busabout wristband! This evening we offer an optional raucous bar crawl to all of the best local watering holes. - Breakfast included
Ios is entirely yours today, so 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, where you’ll discover the beautiful hidden cove; the perfect spot 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 memories, same levels of Ios high jinks! - Breakfast included
Ios to Athens
As the sun rises over immaculate Ios it marks the end of our brief affair with the gleaming Greek isles. We check-out and depart this morning, making waves on our long voyage back to the cultural hub of Greece, Athens. Along the way, we’ll share a sea shanty or two and reminisce of the adventures had. We arrive into the capital in the early evening and prepare for our final night together. One last dinner is on the cards before we explore the local hangouts of the buzzing capital city! - Breakfast included
Today marks the end of our Greek island adventure, check-out is at 10am. Want to see more of Greece? Why not join the Busabout Greek Odyssey trip?
Frequently Asked Questions about the Greek Island Hopper (Fixed Itinerary)
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 Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in hostel and hotel multi-share..
You can upgrade to a you can upgrade to a private twin room (min. 2 people) from mytrip once you have made a booking. from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Spend the day beach hopping and celeb-spotting around the island of Mykonos
- Enjoy optional organised dinners and nights out on every island
- Head out on the ‘My Big Fat Greek Night’ and enjoy an evening of traditional Greek fun! Including a delicious dinner followed by Greek dancing and plate smashing
- Get sailing with the 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
- Get wet with 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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