Cycladic Discovery

Travel through Greece with stops in Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini, and discover the wonderful history and romantic atmosphere of this country's iconic cities and islands. From the beautiful volcanic caldera of Santorini to the hustle and bustle of Greece's largest city, you'll get a taste of it all on this 12-day journey.

Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you’ll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.

Location

Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini

Location:

Athens, Attica, Greece, Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece, Naxos, South Aegean, Greece, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

12  Days | 10  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Santorini to Athens
  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini
  • Fast ferry Athens to Mykonos; Hydrofoil Mykonos to Naxos and Naxos to Santorini
  • 1 activity included for 2020 departures:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

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Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel and check in.

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Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Head out on a morning sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Acropolis. Then spend the afternoon at leisure. Athens is home to countless restaurants and cafés, great shopping on Ermou and Kolonaki streets, and fascinating history.

Activity Included

  • The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Follow your expert guides as they take you for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you’ll continue on and pass by the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Next up is a comprehensive visit of the Acropolis to see architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the impressive Parthenon. End the tour with visit of the New Acropolis Museum.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Athens - Mykonos

After breakfast, head to Mykonos via fast ferry. Transfer to your hotel and check in, and spend the rest of the day at leisure to discover this cosmopolitan island.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 5 & 6

Mykonos: At Leisure

Enjoy two days on the famous island of Mykonos.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Admire the island's iconic windmills and chapels, or have a beach day on one of many golden-sand beaches: Platis Gialos, Ornos, Psarou or Super Paradise, to name just a few!

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 7

Mykonos - Naxos

Transfer to the port and travel via hydrofoil to Naxos, an island filled with a rich history and lore. Transfer to your hotel and check in, and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8

Naxos: At Leisure

Head out and explore the lush island of Naxos at your own pace.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: This island offers great hiking and walking, charming villages with excellent souvenir shopping and beautiful beaches. Relax on sunny beaches with turquoise waters, or explore the capital, Naxos Town (also called Chora), with a hilltop castle. Visit the Portara, a marble monument that was once a temple devoted to Apollo. As you explore the island, you may see sheep, goats and cows�be sure to sample fresh local cheese!
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Naxos - Santorini

After breakfast, transfer to the port and travel via hydrofoil to Santorini, a beautiful island with spectacular landscapes. Transfer to your hotel and check in, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 10 & 11

Santorini: At Leisure

Spend two full days on the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Santorini is a dream, with white houses dotting beautiful hillsides, a unique caldera and gorgeous colourful beaches. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Be sure to check out Oia's incredible sunsets.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 12

Santorini - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to Santorini airport for your local flight to Athens, where you will board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Attica, Greece
Polis Grand Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Hotel Erato(or similar)
Naxos, GR
Naxos Resort Beach Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Star Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Vienoula's Garden Hotel(or similar)
Naxos, GR
Porto Naxos Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Rose Bay Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
NJV Athens Plaza Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center(or similar)
Naxos, GR
Lagos Mare Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Costa Grand Resort & Spa(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Polis Grand Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Erato Hotel(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Naxos Resort(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Star Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel (or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Vienoula's Garden Hotel(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Porto Naxos(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Rose Bay Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
NJV Athens Plaza(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Lagos Mare Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Costa Grand Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)
Note: 1 infant, or 1 child (ages 2-11) allowed when sharing a room with 2 full paying adults.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 1 - October 20, 2020

Superior and Premium Accommodation
Please note the superior and premium accommodation categories are available for departures up to September 20, 2020

 

MORE TO KNOW

Brochure correction as of January 21, 2020:  Please note that the baggage allowance for the local flight is 20kg (not 23kg).

Book your vacation package at least 30 days before departure to secure your hotel in Greece, otherwise we’ll offer you similar accommodations.

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum:

  • Half-day morning tour
  • April to October
  • Daily service
  • English/French Departure at 8:45 am – return at 1:30 pm

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Fast Ferry: in numbered air seat
Hydrofoil: in Economy Class


Local flight (Mykonos to Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage 20 kg; 1 piece hand luggage 8 kg

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.